New to the Collection

Title The last shift : poems

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title The last shift :
Author Levine, Philip, 1928-2015, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "The final collection of new poems from one of our finest and most beloved poets. The poems in this wonderful collection touch all of the events and places that meant the most to Philip Levine. There are lyrical poems about his family and childhood, the magic of nighttime and the power of dreaming; tough poems about the heavy shift work at Detroit's auto plants, the Nazis, and bosses of all kinds; telling poems about his heroes--jazz players, artists, and working people of every description, even children. Other poems celebrate places and things he loved: the gifts of winter, dawn, a wall in Naples, an English hilltop, Andalusia. And he makes peace with Detroit: "Slow learner that I am, it took me one night/to discover that rain in New York City/is just like rain in Detroit. It gets you wet." It is a peace that comes to full fruition in a moving goodbye to his home town in the final poem in the collection, "The Last Shift.""-- Provided by publisher.

Title A promise of fire

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title A promise of fire
Author Bouchet, Amanda, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: The Kingmaker chronicles
Format: Books

Title Against the death penalty

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title Against the death penalty
Author Breyer, Stephen G., 1938- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "A landmark dissenting opinion arguing against the death penalty Does the death penalty violate the Constitution? In Against the Death Penalty, Justice Stephen G. Breyer argues that it does: that it is carried out unfairly and inconsistently, and thus violates the ban on "cruel and unusual punishments" specified by the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. "Today's administration of the death penalty, " Breyer writes, "involves three fundamental constitutional defects: (1) serious unreliability, (2) arbitrariness in application, and (3) unconscionably long delays that undermine the death penalty's penological purpose. Perhaps as a result, (4) most places within the United States have abandoned its use." This volume contains Breyer's dissent in the case of Glossip v. Gross, which involved an unsuccessful challenge to Oklahoma's use of a lethal-injection drug because it might cause severe pain. Justice Breyer's legal citations have been edited to make them understandable to a general audience, but the text retains the full force of his powerful argument that the time has come for the Supreme Court to revisit the constitutionality of the death penalty. Breyer was joined in his dissent from the bench by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Their passionate argument has been cited by many legal experts - including fellow Justice Antonin Scalia - as signaling an eventual Court ruling striking down the death penalty. A similar dissent in 1963 by Breyer's mentor, Justice Arthur J. Goldberg, helped set the stage for a later ruling, imposing what turned out to be a four-year moratorium on executions"-- Provided by publisher.

Title America at war with itself : authoritarian politics in a free society.

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title America at war with itself :
Author Giroux, Henry A.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title The glass universe :
Author Sobel, Dava.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s. -- Provided by publisher.

Title Found and the lost : the novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title Found and the lost :
Author Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Nine island.

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title Nine island.
Author Alison, Jane.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Antiquity : poems

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title Antiquity :
Author Homolka, Michael, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Babylon's ashes

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title Babylon's ashes
Author Corey, James S. A., author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: The expanse ; book six
Format: Books

Title Weaver.

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title Weaver.
Author Itäranta, Emmi.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Bird in a cage

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title Bird in a cage
Author Roher, Rebecca, author, illustrator.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Once a sharp, strong-willed and independent woman, Roher's grandmother's life took an unexpected turn when an accident left her with a brain injury, leading to early onset dementia. An unlikely protagonist, grandma was an elderly woman trapped by her deteriorating mind, aging body and the walls around her. This story illuminates the often overlooked narrative of a senior, her complicated history and inner life. Loveable and tragic, she is determined to get back to a familiar place, to be home again. Roher digs deep into her grandmother's personal history, learns to manage her escapes, and tries to create a safe environment for her. Exploring memory, the idea of place, and the power of song to transcend dementia, Bird In a Cage tells the story of one woman's search for home and the strength of family to try and bring her back, "--Amazon.com.

Title Blood feud

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title Blood feud
Author Bunn, Cullen.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary Tells a story about how the protagonist and a couple of poker buddies squared off against the very legions of Hell... and maybe even saved the world.

Title Breaking the ten.

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title Breaking the ten.
Author Wilson, Sean Michael.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Not so much said the cat

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title Not so much said the cat
Author Swanwick, Michael, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Fun family.

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title Fun family.
Author Frisch, Benjamin.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title The greatest of Marlys

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title The greatest of Marlys
Author Barry, Lynda, 1956- author, illustrator.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Jacked. Volume 1

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title Jacked. Volume 1
Author Kripke, Eric, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Eric Kripke (creator of the hit TV series Supernatural) teams up with Vertigo veterans John Higgins (HELLBLAZER) and Glenn Fabry (PREACHER) to bring you a very Vertigo take on the modern superhero in this new graphic novel thriller. Josh Jaffe, a neurotic family man mid-midlife crisis, purchase a "smart pill" to increase his focus and jolt him out of his slump. But to Josh's surprise, the pill gives him incredible strength and power--at the cost of being extremely addictive. This irreverent and brutally realistic story examines both the mighty highs and humiliating lows of being a real-life superhero. Collects JACKED #1-6"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Otherworld Barbara.

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title Otherworld Barbara.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Our lady of birth control : a cartoonist's encounter with Margaret Sanger

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title Our lady of birth control :
Author Jones, Sabrina, 1960- author, illustrator.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Framing the biography with her own personal experiences of coming of age at the height of the sexual revolution, a comic book artist, writer and editor presents this historical graphic novel that illustrates the incredible life of Margaret Sanger, best known as the pioneer of birth control, "--NoveList.

Title A savage war : a military history of the Civil War

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:27am
Title A savage war :
Author Murray, Williamson, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

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