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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

Confluence: Where Motherhood and Story Meet, Andrea E. Lani

Sign of the Gypsy Queen, Thomas Morrissey

Waiting to be Filled with Rain, Casey Moynihan

The Last Valkyrie and Tales of Dyrfinna, Frank Nadeau

Plumes, Mary Heather Noble


Steady Song of the Heart: Memoir and Meditation, Susan Jean Perschbacher

Joe Fortuna, Tony Pisculli

I Was Human, Meg Reynolds

Making It Fly, Julia Welch Ridge


The Coded Lair, Julie Poitras Santos

Baby People: On Becoming the Woman I Never Knew I Wanted to Be, Katherine Sargent

Chasing Sheep, Chuck Smithson

Strange Monsters: Stories, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

The Midnight Thief, Emily Swartz

The Lost Colony, Andy Wales

An Excerpt from Mercenary's Trust, Johnathan Warner

Madder, Marco Wilkinson

Diagnosis, Renee S. Young