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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

A Good Strong Girl, Nancy A. Wade

Bloodroot: The Daughter-Father Journal of an African-American Therapist, thandiwe D. Watts-Jones

The Sidekick, Lindsey Wells

My Mother's Choice: an End of Life Story, Robin Clifford Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

Elephant Tricks, Alzenira S. Amaral de Quezada

We Are New Animals, Frank Ard

Trepidation of the Spheres: Stories, Daniel R. Ball

Stories for the Page and Screen, Michael Barry

Swimming in Riches, Sandra M. Bauer

The Ravens of North Star, Elizabeth Beechwood


Art of Being Light, Erin Lyn Bodin


Garnets and Guardians, Shawna Borman

The Cost of Happiness, Magdalen Braden

A Complicated Grief, Melanie Joy Messenger Brooks

The Chronicles of Ambrose Wickes: Reveille, Joseph Carro


Coming to Terms, Kathleen Cerveny


ROTC-Land, Shane R. Collins


Sampaguita, Alexandria Delcourt

The Geography of the Captured: Selected Poems, Amin Esmaielpourzanjan


The Closest of Allies, Holly P. Evers

Reaping Joy, Patricia D. France


Chasing Freedom: A Novel Excerpt, Dallas Funk

Lines in the Sand: Reflections on Faith, Beauty, and Medicine, Carol Elisabeth Green

An Excerpt from MageFall: a FourFold Project Novel, Trevor Gulley

Enough to Wake the Dead and other Stories, Rachel Halpern