Thursday, May 08, 2014

Announcing the Fall 2014 titles

The fall 2014 seasonal catalog is now available on our website. It features titles that will be published from September 2014 through January 2014. We have an exciting range of new books in the categories of history, African American studies, international relations, literary & cultural studies, environmental studies, women’s studies, art & architecture, biography & memoir, and creative writing.

Highlights include:

• The newest additions to the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction series are Karin Lin-Greenberg’s FAULTY PREDICTIONS and Monica McFawn’s BRIGHT SHARDS OF SOMEPLACE ELSE. Lin-Greenberg’s funny yet empathetic stories have characters dealing with fractured bonds and the struggle to connect, while McFawn’s traces the combustive, hilarious, and profound effects that occur when people misread the minds of others.

• Kevin Young selected Jeffrey Schultz’s WHAT RIDICULOUS THINGS WE COULD ASK OF EACH OTHER as one of the winners of the 2013 National Poetry Series competition. Tracy K. Smith selected F. Douglas Brown’s ZERO TO THREE as the winner of the 2013 Cave Canem prize, which is awarded to exceptional manuscripts by African American poets.

• Recounting the past 150 years of the Penn Center, Orville Vernon Burton and Wilbur Cross's PENN CENTER is the first comprehensive study of the Penn School which was established on St. Helena Island, South Carolina in 1862 to provide a formal education for former slaves. In later years, the school expanded to become Penn Normal, Agricultural and Industrial School and later a safe meething place for MLK Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, as well as the Peace Corps. Today, Penn Center serves as a social services hub and museum.

• Published in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, Gordon L. Jones’ CONFEDERATE ODYSSEY is the richly-illustrated story of the Confederate war effort as told through one of the world’s finest collection of Civil War artifacts. Atlanta resident George W. Wray, Jr. (1936-2004) built a collection of more than six hundred of the rarest Confederate artifacts ranging from firearms and swords to flags, uniforms, and accoutrements.

 • Winner of the AWP Creative Nonfiction Award, Sarah Gorham’s STUDY IN PERFECT is a collection of essays that explores perfection and imperfection.

• Uncovering the story of the Tyrannicide affair, Emily Blanck’s TYRANNICIDE examines how African Americans sought freedom and how white Americans in South Carolina and Massachusetts responded to this quest for freedom by writing diverging slave law between 1765 and 1789. The law they wrote began to solidify the division of America between free and slave states and would later be etched into the Constitution.

• In URBAN ORIGINS OF AMERICAN JUDAISM, author Deborah Dash Moore argues that American Jews transformed Judaism into an American urban religion.