Williamstown and Williams College: Volume III

From the publisher: This book is designed as a sequel to Williamstown and Williams College: Explorations in Local History, published in 2018 by the University of Massachusetts Press, and Williamstown and Williams College: Further Explorations in Local History, published by Blurb in 2021. As in Dustin Griffin’s former volumes, it… Continue reading »

Our Roof Is Blue

From the publisher: This heartfelt story of resilience follows two siblings as they work to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Irma destroys their home in Puerto Rico. Esta emotiva historia de resiliencia sigue a dos hermanos en su proceso de recuperación luego de que el huracán Irma destruyera su casa… Continue reading »

The Society of Shame

From the publisher: In this timely and witty combination of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed and Where’d You Go, Bernadette? a viral photo of a politician’s wife’s “feminine hygiene malfunction” catapults her to unwanted fame in a story that’s both a satire of… Continue reading »

The Last Catastrophe: Stories

From the publisher: A vast caravan of RVs roams the U.S. A girl grows a unicorn horn, complicating her small-town friendships and big city ambitions. A young lady on a spaceship bonds with her AI warden while trying to avoid an arranged marriage. In Allegra Hyde’s universe, nothing is as… Continue reading »

Imagining Slovene Socialist Modernity: The Urban Redesign of Ljubljana’s Beloved Trnovo Neighborhood, 1951-1989

From the publisher: After the Second World War, Yugoslavia’s small regional cities represented a challenge for the new socialist state. These cities’ older buildings, local historic sites and low-quality housing clashed with socialism’s promises and ideals. How would the state transform these cities’ everyday neighborhoods? In the Slovene republic’s capital… Continue reading »

Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation

From the publisher: Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation sits at the intersection of history and contemporary life. Building upon in-depth conversations about representations of enslavement and emancipation at the close of the Civil War, this project originates from an analysis of sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward’s The Freedman (1863), one… Continue reading »

Tell the Rest

From the publisher: Delia Barnes and Ernest Wrangham met as teens at Celebration Camp, a church-supported conversion therapy program—the dubious, unscientific, Christian practice meant to change a person’s sexuality. After witnessing a devastating tragedy, they escaped in the night, only to take separate roads to their distant homes. They have… Continue reading »

Becoming 90

From the publisher: The personal memoir and life story of Bill Montgomery ’55 and his family. Bill Montgomery is a retired lawyer with five children and nine grandchildren who has been married to Debbie for 50 years. He has traveled widely and since childhood has been a dedicated woodworker. This… Continue reading »