CULTIVATING INTENT //
Create Space Independent Publishing,
Alex Maier ’15 chronicles his experiences while at NMU with 436 photos of the untouched nature of the U.P. and musings on the way the woods shaped his perspective on life. Available from FiveAcesMedia.net.
ASIAN AMERICANS IN MICHIGAN // Wayne State University Press, 2015
Editors Dr. Sook Wilkinson, incoming chair of the NMU Board of Trustees, and Dr. Victor Jew have assembled forty-one contributors to give an intimate glimpse into Michigan’s Asian-American communities, from a range of perspectives.
CIVIL WAR VETERANS BURIED IN MARQUETTE COUNTY // 2015
John Gorto ’74, ’76 investigates and catalogs more than 1,000 Civil War veterans’ grave sites in Marquette County. Available in Marquette bookstores or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MYSTERYVILLE: A UNION SOLDIER // Tate Publishing, 2015
The first book in a series for children ages 9-12 by Jeanyne Johnson ’88 tells the story of teenager Ashley, and Seth O’Hare, who lived more than 100 years before her, as she is transported back in time. Available from mysteryville.tateauthor.com
JIMLAND // 2014
This novella by Eric Krimmel ’82 tells the story of Jill and Jim in a fast-paced, dialog-driven story that is a funny and entertaining look at distinctly different characters as they engage in life-changing events. Available in print from Amazon or as an ebook for Apple, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble Booksellers.
RECOVERY TURNS RESCUE // Outskirts Press, 2014
Glen Morgan ’70 recounts the amazing true story of his daughter, Kristin Hopkins, who survived six days in an overturned car in a Colorado embankment without food or water and was rescued by a good Samaritan in this national news-making story. All royalties go to Kristin’s recovery efforts.
USING FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS IN ARCHIVAL APPRAISAL // Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014
University Archivist Marcus Robyns provides a practical and effective alternative to traditional appraisal methodologies and shows how archivists in other countries are successfully using functional analysis.
BLACK BEAR HUNTING, 2nd edition // Smith Publications, 2015
Recently named Best Book by the Michigan Outdoor Writers Association, Richard Smith ’72 has greatly enhanced the content from the 1st edition. It includes more than 200 photographs, techniques and tips for the hunter and behavior and habitats of the hunted. Now available as six separate ebooks as well.
WOLF’S MOUTH // Michigan State University Press, Feb. 2016
In 1944 an Italian officer is captured by Allied forces in North Africa and shipped to a POW camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. NMU English professor emeritus John Smolens tells the story of how the officer escapes and starts a new life in post-war Detroit, but gets caught between American justice and Nazi vengeance.
BAYOU DES ACADIENS (BLIND RIVER) // Les Editions Perce-Neige, 2016
Bilingual stories and prose poems from internationally known poet and NMU English professor emeritus Dr. Beverly Matherne.