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Arlen House, 64 pp, paperback, $14.95
Daphnis & Ratboy
Arlen House, 96 pp, hardcover, 29.95 (paperback $16.95)
By Jim Chapson '62
"Scholia" and "Daphnis & Ratboy" are both books of poetry. "Scholia" features brief commentaries on classical texts, with many of the poems in the collection making use of that form. "Daphnis & Ratboy" contains a sequence parodying the "Idylls of Theocritus," as well as individual poems on classical and contemporary themes. Jim Chapson '62, born in Honolulu and educated at San Francisco State University, teaches creative writing at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Available at Amazon.com and Syracuse University Press.
Slippahs, Slippahs, Where Did My Slippahs Go?
By Kris Matsuyama '84 Newbery and Patrick Newbery
Island Heritage Publishing, 32 pp, hardcover w/CD, $15.95
Climbing the mango tree? Surfing at Waimea Bay? Where could those slippers be? Look for the slippers and explore the wonders of Hawai'i while singing along with local musician Willie K., and Emma Krening and Mie Newberg Dunbar –the daughters of alumnae Joy Matsuyama '82 and Dawn Matsuyama '89 Dunbar. Kris Matsuyama '84 works as an art director/graphic designer in California. Available at local bookstores, Amazon.com and IslandHeritage.com.
The Icicle Story
By Michael Anthony Stiber
Crystal Lantern Press, 19 pp, $2.99 (iPhone app)
"The Icicle Story" is a tale of friendship, discovery and the journey of life for the child in all of us. Michael Anthony Stiber, father to Larissa '21, creates a wonderful children's story that has been transformed into an app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, complete with professional narration, animation and an original score by recording artist Makana. Available on iTunes.
Aloha for Carol Ann
By Margo Sorenson
Marimba Books, 32 pp, paperback, $8.95
Carol Ann doesn't want new friends, or palm trees or a warm breeze. She wants her old friends and her old school. How will she ever feel at home? Carol Ann finds out just what "aloha" means as she settles into her new school. Margo Sorenson taught Academy English at Punahou from 1982 – 1985. Available at www.marimbabooks.com, Amazon.com and at major bookstores.
By Robert Kawika Sheer '81
Enfantino Publishing, 120 pp, hardcover, $59.95
Award-winning artist Robert Kawika Sheer '81 takes readers on a shamanistic journey into the frame of his long-exposure photographs, featuring surreal, yet real images embodied with mana and no digital manipulations. Available at www.SpiritShadows.net.
The Well of Understanding
By Johonet Halsted '44 Carpenter
Sophia Press, 136 pp, hardcover, $19.85
Follow a little bird named Elvis and his friends as they search for the Well of Understanding. This fable for the New Age brings a message of hope, transformation, unity and peace. Johonet Halsted '44 Carpenter resides in Durham, NH. Available at www.wellofunderstanding.com.
The Right Kind of Revolution: Modernization, Development, and U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to the Present
By Michael E. Latham '86
Cornell University Press, 256 pp, hardcover, $69.95 (paperback $22.95)
"'The Right Kind of Revolution' is the best illustration yet of how 'modernization' can serve as a synthetic theme useful in studying America's encounter with developing societies during and after the Cold War." –Nathan J. Citino, Colorado State University, author of "From Arab Nationalism to OPEC." Michael E. Latham '86 is Professor of History at Fordham University and Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill. Available at Cornell Press.