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Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

Summary: "Library of America presents the fullest selection ever of visionary American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman: two novels, forty-four brilliant short stories, nearly two-hundred poems, and both the published and manuscript versions of the landmark story "The yellow wall-paper." The short fiction presented here showcases Gilman's mastery of ghost stories, allegorical fantasy, and social realism...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 818.4 GIL

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

Snyder, Gary

Summary: "Gary Snyder is one of America's indispensable poets, the "Thoreau of the Beat Generation" and our "laureate of Deep Ecology." Now, for the first time, all of Snyder's poetry is gathered in a single, authoritative Library of America volume. Here are all of Snyder's published books of poetry spanning a career of almost seventy years. Early collections such as Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2022

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

Updike, John.

Summary: Roger's version (1986): Roger Lambert, a middle-aged professor of divinity, is stuck in his office by Dale Kohler, a young computer scientist who believes that technical advances in computing shows evidence of God's existence. Then a theological-scientific debate ensues, and Roger employs wicked strategies to disembarrass Dale of his faith. But Dale's passion turns to his erotic attraction to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC UPD

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

Catton, Bruce

Summary: An analysis of the Civil War focuses on Generals McClellan, Burnside, Hooker, Meade, and Grant, and discusses the final defeat of General Robert E. Lee.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2022

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Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt)

Summary: A definitive edition of the landmark book that forever changed our understanding of the Civil War's aftermath and the legacy of racism in America. Upon publication in 1935, W.E.B. Du Bois's now classic Black Reconstruction offered a revelatory new assessment of Reconstruction--and of American democracy itself. One of the towering African American thinkers and activists of the twentieth century,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.81 DU B

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 817.52 PER

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott)

Summary: "It was Gatsby that solidified his reputation as the chronicler of the Jazz Age and established him as one of the leading American novelists of his generation. Perhaps no other novel of the twentieth century makes a greater claim to being our Great American Novel--for its poetic prose, its exploration of the broad, intertwined themes of money, class, and American optimism (Daisy Buchanan's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2022

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Carson, Rachel

Summary: The pioneering naturalist's works exploring the Earth's oceans.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2021

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 551.46 CAR

Douglass, Frederick

Summary: Edited by Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer David W. Blight, this Library of America edition is the largest single-volume selection of Frederick Douglass’s writings ever published, presenting the full texts of thirty-four speeches and sixty-seven pieces of journalism. (A companion Library of America volume, Frederick Douglass: Autobiographies, gathers his three memoirs.) With startling...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2022

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Kingston, Maxine Hong

Summary: "The largest and most comprehensive edition of our foremost Asian American writer: three classic books and additional writings, many rare, that together offer a vivid and searching portrait of immigrant experience and American dreams"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2022

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

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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JAC

Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips)

Summary: "This volume brings together 22 tales, the very best of [Lovecraft's] fiction"--Jacket.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LOV

Mailer, Norman

Summary: "This volume contains thirty-six essays published by Norman Mailer from November 1960 to September 1969, along with the preface to his 1963 collection The Presidential Papers and two prefaces he wrote for paperback editions of that book" (Note; page 471).

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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

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

Summary: The Broadway musical is one of America’s great indigenous popular forms, a glorious hybrid that emerged “out of our speech, our tempo, our moral attitudes, our way of moving” (as Leonard Bernstein put it). Now, in this first volume of a landmark two-volume collection, The Library of America presents eight enduring masterpieces charting the Broadway musical’s narrative tradition from the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 792 AME

Agee, James

Contents: Let us now praise famous men -- The morning watch -- A death in the family -- Stories: Death in the desert -- They that sow in sorrow shall reap -- A mother's tale.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2005

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

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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRA

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

Henry, O.

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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 Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEN

James, Henry

Contents: Professor Fargo -- Eugene Pickering -- Benvolio -- Crawford's consistency -- The ghostly rental -- Four meetings -- Rose-Agathe -- Daisy Miller: a study -- Longstaff's marriage -- An international episode -- The pension beaurepas -- The diary of a man of fifty -- A bundle of letters -- The point of view -- The siege of London -- The impressions of a cousin -- Lady Barberina -- Pandora -- The...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JAM

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

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