Category Archives: Bison Books

October 12

Zodiac-inspired Reading List

Tayler Lord is a publicist/Libra/middle child/INFJ.  I am a very proud Libra, which is the absolute best of the Zodiac signs, as any Libra will tell you. Libras are social, diplomatic, graceful, compassionate—basically everything good. We do have some trouble making decisions (just ask anyone who has ever tried to make dinner plans with me) […]

October 06

Publicist Picks: Native Voices, Diplomatic Memoirs, and other December Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or the much-awaited fall weather, for that matter). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in December. Anna Weir: During the South Dakota Festival […]

September 29

News and Reviews

Books   How We Won & Lost the War In Afghanistan Douglas Grindle Praise from Publishers Weekly: “This is a well-told story and a must-read for those who want to understand the obstacles to success in Afghanistan.”   The Heart of Torah Rabbi Shai Held Feature in Times of Israel: “Rabbi Held’s own love of Torah animates […]

September 26

Where in the West is Mark Spitzer?

Mark Spitzer loves fish and he loves to fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this blog series, Spitzer shares his experiences traveling the American West while researching a select number of freshwater fish that are often […]

August 04

News and Reviews

Books 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.”   Solomon D. Butcher John E. Carter Review essay in the Paris Review: […]

August 01

Remembering Warren K. Urbom

Warren K. Urbom was a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska since 1970. He passed away Friday, July 28, at the age of 91. His memoir, Called to Justice: The Life of a Federal Trial Judge (Bison Books, 2012), provides the first behind-the-scenes look at what quickly became one of the most […]

July 21

News and Reviews

Books Vice Capades Mark Stein Review in Inside Higher Ed: “There is something amusing, but also intriguing, about seeing examples from history of people working themselves up into a righteous frenzy of alarm and condemnation about, say, juggling, which was illegal in some of the early American colonies.”   Saving One’s Own Mordecai Paldiel Review essay […]

July 19

Reading List: Creative Writing

Whether you’re using your summer months to make a dent in that writing project or looking for some inspiration or guidance, this list is sure to get your creative juices flowing.   Black Jesus and Other Superheroes (September 2017) Venita Blackburn Winner of this year’s Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, this short story collection follows […]

June 29

The Marketeers Club: The Patient Genre

Anna Weir is a publicist at UNP Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, she’s a level 12 war cleric. Of all the books of all subjects, genres, and sizes that I publicize for UNP (and the ones that I’ve read, am reading, or wish I had read or was reading), I think science fiction might be […]

June 28

Remembering Jim Piersall

Former major leaguer and author Jim Piersall died earlier this month at a care facility in Wheaton, Illinois, after a monthslong illness. He was eighty-seven years old. Piersall played baseball in the 1950s and 1960s for the Boston Red Sox, the Cleveland Indians, the Washington Senators, the New York Mets, and the California Angels. After […]