Alumni Books of 2021 – UC Davis



In Peter Easter Frog (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2021), Erin Dealey ’70, Cred. ’72, introduced a bunch of animal friends who want to do what the Easter Bunny does.

Elana K. Arnold, M.A. ’98 offered The House That Wasn’t There (Walden Pond Press, 2021), a book for middle grade readers about a new friendship between next-door neighbors.


Craig Wilson ’69, J.D. ’72, wrote his debut novel, Kesterson: An Environmental Thriller (Gatekeeper Press, 2021), about a real-life California environmental disaster.

Inspector Lu Fei looked for clues to a brutal murder in rural Northern China in Thief of Souls (St. Martins/Minotaur, 2021) by Brian Klingborg ’90.


Gabrielle Myers, M.A. ’08, explored food production in her poetry collection, Too Many Seeds (Finishing Line Press, 2021).


The Commission (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2021) edited by Jeanne DeFazio ’74, offered a collection of reflections on the impacts of the pandemic, wildfires and racial violence through a theological lens.

Jason Warburg ’84 self-published The Remembering: Reflections on Love, Art, Faith, Heroes, Grief and Baseball in 2021 — collecting his own personal essays written over a period that saw the loss of his mother and father and his job, and then a global pandemic.


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