News and Reviews



Susan Devan Harness

Won two High Plains Book Awards for the categories of Creative Nonfiction and Indigenous Writer!

Better Times

Sara Batkie

Named as a Traditional Fiction Finalist for the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award!



The Ultimate Engineer

Richard Jurek

Praised in Publishers Weekly:

“While according the most attention to Low’s professional achievements—which also included being named deputy NASA administrator in December 1969—Jurek takes care to humanize his subject, with appealing descriptions of Low’s devotion to his wife and to their five children… The result of Jurek’s extensive research and careful use of detail is a comprehensive portrait of a figure vastly greater in significance than in name recognition.”

A Year with the Sages

Rabbi Reuven Hammer

Review in The Reporter:

“One of the fascinating things about Torah study is that there is always something new to learn. Sometimes these ideas can be found by mining the writings of the sages (the ancient rabbis) and other times through reading the thoughts of contemporary spiritual leaders. Both of these can be found in Rabbi Reuven Hammer’s A Year with the Sages: Wisdom on the Weekly Torah Portion.


Meander Belt

M. Randall O’Wain

Praise from WRAL:

Meander Belt, the new memoir by UNC’s M. Randal O’Wain, is a heartbreaking work of staggering genius for the 21st century… this is not a pretty book.  In fact, it is gloriously messy.  It is a book about taking the path less traveled, about taking the hard way out, and about choosing the gloriousness of experience over the ease of tradition… In the end, Meander Belt is a revelation.”


The Distance Between

Timothy J. Hillegonds

Reviewed by The Observer:

“While reading this book is not as brutal as having lived it or even written it, it’s an intense experience that is nevertheless rewarding thanks to its heartfelt sincerity and longing for redemption.”


Extinction Events

Liz Beazeale

Review from Science Magazine:

“What survives an extinction event? What emotional and psychical, as well as physical, traces remain? What does it feel like to anticipate cataclysm? And to experience the falling apart of maps that can no longer situate and orientate us? Breazeale’s stories press time and again on these questions, as the flesh of mother and daughter merges with the ash of volcanoes (‘Ashcake’) and a memory of a kiss retains its Earthiness, even as it becomes a molecular cloud in the cosmos (‘The Supernova of Irvin Edwards’).”


The War Criminal’s Son

Jane Singer

Review in the Salisbury Independent:

“It might be easy to shrug off this tale as just another case of a family being torn apart by the divisions of the country during the Civil War. But Singer notes that family divisions within the service of the war were isolated singular cases. The division in the Winder family was exceptional.”


The Land of Truth

Jeffrey L. Rubenstein

Praise from the Jewish Book Council:

The Land of Truth is entertaining and thought-provoking. It effectively draws the reader into the world of Talmud study while also connecting this ancient text to modern ideas and ideals. Rubenstein makes the central lessons of the Talmud accessible, compelling, and meaningful for a contemporary reader.”


Oscar Charleston

Jeremy Beer

Review in the Library Journal:

“In this thorough account, Beer has created a definitive work on Charleston’s life and accomplishments. The result is a fascinating story and an important piece of sports history.”



Innovating in a Secret World

Tina P. Srivastava

Featured in MIT Management Sloan School.




Hilary Malatino

Recent lecture covered by Marist Circle.


Melissa Fraterrigo

Article written for Brevity.


Robert T. Mann

Featured in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette.


Tiffany Midge

Interviewed in Medium.

And in case you missed it…

B. J. Hollars’ Midwestern Strange was featured on Inside Edition:


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