The Labor of Literature: Democracy and
Literary Culture in Modern Chile by Jane
D. Griffin. University of Massachusetts
Press. $25.95. Chileans make and
circulate literature in defiance of
state censorship and independent of
capitalist definitions of value.
Words Fail: Theology, Poetry, and the
Challenge of Representation by Colby
Dickinson. Fordham University Press.
$90. Examines a trio of philosophers as
examples of how poetry offers a glimpse
into survival in a fragmented world.
Serving Diverse Students in Canadian
Higher Education, edited by C. Carney
Strange and Donna Hardy Cox.
McGill-Queen’s University Press.
$100. Improving the educational
experience of students at Canadian
colleges and universities.
Criminal Genius: A Portrait of High-IQ
Offenders by James C. Oleson. University
of California Press. $85. One of the first
studies of self-reported crimes of people
with genius-level IQ scores.
Thomas Wolfe and Lost Children in Southern
Literature by Paula Gallant Eckard.
University of Tennessee Press. $45.
Thomas Wolfe’s The Lost Boy as a
starting point to trace the theme of
lostness in Southern novels.
The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John
Donne, Volume 3: The Satyres edited by
Gary A. Stringer and others. Indiana
University Press. $80. Newly edited
critical texts of the five canonical satires
Imaging Urban Futures: Cities in Science
Fiction and What We Might Learn From
Them by Carl Abbott. Wesleyan
University Press. $27.95. How fictional
cities might help us envision a viable
and resilient urban future.
Globalization & Migration: A World in
Motion by Eliot Dickinson. Rowman
& Littlefield. $27. Emphasizes recent
developments in politics, climate
change, and the European refugee crisis
in examining why governments protect
borders, not people.
Seven Demon Stories from Medieval Japan
by Noriko T. Reider. University Press
of Colorado. $33.95. To study
demons is to study humanity, Reider
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tales with commentary.
Ruth Law: The Queen of the Air by Billie
Holladay Skelley and illustrated
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Manners of Love: Life Lessons in Giving and
Receiving by Joanne Burgess. WestBow
Press. $9.95. Through twenty-one
memories, the author looks through
answers in the Bible.
Guide to the Study of Intelligence edited
by Peter C. Oleson. Association of
Former Intelligence Officers. $95. Helps
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Dispositions in Teacher Education: A Global
Perspective edited by Anita G. Welch
and Shaljan Areepattamannil. Sense
Publishers. $54. Designed for teacher
education graduate programs, the book
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The Whistler by John Grisham. Penguin
Random House. $28.95. The latest
novel from best-selling author Grisham
looks at the dark side of the Florida
The Fabric of Indigeneity: Ainu Identity,
Gender, and Settler Colonialism in Japan
by Ann-Elise Lewallen. University of
New Mexico Press. $49.95. A synthesis
of research to show how women craft
Ainu and indigenous identities through
cloth and how fashion connects ancestral
values and lifestyles.
Inside the Clinton White House: An Oral
History by Russell L. Riley. Oxford
University Press. $29.95. Drawn from
more than 400 hours of conversations
with President Clinton’s colleagues,
this is an authoritative account of the
Summon Only the Brave! Commanders,
Soldiers, and Chaplains at Gettysburg
by John W. Brinsfield Jr. Mercer
University Press. $35. A look at the
Battle of Gettysburg through the
chaplains who served there, including
rosters from the Union and Confederacy.
Imagining Kashmir: Emplotment and
Colonialism by Patrick Colm Hogan.
University of Nebraska Press. $60.
The cinematic and literary imaginings
of the Kashmir region’s conflicts
Cultural Studies 1983: A Theoretical
History by Stuart Hall, edited by Jennifer
Daryl Slack and Lawrence Grossberg.
Duke University Press. $23.95. Eight
foundational lectures Hall delivered in
1983 in the field of cultural studies.
Children of the Great Recession, edited
by Sara McLanahan, Irwin Garfinkel,
and Christopher Wimer. Russell Sage
Foundation. Free. Scholars analyze the
effects of the Great Recession on parents
and young children.
Exposed: Environmental Politics and
Pleasures in Posthuman Times
by Stacy Alaimo. University of
Minnesota Press. $94.50. An approach to
environmentalism “from the inside out,”
revealing how the planet has transformed
ethics, politics, and humanity.
The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural
Spirituality Revolutionized Religion From
Antiquity to Today by April D. DeConick.
Columbia University Press. $35. The
emergence of Gnostic spirituality and a
subversive view of a transcendent God,
divine humans, and illusionary worlds.