Whitney Hale

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College: University Press of Kentucky

Give the Gift of Books This Holiday Season

Published: Dec 10, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2012) — Whether you’re shopping for avid or casual readers, the University Press of Kentucky has titles that will please anyone on your holiday list. From regional interest to sports and pop culture, the press has an extensive collection of new and older offerings that are sure to delight, and many can be found discounted this time of year in the University Press of Kentucky Holiday Sale.

 

For the reader of all things Kentucky, several recent titles featuring the work of state writers and folktales, personalities, religion, and local communities, may perk their interest.

 

 "A Kentucky Christmas," edited by George Ella Lyon, is an obvious choice for the season. This holiday book is a celebration of Christmas poetry, fiction, essays, recipes, and songs by more than 60 of the Bluegrass state’s finest writers. Another book focused on stories from around the state is "Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies." In "Kentucky Folktales," storyteller Mary Hamilton narrates tales and legends from all over the Bluegrass State, capturing the expression of Kentucky’s storytelling tradition. For the Appalachian literature lover, "The Hills Remember: The Complete Short Stories of James Still," is an excellent possibility. Edited by Ted Olson, this book compiles all of Still’s compelling and varied short stories into one volume and is a testament to a master writer.

 

Two other recent offerings from University Press of Kentucky explore Kentucky communities. "Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852," edited by James C. Klotter and former University of Kentucky history professor Daniel Rowland, examines the successes and failures of Central Kentuckians from statehood to the death of Henry Clay, in an investigation of the area’s cultural and economic development and national influence. Another book from University Press of Kentucky examines a Kentucky community by religion. Nora Rose Moosnick's "Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky: Stories of Accommodation and Audacity" reveals how Jewish and Arab women have navigated the intersection of tradition, assimilation, and Kentucky’s cultural landscape.

 

Kentucky is also known for its bigger-than-life personalities. In "George Keats of Kentucky: A Life," by Lawrence M. Crutcher, readers get a better picture of poet John Keats' brother. The book traces the Kentuckian from Regency London to the American frontier, correcting the misconceptions surrounding the Keats brothers’ relationship and revealing the details of George’s remarkable life in Louisville, Ky. And in Lindsey Apple's "The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch," readers learn how Clay's legacy impacted future generations of Clays.

 

While not all of the press' titles are on sale, more than 500 titles from the press are discounted up to 80 percent during the University Press of Kentucky Holiday Sale running through Feb. 15, 2013.

 

The University Press of Kentucky is offering a 20 percent discount on its most popular regional titles, such as "The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook" by Maggie Green and "The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook" by Albert W. A. Schmid, as well as new titles, such as "Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies" by editor Christel Schmidt. Other new titles, like "A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant" by Harry S. Laver, "The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event" by James C. Nicholson, UK alumnus and part-time history instructor, and "Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place" by bell hooks are also discounted.

 

The sale covers more than just new and regional titles. For the sports fanatic, "Golf and Philosophy: Lessons from the Links" by editor Andy Wible and "Tennis and Philosophy: What the Racket is All About" by editor David Baggett will make great stocking stuffers. Both books examine the relationship between sport and life. Other discounted titles will please any reader on your list. In the wake of the 2012 presidential election, books such as "Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent through American Popular Culture" by editors Timothy M. Dale and Joseph J. Foy and "Yes We Did? From King's Dream to Obama's Promise" by Cynthia Griggs Fleming are sure to entertain political junkies. Other titles, like "The Oprah Phenomenon" by editors Jennifer Harris and Elwood Watson and "The Philosophy of Horror" by editor Thomas Fahy, will fit the wish list of pop culture fans. These books and others are deeply discounted at 80 percent off the retail price.

 

The University Press of Kentucky is the scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, representing a consortium that now includes all of the state universities, five private colleges, and two historical societies. Led by Director Stephen Wrinn, its editorial program focuses on the humanities and the social sciences. Offices for the administrative, editorial, production and marketing departments of the press are found at UK, which provides financial support toward the operating expenses of the publishing operation.   

 

To order any of the highlighted titles or to see the entire sale selection, visit online at www.kentuckypress.com.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, (859) 257-8716 or whitney.hale@uky.edu

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