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Book cover of Hannah Barkers book, The Most Precious Merchandise, shows a painting of four figures in a row boat carrying cargo.
The Mediterranean Trade in Black Sea Slaves, 1260-1500
Hannah Barker

The history of the Black Sea as a source of Mediterranean slaves stretches from ancient Greek colonies to human trafficking networks in the ...

Cover image of Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow
Stories of Tomorrow
Edited by Kirsten Berg, Torie Bosch, Joey Eschrich, Ed Finn, Andrés Martinez

"Future Tense Fiction" is a collection of electrifying original stories from a veritable who’s-who of authors working in speculative literature ...

Cover of Louis Owens co-edited by Joe Lockard
Writing Land and Legacy
Edited by Joe Lockard and A. Robert Lee

"Louis Owens: Writing Land and Legacy" explores the wide-ranging oeuvre of this seminal author, examining Owens’ work and his importance in ...

Cover of Bodies Built for Game edited by Natalie Diaz
The Prairie Schooner Anthology of Contemporary Sports Writing
Edited by Natalie Diaz, Hannah Ensor

Sport has always been central to the movements of both the nation-state and the people who resist that nation-state. Think of the Roman Colosseum ...

Cover of The Daily Jane Austen by Devoney Looser
A Year of Quotes
Jane Austen
Edited by Devoney Looser

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is eminently, delightfully and delectably quotable. This truth goes far beyond the first ...

Cover of The Kingdom of Glee by Nicholas Tana
Illustrated by: Jessica Abbott and Elise Leutwyler
Nicholas Tana

A mean wizard sends three monsters to torment the Kingdom of Glee led by King Gentle, with the hope of discovering why the people living there are ...

Cover of Monsters Are Afraid of Babies by Nicholas Tana
Illustrated by: Elise Leutwyler and Jessica Abbott
Nicholas Tana

A boy learns to face his fear of monsters after discovering that monsters are afraid of his baby sister. Inspired by a child's ...

Cover of The Kitten, The Cat and The Apple by Nicholas Tana
Illustrated by: Matthew Molleur
Nicholas Tana

A cat tries to entertain its bored and impatient kitten leading to profound questions about the meaning of life, until eventually, both discover ...


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