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Corrigan, Maureen

Summary: "The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As Maureen Corrigan, Gatsby...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown & Co 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.3 COR

Parks, Tim.

Summary: "Why do we need fiction? Why do books need to be printed on paper, copyrighted, read to the finish? Why should a group of aging Swedish men determine what "world" literature is best? Do books change anything? Did they use to? Do we read to challenge our vision of the world or to confirm it? Has novel writing turned into a job like any other? In Where I'm Reading From, the internationally...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2015

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Bloom, Harold.

Summary: "Harold Bloom, named "The indispensible critic" by the New York Review of Books, returns with a definitive yet personal book on twelve American writers upon whose work he believes the American canon is built. While his references to American writers are wide-ranging, he focuses on twelve: Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Mark...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810 BLO

Nafisi, Azar.

Summary: "A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change people's lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran. Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Adult 2014

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

Keegan, Marina

Summary: An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 818.609 KEE

Lackey, Michael

Summary: "In this new collection of interviews, some of America's most prominent novelists identify the key intellectual developments that led to the rise of the contemporary biographical novel, discuss the kind of historical 'truth' this novel communicates, indicate why this narrative form is superior to the traditional historical novel, and reflect on the ideas and characters central to their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA Academic 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.082 TRU

Shapiro, James

Summary: "Preeminent Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro shows how the tumultuous events in England in 1606 affected Shakespeare and shaped the three great tragedies he wrote that year--King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. In the years leading up to 1606,since the death of Queen Elizabeth and the arrival in England of her successor, King James of Scotland, Shakespeare's great productivity had...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 822.33 SHA

Shields, David

Summary: "An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate, about life and art-cocktails included. Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life (he's a stay-at-home dad to three young girls). David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he has overcommitted to art. At antipodes since first meeting twenty-five years ago, they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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

Styron, William

Summary: "Including significant previously uncollected material, My Generation is the definitive gathering of the fruits of this beloved writer's five decades of public life. Here is the William Styron unafraid to peer into the darkest corners of the 20th centuryor to take on the complex racial legacy of the United States. But here too is Styron writing about his daily walk with his dog, musing on the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2015

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

Greenblatt, Stephen

Summary: World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright's insight into bad (and often mad) rulers. As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 822.33 GRE

Spence, Annie

Summary: This librarian's snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, and deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to books in her life is a perfect listen for book lovers.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 808.3 SPE

Calvino, Italo.

Summary: The last of Italo Calvino's works to appear during the author's lifetime, Collection of Sand is a group of essays never before published in English, discussing subjects ranging from cuneiform and antique maps to Mexican temples and Japanese gardens.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 850 CAL

Bennett, Paula.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 1986

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

Sherman, Scott (Scott G.)

Summary: "A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the people's interests--by the reporter who broke the story. In a series of cover stories for The Nation magazine, journalist Scott Sherman uncovered the ways in which Wall Street logic almost took down one of New York City's most beloved and iconic institutions: the New York Public Library. In...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 020 SHE

Spence, Annie

Summary: This librarian's snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, and deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to books in her life is a perfect listen for book lovers.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 808.3 SPE

Spence, Annie

Summary: The author presents a collection of love letters and break-up notes addressed to the books she's encountered throughout her career as a librarian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 808.3 SPE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.3 SPE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 808.3 SPE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 808.3 SPE

Wills, Garry

Summary: "Shakespeare's plays abound with kings and leaders who crave a public stage and seize every opportunity to make their lives a performance: Antony, Cleopatra, Richard III, Othello, and many others. Such self-dramatizing characters appear in the work of other playwrights of the era as well, Marlowe's Edward II and Tamburlaine among them. But Elizabethan playwrights were not alone in realizing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale Univ Pr 2014

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

Hendrix, Grady

Summary: A nostalgic and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970's and 1980's, complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.3 HEN

Rioux, Anne Boyd

Summary: "Since its publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women has been one of America's favorite stories. While we now think of it as a girls' book, it was initially read by both boys and girls, men and women of all ages. Professor Anne Boyd Rioux, who read it in her twenties, tells us how Louisa May Alcott came to write the book and drew inspiration for her story from her own life. Its Civil...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 808.3 RIO

Spence, Annie

Summary: This librarian's snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, and deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to books in her life is a perfect listen for book lovers.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 808.3 SPE

Spence, Annie

Summary: If you love to read, and presumably you do since you've picked up this book, you know that some books affect you so profoundly they forever change the way you think about the world. Some books, on the other hand, disappoint you so much you want to throw them against the wall. Either way, it's clear that a book can be your new soul mate or the bad relationship you need to end. In Dear Fahrenheit...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2017

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 808.3 Spence

Dowling, Robert M.

Summary: "A major new biography of the Nobel Prize-winning playwright whose brilliantly original plays revolutionized American theater"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 O'NEILL, EUGENE DOW

Summary: "Sixty-five of the world's leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to them. These wide-ranging interviews are conducted by Pamela Paul, the editor of the The New York Times Book Review, featuring personalities as varied as David Sedaris, Hilary Mantel, Michael Chabon, Khaled Hosseini, Anne Lamott, and James Patterson. These questions and answers admit us...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 800 BY

Crawford, Robert

Summary: "A biography of T. S. Eliot from his birth in St. Louis in 1888 to his publication of The Waste Land in 1922"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ELIOT, T.S. CRA