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Ohio University Press authors in the news


Imraan Coovadia, author of the 2016 novel Tales of the Metric System, (http://ohioswallow.com/book/Tales+of+the+Metric+System) wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about the Fallism movement in South Africa: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/opinion/a-chokehold-on-south-african-universities.html?_r=0.

And, as this early spring gets underway, Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees (http://ohioswallow.com/book/Midwestern+Native+Shrubs+and+Trees) and The Midwestern Native Garden (http://ohioswallow.com/book/The+Midwestern+Native+Garden) author Charlotte Adelman was on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Larry Meiller Show talking about Midwestern ecology and native alternatives for nonnative plants: http://www.wpr.org/listen/1066286. The press will release Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees in late March.

WVXU Cincinnati recently reviewed another great title for spring (http://wvxu.org/post/book-review-when-grandma-gatewood-took-hike#stream/0). When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike (http://ohioswallow.com/book/When+Grandma+Gatewood+Took+a+Hike) is written by Michelle Houts with illustrations by Erica Magnus. This is the first picture book about the legendary Appalachian Trail hiker from Gallipolis, and a great way to encourage kids to get outside.

Historian and blogger Keisha Blain, who created The Charleston Syllabus, included Nikki M. Taylor's Driven toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio (http://ohioswallow.com/book/Driven+toward+Madness) in a roundup of important new books on slavery for The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/seven-notable-new-books-on-slavery_us_58b2e82de4b0658fc20f9698. The book tells the story of Margaret Garner, who was the real-life basis for the character of Sethe in Toni Morrison's Beloved.

Ohio photography gift book: Ohio University sale

Ohio University Press has just released Ohio in Photographs: A Portrait of the Buckeye State (http://ohioswallow.com/book/Ohio+in+Photographs) by leading landscape photographers Ian Adams and Randall Schieber. Governor John Kasich wrote the foreword. This coffee table book is the only of its kind about Ohio. Every county in the state is represented in a total of 400 photographs. To celebrate the book’s publication, the press is offering a special 30 percent discount to Ohio University faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Look for ordering details in an email later this week.