New Arrivals · Literature

August 1, 2015
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Complete write a novel course

July 31, 2015
Buckingham, Will, author.
London : John Murray Learning, 2014.
x, 341 pages ; 25 cm
"Featuring the new Workshop Method" --cover.
"All you need to develop and progress your writing" --cover.
Getting started -- Writing -- Redrafting -- Keeping sane -- Publishing -- Now you are published.
Whether you're just starting out or have already planned your novel, Buckingham offers a practical source of ideas and tools to help kickstart the writing process and build toward completing and publishing your work.

Writing romantic fiction

July 31, 2015
Samuel, Barbara.
New York : McGraw-Hill Companies, 2014.
xii, 196 pages ; 22 cm
"Featuring the new Workshop Method" --cover.
"A modern guide to writing compelling love stories of passion and desire" --cover.
Introduction -- Understanding romantic novels -- The different forms of the romantic novel -- Studying the genre -- Creating believable, powerful characters -- Plot and subplot -- Orchestrating the emotional arc -- Setting and sense of place -- Let's talk about sex -- The tools of the novelist, part one -- The tools of the novelist, part two -- Finding your unique writing voice -- From rough draft to polished draft -- Publishing -- Tricks to stay motivated.
Learn to create, compose, and share your vision for a passionate love story. Samuel explains examples of subgenre to help you understand the conventions, and then helps you create ideas and rounded characters, and find an audience for your work.

Among the fair magnolias : four southern love stories

July 29, 2015
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, 2015.
vii, 368 pages ; 22 cm
A Heart So True by Dorothy Love -- To Mend a Dream by Tamera Alexander -- Love Beyond Limits by Elizabeth Musser -- An Outlaw's Heart by Shelley Gray.
"Four Southern women are at a turning point in history. and in their own hearts. To Mend a Dream by Tamera Alexander The Civil War cost Savannah Darby everything--her family and her home. When Aidan Bedford, an attorney from Boston, buys the Darby estate, he hires Savannah to redecorate. Can she find a mysterious treasure before her job is finished? An Outlaw's Heart by Shelley Gray When Russell Stark returns to Fort Worth, he's determined to begin a new life. But when he arrives at his mother's homestead, he discovers that she is very ill and the woman he loved is still as beautiful and sweet as he remembered. With time running out, Russell must come to terms with both his future and his past. A Heart So True by Dorothy Love Abigail knows all too well what is expected of her: to marry her distant cousin Charles and take her place in society. But her heart belongs to another. A terrible incident forces Abby to choose between love and duty. Love Beyond Limits by Elizabeth Musser Emily has a secret: She's in love with one of the freedmen on her family's plantation. Meanwhile, another man declares his love for her. Emily realizes some things are not as they seem and secrets must be kept in order to keep those she loves safe"-- Provided by publisher.

Midian unmade : tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed

July 28, 2015
New York, NY : Tor Books, 2015.
300 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Preface by Joseph Nassise -- Introduction by Clive Barker -- Return to Midian / Lisa Majewski -- The Moon Inside / Seanan McGuire -- The Night Ray Bradbury Died / Kevin J. Wetmore -- Another Little Piece of My Heart / Nancy Holder -- The Kindness of Surrender / Kurt Fawver -- The Angel of Isisford / Brian Craddock -- Pride / Amber Benson -- Button, Button / Ernie W. Cooper -- I Am the Night You Never Speak Of / C. Robert Cargill -- The Devil Until the Credits Roll / Weston Ochse -- The Light house of Midian / Ian Rogers -- Lakrimay / Nerine Dorman -- And Midian Whispered Its Name / Shaun Meeks -- Cell of Curtains / Timothy Baker -- Tamara / Paul J. Salamof -- Raphael's Shroud / Karl Alexander -- Wretched / Edward Brauer -- A Monster Among Monsters / Stephen Woodworth and Kelly Dunn -- The Jesuit's Mask / Durand Sheng Welsh -- Rook / Rob Salem -- Collector / David J. Schow -- Bait and Switch / Lilith Saintcrow -- The Farmhouse / Christopher Monfette.
"Clive Barker's Nightbreed has been controversial since the moment it was released in a version edited by the studio and roundly condemned by Barker, who wrote and directed the movie. A virtually instant cult film based on Barker's novella Cabal, it was nominated for three Saturn Awards and won several prizes at European film festivals. Midian Unmade tells the stories of the Nightbreed after the fall of their city, Midian. Driven from their homes, their friends and family members slain before their eyes, the monsters become a mostly-hidden diaspora. Some are hunted; others, hunters. Some seek refuge. Others want revenge. Contributors include: Karl Alexander, author of the classic novel Time After Time; actor, writer, and director Amber Benson (Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer); New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder; Hugo and John W. Campbell Award winner Seanan McGuire; Bram Stoker Award winner Weston Ochse; David J. Schow, winner of the World Fantasy Award and writer of the screenplay for The Crow; New York Times bestselling writer Stephen Woodworth; and many more--23 stories in all. With an introduction by Clive Barker, this is an outstanding collection of original horror short stories in a dazzling variety of styles"-- Provided by publisher.

The Harry Potter Series

July 28, 2015
ix, 356 pages ; 24 cm.

Complete screenwriting course

July 28, 2015
Harris, Charles, author.
xiii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Barefoot to Avalon : a brother's story

July 27, 2015
Payne, David (William David)
New York : Atlantic Monthly, 2015.
294 pages : illustration ; 22 cm

The mammoth book of Sherlock Holmes abroad

July 16, 2015
Philadelphia, Pa. : Running Press, 2015.
x, 484 pages ; 20 cm
"A treasure trove of 15 'hitherto lost' overseas mysteries investigated by the great detective himself"--Cover.
The monster of Hell's gate / Paul Finch -- The case of the Maltese catacombs / William Meikle -- The adventure of the colonel's daughter / Denis O. Smith -- The mystery of the red city / Alison Littlewood -- The doll who talked to the dead / Nev Fountain -- A concurrence of coincidences / David Moody -- The strange death of Sherlock Holmes / Andrew Darlington -- The climbing man / Simon Clark -- The curse of Guangxu / Sam Stone -- The case of the revenant / Johnny Mains -- The adventure of the mummy's curse / Cavan Scott -- The case of the lost soul / Paul Kane -- The lunacy of Celestine Blot / Stephen Volk -- The crimson devil / Mark Morris -- The Draugr of Tromsø / Carole Johnstone.
In this anthology of new stories, Sherlock Holmes travels to the far ends of the Earth in search of truth and justice. A host of writers, while remaining respectful towards Conan Doyle's work, present a new and thrilling dimension to Holmes's career.

Mastering the game of thrones : essays on George R.R. Martin's a song of ice and fire

July 16, 2015
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
ix, 297 pages ; 23 cm
Language and narration. The languages of ice and fire / David J. Peterson ; "Sing for your little life": story, discourse and character / Marc Napolitano ; What maesters knew: narrating knowing / Brian Cowlishaw -- Histories. "Just songs in the end": historical discourses in Shakespeare and Martin / Jessica Walker ; Dividing lines: Frederick Jackson Turner's Western frontier and George R.R. Martin's Northern wall / Michail Zontos -- Philosophies. "All men must serve": religion and free will from The seven to The faceless men / Ryan Mitchell Wittingslow ; "Silk ribbons tied around a sword": knighthood and the chivalric virtues in westeros / Charles H. Hackney -- Bodies. Cursed womb, bulging thighs and bald scalp: George R.R. Martin's grotesque queen / Karin Gresham ; "A thousand bloodstained hands": the malleability of flesh and identity / Beth Kozinsky ; A thousand westerosi plateaus: wargs, wolves and ways of being / T.A. Leederman -- Intimacies. Sex and the citadel: adapting same sex desire from Martin's westeros to HBO's bedrooms / David C. Nel ; Beyond the pale? craster and the pathological reproduction of houses in westeros / Marcel Decoste -- Adaptations. The hand of the artist: fan art in the martinverse / Andrew Howe ; "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies": transmedia textuality and the flows of adaptation / Zoe Shacklock.
"This volume represents the first sustained scholarly treatment of George R.R. Martin's groundbreaking work, and includes writing by experts involved in the production of the show. The contributors investigate a number of compelling areas, including the mystery of the shape-shifting wargs, the conflict between religions, the origins of the Dothraki language and the sex lives of knights"-- Provided by publisher.

Will write for food : the complete guide to writing cookbooks, blogs, memoir, recipes, and more

July 15, 2015
Jacob, Dianne, 1955- author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015.
xii, 353 pages ; 23 cm
What, exactly, is food writing? -- The gastronomical you -- The food writer's "mise en place" -- On food and blogging -- Going solo as a freelance writer -- Dining out -- The cookbook you've always wanted to write -- Mastering the art of recipe writing -- Crafting memoir and nonfiction -- A recipe for good fiction -- How to get your book published -- Bringing home the bacon.

Hot spell

July 15, 2015
New York : Berkley Pub., 2006.
344 pages ; 17 cm
Originally published: New York : Berkley Pub., ©2005.
The countess's pleasure / Emma Holly -- The breed next door / Lora Leigh -- Falling for Anthony / Meljean Brook -- The blood kiss / Shiloh Walker.
An original anthology of paranormal romance tales features Emma Holly's The Countess's Dancing Boy, about a love affair between a lonely widowed countess and a demon; The Breed Next Door by Lora Leigh; Shiloh Walker's The Blood Kiss; and Meljean Brook's Falling for Anthony, in which a childhood friend comes back from the dead to protect her brother from evil. Original.

Octavia's brood : science fiction stories from social justice movements

July 13, 2015
296 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Revolution shuffle Bao Phi -- The token superhero David F. Walker -- the river adrienne maree brown -- Evidence Alexis Pauline Gumbs -- Black angel Walidah Imarisha -- The long memory Morrigan Phillips -- Small and bright Autumn Brown -- In spite of darkness Alixa Garcia -- Hollow Mia Mingus -- Lalibela Gabriel Teodros -- Little brown mouse Tunde Olaniran -- Sanford and sun Dawolu Jabari Anderson -- Runway blackout Tara Betts -- Kafka's last laugh Vagabond -- 22XX: one-shot Jelani Wilson -- Manhunters Kalamu ya Salaam -- Aftermath LeVar Burton -- Fire on the mountain Terry Bisson -- Homing instinct Dani McClain -- children who fly Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha -- Star Wars and the American imagination Mumia Abu-Jamal -- The only lasting truth Tananarive Due -- Outro adrienne maree brown.
"Whenever we envision a world without war, without prisons, without capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought twenty of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. The visionary tales of Octavia's Brood span genres -- sci-fi, fantasy, horror, magical realism -- but all are united by an attempt to inject a healthy dose of imagination and innovation into our political practice and to try on new ways of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and all the selves and worlds that could be. The collection is rounded off with essays by Tananarive Due and Mumia Abu-Jamal, and a preface by Sheree Renée Thomas" -- Publisher's website.

David Foster Wallace

July 13, 2015
xiv, 322 pages ; 24 cm.
About This Volume by Philip Coleman -- On David Foster Wallace by Philip Coleman -- Biography of David Foster Wallace by Philip Coleman -- David Foster Wallace and Millennial America by Kiki Benzon -- David Foster Wallace: the Critical Reception by Adam Kelly -- "Personally I'm neutral on the menstruation point". David Foster Wallace and Gender by Clare Hayes-Brady -- Interpret you, INTERPRET-ME? Or, Fictional Pasts and Fictional Futures: The Predecessors and Contemporaries of David Foster Wallace by Mark Sheridan -- An Understanding of One's Place in the System: An Introduction to The Broom of the System by Aisling O'Gara -- Proteus Bound: Pinning Girl with Curious Hair under Short Story Theory by Steve Gronert Ellerhoff -- Form as Strategy in Infinite Jest by David Hering -- Signifying Everything: Mapping the Subject in Infinite Jest by Alexander Resar -- "Sappy or no, it's true": Affect and Expression in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Coughlan -- Attention, Retention, and Extension in Oblivion: Stories by Charles Nixon -- "E Pluribus Unum": David Foster Wallace's A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments by Ron Callan -- "The Nature of the Fun": The Late Essays of David Foster Wallace by Ira Nadel -- A King of Shreds and Patches: Assembling David Foster Wallace's Final Novel by Tim Groenland -- Why the Whiteness?: Race in The Pale King by Jorge Araya -- Difficulties of Reality in Cora Diamond and David Foster Wallace by Aine Mahon -- Early-Morning Uncertainties: Anxiety, Abstraction, and Infinity in Everything and More: A Compact History of by Aengus Woods -- David Foster Wallace: A Chronology -- Works by David Foster Wallace.
"American novelist, essayist, and short story writer David Foster Wallace was known for his experimental writing style influenced by contemporary American culture. Essays from his most noted works, including his critically acclaimed novel, Infinite Jest, survey the various themes that appear in his work such as his exploration of philosophy, meta-fiction, satire, psychology, and the irony of postmodernism"--Amazon.

Meanwhile there are letters : the correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald

July 10, 2015
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001.
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2015.
xix, 538 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"The moving portrait in letters of two American literary icons and their deeply loving friendship. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage, the two authors shared their lives in witty, wry, tender, and at times profoundly romantic letters, each drawing on the other for inspiration, comfort, and strength. The letters reveal the impact each had on the other's work, and they show the personal support Welty provided when Alzheimer's destroyed Macdonald's ability to communicate and write"-- Provided by publisher.

Finding Abbey : the search for Edward Abbey and his hidden desert grave

July 10, 2015
Prentiss, Sean.
ix, 230 pages ; 21 cm.
Beginning a Journey -- Searching Home -- The Abbey Family Grave -- Headed North -- The Unknown, the Unknowable, the Mystery -- The Movement West -- This Is Home -- Talking Politics with Jack Loeffler -- The Valley of Shining Stone -- Talking Passion with David Petersen -- The Solving of the Everett Ruess Mystery -- Brightest New Mexico -- Reexamining Everett Ruess -- Being Industrial Tourists in Arches National Park -- Pack Creek Ranch -- Talking Eco-sabotage with Ken "Seldom Seen" Sleight -- Where the Sun Lingers Longest -- A Midday Beer at Woody's Famous Tavern -- Hard Times in Hoboken Town -- CA Finger on a Map, Pointing -- Tucson and Abbey's Last Stand -- Ajo Bound -- In the Desert with Doug Peacock -- An Unnamed Desert -- Sand and Dust and Heat and Emptiness -- Cabbey Country -- The Blank Spot on the Map -- Anywhere. Here. -- The Journey Home --
When the great environmental writer Edward Abbey died in 1989, four of his friends buried him secretly in a hidden desert spot that no one would ever find. The final resting place of the Thoreau of the American West remains unknown and has become part of American folklore. In this book a young writer who went looking for Abbey's grave combines an account of his quest with a creative biography of Abbey.

John Green : teen whisperer

July 9, 2015
Deakin, Kathleen.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
ix, 128 pages ; 23 cm
Back cover erroneously lists series number as 47.
"Studies in young adult literature, no. 49"--Title page verso.

The year's best science fiction.

July 8, 2015
New York : Bluejay Books,
v. 24 cm.
Imprint varies: <1999-2015> St. Martin's Griffin.

Nobody grew but the business : on the life and work of William Gaddis

July 7, 2015
Tabbi, Joseph, 1960- author.
Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, [2015]
xvi, 255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Williams family orchestra -- Merricourt -- All tomorrow's parties : the route to The Recognitions -- Anticipations of failure in The Recognitions -- Gwion's riddle and Toynbee's solution -- The self who could do more -- IBM, Ford, Pfizer, and the ghost in the machine -- American fiction without recognition : J R -- The imagination of the state -- Portrait of the artist as writing professor : Carpenter's Gothic -- Friendships, and frolics -- His master's voice : Agape agape.

The Blumhouse book of nightmares : the haunted city

July 6, 2015
New York : Blumhouse Books/Doubleday, 2015.
viii, 370 pages ; 21 cm
"A stunning collection of original, terrifying fiction from a unique cast of master storytellers. Jason Blum invited an impressive group of authors, filmmakers, and screenwriters to envision a city of their choosing. and to let their demons run wild. Taken together, the provocative stories in The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City create the unforgettable cityscape of a new world of horror. Disturbing, suspenseful, devious, and entertaining, each tale showcases an innovative voice featured in a definitive collection that could only come from Jason Blum"-- Provided by publisher.

Sisters of the revolution : a feminist speculative fiction anthology

June 30, 2015
341 pages ; 23 cm
The forbidden words of Margaret A. / L. Timmel Duchamp -- My flannel knickers / Leonora Carrington -- The mothers of Shark Island / Kit Reed -- The palm tree bandit / Nnedi Okorafor -- The grammarian's five daughters / Eleanor Arnason -- And Salome danced / Kelley Eskridge -- The perfect married woman / Angélica Gorodischer -- The glass bottle trick / Nalo Hopkinson -- Their mother's tears : the fourth letter / Leena Krohn -- The screwfly solution / James Tiptree, Jr. -- Seven losses of na Re / Rose Lemberg -- The evening and the morning and the night / Octavia E. Butler -- The sleep of plants / Anne Richter -- The men who live in trees / Kelly Barnhill -- Tales from the breast / Hiromi Goto -- The Fall River axe murders / Angela Carter -- Love and sex among the invertebrates / Pat Murphy -- When it changed / Joanna Russ -- The woman who thought she was a planet / Vandana Singh -- Gestella / Susan Palwick -- Boys / Carol Emshwiller -- Stable strategies for middle management / Eileen Gunn -- Northern chess / Tanith Lee -- Aunts / Karin Tidbeck -- Sur / Ursula K. Le Guinn -- Fears / Pamela Sargent -- Detours on the way to nothing / Rachel Swirsky -- Thirteen ways of looking at space/time / Catherynne M. Valente -- Home by the sea / Élisabeth Vonaburg.
Sisters of the Revolution gathers a highly curated selection of feminist speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more) chosen by one of the most respected editorial teams in speculative literature today, the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. Including stories from the 1970s to the present day, the collection seeks to expand the conversation about feminism while engaging the reader in a wealth of imaginative ideas. -- taken from back cover.

How did I get here? : making peace with the road not taken : a memoir

June 26, 2015
Browner, Jesse, author.
273 pages ; 22 cm
On ambition : mentor -- On love : Zion -- On freedom : playing the lottery -- On fulfillment : hunger artists -- On wisdom : the therapist -- Afterword : home is where the ghosts live.

Writers' houses : where great books began

June 26, 2015
Channer, Nick.
London : Robert Hale Ltd, c2015.
264 p. : ill. (mostly col.) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Part armchair travel, part reference, this is a journey into Britain's impressive literary and architectural heritage and an exploration of how beloved authors drew inspiration from their homes Britain's wealth of historic houses is acknowledged and admired throughout the world, as is its reputation for producing some of the greatest novelists, poets and playwrights of all time. Many of these leading writers lived, worked, and found inspiration in a variety of houses the length and breadth of the land. Offering insight into the daily routines of popular authors, this book looks at several authors' homes, examining how their surroundings affected their works. Among the homes and gardens examined are Agatha Christie's secluded West Country retreat, the Worcestershire country seat that became the model for a grandiose ancestral pile in Evelyn Waugh's enduring novel, Brideshead Revisited, Enid Blyton's much-loved cottage garden in the leafy Thames Valley, the ancient, timber-framed residence in Stratford-upon-Avon where Shakespeare spent his boyhood, and the moated house and garden in East Sussex that inspired the evocative setting for a Sherlock Holmes story.

Write to TV : out of your head and onto the screen

June 26, 2015
Cook, Martie, author.
New York ; London : Focal Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
xxxvi, 375 pages ; 23 cm
First published 2007.
Learn to craft smart, original stories and scripts for a variety of television formats and genres, including comedy, drama, pilots, animation, made-for-TV movies, late night, and reality television. Hear directly from studio and network executives, agents, and managers on what theyre looking for in new writers and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Old women

June 26, 2015
Mahāśvetā Debī, 1926- author.
Calcutta : Seagull Books, 2014.
105 pages ; 22 cm
Translated from the Bengali.
Statue (Murti) -- The fairy tale of Mohanpur (Mohanpurer rupkatha).

City Lights pocket poets anthology

June 26, 2015
San Francisco : City Lights Books, [2015]
xvi, 306 pages ; 17 cm
""Printer's ink is the greater explosive."-Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti founded the City Lights publishing house sixty years ago in 1955, launching the press with his now legendary Pocket Poets Series. First in the series was Pictures of the Gone World-the only book of his own poems that Ferlinghetti would ever publish at City Lights. Within a year, he had brought out two more volumes, translations by Kenneth Rexroth and then poems by Kenneth Patchen. But it was the success and scandal of number four, Howl & Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg (1956), that put City Lights on the map, positioning the Pocket Poets Series at the forefront of the literary counterculture. A landmark sixtieth anniversary retrospective, this edition is a must-have collection, an invaluable distillation of the energetic, iconoclastic, and still fresh body of work represented in the ongoing series. Ferlinghetti has selected a handful of poems from each of the sixty volumes, including the work of Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Andrei Voznesensky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Julio Cortázar, Frank O'Hara, Marie Ponsot, Denise Levertov, Diane di Prima, Robert Duncan, Phillip Lamantia, Malcolm Lowry, and many more of the Pocket Poets Series innovative, influential, and often groundbreaking American and international poets. "-- Provided by publisher.

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