NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
World War Z
An Oral History of the Zombie War
Max Brooks ’94, the author of the parody The Zombie Survival Guide (2003), tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts “as told to the author” by various survivors around the world. Surprisingly, in one of the accounts, Claremont serves as the setting for one of humanity’s last stands against the living dead.
Crown, 2006 • 352 pages • $24.95
Flirting with Monasticism
Finding God on Ancient Paths
In her first book, Karen Sloan ’98 weaves together two stories of love and commitment: her exploration of monastic spirituality set against the yearlong journey of a novice class of men preparing to join the Dominican order. Each step leads to new ways to pray, a deeper experience of Christian community and closer communion with God. The book also includes several stories based on Sloan’s years at Pitzer College and is illustrated by Lila J. Damico ’98.
InterVarsity Press, 2006 • 163 pages • $13.00
WINNER OF THE 2005 X. J. KENNEDY POETRY PRIZE
Landscape with Silos
Although her North Dakota roots provide the backdrop for some of these poems, Deborah Bogan ’90 now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she runs free fiction and poetry workshops for talented, overworked academics.
Seismologists say things are stable
but we know different.
Feel the laws?
They dog the heart like hunger
at the offramp, like drunks
at Union Station,
like rain that chants
no money. No money.
Texas Review Press, 2006 • 80 pages • $12.95