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Books & Recordings


I’m Nocturnal. How About You?
By Jennifer Sy Heger ’87
Windstorm Creative, 2008
The illustrated children’s book follows nocturnal animals from dusk until dawn.

By Thomas Perry ’74 (PhD)
Harcourt, 2008
Perry tells a tale of secrets and mystery, lies and loyalty. Fidelity is his 16th novel.

Passport to Your National Parks Companion Guides
By Randi S. Minetor ’88 (MA)
Falcon Guides, 2008
In the first three of a nine-volume series—North Atlantic Region, National Capital Region, and Southeast Region—Minetor offers a guide to collecting National Park Service cancellation stamps.

Ghosts in the Cemetery
By Stuart Schneider ’72
Schiffer, 2008
Schneider’s 19th book features cemetery photos, ghost stories, and a travel guide to haunted cemeteries in several states and Canada.

Letters of a Soldiers’ Chaplain
Edited by Theodore C. Doege ’58M (MD)
Self-published, 2008
As an Army chaplain in WWII, Doege’s father wrote 1,293 letters home. In this collection, Doege shares excerpts from that correspondence.

Music Theory from Boethius to Zarlino: A Bibliography and Guide
By David Russell Williams ’65E (PhD) and C. Matthew Balensuela
Pendragon Press, 2007
The book introduces readers to Medieval and Renaissance music theorists and reviews the scholarly work about them.

A Conservative Approach to Trading Options: Common Sense Strategies to Increase Income, Limit Risk, Protect Profits, and Leverage Resources
By Edward M. Wolpert ’59E, ’60E (MA)
Oconee Financial Planning Services, 2008
Wolpert, a financial planner after 33 years in higher education, shows how conservative investors can make use of options to their benefit while staying true to their investing principles.

John Fowles: Visionary and Voyeur
By Brooke Lenz ’98
Rodopi, 2008
Combining literary criticism and feminist standpoint theory, Lenz explores the portrayal of women characters in the fiction of Fowles, the author of The French Lieutenant’s Woman and The Magus. Lenz is an assistant professor of English at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora, Third Volume
By William Chapman Nyaho ’84E (MM)
Oxford University Press, 2008
Nyaho has contributed the third volume of a five-volume collection dedicated to the piano music of the African diaspora. The collection is designed as a supplement to keyboard literature courses.


God of Grace and Glory
Terry Yount ’80E (DMA) and Chris Dolske
Ligonier Ministries, 2007
Organist Yount and trumpeter Dolske perform pieces by Bach, Schumann, and others. Yount, a church organist and choir director, teaches at Rollins College and the University of Central Florida.

Joyful Noise
Juyeon Kang ’03E (DMA)
Fleur de Son Classics, 2008
Pianist Kang records works by Adler, Bach, Haydn, Brahms, Debussy, and Scriabin.

Singing the Faith: Living the Lutheran Musical Heritage
Richard C. Resch ’72E (MM)
Concordia Publishing House, 2008
Resch, executive producer, and Daniel Zager of the Eastman School’s Sibley Music Library produced the DVD about Lutheran hymn singing. The project includes performances by Resch, Craig Cramer ’83E (DMA), and Rick Erickson ’77E (MM).

The Devil is Defeated
Adam Kurtz ’01
Self-published, 2008
Kurtz recorded the 10-song, solo album in his home studio in Maine.

Books & 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 & Recordings, Rochester Review, 22 Wallis Hall, P.O. Box 27033, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627–0033; or via e-mail to: