August 17, 2023
A change almost too subtle to be described passed over her companion’s face. It was only a slight contraction of delicate lines about the long narrow eyes, denoting an increase of interest and alertness at this announcement. She was sitting on a low chair, nearer to the ﬁre than her visitor. She now turned towards her, as if expecting to hear more.
July 12, 2023
We’re in the throes of vacation season, which also means we’re in the throes of vacation reads. Comedy to noir, cutting-edge journalism to children’s adventure stories, we’ve made sure our book picks are as memorable as the trips we’re taking them on!
June 8, 2023
They got married. I was born on a Good Friday afternoon, and Mama died on the joyous morning of the Resurrection amid the hallelujah fireworks. Covered with gillyflowers, she lies in the cemetery of Viana do Castelo, in a humid lane near the wall shadowed by weeping willows, where she liked taking summer afternoon walks with her shaggy little dog named Traviata.
May 10, 2023
Now that it’s May, many schools in the US are winding to a close. For some, summer means more reading time. For others, it means less. But for those of us at The CUA Press, reading is an occupational hazard with no escape. Come rain or shine, these are the books we’ll be starting our summers off with.
March 16, 2023
Cherry blossom season is upon us here in DC, though these first days of spring have not been without their cold! These are the books we’ve been scrambling to finish before spring fever sets in—or the books we’ll be taking with us to picnic under the flowers.
January 18, 2023
According to Forbes, “Make more time for hobbies” was the ninth most popular new year’s resolution for 2023, and we all know that readers make up a large percentage of that movement. Of course, we at the CUA Press are no exception. These are the books we’ve used to kick off 2023!
December 21, 2022
Tis the season of generosity, but oftentimes, it’s not drumming up the Spirit of Giving that’s the problem. It’s knowing what to give. Thankfully, we have a couple recommendations for some stellar books you can give to the beloved people in your life.
November 9, 2022
We have reached Full Fall Mode here in DC. That means sweaters, hot beverages, fallen leaves, and of course, good books! Here are the stories on our minds as we’ve enjoyed the changing seasons.
October 6, 2022
The women writers of the Catholic Literary Revival were in their own time well-known and well-read, with no shortage of best-selling authors among their ranks. Most predated and greatly influenced Waugh and Greene. They wrote from a more diverse range of social and political positions than Waugh and Greene, and were often more radical in their use of ninetheenth- and twenthieth-century literary innovations.
September 28, 2022
The image of international Catholicism has itself undergone a change since the Second Vatican Council. The Church began to pay more attention to the individual conscience, to ecumenism, and to social justice, although there has also been ﬁerce resistance to these trends in some quarters. Yet for a long period, Catholicism had seemed powerfully authoritarian and reactionary, and it was understandable that it should have been seen as set against all the social and political developments on which the genre of the novel was held to depend.