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Le Guin, Ursula K.

Summary: "Here together for the first time are all five remarkable standalone novels by the writer who transformed American speculative fiction."--Back cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2024

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

Maxwell, William

Contents: Bright center of heaven -- They came like swallows -- Stories 1938-1945: Homecoming ; Actual thing ; Young Francis Whitehead ; Haller's second home ; Patterns of love -- Folded leaf -- Time will darken it -- Stories 1952-1956: Trojan women ; Pilgrimage ; What every boy should know ; French scarecrow -- Writer as illusionist -- Appendix: Introduction to They came like swallows ; Preface to Time...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAX

Tarkington, Booth

Summary: Here are three indispensable works from the Pulitzer Prize-winning laureate of the American heartland, including the novels that inspired a classic film by Orson Welles and an Oscar-nominated performance by Katharine Hepburn. The Magnificent Ambersons depicts the fall from grace of George Minafer, scion of the once-unassailable Amberson family whose wealth and grandeur are in precipitous...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAR

Kennedy, Adrienne

Summary: Adrienne Kennedy has been a force on the American stage since the premiere of her groundbreaking, Obie Award-winning Funnyhouse of a Negro in 1964. Politically engaged, formally daring, and making provocative use of material from contemporary history and popular culture, Kennedy's haunting stage works dramatize and project interior realities that are often marked by disappointment and trauma,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2023

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

Updike, John

Summary: The third volume in our five-volume selected edition of the novels of John Updike includes three books: The Coup, one of Updike's most outlandish satires, set in a fictional African nation; Rabbit Is Rich, the third, and many say best, novel starring his most famous protagonist; and the wildly popular The Witches of Eastwick, which was memorably adapted in the film starring Cher, Michelle...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC UPD

Portis, Charles

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Summary: "Charles Portis is now recognized as a singular American genius, a writer whose deadpan style, picaresque plots, and unforgettable characters have drawn a passionate following among readers and writers. 'His fiction,' Roy Blount Jr. has said, 'is the funniest I know.' Library of America now presents the definitive Portis collection, featuring all five of his novels -- Norwood (1966), The Dog...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2023

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC POR

Summary: This collection of 80 dramatic firsthand writings by Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, and others brings to life the struggle for racial justice from the Civil War to World War. A vital resource for the teaching of the history of race in America that traces the ascendency of white supremacy after Reconstruction--and the outspoken resistance to it led by Black Americans and their allies. W.E.B....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 JIM

Summary: In the 1960s a number of gifted writers--some at the peak of their careers, others newcomers--reimagined American crime fiction through formal experimentation and the exploration of audacious new subjects and themes. This is the first of two volumes gathering the best of their work, nine novels of astonishing variety and inventiveness that pulse with the energies of that turbulent,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2023

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Faulkner, William

Summary: "William Faulkner called the short story "the most demanding form after poetry." The fifty-four stories gathered here show him not only mastering the form but revolutionizing its possibilities, distilling an epic breadth of vision into narratives that conjure an intimate sense of place and the abiding presence of history and legend. Library of America caps its Faulkner edition with this volume...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2023

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DeLillo, Don

Summary: This second volume in the Library of America DeLillo edition collects two extraordinary novels he published in the 1990s, the peak of his career. In the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning Mao II (1991), the celebrated novelist Bill Gray has withdrawn into seclusion, his everyday affairs managed by a pair of assistants. And yet within the protective solitude he has built for himself he still finds...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2023

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Keller, Helen

Summary: "A deluxe hardcover edition of Keller's classic memoir The Story of My Life--presented in complete and unredacted form--along with the brilliant, still-underappreciated personal essays of The World I Live In, in which Keller reflects on the senses, language, philosophy, dreams, and belief. Includes a selection of more than a dozen essays, speeches, and letters--most of them out-of-print,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2024

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Macdonald, Ross

Summary: "The three novels collected in this second volume in the Library of America Ross Macdonald edition represent for many readers the summit of American crime writing. They remain thrilling for their searing psychological truth-telling, daring flights of narrative invention, and their keenly observed picture of the manners and morals of a particular time and place (Southern California in the early...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2016

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Summary: In the 1960s a number of gifted writers--some at the peak of their careers, others newcomers--reimagined American crime fiction through formal experimentation and the exploration of audacious new subjects and themes. This is the second of two volumes gathering the best of their work, nine novels of astonishing variety and inventiveness that pulse with the energies of that turbulent,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2023

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

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

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

Chandler, Raymond

Summary: Pulp stories; The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; and The High Window.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 1995

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

Chandler, Raymond

Summary: Pulp stories; The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; and The High Window.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 1995

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1 available in Adult, Call number: SC CHAND

Franklin, Benjamin

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 1987

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.2 FRA

Adams, John

Summary: A powerful polemicist, insightful political theorist, and tireless diplomat, John Adams (1735–1826) was a vital and controversial figure during the early years of the American republic. Once overshadowed by Washington and Jefferson, Adams has become the subject of renewed interest, with a best-selling biography and acclaimed television series reintroducing him to millions. Now, this final...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.4 ADA

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

Roth, Philip.

Summary: "Published together for the first time as the author intended, Nemeses is a quartet of novels whose terrain is the human body and whose subject, the common experience that terrifies us all"--Publisher description.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROT

Roth, Philip.

Contents: The ghost writer -- Zuckerman unbound -- The anatomy lesson -- The Prague orgy -- Appendix: The Prague orgy, a television adaptation -- Chronology -- Note on the texts -- Notes.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROT

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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SPE

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