Escape The News

University presses publish all types of books that may be just what you need to take your mind off the news of the day, from history to novels and poetry, memoirs and regional titles, guidebooks for those walks you’re taking at 6-feet distances, and more! Below find some recommendations of what UPs are reading today. Many can be ordered directly from the publisher, or shop some of  these titles on >

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The Man in Song: A Discographic Biography of Johnny Cash
John Alexander
Print ISBN: 9781682260517; Ebook ISBN: 9781610756280
University of Arkansas Press
The first biography to examine Johnny Cash’s incredible life through the lens of the songs he wrote and recorded.

Gold Dust: A Novel
Ibrahim al-Koni and Elliott Colla
Print ISBN: 9789774169694; Ebook ISBN: 9781617970696
American University in Cairo Press
“Imagine Cormac McCarthy’s savage lyricism in a Paul Bowles desert landscape and you begin to enter the bleakly beautiful world of this mesmerizing, fable-like novel.”—The Independent

A Brief History of Fruit
Kimberly Quiogue Andrews
Print ISBN: 9781629221618; Ebook ISBN: 9781629221632
University of Akron Press
2018 Akron Poetry Prize winner and Kimberly Quiogue Andrews’s full-length debut, in these poems we are shuttled between the United States and the Philippines in the search for a sense of geographical and racial belonging.

Voices from the Ape House
Beth Armstrong
Print ISBN: 9780814255711; Ebook ISBN: 9780814255711
Ohio State University Press
An insightful and sensitive memoir by an influential gorilla keeper and wildlife conservationist about her career at the Columbus Zoo.

The Red Chesterfield
Wayne Arthurson
Print ISBN: 9781773850771; Ebook ISBN: 9781773850795
University of Calgary Press
Gangsters. Yard sales. Politics. A severed foot. Family. How far is one person willing to go to issue a bylaw ticket?

Dancing Man: A Broadway Choreographer’s Journey
Bob Avian, With Tom Santopietro
Print ISBN: 9781496825889; Ebook ISBN: 9781496826985
University Press of Mississippi
The ultimate insider’s scoop on the most popular shows in Broadway history.

The New Anthology of American Poetry: Beginnings to the Present (3 volume set)
Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, and Thomas Travisano, Editors
Print ISBN: 9780813554419
Rutgers University Press
A Choice magazine “outstanding title”, featuring over 1800 poems, along with introductions and notes, this three-volume set offers the most compelling and wide-ranging selection from the nation’s beginnings to the present day; also available in individual volumes.

Digital Reason
Jan Baetens, Ortwin de Graef, and Silvana Mandolessi
Print ISBN: 9789462702066
Leuven University Press
Multidisciplinary approach to digital culture.

Basho’s Haiku Selected Poems of Matsuo Basho
Matsuo Basho, Translated and Introduction by David Landis Barnhill
Print ISBN: 9780791461662; Ebook ISBN: 9780791484654
State University of New York Press
A wonderful new translation of the poetry of Basho—Zen monk, poet of nature, and master of the haiku form.

Words Like Thunder
Lois Beardslee
Print ISBN: 9780814347485; Ebook ISBN: 9780814347492
Wayne State University Press
Contemporary Native American poetry and prose that celebrate the successes, while acknowledging ongoing challenges.

Finding Dora Maar: An Artist, An Address Book, A Life
Brigitte Benkemoun, Jody Gladding (translator)
Print ISBN: 9781606066591
Getty Publications
Merging memoir, biography, and cultural history, this French bestseller traces the life of Dora Maar through a serendipitous encounter with the artist’s address book.

The Toni Morrison Book Club
Juda Bennett, Winnifred Brown-Glaude, Cassandra Jackson, and Piper Kendrix Williams
Print ISBN: 9780299324940; Ebook ISBN: 9780299324988
University of Wisconsin Press
Turning to a beloved writer in times of struggle and celebration.

Sisters of the Undertow: A Novel
Johnnie Bernhard
Print ISBN: 9781680032109; Ebook ISBN: 9781680032116
Texas Review Press
A novel of family complexities, sisters who are polar opposites, and their coming to terms with life and each other.

The Vikings Reimagined: Reception, Recovery, Engagement
Tom Birkett, Roderick Dale
Print ISBN: 9781501518157; Ebook ISBN: 9781501513886
Medieval Institute Publications
Bringing together experts in literature, history and heritage engagement, this highly interdisciplinary collection aims to reconsider the impact of the discipline of Old Norse Viking Studies outside the academy and to broaden our understanding of the ways in which the material and textual remains of the Viking Age are given new meanings in the present.

What the Oceans Remember: Searching for Belonging and Home
Sonja Boon
Print ISBN: 9781771124232; Ebook ISBN: 9781771124256
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
A multicultural memoir that attempts to answer the two questions that have dogged the author over the years: Where does she belong? And who does she belong to?

Dendrite Balconies
Sean Braune
Print ISBN: 9781773850955; Ebook ISBN: 9781773850989
University of Calgary Press
As the author dies, the reader is born in this frenetic, dissociative collection of experimental poetry that disassembles the background text of modern, urban life to reassemble a poetic sculpture.

Dance of the Dung Beetles: Their role in our changing world
Marcus Byrne, Helen Lunn
Print ISBN: 9781776142347; Ebook ISBN: 9781776142361
Wits University Press
A brilliant and funny tour through mythology, evolution and the day-to-day innovations of scientific research, Dance of the Dung Beetles is an entomological page-turner about the humble and industrious dung beetle.

The Art of Reading: An Illustrated History of Books in Paint
Jamie Camplin, Maria Ranauro
Print ISBN: 9781606065860
Getty Publications
For art and book lovers alike, this beautiful volume explores the relationship between books, the artist, and Western painting.

Civilising Grass: The art of the lawn on the South African Highveld
Jonathan Cane
Print ISBN: 9781776143108; Ebook ISBN: 9781776143122
Wits University Press
Civilising Grass offers a detailed reading of artistic, literary and architectural lawns between 1886 and 2017, making a significant contribution to the study of the political relevance of landscapes and their representations, as well as to the study of South African society and culture.

A Little History of Poetry
John Carey
Print ISBN: 9780300232226
Yale University Press
A vital, engaging, and hugely enjoyable guide to poetry, from ancient times to the present, by one of our greatest champions of literature.

Hatteras Blues: A Story from the Edge of America
Tom Carlson
Print ISBN: 9780807871225; Ebook ISBN: 9780807898369
University of North Carolina Press
Tom Carlson tells the story of Ernal Foster and the Foster family of Hatteras Village, who gave birth to what would become the multi-million dollar charter fishing industry on the Outer Banks.

Alice in Wonderland: 150th Anniversary Edition
Lewis Carroll, Illustrations by Salvador Dali
Print ISBN: 9780691170022; Ebook ISBN: 9781400874262
Princeton University Press
A stunning anniversary edition of Alice’s adventures, illustrated by Salvador Dalí.

Kafka in a Skirt: Stories from the Wall
Daniel Chacón
Print ISBN: 9780816539918; Ebook ISBN: 9780816540457
University of Arizona Press
This is not your ordinary short story collection. In his newest work, Daniel Chacón subverts expectation and bends the rules of reality to create stories that are intriguing, hilarious, and deeply rooted in Chicano culture.

Long Peace Street
Jonathan Chatwin
Print ISBN: 9781526131577; Ebook ISBN: 9781526131584
Manchester University Press
Long Peace Street recounts a journey in modern China, a walk of twenty miles across Beijing offering a very personal encounter with the life of the capital’s streets.

The Ferrante Letters: An Experiment in Collective Criticism
Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, Katherine Hill, and Jill Richards
Print ISBN: 9780231194570; Ebook ISBN: 9780231550888
Columbia University Press
A book for fans of Ferrante and for literary scholars seeking fresh modes of intellectual exchange, The Ferrante Letters offers incisive criticism, insouciant riffs, and the pleasure of giving oneself over to an extended conversation about fiction with friends.

Eat a Bowl of Tea
Louis Chu, Foreword by Fae Myenne Ng
Print ISBN: 9780295747057; Ebook ISBN: 9780295747064
University of Washington Press
Set in New York’s Chinatown after WWII, this fictional story follows an unhappy newlywed couple navigating married life within the constraints of racist immigration laws and cultural expectations.

Osnabrück Station to Jerusalem
Hélène Cixous, Translated by Peggy Kamuf, Foreword by Eva Hoffman
Print ISBN: 9780823287628; Ebook ISBN: 9780823287635
Fordham University Press
An inventive literary account of Cixous’s remarkable journey to her mother’s birthplace and of the Jewish community of a German town that was wiped out in the Holocaust.

Milwaukee Rock and Roll, 1950-2000: A Reflective History
Bruce Cole, David Luhrssen, Phillip Naylor
Print ISBN: 9781626000544
Marquette University Press
The editors present an enthralling and multifaceted cultural history of Milwaukee and rock music highlighted by a multiplicity of voices— musicians, promoters, DJs, photographers, artists, and audience members—collectively committed to the sounds of a great city.

The Apple That Astonished Paris: Poems
Billy Collins
Print ISBN: 9781557288233; Ebook ISBN: 9781610750226
University of Arkansas Press
The first book of poetry from the former Poet Laureate of the United States, Billy Collins, who Bruce Weber in the New York Times called “the most popular poet in America.”

The Belle Creole
Maryse Condé, Translated by Nicole Simek
Print ISBN: 9780813944227
University of Virginia Press
Winner of the New Academy Prize in Literature, Maryse Condé sets her compelling tragic love story during the 2009 French Caribbean general strikes that exposed deep ethnic, racial, and class disparities within Guadeloupe.

Ghost Notes: Pioneering Spirits of Texas Music
Michael Corcoran and Tim Kerr
Print ISBN: 9780875657431
TCU Press
The Texas musicians profiled here, ranging from 1920s gospel performers to the first psychedelic band, are generally not well known, but the impact of their early contributions on popular music is unmistakable.

RESPECT: The Poetry of Detroit Music
Jim Daniels and M. L. Liebler, Foreword by Duke Fakir
Print ISBN: 9781611863369
Michigan State University Press
This anthology both documents and celebrates Detroit’s music history with a range of contributors that speaks to the global impact of the city’s music scene.

Between the Rocks and the Stars: Narratives in Natural History
Stephen Daubert
Print ISBN: 9780826522757; Ebook ISBN: 9780826522764
Vanderbilt University Press
A collection of narrative nonfiction stories from the natural world, from ecology to cosmology.

Dead Letters: Censorship and subversion in New Zealand 1914–1920
Jared Davidson
Print ISBN: 9781988531526; Ebook ISBN: 9781988531939
Otago University Press
Using confiscated mail as a starting point, Dead Letters reveals the remarkable stories of people caught in the web of wartime surveillance.

Native Hoops; The Rise of American Indian Basketball, 1895-1970
Wade Davies
Print ISBN: 9780700629091; Ebook ISBN: 9780700629107
University Press of Kansas
The Native American passion for basketball extends far beyond the Navajo, whether on reservations or in cities, among the young and the old. Why basketball—a relatively new sport—should hold such a place in Native culture is the question Davies takes up.

Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism
Juilee Decker, Hinda Mandell
Print ISBN: 9781939125590
RIT Press
With eight essays and work by over 30 artists, this exhibition catalogue calls upon craft, during an era of political disruption, as a creative force to voice dissent, express hope, critique the curtailment of civil rights, and to restore dignity to the human experience.

North by Nuuk: Greenland After Rockwell Kent
Denis Defibaugh
Print ISBN: 9781939125729
RIT Press
Photographer Denis Defibaugh presents his journey from Nuuk to the settlement of Illorsuit, 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, following Rockwell Kent’s earlier footsteps and offering a fresh look at timeless Greenland.

Lumumba in the Arts
Matthias De Groof
Print ISBN: 9789462701748
Leuven University Press
Lumumba as a symbol of decolonisation and as an icon in the arts.

The Boy in the Labyrinth
Oliver de la Paz
Print ISBN: 9781629221724; Ebook ISBN: 9781629221748
University of Akron Press
In a long sequence of prose poems, questionnaires, and standardized tests, The Boy in the Labyrinth interrogates the language of autism and the language barriers between parents, their children, and the fractured medium of science and school.

Hell and Damnation: A Sinner’s Guide to Eternal Torment
Marq de Villiers
Print ISBN: 9780889775848
University of Regina Press
An urbane, funny, and deeply researched guide to the strange richness of the human imaginings of hell, deep into time and across many faiths.

Two Menus
Rachel DeWoskin
Print ISBN: 9780226682174; Ebook ISBN: 9780226682204
University of Chicago Press
The poems in Two Menus offer insights into the layers of what it means to be human, to reconcile living as multiple selves.

Brave Enough
Jessie Diggins, with Todd Smith
Print ISBN: 9781517908195
University of Minnesota Press
Travel with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins on her compelling journey from America’s heartland to international sports history, navigating challenges and triumphs with rugged grit and a splash of glitter.

A Short History of Film, Third Edition
Wheeler Winston Dixon, Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Print ISBN: 9780813595122; Ebook ISBN: 9780813595146
Rutgers University Press
A comprehensive and detailed overview of the last 100 years of international film history—what to watch while “sheltering-in-place”!

Love Drugs: The Chemical Future of Relationships
Brian D. Earp and Julian Savulescu
Print ISBN: 9780804798198; Ebook ISBN: 9781503611047
Stanford University Press
This book argues that certain psychoactive substances, including MDMA—the active ingredient in Ecstasy—may help ordinary couples work through relationship difficulties and strengthen their connection.

Don’t Whisper Too Much and Portrait of a Young Artiste from Bona Mbella
Frieda Ekotto, Introduction by Lindsey Green-Simms, Translated by Corine Tachtiris
Print ISBN: 9781684480289; Ebook ISBN: 9781684480296
Bucknell University Press
Don’t Whisper Too Much was the first work of fiction by an African writer to present love stories between African women in a positive light; Bona Mbella is the second.

Food on the Page: Cookbooks and American Culture
Megan Elias
Print ISBN: 9780812249170; Ebook ISBN: 9780812294033
University of Pennsylvania Press
In the first comprehensive history of American cookbooks, Megan J. Elias chronicles cookbook publishing from the early 1800s to the present day.

The Madness of Mary Lincoln
Jason Emerson
Print ISBN: 9780809330102; Ebook ISBN: 9780809387557
Southern Illinois University Press
This compelling story of the purported insanity of one of America’s most tragic first ladies provides new and previously unpublished materials, including the psychiatric diagnosis of Mary’s mental illness and her lost will.

The Night Witches
Garth Ennis and Russ Braun
Print ISBN: 9781682473900
Naval Institute Press
Based on the WWII all-female bomber squadron, this graphic novel follows Anna Kharkova as she risks fiery death flying obsolete biplanes against Nazi invaders.

Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry
Nikky Finney
Print ISBN: 9780810142015
Northwestern University Press
Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry is a twenty-first-century paean to the sterling love songs humming throughout four hundred years of black American life.

The Egyptian Assassin: A Novel
Ezzedine C. Fishere and Jonathan Wright
Print ISBN: 9789774169311; Ebook ISBN: 9781617979385
American University in Cairo Press
A lawyer-turned-terrorist is catapulted on a mission traversing Cairo, Sudan, Paris and Afghanistan in this revenge thriller deftly-written by a Middle East political insider.

Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio’s Natural Landscape
Deborah Fleming
Print ISBN: 9781606353752; Ebook ISBN: 9781631012181
Kent State University Press
Winner of the PEN Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay! An impassioned call for recognizing and preserving the ecological wonders of the Allegheny Plateau.

I Have the Answer
Kelly Fordon
Print ISBN: 9780814347522; Ebook ISBN: 9780814347539
Wayne State University Press
Short stories that manage to feel both fantastical and disturbingly familiar.

Between Two Rivers: Photographs and Poems Between the Brazos and the Rio Grande
Jerod Foster, John Poch
Print ISBN: 9781682830383
Texas Tech University Press
Through shifts of light and line, a meditation upon landscape, what thrives within, and the delicate order of all that seems immutable.

Among the Woo People: A Survival Guide for Living in a College Town
Russell Frank
Print ISBN: 9780271079714; Ebook ISBN: 9780271080437
Penn State University Press
From tales of missing porch furniture and red plastic cups in the bushes to a “Nude Year’s Eve” run by an octet of forty-somethings, Frank’s hilarious, insightful essays are indispensable for anyone who wants to survive, appreciate, and enjoy college-town life.

Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything
Victor Frankl
Print ISBN: 978-080700555-2; Ebook ISBN: 9780807005569
Beacon Press
Find hope even in these dark times with this rediscovered masterpiece from the author of the international bestseller, Man’s Search for Meaning.

Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays
Stephanie G’Schwind
Print ISBN: 9781885635570; Ebook ISBN: 9781885635587
University Press of Colorado
Beautiful Flesh gathers eighteen essays on the body, essentially building a multi-gender, multi-ethnic body out of essays, each concerning a different part of the body: belly, brain, bones, blood, ears, eyes, hair, hands, heart, lungs, nose, ovaries, pancreas, sinuses, skin, spine, teeth, and vas deferens.

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude
Ross Gay
Print ISBN: 9780822963318; Ebook ISBN: 9780822980407
University of Pittsburgh Press
Winner of the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is a meditation on that which goes away—loved ones, the seasons, the earth as we know it—that tries to find solace in the processes of the garden and the orchard.

Summer Baseball Nation: Nine Days in the Wood Bat Leagues
Will Geoghegan
Print ISBN: 9781496213990; Ebook ISBN: 9781496219763
University of Nebraska Press
With nine days as the stage, Summer Baseball Nation tells the stories of America’s summer collegiate baseball leagues, from coastal New England to central Alaska.

Transforming Your Thought Life: Christian Meditation in Focus
Sarah Geringer
Print ISBN: 9781684262106; Ebook ISBN: 1684262100
Abilene Christian University Press
Your mind is under attack. The time-honored practice of Christian meditation can help us find victory in these spiritual battles.

Amazing Place: What North Carolina Means to Writers
Marianne Gingher
Print ISBN: 9781469622392; Ebook ISBN: 9781469622408
University of North Carolina Press
Some of North Carolina’s finest writers ruminate on the meaning of place in this collection of essays, untangling North Carolina’s influence on their work, exploring how the idea of place resonates with North Carolinians, and illuminating why the state plays such a significant role in its own literature.

How The World Looks To A Bee
Don Glass
Print ISBN: 9780253046260; Ebook ISBN: 9780253046284
Indiana University Press
Written for readers of all ages with no background in science required, How the World Looks to a Bee is the perfect armchair companion for curious people who want to know more about the science of everyday life but have only a moment to spare.

Stop Being Reasonable
Eleanor Gordon-Smith
Print ISBN: 9781742235875; Ebook ISBN: 9781742244389
University of New South Wales Press
Inspiring, moving and perceptive, this is a mind-changing exploration of the murky place where philosophy and real life meet.

Fandango and Other Stories
Alexander Grin, Translated by Bryan Karetnyk
Print ISBN: 9780231189774; Ebook ISBN: 9780231548502
Columbia University Press
Mixing romance and high adventure, intrigue and the fantastic, these magnificent tales by one of Russia’s most enduringly popular writers deftly probe the depths of human nature and desire.

A History of Zinnias: Flower for the Ages
Eric Grissell
Print ISBN: 9781557539069
Purdue University Press
A cultural and horticultural history documenting the development of garden zinnias—one of the top ten garden annuals grown in the United States today.

Vincent’s Books: Van Gogh and the Writers Who Inspired Him
Mariella Guzzoni
Print ISBN: 9780226706467
University of Chicago Press
A gorgeously illustrated biography that will appeal to any booklover, Vincent’s Books takes us on a fresh, fascinating journey through the pages of a beloved artist’s life.

I Want You to Be
Tomáš Halík, Translated by Gerald Turner
Print ISBN: 9780268100735; Ebook ISBN: 9780268100742
University of Notre Dame Press
In I Want You to Be, Halík examines the connection between faith and love, meditating on a statement attributed to St. Augustine—amo, volo ut sis, “I love you: I want you to be”—and its importance for contemporary Christian practice.

From the Underground Church to Freedom
Tomáš Halík, Translated by Gerald Turner
Print ISBN: 9780268106775; Ebook ISBN: 9780268106805
University of Notre Dame Press
International best-selling author and theologian Tomáš Halík shares for the first time the dramatic story of his life as a secretly ordained priest in Communist Czechoslovakia.

The Collected Poems of Hazel Hall
Hazel Hall, Edited by John Witte
Print ISBN: 9780870719967; Ebook ISBN: 9780870719974
Oregon State University Press
Confined to a wheelchair since childhood, poet Hazel Hall viewed life from the window of an upper room in her family’s house, making her voice especially resonant in these days of social distancing.

Intimate Alien: The Hidden Story of the UFO
David J. Halperin
Print ISBN: 9781503607088; Ebook ISBN: 9781503612129
Stanford University Press
A voyage of exploration to the outer reaches of our inner lives.

Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood
Carissa Halton
Print ISBN: 9781772123753; Ebook ISBN: 9781772124279
University of Alberta Press

O America: Discovery in a New Land
William Least Heat-Moon
Print ISBN: 9780826222046; Ebook ISBN: 9780826274427
University of Missouri Press
Traveling by foot, horse, stage, canal boat, and steamer, the protagonists in this historic novel explore the backcountry of the mid-19th century U.S. and forge a deep friendship as they encounter a host of memorable characters who reveal the nature of the American experiment.

The Fire Eater: Poems
Jose Hernandez Diaz
Print ISBN: 9781680032086; Ebook ISBN: 9781680032097
Texas Review Press
Surreal, playful, and always poignant, the prose poems in Jose Hernandez Diaz’s masterful debut chapbook introduce us to a mime, a skeleton, and the man in the Pink Floyd t-shirt, all of whom explore their inner selves in Hernandez Diaz’s startling and spare style.

Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist
Judy Heumann
Print ISBN: 978-080701929-0; Ebook ISBN: 9780807019382
Beacon Press
One of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human.

Thoreau and the Language of Trees
Richard Higgins, Foreword by Robert D. Richardson
Print ISBN: 9780520294042; Ebook ISBN: 9780520967311
University of California Press
In this original book, Richard Higgins explores Thoreau’s deep connections to trees: his keen perception of them, the joy they gave him, the poetry he saw in them, his philosophical view of them, and how they fed his soul.

Long Way Round: Through the Heartland by River
John Hildebrand
Print ISBN: 9780299324803
University of Wisconsin Press
An unforgettable journey through America’s heartland.

Zombie History: Lies About Our Past That Refuse to Die
Peter Charles Hoffer
Print ISBN: 9780472054527; Ebook ISBN: 9780472126828
University of Michigan Press

Orders of Protection
Jenn Hollmeyer
Print ISBN: 9781574417753; Ebook ISBN: 9781574417852
University of North Texas Press
In these twelve short stories, people seek protection from various demons in unusual ways — by impersonating famous musicians, cooking pet chickens, marching in parades, shooting at coyotes, calling lost dogs, and more.

A Death in Harlem
Karla FC Holloway
Print ISBN: 9780810140813; Ebook ISBN: 9780810140820
Northwestern University Press
In A Death in Harlem, famed scholar Karla FC Holloway weaves a mystery in the bon vivant world of the Harlem Renaissance.

Captive of the Labyrinth: Sarah L. Winchester, Heiress to the Rifle Fortune
Mary Jo Ignoffo
Print ISBN: 9780826219831; Ebook ISBN: 9780826272317
University of Missouri Press
In the first full-length biography of Winchester, historian Mary Jo Ignoffo unearths the truth about this notorious eccentric: she was not a maddened spiritualist driven by fear of the dead, but an intelligent, articulate woman who sought to protect her private life amidst the chaos of her public existence.

A sonnet to science
Sam Illingworth
Print ISBN: 9781526127983; Ebook ISBN: 9781526127990
Manchester University Press
A sonnet to science presents an account of six ground-breaking scientists who also wrote poetry, and the effect that this had on their lives and research.

America’s Last Great Newspaper War: The Death of Print in a Two-Tabloid Town
Mike Jaccarino
Print ISBN: 9780823287383; Ebook ISBN: 9780823287390
Fordham University Press
A from-the-trenches view of New York Daily News and New York Post runners and photographers as they stop at nothing to break the story and squash their tabloid arch-rivals.

DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, DC
Maurice Jackson and Blair Ruble
Print ISBN: 9781626165892; Ebook ISBN: 9781626165915
Georgetown University Press
An exploration of the pivotal role the nation’s capital has played for jazz for a century.

Things That Art: A Graphic Menagerie of Enchanting Curiosity
Lochlann Jain
Print ISBN: 9781487570552; Ebook ISBN: 9781487570569
University of Toronto Press
Lochlann Jain’s debut non-fiction graphic novel, Things That Art, playfully interrogates the order of things.

Letters from Tove
Tove Jansson, Edited by Boel Westin and Helen Svensson; Translated by Sarah Death
Print ISBN: 9781517909574
University of Minnesota Press
A virtual memoir in letters by the beloved creator of the Moomins.

A Chorus of Cranes: The Cranes of North America and the World
Paul A. Johnsgard and Thomas D. Mangelsen
Print ISBN: 9781607324362; Ebook ISBN: 9781607324379
University Press of Colorado
Accompanied by the stunning photography of Thomas D. Mangelsen, A Chorus of Cranes details the natural history, biology, and conservation issues surrounding the abundant sandhill crane and the endangered whooping crane in North America.

Smuggling Elephants through Airport Security
Brad Johnson
Print ISBN: 9781611863536; Ebook ISBN: 9781609176273
Michigan State University Press
Nothing is off-limits in this poetic illustration of the twenty-first-century American zeitgeist.

The Cape Cod Bicycle War and Other Stories
Billy Kahora
Print ISBN: 9780821424162; Ebook ISBN: 9780821440964
Ohio University Press
Each of the realistic worlds Billy Kahora brings us in this highly anticipated debut story collection explores the tensions and transitions of characters moving between youthful folly and a precarious adulthood.

Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation’s Fight against Smallpox, 1518–1824
Paul Kelton
Print ISBN: 9780806160986
University of Oklahoma Press

Whose Game?: Gender and Power in Fantasy Sports
Rebecca Joyce Kissane and Sarah Winslow
Print ISBN: 9781439918876; Ebook ISBN: 9781439918883
Temple University Press
How fantasy sports participants experience gendered power.

Jewish Cuisine in Hungary: A Cultural History with 83 Authentic Recipes
Andras Koerner
Print ISBN:
Central European University Press
A cultural history of the culinary traditions and eating habits of Hungarian Jewry up to the 1940s. Includes 83 recipes, as well as nearly 200 fascinating pictures of daily life and documents.

Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gender and Race in the 2016 US Presidential Election
Christine A. Kray
Print ISBN: 9781580469364; Ebook ISBN: 9781787445307
University of Rochester Press

A look at how Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and American voters invoked ideas of gender and race in the fiercely contested 2016 US presidential election

City Songs and American Life, 1900-1950
Michael Lasser
Print ISBN: 9781580469524; Ebook ISBN: 9781787447141
University of Rochester Press
An insightful look at the urban sensibility that gives the Great American Songbook its pizzazz.

Remote: Finding Home in the Bitterroots
DJ Lee
Print ISBN: 9780870710001; Ebook ISBN: 9780870710049
Oregon State University Press
When DJ Lee’s dear friend vanishes in the vast Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness of Idaho and Montana, she travels there to seek answers and discovers instead the buried history of her family in this remote place.

Redsicovering Korean Cinema
Sangjoon Lee
Print ISBN: 9780472054299; Ebook ISBN: 9780472126095
University of Michigan Press

Tiny Lights for Travellers
Naomi K. Lewis
Print ISBN: 9781772124484; Ebook ISBN: 9781772124750
University of Alberta Press
Vulnerable and funny, this memoir—shortlisted for the Governor General Literary Awards in Non-fiction—explores Jewish identity, family, the Holocaust, and belonging.

Origins of Catholic Words
Anthony Lo Bello
Print ISBN: 9780813232300; Ebook ISBN: 9780813232317
Catholic University of America Press
A unique dictionary discussing the roots of a wide range of words used in Catholic masses.

Farallon: Shipwreck and Survival on the Alaska Shore
Steve K. Lloyd
Print ISBN: 9780874221947
Washington State University Press

Brings to life the uplifting, riveting tale of hardy, seafaring men who survived hunger and despair after their steamship ran aground in Cook Inlet, stranding the crew and passengers.

Claudio Magris
Print ISBN: 9780300218510
Yale University Press
A writer for whom the journey has always mattered reinvents the very form itself in this inviting collection of in-the-moment impressions of his journeys.

Not Even Past: The Stories We Keep Telling About the Civil War
Cody Marrs
Print ISBN: 9781421436654; Ebook ISBN: 9781421436661
Johns Hopkins University Press
Not Even Past is a timely, evocative, and beautifully written inquiry into what our stories, myths, and rumors about the Civil War have in common and what they teach us about modern America.

Practically Joking
Moira Marsh
Print ISBN: 9780874219838; Ebook ISBN: 9780874219845
Utah State University Press
In Practically Joking, the first full-length study of the practical joke, Moira Marsh examines the value, artistry, and social significance of this ancient and pervasive form of vernacular expression.

The Amazons: Lives and Legacies of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World
Adrienne Mayor
Print ISBN: 9780691170275; Ebook ISBN: 9781400865130
Princeton University Press
The real history of the Amazons in war and love, from National Book Award Finalist Adrienne Mayor.

One Good Mama Bone: A Novel
Bren McClain, Foreword by Mary Alice Monroe
Print ISBN: 9781611179828; Ebook ISBN: 9781611177473
University of South Carolina Press
A novel of courageous parental love and the instructive, healing bonds that form between humans and animals—winner of the 2019 Patricia Winn Prize for Southern Literature and 2017 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction.

The Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir
Duncan McCue
Print ISBN: 9780774880572; Ebook ISBN: 9780774880596
University of British Columbia Press
An exploration of Indigenous identity and connection to the land, expressed in guise of a unique coming-of-age memoir set on a trapline.

The Capital of Basketball: A History of DC Area High School Hoops
John McNamara, With Andrea Chamblee and David Elfin, Foreword by Gary Williams
Print ISBN: 9781626167209; Ebook ISBN: 9781626167216
Georgetown University Press
The first comprehensive history of DC-area high school hoops.

“Don’t Count the Tortillas”: The Art of Texas Mexican Cooking
Adán Medrano
Print ISBN: 9781682830390
Texas Tech University Press
A study in memory, connection, and the sumptuous possibilities of traditional cuisine.

Injichaag: My Soul in Story: Anishinaabe Poetics in Art and Words
Rene Meshake, With Kim Anderson
Print ISBN: 9780887558481; Ebook ISBN: 9780887558504
University of Manitoba Press
A memoir rooted in Anishinaabek lifeways.

God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen
Nathanson Mitchell
Print ISBN: 9780812224412; Ebook ISBN: 9780812292558
University of Pennsylvania Press
Unveils the strange and maddening career of Dick Allen, who is considered by some to be the best baseball player not in the Hall of Fame and by others to be the game’s most destructive and divisive force—ever.

Alive Together: New and Selected Poems
Lisel Mueller
Print ISBN: 9780807121283; Ebook ISBN: 9780807157909
Louisiana State University Press
This Pulitzer Prize winning collection represents over thirty-five years of Lisel Mueller’s writing life and explores a wide range of subjects, including her cultural and family history, and reflect her fascination with music and the discoveries offered by language.

The Book Keeper: A Memoir of Race, Love, and Legacy
Julia McKenzie Munemo
Print ISBN: 9780804012218; Ebook ISBN: 9780804041065
Ohio University Press
Jim Shepard calls The Book Keeper “a fiercely felt memoir about family shame and the transformative power of love even as it’s also an ongoing meditation on privilege and race in twenty-first century America, a debut striking in its empathetic imagination, observational acuity, and emotional intelligence.”

Strong Words 2019: The Best of the Landfall Essay Competition
Emma Neale, Editor
Print ISBN: 9781988531779
Otago University Press
Strong Words is a striking collection of essays that celebrates an extraordinary year in New Zealand writing.

The Way Home
David Neel
Print ISBN: 9780774890410; Ebook ISBN: 9780774890427
University of British Columbia Press
Crafted from memories, legends, and art, this powerful memoir tells the uplifting story of an Indigenous man’s struggle to reconnect with his culture and walk in the footsteps of his father and the generations of Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw artists that came before him.

Once Upon a Time in France
Fabian Nury, Drawn by Sylvain Vallee, Colored by DELF, Translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger, Lettered by Haley Rose-Lyon
Print ISBN: 9781682474716; Ebook ISBN: 9781682474839
Naval Institute Press
Based on a true story, this graphic novel follows the life of Joseph Joanovici, a Romanian Jew and one of the richest men in Europe, who used his wealth and influence to play both sides of the fence as a Nazi collaborator and resistance financier in occupied France.

My Private Lennon: Explorations from a Fan Who Never Screamed
Sibbie O’Sullivan
Print ISBN: 9780814255667; Ebook ISBN: 9780814277577
Ohio State University Press
Replaces the narrative of the hysterical teenage Beatles fan with stories of how the band shaped one woman’s intellectual and artistic development.

The Golden Age of Chicago Children’s Television
Ted Okuda and Jack Mulqueen
Print ISBN: 9780809335367; Ebook ISBN: 9780809335374
Southern Illinois University Press
Discover the back stories and details of a special television era of programs rich in imagination, inventiveness, and devoted fans from the people who created, lived, and enjoyed it—producers, on-air personalities, and fans.

Interfaith Engagement in Milwaukee. A Brief History of Christian-Muslim Dialogue
Irfan A. Omar, Kaitlyn C. Daly
Print ISBN: 9781626000568
Marquette University Press
A journey of dialogue, friendship, activism and collaboration begun by two Franciscan Sisters teaming up with a Muslim professor of a local university and launching one of the first “Islamic Christian” dialogues in the country – which then became internationally known. This book brings together their stories of encounter and collaboration.

Nitinikiau Innusi: I Keep the Land Alive
Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue, Edited by Elizabeth Yeoman
Print ISBN: 9780887558405; Ebook ISBN: 9780887555824
University of Manitoba Press
A life on the land as an Indigenous woman and an environmental activist.

The Donut: A Canadian History
Steve Penfold
Print ISBN: 9780802095459; Ebook ISBN: 9781442692657
University of Toronto Press
In this book, Steve Penfold puts the humble donut in its historical context, examining how one deep-fried confectionary became, not only a mass commodity, but an edible symbol of Canadianness.

Odd Birds
Severo Perez
Print ISBN: 9780875657295; Ebook ISBN: 9780875657370
TCU Press
The year is 1961: Seventy-year-old Cosimo Infante Cano, a Cuban-born artist in need of inspiration, follows his lover to Texas for what was to be a temporary sabbatical; unexpectedly, he finds himself stranded in San Antonio, with little more than the clothes on his back and an extraordinary pocket watch.

Picturing Apollo 11: Rare Views and Undiscovered Moments
J. L. Pickering and John Bisney
Print ISBN: 9780813056173
University Press of Florida
Blast off on an out-of-this-world adventure in this unprecedented photo–graphic history of the space mission that defined an era.

Capital and Ideology
Thomas Piketty
Print ISBN: 9780674980822; Ebook ISBN: 978-0674980822
Harvard University Press
The epic successor to one of the most important books of the century: at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic system.

Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest
Leslie Poling-Kempes
Print ISBN: 9780816524945; Ebook ISBN: 9780816532315
University of Arizona Press
Ladies of the Canyons is the true story of remarkable women who left the security and comforts of genteel Victorian society and journeyed to the American Southwest in search of a wider view of themselves and their world.

The Count of Abranhos
Jose Maria Eca de Queiros, Translated by Robert M. Fedorchek
Print ISBN: 9780813233031; Ebook ISBN: 9780813233048
Catholic University of America Press
A previously untranslated novel from this renowned Portuguese author.

Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore
Benjamin Radford
Print ISBN: 9780826350152; Ebook ISBN: 9780826350169
University of New Mexico Press
Combining five years of careful investigation (including information from eyewitness accounts, field research, and forensic analysis) with a close study of the creature’s cultural and folkloric significance, Radford’s book is the first to fully explore and try to solve the decades-old mystery of the chupacabra.

American Tacos: A History and Guide
José Ralat
Print ISBN: 9781477316528; Ebook ISBN: 9781477321003
University of Texas Press
The first history of tacos developed in the United States, this book is the definitive survey that American taco lovers must have for their own taco explorations.

The Alchemy of Us
Ainissa Ramirez
Print ISBN: 9780262043809
MIT Press
In the bestselling tradition of Stuff Matters and The Disappearing Spoon: a clever and engaging look at materials, the innovations they made possible, and how these technologies changed us.

Obstinate Heroism: The Confederate Surrenders after Appomattox
Steven J. Ramold
Print ISBN: 9781574417913; Ebook ISBN: 9781574418026
University of North Texas Press
Historian Steven J. Ramold explores the end of the Confederacy: a messy and complicated affair, a far cry from the tidy closure associated with the events at Appomattox.

I Never Left Home
Margaret Randall
Print ISBN: 9781478006183; Ebook ISBN: 9781478007616
Duke University Press
Poet and revolutionary Margaret Randall tells the moving, captivating, and astonishing story of her life, from a Bohemian youth in New York City to years of political activism, including escaping political unrest in Mexico, and fighting to regain her American citizenship with the help of a number of celebrities.

George Sand
Martine Reid, Translated and Foreword by Gretchen van Slyke
Print ISBN: 9780271081069; Ebook ISBN: 9780271082707
Penn State University Press
The romantic and rebellious novelist George Sand, born in 1804 as Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, remains one of France’s most infamous and beloved literary figures. This critically-praised biography is an illuminating representation of a remarkable woman in remarkable times.

Seven Demon Stories from Medieval Japan
Noriko T. Reider
Print ISBN: 9781607324898; Ebook ISBN: 9781607324904
Utah State University Press
Author Noriko Reider presents seven oni stories from medieval Japan in full and translated for an English-speaking audience.

Finding Stillness in a Noisy World
Jana Richman
Print ISBN: 9781607816263; Ebook ISBN: 9781607816270
University of Utah Press
Essays that explore the intertwining of inner and outer landscapes.

Coyota in the Kitchen: A Memoir of New and Old Mexico
Anita Rodríguez
Print ISBN: 9780826356727; Ebook ISBN: 9780826356734
University of New Mexico Press
This book of stories and recipes introduces two eccentric families that would never have eaten together, let alone exchanged recipes, but for the improbable marriage of the author’s parents: a nuevomexicano from Taos and a painter who came from Texas to New Mexico to study art.

Rough and Plenty: A Memorial
Raymond A. Rogers
Print ISBN: 9781771124362; Ebook ISBN: 9781771124386
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Explores the parallel processes of dispossession in the Scottish Clearances and Canada’s East coast fishery.

The Last Days of Sylvia Plath
Carl Rollyson
Print ISBN: 9781496821225; Ebook ISBN: 9781496826879
University Press of Mississippi
A new, vivid account of the final months of the esteemed writer’s life.

The Life of William Faulkner
Carl Rollyson
Print ISBN: 9780813943824
University of Virginia Press
The most comprehensive biography of William Faulkner in forty-five years, the first of two volumes reveals new information about the American literary icon.

The Horse in Premodern European Culture
Anastasija Ropa, Timothy Dawson
Print ISBN: 9781501518188; Ebook ISBN: 9781501513787
Medieval Institute Publications
This volume explores the ubiquitous—and often ambiguous—role of the horse in medieval culture, where it was simultaneously a treasured animal and a means of transport, a military machine and a loyal companion.

Arab Cooking on a Prairie Homestead: Recipes and Recollections from a Syrian Pioneer
Habeeb Salloum
Print ISBN: 9780889775183
University of Regina Press
A Syrian immigrant family memoir of life on the Canadian Prairies, featuring more than 200 climate- and budget-friendly recipes.

A Farewell to Arms, Legs & Jockstraps
Diane Shah
Print ISBN: 9781684351152; Ebook ISBN: 9781684351169
Indiana University Press
Follow former sports columnist Diane Shah’s escapades, from interviews with a tipsy Mickey Mantle, to sneaking into off-limits Republican galas, dining with Frank Sinatra, flying a plane with Dennis Quaid, and countless other adventures where she wields her tape recorder and a tireless drive for more.

Jack’s World: Farming on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, 1920-2003
Sean Sheehan
Print ISBN: 9780955226113
Cork University Press
This is the story of the life and times of a West Cork farmer, growing up and struggling to survive in the 1920s and 1930s, managing his farm through the 1950s and adjusting to new forces in the 1970s but marginalized by the times we now live in.

How to Survive Death and Other Inconveniences
Sue William Silverman
Print ISBN: 9781496214096; Ebook ISBN: 9781496220998
University of Nebraska Press
Although defeating death is physically impossible, Silverman explores how language, commemoration, and metaphor can offer slivers of transcendent immortality.

The Other Veterans of World War II: Stories From Behind the Front Lines
Rona Simmons
Print ISBN: 9781606353981; Ebook ISBN: 9781631014079
Kent State University Press
The untold stories of troops serving miles away from the battlefront.

Taste the Islands: Culinary Adventures in a Caribbean Kitchen
Hugh Sinclair, Cynthia Verna, and Calibe Thompson
Print ISBN: 9780813066165
University Press of Florida
Enjoy a fun and delicious journey through the Caribbean in this vibrant collection of gourmet and home-style recipes.

Beautiful Day: Forty Years of Irish Rock
Gerry Smith and Sean Campbell
Print ISBN: 9780953535354
Cork University Press
Beautiful Day introduces representative songs from 1964 to the present by a range of Irish popular musicians including U2, The Corrs, Thin Lizzy, Van Morrison, and Sinéad O’Connor

Infinite Cities: A Trilogy of Atlases—San Francisco, New Orleans, New York
Rebecca Solnit, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, and Rebecca Snedecker
Print ISBN: 9780520314290
University of California Press
Explore the hidden histories of San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York with this brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas, including three fold out posters and a new original essay by Rebecca Solnit.

Dog’s Best Friend?: Rethinking Canid-Human Relations
John Sorenson, Atsuko Matsuoka
Print ISBN: 9780773559066
McGill-Queen’s University Press
If you have a dog, chances are you’ve been spending a lot more time with them lately. Get to know your canine companion—and their extended family of foxes, wolves, and coyotes—a little better by exploring the complexity and contradictions of our long relationship with these animals.

Sina: A Novel by the Author of Heidi
Johanna Spyri, Translated by Anna Lisa Ohm
Print ISBN: 9781603294331
Modern Language Association of America
In this sequel to Heidi, a young woman, Sina, leaves her village to become one of the first female medical students in Zürich, confronting her family’s fears, her instructors’ prejudices, and her own questions about living a meaningful life.

Shelter From the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism
Jason Strange
Print ISBN: 9780252084898; Ebook ISBN: 9780252051890
University of Illinois Press
A deep dive into the homesteading movement that explores the reasons people homestead, tells the stories of multiple types of homesteaders, and finds out whether they’re truly able to escape the system.

Up on a Hill and Thereabouts
Gloria Stubing Rist
Print ISBN: 9781438448909; Ebook ISBN: 9781438448916
State University of New York Press
Childhood recollections of life in the Adirondack Mountains during the Great Depression.

The Disappearances: A Story of Exploration, Murder, and Mystery in the American West
Scott Thybony
Print ISBN: 9781607814832; Ebook ISBN: 9781607814849
University of Utah Press
The gripping true story of three young people who went missing at the same time in the same tangle of canyons and slickrock expanses of the American Southwest.

A Confederacy of Dunces: 35th Anniversary Edition
John Kennedy Toole
Print ISBN: 9780807159606
Louisiana State University Press
This 35th anniversary edition celebrates John Kennedy Toole’s novel as well as one of the most memorable protagonists in American literature, Ignatius J. Reilly, whom Walker Percy dubbed “slob extraordinaire, a mad Oliver Hardy, a fat Don Quixote, a perverse Thomas Aquinas rolled into one.”

Fighting Invisible Enemies: Health and Medical Transitions among Southern California Indians
Clifford E. Trafzer
Print ISBN: 9780806162867
University of Oklahoma Press

Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings
Valerie Trouet
Print ISBN: 9781421437774; Ebook ISBN: 9781421437781
Johns Hopkins University Press
Tree Story blends popular science, travelogue, and cultural history to ask whether the stories of trees and people are more closely linked than we ever imagined.

All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir
Kathy Valentine
Print ISBN: 9781477312339; Ebook ISBN: 9781477320747
University of Texas Press
Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine’s story is a roller coaster of sex, drugs, and of course, music; it’s also a story of what it takes to find success and find yourself, even when it all comes crashing down.

Stefan Van der Stigchel; Translated by Danny Guinan
Print ISBN: 9780262538565
MIT Press
How to concentrate in a world of beeping smartphones, channel surfing, live-tweeting, pop-up ads, and other distractions.

Spacefarers: How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and Beyond
Christopher Wanjek
Print ISBN: 9780674984486; Ebook ISBN: 9780674247031
Harvard University Press
A wry and compelling take on the who, how, and why of near-future colonies in space. From bone-whittling microgravity to eye-popping profits, the risks and rewards of space settlement have never been so close at hand.

A&R Pioneers: Architects of American Roots Music on Record
Brian Ward and Patrick Huber
Print ISBN: 9780826521750; Ebook ISBN: 9780826521774
Vanderbilt University Press
The business men and women of the early twentieth century who scouted musical talent, worked with artists to shape, market, and sell their sound, and, in the process, created the genres of race and hillbilly music.

Shapes of Native Nonfiction: Collected Essays by Contemporary Writers
Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton
Print ISBN: 9780295745756; Ebook ISBN: 9780295745770
University of Washington Press
A collection by emerging and established Native writers that examines, dissects, and make news the art of essay writing.

These Boys and Their Fathers
Don Waters
Print ISBN: 9781609386795; Ebook ISBN: 9781609386801
University of Iowa Press
This wildly original book blends memoir, investigative reporting, and fiction to sort out difficult aspects of family, masculinity, and what it means to be a father.

Cosmic Chronicles
Fred Watson
Print ISBN: 9781742236421; Ebook ISBN: 9781742244693
University of New South Wales Press
In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy.

I Confess!: Constructing the Sexual Self in the Internet Age
Thomas Waugh, Brandon Arroyo
Print ISBN: 9780773559394
McGill-Queen’s University Press
We might Zoom into business meetings and Snapchat with friends, but where and how do we express our sexual identity in an online era? Explore how we see, construct, and embody our sexual selves within a third sexual revolution, marked by the dawn of the internet.

The Aesthetics of Resistance, Volume 1
Peter Weiss, Translated by Joachim Neugroschel
Print ISBN: 9780822335467; Ebook ISBN: 9780822386940
The Aesthetics of Resistance, Volume 2
Peter Weiss, Translated by Joel Scott
Print ISBN: 9781478006992; Ebook ISBN: 9781478007562
Duke University Press
For the ultimate in social-distancing project reading, delve into the first two volumes of German novelist Peter Weiss’s magnum opus, which spans the period from the late 1930s to World War II, dramatizing antifascist resistance and the rise and fall of proletarian political parties in Europe.

Woven Shades of Green: An Anthology of Irish Nature Literature
Tim Wenzell
Print ISBN: 9781684481378; Ebook ISBN: 9781684481385
Bucknell University Press
“Time has shaped a distinctive history of Irish nature literature in a deeply gathered, insightful anthology.” —Irish Times

Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America
E. James West
Print ISBN: 9780252084980; Ebook ISBN: 9780252051999
University of Illinois Press
A fascinating exploration of Ebony magazine’s role in the postwar black history revival told through the career of editor Lerone Bennett Jr.

Cliffs and Challenges; A Young Woman Explores Yosemite, 1915–1917
Laura White Brunner, Jared Champion
Print ISBN: 9780700627981; Ebook ISBN: 9780700627998
University Press of Kansas
White Brunner’s memoir, recovered from the Yosemite archives and published here for the first time, recounts two summers spent working and hiking in Yosemite Valley during a time of great change—in the park and in the world beyond.

Memories of Life on the Farm: Through the Lens of Pioneer Photographer J. C. Allen
Frederick Whitford and Neal Harmeyer
Print ISBN: 9781557538666
Purdue University Press
This volume contains over 900 picturesque images, most never-before-seen, of men, women, and children working on the farm, which remain powerful reminders of life in rural America at the turn of the twentieth century.

We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America
Mary Whyte
Print ISBN: 9781643360119; Ebook ISBN: 9781643360133
University of South Carolina Press
A heart-stirring collection of watercolor portraits of military veterans—one from each of the fifty states—from internationally renowned artist Mary Whyte.

Shakespeare and Trump
Jeffrey Wilson
Print ISBN: 9781439919422; Ebook ISBN: 9781439919439
Temple University Press
Revealing the modernity of Shakespeare’s politics, and the theatricality of Trump’s.

Rugged Mercy: A Country Doctor in Idaho’s Sun Valley
Robert Wright
Print ISBN: 9780874223149
Washington State University Press
Hailey physician Robert H. Wright’s heroic long and captivating career, chronicled by his grandson, illuminates frontier medical practice and family life as well as the region’s thrilling Wild West past.

Happy Like This
Ashley Wurzbacher
Print ISBN: 9781609386832; Ebook ISBN: 9781609386849
University of Iowa Press
National Book Foundation’s ‘5 Under 35’ honoree, the ten stories in Happy Like This offer deeply felt, often humorous meditations on the complexity of choice and the ambiguity of happiness.