New to the Collection

Title GRAVE NEW WORLD : the end of globalisation and the return of economic conflict.

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:49am
Title GRAVE NEW WORLD :
Author KING, STEPHEN D.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title American originality : [essays]

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Title American originality :
Author Glück, Louise, 1943- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A luminous collection of essays from one of our most original and influential poets. Five decades after her debut poetry collection, Firstborn, Louise Glück is a towering figure in American letters. Written with the same probing, analytic control that has long distinguished her poetry, American Originality is Glück's second book of essays--her first, Proofs and Theories, won the 1993 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. Glück's moving and disabusing lyricism is on full display in this decisive new collection. From its opening pages, American Originality forces readers to consider contemporary poetry and its demigods in radical, unconsoling, and ultimately very productive ways. Determined to wrest ample, often contradictory meaning from our current literary discourse, Glück comprehends and destabilizes notions of "narcissism" and "genius" that are unique to the American literary climate. This includes erudite analyses of the poets who have interested her throughout her own career, such as Rilke, Pinsky, Chiasson, and Dobyns, and introductions to the first books of poets like Dana Levin, Peter Streckfus, Spencer Reece, and Richard Siken. Forceful, revealing, challenging, and instructive, American Originality is a seminal critical achievement"-- Provided by publisher.

Title THE ANSWERS : A NOVEL

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:49am
Title THE ANSWERS :
Author Lacey, Catherine, 1985- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "An urgent, propulsive novel about a woman learning to negotiate her ailment and its various after effects via the simulacrum of a perfect romantic relationship In Catherine Lacey's ambitious second novel we are introduced to Mary, a young woman living inNew York City and struggling to cope with a body that has betrayed her. All but paralyzed with pain, Mary seeks relief from a New Agey treatment called Pneuma Adaptive Kinesthesia, PAKing for short. And, remarkably, it works. But PAKing is prohibitivelyexpensive and Mary is dead broke. So she scours Craigslist for fast-cash jobs and finds herself applying for the "Girlfriend Experiment, " the brainchild of an eccentric and narcissistic actor, Kurt Sky, who is determined to find the perfect relationship--even if that means paying different women to fulfill distinctive roles. Mary is hired as the "Emotional Girlfriend"--certainly better than the "Anger Girlfriend" or the "Maternal Girlfriend"--and is pulled into Kurt's ego-driven and messy attempt at humanconnection. Told in her signature spiraling prose, The Answers is full of the singular yet universal insights readers have come to expect from Lacey. It is a gorgeous hybrid of the plot- and the idea-driven novel that will leave you reeling. "-- Provided by publisher.

Title If I understood you, would I have this look on my face? : relating to and communicating with ... others, from the boardroom to the bedroom.

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:49am
Title If I understood you, would I have this look on my face? :
Author ALDA, ALAN.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Paradise lost : a life of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:49am
Title Paradise lost :
Author Brown, David S. (David Scott), 1966- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Pigeonholed in popular memory as a Jazz Age epicurean, a playboy, and an emblem of the Lost Generation, F. Scott Fitzgerald was at heart a moralist struck by the nation's shifting mood and manners after World War I. In Paradise Lost, David Brown contends that Fitzgerald's deepest allegiances were to a fading antebellum world he associated with his father's Chesapeake Bay roots. Yet as a midwesterner, an Irish Catholic, and a perpetually in-debt author, he felt like an outsider in the haute bourgeoisie haunts of Lake Forest, Princeton, and Hollywood--places that left an indelible mark on his worldview. In this comprehensive biography, Brown reexamines Fitzgerald's childhood, first loves, and difficult marriage to Zelda Sayre. He looks at Fitzgerald's friendship with Hemingway, the golden years that culminated with Gatsby, and his increasing alcohol abuse and declining fortunes which coincided with Zelda's institutionalization and the nation's economic collapse. Placing Fitzgerald in the company of Progressive intellectuals such as Charles Beard, Randolph Bourne, and Thorstein Veblen, Brown reveals Fitzgerald as a writer with an encompassing historical imagination not suggested by his reputation as "the chronicler of the Jazz Age." His best novels, stories, and essays take the measure of both the immediate moment and the more distant rhythms of capital accumulation, immigration, and sexual politics that were moving America further away from its Protestant agrarian moorings. Fitzgerald wrote powerfully about change in America, Brown shows, because he saw it as the dominant theme in his own family history and life.-- Provided by publisher

Title Film stars don't die in Liverpool : a true love story.

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:49am
Title Film stars don't die in Liverpool :
Author Turner, Peter.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Papi My Story.

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:49am
Title Papi
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Theft by finding : diaries 1977-2016.

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:49am
Title Theft by finding :
Author Sedaris David.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Scribbled in the dark : poems.

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:49am
Title Scribbled in the dark :
Author Simic, Charles.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title New collected poems.

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:49am
Title New collected poems.
Author Moore, Marianne.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title WARNINGS : finding cassandras to stop catastrophes.

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:49am
Title WARNINGS :
Author CLARKE, RICHARD A.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Captured : the corporate infiltration of American democracy

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:49am
Title Captured :
Author Whitehouse, Sheldon, 1955- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "In Captured, U.S. Senator and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate Floor, adding a first-hand perspective to Jane Mayer's Dark Money. Americans know something is wrong in their government. Senator Whitehouse combines history, legal scholarship, and personal experiences to provide the first hands-on, comprehensive explanation of what's gone wrong, exposing multiple avenues through which our government has been infiltrated and disabled by corporate powers. Captured reveals an original oversight by the Founders, and shows how and why corporate power has exploited that vulnerability: to strike fear in elected representatives who don't "get right" by threatening million-dollar "dark money" election attacks (a threat more effective and less expensive than the actual attack); to stack the judiciary--even the Supreme Court--in "business-friendly" ways; to "capture" the administrative agencies meant to regulate corporate behavior; to undermine the civil jury, the Constitution's last bastion for ordinary citizens; and to create a corporate "alternate reality" on public health and safety issues like climate change. Captured shows that in this centuries-long struggle between corporate power and individual liberty, we can and must take our American government back into our own hands"-- Provided by publisher.

Title DARK WEB : the war for cyberspace.

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:49am
Title DARK WEB :
Author KLIMBURG, ALEXANDER.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The death of expertise : the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 6:49am
Title The death of expertise :
Author Nichols, Tom, 1960- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The murder of Willie Lincoln

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 6:41am
Title The murder of Willie Lincoln
Author Solomon, Burt, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Washington City, 1862: The United States lies in tatters, and there seems no end to the war. Abraham Lincoln, the legitimate President of the United States, is using all his will to keep his beloved land together. But Lincoln's will and soul are tested when tragedy strikes the White House as Willie Lincoln, the love and shining light in the president's heart, is taken by typhoid fever. But was this really the cause of his death? A message arrives, suggesting otherwise. Lincoln asks John Hay, his trusted aide--and almost a son--to investigate Willie's death. Some see Hay as a gadfly--adventurous, incisive, lusty, reflective, skeptical, even cynical--but he loves the president and so seeks the truth behind the boy's death. And so, as we follow Hay in his investigation, we are shown the loftiest and lowest corners of Washington City, from the president's office and the gentleman's dining room at Willard's Hotel to the alley hovels, wartime hospitals, and the dome-less Capitol's vermin-infested subbasement. We see the unfamiliar sides of a grief-stricken president, his hellcat of a wife, and their two surviving and suffering sons, and Hay matches wits with such luminaries as General McClellan, William Seward, and the indomitable detective Allan Pinkerton. What Hay discovers has the potential of not only destroying Lincoln, but a nation"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Reckless daughter

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Title Reckless daughter
Author Yaffe, David, 1973-
Format: Books

Title Irving penn

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 6:41am
Title Irving penn
Author Hambourg, Maria Morris.
Format: Books

Title Are you anybody

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Title Are you anybody
Author Tambor, Jeffrey, 1944-
Format: Books

Title Our time is now : tough love diplomacy, commonsense economy, and the second great american century.

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 6:41am
Title Our time is now :
Author Mcfarland, K. T.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Extreme teams : why Pixar, Netflix, AirBnB, and other cutting-edge companies succeed where most fail

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 6:41am
Title Extreme teams :
Author Shaw, Robert Bruce, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

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