Emily’s Tears

Ian Minielly ’97 Psych. 


Twenty-five years after she’s adopted by her aunt and uncle, Emily learns of the death of her former foster father, who cared for her for two years when she was very young. She discovers more about the circumstances of her adoption in this slim novel, and then decides whether to attend the funeral and pursue a relationship with her former foster mother. Author and Southern Baptist pastor Ian Minielly and his wife, Stephanie, live on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; their personal experience as foster parents led him to write the book.


Wheat Country Railroad: The Northern Pacific’s Spokane & Palouse and Competitors

Philip F. Beach 

WSU Press: 2018 

Drawing heavily from early newspaper accounts and railroad documents and correspondence, this encyclopedic reference work describes in great detail the intense rivalry between Oregon Railway & Navigation Co., Union Pacific, and Northern Pacific in Eastern Washington from 1860 to 1910. The 368-page hardbound volume features 35 pages of notes and citations as well as more than 50 illustrations, including many images from Palouse regional historical societies.


Contemporary Irish Writing and Environmentalism: The Wearing of the Deep Greens

Donna L. Potts  

Palgrave Macmillan: 2018 

Potts, an English professor at WSU, explores how contemporary Irish writers, musicians, and artists have addressed as well as been influenced by the country’s environmental movement, which began gaining traction in the 1970s.


Dogs & Autism

Annie Bowes ’08 DVM 

Future Horizons, Inc.: 2018

Written by a veterinarian with autism, Dogs & Autism covers the basics of dog ownership. Annie Bowes uses common sense in her discussion of breeds, training, the role of the human-animal bond in our lives and cultures, dealing with pet death, and how dogs understand the sensory world of those on the autism spectrum.


Waterlogged: Examples and Procedures for Northwest Coast Archaeologists

Kathryn Bernick, Ed. 

WSU Press: 2019 

Sixteen experienced archaeologists, including WSU adjunct professor Dale Croes (’73 MA, ’77 PhD Anthro.), provide guidance on how to locate wet archaeological sites, outline procedures for recovering and caring for waterlogged artifacts, and share highlights of research findings.