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New Books from the U of U Press

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Ordinary Trauma: A Memoir

Jennifer Sinor

This memoir uncovers moments in life that are made to appear ordinary but wound nonetheless

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Prehistoric Games of North American Indians: Subarctic to Mesoamerica

Edited by Barbara Voorhies

The first archaeological account of the prehistory of North American Indian games

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What That Pig Said to Jesus: On the Uneasy Permanence of Immigrant Life

Philip Garrison

Personifies the quiet heroics, quirks, and identity makeovers of two waves of immigrants who settled the interior Northwest


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Congratulations to our latest Wallace Stegner Prize Winners!

University of Utah Press announces the winner of the
Wallace Stegner Prize in Environmental Humanities:
Saving Wyoming’s Hoback
The Grassroots Movement That Stopped Natural Gas Development
Florence Rose Shepard and Susan Marsh

The University of Utah Press is pleased to announce the Wallace Stegner Prize, a $5,000 biennial award, this year to Florence Rose Shepard and Susan Marsh for Saving Wyoming’s Hoback: The Grassroots Movement That Stopped Natural Gas Development. This new book tells the inspiring story of determined citizens who worked together to protect the land that they loved. Retired schoolteachers, mine workers, big game hunters and outfitters, environmental organizations, residents, and other stakeholders combined their knowledge of the area to achieve a single goal: prevent natural gas development of the wild country that is their home, Wyoming’s Hoback. In doing so, they represented well Wallace Stegner’s description of the West as “the native home of hope,” a region where “cooperation, not rugged individualism,” is the quality that most characterizes and preserves it,” a place where citizens have “a chance to create a society to match its scenery.”


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Avenues Street Fair
September 9, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah

Plains Anthropological Conference PAC
October 4-7, 2017, Bismarck, North Dakota

Utah State History Conference
October 11, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Congratulations to our award-winning authors!

Press Prizes:

Matthew Garrett won the Juanita Brooks Prize in Mormon Studies for his manuscript, Making Lamanites.

Philip Schaefer won the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize for his manuscript, Bad Summon.

Glen Rice won the Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize for his manuscript, Sending the Spirits Home .

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