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The Wilds

New to the Collection - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Wilds / Stories
Author: Elliott, Julia
Imprint: Portland, OR : : Tin House Books
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

"At an obscure South Carolina nursing home, a lost world reemerges as a disabled elderly woman undergoes newfangled brain-restoration procedures and begins to explore her environment with the assistance of strap-on robot legs. At a deluxe medical spa on a nameless Caribbean island, a middle-aged woman hopes to revitalize her fading youth with grotesque rejuvenating therapies that combine cutting-edge medical technologies with holistic approaches and the pseudo-religious dogma of Zen-infused self-help. And in a rinky-dink mill town, an adolescent girl is unexpectedly inspired by the ravings and miraculous levitation of her fundamentalist friend's weird grandmother. These are only a few of the scenarios readers encounter in Julia Elliott's debut collection, The Wilds. In these genre-bending stories, teetering between the ridiculous and the sublime, Elliott's language-driven fiction uses outlandish tropes to capture poignant moments in her humble characters' lives. Without abandoning the tenets of classic storytelling, Elliott revels in lush lyricism, dark humor, and experimental play. "--



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Picnic at Hanging Rock

New to the Collection - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Picnic at Hanging Rock
Author:
Imprint: [Irvington, NY] : : The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2387880.1)
Format: DVD
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) , Criterion collection
Description:

Set at the turn of the twentieth century, the film concerns a small group of students from an all-female college and a chaperone, who vanish while on a St. Valentine's Day outing. Less a mystery than a journey into the mystic, as well as an inquiry into issues of class and sexual repression in Australian society.



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Picnic at Hanging Rock

New to the Collection - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Picnic at Hanging Rock
Author:
Imprint: [Irvington, NY] : : The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2387881.1)
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series: Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) , The Criterion collection
Description:

Set at the turn of the twentieth century, the film concerns a small group of students from an all-female college and a chaperone, who vanish while on a St. Valentine's Day outing. Less a mystery than a journey into the mystic, as well as an inquiry into issues of class and sexual repression in Australian society.



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Eraserhead

New to the Collection - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Eraserhead
Author:
Imprint: [[Place of publication not identified] :, [United States] :] : Publisher not identified and The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2387875.1)
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series:
Description:

An obscure man with a vertical head of hair is living with his spaced-out girlfriend and their fetus-like child. By the end of the film, Henry is decapitated and processed into erasers in this bizarre horror film which closely approaches a nightmare.



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All That Jazz

New to the Collection - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: All That Jazz
Author: Scheider, Roy
Imprint: New York, NY : : Criterion Collection Inc and Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series: Criterion collection
Description:

Musical based on the life of director Fosse, celebrating show business yet stripping it of all the glitter.



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Long Hidden

New to the Collection - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Long Hidden / Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History
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Imprint: Framingham, Massachusetts : : Crossed Genres Publications
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2386667.1)
Format: Book
Series:
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"Most written chronicles of history, and most speculative stories, put rulers, conquerors, and invaders front and center. People with less power, money, or status--enslaved people, indigenous people, people of color, queer people, laborers, women, people with disabilities, the very young and very old, and religious minorities, among others--are relegated to the margins. Today, mainstream history continues to perpetuate one-sided versions of the past while mistelling or erasing the stories of the rest of the world. There is a long and honorable legacy of literary resistance to erasure. This anthology partakes of that legacy. It will feature stories from the margins of speculative history, each taking place between 1400 and the early 1900s and putting a speculative twist--an element of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or the unclassifiably strange--on real past events" --



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Love Streams

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Love Streams
Author:
Imprint: United States : The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2386003.1)
Format: Blu-ray Disc
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The Emerald Light in the Air

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Emerald Light in the Air / Stories
Author: Antrim, Donald
Imprint: New York : : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
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"A masterful story collection--heartbreaking and hilarious--from one of America's greatest writers Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim's stories. As they do the things we all do--bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo--they're confronted with their own uncooperative selves. These artists, writers, lawyers, teachers, and actors make fools of themselves, spiral out of control, have delusions of grandeur, despair, and find it hard to imagine a future. They talk, they listen, they hope, they dream. They look for communion in a city, both beautiful and menacing, which can promise so much and yield so little. But they are hungry for life. They want to love and be loved. These stories, all published in The New Yorker over the last fifteen years, make it clear that Antrim is one of America's most important writers. His work has been praised by his significant contemporaries, including Jonathan Franzen, Thomas Pynchon, Jeffrey Eugenides, and George Saunders, who described The Verificationist as "one of the most pleasure-giving, funny, perverse, complicated, addictive novels of the last twenty years." And here, at last, is the story collection we have been waiting for, The Emerald Light in the Air, Antrim's best book yet"--



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Loitering

New to the Collection - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Loitering / New & Collected Essays
Author: D'Ambrosio, Charles
Imprint: Portland, Oregon : : Tin House Books
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
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"Charles D'Ambrosio's essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following. In the decade since the tiny limited-edition volume sold out its print run, its devotees have pressed it upon their friends, students, and colleagues, only to find themselves begging for their copy's safe return. For anyone familiar with D'Ambrosio's writing, this enthusiasm should come as no surprise. His work is exacting and emotionally generous, often as funny as it is devastating. Loitering gathers those eleven original essays with new and previously uncollected work so that a broader audience might discover one of our great living essayists. No matter his subject - Native American whaling, a Pentecostal "hell house," Mary Kay Letourneau, the work of J. D. Salinger, or, most often, his own family - D'Ambrosio approaches each piece with a singular voice and point of view; each essay, while unique and surprising, is unmistakably his own"--



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One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

New to the Collection - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: One Thousand Things Worth Knowing / Poems
Author: Muldoon, Paul
Imprint: New York : : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2380435.1)
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

"A new collection of poems by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Muldoon"--



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Collected Poems

New to the Collection - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Collected Poems
Author: Strand, Mark
Imprint: New York : : Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2380436.1)
Format: Book
Series:
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"A collection of all of the poet Mark Strand's previously published poems"--



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Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells

New to the Collection - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells / The Best of Early Vanity Fair
Author:
Imprint: New York : : The Penguin Press
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2380429.1)
Format: Book
Series:
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By the Book

New to the Collection - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: By the Book / Writers on Literature and the Literary Life From the New York Times Book Review
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Imprint: New York : : Henry Holt and Company
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2380427.1)
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

"Sixty-five of the world's leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to them. Every Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist, historian, short story writer, or artist will be the subject of the popular "By the Book" feature. These wide-ranging interviews are conducted by Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, and here she brings together sixty-five of the most intriguing and fascinating exchanges, featuring personalities as varied as David Sedaris, Hilary Mantel, Michael Chabon, Khaled Hosseini, Anne Lamott, and James Patterson. These questions and answers admit us into the private worlds of these authors, as they reflect on their work habits, reading preferences, inspirations, pet peeves, and recommendations.By the Book contains the full uncut interviews, reflecting a range of experiences and observations that deepens readers' understanding of the literary sensibility and the writing process. It also features dozens of sidebars that reveal the commonalities and conflicts among the participants, underscoring those influences that are truly universal and those that remain matters of individual taste.If you are a devoted reader, By the Book is a way to invite sixty-five of the most interesting guests into your world. It's a book party not to be missed"--



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Business Adventures

New to the Collection - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Business Adventures / Twelve Classic Tales From the World of Wall Street
Author: Brooks, John
Imprint: New York : : Books on Tape
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Audiobook CD
Series:
Description:

From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks brings to vivid life, twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America. What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at GE and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety. This wonderful collection will both entertain and inform.



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Business Adventures

New to the Collection - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Business Adventures / Twelve Classic Tales From the World of Wall Street
Author: Brooks, John
Imprint: New York : : Open Road Integrated Media
Call #: 332.64273 B873
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America. What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks's insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself. Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers.



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Eye to Eye

New to the Collection - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Eye to Eye / Photographs by Vivian Maier
Author: Maier, Vivian
Imprint: [Chicago, IL] : : Cityfiles Press
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
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Since her death in 2009, Vivian Maier has become a photographic phenomenon. Her story--thousands of photo negatives and prints found in a storage locker and sold for pennies at auction--has stirred millions around the world. Maier was a painfully private woman who now speaks powerfully through the photographs she took only for herself. This new collection offers readers a chance to follow Maier as she travels the world, including images of France, Italy, Malaysia, Yemen, Puerto Rico, and America. These eye-to-eye portraits, published for the first time, are the single constant in her lifetime of photographic work. Maier is often cast as a quirky, anti-social character, moving on the outskirts of real connection. But these photographs show something more. Printed with the latest technology, the book utilizes a modified 4-color process that produces images parallel to traditional silver gelatin prints. Combined with 15u stochastic screening, Maier's 96 photographs in this volume are spectacularly sharp, full-range black and white reproductions.



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New Frontiers

New to the Collection - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: New Frontiers / A Collection of Tales About the Past, the Present, and the Future
Author: Bova, Ben
Imprint: New York : : Tor
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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"Fourteen startling visions of yesterday, today, and tomorrow from the six-time winner of the Hugo Award Frontiers can be found in all directions. Frontiers of time and space, as well as frontiers of courage, devotion, love, hate, and the outer limits of the human spirit. This outstanding collection of stories by one of science fiction's premier talents spans the length and breadth of history and the universe, while exploring thought-provoking new ideas and dilemmas. From the Baghdad of the Arabian Nights to a vast interstellar empire thousands of years in the future, from the Vatican to a one-man vessel drifting in the vast emptiness of the Asteroid Belt, from virtual reality duels to the subtle intricacies of time travel and a golf tournament on the Moon, here are tales of scoundrels and heroes, scientists and explorers, aliens and artificial intelligences, and even a young Albert Einstein. Each of them stands at the border of a new frontier and must venture out into unexplored territory--thanks to the limitless imagination of Ben Bova"--



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Scanners

New to the Collection - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Scanners
Author:
Imprint: [[Place of publication not identified] :, [United States] :] : Publisher not identified and The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2377016.1)
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series: Criterion collection
Description:

After a man with extraordinary, and frighteningly destructive, telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other ₁scanners₂ have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop t



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Grisly Tales From Tumble-water

New to the Collection - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Grisly Tales From Tumble-water
Author: Vincent, Bruno
Imprint: London : : Macmillan Children's Books
Call #: J ON ORDER XX(2377015.1)
Format: Book
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Welcome to the very damp and woeful world of Tumblewater, home to a creepy collection of depraved characters. Meet a young boy punished most appallingly for picking his nose, a pair of devilish bakers with murderous intentions in their buns and a dentist whose strange eye belie his perfect his smile.



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50 Princess Stories

New to the Collection - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: 50 Princess Stories
Author:
Imprint: Thaxted : : Miles Kelly
Call #: J ON ORDER XX(2376223.1)
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

Enter the enchanting realm of princesses in this wonderful collection of favorite classics, and lesser-know gems. Beautiful illustrations bring damsels in distress and brave heroines magically to life.



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