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Just in time for the 100th anniversary of
Thomas Merton's
birth, Ave Maria Press is
releasing a paperback version of "When
the Trees Say Nothing."
First published in 2003,
"When the Trees Say
Nothing" has sold more
than 60,000 copies and
continually inspires read-
ers with its unique collec-
tion of Merton's
luminous writings on na-
ture. The book, edited by
Sr. Kathleen Deignan, C.N.D., and illus-
trated by John Giuliani, is arranged for re-
flection and meditation.
Merton was a Trappist monk, author,
poet, social commentator, and perhaps the
most influential and widely published spiri-
tual writer of the 20th century. He served a
brief stint as a professor of English at St.
Bonaventure University in the early 1940s
that, though short, would prove pivotal to
his spiritual life.
Roger Corea, '65,
published his first
novel, "Scarback: There Is So Much More
To Fishing Than Catching Fish." "Scarback"
draws heavily on Corea's own experience.
The award-winning contemporary novel,
set in the 1950s, is based on the many col-
orful characters, places and events he first
discovered in the Italian-American neigh-
borhood of his youth. Its climactic scene
takes place during a Canadian fishing trip
similar to the annual expeditions organized
by his father and uncle. Corea's second
novel, "The Dusenberg Caper," a thriller
about the unexpected discovery of a long-
lost classic automobile, is set to hit shelves
this summer.
Writing is a natural outgrowth of Corea's
formal education. He earned a bachelor's
degree in English from St. Bonaventure and
completed post-graduate work in English at
the University of Rochester. Before entering
the business world, Corea taught English
literature at Canandaigua Academy and
Penfield High School, where he also served
as assistant football coach. Corea lives with
his wife, Mary Ann, in East Rochester. They
have three children and three grandchil-
Estelle Wade-Crino, '66,
explores the
secret life of dolls in her new children's
book "Who Lives in the Little Pink House?"
The book, which Wade-Crino wrote and il-
lustrated, tells the story of a group of dolls
who discover that new dolls are coming to
live with them, and that these dolls are dif-
ferent from them. All of us want to be
liked, and the dolls in the little pink house
are no different. Can the dolls, old and
new, overcome their differences and form
new friendships?
Wade-Crino is a
retired public
school teacher,
administrator, ad-
junct professor,
artist and writer.
She owns and
Pinewoods Cottage Bed and Breakfast.
With the encouragement of her friends and
family, she is exploring different avenues of
writing and storytelling.
Tom Calarco, '69,
has penned his sev-
enth book about the Underground Rail-
road, this time with the help of co-author
Don Papson. "Secret Lives of the Under-
ground Railroad in New York City" reveals
secrets about the leg-
endary network that have
been virtually unknown
for almost 160 years. It
centers on the little-
known Record of Fugitives
kept by abolitionist editor
Sydney Howard Gay from
1855 to 1856. It tells the
story of two men, Gay
and an obscure free black man named
Louis Napoleon, who devoted their lives to
assist fugitives from slavery.
Among the notables who share the pages
of the book are Frederick Douglass and Har-
riet Tubman. Included in the book are two
episodes of Tubman's exploits. One entry
written in the Record in 1856 has a sub-
stantial never-before-published summary of
Tubman's efforts to rescue her family from
slavery. The book also shows links of the
Underground Railroad that reached from
New York City into Western New York.
To learn more, visit www.secretlivesofthe-
JG "Greg" Faherty, '84,
Bram Stoker
Award- and ITW Thriller
Award-nominated au-
thor of such gripping
tales as "Carnival of
Fear" and "Cemetery
Club," released a new
novel in March. "The
Cure" is a dark urban
fantasy about a woman
with the power to heal
by laying hands. Only the gift comes with a
price: Every injury and illness she cures has
to be passed on to someone else. Faherty
has had four novels, seven novellas, and
more than 50 short stories published since
2005. His 2013 release, "The Burning
Time," used Olean and St. Bonaventure as
the basis for his fictional town of Hastings
Mills. You can follow him at www.face- and
Joseph C. English III, MD, '87,
of dermatology at the University of Pitts-
burgh, has led a team of academic derma-
tologists in producing the textbook "Skin
and Systemic Disease; A
Clinician's Guide" (CRC
Press, Taylor & Francis
Group, 2015). This med-
ical text will act as an im-
portant reference for
physicians trying to diag-
nose and treat patients
with skin symptoms that
may indicate systemic dis-
ease. It presents a comprehensive guide of
skin disorders, covering more than 100 con-
ditions and it features an authoritative cov-
erage of skin disorders by a team of authors
from one center.
English has published more than 150
peer-reviewed articles and authored several
book chapters on skin disease. This new
work represents 20 years of experience that
he has accumulated in the field of medical
Thomas Berry, '88,
has published his
third historical book, "Crosshairs." It is a
compilation of stories of
three veterans from the
Second World War. Put-
ting their individual stories
into historical context, he
traces their lives through
countless missions and
overwhelming odds.
Two of the men were
bomber pilots, dropping
their payload over German installations in
Europe during some of the most intense ac-
tion in the war. Don Malloy is shot down
over Germany and captured. His quest for
freedom led to several escape attempts
over the imposing Alps.
Bob McCauley's career took a different
path, as he completed more than 30 mis-
sions of his own. When he volunteered for
one final top-secret assignment, he was
taking a leap into the unknown: The proj-
ect, Aphrodite, was years ahead of its time,
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