The singular American life is a source of endless diversity, and the methods of telling the life are as important as the details themselves. The American Lives series, called “splendid” by Newsweek, features works of creative or literary memoir that, … Continue reading A Closer Look at the American Lives Series
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, ratings, and more! Today we’re saying Happy First Birthday to JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America’s Newest Jews by Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt (Nebraska, 2016). Helen Kiyong … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to JewAsian!
The following contribution is by Brent M. Rogers, author of Unpopuar Sovereignty: Mormons and the Federal Management of Early Utah Territory (Nebraska 2017). Rogers is a historian and documentary editor for the Joseph Smith Papers. He is also an instructor of history and religious … Continue reading From the Desk of Brent Rogers: Fit for Self-Governance
Books Stories from Afield by Bruce Smith Praise from Kirkus reviews: “Reflective thoughts and vibrant specifics bring a nature biologist’s love of the outdoors to readers.” Culture on Two Wheels Edited by Jeremy Withers and Daniel P. Shea Review … Continue reading News and Reviews
Books My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married by Joey Franklin Praise from Shelf Awareness: “As a title, My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married has the hollow ring of a bumper sticker or T-shirt. Luckily, the contents promise a much stronger, deeper resonance with thoughtful readers who may see themselves reflected in Franklin’s often universally recognizable stories about childhood, children, growing up and adulthood.—Rob LeFebvre, freelance writer and editor Discover: These thoughtful, emotional and touching personal essays explore universal themes of the human experience.” Dawnland Voices edited by Siobhan Senier Review from Times Literary Supplement: “. . . puts another … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS
Books My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married by Joey Franklin Praise from Reading Glutton: “Franklin’s essays are just deep enough not to be trivial, just light-hearted enough not to be heavy, and readable enough not to be dull. Highly recommended!” The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony by Ladan Osman Review from Rain-Taxi: “Ladan Osman conveys a language and logic that is disturbingly fresh; it leaps from one observation to another and speaks familiarly yet obliquely enough to make us listen a little harder.” Remembering French Algeria by Amy L. Hubbell Recommendation from CHOICE: “Hubbell’s Remembering French Algeria is an intriguing and important contribution to scholarship on … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS
Melissa Schneider, LMSW, is a licensed relationship counselor and the author of The Ugly Wife is a Treasure at Home: True Stores of Love and Marriage in Communist China (Potomac Books, 2014), a collection of stories including the two … Continue reading From the desk of Melissa Schneider: China’s Mid-Autumn Festival – Let The Wife Races Begin