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Oliver, Mary

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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

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Morrison, Toni

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

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Crucet, Jennine Capó

Summary: "In this sharp and candid collection of essays, critically acclaimed writer and first-generation American Jennine Capó Crucet explores the condition of finding herself a stranger in the country where she was born. Raised in Miami and the daughter of Cuban refugees, Crucet examines the political and personal contours of American identity and the physical places where those contours find...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador/St. Martin's Press 2019

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Summary: "As the variety of selections in Pushcart Prize XLIV indicates, it is an eclectic and constantly changing community. Over 70 authors are included from more than 50 presses."--Amazon.com.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pushcart Prize Fellowships Inc. 2020

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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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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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Ephron, Nora

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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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Jamison, Leslie

Summary: "With the virtuosic synthesis of memoir, criticism, and journalism for which Leslie Jamison has been so widely acclaimed, the fourteen essays in Make It Scream, Make It Burn explore the oceanic depths of longing and the reverberations of obsession. Among Jamison's subjects are 52 Blue, deemed "the loneliest whale in the world"; the eerie past-life memories of children; the devoted citizens of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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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

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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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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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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Krakauer, Jon

Summary: "The gripping articles collected in Classic Krakauer--originally published in magazines such as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian--show why he is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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Zambreno, Kate.

Summary: In the first half of Kate Zambreno's astoundingly original collection, the narrator regales us with incisive and witty swatches from a life lived inside a brilliant mind, meditating on aging and vanity, fame and failure, writing and writers, along with portraits of everyone from Susan Sontag to Amal Clooney, Maurice Blanchot to Louise Brooks. The series of essays that follow, on figures central...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2019

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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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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Trinity University Press 2016

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Buckley, Christopher

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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

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McPhee, John

Summary: "The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master John McPhee, all of them published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It is divided into two parts. The first, 'The Sporting Scene,' offers previously uncollected pieces on fishing, football, golf and lacrosse, among other topics. They range from fly-casting for chain pickerel in the fall in New Hampshire to walking the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 080 MCP

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

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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

Sedaris, David.

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Summary: With Dress Your Family in Courduroy and Denim, David Sedaris returns to his deliriously twisted domain, hilarious childhood dramas infused with melancholy; the gulf of misunderstanding that exists betwen people of different nations or members of the same family; and the poignant divide between one's best hopes and most common deeds.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Warner AudioBooks 2004

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Doyle, Brian

Summary: "When Brian Doyle passed away at the age of sixty after a bout with brain cancer, he left behind a cult-like following of devoted readers who regard his writing as one of the best-kept secrets of the twenty-first century. Doyle writes with a delightful sense of wonder about the sanctity of everyday things, and about love and connection in all their forms: spiritual love, brotherly love,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World, Ballantine Books 2010

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Walker, Jerald

Summary: "Personal essays exploring identity, family, and community through the prism of race and black culture. Confronts the medical profession's racial biases, shopping while black at Whole Foods, the legacy of Michael Jackson, raising black boys, haircuts that scare white people, racial profiling, and growing up in Southside Chicago"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mad Creek Books, an imprint of The Ohio State University Press 2020

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Sothen, John von

Summary: "Americans love to love Paris. We buy books about how the French parent, why French women don't get fat, and how to be Parisian wherever you are. While our work hours increase every year, we think longingly of the six weeks of vacation the French enjoy, imagining them at the seaside in stripes with plates of fruits de mer. John von Sothen fell in love with Paris through the stories his mother...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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