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Review Roundup

Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s time for reading at the beach or poolside!  Here are some exciting reviews of UPF books to guide your summer reading picks:       Celebrated Chef Norman Van Aken was interviewed by Gotham Magazine. The interview, featuring a recipe from his forthcoming book, Norman Van […]

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Cuba: A Reading List

In the wake of Fidel Castro’s death, coupled with the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, interest in the country has spiked. We’ve curated a selection of our books on Cuba’s revolution, culture, and daily life for both those planning to visit as well as those wanting to learn more about the […]

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September Review Roundup

There’s been a lot of buzz about UPF books in the last couple of months! As the leaves start changing (in places other than Florida), join us in starting off the fall season with highlights from some of our favorite reviews from August and September. Gail Saunders presented a copy of her book, Race and Class in […]

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Winter Review Roundup

This winter brought with it much praise for UPF books and authors! Here are some highlights from reviews our books recently received.   Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League By César Brioso “Conjures a colorful era of baseball that predated big-money sports.”—Foreign Affairs       Embracing Cuba By Byron Motley […]

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Upcoming Author Events: April 2016

UPF authors have several exciting events planned for April – find one near you! For more details visit our calendar.

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October Review Roundup

Read highlights from some of the best reviews we received in October! Our newly published book George Merrick, Son of the South Wind: Visionary Creator of Coral Gables by Arva Moore Parks received a delightful review from the Miami Herald this month. The reviewer called the book “a sweeping account of how one man came to symbolize the optimism of his time […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015

‘Twas nearing the holidays, so the UPF staff Put together a wish list on your family and friends’ behalf. There’s something for everyone to find in this guide, So sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride! . . . Sorghum’s Savor by RONNI LUNDY. For the cook in search of new flavors: Know someone who […]

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September Review Roundup

Read highlights from some of the best reviews we received in August! Our new photography book, Embracing Cuba by Byron Motley, received plenty of praise this month. Booklist not only gave the book a star rating, but also gave the review “Review of the Day” on September 21 and awarded it “Best Travel Book of the Year.” Booklist said that “anyone who […]

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Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2015

We had a fantastic time last week at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2015 Discovery Show. SIBA celebrated its 40th birthday this year with lots of author signings, informative panels, photo booth fun, and special events. Our tables in the exhibit hall were piled high with new University Press of Florida books, and we loved spending […]

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Embracing Cuba

Stunning photographs from the once-forbidden island A photographer intrigued by tales of his parents’ long-ago journey to pre-revolutionary Cuba is the author behind our new photography book: Embracing Cuba. “Motley’s images of Cuba’s people, arts, design, and public life are remarkable.”—Ellen M. Harrington, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “One can immediately look at Motley’s […]

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