Thursday, April 29, 2010

Short Takes

CORNBREAD NATION 5 in the Durham Herald Sun, Asheville Citizen-Times, the Winston-Salem Journal (mmm...soft-shell crab), the Johnson City Press, and the Raleigh News and Observer (also an excellent piece on the culinary legacy of chef Ben Barker, who has an essay in the book.)

The new American Historical Review on CHRISTIAN RITUAL AND THE CREATION OF BRITISH SLAVE SOCIETIES, 1650-1740: "Beasley's work is an interesting and important contribution to the study of the religious cultures of the Atlantic World."

The Newnan Times-Herald on the Bell Award given to WHAT VIRTUE THERE IS IN FIRE by Edwin T. Arnold.

THE BIGNESS OF THE WORLD is longlisted for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award. (Also a finalist for the Triangle Awards, announced tonight.)

Press authors John Inscoe and Charles Hudson appear in the four-part series Appalachia, which airs Thursdays 4/29-5/20 on PBS. The film explores the environmental history of the region.

Living on Earth features poet Ross Gay with his poem "Thank You" from BLACK NATURE.

MOTORING was reviewed by the Book Woman on Talk of the Town, a talk show on Nashville's CBS affiliate WTVF.

The Journal of Historical Geography calls WILLIAM FAULKNER AND THE SOUTHERN LANDSCAPE "simultaneously an excellent cultural-historical geography of Mississippi and the South and perhaps the most grounded literary analysis of the work of Faulkner yet published."

Our fall 2010 catalog now available online -- highlights include:
- Natasha Trethewey's BEYOND KATRINA, a personal take on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi both before and in the wake of the hurricane

- JACK LONDON, PHOTOGRAPHER, which showcases for the first time the novelist's extensive photographic career, from Russo-Japanese war to the San Francisco earthquake to the Mexican revolution

- new titles on Treme in New Orleans, whiteness and urban planning in the San Fernando Valley, and Bloomberg's impact on New York City, all in our Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series