We are thrilled to announce a new book for our Notches imprint, Roseland by Rayshauna Gray. Spanning 200 years, Roseland tells the story of the last seven generations of Gray’s family through her direct female ancestors, alongside the arc of U.S. history. Using research and oral histories, Roseland explores that tender place where myth meets memory -- and the meaning between. In her essay, “Chiasmus: A Narrative of Ascent,” essay published in Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology (Belt Publishing 2017), Gray opens with an ancestral roll call. Roseland will continue that call: “It’s 1986 and I’m born on the South Side...
Chicago Detours, a tour company for architecturally and historically minded Chicagoans, recently mentioned Rust Belt Chicago on their holiday gift guide. Also noted: Young Mr. Obama by Belt author Edward McClelland. We especially appreciate that they encourage holiday shoppers to pick up their books from local independent bookstores. Check out their full list of recommendations here.
Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate the launch of Grand Rapids Grassroots at The Pyramid Scheme! If you missed the party, catch co-editor Dani Vilella in conversation with a panel of anthology contributors at Grand Rapids Public Library on December 7th.
Cincinnati's CityBeat named How To Speak Midwestern in their list of "Notable Regional Books for 2017." Check out the full list of titles with Cincinnati appeal here.
Hey Pittsburgh: The Boozy Brunch Book Fair is this Sunday, December 3, at Threadbare Cider & Mead! Mark Meyer and Meredith Meyer Grelli are the keynote speakers at this event featuring food and drink authors from around the country. Each author talk will be paired with a cocktail included in the price of your ticket. Click here for more info, or visit Threadbare Cidery's website to purchase tickets. Even if you can't make it out to Threadbare, you can catch Mark and Meredith talking about their new book on PCNTV's program PA Books Sunday night, 7:00 PM EST. Click here for more info and a preview.