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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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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC HEN

Bradbury, Ray

Summary: A master storyteller and visionary champion of creative freedom, Ray Bradbury is one of the most beloved and influential writers of our time. In books that look forward to astonishing futures and backward to evanescent realms of memory, he elevated speculative fiction from the pages of the pulps to the vital center of American literary culture. This definitive Library of America edition gathers...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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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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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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 DID

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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Mailer, Norman.

Summary: No writer plunged more wholeheartedly into the chaotic energies of the 1960s than Norman Mailer, as he fearlessly revolutionized literary norms and genres to capture the political, social, and sexual explosions of an unsettled era. Here, for the first time in one volume, are his unforgettable books of the 1960s: two disruptive and visionary novels, and two radically innovative journalistic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAI

Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph)

Contents: Introduction: Perelman, the Pearl of Providence / by Adam Gopnik -- Sketches and Satires. Puppets of passion: a throbbing story of youth's hot revolt against the conventions -- Those charming people: the latest report on the Weinbloom reptile expedition -- Scenario -- Strictly from hunger -- The love decoy: a story of youth in college today-awake, fearless, unashamed -- Waiting for Santy: a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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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 Adult 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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Didion, Joan

Summary: "Joan Didion's influence on postwar American letters is undeniable. Whether writing fiction, memoir, or trailblazing journalism, her gifts for narrative and dialogue, and her intimate but detached authorial persona, have won her legions of readers and admirers. Now Library of America launches its multi-volume edition of Didion's collected writings, prepared in consultation with the author, that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2019

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Johnson, James Weldon

Contents: The autobiography of an ex-colored man -- Along this way -- New York Age editorials -- Selected essays -- Black Manhattan -- Selected poems.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.52 JOH

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

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

Berry, Wendell

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

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

Hammett, Dashiell

Summary: In the stories and novellas he wrote for Black Mask and other pulp magazines in the 1920s and 1930s, Dashiell Hammett took the detective story and turned it into a medium for capturing the jarring textures and revved-up cadences of modern American life. In this volume, The Library of America collects the finest of these stories: 24 in all, along with some revealing essays and an earlier version...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAM

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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAR

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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Melville, Herman

Summary: "Herman Melville ranks with Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson as one of the three great American poets of the nineteenth century. Whether meditating on the bloody battlefields of the Civil War, the mysteries of faith and doubt in the Holy Land, or the strange relationship between the Maldive Shark and the pilot fish that glide before "his Gorgonian head," Melville's verse combines precise...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.3 MEL

Roth, Philip.

Contents: The counterlife -- The facts: a novelist's autobiography -- Deception -- Patrimony: a true story.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROS

Stone, Robert

Summary: "This volume brings together three novels by one of the most spellbinding writers of his generation, suspenseful masterworks that brilliantly capture the desperate underside of American life in the 1970s and 80s." -- $c Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STO

Bowles, Paul

Contents: The sheltering sky -- Let it come down -- The spider's house.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2002

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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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Malamud, Bernard

Summary: Raised in Brooklyn, the son of Jewish immigrants, and coming of age in Depression-era New York, Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) began his career writing stories of unsparing precision and power, plumbing the depths of an impoverished urban world. His early, naturalistic style evolved into an inventive, often surreal idiom that blurs reality and fantasy. His first novel, The Natural (1952), is a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAL

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