New Arrivals · Literature

May 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mystery tour : a Crime Writers' Association anthology

May 18, 2018
London : Orenda Books, 2017.
312 pages ; 20 cm
The queen of mystery / Ann Cleeves -- Return to the lake / Anna Mazzola -- You'll be dead by dawn / C.L. Taylor -- The Last Supper / Carol Anne Davis -- The white goddess / Cath Staincliffe -- High flyer / Chris Simms -- Accounting for murder / Christine Poulson -- Travel is dangerous / Ed James -- Take the money and run? / Gordon Brown -- No way back / J.M. Hewitt -- Mystery tour / Judith Cutler -- Wife on tour / Julia Crouch -- The naked lady of Prague / Kate Ellis -- Snowbird / Kate Rhodes -- The repentance wood / Martin Edwards -- A mouthful of restaurant / Martine Bailey -- Cruising for a killing / Maxim Jakubowski -- Three on a trail / Michael Stanley -- The riddle of the humming bee / Paul Charles -- Writer's block / Paul Gitsham -- Lady luck / Peter Lovesey -- A postcard from Iceland / Ragnar Jónasson -- A clever evil / Sarah Rayne -- The prodigy / Shawn Reilly Simmons -- A slight change of plan / Susi Holliday -- Bombay brigadoon / Vaseem Khan -- Matricide and ice cream / William burton McCormick -- The spoils / William Ryan.
"This exciting collection of short stories features crime writers working with a "mystery tour" or travel theme."--Publisher's description.

The devil and the deep : horror stories of the sea

May 17, 2018
New York : Night Shade Books, [2018]
xi, 319 pages ; 23 cm
Deadwater / Simon Bestwick -- Fodder's jig / Lee Thomas -- The curious allure of the sea / Christopher Golden -- The Tryal attract / Terry Dowling -- The whalers song / Ray Cluley -- A ship of the south wind / Bradley Denton -- What my mother left me / Alyssa Wong -- Broken record / Stephen Graham Jones -- Saudade / Steve Rasnic Tem -- A moment before breakng / A.C. Wise -- Sister, dearest sister, let me show you to the sea / Seanan McGuire -- The deep sea swell / John Langan -- He sings of salt and wormwood / Brian Hodge -- Shit happens / Michael Marshall Smith -- Haunt / Siobhan Carroll.
Stranded on a desert island, a young man yearns for objects from his past. A local from a small coastal town in England is found dead as the tide goes out. A Norwegian whaling ship is stranded in the Arctic, its crew threatened by mysterious forces. In the nineteenth century, a ship drifts in becalmed waters in the Indian Ocean, those on it haunted by their evil deeds. A surfer turned diver discovers there are things worse than drowning under the sea. Something from the sea is creating monsters on land.

Nothing short of 100 : selected tales from 100 Word Story

May 17, 2018
iv, 117 pages ; 18 cm

Against memoir : complaints, confessions, & criticism

May 9, 2018
Tea, Michelle, author.
New York, NY : The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2018.
319 pages ; 21 cm
Art + music -- On Valerie Dolanas -- Andy Warhol's self-portrait -- Times Square -- On Erin Markey -- On Chelsea Girls -- Gene loves Jezebel -- Purple rain -- Minor threat -- Sonic youth's magic -- Love + queerness -- Transmissions from camp trans -- How to not be a queer douchebag -- Polishness -- Hard times -- Hags in your face -- How to mrefer to my husband-wife -- Writing + life -- The city to a young girl -- Pigeon manifesto -- Summer of lost jobs -- Telling your friends you're sober -- Sister spit feminism -- I had a miscarriage -- Baba -- Dire straits -- Against memoir.
"Valerie Solanas, a lesbian gang, recovering alcoholics, and teenagers surviving at a shop: these are some of the figures populating America's borders. These essays include fights and failures and the uncovering of and documentation of these lives. Michelle Tea reveals herself through these stories"-- Provided by publisher.

Atticus Finch : the biography : Harper Lee, her father, and the making of an American icon

May 8, 2018
Crespino, Joseph, author.
xx, 248 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"One of the most famous characters in all of American culture, Atticus Finch has long been regarded as a touchstone of decency and goodness. But that changed with the 2015 publication of Lee's long-hidden manuscript Go Set a Watchman, in which Atticus is portrayed not as the heroic defender of a wrongly accused black man but as a small-town southern racist. Many have tried to piece together the "real" Atticus, and to determine how and why Harper Lee would have created two such seemingly different versions of the same character. The best way to understand Atticus, as the award-winning historian Joseph Crespino explains, is to examine the life of the flesh-and-blood man who inspired him: Harper Lee's father, Amasa Coleman (A.C.) Lee. In Atticus Finch, Crespino has unearthed a variety of new sources that show how Harper Lee's views were formed in tension with her father's, and how she used his example, even while smoothing over its rough edges, to create an enduring icon. From 1929 to 1947 A.C. Lee was the part-owner and sole editor of the lone newspaper in Monroeville, Alabama. On display in Lee's editorials were all the attributes commonly associated with Atticus: integrity, idealism, and a vigorous opposition to political demagoguery, whether that meant mob rule in Alabama or fascism in Hitler's Germany. Yet Lee was also a white southerner of his time and place, and his growing opposition to the New Deal and the emerging civil rights movement informed the character his daughter conceived in Watchman"-- Provided by publisher.

PR for poets : a guidebook to publicity and marketing

May 8, 2018
Gailey, Jeannine Hall, 1973- author.
Kingston, WA : Two Sylvias Press, [2018]
211 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
This book provides the information you need in order to get your book into the right hands and into the worlds of social media & old media, librarians & booksellers, and readers. This book will empower you to do what you can to connect your poetry book with its audience!

Can't get enough

May 8, 2018
Showalter, Gena, author.
310 pages ; 21 cm.
To inherit - and destroy - his father's business at long last, Brock Hudson needs a temporary wife. The ruthless ex-military heartthrob has always avoided romantic entanglements. Women are sweet, but vengeance is sweeter. Or so he thinks. Only one woman will do, but the vulnerable beauty is more than he bargained for - sexier, wittier, and utterly irresistible. The queen of the deep freeze ... After an abusive first marriage, Lyndie Scott has sworn off relationships. But still she longs for a child of her own. Turns out, the brawler who used to frighten her with only a glance is the answer to her problems. She agrees to his proposal, with a caveat: spend every night in bed with her, then walk away for good when it's time to divorce. Even if she's pregnant. A marriage of breathtaking inconvenience ... As the days pass too quickly and the nights heat up, Brock battles a sense of possession and obsession.

Fatal throne : the wives of Henry VIII tell all

May 4, 2018
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2018]
xi, 396 pages ; 24 cm
Before you begin / Jennifer Donnelly -- Katharine of Aragon / Candace Fleming -- Henry VIII / M.T. Anderson -- Anne Boleyn / Stephanie Hemphill -- Henry VIII / M.T. Anderson -- Jane Seymour / Lisa Ann Sandell -- Henry VIII / M.T. Anderson -- Anne of Cleves / Jennifer Donnelly -- Henry VIII / M.T. Anderson -- Catherine Howard / Linda Sue Park -- Henry VIII / M.T. Anderson -- Kateryn Parr / Deborah Hopkinson -- Henry VIII / M.T. Anderson -- Queen Elizabeth I / M.T. Anderson -- Tudor timeline -- Who's who in the court -- Acknowledgments -- A bibliographic afterword -- About the authors.
Seven award-winning young adult authors illuminate the lives of Britain's King Henry VIII and his six wives from different viewpoints.

Ten year stretch : [celebrating a decade of crime fiction at CrimeFest]

May 1, 2018
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, in association with No Exit Press, [2018]
349 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Foreword / Peter James -- Introduction / Martin Edwards -- The hired man / Bill Beverly -- The last locked room / Simon Brett -- Shorty and the briefcase / Lee Child -- Moses and the locked tent mystery / Ann Cleeves -- Blind date / Jeffery Deaver -- Strangers in a pub / Martin Edwards -- Crime scene / Kate Ellis -- Normal rules do not apply / Peter Guttridge -- Ask Tom St. Clare / Sophie Hannah -- Blue and sentimental / John Harvey -- How many cats have you killed? / Mick Herron -- Daylight robbery / Donna Moore -- The snapperoody / Caro Ramsay -- Inside the box / Ian Rankin -- Freezer burn / James Sallis -- Caught on camera / Zoë Sharp -- Road trip / Yrsa Sigurðardóttir -- Long time no see / Maj Sjöwall, translated by Catherine Edwards -- The ring / Michael Stanley -- The five-letter word / Andrew Taylor -- Afterword / Adrian Muller.
The twenty brand new crime stories in this book have been specially commissioned to celebrate the tenth anniversary of CrimeFest, described by the Guardian as "one of the 50 best festivals in the world." Contributors come from around the world and include the legendary Maj Sjöwall who, together with partner Per Wahlöö, was the originator of Nordic noir. The editors are Martin Edwards and Adrian Muller. Martin Edwards is responsible for many award-winning anthologies and Adrian Muller is one of the co-founders of CrimeFest.

Barron's AP English literature and composition.

April 30, 2018
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

The thorn necklace : healing through writing and the creative process

April 27, 2018
Block, Francesca Lia, author.
Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, 2018.
xxii, 279 pages ; 22 cm
An exploration of the writing life by Francesca Lia Block, offers visceral insights and healing exercises for the writer who creates as a way to process pain and adversity. Block offers guideposts of awareness for writers, such as how to find a muse, channeling agony into art, putting chaos into order, ignoring the inner critic, fostering personal perseverance, and thriving as an artist in a troubled world. The author also addresses the intrinsic value of channeling our experiences into the written word and provides compassionate support to the reader for his or her own write-to-heal process"-- Provided by publisher.

The landscapes of Anne of Green Gables : the enchanting island that inspired L.M. Montgomery

April 19, 2018
Reid, Catherine, 1955- author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2018.
279 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
From the Lake of Shining Waters and the Haunted Wood to Lover's Lane, readers will be immersed in the real places immortalized in the novel "Anne of Green Gables." Using Montgomery's journals, archives, and scrapbooks, Catherine Reid explores the many similarities between Montgomery and her unforgettable heroine, Anne Shirley. The lush package includes Montgomery's hand-colorized photographs, the illustrations originally used in Anne of Green Gables, and contemporary and historical photography. Print run 25,000.

Shining in the dark : celebrating 20 years of Lilja's library

April 18, 2018
Baltimore : Cemetery Dance Publications, 2017.
221 pages; 24 cm
"This special edition of Shining in the Dark is limited to 1,250 signed copies."
Introduction / Hans-Åke Lilja -- The blue air compressor: a telling of horror / Stephen King -- The net / Jack Ketchum & P.D. Cacek -- The novel of the holocaust / Stewart O'Nan -- Aeliana / Bev Vincent -- Pidgin and Theresa / Clive Barker -- An end to all things / Brian Keene -- Cemetery dance / Richard Chizmar -- Drawn to the flame / Kevin Quigley -- The companion / Ramsey Campbell -- The tell-tale heart / Edgar Allan Poe -- A mother's love / Brian James Freeman -- The keeper's companion / John Ajvide Lindqvist (translated from its original Swedish by Marlaine Delargy) -- Afterword / Hans-Åke Lilja.
"Hans-Åke Lilja, founder of Lilja's Library, has compiled a brand new anthology of horror stories to celebrate twenty years of running the #1 Stephen King news site on the web!"--Dust jacket inside flap.

The evolution of Ghalib

April 17, 2018
Abdullah, Hasan (Engineering researcher), author.
New Delhi : Rupa, 2017.
xv, 368 pages ; 23 cm
"One of the most oft-quoted poets of the nineteenth century, Ghalib was an intellectual colossus, whose poetry is imbued with timelessness and universality. Born and brought up in North India, he wrote both in his mother tongue, Urdu, and in Persian, the established and privileged language of literature and officialdom. He wrote exquisite prose, but is better known for his poetry, particularly his Urdu ghazals. In The Evolution of Ghalib, the author, Hasan Abdullah, provides a detailed introduction that describes Ghalib's life history and brings out his persona, and situates his work in time and space. He briefly discusses the Urdu language and ghazal as a literary form and familiarizes the reader with the words, symbols and concepts crucial for understanding Ghalib's poetry. Based on a chronological reading of Ghalib's Urdu ghazals, the author identifies the different stages and phases of the poet's development and from each of these phases, selects and interprets verses, including those that differ from the dominant trend, in order to reveal Ghalib's intellectual evolution. The book aims to make reading and understanding of Ghalib's Urdu ghazals a pleasurable and enlightening experience."--Back cover.

Why Indigenous literatures matter

April 16, 2018
Justice, Daniel Heath, author.
xxii, 284 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Preface / Notes for the Long Rebellion -- Introduction Stories that Wound, Stories That Heal -- Chapter 1 How Do We Learn to Be Human? -- Chapter 2 How Do We Behave as Good Relatives? -- Chapter 3 How Do We Become Good Ancestors? -- Chapter 4 How Do We Learn to Live Together? -- Chapter 5 Reading the Ruptures -- Conclusion Keeping a Fire -- Appendix / A Year of #HonouringIndigenousWriters -- Bibliographic Essay / Citational Relations.
"It's about Indigenous literatures and underscores their significance to Indigenous peoples in the realm of the political, the creative, and the intellectual. It challenges readers to examine their assumptions about Indigenous literatures and at the same time asserts the emotional connections of our shared humanity and the transformative power of story."-- Provided by publisher.

An Amish heirloom

April 12, 2018
Nashville : Zondervan, 2018.
385 pages ; 22 cm
A Legacy of love / by Amy Clipston -- The Cedar chest / by Beth Wiseman -- The Treasured book / by Kathleen Fuller -- A Midwife's dream / by Kelly Irvin.
"From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come four novellas about the meaning and tradition found behind every family heirloom"-- Provided by publisher.

Sharp : the women who made an art of having an opinion

April 12, 2018
Dean, Michelle, 1979- author.
xiii, 362 pages ; 24 cm
Preface -- Parker -- West -- West & Hurston -- Arendt -- McCarthy -- Parker & Arendt -- Arendt & McCarthy -- Sontag -- Kael -- Didion -- Ephron -- Arendt & McCarthy & Lillian Hellman -- Adler -- Malcolm -- Afterword.

Ye ti

April 10, 2018
Zhiliyingshao, author.
Tianjin Shi : Tianjin ren min chu ban she, 2017.
251 pages ; 24 cm

J.D. Salinger's The catcher in the rye : a cultural history of the rebel novel

April 9, 2018
Benson, Josef, 1974- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.
xx, 153 pages ; 24 cm
The birth of a novel: Holden and Salinger: two men in the closet (a close reading) -- Catcher in the fifties: sweet sixteen and the king -- Catcher in the sixties: false profits -- Catcher in the seventies: uprisings and infiltrations -- Catcher in the eighties: law suits and murder -- Catcher in the nineties and to the present: legacies.

An illustrated history of notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of Downworld

April 6, 2018
Clare, Cassandra, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Featuring characters from Cassandra Clare's international best-selling novels from the Shadowhunters world including The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices and The Dark Artifices, this anthology showcases beautifully illustrated portraits from Cassandra Jean - creator of The Shadowhunter Tarot - alongside never-before-known details from Cassandra Clare about all your favourite characters.

Black authors & published writers directory.

March 30, 2018
Rochester Hills, Mich. : Grace Co.
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: <2005-2017> Black literary marketplace.

How to read poetry like a professor : a quippy and sonorous guide to verse

March 30, 2018
Foster, Thomas C., author.
212 pages ; 21 cm
What is poetry? -- How is poetry? -- Why is poetry?
"No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree—a line of poets extending back to a time before recorded history—and a ubiquitous presence in virtually all cultures, poetry is also revered for its great beauty and the powerful emotions it evokes. But the form has also instilled trepidation in its many admirers mainly because of a lack of familiarity and knowledge. Poetry demands more from readers—intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually—than other literary forms. Most of us started out loving poetry because it filled our beloved children's books from Dr. Seuss to Robert Louis Stevenson. Eventually, our reading shifted to prose and later when we encountered poetry again, we had no recent experience to make it feel familiar. But reading poetry doesn't need to be so overwhelming. In an entertaining and engaging voice, Thomas C. Foster shows readers how to overcome their fear of poetry and learn to enjoy it once more."--Back cover.

See what can be done : essays, criticism, & commentary

March 30, 2018
Moore, Lorrie, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
xix, 407 pages ; 25 cm
A collection of more than fifty prose pieces by the cultural commentator reviews the literary achievements of her contemporaries, sharing perspectives on subjects ranging from the art of writing fiction to the continuing unequal state of race in America.

The summer of the great-grandmother

March 28, 2018
L'Engle, Madeleine, author.
245 pages : portraits ; 21 cm.

L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the future.

March 27, 2018
Los Angeles, CA : Bridge Publications,
v. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Imprint varies: v.20-<34> Hollywood, CA : Galaxy Press.

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