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Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press is a leading publisher of Great Lakes books, Judaica, and African American studies, as well as a wide range of other scholarly and general interest titles. The Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University.

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The Shape of Regret

Poems by Herbert Woodward Martin

An authentic voice that is reflective of the author’s sincere appreciation for poetry.

Paperback
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347249
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347256
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The Queen Next Door

Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait

Linda Solomon
With a Foreword by Burt Bacharach and Afterword by Sabrina Vonne' Owens

Reflections on the life of Aretha Franklin captured in exclusive photographs by her friend, photojournalist Linda Solomon.

Hardback
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347287
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347294

The Comedian as Confidence Man

Studies in Irony Fatigue

Will Kaufman

In this lively and fascinating analysis of humorists and their work, Will Kaufman breaks new ground with his irony fatigue theory.

Paperback
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814346792
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814346808
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These are Love(d) Letters

Ames Hawkins

Intimate and unwavering exploration of love, loss, and the queer possibilities inherent in artistic aspiration.

Paperback
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347263
$21.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347270
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come see about me, marvin

poems by brian g. gilmore

An imagined personal exchange with Marvin Gaye, in verse, on life in Michigan.

Paperback
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347225
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347232
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Teacher/Pizza Guy

Poems by Jeff Kass

Explores the emotional and physical labor necessary to work nights as a pizza delivery driver and days as a high school English teacher.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347157
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347164
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Black Indian

A Memoir by Shonda Buchanan

A moving memoir exploring one family’s legacy of African Americans with American Indian roots.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345801
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345818
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Shades

Detroit Love Stories

Esperanza Cintrón

Interconnected stories exploring life, love, and passion in an ever-changing community.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346884
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346891

Sing This at My Funeral

A Memoir of Fathers and Sons

David Slucki

A global journey of four generations of fathers and sons as they cope with grief and loss.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814347218
$82.99
Paperback
Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814344866
$27.99
eBOOK
Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814344873

Holocaust Memory and Racism in the Postwar World

Edited by Shirli Gilbert and Avril Alba

Traces the history of connections between Holocaust memory and the discourse of anti-racism.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814345962
$84.99
Paperback
Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814342695
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814342701

The Broken Spell

Indian Storytelling and the Romance Genre in Persian and Urdu

Pasha M. Khan

Reconstructs Indian storytellers’ lives and performance methods while recovering the marginalized worldview that popularized their art form.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814345986
$84.99
Paperback
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814345993
$32.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346006

The Desk on the Sea

A Memoir by Jonathan Johnson

Meditations on life and death from the shores of Lake Superior to the North Sea.

Paperback
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346655
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346662

Craving Supernatural Creatures

German Fairy-Tale Figures in American Pop Culture

Claudia Schwabe

Analyzes the portrayal of German fairy-tale figures in contemporary North American media adaptations.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346013
$84.99
Paperback
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814341964
$32.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814341971

The Legend of Safed

Life and Fantasy in the City of Kabbalah

Eli Yassif
Translated by Haim Watzman

Jewish life through the legends created and narrated in Safed in the sixteenth century.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814341100
$84.99
Paperback
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346846
$32.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814341117

The JDC at 100

A Century of Humanitarianism

Edited by Avinoam Patt, Atina Grossmann, Linda G. Levi, and Maud S. Mandel

The history of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee from its origins in 1914 through its first century.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814342343
$54.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814342350

The Superwoman and Other Writings by Miriam Michelson

Edited with an Introduction by Lori Harrison-Kahan

Collection of articles and fiction by pioneering journalist and turn-of-the-twentieth-century feminist, Miriam Michelson.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346082
$84.99
Paperback
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814343579
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814343586
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Unblinking

Stories by Lisa Lenzo

An unflinching look at race, class, life after death, disability, and family.

Paperback
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346716
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346723
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Night Manual

Poems by David Hornibrook

Reflections on grief, family, and faith set against the seasonal changes and landscapes of Michigan.

Paperback
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346624
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346631

Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Edited by Rachel S. Harris

Pedagogical resource to help faculty prepare courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict in any discipline.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346761
$84.99
Paperback
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346778
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346785

A True Blue Idea

Marina Colasanti
Translated by Adria Frizzi

A modern classic comprising spare and surprising tales by one of Latin America's premier storytellers.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346396
$24.99

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