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Kraus, Karl

Summary: Franzen presents new translations and annotations of the work of early twentieth-century satirist Karl Kraus, who, via his self-published magazine Die Fackel, "attacked the popular media's manipulation of reality, the dehumanizing machinery of technology and consumer capitalism, and the jingoistic rhetoric of a fading empire"--Dust jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 438.4 KRA

Ferrante, Elena

Summary: A delightful collection of essays exploring reading and writing. "In the Margins" contains Elena Ferrante's latest reflections on literature, and the works and authors that have influenced her throughout her career.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 809 FER

Summary: "The essays in this volume illustrate how scholars and practitioners alike can contribute to our understanding of citizen science, and offer some clues about how engagement with citizen science can improve scholarship as well"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500 RIG

Gutiérrez, Raquel

Summary: "Part butch memoir, part ekphrastic travel diary, part queer family tree, Raquel Gutiérrez's debut essay collection Brown Neon gleans insight from the sediment of land and relationships. For Gutierrez, terrain is essential to understanding that no story, no matter how personal, is separate from the space where it unfolds. Whether contemplating the value of adobe as both vernacular architecture...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2022

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

Lopez, Barry Holstun

Summary: "This collection represents part of the enduring legacy of Barry Lopez, hailed as a 'national treasure' (Outside) and "one of our finest writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) when he died in December 2020. An ardent steward of the land, fearless traveler, and unrivaled observer of nature and culture in all its forms, Lopez lost much of the Oregon property where he had lived for over fifty...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

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

Klein, Jessi

Summary: In Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Jessi Klein's second collection, she hilariously explodes the cultural myths and impossible expectations around motherhood and explores the humiliations, poignancies, and possibilities of midlife. Klein explores this stage of life in all its cruel ironies, joyous moments, and bittersweetness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KLEIN, JESSI KLE

Stocking, Kathleen

Summary: Introspective essays that interpret life and effort through nature and the primal cycles of life.--Adapted from back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rivertree Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.4635 STO

Summary: "We can bear almost anything when it is worked through collectively. Grief is generally thought of as something personal and insular, but when we publicly share loss and pain, we lessen the power of the forces that debilitate us, while at the same time building the humane social practices that alleviate suffering and improve quality of life for everyone. Addressing tragedies from Fukushima to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AK Press 2017

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Lahiri, Jhumpa

Summary: "In 2016, the novelist Jhumpa Lahiri published In Other Words, the story of her quest to learn Italian, which involved moving with her family to Italy to immerse herself fully in her adopted language. The book builds on that account through eight essays that reflect her early career as a translator. One essay uses her teaching of the Echo and Narcissus myth to reflect on the meaning of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 418 LAH

Pham, Larissa

Summary: Like a song that feels written just for you, Larissa Pham's debut work of nonfiction captures the imagination and refuses to let go. Pop Song is a book about love and about falling in love--with a place, or a painting, or a person--and the joy and terror inherent in the experience of that love. Plumbing the well of culture for clues and patterns about love and loss--from Agnes Martin's abstract...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Word Essay Pham

Lambert, Megan Dowd

Summary: As the parent of a "multiracial, adoptive, queer, blended family" that now includes nine children, Lambert strove to help her children realize their individual, unique potential, and be defined by their own thoughts, dreams, hope, fears, strengths, struggles, and triumphs. Here she shows how shared reading forged a common ground: either reading together or discussing books they had read...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge Publishing 2023

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 028.5 LAM

Mayes, Frances

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A lyrical and evocative collection of personal stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, in which the queen of wanderlust reflects on the comforts of home. While Frances Mayes is known for her travels, she has always sought a sense of home wherever she goes. In this poetic testament to the power of place in our lives, Mayes reflects on "home," from the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAYES, FRANCES MAY

Stephens, Michael T.

Summary: A search for "librarians and empathy" won't get many hits, but empathy is key in collaboration among cross-cultural partners in a technological environment. Stephens believes that in order to create institutions that expand minds and craft futures-- especially in a time of falling budgets and rising use-- libraries must not be just hyperlinking establishments, but must also engage with the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 020.23 STE

Sánchez, Erika L.

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, an utterly original memoir-in-essays that is as deeply moving as it is hilariously funny"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SANCHEZ, ERIKA L. SAN

Summary: "'Journeys' captures the quintessential idea of the American dream. The individuals in this book are only a part of the brilliant mosaic of people who came to this country and made it what it is today. Read about the governor's grandfathers who dug ditches and cleaned sewers, laying the groundwork for a budding nation; how a future cabinet secretary crossed the ocean at age eleven on a cargo...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: RosettaBooks 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.873 TIS

Summary: Amber Tamblyn, Jessica Valenti, Lidia Yuknavitch, Jia Tolentino, Samantha Irby, Meredith Talusan, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Amy Poehler, America Ferrera, Ada Limón, and Huma Abedin are among the impressive list of authors contributing to this powerful collection of essays that takes a fresh and powerful look at our relationship to intuition and how we can harness it to change our everyday...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Park Row Books 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 153.4 LIS

Savage, Kathryn

Summary: "Groundglass takes shape atop a polluted aquifer in Minnesota, beside trains that haul fracked crude oil, as Kathryn Savage confronts the transgressions of US Superfund sites and brownfields against land, groundwater, neighborhoods, and people. Drawing on her own experiences growing up on the fence lines of industry and the parallel realities of raising a young son while grieving a father dying...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2022

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

Summary: "Not Too Late brings strong climate voices from around the world to address the political, scientific, social, and emotional dimensions of the most urgent issue human beings have ever faced. Accessible, encouraging, and engaging, it's an invitation to everyone to understand the issue more deeply, participate more boldly, and imagine the future more creatively. In concise, illuminating essays...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.72 NOT

Gay, Ross

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "A collection of long-form essays on joy, in which the author turns his curious and poetic mind to everything from skateboarding and cover songs, basketball and race, dancing and academia, death and laughter, and, always, the garden and the natural world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2022

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 GAY

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 GAY

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Word Essay Gay

Irby, Samantha

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: "Beloved writer Samantha Irby has returned to the printed page for her much-anticipated, sidesplitting fourth book following her 2020 breakout, Wow, no thank you, a Vintage Books Original. The success of Irby's career has taken her to new heights. She fields calls with job offers from Hollywood and walks the red carpet with the iconic ladies of Sex and the City. Finally, she has made it. But,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2023

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 IRB

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Sedaris, David

Summary: David Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk, and also Sedaris' darkest and warmest book yet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 814 SED

Murakami, Haruki

Summary: "The international literary icon opens his eclectic closet: Here are photographs of Murakami's extensive and personal T-shirt collection, accompanied by essays that reveal a side of the writer rarely seen by the public. Considered "the world's most popular cult novelist" (The Guardian), Haruki Murakami's books have galvanized millions around the world. Many of his fans know about his 10,000...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 895.6 MUR

Segura, Tom

Summary: Segura is known for his twisted takes and irreverent comedic voice, but after a few busy years of work and parenting, he just wants to hide from everything. In this collection of true stories, he takes a revealing look at some of the situations that have shaped him. Readers will be laughing out loud-- and nodding in agreement with his message that, in a world where everyone is increasingly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SEGURA, TOM SEG

Thomas, R. Eric

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Summary: "The beloved bestselling author of Here for It presents a collection of heartening, thoughtful, and laugh-out-loud funny essays about the lifelong search for community and returning home. After going viral "reading" the chaotic political news, having one-too-many awkward social encounters, and coming to terms with his intersecting identities, R. Eric Thomas is ready to live his best life. Or,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2023

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