Category Archives: Reading List

July 28

What We’re Reading

July 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.   My Name is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout “I will begin reading it for my book club’s August selection. I’ll let you […]

July 20

A Closer Look at the Anthropology of Contemporary North America Series

The Anthropology of Contemporary North America Series is one of UNP’s newest initiatives. The aim of this series is to publish teachable, empirically rich, and conceptually innovative books that contribute to the comparative anthropology of North America, emphasizing ethnographic approaches to contemporary subject matter. Published: Holding On: African American Women Surviving HIV/AIDS by Alyson O’Daniel […]

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 […]

July 04

Reading List: American History

Our history is filled with iconic moments and images that define us as a nation. Celebrate your independence and American-ness with these titles! Remembering America: How We Have Told Our Past By Lawrence R. Samuel Our interpretation and expression of our country’s past reflects how that self-identity has changed over the last one hundred years […]

June 30

What We’re Reading

June 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.   Messy Tim Harford “I’ve been reading his blog posts for a while and appreciate his thoughtful, measured, big picture take […]

June 16

Reading List: Happy Father’s Day!

Still searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift? We’ve got you covered! Tough Sell: Fighting the Media War in Iraq by Tom Basile “This book masterfully blends military history with politics and media studies, thus representing the truly multifaceted nature of warfare in the twenty-first century.”—Foreword Reviews Playing Through: Modern Golf’s Most Iconic Players and Moments by […]

June 13

Now available in paperback!

Summer is almost in full swing and these books are now all available in paperback editions. “This is an engaging, well-researched, often-original study of violent female speech in early modern English culture.”—Deborah Willis, Renaissance Quarterly   “In his ground breaking and comprehensive biography of Jack London, Author Under Sail: The Imagination of Jack London, Jay Williams […]

May 18

What We’re Reading

May 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.   Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil de Grasse Tyson “Since I’m married to someone with a fascination with physics […]

May 16

Reading List: Study with JPS

The Jewish Publication Society has been publishing thoughtful and thought-provoking books in Jewish literature and history for more than 125 years. This list highlights some of their Bible studies, commentaries, and other books helpful for devotion.   The Commentator’s Bible: Deuteronomy Edited, translated, and annotated by Michael Carasik “Anyone who is unfamiliar with medieval commentary, or […]

May 03

Reading List: Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

We’ve got all your beach/road trip/park/picnic/pool/inside-with-AC reading needs covered with our Summer Reading Sale! The following books (and many more) are available for thirty percent off, now through July 14.  Great Plains Geology by R.F. Diffendal Jr. Describes the distinct features of fifty-seven geologic sites, including fascinating places such as Raton Pass in Colorado and New Mexico, the […]