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New and Upcoming Titles
January 2020

Cover of 'The Book Keeper'

The Book Keeper
A Memoir of Race, Love, and Legacy
By Julia McKenzie Munemo

Decades after Julia McKenzie Munemo’s father died, she learned that he wrote interracial pornography. She hid the stack of his old paperbacks from her Zimbabwean husband, their mixed-race children, and herself before realizing her obligation to understand her racial legacy.

Memoir · Creative Nonfiction · Trade Nonfiction

Cover of 'Goshen Road'

Goshen Road
A Novel
By Bonnie Proudfoot

Set from the late 1960s through the early 1990s, this elegiac, unvarnished, and empathetic novel captures one working-class family in rural West Virginia as they balance on the dividing line between Appalachia old and new, with sisters Dessie and Billie Price as its urgently beating heart.

Fiction · West Virginia · Appalachia

Cover of 'Pearls, People, and Power'

Pearls, People, and Power
Pearling and Indian Ocean Worlds
Edited by Pedro Machado, Steve Mullins, and Joseph Christensen

Pearls, People, and Power is the first book to examine the trade, distribution, production, and consumption of pearls in the Indian Ocean over more than five centuries. Encompassing the geographical, cultural, and thematic diversity of Indian Ocean pearling, it deepens our appreciation of the historical dynamics of Indian Ocean worlds.

World and Comparative History · Indian Ocean Studies


That’s it for January. If you’re curious about what’s coming out next month, you can get a sneak peek at February.