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were on a tour through America and she
was reading and discussing her first book,
"The Twelve Gifts of Birth," in schools,
shelters, hospitals and prisons. One of the
stories has a strong connection with SBU
as it features unconditional love demon-
strated by the late Fr. Mychal Judge, a
Franciscan friar and St. Bonaventure gradu-
ate. Other touchstone stories show how:
· A mother discovered deep strength
when she chose to save the life of a
· A destroyed garden led a family to see
more beauty
· A baseball team used imagination to
win the World Series
· An inner voice prevented a fatal
· A type of near-death experience
increased the author's faith
Learn more about her books at
"The P-Town Queen," the second novel
Ute Moennighoff Carbone, '78,
released in June.
Nikki Silva thinks she's blown up her life.
Divorced with funding for her shark
research cut off, she's moved back to
Provincetown to live with her father. Nikki's
written a grant pro-
posal funded by a
commission run by
her ex-husband Ned,
who would rather
not give money to
his ex-wife.
Marco Tornetti
wants to turn a
Newark spaghetti
joint into a trendy
bistro. His silent part-
ner, Fat Phil Lagosa, wants to use the place
to solicit questionable business deals.
When Fat Phil turns on Marco and has him
marked for a hit, Marco knows he's in too
Marco escapes the hitman and takes the
first bus out of the city. Marco figures that
Phil would never look for him in
Provincetown`s gay community. But when
he meets Nikki, he finds that pretending to
be gay isn't as easy as it would seem.
"The P-Town Queen," available as an e-
book, follows Carbone's debut novel,
"Blueberry Truth," released in 2011. A
third novel, "Afterglow," is due to be
released next year.
Dr. Michael Hannan, '66,
has published
"Scrambled Eggs." Though fiction, the
story is based on the oeuvres de fantasie
that Carl Fabergé created for Tsars
Alexander III and his son Nicholas II of
Russia. While currently only available to
Kindle users, a printed version will soon
follow. The story is
about the theft of
seven Fabergé
Imperial Eggs. It is
part of a series
involving an unlikely
team of misfits who
recover stolen art for
a finder's fee.
The team's leader is
Mick Keagan, former
fundraiser for the
IRA, former Boston
private school English teacher, and owner
of Beyond Good and Evil, an upscale inn in
Lake Placid, N.Y. Keagan is joined by Kelly
O'Neill, his one true love -- a fey, Irish
beauty -- who still lives in Ireland and now
works for Sinn Féin as a computer expert
and information analyst. The third and
most unlikely member of the team is Niles,
a former captain in 14 Intelligence
Company, a British Army special forces
unit, who served in Northern Ireland dur-
ing the Troubles. Finally, there is Teal, who
is hiding out with his 13-year old daughter,
Anjali, from his past in south Louisiana.
The novel begins with the theft of the
Danish Jubilee Egg in Paris, moves to New
York, Lake Placid, Woodstock, Vermont,
Chicago and south Louisiana before
returning to its conclusion at Beyond Good
and Evil.
St. Bonaventure faculty member
Kimberly Young's
first novel, "The Eighth
Wonder," is a tale about unexpected love.
As a psychologist,
Young has counseled
men and women
struggling with extra-
marital attractions
and understands the
emotional conflicts
endured by those
who deeply value
fidelity but still feel
the pull of falling in
love with another.
Those experiences led Young to craft
"The Eighth Wonder," a love story about
an ambitious college professor and an
older man. The story takes place in
Bradford, Pa., around the Kinzua Bridge
(once dubbed The Eighth Wonder of the
World) and includes factual settings
The main character, Dr. Nicole Benson,
35, has moved to Bradford from New York
City with her Ph.D. from NYU to be near
her ailing father and dreams of teaching at
an Ivy-League school; she meets an older
man, Tom Ryan, 43, married 23 years and
shattered after the death of his daughter
to leukemia.
Young is a professor of management at
SBU and an internationally known expert
on Internet addiction. "The Eighth
Wonder" is available at the St. Bonaven-
ture University Bookstore, online at and as an e-book. Learn
more about "The Eighth Wonder" on
Young's blog,
Christopher D. Stanley, Ph.D.,
sor of theology at St. Bonaventure, is edi-
tor of "Paul and Scripture: Extending the
Conversation," published by the Society of
Biblical Literature.
The book, which grew out of the Society
of Biblical Literature's Paul and Scripture
Seminar, explores
some of the method-
ological problems that
have arisen during the
last few decades of
scholarly research on
the apostle Paul's
engagement with his
ancestral Scriptures.
Essays explore the his-
torical backgrounds of
Paul's interpretive practices, the question of
Paul's "faithfulness" to the context of his
biblical references, the presence of
Scripture in letters other than the
Hauptbriefe, and the role of Scripture in
Paul's theology. All of the essays look at
old questions through new lenses in an
effort to break through scholarly impasses
and advance the debate in new directions.
Stanley is the author of "Arguing with
Scripture: The Rhetoric of Quotations in
the Letters of Paul" (T&T Clark) and "The
Hebrew Bible: A Comparative Approach"
(Fortress) and the co-editor of "As It Is
Written: Studying Paul's Use of Scripture"
(Society of Biblical Literature), among other