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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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Summary: With a record number of female candidates in the 2020 election and women's rights an increasingly urgent topic in the news, it's crucial that we understand the history that got us where we are now. For the first time, here is the full, definitive story of the movement for voting rights for American women, of every race, told through the voices of the women and men who lived it. Here are the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 AME

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

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

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

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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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC ANA

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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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC DEL

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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Summary: "In this second volume of a two-volume set gathering the best American science fiction from the tumultuous 1960s, R. A. Lafferty's quirky and utterly original Past Master, an unjustly neglected classic, imagines Sir Thomas More transported to the colony Astrobe in the year 2535, where he is made president of a future Utopia. In Picnic on Paradise, Joanna Russ presents her indelible heroine,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC 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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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 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

Butler, Octavia E.

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Summary: This first volume in the Library of America edition of Octavia E. Butler's collected works opens with her masterpiece, Kindred, one of the landmark American novels of the last half century. Its heroine, Dana, a Black woman, is pulled back and forth between the present and the pre-Civil War past, where she finds herself enslaved on the plantation of a white ancestor whose life she must save to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2020

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Catton, Bruce

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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

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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEM

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

Kaufman, George S. (George Simon)

Summary: Collects plays written by George Kaufman in collaboration with other writers, including "Dinner at Eight," "Animal Crackers," "Stage Door," and "You Can't Take It With You."

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812.52 KAU

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

Miller, Arthur

Summary: For Arthur Miller's centennial year, The Library of America and editor Tony Kushner present the final volume in the definitive collected edition of the essential American dramatist. Here are eleven masterful, haunting, funny, and provocative later plays, from the double-bill Danger: Memory (1987) to Finishing the Picture (2004), Miller’s final stage work, based loosely on events around the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Literary Classics of the United States, Inc. 2015

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

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

O'Hara, John

Summary: Writing with equal insight about New York City, Hollywood, and the small-town Pennsylvania world where he grew up, John O'Hara cultivated an unsentimental and often unsparing realism, aiming, he said, "to record the way people talked and thought and felt . . . with complete honesty." Praised by contemporaries including Ernest Hemingway and Dorothy Parker, he wrote about sex, drinking, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OHA

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

Schell, Jonathan

Summary: Brave, eloquent, and controversial, these classic works by Jonathan Schell illuminate the nuclear threat to our civilization, and envision a way forward to peace. In The Fate of the Earth–an international bestseller that inspired the nuclear freeze movement–Schell distills the best available scientific and technical information to imagine the apocalyptic aftereffects of nuclear war. Dramatizing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.1747 SCH

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