White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing
By Gail Lukasik
Air Date/Time December 8, 3 pm CST
1st ed., hardcover, 316 p.
Gail’s journey of self-discovery and redemption begins with her appearance on PBS Genealogy Roadshow. Introducing herself with the words “I’m a mystery author who’s never been able to solve my own family mystery”, she learns in a very public way the very private history her mother kept secret.
In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother’s...Learn More
Divided on D-Day:
How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the
Allied Victory at Normandy
By Ed Gordon & David Ramsay
Air Date/Time: November 9, 5pm (Central)
1st ed., 461p., cloth
In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of D-Day comes this fresh perspective on the Normandy invasion — -the beginning of the end of World War II. The book highlights the conflicting egos, national rivalries, and professional abilities of the principal D-Day commanders who planned and executed the OVERLORD Operation and its...Learn More
Beyond the Crossroads:
The Devil and The Blues Tradition
by Adam Gussow
Air Date/Time: November 4, 1pm (Central)
The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He’s not just the music’s namesake (“the devil’s music”), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is...Learn More
Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race
and the Gothic South
by Karen Cox
Air Date/Time October 4, 3:30pm (Central)
1st ed., 240p., cloth
The incredible true story of a murder, a mansion, madness… and goats.
In 1932, the city of Natchez, Mississippi was hit with an unexpected influx of journalists and tourists as the lurid story of a local murder was splashed across headlines nationwide. Two eccentrics, Richard Dana and Octavia Dockery—known in the press as the “Wild Man” and the “Goat...Learn More
My Sister’s Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin’s Siberia
by Donna Solecka Urbikas
Air Date/Time August 1, 2pm (Central)
1st ed., 312p., hardcover
In 1940, Janina Slarzynska and her five-year-old daughter Mira were taken by Soviet secret police (NKVD) from their farm in eastern Poland and sent to Siberia.
In the 1950s, younger daughter Donna yearns for a “normal” American life. In this unforgettable memoir, Donna recounts her family history, finally understanding the damaged mother who had saved her sister.
Finalist, Best Traditional Non-Fiction...Learn More
The Witch’s Cauldron
by Laura Tempest Zakroff
Air Date/Time July 25, 2pm (Central)
1st ed., 288p., paperback
Explore the spellbinding history, tradition, and modern uses of the Witch’s cauldron. From blessing and using your cauldron in ritual and divination to practicing kitchen witchery with it, this easy-to-use book provides essential information for Witches of all ages and skill levels.
The Witch’s Cauldron shows you the ins and outs of one of the most iconic tools in Witchcraft. Learn about the cauldron’s role in...Learn More
The Radium Girls
by Kate Moore
Air Date/Time May 11, 2:30pm (Central)
1st ed., 496p., cloth with dj
The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s undark danger…
The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.
Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst...Learn More
Girl in Disguise
by Greer Macallister
Air Date/Time April 13, 3pm (Central)
1st ed., 320p., hardcover
Inspired by the real story of investigator Kate Warne, this spirited novel follows the detective’s rise during one of the nation’s times of crisis, bringing to life a fiercely independent woman whose forgotten triumphs helped sway the fate of the country.
With no money and no husband, Kate Warne finds herself with few choices. The streets of 1856 Chicago offer a desperate widow mostly trouble and ruin―unless that...Learn More
Algren: A Life
By Mary Wisniewski
Air Date/Time January 17, 6pm (Central)
1st ed., Cloth, with dj.
A tireless champion of the downtrodden, Nelson Algren, one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th century, lived an outsider’s life himself. He spent a month in prison as a young man for the theft of a typewriter; his involvement in Marxist groups earned him a lengthy FBI dossier; and he spent much of his life palling around with the sorts of drug addicts, prostitutes, and poor laborers...Learn More