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Imamura, Natsuko

Summary: "A bestselling, prizewinning novel of obsession and psychological intrigue about two enigmatic unmarried women, one of whom manipulates the other from afar, by one of Japan's most acclaimed young writers"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2021

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Bagieu, Pénélope

Summary: With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Book Press 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 BAG

Babelʹ, I. (Isaak)

Summary: "The brutalities and dualities of war and religion unflinchingly depicted by this major Russian-Jewish writer War's mess and muddle, the brutality and the inanity of fighting-few have better captured this than Isaac Babel, who was a journalist with the Soviet First Cavalry Army. His unflinching portrayal of the murderous havoc of battle is offset by an unexpected and wry humour: having seen the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pushkin 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAB

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Bandi

Summary: "Set during the period of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il's leadership, the seven stories that make up The Accusation give voice to people living under this most bizarre and horrifying of dictatorships. The characters of these compelling stories come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from a young mother living among the elite in Pyongyang whose son misbehaves during a political rally, to a former...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC BAN

Natsume, Soseki

Summary: Depicts the twenty-three-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving "real world" of Tokyo, its women, and university.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Classics 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NAT

Beckett, Samuel

Summary: This volume is an absurdist play in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot. They claim he's an acquaintance but in fact hardly know him, admitting that they would not recognize him when they do see him. To occupy the time they eat, sleep, converse, argue, sing, play games, exercise, swap hats, and contemplate suicide --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 842.914 BEC

Azuela, Mariano

Summary: "The Underdogs is the first great novel about the first great revolution of the twentieth century. Demetrio Mac©Ưas, a poor, illiterate Indian, must join the rebels to save his family. Courageous and charismatic, he earns a generalship in Pancho Villa's army, only to become discouraged with the cause after it becomes hopelessly factionalized. At once a spare, moving depiction of the limits of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Azuela 2008

Tolstoy, Leo

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan Publishing House 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TOL

Tolstoy, Leo

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duckworth 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 891.7 TOL

Tolstoy, Leo

Summary: A collection of 19th century stories with spiritual themes by the author of War and Peace. They range from A Prisoner in Caucasus to Ivan the Fool.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plough Publishing House 1998

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Urasawa, Naoki

Summary: "Out in the middle of Tokyo Bay, a man called Shogun is trying to break out of Umihotaru Prison, a maximum-security island fortress, so he can save the world. Accompanied by a frightened young manga artist, these two men are prepared to risk everything as their daring escape plan grows deadlier by the minute. However, the prison authorities will do whatever it takes to return Shogun and his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Media 2010

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 TWE

Urasawa, Naoki

Summary: "While Kanna marshals her forces, Koizumi Kyoko experiences true horror at the reduction camp known as Friend Land. Going back in time in their 'Virtual world,' she meets Kenji and sees something that is strictly taboo: the Friend's childhood face. Will she live to report back on the Friend's identity?"--P. [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Media 2010

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 TWE

Fernández, Nona

Summary: "Space Invaders is the story of a group of childhood friends who, in adulthood, are preoccupied by uneasy memories and visions of their classmate Estrella González Jepsen. In their dreams, they catch glimpses of Estrella's braids, hear echoes of her voice, and read old letters that eventually, mysteriously, stopped arriving. They recall regimented school assemblies, nationalistic class...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2019

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Matsuo, Bashō

Contents: Narrow road to the interior -- Travelogue of weather-beaten bones -- The knapsack notebook -- Sarashina travelogue -- Selected haiku.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shambhala 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 895.6132 MAT

Modiano, Patrick

Summary: Born at the close of World War II, 2014 Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano was a young man in his twenties when he burst onto the Parisian literary scene with these three brilliant, angry novels about the wartime Occupation of Paris. The epigraph to his first novel, among the first to seriously question Nazi collaboration in France, reads: "In June 1942 a German officer goes up to a young man...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOD

Kobayashi, Issa

Summary: A selection of haikus by the Japanese master. Through an illustrated collection of haiku, the inspirational moments in the life of one family throughout the course of a year are presented, bringing to light the preciousness of the moment and the wonder of today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2007

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 895.613 KOB

Miura, Kentarō.

Summary: "Guts the Black Swordsman has again donned the accursed Berserker armor to battle the titanic Sea God--from the inside! To slay the creature, its heart must be pierced, but even if he can manage this impossible task deep within the leviathan, how will Guts get back out?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse Manga 2013

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Takei, Hiroyuki

Summary: "It's time for a showdown as Norachiyo and his band of motley cats cross the sea in their quest to stop Abyhei. But without his sword, there's not much Norachiyo can do. Can he get a new weapon before Abyhei's plan goes into effect and his takeover of Japan is assured? Find out in the final volume of Nekogahara!"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 NEK

Fraia, Emilio

Summary: "Sevastopol contains three distinct narratives, each burrowing inside a crucial turning-point in a person's life: a young woman gives a melancholy account of her obsession with climbing Mount Everest; a Peruvian-Brazilian vanishes into the forest after staying in a semi-abandoned inn in the middle of the Brazilian countryside; a young playwright embarks on the production of a play about the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Directions Publishing 2021

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Borges, Jorge Luis

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Summary: The works of an Argentinian writer who took the detective story and turned it into metaphysics. They range from the 1935 A Universal History of Iniquity, a series of biographies of reprehensible evildoers, to the surrealistic August 25, 1983 in which Borges meets himself as an old man.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BOR

Kadare, Ismail

Summary: "At the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in the main square of Constantinople, a niche is carved into ancient stone. Here, the sultan displays the severed heads of his adversaries. People flock to see the latest head and gossip about the state of the empire: the province of Albania is demanding independence again, and the niche awaits a new trophy... Tundj Hata, the imperial courier, is charged...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KAD

Dante Alighieri

Summary: "Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise--the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation. One of the greatest works in literature, Dante's story-poem is an allegory that represents mankind as it...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hovel Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 851.1 DAN

Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WEI

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