WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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hundreds of stories in print and on TV. Her husband, Dirk, a promi- nent allergist, led police to the body, only later to be convicted of her murder in a trial that exposed the doctor's double life. Rosencrance delivers the salacious details with the flair of a novelist. Partnering with Foley, who was the lead state police detective on the grisly crime, and drawing on exclusive interviews, Farmer has written a police pro- cedural that takes as behind the scenes as investigators cracked the case. Even as this more recent book was published, Greineder was still protesting his innocence. In 2013, the Supreme Judicial Court refused to overturn his life sentence. Faith Ed.: Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance, by Linda K. Wertheimer (Beacon Press, 2015) Remember the brouhaha five years ago over a field trip by Wellesley middle schoolers to the Roxbury mosque? Wertheimer, a veteran of education reporting for The Boston Globe and other publications, digs into that story and its after- math as part of her examination of how schools across the nation grapple with teaching about the world's religions. Through interviews with students, teachers, and administrators, and her own observations of classes, Wertheimer dissects curriculums across the country. Along the way, she offers slices of Wellesley life, some heartening and others disturbing. One Jewish girl recalls that as a third grader new to town a kid came up to her with a ruler — to measure her nose. Rebels in White Gloves: Coming of Age with Hillary's Class — Wellesley '69, by Miriam Horn (Times Books, 1999) "We're searching for more immediate, ecstatic, and penetrating modes of living. So our questions about our institutions, our college, our churches, our government, continue." The speaker was campus activist Hillary Rodham, and the occasion, Wellesley College's 1969 graduation. Her classmates, facing unpredictable futures in turbulent times, stood up and cheered. Drawing on interviews, Horn recounts the individual stories of these Wellesley grads, from childhood and college, through the challenges of navigating work and love with few sign posts to fol- low. As freshmen in 1965, they had expected to marry, live in the suburbs, and join the Junior League — and the college had encouraged them in these goals. But by the time of graduation, the protest movements of the era inspired many to seek alternative paths. Horn's sympathetic approach and the complex, often surpris- ing stories that emerge prove an antidote to the clichés and stereo- types that often surround depictions of women's lives. books "salacious details" 182 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6

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