On the Shelf

KIM ALLISON, ’07, director of Breast Pathology at the UW Medical Center, wrote Red Sunshine, a memoir of her diagnosis of stage-three breast cancer and her transition from physician to patient.

ERICA BAUERMEISTER, ’84, ’89, wrote Joy for Beginners, a novel that follows a year in the life of seven women.

STEPHEN DENNIS, ’67, released his debut novel, Simone, a story of love and war, and of fathers and daughters.

CHRISTINE J. GARDNER, ’97, released Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns, a novel proposing how to use sex to “sell” abstinence.

DAVID GUTERSON, ’78, ’82, ’83, released his latest novel, Ed King, in October. The novel is set in 1962 Seattle.

GLENN HUGHES, ’72, ’76, ’79, published A More Beautiful Question: The Spiritual in Poetry and Art, which explores alternative forms of religious symbolism in today’s modern cultures.

KIM KIRCHER, ’93, ’94, a professional ski patroller and crisis management expert, published The Next Fifteen Minutes: Strength from the Top of the Mountain, a story of her husband’s illness and her experience as a ski-area professional.

KATHERINE MALMO, ’02, whose adventurous life was interrupted by a diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer, giving her a 10 percent chance of living five years, is now a five-year survivor and mother of two. She wrote Who in This Room: The Realities of Cancer, Fish and Demolition, a collection of creative nonfiction that describes a tale of the survival instinct that helps people re-emerge and engage with the world.

BERNADETTE PAJER, ’03, a graduate of UW Bothell, released her first novel, A Spark of Death: A Professor Bradshaw Mystery, set in 1901 on the UW Seattle campus in what is now Denny Hall.

KRISTEN UPSON-SAIA, ’96, has published her first book, Early Christian Dress: Gender, Virtue and Authority, the first full-length monograph on the subject of dress in early Christianity.

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