The holidays are the perfect time to curl up by the fire with your favorite book. And this winter, UNCG has plenty to offer. From literary fiction to turtle habitat guides to an encyclopedia on transportation around the world, these 2017 faculty book publications make great holiday reading.

The Salt Line
By Holly Goddard-Jones (English)
A dystopian novel in which thrill-seeking characters cross the gigantic salt line that separates their society from a menacing breed of disease-carrying ticks.

Everything, Then and Since
By Michael Parker (English)
Compact stories of youth, age, reflection and yearning that reveal the private nuances within the lives of individuals in the contemporary South.

Children with Enemies
By Stuart Dischell (English)
Poems that elucidate the concealed histories of strangers and travelers, their life snapshots channeled and translated by the all-observant watcher-narrators.

Minicars, Maglevs, and Mopeds: Modern Modes of Transportation around the World
Edited by Selima Sultana (Geography) and Joe Weber
A collection of mini-essays that describe the most up-to-date surface transport technologies and routes in use on every continent.

Lucinda Devlin: Sightlines
By Lucinda Devlin, Nancy Doll, Elaine D. Gustafson, Lisa Hostetler (Weatherspoon Art Museum)
Photography and essays published in conjunction with the exhibition “Lucinda Devlin: Sightlines” on view at UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum in spring 2017.

The Native South: New Histories and Enduring Legacies
Edited by Greg O’Brien (History) and Tim Alan Garrison
Essays by ethnohistorians of the American South concerning Native American history from the 16th to the 21st century.

Making Money: Life, Death, and Early Modern Trade on Africa’s Guinea Coast
By Colleen E. Kriger (History)
Research revealing Anglo-African trade and social relations on the west coast of Africa in the 17th century.

The Box Turtle Connection: Building a Legacy
By Ann Berry Somers (Biology), Catherine E. Matthews (Teacher Education Higher Education) and Ashley A. LaVere
A guide to box turtles, box turtle habitats and box turtle citizen science.

 

List compiled by Susan Kirby-Smith, University Communications