July Book Deals

UNP is excited to announce these forthcoming projects from our team of acquiring editors. All titles listed here are working titles only and are subject to change before publication. The acquiring editor is in parentheses.

We look forward to editing, producing, designing, and marketing these books, and working with the authors as we move toward publication of each.

Forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press

For the trade


Rick Bailey, American English, Italian Chocolate: Small Subjects of Great Importance (Alicia Christensen) – memoir in essays that finds the surprise and sublime in ordinary life

Frederic Brun, translated by Sarah Gendron and Jennifer Vanderheyden, Perla (Alicia Christensen) – translation of Frederic Brun’s novel that considers the seemingly irreconcilable multiplicities of life

Bison Books

Alton Lee, Emanuel Haldeman-Julius: Publisher for the Masses (Matt Bokovoy) – biography of one of the 20th century’s greatest book publishers and socialist writers

Melissa Fraterrigo, Glory Days: A Novel-in-Stories (Alicia Christensen) – a slate of arresting characters in a small, former farming town in Nebraska grapple with change, loss, life, and death


For scholars

Larcher and Germain, Black French Women and the Struggle for Equality, 1848-2015 (Alisa Plant) – explores how black women—in France, the French Caribbean, Réunion Island, Gorée, Dakar, Rufisque, and Saint-Louis—experienced and reacted to French colonialism

Benjamin Montoya, Risking “Immeasurable Harm”: The Diplomacy of Immigration Restriction in U.S.-Mexico Relations, 1924-1932 (Bridget Barry) – how the prospect of immigration restriction affects diplomatic relations

Alison Jefferson, Leisure’s Race, Power, and Place: The Recreation and Remembrance of African Americans in the California Dream (Bridget Barry) – how African Americans pioneered leisure in America’s “frontier of leisure” through their attempts to create communities and business projects

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