Giulia Melucci ’88
I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti
Memoir / Grand Central, 2009
Melucci tells the story of her romances and the mouth-watering recipes she used to both seduce her men and console herself when they left. Throughout her remembrances are her mother’s recipes, and many she invented on her own, inspired by the men in her life.
Alexandra Avakian ’83
Windows of the Soul: My Journeys in the Muslim World
Photography / Focal Point, 2008
In gripping words and unforgettable images, Avakian draws readers into the Muslim world to meet friends, terrorists, leaders, and thieves. See page 30 for an excerpt.
Angela von der Lippe ’72
The Truth About Lou: A Novel After Salomé
Fictional Biography / Counterpoint, 2008
Von der Lippe translates the love letters between Rainer Maria Rilke and the biblical Salomé, a prolific writer whose life spanned several historic epochs: the end of the Russian empire, the Weimer Republic, and the rise of the Nazi Party.
Amy Nawrocki ’96
Poetry / Finishing Line, 2008
A mother-daughter relationship binds the collection, offering an intimate portrait of family life.