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The cover of the painting features the image of two women

In Nina Schuyler's (M.A., '03) first novel, "The Painting" (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004), a young woman escapes the confines of an unhappy marriage in Tokyo by painting memories of her true love on mulberry paper, an image which transforms the lives of two people when it winds up in a Paris import shop.



The cover of everglades forever features a scene of the everglades: water and tall plants

Photojournalist Cindy Karp (B.A., '73) captures an endangered ecosystem in "Everglades Forever: Restoring America's Great Wetland" (Lee & Low Books, 2004). The photo essay aims to inspire young readers to protect the grand natural area.


The cover of Coswell’s guide to tambralinga features a hand opening this book. The hand is also holding a cigarette

Scott Landers (M.F.A., '03) explores the changes that can happen when venturing into the unknown in "Coswell's Guide to Tambralinga" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004). The novel details the second honeymoon of Conrad and Lucy Shermer, who set off on separate adventures after a terrible fight.


The cover of giants, where have you gone features a giants uniform hanging in an empty lockeroom

"Giants: Where Have You Gone?" (Sports Publishing LLC, 2005) by Matt Johanson (B.A., '93) and Wylie Wong (B.A., '93) updates Giants fans on the lives of former players and includes commentary from Felipe Alou, Dusty Baker, Lon Simmons and Hank Greenwald.

The cover of get hired now features five different faces of potential employees, male and female and of various ethnicities

"Get Hired Now! A 28-Day Program for Landing the Job You Want" (Bay Tree Publishing, 2005), co-authored by business coach C.J. Hayden (B.A., 86), focuses on the components of a successful job search including staying motivated in the face of frustration and rejection.

The cover of tricksters in the madhouse features a chalk outline of a basketball play

In "Tricksters in the Madhouse: Lakers vs. Globetrotters, 1948" (University of Nebraska Press, 2004), John Christgau (M.A., '63), a former high-scoring forward for the Gator basketball team, takes readers back to a night in Chicago Stadium when a single game eclipsed the nation's racial divide



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