Category Archives: Reading List

April 21

What We’re Reading

April Staff Reading List UNP staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the books where our noses have been buried.   Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders “As always with my books, it was our Book Club book this month. It’s […]

March 24

What We’re Reading

March Reading List UNP staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the books where our noses have been buried. Vanished Arizona Martha Summerhayes “I was at Fort Verde State Historic Park last month, and the park ranger told me this Bison […]

March 20

Reading List: Hello, Spring

Looking forward to clearing out the garden and potting flowers? We have a few books that can help.   Wildflowers of the Western Plains Zoe Merriman Kirkpatrick “Dreamers, as well as those living in or trekking through the western Great Plains, a region from eastern Montana and the western Dakotas south to West Texas, will […]

March 16

Reading List: Nebraska 150 Books

This year marks Nebraska’s sesquicentennial—150 years since we were admitted as the 37th state. To celebrate, Nebraska 150 Books has put together a list of the 150 most important books about Nebraska. Today we’re sharing just a few of the noteworthy UNP books that made the list, in addition to our Nebraska 150 book sale.   Black […]

March 14

Reading List: Good Home Cookin’

There are few things more comforting on a snowy March day than a warm home filled with good, hot food. Here are a few books to jump start some kitchen inspirations.   At Mesa’s Edge Cooking and Ranching in Colorado’s North Fork Valley by Eugenia Bone “At Mesa’s Edge stands out for its 100-page memoir on […]

March 02

Reading List: Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we’re sharing just a few of our favorite books by and about women.  Separation Scenes: Domestic Drama in Early Modern England by Ann C. Christensen Separation Scenes argues that domestic plays make the absence of husbands for business the subject of tragedy by focusing not on where men […]

February 24

What We’re Reading

February Staff Reading List UNP staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the books where our noses have been buried.   In Search of Buddha’s Daughters Modern Journey Down Ancient Roads Christine Toomey “My first semester in college (and I won’t […]

February 20

Reading List: Presidents’ Day

A nonfiction book list for suggested reading this Presidents’ Day.  Affection and Trust is a riveting collection that follows Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, two giants of the post–World War II period who were primarily responsible for the Marshall Plan and NATO, among other world-shaping initiatives, as they move from an official relationship to one […]

February 14

The Marketeers Club: Books We Love

This Valentine’s Day, UNP’s Marketeers are talking about some favorite backlist books we love. Which ones have you read?    Gang of One: Memoirs of a Red Guard by Fen Shen “I love this book because the author’s escape from China is riveting. I think I read the second half in one sitting because I couldn’t […]

February 09

Reading List: Books by and about Refugees and Immigrants in America

Books by and about the millions of refugees and immigrants who have helped build America. The Mayans Among Us: Migrant Women and Meatpacking on the Great Plains by Ann L. Sittig and Martha Florinda González “I wish this were required reading for all our politicians and policy makers. I recommend it to all who yearn to […]