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West Virginia University Press is the only university press, and the largest publisher of any kind, in the state of West Virginia. A part of West Virginia University, they publish books and scholarly journals by authors around the world, with a particular emphasis on Appalachian studies, history, higher education, the social sciences, and interdisciplinary books about energy, environment, and resources. They also publish works of fiction and creative nonfiction, and collaborate on innovative digital publications, notably West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader.

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Essential Voices

A COVID-19 Anthology

West Virginia University Press

A collection of creative writing and art about COVID-19 at the onset of the pandemic by people from vulnerable populations.

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Abigail Field Mott's The Life and Adventures of Olaudah Equiano

A Scholarly Edition

Edited by Eric D. Lamore
West Virginia University Press

An adaptation of Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative published for Black children in 1829, now given new life in a major scholarly edition.

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The Wounds That Bind Us

West Virginia University Press

The improbable and powerful true story of a single mother with prosthetics for both legs who travels the globe with her young daughter in a Land Rover.

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Community across Time

Robert Morgan’s Words for Home

West Virginia University Press

One of the first book-length considerations of the Appalachian writer Robert Morgan.

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American Energy Cinema

West Virginia University Press

Historians investigate the relationships between film, culture, and energy.

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Improving Learning and Mental Health in the College Classroom

West Virginia University Press

How teachers can help combat higher education’s mental health crisis.

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In Other Lifetimes All I've Lost Comes Back to Me

Stories

West Virginia University Press

For readers of Elena Ferrante, Nicole Krauss, and Carmen Maria Machado, In Other Lifetimes All I’ve Lost Comes Back to Me is a braided story collection that invokes the real, surreal, and mythic to explore the longings and loneliness of contemporary love.
 

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Ecologies of a Storied Planet in the Anthropocene

West Virginia University Press

A more-than-human approach to planetary survival, from a leading environmental humanist.

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The In-Betweens

A Lyrical Memoir

West Virginia University Press

The biracial coming-of-age journey of a boy from Black and Jewish families—a “brilliant, devastating book.”

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The Fifth Border State

Slavery, Emancipation, and the Formation of West Virginia, 1829–1872

West Virginia University Press

One of the first new interpretations of West Virginia’s origins in over a century—and one that corrects previous histories’ tendency to minimize support for slavery in the state’s founding.

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