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Bradbury, Ray

Summary: In one authoritative volume, here are two landmark story collections by one of America's most beloved authors, plus 27 stellar, speculative, and strange tales from other collections, including 7 restored to print The author of over 400 short stories, Ray Bradbury was a master not only in the science fiction genre, for which he is best known, but also in speculative, horror, and dark fantasy....

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2022

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Roth, Philip

Summary: "Throughout a unparalleled literary career that includes two National Book Awards (Goodbye, Columbus, 1959 and Sabbath's Theater, 1995), the Pulitzer Prize in fiction (American Pastoral, 1997), the National Book Critics Circle Award (The Counterlife, 1986), and the National Humanities Medal (awarded by President Obama in 2011), among many other honors, Philip Roth has produced an extraordinary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2017

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

Anaya, Rudolfo A.

Summary: "Mythmaker, master storyteller, and a writer powerfully attuned to the land and history of his native New Mexico, Rudolfo Anaya is one of the undisputed fathers of Chicano literature. Writing in an era when Latino voices were marginalized and just beginning to be read and acknowledged, Anaya broke new ground with Bless Me, Ultima (1972), a mythic novel that captures the richness and complexity...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2022

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Bellow, Saul

Summary: For his centennial (June 10, 2015), The Library of America and editor James Wood present the final volume in the definitive edition of Saul Bellow’s complete novels. In the last stage of his unparalleled career—which included winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976—Saul Bellow remained an uproarious comic storyteller, a provocative thinker deeply engaged with the intellectual...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEL

DeLillo, Don

Summary: This first volume in the Library of America Don DeLillo edition presents three indispensable novels from the 1980s, published here with new prefaces from the author. The Names (1982) was DeLillo's breakthrough novel, a book that, as he reflects here, spanned a "broader expanse" than his earlier novels. James Axton, a "risk analyst" tasked with assessing dangers for his corporate clients from...

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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

Hijuelos, Oscar

Summary: The first Latino novelist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar Hijuelos (1951?2013) wrote rich and radiant novels that brought the Cuban American immigrant experience into the heart of American literature. "I marveled," recalls Juan Felipe Herrera, at "how meticulous he was and how deep he got into the lives of Latino and Cuban Americans in the United States." Hijuelos launched his career...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2022

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC HIJ

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 HOF

Mailer, Norman.

Summary: Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead is not just a monumental war novel but also a devastating antiwar novel, exposing the primal nature of power through the interplay of a platoon of soldiers on an impossible and ultimately pointless mission on an obscure island in the Pacific during World War II. Written just after the war ended, in the early days of the emerging Cold War, the novel...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2023

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC MAI

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

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

Agee, James

Contents: Agee on film :Rreviews and comments -- Uncollected film writing -- The night of the hunter -- Journalism and book reviews.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 AGE

L'Engle, Madeleine

Summary: This second volume gathers the final four Kairos novels, in which Meg and Calvin's daughter Polly takes center stage. In The Arm of the Starfish, Polly disappears, and Calvin's research assistant is implicated in her kidnapping. In Dragons in the Waters, Polly and her brother Charles are on a steamer bound for Venezuela when they help solve a murder connected to a stolen portrait of Simon...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEN

Contents: pt. 1. Political oratory from the Revolution to the Civil War -- pt. 2. Political oratory from Abraham Lincoln to Bill Clinton.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2006

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

Contents: pt. 1. Political oratory from the Revolution to the Civil War -- pt. 2. Political oratory from Abraham Lincoln to Bill Clinton.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2006

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Summary: "For the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's arrival, a landmark collection of firsthand accounts charting the history of the English newcomers and their fateful encounters with the region's native peoples. For centuries the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower has been told and retold -- the landing at Plymouth Rock and the first Thanksgiving, and the decades that followed, as the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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

Dana, Richard Henry

Contents: Two years before the mast -- To Cuba and back: a vacation voyage -- Journal of a voyage round the world 1859-1860.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2005

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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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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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LE G

Leonard, Elmore

Summary: Four hardboiled novels from America's modern master of crime fiction, edited by Leonard's long-term employee, researcher and friend.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2016

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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

O'Hara, John

Summary: Already a frequent contributor of well-crafted stories to The New Yorker when he turned to the larger canvas of the novel, John OHara wrote with unusual acuity about the power of status and class in American life. His reputation as a novelist rests largely on four extraordinary books published from 1934 to 1940. These early novels, like those of his contemporaries Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OHA

Roth, Philip.

Contents: The dying animal -- The plot against America -- Exit ghost.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROT

Williams, John

Summary: As the spirit of experimentation swirled around him in the 1960s and '70s, John Williams, working in relative obscurity as an English professor, wrote finely crafted novels distinguished by precise form, powerful but restrained prose, and close attention to physical detail and its symbolic import. His three major works Butcher's Crossing (1960), Stoner (1965), and the National Book...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

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