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Michael Osadciw (BA ’93), photos by J. Adam Fenster

Osadciw, a longtime volunteer for the St. Joseph’s Day festival in Rochester, N.Y., self-published this slim but gorgeous coffee table book as a labor of love for the local Ukrainian community. As he wrote to At Buffalo, “This book was something I’ve wanted to do for a few years now to show off all that goes into pulling off the festival and to focus on the volunteers who make it happen.” (SSDC Inc., 2013)

Book cover of Stopping the Road: The Campaign Against Another Trans-Sierra Highway

Jack Fisher (BS ’97, MD ’62)

Fisher, professor emeritus of surgery at UC San Diego, references history, geology and local narratives as he relates his 50-year battle to stop the building of another road through the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada, the 400-mile mountain range that includes Lake Tahoe, Mount Whitney and the Yosemite Valley. (Sager Group, 2014)

Book cover of Skin Picking: The Way to Winter

Amy Aderman (MLS ’11)

Aderman’s self-published fantasy-adventure novel evokes the wintry worlds of “Narnia” and “The Snow Queen.” The tale follows Gerda and her twin brother, Kai, who becomes corrupted by a sinister sliver of mirror glass. (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013)

Book cover of The Exceptional Nurse

Donna Carol Maheady (MS ’81)

This collection of true stories features nurses who overcame significant odds on the job as they dealt with their own physical and mental disabilities. Maheady also includes practical tips on how to navigate the vocational rehabilitation system. (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014)

Book cover of Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America

James Ostrowski (BA ’80)

Drawing on 45 years in politics, law and the Liberty Movement for his latest book, Ostrowski aims to expose the “hidden premises” of American progressivism—as well as its main opponent, conservatism—and show how both have led to destructive national policies that ignore “true liberalism.” (Cazenovia Books, 2014)

Book cover of Modern Rome: 4 Great Walks for the Curious Traveler

Dianne Bennett (JD ’75) and William Graebner

Hungry to write more about the city they love, Bennett, a prominent Buffalo attorney, and Graebner, a widely published historian, follow up their 2009 travel guide “Rome the Second Time” with new itineraries, along with commentary that digs deep into four Roman neighborhoods. (Curious Traveler Press, 2013

Calling alumni authors

Send us your latest novel, mystery thriller, memoir, poetry collection, non-fiction or other published work! Mail a review copy to At Buffalo, 330 Crofts Hall, Buffalo, N.Y. 14260.