The Divorcées: A Novel


In midcentury America it’s hard for a woman to initiate a divorce — unless you can get to Reno. In Beaird’s debut novel, “The Divorcées,” that’s exactly where protagonist Lois Saunders finds herself: enjoying a six-week vacation at one of Nevada’s divorce ranches, waiting out the state’s only requirement to officially end her loveless marriage. While rubbing elbows with everyone from movie stars to cowboys, Lois meets a mysterious new friend who breaks her world — with all of its conventions — wide open. (Flatiron Books)

Across the Worlds of Islam: Muslim Identities, Beliefs, and Practices from Asia to America


Although Islam is often associated with the Middle East, the religion boasts incredible diversity and complexity the world over. In Curtis’ latest work, “Across the Worlds of Islam,” the Indiana University religious studies professor and award-winning author of 14 books explores the lives and identities of marginalized Muslims around the world, painting a more comprehensive portrait of Islam’s many varied communities. (Columbia University Press)

Reconceptions: Modern Relationships, Reproductive Science, and the Unfolding Future of Family


Family can mean many things beyond the traditional structure of “mom and dad with 2.5 kids in a house with a white picket fence.” In “Reconceptions,” Lehmann-Haupt, a journalist and single mother by choice, explores cutting-edge reproductive science through the stories of real people creating families on their terms. True to its title, this book will change your conception of family and all that’s possible when bringing a new human into the world. (BenBella Books)

From the Human to the Humane: Eugen Kullmann, Teacher


We’ll admit to being biased, but we believe the Kenyon family of professors is the best in the world. However, one in particular, the late Dr. Eugen Kullmann who died in 2002, touched so many lives that 40 of his students were inspired to write essays in his memory. This memorial collection beautifully illustrates Kullmann’s legacy at Kenyon and beyond. To order, contact Lebow at” (Peter E. Randall Publishing)

The Ranch Table: Recipes from a Year of Harvests, Celebrations, and Family Dinners on a Historic California Ranch


Along California’s Central Coast lies the historic ranch which chef Elizabeth Poett calls home. By going with the flow of the seasons, choosing fresh, in-season ingredients to make simple yet wholesome meals — just as generations of her family before her have done on this same ranch — Poett illustrates what it really means to eat farm to table. With an unpretentious approach to hospitality cooking and everyday family meals, she shows readers that what makes meals unforgettable isn’t elaborate food but the memories you make around the table with the people you love. (William Morrow Cookbooks)

Additional Releases

Juan Calzadilla, Translated by Professor of Spanish Katherine M. Hedeen and Olivia Lott ’15, “The Roof of the Whale Poems”

David Guenther ’84, “The Art Dealer’s Apprentice”

Susan (Hopkins) Charland ’01, “Public Engagement Made Easy: A Guide for Planners and Policymakers”

David Bukszpan ’02, “Crosswordese”

Peter Smagorinsky ’74, “L. S. Vygotsky and English in Education and the Language Arts”

Daniel Z. Epstein ’05, “The Investigative State: Regulatory Oversight in the United States”

Jeffrey A. Wolin ’72, “Measuring Time”

Tamara E. Kneese ’06, “Death Glitch: How Techno-Solutionism Fails Us in This Life and Beyond”

 Dr. Lean’tin Bracks ’74 H’08, “African American Almanac: 400 Years of Triumph, Courage and Excellence: 2nd Edition”

Lawrence H. Witner ’69, “Federal Individual Income Tax, Three Parallel Income Tax Systems”

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