This past year was a great year for UPF titles, and we were thrilled by all of the praise our authors and their books received in media outlets across the country. Join us in looking back at some of the reviews UPF books received in 2016. Here’s to a year of excellent reviews!


shrimp_country_rgbShrimp Country: Recipes and Tales from the Southern Coasts 

by Anna Marlis Burgard

Featured as an Editors’ Choice for Cookbook of the Week by Southern Living! Why they loved it? “Burgard’s compilation of all things shrimp-related does an incredible job of depicting the multi-faceted industry that shrimp brings to the South. Featuring over 100 recipes and shrimp-prep basics, this cook book is perfect for the seafood enthusiast.”

“An ode not only to the crustacean, but also to those who have dedicated their lives to shrimp, from captains to the communities that support
them.”—Local Palate


Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida 

by Cathy Salustri

“There are a lot of Florida tourism books that direct readers from one tourist trap to the next, but underneath the Sunshine State’s shiny facade reside rich history and diverse culture. . . . Salustri shows readers the state’s hidden gems, uncovering anything from sugar sand to working oyster boats. With Salustri, readers will gain an in-depth look at the Florida that isn’t often seen in travel brochures.”—Booklist

“Provides a perspective different from the theme park and beach images most commonly associated with Florida.”—Library Journal



waiting_for_contact_rgbWaiting for Contact: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence 

by Lawrence Squeri

“Engaging.”—New York Times

“Chronicles the history of SETI: the people behind it, the search for signals from deep space, and the hopes for bettering Earth through alien contact.”—Publishers Weekly

“A revealing and thoughtful look at star-centric intersections of science and belief.”—Foreword Reviews





Returning North with the Spring 

by John R. Harris

“An appealingly offbeat blend of travelogue, biography, and environmental study, this book makes conservation personal.”—Foreword Reviews






Invention_of_the_Beautiful_Game_RGB.jpgThe Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil 

by Gregg Bocketti

In August, Gregg Bocketti wrote a piece for the Huffington Post on Brazil’s close relationship with sports and the Brazilian 2016 Olympics protests.







You can pick up a copy of these and any of our other books in our New Year Sale! All books are 30% off until January 31. Just apply code NEW17 at checkout!





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