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Summary: Five science fiction classics of the 1950s in one volume.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AME

Bowles, Jane

Summary: Though Jane Bowles published only one novel, one play, and a handful ofstories, her genius for spare prose and vivid dialogue had an outsized influence onher contemporaries. Tennessee Williams called her "the most important writer ofprose fiction in modern American letters"; for John Ashbery she was "one of thefinest modern writers of fiction in any language." Now, on the occasion of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2017

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

Miller, Arthur

Summary: This volume---the second on The Library of America's definitive edition of the works of Arthur Miller---offers an unprecedented look at the extraordinary middle phase of an essential American dramatist. Here are fourteen plays, from Broadway hits to previously unpublished rarities, that trace Miller's evolving genius as he experimented with new forms and themes. Included are After the Fall, a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812 MIL

Summary: Following its acclaimed three-volume edition of the novels of science fiction master Philip K. Dick, The Library of America now presents a two-volume anthology of nine groundbreaking works from the golden age of the modern science fiction novel, works by turns satiric, adventurous, incisive, and hauntingly lyrical. Long unnoticed or dismissed by the literary establishment, these visionary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AME

Roth, Philip.

Contents: American pastoral -- I married a communist -- The human stain.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROT

Taylor, Peter

Summary: This first volume offers twenty-nine early masterpieces, including such classics as “A Spinster’s Tale,” “What You Hear from ’Em?,” “Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time” and “Miss Leonora When Last Seen.” As a special feature, an appendix in the first volume gathers three stories Taylor published as an undergraduate that show the early emergence of his singular style and sensibility.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAY

Summary: Covers the Civil War from January 1862 to January 1863, describing the events of that year through messages, proclamations, newspaper articles, letters, diaries, and poems from people who lived through it.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 CIV

Wilder, Thornton

Summary: The Eighth Day (1967), an enthralling novel in which Wilder revisits the small-town America of Our Town to stage a philosophical who-dunit; a wrongful conviction for murder and a daring rescue frame a meditation on the mysteriousness of justice, fate, and "the impassioned will," for which "nothing is impossible." Wilder's final novel, the semi-autobiographical Theophilus North (1973), is an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2011

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

Leopold, Aldo

Summary: A Sand County almanac is often hailed as a foundational work of the modern environmental movement. Here, it is paired with over fifty other pieces by Leopold: uncollected articles, essays, speeches, and other writings that chart the evolution of his ideas over the course of three decades.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 508.73 LEO

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

Goodis, David

Summary: Collects five crime novels of David Goodis all dealing with unfortunate people and dark doomed settings.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GOO

Thomson, Virgil

Summary: "For fourteen memorable years Virgil Thomson surveyed the worlds of opera and classical music as the chief music critic for the New York Herald Tribune. An accomplished composer who knew music from the inside, Thomson communicated its pleasures and complexities to a wide readership in a hugely entertaining, authoritative style, and his daily reviews and Sunday articles set a high-water mark in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780 THO

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

Summary: "For the 250th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, the leading historian of the era presents a landmark two-volume edition of the thirty-nine pamphlets charting the course of the political crisis that led to independence. This second volume includes twenty works from the crucial years when the debate turned from issues of representation and consent to the fateful question of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library Of America 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 AME

Summary: This anthology traces the surprising story of how Americans made Shakespeare their own through a wide range of genres. The writers included range from the 1800s to the present day, and offer testimony to Shakespeare's profound and enduring influence --

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 822.3 SHA

Adams, John Quincy

Summary: Volume I begins during the American Revolution, with Adams's first entry, as he prepares to embark on a perilous wartime voyage to Europe with his father, diplomat John Adams, and records his early impressions of Franklin and Jefferson and of Paris on the eve of revolution; it details his abbreviated but eventful years of study at Harvard and his emergence into the world of politics in his own...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY ADA

Alcott, Louisa May

Summary: "After the success of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott brought her genius for characterization and eye for detail to a series of revolutionary novels and stories remarkable for their forthright assertion of women's rights. In the largely autobiographical Work: A Story of Experience, twenty-one-year-old orphan, Christie Devon, announces 'a new Declaration of Independence' and pursues economic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALC

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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AND

Brown, William Wells

Summary: Includes memoirs, travel writings, fiction, and history.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Eiseley, Loren C.

Summary: "A modern Thoreau explores the mysteries of the universe."--publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2016

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

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

Kerouac, Jack

Summary: In On the Road and other iconic works, Jack Kerouac created a quintessentially American voice and a revolutionary prose style. This remarkable gathering of previously unpublished writings reveals as neverbefore the extraordinary literary journey that led to his phenomenal success a journey with deep roots inthe language and culture of Kerouac's French Canadian childhood. Edited and published...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2016

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

Le Guin, Ursula K.

Summary: This second volume in a definitive two-volume edition gathers Le Guin’s final two Hainish novels, The Word for World Is Forest, in which Earth enslaves another planet to strip its natural resources, and The Telling, the harrowing story of a society which has suppressed its own cultural heritage. Rounding out the volume are seven short stories and the story suite Five Ways to Forgiveness,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEG

Macdonald, Ross

Summary: At last, the brilliant successor to Hammett and Chandler in a definitive collector’s edition: Revered by such contemporary masters as Sue Grafton, George Pelecanos, and James Ellroy, Ross Macdonald (the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar) brought to the crime novel new levels of social realism and psychological depth, while honing a unique gift for intricately involving mystery narratives. For his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library Of America 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAC