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Sedaris, David

Summary: David Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk, and also Sedaris' darkest and warmest book yet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2018

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Franzen, Jonathan

Summary: In this collection of essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen explores his complex relationship with his uncle, recounts his young adulthood in New York, and offers an illuminating look at the global seabird crisis. Taken together, these essays trace the progress of a unique and mature mind wrestling with itself, with literature, and with some of the most important...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 FRA

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

Hitchens, Christopher

Summary: "This collection of essays brings together some of the finest pieces Hitchens published over the last two decades for the first time in one book, addressing with characteristic wit and erudition the subjects he is best known for, including: the case against God, faith and religious observance; the case for intervention in Iraq; indictments of towering political figures like Bill and Hillary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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Le Guin, Ursula K.

Summary: "From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, a collection of thoughts--always adroit, often acerbic--on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814.54 LEG

Summary: "'Journeys' captures the quintessential idea of the American dream. The individuals in this book are only a part of the brilliant mosaic of people who came to this country and made it what it is today. Read about the governor's grandfathers who dug ditches and cleaned sewers, laying the groundwork for a budding nation; how a future cabinet secretary crossed the ocean at age eleven on a cargo...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: RosettaBooks 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.873 TIS

Cole, Teju

Summary: "With this collection of more than fifty pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature, Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today's most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose dense with beauty and ideas, he finds fresh and potent ways to interpret art, people, and historical moments, taking in subjects from Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare, and W....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 824 COL

Schulz, Timothy J.

Summary: The Habits of Trout is a collection of essays about fishing for the things in life that are hard to catch, hard to hold, and—ultimately—hard to let to. Trout, Tim Schulz reminds us in this book, are but one of those things. Through his clear-headed, big-hearted, smart, funny, honest and fresh stories, Schulz shows us that in life in general—and trout fishing in particular—we sometimes need to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: UPTROUT Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 799.1 SCH

Han, Han

Summary: Han Han is the most influential (and provocative) young person in China, equally beloved and reviled for the satirical wit with which he takes on everyone from corrupt politicians to ludicrous protesters. In this collection of essays, he tackles everything from Internet culture in a country that censors the Internet to his own escapades driving around with fake police IDs and a megaphone, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 890 HAN

Boucher, Lisa

Summary: Presents a discussion of addiction as experienced by women, and the difficult road to recovery. Features essays from mothers, daughters, health professionals, and young women who share their stories of why they drank, how they stopped, and the joys and rewards of being present in their lives once they kicked alcohol to the curb.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.2 BOU

Hughley, D. L. (Darryl L.)

Summary: Legendary satirist D. L. Hughley here uses humor to draw attention to injustice, sardonically offering advice on a number of lessons--a much-needed antidote in these distressing times.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 817 HUG

Niequist, Shauna

Summary: A collection of essays that focuses on the most important transformation in Niequist's life: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 248 NIE

Oates, Joyce Carol

Summary: This new collection brings together some of Joyce Carol Oates's most brilliant and provocative pieces, covering a diverse range of subjects and ideas. The rough country is both the treacherous geographical/psychological terrains of the writers she analyses--Flannery O'Connor, Shirley Jackson, Cormac McCarthy, Annie Proulx, and Margaret Atwood among others--and also the emotional terrain of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 OAT

Cohen, Joshua

Summary: A collection of essays, from a selection of previously published and new nonfiction--essays, memoir, criticism, letters, diaries--covering an array of topics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

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

Eiseley, Loren C.

Summary: "A paleontologist with the spirit of a poet."--publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2016

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

Gay, Ross

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "In The Book of Delights, one of today's most original literary voices offers up a genre-defying volume of lyric essays written over one tumultuous year. The first nonfiction book from award-winning poet Ross Gay is a record of the small joys we often overlook in our busy lives. Among Gay's funny, poetic, philosophical delights: a friend's unabashed use of air quotes, cradling a tomato seedling...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2019

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Irby, Samantha

Summary: "Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page with her debut collection of brand-new essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, being black, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's disease, and more. Every essay is crafted with the same scathing wit and poignant candor thousands of loyal readers have come to expect from visiting her notoriously hilarious blog,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Curbside Splendor Publishing 2013

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 IRB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 IRB

Morrison, Toni

Summary: The source of self-regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 814 MOR

Oates, Joyce Carol

Summary: A new collection of critical and personal essays on writing, obsession, and inspiration from National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2016

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

Russo, Richard

Summary: "In these nine essays, [the author] provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 RUS

Summary: For more than twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has curated the year’s finest sports journalism. Continuing the tradition in a long line of notable guest editors is Rick Telander, acclaimed journalist, author, and champion of the written word. His choices are defined by one shared thread: effort, on the part of athletes and writers alike. The physical strength it takes to play...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 BES

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 796 BES

Anderson, Karen

Summary: After sharing a weekly essay on Interlochen Public Radio, WIAA, Interlochen, Michigan since 2005, Karen Anderson has collected 120 essays into an illustrated volume. The short, poetic essays feature pen-and-ink drawings by Joyce Koskenmaki, a nationally recognized artist from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arbutus Press 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 AND

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 Anderson 2017

Eiseley, Loren C.

Summary: "A modern Thoreau explores the mysteries of the universe."--publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2016

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

Sedaris, David

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Summary: Personal essays share the author's adventures after buying a vacation house on the Carolina coast and his reflections on middle age and mortality.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 SED

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 SED

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 SED

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 SED

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 Sedaris 2018

Sontag, Susan

Summary: An unprecedented collection of the controversial later writings of the greatest and most provocative critic of our time. Susan Sontag was the most influential critic of her time. This second volume in Library of America's definitive Sontag edition gathers all the collected essays and speeches from her last quarter-century, brilliant works whose subjects, from the AIDS epidemic, 9/11, the Iraq...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2017

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