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Glory Days

Melissa Fraterrigo

Starred review from Booklist:

“If Willa Cather and Cormac McCarthy had a love child, she would be a writer such as Fraterrigo, whose imagery is equally evocative and unforgiving and whose characters are every bit as anguished and forlorn.”

 

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John E. Carter

Review essay in the Paris Review:

“Carter’s book is the definitive text on the itinerant photographer, and though his introduction to the photographs is just several pages long, it provides us enough to assume that Butcher was a strange fellow.”

 

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Hero of the Crossing

Thomas M. Lippman

Praise from Peace and Justice Studies:

Hero of the Crossing is destined to be included in a list of high-quality accounts of key personalities of Arab politics penned by journalists with an intimate knowledge of the region…”

 

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Justice for All

Jeremiah Unterman

Review from Jewish Book Council:

“Unterman’s book is illuminative not only because of his clear writing style and ability to discuss often-times dense scholarly works in accessible language, but also due to his success at conveying an excitement for the material at hand.”

 

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Scarlet Experiment

Jeff Karnicky

Review in Journal of Field Ornithology:

“Overall, Karnicky’s book is a well-written philosophical synthesis of historical and present-day literary works. Using well over a hundred quotes in each chapter, the author traces the shifting view of birds in North America. My peers over at the English department will certainly be delighted with this book.”

 

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When the Wanderers Come Home

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

Review from The Poetry Society:

“…at heart When the Wanderers Come Home is a grieving love letter to Liberia, a country that contains her story just as she tries to contain all its stories, woman and country intertwined like “branches and limbs of the same oak” (‘When Monrovia Rises’).”

 

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Crossing the River Kabul

Kevin McLean

Review from Foreword Reviews:

“McLean writes from Popal’s perspective, delivering a convincing first-person narrative attuned to local speech… The book gives a keen sense of Afghanistan’s volatile history throughout the twentieth century and up to the present.”

 

Authors

 

Rabbi Shai Held

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Author interview on Too Jewish podcast.

 

Ben Klein

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Author article on H-Celebration.

 

Jerri Bell and Tracy Crow

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Event at Politics & Prose highlighted in Washington Independent Review of Books.