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Spencer, Elizabeth

Summary: Over the course of a career that spanned six decades, the southern novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Spencer established herself as one of the finest literary artists of a generation that included Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers, and Eudora Welty. This definitive volume brings together three remarkable novels: The Voice at the Back Door, her powerful masterpiece about racial...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC SPE

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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Henry, O.

Summary: "Texas troubadour, convicted embezzler, and adopted New Yorker William Sidney Porter--better known as O. Henry--was one of the world's great storytellers. A master of cunning plots and a gifted humorist, he is best known today for his beloved tale "The Gift of the Magi." But O. Henry's palette of moods and methods was as expansive as his exuberant imagination. This Library of America volume...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2021

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Lardner, Ring

Summary: At the height of the Jazz Age, Ring Lardner was Americas most beloved humorist, equally admired by a popular audience and by literary friends like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edmund Wilson. A sports writer who became a sensation with his comic baseball bestseller, "You Know Me Al," Lardner had a rare gift for inspired nonsense and an ear attuned to the rhythms and hilarious oddities of American...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2013

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Wilson, Edward O.

Summary: Library of America presents three environmental classics from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner E. O. Wilson, a masterful writer-scientist whose graceful prose is equal to his groundbreaking discoveries. These books illuminate the evolution and complex beauty of our imperiled ecosystems and the flora, fauna, and civilization they sustain, even as they reveal the personal evolution of one of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.95 WIL

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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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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Murray, Albert

Summary: "Albert Murray (1916-2013) was one of the most provocative and original American thinkers of the twentieth century, writing with equal grace and power as an essayist and novelist."--Page 4 of cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUR

Pound, Ezra

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 POU

Stafford, Jean

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Summary: Boston Adventure follows Sonia Marburg, the daughter of immigrant parents, as she seeks to escape her impoverished childhood by becoming the secretary-companion of the socially prominent Lucy Pride. The novel won praise for its perceptive satire of upper-class Boston society, while Stafford's portrayal of the inner life of her protagonist drew comparisons to Henry James and Marcel Proust. In...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2019

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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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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 818 STA

Barthelme, Donald

Summary: "This comprehensive gathering highlights Barthelme's unique approach to fiction: his upside-down worlds that are nonetheless grounded in fundamental human truths; his scrambled visions of history that yield unexpected insights; and his genius for dialogue, parody, and collage, "the central principle of all art in the twentieth century"..."

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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Du Bois, W. E. B.

Summary: The suppression of the African slave-trade -- The souls of Black folk -- Dusk of dawn -- Essays and articles.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 DUB

Faulkner, William

Summary: Presents four complete novels from William Faulkner.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FAU

Roosevelt, Theodore

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.911 ROO

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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Updike, John.

Contents: Domestic life in America -- From the journal of a leper -- The fairy godfathers -- The egg race -- The parade -- The faint -- Guilt-gems -- Atlantises -- Morocco -- Trust me -- More stately mansions -- Still of some use -- The lovely troubled daughters of our old crowd -- Venezuela for visitors -- Pygmalion -- The city -- Learn a trade -- The ideal village -- Deaths of distant friends -- First...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2013

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Summary: "This volume, the first of a two-volume set gathering the best American science fiction from the tumultuous 1960s, opens with Poul Anderson's immensely popular The High Crusade, in which aliens planning to conquer Earth land in Lincolnshire during the Hundred Years' War. In Clifford Simak's Hugo Award-winning Way Station, Enoch Wallace is a spry 124-year-old Civil War veteran whose lifelong job...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2019

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Bellow, Saul.

Summary: Celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of "The Adventures of Augie March," and reflects the mid-twentieth-century's psychological turmoil from more inhibited times in a volume that also includes "The Victim" and "Dangling Man."

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEL

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

Summary: "Included are narratives by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (1772) and Olaudah Equiano (1789), who were taken from Africa as children and brought across the Atlantic to British North America. The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831) provides unique insight into the man who led the deadliest slave uprising in American history. The widely read narratives by the fugitive slaves Frederick Douglass...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SLA

Berry, Wendell

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Summary: This first volume collects thirty-three essays from nine different books, including his first, The Long-Legged House (1969), What are People For? (1990), with its still provocative essay "Why I am Not Going to Buy a Computer," and the complete text of his now classic The Unsettling of America (1975), whose argument about the enormous ecological, economic, and human costs of industrial...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2019

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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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COO

Leonard, Elmore

Summary: One of the great storytellers of our time, Elmore Leonard perfected his craft writing Westerns, a genre he loved. These tales--some adapted into such outstanding films as Hombre, Valdez Is Coming, and 3:10 to Yuma--are unexcelled for their wiry tautness, sharp characterizations, and jolts of unexpected humor. For sheer stripped-down narrative tension Leonard never did anything better, and the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEO

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