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Books and Beyond

  • Book cover showing crumbled ruins.


    Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich, Law’01, LLM’02

    In her 2020 debut novel, Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich, Law’01, LLM’02, introduced Enid Alger Kimble, a former lawyer and stay-at-home mom whose carefully crafted life belies a complicated past and an uncertain future. In Ruin, Bromwich’s 2022 sequel from Demeter Press, Enid is back, and her life is once again in disarray as she contends with midlife, divorce, single parenthood, and COVID-19.

  • Book cover showing a map of Africa with a carved head necklace on top.

    Sometime in Africa

    Neil B. Dukas, Artsci’83

    Not long after graduation, Neil B. Dukas, Artsci’83, hitchhiked across the length of Africa, filling three journals with the tales of his travels and “self-inflicted near-death experiences.” Almost 40 years later, those journals became the inspiration for Dukas’s memoir of his life-defining adventure. Sometime in Africa was released in May 2022 by Kaladar Books in San Francisco and is available on Amazon.

  • Green book cover with gold text – Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete by Elenore Schonmaier

    Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete

    Eleonore Schönmaier, Artsci’85, NSc’86

    Eleonore Schönmaier, Artsci’85, NSc’86, mixes intimate reflection with highly charged political and environmental issues to create the surreal feeling that winds its way through her fourth poetry collection, Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete, released in 2021 by McGill-Queen’s University Press. Schönmaier is also celebrating the release of the German translation of an older collection, Wavelengths of Your Song. Wellenlängen deines Liedes was released in Germany in time for the Frankfurt Book Fair last fall.

  • Book cover showing a hockey stick and puck in front of a vintage style microphone.

    The Legend

    Jean (Bangay) Mills, Artsci’78, MA’80

    Longtime sports reporter Jean (Bangay) Mills, Artsci’78, MA’80, honed her craft as a student, working as sports director at CFRC radio and writing for the Queen’s Journal’s sports section before spending a decade on the media bench for Curling Canada. Mills draws on those experiences in her third young adult novel, published in November 2021 by Red Deer Press. The Legend tells the story of a teenaged hockey player who finds a job as a radio sports reporter while recovering from an injury.

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