Alumni CLASnotes Spring 2006
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Bookbeat

Recent publications from CLAS alumni

Mediterranean Women Stay Slim, TooMediterranean Women Stay Slim, Too

Eve Adamson (MFA, English, 1992) co-authored a new book, Mediterranean Women Stay Slim, Too, through Harper Collins with chef Melissa Kelly. The book, published in March, provides recipes, menu planners and an easy-to-follow plan for staying fit. On July 1, Beer: Domestic, Imported, and Home Brewed hits bookstore shelves. A food, pet and holistic health writer, Adamson has written more than 40 books and hundreds of magazine articles. She is also a contributing editor of Dog Fancy magazine.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward TulaneThe Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo (BA, English, 1987) published her fifth book in February, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, through Candlewick Press. The book has been movie optioned by the Oscar-winning producer of 1994’s Forrest Gump, Wendy Finerman. Dicamillo received worldwide notoriety for her first book, Because of Winn-Dixie, which won the Newbery Honor (first-runner up to the Newbery Medal) in 2001. Just three years later, in 2004, she captured top prize for The Tale of Despereaux.

In Brief

Café Con Leche Reading the Sopranos Romantically Challenged
Jack E. Fernandez (BS, Chemistry, 1951; MS, 1952; PhD, 1954) was a charter faculty member and is now a professor emeritus of the University of South Florida, where he published 50 research papers and five textbooks. After 45 years in chemistry, he has turned to writing fiction. His first novel, Café Con Leche, published in 2005, deals with the lives of four Cuban immigrants in the Latin community of Ybor City during the Great Depression, World War II and the Castro Revolution. His second novel will appear in 2006.

David Johansson (MFA, Creative Writing, 1983) teaches literature and film at Brevard Community College and recently published a chapter in Reading the Sopranos, a collection of essays about the HBO series, edited by David Lavery and published by I.B. Tauris.

Beth Orsoff’s (BA, English, 1989) first novel, Romantically Challenged, was published by Penguin Group’s NAL in April. The novel is a humorous tale of a 30-something Los Angeles entertainment attorney’s dating misadventures.

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