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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Alumni Publications

The Library provides information on alumni authored books and other materials as a service to our alumni community. To browse titles by fellow alumni, search alphabetically by last name or by class year.

Recent Alumni Publications

Circles by Boy Named Banjo: Barton Davies, C'2016 and William Reames, C'2016.

Barton Davies, lead vocals, acoustic banjo, electric banjo ; Ford Garrard, electric bass, upright bass, background vocals ; Sam McCullough, drums, percussion, background vocals ; Willard Logan, electric guitar, background vocals, mandolin ; William Reames, lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica.
Only you know -- Feel for you -- Too close -- Circles -- Where the night goes -- Keep lying to me -- Go out dancing.

Monsoon Daughter by Mandy Moe Pwint Tu, C'2021.

Wade through the waters that have cascaded out of Mandy Moe Pwint Tu’s debut chapbook, Monsoon Daughter. A love letter to the poet’s home country of Myanmar, mixes with condemnation of the ensuing military coup. It also explores family and how their memories refuse to be washed away with the tide.

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The Art of Papercraft by Helen Hiebert, C'1987.

Paper artist and teacher Helen Hiebert compiles a one-of-kind collection of 40 unique projects, each using just one sheet of paper. Combining decorative paper techniques like marbling, stamping, and stenciling  with dimensional techniques like origami, cutting, folding, quilling, stretching, weaving, and pop-ups, The Art of Papercraft offers a rich variety of projects that will delight crafters, artists, and designers alike, including paper votive lights, pop-up cards, folded paper gift boxes and envelopes, woven paper wall hangings, miniature one-sheet books, and much more. Every project is beautifully photographed and accompanied by step-by-step visual instructions. Guidance on selecting tools, materials, and paper selection; in-depth technique instructions; and profiles of contributing paper artists make this a rich and practical celebration of papercraft.  

Josey Johnson's Hair and the Holy Spirit by Esau McCaulley, C'2002.

When Josey wonders why people are so different, Dad helps her understand that our differences aren't a mistake. In fact, we have many differences because God is creative!Josie is spending the day with Dad--getting her hair braided at Monique's Beauty Shop, and picking out a new red dress for Sunday. Because Sunday is Pentecost! In the process, she learns to celebrate the differences she sees all around her as part of God's plan for his creation.Children and the adults who read with them are invited to join Josey as she learns of God's wonderfully diverse design. Also included is a note from the author to encourage further conversation about the content.Discover IVP Kids and share with children the things that matter to God!

Unrivaled: Sewanee 1899 by Norman Jetmundsen, C'1976.(Written, Produced, Director by);David Crews, C'1976.(Produced & Directed by); Aubrey Black, C'2022.; Marichal Gentry, C'1986.; Kate Gillespie, C'1997.; Amelia Koch, C'2013.; Lloyd Lochridge, C'2012.(Hi

In 1899, Sewanee's football team embarked on a 2,500 mile train ride spanning seven states. In a six day period, they played 5 games, against teams such as Texas, Texas A&M, LSU and Georgia, and emerged from the trip undefeated. This film chronicles the incredible story of the Iron Men of 1899 and their historic season. 

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We Are All K.C. Hall by Cameron McVey, C'1989.

K.C. (not her birth name) had a crappy childhood. Her father died in a convenience store robbery a few years ago. Now she's about to become a big time movie star. Fingers crossed. But first, she'll have to deal with her estranged mother who just wrote a book. Join her as she avoids the paparazzi, makes peace with her past, makes some new friends and maybe, just maybe, gets the big break she needs.

A Crooked Tree by Una Mannion, C'1987.



The Kate O’Brien Award was established in 2015. It celebrates new Irish writing by a female author. It was established by the organising committee of the Kate O’Brien Weekend to celebrate Irish Women’s Writing in memory of Kate O’Brien. It is an honorary award which celebrates debut Irish fiction; this award is a great affirmation for the debut winner and a recognition of the literary quality of the book. There is a presentation to the winner at the Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien.

It is an award presented for debut book which could be either a book of short stories or a novel. The competition is open to debut female writers so long as they are Irish. There are no age or geographic limitations. The shortlist is announced at the beginning of January and the shortlisted authors are invited to the Festival, where the winner is announced.

A haunting, suspenseful literary debut that combines a classic coming of age story with a portrait of a fractured American family dealing with the fallout of one summer evening gone terribly wrong. "The night we left Ellen on the road, we drove up the mountain in silence."  It is the early 1980s and fifteen-year-old Libby is obsessed with The Field Guide to the Trees of North America, a gift her Irish immigrant father gave her before he died. She finds solace in "The Kingdom," a stand of red oak and thick mountain laurel near her home in suburban Pennsylvania, where she can escape from her large and unruly family and share menthol cigarettes and lukewarm beers with her best friend.  One night, while driving home, Libby's mother, exhausted and overwhelmed with the fighting in the backseat, pulls over and orders Libby's little sister Ellen to walk home. What none of this family knows as they drive off leaving a twelve-year-old girl on the side of the road five miles from home with darkness closing in, is what will happen next.  A Crooked Tree is a surprising, indelible novel, both a poignant portrayal of an unmoored childhood giving way to adolescence, and a gripping tale about the unexpected reverberations of one rash act.

The inclusion of these publications on this page is not an endorsement of the contents or values expressed in the materials. The book descriptions have been provided by the publishers and should not be considered a review of the book.