Check out these wonderful reads penned by Shenandoah Alumni!
Elaine Morrison Foster ’47
“Stories in Stained Glass”
Stories in Stained Glass presents the history and artistry of the glorious windows at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC.
Thomas Coffman ’47
“Sarah, A Christmas Story”
Sarah: A Christmas Story is about that donkey, and what she might have been thinking during the days she carried this special Mother with Child from Nazareth to Bethlehem.
Thelma Mitchell King ’49
“Men of Steel” and “The Bloody Road to Victory”
Call King at (856) 235-4966 to order her books.
Bryan Speed ’50
“Little Bent Cedar”
A small cedar tree sprouts from a seed and begins to grow in a valley where there are no other trees. Brown Cow comes too close and crushes the little tree with his hoof. No matter how hard Little Bent Cedar tries to stand straight, she grows with a bent trunk.
“A Friend for Henry”
A small boy named Henry gets a new friend who starts living with him at his house. The new friend Ralph turns out to be very messy. Lern how Henry and his Mom cope with the situation.
Janet Nuzum Myers ’60
“Critter Jokes & Riddles”
Almost every critter and creature that walks, hops, flies, swims, or slithers is part of this merry menagerie of jokes and riddles.
“Spooky Creature Riddles”
Be afraid…be very afraid: these creature feature jokes are so funny you might die laughing.
“Strange Stuff: True Stories of Odd Places and Things”
Kids love to contemplate strange stuff. Quicksand is right up there with Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle, meat=eating plants, the lost continent of Atlantis, wolf children, voodoo and zombies, scorpions and tarantulas, black holes, and more.
“Water Wonders of the World: From Killer Waves to Monsters of the Deep”
There is much we do not know about what goes on below the surface of lakes and oceans.
You can contact Myers for more information at JNMyers64@gmail.com.
Barbara Cramer Crouse ’66
“Letting God Happen: A Story for Personal or Group Study”
Martha Cramer is bleeding to death, but fights passionately for her right to refuse a simple surgical procedure that could save her life.
“The Whole Summer to Practice”
After a terrible car accident, up-and-coming young musician Sarah Anderson finds her hopes and dreams totally shattered as one setback after another threatens to destroy her career goals.
Purchase “The Whole Summer to Practice”
Clara Bowman-Jahn ’70
“Edmund Pickle Chin, A Donkey Rescue Story”
Edmund, the main character, is an abused donkey who is the first of many animals to call Evermay Farm, a small rescue in central Georgia, home. Based on a true story. Co-authored by Susan April Elwood.
Purchase “Edmund Pickle Chin, A Donkey Rescue Story”
“Annie’s Special Day”
Kids will love watching the clock with Annie as her special day unfolds and her friends join her for a slumber party that is so much fun she doesn’t want to miss a minute of it. Co-authored by Susan April Elwood.
Purchase “Annie’s Special Day”
Ronn Harris ’72
“Ira, Living with an Angel”
Betty Kilby Fisher ’86
“Wit, Will & Walls”
“Wit, Will & Walls” is a powerful epic of an African American family’s struggle for equality.
Marilyn Sydlo Guadagnino ’87, ’88
“The Living Stress Free Bible: 20 Techniques to Make Your Life Less Stressful”
“The Living Stress Free Bible” contains 20 innovative techniques, plus 26 bonus practices to help you not only manage your stress but reduce it and prevent it from interfering with your life. Based on Marilyn’s 30 years of clinical expertise and the foundational teachings of Living Stress Free Inc, the methods taught in this book will offer you the experience of being in a wellness seminar, yoga class, life coaching meeting, psychotherapy session, and mindfulness retreat all rolled up into one complete, inspiring collection of strategies designed to help you feel better and do better right now.
Gail Huntley ’00
“Blunt Force Winds”
One day Gail Huntley’s father tells her they are moving off the farm she loves. That move lands her in an environment of cruelty and danger, which forces her to seek refuge in the woods.
Follow the rich traditions of the Long Lake settlers throughout this book as they battle fire, wind, treachery, disease, and local politics.
“Conquering the Wild”
In a land where danger lurks over the next knoll, we see how Lydia Stanton, Betsey Sargent, and Christine Keller take the reins of Long Lake, NY.
April Bower White ’01
“Destination Hope: A Travel Companion When Life Falls Apart”
Destination Hope: A Travel Companion When Life Falls Apart offers camaraderie and a beacon of hope for women who feel alone in loss, struggle, or change of circumstance. This book is not a self-help book filed with platitudes from people who think they have life figured out. Instead, Marilyn Nutter and April White link arms with the audience and encourage their readers through stories of their own hardships in widowhood and chronic illness. Readers are encouraged to see loss and hardship as part of life’s journey and are constantly reminded to turn their gaze upwards, to the Purveyor of Hope. Within the pages of Destination Hope comes a sisterhood, a bond, that can be formed only through the mutual understanding of loss and the need to find hope among hardships.
Kristina Cotis Hamlett ’05
“She Lives Here”
Kristina Hamlett’s debut collection of poetry and prose, She Lives Here, moves toward a jubilant celebration of womanhood, Blackness, strength, and finding your own kind of joy. Rewriting the narrative of one’s life is not always easy, especially when faced with racism, sexism, and religious dogmatism, but as she moves as a young girl from a Haitian community in Queens to Virginia, Kristina throws out the rules that try to dictate her life story and rewrites her narrative. Each section of this collection is juicy and lush with memory, ancestry, mangoes, avocados, dance, and love.
George Hewan ’05
Haiku poetic form is a Japanese tradition that include three lines.The first line include five syllables, seven in the second, and five in the third. In this book you will experience culture and the rich experiences of people in South Africa and Eswanti through poetry.
“Scenes from Mexico, Central, and South America”
In this book you will experience information about people throughout Latin America. Reading can help scholars gain awareness around culture, tradition, and celebration. Reading can help remove bias, stereotypes, and assumptions for people of color.
Jeremy Scott Blaustein ’06
“The Home for Wayward Ladies”
Fresh out of Mackinaw Conservatory’s School of Theater, Eli, Hunter, and Nick have relocated to Manhattan’s Upper-Upper West Side bound by an oath that friendship shall conquer all.
Michael Drummer ’06
“Dark Matter Syndrome: The Awakening (Volume 1)”
For millennia, they have stared through the invisible force separating their world from ours, and grew hungry. Now, they’ve found a way through.
Nadine M. James ’07
“Memoir Your Way- Telling your story through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and More”
Wondering how to create a lasting record of your travels, your career, or life lived in art? The book shows the reader how to create a memoir-a verbal or visual record of your life experiences that can be shared with family, friends, or even the larger public.
Ashley Culberson ’12
Children’s book that addresses the tough topic of breast cancer in a manner that children can understand.
To purchase a copy email Ashley. A portion of all proceeds goes to breast cancer needs in West Virginia.
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