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WC67 Authors and Creators

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Here's news about what our Sunshine classmates are up to!

Anne Drury Hall just published a book about why people should reread books assigned in college that were once considered "great books" but deemed no longer up to date. Anne asserts that these books are indeed still great, and are helpful in navigating our lives. She dedicates her book to three great teachers she had at Wellesley: Bob Garis, David Ferry, and Beverley Layman, now all deceased.

Where the Muses Still Haunt: the Second Reading. St. Augustine's Press, 2023.

Anne also wrote this essay about David Ferry.


Merilee Serrill Grindle reports, "After retiring from an academic career that I loved, I have been working on a biography of Zelia Nuttall, a pioneering anthropologist." The book is now published.

In the Shadow of Quetzalcoatl: Zelia Nuttall and the Search for Mexico’s Ancient Civilizations, Harvard University Press, 2023.

Merilee S. Grindle
Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development, emerita
Harvard Kennedy School


Kathy Gustafson Byers co-authored a book intended to raise awareness about policy practice and its relationship with the aims of the social work profession.

Policy Practice for Social Workers: An Ethic of Care Approach, Routledge, 2nd ed., 2023.


Vivian Witkind Davis wrote a memoir sharing her efforts to maintain emotional balance and survive her own health challenges while caring for her disabled husband, Jack.

Down on Court Five: Lessons Late in Life, Kindle, 2022.


Jeannette Grunhaus de Gelman's memoir is the story of Jeannette's parents' efforts and determination to survive as they journey from a shtetl in Eastern Poland to a new life in Venezuela.

On Sunny Days We Sang: A Holocaust Story of Survival and Resilience, Kindle, 2022.