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January 2020

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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

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Weedeater
An Illustrated Novel
By Robert Gipe

Weedeater picks up six years after the end of Robert Gipe’s first novel, Trampoline, and continues the story of the people of Canard County, Kentucky, living through the last hurrah of the coal industry and battling with opioid abuse. The events it chronicles are frantic, but its voice is by turns taciturn and angry, filled with humor and grace.

Fiction · Appalachia · Comics and Graphic Novels

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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

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Broken English
An Amish Country Mystery
By P. L. Gaus

The peaceful town of Millersburg, Ohio, is rocked by a woman’s murder. When a local reporter turns up dead as well, suspicion falls on David Hawkins, the first victim’s father. With Hawkins nowhere to be found among his Amish community, Professor Michael Branden sets out to uncover the elusive truth.

Mystery · Amish · Ohio

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Blood of the Prodigal
An Amish Country Mystery
By P. L. Gaus

Mystery and foreboding lurk in a quiet Old Order Amish community when a young boy goes missing one early morning without a trace. With a strong distrust of law enforcement and the modern “English” ways, the bishop must put his faith in an unlikely partnership. Will he find the boy before it’s too late?

Mystery · Amish · Ohio

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Clouds without Rain
An Amish Country Mystery
By P. L. Gaus

In the wake of a fatal accident involving an Amish buggy and an eighteen-wheeler, Professor Michael Branden’s suspicions grow alongside a number of mysterious happenings plaguing the quiet community. Will he uncover the true source of the crash before anyone else gets hurt?

Mystery · Ohio · Amish

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Cast a Blue Shadow
An Amish Country Mystery
By P. L. Gaus

A mute Mennonite girl with a troubled past. A wealthy benefactor found murdered in her home. In the wake of both events, Professor Michael Branden begins an investigation that threatens to tear Millersburg College apart.

Mystery · Ohio · Amish

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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

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The Phenomenology of Pain
By Saulius Geniusas

The Phenomenology of Pain is the first book-length investigation of its topic to appear in English. Groundbreaking, systematic, and illuminating, it opens a dialogue between phenomenology and the sciences to argue that science alone cannot clarify the nature of pain experience without incorporating a phenomenological approach.

Phenomenology · Medical Humanities · Psychology