What To Read

If you’re looking for a good book to read by the fire this winter, look no further than your fellow Pacific University alumni. The following is an, admittedly, not comprehensive list of recent mass-appeal publications by Pacific University alumni. If you have a recent publication to add to the list, let us know!

The Damnable Legacy of a Minister’s Wife | By Gail E. Kretchmer MFA '09
A novel uniquely narrated from beyond the grave, exploring attachment, place and faith

Go Down to Silence | By Greg Belliveau MFA '11
A historical account alternately set in World War II Europe and modern America

I’ve Seen Dry and The Shallows of Jabbok | By Kent Elliott '70
Two historical novels set in Montana in the late 1800s

Kilned Again | By Pamela Mattson McDonald MAE '03
A mystery novel drawing on the art community, coastal culture and the environment of the Pacific Northwest

Shades of Venice | By Tonya Macalino '96
A urban fantasy series including “Faces in the Water,” “Stealing Lucifer’s Dreams, and, coming in October, “Portrait in Veronese Green”

Utah Reflections: Stories from the Wasatch Front | Edited by Sherri Hoffman MFA '13, Kase Johnstun MFA '11, and Mary Johnstun
A collection of stories capturing the history and culture of Utah


Meanwhile, the author-faculty members in Pacific’s master of fine arts in writing program also have been busy publishing. Check out a few of the new publications by MFA faculty.

The End of the Book | By Porter Shreve

If Not For This | By Pete Fromm

The Dead Lands | By Benjamin Percy
Coming February 2015

Paris, He Said | By Christine Sneed
Coming May 2015


UPDATE: We said it was an incomplete list, and we meant it! Thanks to alumni for writing in with more suggestions:

The Robot Scientist's Daughter | By Jeannine Hall Gailey MFA '07
Poetry, coming March 2015

Stop Feeling Tired and Stop Worrying About Your Health and Don't Let Them Psych You Out | By Dr. George "Doctor Z" Zgourides PsyD '89

Jukebox | By Gina Daggett '02

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015