When we think of the Galápagos Islands, we think of giant tortoises, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, finches, and the dim memory of a seventh-grade biology lesson on Charles Darwin’s visit to the islands in 1835 and the subsequent formation of his Theory of Natural Selection.
University presses are a vital part of the America’s literary culture. Without them, we would have no A River Runs Through It (University of Chicago), no A Confederacy of Dunces (LSU), no Alan Turing: The Enigma (Princeton), the book that inspired the Oscar-winning film, The Imitation Game.
Chicago’s historically Swedish neighborhood, Andersonville, is known for many things—the Women & Children First Bookstore, Midsommarfest every June, warm glögg during the holiday season. But in Mary Kubica’s Don’t You Cry, it’s the site of a bizarre missing persons case.