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Oliver, Mary

Summary: A collection of essays follows the author as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor; her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her; and the responsibility she has inherited from the great thinkers and writers of the past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 OLI

Morrison, Toni

9 holds on 3 copies

Summary: Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 MOR

Mencken, Henry L.

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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 MEN

Summary: "Table Talk is a portable dinner party and a book to read alone while laughing out loud. Table Talk is a salon attended by your smartest friends and by all of the wittiest people they know. Table Talk is a collection of brief but critically acclaimed, half serious/half tongue-in-cheek pieces that borrow the format of The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" column. Selected from several decades...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 2015

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 POL

Robinson, Marilynne

Summary: A new essay collection assesses today's political climate and the mysteries of faith, from the influence of intellectual minds on society's political consciousness to the way that beauty informs and disciplines daily life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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

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.

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 816 Rad

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 -- ...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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1 available in Adult, 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.-

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Dubus, Andre

Summary: "The 1986 highway accident that resulted in Dubus being largely confined to a wheelchair is an event that is by now familiar to readers of his award-winning short stories (Dancing After Hours, etc.) and previous collection of personal essays (Broken Vessels, 1991). In these 25 spare and luminous essays, most of which have previously appeared in magazines like the New Yorker, Harper's and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1999

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

Summary: Coming of Age at the End of Nature explores a new kind of environmental writing. This powerful anthology gathers the passionate voices of young writers who have grown up in an environmentally damaged and compromised world. Each contributor has come of age since Bill McKibben foretold the doom of humanity’s ancient relationship with a pristine earth in his prescient 1988 warning of climate...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Trinity University Press 2016

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508 COM

Buckley, Christopher

1 hold on 1 copy

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814.54 BUC

Willis, Ellen

Summary: "Out of the Vinyl Deeps, published in 2011, introduced a new generation to the incisive, witty, and merciless voice of Ellen Willis through her pioneering rock music criticism. In the years that followed, Willis's daring insights went beyond popular music, taking on such issues as pornography, religion, feminism, war, and drugs. The Essential Ellen Willis gathers writings that span forty years...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Minnesota Press 2014

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2017

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

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814.508 IN

Summary: "In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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

Contents: The presidential election of 2008 -- Our Michelle -- Reverend Wright revisited -- The United States, past and present -- Personalities -- Profiles -- Race talk -- Sports -- Rita Dove -- African American literature -- Racial identity, enslavement, and the law -- In memoriam: John Hope Franklin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World, Ballantine Books 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 BES

Kincaid, Jamaica.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 KIN

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NTC Pub. Group 1996

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 824.008 Daughters 1996

Dexter, Pete

Summary: In the 1970s and 1980s, before he earned national acclaim for his novels, Pete Dexter was a newspaper columnist. Every week, in a few hundred words, he cut directly to the heart of the American character at a time of national turmoil and crucial change. His columns laid bare the violence, hypocrisy, and desperation he saw on the streets of Philadelphia and in the places he visited across the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 817.54 DEX

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2016

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

Hughley, D. L. (Darryl L.)

Summary: Legendary satirist D. L. Hughley here uses humor to draw attention to injustice, sardonically offering advice on a number of lessons--a much-needed antidote in these distressing times.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 817 HUG

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 BES

Summary: Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2012 which were originally published in American periodicals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 BES