New Arrivals · Literature

May 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Ernesto : the untold story of Hemingway in revolutionary Cuba

May 23, 2019
Feldman, Andrew, 1973- author.
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2019]
xiii, 496 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Key west by way of Havana, newlyweds passing through -- Oak Park and the war, fathers and sons (1899-1928) -- Adventures as close as Cuba (1928-1934) -- An island like a ship (1934-1936) -- A romantic getaway for two in Civil War Spain (1936-1939) -- Hemingway's Cuban family (1939-1961) -- Don Quixote vs. the wolf pack (1942-1944) -- Hemingway liberates the Ritz Hotel bar and pursues the Third Reich -- The return to the isle of paradise with Mrs. Mary Welsh Hemingway (1945-1947) -- A middle-aged author's obsession with a young Italian aristocrat (1947-1951) -- A citizen of Cojimar and a Cuban nobel prize (1952-1955) -- A North American writer and a Cuban Revolution (1956-1960) -- New year, new government (1959-1960) -- El commandante meets his favorite author -- Hemingway never left Cuba: a lion's suicide (1960-1961) -- Finca Vigia becomes the Finca Viga Museum (1960-present) -- Afterword: when your neighbor is Ernest Hemingway: Cojmar and San Francisco de Paula.
"Ernest Hemingway first visited Cuba in 1928, and the experience would change the course of his entire life. He settled in Cojimar--a tiny fishing village east of Havana--in 1940, and came to think of himself as Cuban. What he discovered there, a new world counterpart to his beloved Spain, provided him the material for the novel that would rescue his uncertain career. The Old Man and the Sea won him a Pulitzer Prize and, one year later, earned literature's highest honor--the Nobel Prize. Recognizing his debt, Hemingway announced to the press that he had won the prize "as a citizen of Cojimar." This is the Hemingway story that has never been told: the full story of Papa as an expatriate in Cuba, an ingenuous American opportunist whose natural openness and curiosity connected with the distinctive warmth of the Cuban character. In Cuba he formed key artistic relationships -- including a longstanding affair with a previously undiscovered Cuban lover, Leopoldina Roderiguez -- and became the Nobel Prize-winning literary legend we know today"-- Provided by publisher.

Philip K. Dick : a comics biography

May 22, 2019
Queyssi, Laurent, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Translation of: Phil, une vie de Philip K. Dick.
"The improbable life of the author of Minority Report, Blade Runner, Electric Dreams and Total Recall!"--Cover.
One of the greatest writers in science fiction history, Philip K. Dick is mostly remembered for such works as Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Total Recall. His dark, fascinating work centered on alternate universes and shifting realities in worlds often governed by monopolistic corporations and authoritarian governments. His own life story seems a tussle with reality, cycling through five marriages and becoming increasingly disjointed with fits of paranoia and hallucinations fueled by abuse of drugs meant to stabilize him. His dramatic story is presented unvarnished in this biography.

Outlaw mamis

May 21, 2019
321 pages ; 21 cm
Blood of my blood / Jasmine Williams -- Honor among boss chicks / Niyah Moore -- Dishonorable / INDIA -- Mental / Brandie Davis -- One in the chamber / N'TYSE.
"Secure the bag" is their motto, and death before dishonor is their G-code, so when greed, disloyalty, and hidden agendas threaten their enterprises, these outlaw mamis exact revenge on a whole new level!"--Publisher's description.

Elie Wiesel : an extraordinary life and legacy

May 16, 2019
174 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
"Writings, reflections, photographs"--Cover.

The copyeditor's handbook : a guide for book publishing and corporate communications

May 15, 2019
Einsohn, Amy, author.
xx, 545 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Preface to the fourth edition / Marilyn Schwartz -- Preface to the previous edition / Amy Einsohn -- What copyeditors do -- Basic procedures -- Reference books and resources -- Punctuation -- Spelling and hyphenation -- Capitalization and the treatment of names -- Numbers and numerals -- Quotations -- Abbreviations and symbols -- Tables, graphs, and art -- References -- Front and back matter -- Markup -- Grammar and usage : principles and pitfalls -- Beyond grammar.
"Unstuffy, hip, and often funny, The Copyeditor's Handbook has become an indispensable resource both for new editors and for experienced hands who want to refresh their skills and broaden their understanding of the craft of copyediting. This fourth edition incorporates the latest advice from language authorities, usage guides, and new editions of major style manuals, including The Chicago Manual of Style. It registers the tectonic shifts in twenty-first-century copyediting: preparing text for digital formats, using new technologies, addressing global audiences, complying with plain language mandates, ensuring accessibility, and serving self-publishing authors and authors writing in English as a second language. The new edition also adds an extensive annotated list of editorial tools and references and includes a bit of light entertainment for language lovers, such as a brief history of punctuation marks that didn't make the grade, the strange case of razbliuto, and a few Easter eggs awaiting discovery by keen-eyed readers. The fourth edition features updates reflecting the transformation of editorial roles in today's publishing environment, new applications, processes, and protocols for on-screen editing major changes in editorial resources, such as online dictionaries and language corpora, new grammar and usage authorities, online editorial communities, and web-based research tools. When you're ready to test your mettle, pick up The Copyeditor's Workbook: Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgment, the essential new companion to the handbook"--Provided by publisher.

Mythic journeys : myths & legends retold

May 14, 2019
New York : Night Shade Books, [2019]
xvi, 426 pages ; 23 cm
"Award-winning editor Paula Guran presents a diverse reprint anthology collecting classic myths and legends, retold by today's top fantasy writers. Myths and legends are the oldest of stories, part of our collective consciousness, and the source from which all fiction flows. Full of magic, supernatural powers, monsters, heroes, epic journeys, strange worlds, and vast imagination, they are fantasies so compelling we want to believe them true. The authors of fantastic literature create new mythologies, heroes, and monsters. Retelling, reinventing, mixing the old with new insight and meaning. Their stories, like the ancient tales, entertain and often offer readers new ways to interpret and understand the world. Drawn from diverse cultures, modern legends and mythic tales are told in a variety of ways--amiable or acerbic, rollicking or reflective, charming or chilling--as they take us on new journeys along paths both fresh and familiar. This new anthology compiles some of the best modern short mythic retellings and reinvention of legend from award-winning and bestselling authors, acclaimed storytellers, and exciting new talents in a captivating collection. Adventure with us on these Mythic Journeys."-- Provided by publisher.

Writing fiction : a guide to narrative craft.

May 14, 2019
New York : Longman, 1982-
volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Vols. for <1992-2019> by Janet Burroway (2019- with Elizabeth Stuckey-French and Ned Stuckey-French..
Imprint varies: 1992, New York, NY : HarperCollins ; 2019- Chicago, Ill. : Univesity of Chicago Press.
Writing Fiction explores the elements of fiction, providing practical writing techniques & examples. Written in a tone that is personal & non-prescriptive, this book encourages students to develop proficiency through each step of the writing process. It also integrates diverse, contemporary short stories in every chapter.

A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations.

May 14, 2019
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1955-1996.
volumes : ill. ; 21-23 cm
Vols. for 1955-1996 by Kate L. Turabian. Vol. for 1996 revised by John Grossman and Alice Bennett.

A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations.

May 14, 2019
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007-
volumes ; 23 cm.
Vols. for 2007-<2018> by Kate L. Turabian ; rev. by Wayne C. Booth and others.
"Chicago style for students and researchers."
A guide to the technologies, methods, and materials that can help writers of research papers.

Analyze your own script workshop-- the book : the master toolbox for strengthening weak areas and discovering hidden treasures buried inside your screenplay

May 14, 2019
Jackson, Melody.
160 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"30+ tools! 100s of evocative questions"--Cover.
"If you ever find yourself feeling stuck in your screenwriting, where you know something's wrong but can't quite put your finger on what it is, or you've just run out of inspiration, this toolbox will fire up your momentum and get you unstuck instantly, by fueling your creativity like a true storytelling genius. This workshop-in-a-book offers 30+ tools asking provocative questions that will uncover weak areas of your story and will inspire your creative brilliance as you polish it. You will accelerate your development process as these tools essentially give you shortcuts to the heart of what matters in writing a compelling, marketable Hollywood screenplay."--Back cover.

Lost in the shadow of the word : space, time, and freedom in interwar Eastern Europe

May 13, 2019
Paloff, Benjamin, author.
xiii, 359 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- The metaphysics of reading in-between -- In medias res : on spatial intermediacy (Bruno Schulz, Andrei Platonov) -- In the meantime : on temporal intermediacy (Osip Mandel'shtam, Czeslaw Milosz) -- A certain space of time : intermediacy in the modern polis (Nikolai Zabolotskii, Vitezslav Nezval) -- When you're not really feeling yourself : immaturity and the double (Witold Gombrowicz, Karel Capek, Richard Weiner) -- Conclusion.
"Scholars of modernism have long addressed how literature, painting, and music reflected the radical reconceptualization of space and time in the early twentieth century--a veritable revolution in both physics and philosophy that has been characterized as precipitating an "epistemic trauma" around the world. In this wide-ranging study, Benjamin Paloff contends that writers in Central and Eastern Europe felt this impact quite distinctly from their counterparts in Western Europe. For the latter, the destabilization of traditional notions of space and time inspired works that saw in it a new kind of freedom. However, for many Central and Eastern European authors, who were writing from within public discourses about how to construct new social realities, the need for escape met the realization that there was both nowhere to escape to and no stable delineation of what to escape from. In reading the prose and poetry of Czech, Polish, and Russian writers, Paloff imbues the term "Kafkaesque" with a complexity so far missing from our understanding of this moment in literary history."--Back cover.

The subversive copy editor : advice from Chicago (or, how to negotiate good relationships with your writers, your colleagues, and yourself)

May 13, 2019
Saller, Carol, author.
xix, 186 pages ; 23 cm
The subversive copy editor -- The good launch -- Working for the reader, through the writer : carefulness, transparency, flexibility -- When things get tough : the difficult author -- The misguided martyr, or, Laying down your life for the serial comma -- Dear writers : a chapter of your own -- When things get tough (the sequel) : the dangerous manuscript -- Know thy word processor -- The living deadline -- That damned village : managing work relationships -- The freelancer's quandaries -- Things we haven't learned yet : keeping up professionally -- The Zen of copyediting -- You still want to be a copy editor? : Breaking in.
Longtime manuscript editor and Chicago Manual of Style guru Carol Fisher Saller has negotiated many a standoff between a writer and editor refusing to compromise on the "rights" and "wrongs" of prose styling. Saller realized that when these sides squared off, it was often the reader who lost. In her search for practical strategies for keeping the peace, The Subversive Copy Editor was born. Saller's ideas struck a chord, and the little book with big advice quickly became a must-have reference for copy editors everywhere. In this second edition, Saller adds new chapters, on the dangers of allegiance to outdated grammar and style rules and on ways to stay current in language and technology. She expands her advice for writers on formatting manuscripts for publication, on self-editing, and on how not to be "difficult."

A poet's guide to poetry

May 13, 2019
Kinzie, Mary.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
xiii, 562 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: the mind that reads -- What the poem thinks: a poetics -- The six elements of relation and resemblance. Line and half-meaning ; Syntax and whole meaning ; Diction and layers in meaning ; Trope and thought ; Rhetoric and speech ; Rhythm as combination -- The elements, controlled in time. Accentual-syllabic meter: the role of stress and interval ; Stanza and rhyme: the role of echo ; Further rhythms in English, counted forms: accentual verse and syllabic verse (including Haiku) ; Further rhythms in English, non-counted forms: the four freedoms of free verse -- Writing in form. Exercises for beginning and advanced writers ; Poetic terms ; Annotated bibliography of further reading -- List of poems by form.
"In a Poet's Guide to Poetry, Mary Kinzie brings her decades of expertise as poet, critic, and director of the creative writing program at Northwestern University to bear in a comprehensive reference work for any writer wishing to better understand poetry. Detailing the formal concepts of poetry and methods of poetic analysis, she shows how the craft of writing can guide the art of reading programs. Using examples from the major traditions of lyric and meditative poetry in English from the medieval period to the present, Kinzie considers the sounds and rhythms of poetry along with the ideas and thoughts units within poems. Kinzie also shares her own successful classroom tactics that encourages readers to approach a poem as if it were provisional."--Back cover.

New daughters of Africa : an international anthology of writing by women of African descent

May 8, 2019
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
xxxvii, 1000 pages ; 24 cm
"Originally published in the UK by Myriad Editions, an imprint of New International Publications, The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Corley Rd, Oxford OX4 1JE."

Becoming Dr. Seuss : Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination

May 3, 2019
Jones, Brian Jay, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2019]
483 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Minnows into whales 1904-1921 -- The slob generation 1921-1925 -- Strange beasts 1925-1926 -- The flit 1927-1936 -- Brat books 1936-1940 -- Cockeyed crusader 1940-1943 -- Snafu 1943-1946 -- A good profession 1946-1949 -- A person's a person 1950-1954 -- A literary straitjacket 1954-1957 -- Beginner books 1958-1960 -- The work 1961-1963 -- Stink. Stank. Stunk. 1963-1967 -- I intend to go on doing just what I do 1967-1971 -- You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut 1971-1978 -- A few years longer 1979-1984 -- Off and away 1984-1991.
"The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. His work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. More than twenty-five years after his death, his books continue to find new readers, now grossing over half a billion dollars in sales. His whimsical illustrations and silly, simple rhymes are timeless favorites because, quite simply, he makes us laugh. Theodor Geisel, however, led a life that goes much deeper than the prolific and beloved children's book author. In fact, the allure and fascination of Dr. Seuss begins with this second, more radical side. He had a successful career as a political cartoonist, and his political leanings can be felt throughout his books--remember the environmentalist of The Lorax? Geisel was a complicated man, who introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well"-- Provided by publisher.

The King-Fisher letters

May 3, 2019
Grabhorn, Jane Bissell.
San Francisco : Arion Press, 2007.
32 pages : 1 illustration ; 23 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room, has original cream wrappers stamped in purple.|5OC
"Edition of 400 copies printed as a keepsake for subscribers and friends of Arion Press, supporters of the Grabhorn Institute, and some members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco."--Title page verso.
Preface / Andrew Hoyem -- Memories of the Grabhorns / by Edith Hartnett -- King-Fisher letters.

Nanaville : adventures in grandparenting

May 1, 2019
Quindlen, Anna, author.
New York : Random House, 2019.
162 pages ; 22 cm
Candid, funny, frank, and illuminating, Quindlen offers thoughtful insights into becoming-- and being-- a grandmother. She offers telling observations about her new role, no longer mother and decision-maker but secondary character and support to the parents of her grandson.--Provided by publisher.

Going the distance : the life and works of W.P. Kinsella

April 30, 2019
Steele, William, 1973- author.
293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations ; 24 cm
Six hundred miles from anywhere -- Edmonton -- The lost years -- Back to school -- Iowa -- Desolate U -- "If you build it..." -- Goodbye, desolate U. -- Trouble on the reserve -- "...He will come" -- "Nowhere to go but down" -- The gin runs out.
This frank and authoritative biography explores the life and often controversial work of W.P. Kinsella, the author who penned iconic lines such as "If you build it, he will come." Kinsella's work was thrust into the limelight when, in the spring of 1989, his novel Shoeless Joe was turned into the international blockbuster Field of Dreams. With the success of Shoeless Joe, Kinsella's other works began to gain more attention as well, including a popular series of short stories narrated by a young Cree, Silas Ermineskin. Although many readers praised the stories for their humour and biting social commentary, Kinsella's success reignited criticism of his appropriation of Indigenous voices for his own benefit, and of what some claimed was overt racism. For Kinsella, this censure was mitigated by the commercial success of the Silas Ermineskin stories. After scraping by as a taxi driver and restaurant owner, and later as a writing instructor, Kinsella took great satisfaction in being able to make a living from writing alone. Achievement in his professional life was tempered by chaos in his personal life, including health problems, failed marriages and a tumultuous romantic relationship with writer Evelyn Lau that resulted in a highly public libel lawsuit. When long-term kidney issues resurfaced causing acute pain, Kinsella made his final arrangements. Never one to shy away from controversy, he made it clear to his agent that his decision to end his life by physician-assisted suicide must be mentioned in the press release following his death. Though friends and family would remember him as stubborn, complicated, curmudgeonly, honest, loyal and a host of other adjectives, Kinsella answered, "I'm a story teller [and] my greatest satisfaction comes from leaving [while] making people laugh and also leaving them with a tear in the corner of their eye." Having been granted full access to Kinsella's personal diaries, correspondence and unpublished notes, and with hours of personal interviews with Kinsella, his friends and his family, biographer William Steele offers insight into Kinsella's personal life while balancing it with the critical analysis and commentary his fiction has inspired.

A simple guide to creating a family history book that is interesting, engaging and treasured

April 29, 2019
Rees, Marian, author.
49 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 29 cm
Foreword -- Creating an interesting book: more than just births deaths and marriages -- Old photos: how to copy and include images -- Organising your book: overcoming sequential issues -- Formal records and other recorded evidence: records available and where they can be found -- Useful websites: free to use and subscription sites -- Family tree software tools: for display purposes and insertion into your book -- Visiting ancestral villages and finding graves -- Timelines and the historical context -- Preparation for printing -- Printing your book -- Afterword.
"This book is a simple and easy to understand 'how-to' book that is focused on overcoming the often daunting dilemmas with presenting your family history data and stories in a meaningful way"--Back cover.

Mr. Straight Arrow : the career of John Hersey, author of Hiroshima

April 18, 2019
Treglown, Jeremy, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
xi, 366 pages ; 24 cm
A sentimental journey -- To be a Hersey -- On top of the hill -- Getting hurt getting through -- Tu Lu-Men, Chu Chi-Erh, and Shi-Taling -- Pyramid, sun, and cube -- Listening to the dead -- Mr. Straight Arrow -- Those breakthroughs I yearn for -- The master -- Sweet land of liberty -- A kind of daylight in the mind.
"A monumental revaluation of the career of John Hersey, the author of Hiroshima"-- Provided by publisher.

Mystery writers of America presents odd partners : an anthology

April 18, 2019
New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
vii, 348 pages ; 24 cm
"Reconcilation" / by Anne Perry -- "The nature of the beast" / by William Kent Krueger -- "Sad onions: a hap and leonard story" / by Joe R. Lansdale -- "The Wagatha Labsy Secret Dogtective Alliance" / by Jacqueline Winspear -- "Glock, paper, scissors" / by Shelley Costa -- "Blood money: an Inspector Rutledge story" / by Charles Todd -- "The violins played before Junshan" / by Lou Kemp -- "Whatever happened to Lorna Winters?" / by Lisa Morton -- "Oglethorpe's camera" / by Claire Ortalda -- "The last game" / by Robert Dugoni -- "No 11 squatter" / by Adele Polomski -- "A cold spell" / by Mark Thielman -- "What would Nora do?" / by Georgia Jeffries -- "Hector's bees" / by Amanda Witt -- "Georgia in the wind" / by William Frank -- "From four till late: a Nick Travers story" / by Ace Atkins -- "Bite out of crime" / by Allison Brennan -- "Songbird blues" / by Stephen Ross -- "Security" / by Jeffery Deaver.
"Throughout the annals of fiction, there have been many celebrated detective teams: Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Nick and Nora Charles. Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings. Thomas and Charlotte Pitt. The latter were the creation of beloved mystery writer Anne Perry, the editor of Odd Partners. With this collection, Perry has enlisted some of today's best mystery writers to craft all-new stories about unlikely couples who join forces--sometimes unwillingly--to solve a mystery. From Perry's own entry, in which an English sergeant and his German counterpart set out to find a missing soldier during WWI, to William Kent Krueger's story of a fly-fisherman and a gray wolf in the Minnesota woods trying to protect their land from a brash billionaire, to Robert Dugoni's psychological tale of an airplane passenger who wakes up unsure of who he is and must enlist his fellow passengers to help him remember, each mystery deals in the complexities of human (and animal) interactions. The collection features stories by New York Times bestselling authors Ace Atkins, Allison Brennan, and Robert Dugoni, as well as Edgar Award winner Joe R. Lansdale and selected members of Mystery Writers of America. With each author's signature brand of suspense, these stories give new meaning to the word "teamwork""-- Provided by publisher.

Booked : a traveler's guide to literary locations around the world

April 17, 2019
Kreitner, Richard, 1990- author.
New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2019.
xiii, 226 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the future.

April 16, 2019
Los Angeles, CA : Bridge Publications,
v. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Imprint varies: v.20-<35> Hollywood, CA : Galaxy Press.

The things I would tell you : British Muslim women write

April 16, 2019
256 pages ; 22 cm
Under the cypress tree / Fadia Faqir -- Home, to a man and other poems / Amina Jama -- Cutting someone's heart out with a spoon / Chimene Suleyman -- Us / Chimene Suleyman -- Sentence and other poems / Aliyah Hasinah Holder -- The girl next door / Kamila Shamsie -- The right word and other poems / Imtiaz Dkarker -- Islamic Tinder / Triska Hamid -- This body is woman / Nafeesa Hamid -- Mezzaterra / Ahdaf Soueif -- Uomini Cadranno / Seema Begum -- The insider / Leila Aboulela -- Fallujah, Basrah and other poems / Shazea Quraishi -- Blood and broken bodies / Shaista Aziz -- Stand by me / Mill L -- Staying alive through Brexit: racism, mental health and emotional labour / Aisha Mirza -- The things I would tell you and other poems / Hibaq Osman -- Brown girl and other poems / Azra Tabassum -- Take me there / Selma Dabbagh -- Last assignment to Jenin / Selma Dabbagh -- Belongings and other poems / Asma Elbadawi -- My other half / Samira Shackle -- Battle face / Sabriina Mahfouz -- An eye that sees / Hanan al-Shaykh.
From established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken word artists, the writers in this ground-breaking collection blow away the narrow image of the 'Muslim Woman'. Hear from users of Islamic Tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as a TV chat show host and a plastic surgeon blackmailed by MI6. Follow the career of an actress with Middle-Eastern heritage whose dreams of playing a ghostbuster spiral into repeat castings as a jihadi bride. Among stories of honour killings and ill-fated love in besieged locations, we also find heart-warming connections and powerful challenges to the status quo. From Algiers to Brighton, these stories transcend time and place revealing just how varied the search for belonging can be.

Amish reunion : four Amish stories

April 16, 2019
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2019].
xvi, 380 pages ; 22 cm
Their true home / Amy Clipston -- A reunion of hearts / Beth Wiseman -- A chance to remember / Kathleen Fuller -- Mended hearts / Kelly Irvin.
Their True Home by Amy Clipston : When Marlene Bawell moved from Bird-in-Hand ten years ago, she was in the deepest of mourning for her mother. Now her family has moved back so her father can seek employment after being laid off. To help save money, Marlene works at the hardware store owned by Rudy Swarey's father. She knew Rudy growing up and had a secret crush on him, though he never seemed to notice her. But just as a friendship between them begins to blossom, her life is once again turned upside down. Will Marlene ever have a chance to find her own true home?

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