Spring Books and Solas Awards

Our spring book lineup is rolling out, with three titles already available and another coming in June. All are available for order on Indiebound, Amazon, or at your favorite bookstore. First up is Tania Romanov’s Mother Tongue, her poignant memoir of life stretching from the Balkans to San Francisco and back again over three generations.

Next is La Dolce Vita University, an unconventional guide to Italian culture that is witty, charming, whimsical, and loaded with fascinating insights, truly an A to Z experience.

James Michael Dorsey’s Baboons for Lunch, a poignant, powerful, and sometimes funny series of encounters with the world’s remotest places and people, is just out. Look for 100 Places in Cuba Every Woman Should Go by Conner Gorry in June.


On March 1 we announced the winners of the Twelfth Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Story of the Year! Grand Prize winner Angelique Stevens collected $1000 for “All the Grains of Sand,” her evocative rumination on the metaphor of keeping clean during weeks of travel in South Sudan. Aaron Gilbreath won the silver award and $750 for “Crossing Shibuya,” his engaging account of navigating “The Scramble,” the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing in Tokyo. Juilene Osborne-McKnight took the bronze and $500 for “Mitty in Rome,” her imaginative tale of wandering the streets of Rome finding stories everywhere she goes.

See the complete list of winners.

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