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Didion, Joan

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Summary: This second volume in Library of America's definitive Didion edition includes two novels and three remarkable essay collections with which she extended the compass of the extraordinary journalistic eye first developed in the celebrated books Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album. Gather here are Salvador, a searing look at terror and Cold War politics in the Central American civil war...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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Doctorow, E. L.

Contents: Genesis -- E.A. Poe -- Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom -- Composing Moby-Dick: what might have happened -- Sam Clemens's two boys -- Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith -- Fitzgerald's Crack-Up -- Malraux, Hemingway, and the Spanish Civil War -- Dos Passos: U.S.A -- Harpo -- Heinrich von Kleist -- Arthur Miller -- Franz Kafka's Amerika -- W.G. Sebald -- Einstein: seeing the unseen -- ...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.4 DOC

Ephron, Nora

Summary: A whopping big celebration of the work of the late, great Nora Ephron, America's funniest-- and most acute-- writer, famous for her brilliant takes on life as we've been living it these last forty years.-

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 EPH

Kincaid, Jamaica.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 KIN

Pollitt, Katha.

Summary: With deep feeling and sharp insight, Pollitt writes about the death of her father; the sad but noble final days of a leftist study group of which she was a member; and the betrayal and heartbreak inflicted by a man who seriously deceived her. (Her infinitely patient, gentle driving instructor points out her weakness--"Observation, Katha, observation!") She also offers a candid view of her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 POL

Wolfe, Tom.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 WOL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 WOL

Buckley, Christopher

Summary: Christopher Buckley at his best: an extraordinary, wide-ranging selection of essays both hilarious and poignant, irreverent and delightful. In his first book of essays since his 1997 bestseller, Wry Martinis, Buckley delivers a rare combination of big ideas and truly fun writing. Tackling subjects ranging from "How to Teach Your Four-Year-Old to Ski" to "A Short History of the Bug Zapper," and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 BUC

Murray, Albert

Summary: In his 1970 classic The Omni-Americans, Albert Murray(1916-2013) took aim at protest writers and social scientists who accentuated the pathology of race in American life. Against narratives of marginalization and victimhood, Murray argued that black art and culture, particularly jazz and blues, stand at the very headwaters of the American mainstream, and that much of what is best in American...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 MUR

Stafford, Jean

Summary: This volume collects for the first time the complete stories of a Pulitzer Prize–winning master of the form, a writer acclaimed for her acute psychological insight, exacting eye for detail, and mordant sensibility. Set in New England, Colorado, New York, and Europe, Jean Stafford’s stories intimately examine the lives of women and men beset by restlessness, dislocation, and isolation. “The...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 STA

Didion, Joan

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Summary: "Joan Didion's influence on postwar American letters is undeniable. Whether writing fiction, memoir, or trailblazing journalism, her gifts for narrative and dialogue, and her intimate but detached authorial persona, have won her legions of readers and admirers. Now Library of America launches its multi-volume edition of Didion's collected writings, prepared in consultation with the author, that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2019

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Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 824.914 ART

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814.5 NOR

Roth, Philip

Summary: "Throughout a unparalleled literary career that includes two National Book Awards (Goodbye, Columbus, 1959 and Sabbath's Theater, 1995), the Pulitzer Prize in fiction (American Pastoral, 1997), the National Book Critics Circle Award (The Counterlife, 1986), and the National Humanities Medal (awarded by President Obama in 2011), among many other honors, Philip Roth has produced an extraordinary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 ROT

Summary: Inspirations for Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch- fascinating essays on the expatriate experience in Paris by some of the twentieth century's finest writers. In An Editor's Burial, celebrated director Wes Anderson gathers together the wonderful writing on the expatriate experience in Paris that inspired his latest film The French Dispatch, about an American who sets up a magazine in Paris....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pushkin Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 814 EDI

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 IN

Mailer, Norman

Summary: "This volume contains thirty-six essays published by Norman Mailer from November 1960 to September 1969, along with the preface to his 1963 collection The Presidential Papers and two prefaces he wrote for paperback editions of that book" (Note; page 471).

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 MAI

Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis)

Summary: H. L. Mencken was the most provocative and influential journalist and cultural critic in twentieth-century America. In this volume and a companion, The Library of America presents all six series of Prejudices (1919-1927), the iconoclastic collections that helped blast American literature out of its complacency and into a new age of frankness and maturity. The fantastic linguistic inventiveness,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.5209 MEN

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Summary: Presents a collection of mid-twentieth century essays on a wide range of subjects, written by some of America's best writers, critics, sociologists, theologians, historians, activists, theorists, humorists, poets, and novelists.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2021

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McCullers, Carson.

Summary: Celebrated worldwide for her masterly novels, Carson McCullerswas equally accomplished, and equally moving, when writingin shorter forms. This Library of America volume brings together for the first time her twenty extraordinary stories, along with plays, essays, memoirs, and poems. Here are the indelible tales Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland and A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. as well as her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 MCC

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.508 IN

Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar

Summary: "This edition of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca'a Relacion offers readers Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz's celebrated translation of Cabeza de Vaca's account of the 1527 Panfilo de Narvaez expedition to North America. The dramatic narrative tells the story of some of the first Europeans and the first-known African to encounter the North American wilderness and its Native inhabitants. It is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970 NUN

Withers, Ernest C.

Summary: "Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prominent African-American photographers during the civil rights years. During the course of his work, he took thousands photographs that document the Movement--from the Emmett Till trial in 1955 to the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. What set his work apart was that he goes beyond the political struggles to show the human face of Movement....

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Publisher / Publication Date: CityFiles Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 WIT

Summary: A collection of letters--to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged--written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 816 RAD

Patrick, Denise Lewis

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAT

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