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FICTION

Simon Philipe

By John Bruhwiler, Rhodes Professor Emeritus of German. Memphis: KerlakPublishing; 420 pp. $17.95
As Simon copes with life—including divorce and a lackluster job—he learns to love a woman who causes him to explore his past. In the meantime, Simon’s horses provide a release and give him strength.

Dark Shadows: The Salem Branch

By Lara Parker (Mary Lamar Rickey) ’59. New York: Tor Books; 288 pp. $12.95
Vampire hero Barnabas Collins has recently become human again and is trying to adjust to normal life in current-day Collinsport, ME. Among his troubles is falling in love with Antoinette, a woman whose daughter suffers from flashbacks to her previous incarnation as a Salem “witch” burned at the stake.

It’s Not the Heat

By Hadley Hury ’71. To be published in March 2007.
The 10 stories in this collection are primarily set in the South—many in and around Memphis—and examine with wit and spirit its people and the place.

NONFICTION

Playing with Fire: The Looming War with China over Taiwan

By John F. Copper, Rhodes Stanley J. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group Inc.; 280 pp. $49.95
An expert who has studied Taiwan for more than 30 years, Copper assesses various aspects of the U.S.-Taiwan- China relationship and discusses the possible result of “playing with fire.”

Chinese Theories of Fiction: A Non-Western Narrative System

By Ming Dong Gu, Rhodes Associate Professor of Modern Languages. Albany: State University of New York Press; 286 pp. $80
The author examines Chinese literature and traditional Chinese criticism; he discusses at length masterpieces such as the Jin Ping Mei (The Plum in the Golden Vase) and the Hongloumeng (The Story of the Stone).

The Bonhoeffer Legacy: Post-Holocaust Perspectives

By Steven Haynes, Associate Professor of Religious Studies. Minneapolis: Fortress Press; 256 pp. $22
The sequel to Haynes’ The Bonhoeffer Phenomenon, this book details Bonhoeffer’s relationship with the Jewish people before and after his death.

An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History

Coauthored by Prof. Michael LaRosa, Associate Professor of History. Armonk, NY: M E Sharpe Inc.; 176 pp. $74.85 cloth, $26.95 paper
This book explains Latin American development up to the modern day, illustrating the relationships of Latin American history, culture, economic development and geography. The principal researcher was Lance Ingwersen ’03.

Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in U.S.-Latin American Relations, second edition

Coedited by Prof. Michael LaRosa, Associate Professor of History, and Frank O. Mora of the National Defense University in Washington, DC, and former Rhodes Associate Professor of International Studies. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers; 345 pp. $75 cloth, $29.95 paper
LaRosa examines the U.S.-Latin American relationship dating from the 19th century to post-9/11. The book contains an essay by Lance R. Ingwersen ’03 about immigration from Latin America to the U.S.

The Limits of Alliance: The United States, NATO and the EU in North and Central Europe

By Andrew Michta, Rhodes Mertie W. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.; 192 pp. $65 cloth, $24.95 paper
Michta’s book details the geostrategic reconfiguration of northern and central Europe post-Sept. 11, 2001.

The Kurdish Nationalist Movement: Opportunity, Mobilization and Identity

By David Romano, Rhodes Assistant Professor of International Studies. New York: Cambridge University Press; 290 pp. $75 cloth, $29.99 paper
Romano focuses on the Kurdish case to make sense of ethnic nationalist resurgence while offering insights into Kurdish nationalism and socialmovement theories.

Guided by Dreams: Breast Cancer, Dreams and Transformation

By Rachel Gobbel Norment ’55. Richmond: Brandylane Publishers; 224 pp. $16.95
A professional watercolorist and 12-year cancer survivor, Norment reveals how knowledge gained through dream interpretation guided many of her decisions during treatment and recovery. She also discusses more than 50 of her personal dreams in the book, which includes seven full-color original drawings and paintings.