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The Many Names for Mother selected as a finalist for the 2019 National Jewish Book Awards

Jan 16th, 2020 | Filed as: News

The Many Names For Mother by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach has been selected as a finalist of the 2019 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Poetry, Berru Award in Memory of Ruth and Bernie Weinflash.

“This book was selected after careful analysis by a panel of judges who are all authorities in their field. The judges encountered a great deal of [...]


The Civil War Monitor calls “Our Little Monitor” “fascinating” in new review

Jan 9th, 2020 | Filed as: News

The Civil War Monitor reviews “Our Little Monitor”: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War by Anna Gibson Holloway and Jonathan W. White.
“Why another Monitor book? In Our Little Monitor, authors Anna Holloway and Jonathan W. White demonstrate that a fascinating subject is never exhausted. Cutting-edge maritime archaeology and thorough historical research combine to produce an engaging narrative with plentiful illustrations, some not previously published. Numerous [...]


Learning to Heal awarded first place in the 2019 AJN Book of the Year Award in Creative Works

Jan 6th, 2020 | Filed as: News

Learning to Heal: Reflections on Nursing School in Poetry and Prose has been awarded first place in the 2019 AJN Book of the Year Award in Creative Works. Congratulations to editors Jeanne Bryner, Cortney Davis, and all the talented writers and staff made who’ve made it such a success.
“Now in its 50th year, the AJN Book of the Year Awards is [...]


At the Forefront of Lee’s Invasion wins Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable award for 2018′s best book on Gettysburg Campaign

Dec 6th, 2019 | Filed as: News

FROM:   Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable
RE:  Annual Distinguished Book Award
The Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable is pleased to announce that its annual award for the best book published on the Gettysburg Campaign in 2018  goes to Robert J. Wynstra for his work  At the Forefront of Lee’s Invasion: Retribution, Plunder, and Clashing Cultures on Richard S. [...]


Grist Journal reviews The Many Names for Mother

Dec 6th, 2019 | Filed as: News

Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts reviews The Many Names for Mother by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach.
“Hers is a voice worth listening to and learning from. The Many Names for Mother is haunted and haunting, and like all worthwhile poetry, unafraid to confess, simultaneously, ‘I don’t know,’ and ‘I know all too well.’”



Chicago Review of Books picks Resurrection of the Wild for its list of “9 Dazzling Small-Press Essay Collections”

Dec 5th, 2019 | Filed as: News

The Chicago Review of Books picks Resurrection of the Wild: Meditations on Ohio’s Natural Landscape for its list of “9 Dazzling Small-Press Essay Collections You May Have Missed.”
“Author Deborah Fleming, who has lived in rural Ohio and cared for its land for decades, shares fourteen interrelated essays, blending her own experiences with both scientific and literary research.” recommends Cleveland A to Z as “made-in-Cleveland” gift

Dec 2nd, 2019 | Filed as: News

Cleveland A to Z by John Grabowski is one of 31 made-in-Cleveland gifts recommended by
“Learn more about Cleveland in the new book Cleveland A to Z. The book consists of 72 articles that look at Northeast Ohio’s history, and it was put out as a part of the Western Reserve Historical Society’s 150th anniversary celebration.”
On [...]


Three KSU Press books make Cleveland Scene’s list of “40 books every Clevelander should read”

Dec 2nd, 2019 | Filed as: News recommends three Kent State University Press titles in its list of “40 books every Clevelander should read.” We couldn’t agree more.
The Coming of Fabrizze and A Lost King by Ramond DeCapite.
“An under-the-radar Cleveland novelist, Raymond DeCapite should rightly be considered the bard of the South Side. The longtime Tremont resident absorbed the ethnic melting [...]


Don’t miss Bigamy and Bloodshed author Larry Wood on Most Notorious podcast

Nov 15th, 2019 | Filed as: News

Author Larry Wood goes into detail on this riveting episode of Most Notorious.
“Emma Barrett Molloy was a well-known Evangelical Christian, temperance and women’s rights activist in the 1870s and 1880s. But in 1885 she found herself embroiled in a lurid scandal involving a con-artist named George Graham. Graham married Emma’s foster daughter, Cora Lee, but without [...]


Zoar author Kathleen Fernandez wins national award

Oct 31st, 2019 | Filed as: News

Kathleen M. Fernandez, former director of the North Canton Heritage Society, has won the Outstanding Publication Book Award from the Communal Studies Association for Zoar: The Story of an Intentional Community.
Zoar, published by the Kent State University Press, is an informative historical analysis of a group of German religious dissenters who immigrated to Ohio in [...]


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