We’re pleased to announce the following books to be published this month.
April 10, 2018
Daughter in Retrograde: A Memoir
“Set against the backdrop of casserole-heavy Wisconsin, Kersten’s memoir is pithy and hopeful; she writes with great wonder about human existence and the mysteries of life after death.”— Booklist
“Finds miracles in the mundane and illuminates the deeper truths of love. . . .
A finely written memoir that captures the sass and splendor of
two unforgettable women.”— Foreword Reviews
“Alternately comic and poignant, Kersten’s book is a coming of-age story about faith and a searching meditation on the mother-daughter bond. . . . A refreshingly quirky memoir of soul-searching and family.”— Kirkus Reviews
April 17, 2018
J. D. Salinger and the Nazis
“[A] concise narrative that enlightens a part of a dark and mysterious literary figure of our time.”—New York Journal of Books
“A convincing documentary narrative providing an important record of Salinger’s life during the war. Alsen presents a great deal of compelling new evidence that needs to be available for readers and scholars.”—John Wenke, author of J.D. Salinger: A Study of the Short Fiction
“A question driving Alsen’s research and analysis of Salinger’s early stories is, What did Jerry Salinger think, feel, and write about Nazis?”—Sarah Elbert, editor of The American Prejudice against Color
April 17, 2018
Among the Aspen: Northwoods Grouse and Woodcock Hunting
“Parman takes us along on these hunts, talking about the geography, geology, vegetation, hunting conditions, dogs dealing with the surroundings, and things that must go through a hunter’s and his dog’s minds when they are away from civilization.”—Outdoor News
“Most hunters are lovers of nature—its smells, sights, sounds, and the feelings that wilderness evokes. Parman, in these well-crafted stories and thoughtful essays, teaches us that there is much more to hunting than shooting.”—Jerry Apps
“The best outdoors writers are always good storytellers, and Parman follows in that tradition. Reading his words, we’re smelling the sweet ferns, hearing the faint clank of a dog’s bell, seeing the sudden flush of birds.”—Jerry Davis
First presented in the spring of 458 B.C.E. at the festival of Dionysus in Athens, Aeschylus’ trilogy Oresteia won the first prize. Comprising three plays—Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and The Furies—it is the only surviving example of the ancient trilogy form for Greek tragedies.
“Mulroy’s rendering could well become the standard text for students of classics in English, as pre-reading for those attempting the difficult Greek, and possibly as an acting version. . . . It is the best this reviewer has come across.”—Classics for All