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Staff Bookshelf May 2024

Staff Bookshelf May 2024

In this blog post, we are taking a look at what CUA Press is reading this May! Featured in this staff bookshelf we have a lovely variety of genres, some of which include fantasy, ConLang (constructed language) linguistics, spirituality, historical fiction, and even murder mystery!

Staff Bookshelf March 2024

Staff Bookshelf March 2024

We are welcoming the warmer weather here at the Press, alongside new reads and new faces—including Journals Coordinator, Rachel Daley! Featured in this staff bookshelf we have a lovely variety of genres, some of which include fantasy, spirituality, historical fiction, nonfiction, and even theology!

Staff Bookshelf January 2024

Staff Bookshelf January 2024

In this blog post, we are taking a look at what CUA Press is reading this January— kicking off the new year with new reads! Featured in this staff bookshelf we have a lovely variety of genres, some of which include fantasy, spirituality, historical fiction, nonfiction, and even theology!

Excerpt of One Poor Scruple

Excerpt of One Poor Scruple

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.

Staff Bookshelf July 2023

Staff Bookshelf July 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!

Excerpt of The Relic

Excerpt of The Relic

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.

Staff Bookshelf May 2023

Staff Bookshelf May 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.

Staff Bookshelf March 2023

Staff Bookshelf March 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.

Staff Bookshelf January 2023

Staff Bookshelf January 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!

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