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Check This off Your List

In our seasonal authors roundup, find a gift for every kind of book lover.

By Elizabeth Cobb Durel
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It’s the holiday season and no matter what you celebrate, we’re betting that you will be buying at least one present. If one of your recipients is a bibliophile, we can help. This year, Emory alumni let us know that they have published financial textbooks, a guide to angel investing, sexy novels, demonic poems, and books on kindness. There’s a present here for everyone’s tastes, including your own.


Stretch Marks I Wasn't Expecting
“A detailed understanding of securities and derivatives is not expected of the average citizen or college student,” writes Bernard LaWyann Dillard 96G, “but basic knowledge concerning home ownership, mortgage types, and budgeting is.” Thus, Moneymatics: Where Money and Mathematics Meet, a textbook designed to teach personal finance within the confines of algebra came into being.

Described as a spiritual memoir on early marriage and motherhood, Stretch Marks I Wasn’t Expecting is the latest work by Abbie Sprunger 03C.

After her mother died, Laura Jack 04C became a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. The Compassion Code: How to Say the Right Thing when the Wrong Thing Happens is a compilation of her best advice on how to take advantage of opportunities for kindness. Read more on EmoryWire.

Karen Rands 85C wrote Inside Secrets to Angel Investing: Step-by-Step Strategies to Leverage Private Equity Investment for Passive Wealth Creation, a step by step guide detailing how to invest in private companies and entrepreneurs through the compassionate capitalist movement.

A Cat and Mouse Pact
Eileen Cooley 83G 87G, used her background as a psychologist, coupled with her experience as a widow, to write Newly Widowed, Now Socially Awkward, a book that is part memoir, part how-to guide. Read more on EmoryWire.

Matt and Millie, opposites in every way, learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully. And, in the process become best friends in A Cat and Mouse Pact, the latest from Nayera Salam 75G.

In Rubies from Burma, the debut novel from Anne Lovett 65C, Lovett depicts small town life and tender coming of age moments against the backdrop of sisterhood rivalry. Read more on EmoryWire.

Earning It
After late shifts in the emergency room, Dr. Ilene Benator 93C 02MR penned Hidden in Plain Sight, the first in The Schizo Series, a series of novels focusing on the “what-ifs” of medical science. 

Earning It: A Romantic Comedy (Stolen Moments) is the latest from Angela Quarles 89C, a bestselling author of time-travel, steampunk, and contemporary romance.

In his third poetry collection, PseudoPsalms: Sodom, award-winning horror writer Peter Adam Salomon 89C, explores the search for salvation.

The Final Lesson is the first installment in the Everybody Wants to Rule the World, the futuristic coming-of-age trilogy planned by author BJ Winfrey 93C. Read more on EmoryWire.

As a 13-year college advisor and a current coach who serves entrepreneurs, Marc Cordon 99C 09PH distills dense positive psychology concepts into Beyond Resilient, while referencing the ups, downs, and all-arounds of establishing his business as an example of what (not) to do.