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Summary: With a record number of female candidates in the 2020 election and women's rights an increasingly urgent topic in the news, it's crucial that we understand the history that got us where we are now. For the first time, here is the full, definitive story of the movement for voting rights for American women, of every race, told through the voices of the women and men who lived it. Here are the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2020

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Butler, Octavia E.

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Summary: This first volume in the Library of America edition of Octavia E. Butler's collected works opens with her masterpiece, Kindred, one of the landmark American novels of the last half century. Its heroine, Dana, a Black woman, is pulled back and forth between the present and the pre-Civil War past, where she finds herself enslaved on the plantation of a white ancestor whose life she must save to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2020

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Hemingway, Ernest

Summary: "This volume brings together work from the extraordinary period of 1918 to 1926, in which Hemingway's famous prose style became fully formed. It includes his work for the Toronto Star and Hearst's International News Service, the indelible stories of In Our Time (1925), The Torrents of Spring (1925), and his masterpiece, The Sun Also Rises (1926). Edited by Hemingway scholar Robert W. Trogdon,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2020

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Hofstadter, Richard

Summary: "Here for the first time in a single authoritative annotated edition are two masterworks by one of America's greatest historians, Richard Hofstadter (1916-1970). In the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anti-intellectualism in American life (1963) and in The paranoid style in American politics (1965), Hofstadter offered groundbreaking and still urgent analyses of deep undercurrents in American life: a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2020

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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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Steinbeck, John

Contents: The moon is down -- Cannery Row -- The pearl -- East of Eden.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2002

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Summary: "The forthcoming LOA collection, edited by distinguished poet and scholar of American poetry Kevin Young, will embrace the entire wide-ranging tradition of African American poetry from its eighteenth-century beginnings to the present, and will be representative of many styles, schools, periods, and regions. Familiar poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and other...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Literary Classics of the United States 2020

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.008 AFR

Cooper, James Fenimore

Summary: With his second novel, The Spy:A Tale of the Neutral Ground, in 1821, James Cooper (the Fenimore would come later) found his true voice and what became his most enduring subject matter: the history of his young nation, born of the clash between Old World and New. Set largely in Westchester County--site of the real-life intrigues of Benedict Arnold and Major John Andre--The Spy traces the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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Jackson, Shirley

Summary: The Road Through the Wall explores the secret longings, petty hatreds and ultimate terrors that lurk behind the manicured lawns and picture-perfect domestic facades of a California suburb. In Hangsaman, precocious Natalie Waite grows increasingly dependent on a friend who may or may not be imaginary. The Bird's Nest pits four unforgettable characters against each other in a battle for control:...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2020

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Summary: A collection of letters, speeches, diary entries, newspaper and magazine articles, memoir excerpts, poems, sermons, songs, and military reports that provide a rich first-hand panorama of the War of 1812 as it was experienced by a wide range of participants: Americans, Britons, Canadians, and Indians.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.52 HIC

Le Guin, Ursula K.

Summary: Gifts: When a young man in the Uplands blinds himself rather than use his gift of "unmaking"--a violent talent shared by members of his family--he upsets the precarious balance of power among rival, feuding families, each of which has a strange and deadly talent of its own.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2020

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Summary: In the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Ox-Bow Incident, Walter van Tilburg Clark explores the thin line between civilization and barbarism through the story of a lynch mob that targets three innocent men, exposing a dark authoritarian impulse at work the American frontier. Set in Wyoming in 1889, a time when ranchers and cattle companies waged war with each other, Jack Schaefer's iconic Shane...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2020

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Updike, John

Summary: The third volume in our five-volume selected edition of the novels of John Updike includes three books: The Coup, one of Updike's most outlandish satires, set in a fictional African nation; Rabbit Is Rich, the third, and many say best, novel starring his most famous protagonist; and the wildly popular The Witches of Eastwick, which was memorably adapted in the film starring Cher, Michelle...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: "In this second volume of a two-volume set gathering the best American science fiction from the tumultuous 1960s, R. A. Lafferty's quirky and utterly original Past Master, an unjustly neglected classic, imagines Sir Thomas More transported to the colony Astrobe in the year 2535, where he is made president of a future Utopia. In Picnic on Paradise, Joanna Russ presents her indelible heroine,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2019

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Summary: From A. Philip Randolph's defiant call in 1941 for African Americans to march on Washington to Alice Walker in 1973, Reporting civil rights presents firsthand accounts of the revolutionary events that overthrew segregation in the United States. This two-volume anthology brings together for the first time nearly 200 newspaper and magazine reports and book excerpts, and features 151 writers,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2003

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

Summary: From A. Philip Randolph's defiant call in 1941 for African Americans to march on Washington to Alice Walker in 1973, Reporting civil rights presents firsthand accounts of the revolutionary events that overthrew segregation in the United States. This two-volume anthology brings together for the first time nearly 200 newspaper and magazine reports and book excerpts, and features 151 writers,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2003

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Didion, Joan

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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Roth, Philip.

Summary: "Published together for the first time as the author intended, Nemeses is a quartet of novels whose terrain is the human body and whose subject, the common experience that terrifies us all"--Publisher description.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2013

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Swenson, May

Summary: The first comprehensive edition of May Swenson's work, gathering all of the poems she published in the collections Another Animal (1954), A Cage of Spines (1958), To Mix with Time (1963), Half Sun Half Sleep (1967), Iconographs (1970), New and Selected Things Taking Place (1978), and In Other Words (1987), as well as an extensive selection of previously uncollected poems.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.54 SWE

Tarkington, Booth

Summary: Here are three indispensable works from the Pulitzer Prize-winning laureate of the American heartland, including the novels that inspired a classic film by Orson Welles and an Oscar-nominated performance by Katharine Hepburn. The Magnificent Ambersons depicts the fall from grace of George Minafer, scion of the once-unassailable Amberson family whose wealth and grandeur are in precipitous...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2019

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Summary: "Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, this anthology charts America's long, heroic confrontation with its most poisonous evil."--Publisher description.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Literary Classics of the United States 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.362 AME

Anderson, Sherwood

Summary: Collects the complete works published by the author during his lifetime as well as a selection of previously uncollected and unpublished stories, in a volume that explores themes of small-town life, moments of change, and sexual awakening.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2012

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Kaufman, George S. (George Simon)

Summary: Collects plays written by George Kaufman in collaboration with other writers, including "Dinner at Eight," "Animal Crackers," "Stage Door," and "You Can't Take It With You."

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812.52 KAU

Kerouac, Jack

Summary: Poetry was at the center of Jack Kerouac's sense of mission as a writer. This landmark edition brings together for the first time all Kerouac's major poetic works--Mexico City Blues, The Scripture of the Golden Eternity, Book of Blues, Poems All Sizes, Old Angel Midnight, Book of Haikus--along with a rich assortment of his uncollected poems, six published here for the first time. He wrote...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2012

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