University of New Mexico Press Launches High Road Books

The University of New Mexico Press has launched High Road Books, a new imprint "dedicated to thoughtful, stylish, provocative fiction and nonfiction with western roots and national appeal."

The first three titles, to be published next March, are: Fortunate Son: Selected Essays from the Lone Star State by Rick Bass, "a literary tour of the state" of Texasl The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack by Ralph Blumenthal, the story of Harvard psychiatrist and his investigation into the phenomenon of human encounters with aliens; and Hill of Beans: A Novel of War and Celluloid by Leslie Epstein, which "chronicles the making of Casablanca, as studio head Jack Warner attempts to engineer an improbable publicity stunt: the invasion of North Africa by British and American forces to coincide with the release of the film in 1942."

"We have been the publisher of New Mexico for more than 90 years," said Stephen Hull, director of the press. "With the launch of High Road Books, we continue to expand upon our legacy as New Mexico's window on the world."

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