Our Fall/Winter 2016 catalog has landed! We are happy to say that within its pages we’re announcing some of our best titles to date. Just click on the link within the catalog cover to take the whole thing for a spin. Below we are including a few highlight we think exemplify the range and depth of the list. We hope you’ll agree.
- Two books debut our new music series, Music of the American South. In the autobiography Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, the country music legend vividly evokes—both for new readers and his many fans—a long-gone Nashville and the fascinating characters who created early country. From the country legacy of Nashville to the rollicking, creative birth of college rock in Athens, GA, the 25th anniversary edition of Party out of Bounds chronicles the bands and scene that shaped a generation of musicians, including R.E.M., the B52’s, and Pylon.
- Erskine Caldwell, Margaret Bourke-White, and the Popular Front explores the work produced by this famous couple during a trip taken to the Soviet Union in 1941. Jay Caldwell’s personal connection to his subjects—he is Erskine’s son—lends depth to his analysis, aiding an acute critical perspective on two great artist of the twentieth century.
- Mike Dorcas and Whit Gibbons continue their collaborative streak with a new authoritative and beautiful guide, Snakes of the Eastern United States. With nearly 400 color photographs, geographic range maps, and information covering identification, ecology, and behavior, this comprehensive guide will be an essential tool for anyone interested in snakes from Florida to Maine.
- A Lillian Smith Reader edited by Margaret Rose Gladney and Lisa Hodgens is a collection of writings from one of Georgia’s most progressive and outspoken writers of the early twentieth century and a pioneering Appalachian voice who advocated for civil rights for people of color and the LGBT community at a time when it was dangerous to do so.
- This fall brings to print collections from the latest winners of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. In The Current That Carries, Lisa Graley writes about the people of Appalachia in West Virginia with a keen eye focused on the humanity of her rural characters. In The Jungle Around Us, Anne Raelf’s stories deal with the real and metaphorical jungles present in places all over the world, from war-torn Europe to South America, and how we cope with fear and displacement.
- Working in the tradition of writers like Lewis Mumford and Marshal McLuhan, Doug Hill takes a “bird’s eye view” in his analysis of technology in Not So Fast.
- There are two fantastic additions to our Crux creative nonfiction series: Jericho Parms’s Lost Wax, a collection of coming-of-age essays that offer meditations on art, memory, form, content, and language, and Fire and Stone by Priscilla Long, in which deep curiosity informs a poetic exploration of science, identity, and the human condition.
- Historic Rural Churches of Georgia by Sonny Seals and George S. Hart—with a foreword by President Jimmy Carter—is a beautifully rendered collection of photographs that documents sacred spaces across Georgia, telling the history of these important landmarks while arguing for the importance of their preservation.