Tag Archives: nonfiction

December 08

News and Reviews

BOOKS Glory Days Melissa Fraterrigo Listed in “The Best Fiction Books of 2017” by the Chicago Review of Books: “[Glory Days is] a quiet Midwestern ghost story with prose as clear and cold as the Nebraska plains in winter.” When Basketball Was Jewish Doug Stark Listed in the “Top 10 Great Reads for Chanukah 2017” from Jewish Link: […]

November 27

Reading List: Holiday Gift Guide

Wondering what to get for your book-loving family and friends? Browse our backlist to and find the perfect gift to compliment every personality and interest. (And our gift to you is thirty percent off your entire book order with our holiday sale).     For the TV and movie buff… There I Go Again: How […]

November 09

EXCERPT: Thinking Continental

The following collection of excerpts are from Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time, edited by Tom Lynch, Susan Naramore Maher, Drucilla Wall, and O. Alan Weltzien (November 2017). In recent years, talking about the environment has required the insights not only of scientists but also of poets, humanists, and social scientists. Combining essays, […]

October 30

Excerpt: In Cold Storage

The following is an excerpt from In Cold Storage: Sex and Murder on the Plains (Bison Books, 2015) by James W. Hewitt. Located in the remote and hilly land north and west of Cambridge, Nebraska, in the southwestern quarter of the state is Harry Strunk Lake, a mecca for Nebraska fishermen. The lake, a Bureau of […]

October 27

News and Reviews

Books Saga of Chief Joseph, Bison Classic Edition Helen Addison Howard New Introduction by Nicole Tonkovich Review in Publishers Weekly: “From Joseph’s years as a spiritual leader to the 1877 battle of the Bearpaw Mountains and surrender of the Nez Perce, Howard renders Joseph’s life and times in fine detail. Her storytelling reflects a sharp […]

October 24

What We’re Reading

October 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.   Dracula Bram Stoker “I thought it would be fun to theme my reading for the month. Not the best bedtime […]

October 20

A Celebration of Nebraska Books

Tomorrow is the Nebraska Center for the Book’s Celebration of Nebraska Books at the Nebraska History Museum! Winners of the 2017 Nebraska Book Awards will be honored and the celebration will include readings by some of the winning authors, designers, and illustrators of books with a Nebraska connection published in 2017. This year, UNP is […]

September 29

What We’re Reading

September 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.   The Complete Stories Clarice Lispector, Translated by Katrina Dodson “I wanted to buy it at AWP earlier this year but […]

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 […]

August 25

What We’re Reading

August 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.   The Simple Art of Murder Raymond Chandler “This collection is worth it for Chandler’s introduction alone. And the stories are […]