The University Book Store Press has been hard, hard, hard at work churning out exciting new titles for readers of all stripes. Whether you’re a fan of memoirs, poetry, family histories, we’ve got it all – you bring the taste, we provide the flavor! As Summer comes to a close, we’d like to single out some of the new titles that have landed on our shelves during these wonderful, sun-soaked months.
The newest of the new are two books by Sitahwilthey, For The Love of Nature and Between The Worlds. Both volumes are original, hand-written and -illustrated collections of poetry that explore the beauty and mystery of nature. UBS Press was thrilled to help Sitahwilthey prepare these books for a bound edition. Stop by and take a look! – these books must be seen to be believed. To boot, Sitahwilthey (also known as Marilyn Totten) will be reading later this month at the UBS Press reception.
Next up: A Far Cry From Here: Growing Up and Out of Fundamentalism by Theresa Mickey McCormick, a moving memoir of childhood and family framed against the backdrop of the 1940s Texas Panhandle. McCormick, who grew up in fundamentalist Christian family, tells a true coming-of-age story that will find resonance with readers of all kinds. Theresa McCormick – an artist, writer, educator, and Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University – will join us to read from A Far Cry From Here at the UBS Press reception.
Jeremy M. Tolbert returns with his second volume of poetry through the UBS Press, Talking With the Devil About Love. Featuring poems that have appeared in a number of publications, including Overpass Press and Having A Whiskey Coke With You, this new collection presents fans of poetry with exciting work from a fresh, new voice. Tolbert’s poems are tough, confrontational, and redemptive – hear it for yourself at the UBS Press reception, where Jeremy will be reading and signing the new collection.
Lastly, although many reading this now are avid readers, some of you may nonethless be aware of our local NFL team the Seattle Seahawks. No matter your level of enthusiasm, local author Colin Leadbetter has written (and illustrated) what may the strangest (and most important) Seahawks-related item to ever be sold in stores. It’s worth the time to come in and take a look – chances are, you won’t be the same afterward. Titled The Osprey: A 33-Point Vision of the Seahawks Future, Leadbetter’s book lists the steps Seattle must take to fully embrace & collectively ritualize our football phenomenon.
As always, University Book Store Press titles are on display and available for purchase next to the Film & Television section on the main floor of the Book Department. Come in, have a look and take home something wonderful!