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Ex libris April 2021

Ex libris April 2021

graphic of the cover of The Art of Losing ItRosemary Keevil, Artsci’77, is the author of The Art of Losing It: A Memoir of Grief and Addiction. When her brother dies of AIDS and her husband dies of cancer in the same year, Rosemary is left on her own with two young daughters and antsy addiction demons dancing in her head. This is the nucleus of The Art of Losing It: a young mother jerking from emergency to emergency as the men in her life drop dead around her; a high-functioning radio show host waging war with her addictions while trying to raise her two little girls who just lost their daddy; and finally, a stint in rehab and sobriety that ushers in a fresh brand of chaos instead of the tranquility her family so desperately needs. 

 

 

 

graphic of the cover of Jonathan Edwards and the Stockbridge Mohican IndiansRoy M. Paul, Artsci’85, (Th.D., Golden State School of Theology), shines a spotlight on Jonathan Edwards, the American revivalist activist-preacher and theologian who brought Christianity to the Mohican (Algonquin) population in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and advocated for their rights at the same time. Jonathan Edwards and the Stockbridge Mohican Indians: His Mission and Sermons includes a history of the Mohican peoples and a biography of Edwards, as well as an analysis of his sermons, most of which had not yet been published.

 

 

 

graphic of the cover of In Her Own FootstepsD.J. (Dave) Richardson, Artsci’86 (JD), is the author of In Her Own Footsteps: Flora Ross and Her Struggle for Identity and Independence in the Colonial West, a novel based on a true story. Flora Ross worked as a nurse in the midst of the British/U.S. “Pig War” of 1859, married its American instigator, and then had to find the means to escape an abusive marriage. The book began as a 1985 Queen's history research paper on the San Juan Island boundary dispute. The discovery of Flora’s wedding announcement in an 1859 newspaper triggered a need to view these events of west coast history through Flora’s eyes. This is the first of a planned trilogy about her life. 

 

 

 

graphic of the cover of Pound On!Robin Rotenberg, Artsci’79, Ed’80 (Law, Western) is the author of Pound On!! From the Glass Slipper to the Glass Ceiling. This book explores real ways to effect change, lead with determination, and support women in the workplace. Featuring a collection of stories from female trailblazers at the top of their game in a variety of industries, “Pound On!!” defines what it means to be an alpha woman and offers a road map on how to become one.

graphic of cover of Queen's Alumni Review, issue 1, 2021