In 1919 a middle-aged Chicago advertising writer from Ohio, a failure as a businessman, husband, and father, published a small yellow book of short stories intended to “reform” American literature. Against all expectations, Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life achieved what its author intended: after 1919 and after Winesburg, Ohio, American literature would be written and read freshly and differently.Winesburg,
Planted by the Signs brings us the contemporary Appalachian poetry of Misty Skaggs. With a knack for pointed personal and social observation, she tells the stories of generations of women who have learned to navigate a harsh world with a little help from the Farmers’ Almanac and the stars: women who know how to plant by the signs.
Players, Teams, and Stadium Ghosts collects more than 130 sports columns and stories, written over three decades, to offer a smorgasbord of nostalgia and discovery—including the origin stories of some of today’s biggest names in sports—for fans in Ohio and beyond.
That’s it for September. If you’re curious about what’s coming out next month, you can get a sneak peek at October.