Our Fall 2019 catalog has landed! Click on the catalog cover or the link in the caption to take the whole thing for a spin. We’ve also highlighted a few titles below that we think exemplify the range and depth of the list. We hope you’ll agree.
- Our latest collaboration with the Library of Congress and the lead title on the fall/winter list, Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words is a never-before seen collection of the civil rights icon’s personal writing and photographs. The book features one hundred color and black-and-white photographs from the Parks collection, many appearing in print for the first time, along with ephemera from the long life of a private person in the public eye. The accompanying exhibition opens at the Library of Congress on December 5, 2019.
- NEW SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT: The Peabody Series in Media History. Television History, the Peabody Archive, and Cultural Memory is the first edited volume devoted to the Peabody Awards Collection, a unique repository of radio and TV programs submitted yearly since 1941 for consideration for the prestigious Peabody Awards.
- NEW IN HISTORY: In Red, Black, White: The Alabama Communist Party, 1930-1950, Mary Stanton explores how communism helped the disenfranchised fight for social justice in the South. Reclaiming the Great World House edited by Vicki L. Crawford and Lewis V. Baldwin offers a global context for understanding the intellectual and sociopolitical legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The Long American Revolution and Its Legacy by Lester D. Langley explores how the American Revolution influenced U.S. history and the course of the revolutionary age throughout the world. Visions of Glory: The Civil War in Word and Image edited by Kathleen Diffley and Benjamin Fagan offers images and essays that shed light on the Civil War era, its culture, and its meaning. Joel P. Rhodes’ Vietnam War in American Childhood shows how our first “televised war” shaped American children’s hearts and minds.
- SHORT FICTION: The winner of the 2018 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Once Removed by Colette Sartor is a collection of stories that reveal the emotional challenges of the lives of women. This fall will also see the latest editions of our news series of Flannery O’Connor Award anthologies edited by Ethan Laughman: Rituals to Observe: Stories About Holidays and Spinning Away from the Center: Stories about Homesickness and Homecoming.
- CREATIVE NONFICTION: The latest from Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction, Emily Arnason Casey’s moving essays explore her family’s experiences of love, loss, and addiction in Made Holy. Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World: A Memoir Anthology, edited by Nancy C. Atwood and Roger Atwood, is a collection of narratives from authors with working-class backgrounds that reveals resiliency in tough times. The 2018 winner of the AWP Award for Creative Nonfiction, Steven Moore’s The Longer We Were There: Memoirs of a Part-Time Soldier is a memoir of a returning soldier who grapples from the tough questions that surround his war experience.
- POETRY: Christopher Kondrich’s National Poetry Series-winning Valuing asks how and why we place value and meaning on life’s intangibles. These deeply personal poems explore faith, love, ethics, and mortality from a variety of angles and through a variety of poetic forms as a means of questioning the origination of one’s own value system. In her Georgia Poetry Prize-winning collection Through a Small Ghost, Chelsea Dingman explores the difficult terrain of parenting after the loss of a stillborn child, navigating relationships through the trauma, and how trauma distorts our perceptions of reality.
- NEW IN PAPERBACK: Jim Downs’s classic Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation rewrote the history of gay life in the 1970s. Drawing on a vast trove of untapped records, Downs tells moving, revelatory stories of gay people who stood together to create a sense of community among people who felt alienated from mainstream American life.
- Conquistador’s Wake: Tracking the Legacy of Hernando de Soto in the Indigenous Southeast offers new insights on Native Americans and their interaction with the first Europeans in southern Georgia. Dennis B. Blanton tracks the legacy of Hernando De Soto in the indigenous Southeast, finding clues that place Hernando de Soto in Georgia via a different route than previously thought by historians and archaeologists.