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Lucy and the Anvil


Lucy and the Anvil by Adam Kline ('94) and Brian Taylor

When a lonely anvil finally makes a friend, his own preconceived notions of friendship quickly prove him a failure. Only when an epic storm threatens to snatch Lucy away does the anvil realize his gift. A bedtime story for children three and up, Lucy and the Anvil takes charming note that while no one's good at everything, we're all good at something. And sometimes, one small talent makes all the difference in the world. This project, written by Adam Kline ('94) and illustrated by Scottish artist Brian Taylor, was produced independently through Kickstarter and printed in Michigan.

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HoneyVoiced, which is poet Jordi Alonso's first book, comprises poems inspired by the ancient Greek poet Sappho. Attracted to the sensuality of her work and her food imagery, Jordi made use of those characteristic themes in his own poems, constructing a long series of short poems based on her recovered fragments. To understand Sappho as clearly as possible, Jordi taught himself ancient Greek. (His embrace of languages began with a bilingual Spanish-English childhood and fluency in French. He has also studied Latin and Anglo-Saxon.) Sappho's fragments are not Jordi Alonso's only influence. He cites American poets H.D., Edna St. Vincent Millay, Billy Collins, and Melissa Stein as others who shaped his poetic interests.

Liberal Arts - Blu-Ray

When Jesse, a 35-year-old New York college admissions adviser, is invited to his Midwestern alma mater to attend his favorite professor's retirement dinner, he quickly falls back in love with the university life. But when he meets 19-year-old student Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene , Peace, Love and Misunderstanding), the bright, beautiful, book-loving daughter of his professor's friends, he suddenly finds himself caught in a moral dilemma: does he pursue a relationship with this kindred spirit, or does he break her heart and return to the "real world?" Written, directed by and starring Josh Radnor (Happythankyoumoreplease, How I Met Your Mother) and featuring Zac Efron (High School Musical), Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under), Allison Janney (The West Wing), and Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight), LIBERAL ARTS is a funny and poignant look at a life at the crossroads.

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Stained Glass of Peirce Hall

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A lavishly illustrated, full-color hardcover guide to the magnificent stained glass windows in Peirce Hall.  This book features each window in a two-page spread: a photo of the window and a comment by Kenyon faculty about the literary work it depicts. A beautiful gift for all Kenyon friends, family and alums.


What Happened to Joan?


In this mystery by Reed Browning, Connie Hayden and Shrug Speaker take on a new challenge as informal private investigators. When they accept a woman's entreaty to solve the two-decades-old disappearance of her daughter, Joan, conflicting leads pull them far from home in Humboldt, Ohio, a rural college town.