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Spring 2013





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Campus book club chooses student memoir

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Jess Goodell, a former U.S. Marine Corps officer and current UB student, is author (with John Hearn) of “Shade It Black: Death and After in Iraq,” a memoir of her work volunteering in the Marine Corps’ mortuary affairs unit in Iraq. Termed “a courageous settling of accounts” by Publishers Weekly, the book is the spring 2013 selection for the University Life Book Club, which is sponsored by UB’s Division of University Life and Services. (Casemate Publishers, 2011)


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