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Summer release takes us to Amish country
Ohio University Press releases latest mystery  

Jun 26, 2008  
By Jeff Kallet  

Outlook features a monthly column showcasing recent titles published by Ohio University Press. The largest university press in Ohio, the press publishes 50 books annually on a variety of topics. These books carry the Ohio University name into the world, receiving national and international attention from leading scholarly journals, prominent review media and prestigious award competitions.

Fresh from the printer just in time for summer reading, an Amish mystery is the latest release from Ohio University Press. "Separate from the World: An Ohio Amish Mystery," by P.L. Gaus, is the sixth title Gaus has written for the press' best-selling Ohio Amish Mystery Series.

Books in this series are among the Ohio University Press' most popular. The stories offer readers the pacing and intrigue of traditional mysteries along with insights into Amish culture and society.

In "Separate from the World," two apparently unrelated murders -- one involving an Amish victim and one involving an "English" victim -- occur while the Holmes County Amish community is split over a genetic testing controversy. The series' protagonist, Professor Michael Branden, becomes involved in the investigation, leading readers on a fascinating journey through biochemistry labs and across pastoral landscapes.

Past Ohio Amish Mystery books have received numerous positive reviews in outlets such as  The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus, Christian Science Monitor and a host of regional newspapers. Gaus, who recently retired as head of the College of Wooster's chemistry department, is in frequent demand as a speaker at libraries and bookstore events. Plans are in the works for an author blog, and a "Separate from the World" reading Gaus recorded for Wired for Books will be available soon.
Click here for more information on "Separate from the World."

Other recent Ohio University Press titles:

  • "Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization, and Poverty in Africa," edited by William G. Mosely and Leslie C. Gray. This collection of essays considers a range of global and local issues related to the growth of cotton production in the world's poorest region. Click here for more information.

  • "Being 'Dutch' in the Indies: A History of Creolisation and Empire, 1500?1920," by Ulbe Bosma and Remco Raben. For generations in the Dutch colonial territories, people of mixed Dutch and Asian descent played major roles in commerce, society and government. This Old World social arrangement came to an end after World War I. View more information.

  • "The Carnivalesque Defunto: Death and the Dead in Modern Brazilian Literature," by Robert H. Moser. Brazil often is perceived as a land of soccer, samba and sunny beaches, but this study reveals a darker element that has emerged in modern Brazilian literature. Click here for more information.


Related Links
Ohio University Press: http://www.ohioswallow.com/ 

Published: Jun 26, 2008 8:00 AM  

Separate from the World




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