Early winter roundup: Reviews, media attention, and author events

The Chronicle of Higher Education showcases “Five Teaching Tips from How Humans Learn,” Joshua Eyler’s new book in our series Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. The book also makes the 2018 notable list from the Chicago Tribune, and is featured (for a third time!) in Inside Higher Ed, which calls it “a wonderful tool for reflection on one’s own teaching practice.” Eyler is interviewed on Houston’s NPR station, as well as the New Books Network and Teaching in Higher Ed podcasts.

In other news from our higher education program, Inside Higher Ed interviews Thomas Tobin and Kirsten Behling about their book Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone, and the journal Reflective Teaching calls Natasha Haugnes, Hoag Holmgren, and Martin Springborg’s Meaningful Grading “an important read for all faculty.”

Natalie Sypolt’s The Sound of Holding Your Breath is included among “Five Stellar Debut Story Collections” in Foreword Reviews. Read an interview with Sypolt on Leslie Pietrzyk’s Work-in-Progress blog.

On BackStory radio, Ed Ayers, recipient of the National Humanities Medal, recommends our book Marked, Unmarked, Remembered as a holiday gift. “Right where we’re standing now, something else happened. This book helps us see that in a way that no other book I’ve read has.”

The Progressive—based in Madison, WI, and founded by legendary firebrand Robert LaFollette—features an excerpt from Tom Hansell’s After Coal as part of its special issue on climate.

Candace Nelson, author of The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll, is described as “the state’s pepperoni roll expert” and interviewed on CBS This Morning. You can watch the segment and read an accompanying online feature (including a link to our book) here.

Laura Leigh Morris reads from her collection Jaws of Life in the Inside Appalachia feature “Who’s Telling Appalachia’s Story?” Her book is reviewed in the Colorado Review, which calls it “a timely and important read bringing us closer to what it means to live in rural America.”

In the first published review of The Politics of Lists, the journal Historical Geography praises James Tyner’s work as “provocative and compelling.”

Head to our events calendar for all this winter’s author readings (including Travis Stimeling and musical guests at Charleston’s Taylor Books on December 19), and don’t miss our 2018 recap.

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  1. I had the pleasure of proofreading The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll, by Candace Nelson. I’ve been to West Virginia, but I am ashamed to say that I have never eaten a pepperoni roll. This book made me so hungry that I was about ready to leap into my car and drive on up there.

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