Literature

Black Queer Flesh: Rejecting Subjectivity in the African American Novel Black Queer Flesh Rejecting Subjectivity in the African American Novel Alvin J. Henry 2020 Fall
A groundbreaking examination of how twentieth-century African American writers use queer characters to challenge and ultimately reject subjectivity
Nils Nils Ingri d’Aulaire and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire 2021 Spring
A loving tale of a boy who dreams of becoming a cowboy while also embracing his Norwegian heritage
Olav Audunssøn I: I. Vows Olav Audunssøn I I. Vows Sigrid Undset 2020 Fall
The initial volume in the Nobel Prize–winning author’s tumultuous, epic story of medieval Norway—the first new English translation in nearly a century
Radioactive Ghosts Radioactive Ghosts Gabriele Schwab 2020 Fall
A pioneering examination of nuclear trauma, the continuing and new nuclear peril, and the subjectivities they generate
Undiscovered Country: A Novel Undiscovered Country A Novel Lin Enger 2020 Fall
Now in paperback—a bold reinvention of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and a hair-bristling story of betrayal, revenge, and the possibilities of forgiveness
Infrastructures of Apocalypse: American Literature and the Nuclear Complex Infrastructures of Apocalypse American Literature and the Nuclear Complex Jessica Hurley 2020 Fall
A new approach to the vast nuclear infrastructure and the apocalypses it produces, focusing on Black, queer, Indigenous, and Asian American literatures
Wolf Island: Discovering the Secrets of a Mythic Animal Wolf Island Discovering the Secrets of a Mythic Animal L. David Mech 2020 Fall
The world’s leading wolf expert describes the first years of a major study that transformed our understanding of one of nature’s most iconic creatures
The Range Eternal The Range Eternal Louise Erdrich 2020 Fall
The story of a girlhood lived in the glow of a woodstove from one of the country’s most distinguished and beloved authors, now back in print
Capture: American Pursuits and the Making of a New Animal Condition Capture American Pursuits and the Making of a New Animal Condition Antoine Traisnel 2020 Fall
Reading canonical works of the nineteenth century through the modern transformation of human–animal relations
Swede Hollow: A Novel Swede Hollow A Novel Ola Larsmo 2020 Fall
A riveting family saga immersed in the gritty, dark side of Swedish immigrant life in America in the early twentieth century
The Wedding Heard ’Round the World: America’s First Gay Marriage The Wedding Heard ’Round the World America’s First Gay Marriage Michael McConnell 2020 Fall
Forty-four years after two men married in a legal ceremony in Minnesota, the Supreme Court has decided the question first raised by these gay pioneers
The Journal of Otto Peltonen: A Finnish Immigrant Story The Journal of Otto Peltonen A Finnish Immigrant Story William Durbin 2020 Fall
A portrait of the Finnish immigrant experience in Minnesota during the early twentieth century—now in paperback
Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes): A Novel Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes) A Novel Lorna Landvik 2020 Fall
A bittersweet, seriously funny novel of a life, a small town, and a key to our troubled times traced through a newspaper columnist’s half-century of taking in, and taking on, the world
In the Night of Memory: A Novel In the Night of Memory A Novel Linda LeGarde Grover 2020 Fall
Two lost sisters find family, and themselves, among the voices of an Ojibwe reservation
The Shared Room The Shared Room Kao Kalia Yang 2020 Spring
A family gradually moves forward after the loss of a child—a story for readers of all ages