New and Upcoming Releases

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The Third Brother · An Andy Hayes Mystery · By Andrew Welsh-Huggins

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The Birth of Sense · Generative Passivity in Merleau-Ponty’s Philosophy · By Don Beith

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Gone Dollywood · Dolly Parton’s Mountain Dream · By Graham Hoppe

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A Death in Bali · A Jenna Murphy Mystery · By Nancy Tingley

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Weedeater · An Illustrated Novel · By Robert Gipe

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Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

Named for the distinguished poet who taught for many years at Ohio University and made Athens, Ohio, the subject of many of his poems, the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize invites writers to submit unpublished collections of original poems.

The competition is open to both those who have not published a book-length collection and those who have.

Congratulations to Idris Anderson, winner of the 2018 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for Doubtful Harbor, selected by Sherrod Santos.

Penumbra, by Michael Shewmaker — the 2017 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize winner — has just come out. “This is the best first book I’ve read in ages.” (J. D. McClatchy) · “Shewmaker’s artistry reminds me of the exacting felicities of the Donald Justice of The Summer Anniversaries and the Richard Wilbur of Advice to a Prophet.” (Rodney Jones)

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New in African Studies

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Reel Pleasures · Cinema Audiences and Entrepreneurs in Twentieth-Century Urban Tanzania · By Laura Fair

New Trade Titles

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Fall or Fly · The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia · By Wendy Welch

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An Abundance of Flowers · More Great Flower Breeders of the Past · By Judith M. Taylor

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Counting Down · A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond · By Deborah Gold

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