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Forthcoming Books

Love Deeper Than a River: My Life in San Antonio

Lila Banks Cockrell (author), Catherine Nixon Cooke (author), Henry Cisneros (foreword)

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Paperback release: Feb 2020

Lila Banks Cockrell has been an important voice in San Antonio politics and public life for more than six decades. In Love Deeper Than a River, she recalls her life as a public servant in the city she loves and, as member of the Greatest Generation, recounts how coming of age during Prohibition, the Great Depression, World War II, and the burgeoning civil rights movement influenced her political views and kindled her...

While the book serves as a handy history of San Antonio’s emergence onto the national stage, it also suggests how modern politicians at all levels may find a way past the...San Antonio Express-News

The Duchess of Angus

Margaret Brown Kilik (author), Jenny Davidson (contributor), Laura Hernández-Ehrisman (contributor), Char Miller (contributor)

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Paperback release: Apr 2020

Written in the 1950s and discovered by family members years after her death, Margaret Brown Kilik’s shocking coming-of-age novel of the emotional and sexual brutality of young women’s lives in wartime San Antonio deserves a place on the shelf alongside classic novels like Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Carson McCullers’s The Member of the Wedding.    The Duchess of Angus reworks Kilik’s unusual personal history (her...

Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy

Simmons Buntin (editor), Elizabeth Dodd (editor), Derek Sheffield (editor)

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Paperback release: Apr 2020

America is at a crossroads. Conflicting political and social perspectives reflect a need to collectively define our moral imperatives, clarify cultural values, and inspire meaningful change. In that patriotic spirit, hundreds of writers, artists, scientists, and political and community leaders have come together since the 2016 presidential election to offer their impassioned letters to America, in a project envisioned...

Terra Antarctica: Looking into the Emptiest Continent

William L. Fox (author)

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How do humans turn land into landscape and maps into art? William Fox has worked for more than three decades in the world’s harshest places, and everywhere he goes he has posed these questions in order to understand how we make space into place, and place into home. Now he takes us to the Antarctic, a continent so distant and difficult that everyone who has ever visited it would fit into a single football stadium....

Charts Fox’s three-month stay in the world’s emptiest, coldest, and driest continent—a place where weather reports ‘come in three flavors,’ Conditions Three, Two, and One... — CMC Magazine

The West Will Swallow You: Essays

Leath Tonino (author)

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At eighteen, Vermont native Leath Tonino ventured west to attend college in Colorado. Upon hearing his destination, many of Tonino’s friends and family predicted that he’d never come back; he’d make the “land of endless space and sky, its ranges and their storms” his home. The West will swallow you,” one said, in a tone that felt like part warning and part prophecy. More than a decade later Tonino continues to call...

Although the adventures collected here range widely in terrain and tone, the western landscape is always front and center—focusing on Arizona’s remote Kaibab Plateau,...Addison County Independent

Dispatches from the End of Ice: Essays

Beth Peterson (author)

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The future of the world’s ice is at a critical juncture marked by international debate about climate change and almost daily reports about glaciers and ice shelves breaking, oceans rising, and temperatures spiking across the globe. These changing landscapes are wrought with mystery, and for Beth Peterson it became personal. A few months after Peterson moved to a tiny village on the edge of Europe’s largest glacier,...

Following the trails Peterson maps, you don’t so much find your way to and from the northern latitudes as get lost in them along with her—lost in a way that makes you look...Donovan Hohn, author of Moby Duck

How the Gringos Stole Tequila: The Modern Age of Mexico’s Most Traditional Spirit

Chantal Martineau (author)

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Once little more than party fuel, tequila has graduated to the status of fine sipping spirit. How the Gringos Stole Tequila traces the spirit’s evolution in America from frat house firewater to luxury good. But there’s more to the story than tequila as upmarket drinking trend. Chantal Martineau spent several years immersing herself in the world of tequila—traveling to visit distillers and agave farmers in Mexico,...

A phenomenal bookprobably one of the smartest books about a spirit Ive ever read.Toronto Star

Fault Lines: Portraits of East Austin

John Langmore (author)

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East Austin, just across Interstate 35 from Austin, Texas’s capital city, is a historically working-class neighborhood that in recent years has become an arts district and hotbed for real estate developers targeting a young urban population. The shops and restaurants that for decades served Latino and African American residents are being crowded out by coffee shops, cocktail bars, and upscale bakeries hoping to...

John Langmore turned his lens on East Austin and discovered a rich history and community. — Austin Chronicle