Man." In vivid historical detail, this biblical
fiction weaves a rich tale of the Three
Wise Men and the people and experi-
ences that shaped
each man's journey to
find the Messiah.
dition to the forefront
and speaks to the
common struggles of
the day -- war, illness,
the treatment of
women, loss and love.
Faith, identity and love
underpin the story, inspiring readers to
search within themselves and ask, What
truly is the greatest gift of man?
the backdrop of a financial crisis spawned
by slumping enrollment, is the subject of
a new book by
umph, Crisis and
Despair at St.
sity," chronicles a
for the third-smallest
college in NCAA Divi-
sion I. Toolan had a
43-year career as a
newspaper reporter and editor, including
being the senior vice president and editor
of the Hartford Courant when it won the
Pulitzer Prize in 1999.
university had reaffirmed its commitment
to remain a Division I program.
season of men's basketball. It began with
injuries depleting the roster and resulted
in adjustments to the style of play. The
Bonnies were predicted to finish eighth in
the A-10 by league coaches. Granting
Toolan generous access, Schmidt, frank
and strikingly unvarnished, is the book's
onship and the crushing process that de-
nied the Bonnies an NCAA Tournament bid
are recounted in a manner difficult to
achieve in daily coverage of any season.
basketball story in a wider context.
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the voices of family through five genera-
tions, the young mag-
ically echoing the old.
He's witnessed the
world of anthrax and
America's cities on
fire, seen the impossi-
ble become all too
in the U.S., Mexico,
Colombia and Ja-
maica. He's been haunted by dreams that
spoke the truth and gave him new direc-
scenes took place in the course Physics for
Poets at St. Bona's in 1972. "At Sunset,
Facing East" is a compilation of selected
poems published over the last 40 years as
well as new poems written for this memoir.
land, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Heaven," along with
of Jim Petosa's transi-
tion to heaven, as well
as his wife's experi-
ence as the caretaker
medium and grief counselor Elizabeth
battle, he left the physical world. With
help from Williams, Frank Petosa says, Jim
is able to make contact from the other
side, bringing insights into a soul's contin-
ued existence outside a physical body.
the Frankfurt, Germany, book fair. The
book is available on Amazon.
anesburg school districts.
ries, each containing 101 words or less.
"Flashes of Lightning" is packed with sto-
ries about people, an
idea Tarpey believes is
essential to writing
successful fiction. The
characters ญญ both
likeable and despicable
ญญ have motives vary-
ing from healthy to di-
ters, such as a gun-tot-
ing monk, a dangerous hitchhiker, hit men
and a horse and a skunk.
grounds, bayou, a funeral home, churches
and a lawyer's office. The brief plots explore
the human condition, focusing on major
themes such as jealousy, greed and honor.
versal experiences ญญ bad first dates, job in-
terviews, family gatherings. Tarpey, who
lives in Northern California with his wife,
received a B.A. in English from St. Bonaven-
ture. The book is available in paperback on
SBU alumni, faculty and staff. Send a copy of
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