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Books and Recordings


The Winter Rose
By Jennifer Donnelly ’85
Hyperion, 2008
The second novel in Donnelly’s “Tea Rose” trilogy, The Winter Rose follows a young physician in turn-of-the-20th-century London who finds herself attracted to an East End gangster rather than her aristocratic fiancé. Donnelly won the Carnegie Medal and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for her young adult novel A Northern Light.

Mark Twain and Metaphor
By John Bird ’86 (PhD)
University of Missouri Press, 2007
Bird, a professor of English at Winthrop University and editor of the Mark Twain Annual, explores Twain’s use of figurative language.

Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz and Literature
By Sascha Feinstein ’85
Indiana University Press, 2007
Writer, editor, and saxophonist Feinstein explores the relationships between music and language through a series of conversations bringing together poets, musicians, writers, and record producers. Among those featured in the book are artists such as Amiri Baraka and Jayne Cortez, music critic Gary Giddins, poet Philip Levine, and musicians Bill Crow and Fred Hersch.

Someday My Prince Will Come
By Jerramy Fine ’99
Gotham Books, 2008
Subtitling her book, “True Adventures of a Wanna-Be Princess,” Fine recounts her lifelong ambition to become a bona fide princess by marrying a member of the British royal family.

Medicine’s Moving Pictures: Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television
Edited by Leslie J. Reagan, Nancy Tomes, and Paula A. Treichler ’71 (PhD)
University of Rochester Press, 2007
A volume in the Rochester Studies in Medical History series, the book features original essays by media scholars and historians of medicine that explore the history of health-related films.

The Plane to Lisbon
By Nicholas Dan Richie ’61
Inkwater Press, 2007
Richie shares memories—both poignant and humorous—from four decades of travel.

El Tigre
By John Manhold ’41
Shoot Magazine, 2007
Manhold’s first novel follows the Prussian-schooled wanderer known as “El Tigre,” who, among many conflicts, finds himself at the founding of the republic of Texas and the state of California.


Quartsemble: Tango
By Quartsemble
Self-produced, 2007
The first recording from Quartsemble—Karine Stone ’95E, ’97E (Mas) (violin), An-Chi Angel OuYang ’95E (Mas) (violin), Marc Anderson ’04E, ’06E (Mas) (viola), Gaelen McCormick ’92E (double bass), and Diego Garcia (cello)—features traditional Argentine tango music and the music of Astor Piazzolla. Stone, Garcia, and McCormick also are faculty members at the Eastman Community Music School.

Variations: Three Centuries of Solo Keyboard Variations
By Jane Solose ’91E (DMA)
Eroica Records, 2007
The CD by Solose, an associate professor of piano at the Conservatory of Music & Dance at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, features works by Purcell, Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Herz, and Liszt.

Beata E. Golec: Pianist and Composer
By Beata Golec ’05E (MM)
Blackdog Records, 2007
Golec, who is pursuing a doctorate at the Eastman School, performs her original compositions as well as work by Zaimont, Pärt, and Mozart.

By Nexus
Nexus Records, 2007
The Toronto-based percussion quintet—featuring Bob Becker ’69E, ’71E (MM) and Bill Cahn ’68E—plays original arrangements of songs by Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu.

Books and Recordings is a compilation of recent publications by University alumni, faculty, and staff. For inclusion in an upcoming issue, send the work’s title, publisher information, author, and author’s class year, along with a brief description, to Books and Recordings, Rochester Review, 147 Wallis Hall, P.O. Box 27033, University of Rochester, NY 14627-0033;or via email to: