authors & editors

Summer 2013

Stephanie (Fiato) Monahan ’00
Stephanie (Fiato) Monahan ’00
33 Valentines
Entangled Edge, 2013

Although it is the shortest month, February means nothing but trouble for Sophie, who desires a year without the dreaded month and definitely a year without Valentine’s Day. Finally, she pledges to make a change, starting with revealing her true feelings to her best friend, Sam. With some misfortune and wild family surprises, Sophie has a harder time turning her life around than she anticipated.

 
Amy Brill ’92
Amy Brill ’92
The Movement of Stars
Riverhead Press, 2013

Inspired by the true work of Maria Mitchell, the first professional female astronomer in America, The Movement of Stars takes place in 1845 and follows Nantucket Quaker Hannah Gardner Price, who grows up in a community where a woman’s duty is marriage and motherhood. Yet, in the privacy of her rooftop, Hannah dreams of discovering a comet. Drawn to the young and ambitious Isaac Martin, who shares her love of stars, Hannah becomes his teacher and, through their relationship, learns about the meaning of work and love.

 
Deborah Tannen ’66, with Anna Marie Trester
Deborah Tannen ’66, with Anna Marie Trester
Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media
Georgetown University Press, 2013

Education and communication are increasingly experienced through electronic media, including Facebook, Twitter, blogging and the like, altering our daily interactions with others. In Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media, Tannen and her co-editor, with the help of top scholars, work to discover the role of English on the
Internet and observe how language is used and created by these new media outlets.

 
Justin R. Garcia ’07, MS ’09, PhD ’12, with Peter B. Gray
Justin R. Garcia ’07, MS ’09, PhD ’12, with Peter B. Gray
Evolution & Human Sexual Behavior
Harvard University Press, 2013

Sexual practices and customs that we take for granted, such as the need for clothing and privacy, might be looked upon as strange by others outside our species. Evolution & Human Sexual Behavior is a thought-provoking experiment that examines human sex practices from the point of view of our primate counterpart, the chimpanzee. Garcia and his co-author detail the biological and behavioral process that occurs when sexual emotions are aroused and document the evolution of human sexuality.