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Author Guy T. Montgomery ('09) with his wife, Genevieve.

Spine-tingling tales

Guy T. Montgomery’s (’09) first book is a collection of ghostly stories haunting historic Old Salem.

Author Bob Sitton ('59)

Film critic Iris Barry a ‘Lady in the Dark’

Drawing on letters, memorabilia and historical documentaries, author Bob Sitton (’59) reconstructs the life and work of pioneering film critic Iris Barry.

Deb Richardson-Moore book

The weight of mercy

“I was lied to, stolen from, screamed at and spit upon,” says Deb Richardson-Moore (’76), minister to the homeless.

Bergman: 'I revise sentences while I'm on barn duty.'

Winging It

New York Times reviewer has praise for ‘Birds of a Lesser Paradise’ by Megan Mayhew Bergman (’02).

Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt says the secrets to her family's business success were honesty, integrity, quality and service.

‘Finding Thalhimers’ and finding roots

Writing a book about her family’s business took Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt (’98) on a sentimental genealogical journey.

Bergman: 'I revise sentences while I'm on barn duty.'

Motherhood inspires author Megan Mayhew Bergman (’02)

Megan Mayhew Bergman (’02) explores modern motherhood, the ‘pull’ of biology, and animals in her new book of stories.

Harris: "I think most Americans have the vague sense they're being watched.'

Shane Harris (’98) wins Bernstein Book Award

‘The Watchers’ honored for excellence in journalism.


Habits of the Digital Age

The Scholar sits down to write, and all his years of meditation do not furnish him with one good thought or happy expression; but it is necessary to write a letter to a friend, — and, forthwith, troops of gentle thoughts invest themselves, on every hand, with chosen words.

Ralph Waldo Emerson was probably not exaggerating when he described those “troops of gentle thoughts” that came to him when he sat down to write a friend. Indeed, letter writing inspired him so much that it took more than 30 years for editors Rusk and Tilton to publish the hundreds of pages found in 10 volumes of Emerson’s letters.


Spy Talk

Shane Harris (’98) has been writing about intelligence and national security for 10 years. He is a senior writer at Washingtonian magazine and was a staff correspondent for National Journal. His book, “The Watchers: The Rise of America’s Surveillance State” (Penguin Books, 2011), highlights a dangerous paradox: the government’s strategy has made it harder to catch terrorists and easier to spy on the general public. It was named one of the best books of 2010 by The Economist.