New Arrivals · Literature

July 10, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

For the love of books : stories of literary lives, banned books, author feuds, extraordinary characters, and more

July 9, 2019
Tarrant, Graham, author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2019.
239 pages ; 22 cm
The coming of the book -- Novel approaches -- Ban the book -- Writers' feuds -- Writers at work -- Making crime pay -- Prison sentences -- Family connections -- Under the influence -- Dear diary -- Grim reapings -- Other people's lives -- The spying game -- Worlds of imagination -- Who's really who -- Asteroids to zombies -- Writers in the dock -- Supply and demand -- Glittering prizes -- Naming names -- Children's classics -- Bestselling phenomena.
"A light-hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of literature. Do you know: Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning? Why Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China? Who was the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature? What superstitions Truman Capote kept whenever he wrote? Who the other Winston Churchill was? A treasure trove of compelling facts, riveting anecdotes, and extraordinary characters, For the Love of Books is a book about books--and the inside stories about the people who write them. Learn how books evolved, what lies behind some of the greatest tales ever told, and who's really who in the world of fiction. From banned books to famous feuding authors, from literary felons to rejected masterpieces, from tips for aspiring writers to stand-out book lists for readers to catch up on, For the Love of Books is a celebration of the written word and an absolute page-turner for any book lover. Read all about it!"-- Provided by publisher.

The Brightest Day : a Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology

July 8, 2019
[North Charleston, SC] : [CreateSpace], ©2015.
318 pages ; 23 cm
Amazing Grace / by Lena Hart -- Drifting To You / by Kianna Alexander -- A Sweet Way To Freedom / by Piper Huguley -- Let It Shine / by Alyssa Cole.
The Brightest Day: A Juneteenth Historical Romance Anthology, with a foreword by the inimitable Beverly Jenkins, brings you four novellas highlighting love, light, and hope set over a period of history that's often left in the shadows. Amazing Grace, by Lena Hart: It's the year 1866--the Civil War is over and slavery has ended. Life for 18-year-old Gracie Shaw takes an unexpected turn when she is "encouraged" to marry a man sight-unseen. Boarded on a train headed West--to lawless territory--she is faced with misfortune at every turn and must accept the help of former Confederate soldier, Logan Finley, while denying herself the one thing she wants most. Him. Drifting to You, by Kianna Alexander: During the sultry Carolina summer of 1875, baker Rosaline Rhodes boards a Juneteenth cruise down the Cape Fear River. She's there to serve her famous cinnamon spice cake; shipbuilder Will Pruett is there for pleasure. They've denied their mutual attraction for months, but now the river won't be the only thing ebbing and flowing. A Sweet Way to Freedom, by Piper Huguley: In 1910, schoolteacher Missouri Baxter refuses to return home with a big belly and no husband. She's got nine months to teach juke joint owner Arlo Tucker--a most reluctant student--an important lesson about what marriage means to their people. With God on her side, she'll show him "A Sweet Way to Freedom." Let It Shine, by Alyssa Cole: Sofronia Wallis knows that proper Black women don't court trouble by upending the status quo, and they most certainly don't associate with roughneck Jewish boxers like Ivan Friedman. But it's 1961 and the Civil Rights movement is in full swing. Change--and love--are coming whether Sofie is ready or not.

aSisŭt'ŏsŭ pŭradŏsŭ = The Sisters brothers

July 8, 2019
deWitt, Patrick, 1975- author.
Kyŏnggi-do P'aju-si : Munhak Tongne, 2019.
366 pages ; 21 cm
Translated from the English.
When a frontier baron known as the Commodore orders Charlie and Eli Sisters, his hired gunslingers, to track down and kill a prospector named Herman Kermit Warm, the brothers journey from Oregon to San Francisco, and eventually to Warm's claim in the Sierra foothills, running into a witch, a bear, a dead Indian, a parlor of drunken floozies, and a gang of murderous fur trappers.

The wounded angel : fiction and the religious imagination

July 5, 2019
Lakeland, Paul, 1946- author.
Collegeville, Minnesota : Liturgical Press, [2017]
xv, 226 pages ; 22 cm
What is the act of faith? -- Faith in the modern world -- Faith and fiction -- The crisis of faith and the promise of grace -- Secular mysticism -- What's Catholicism got to do with it? -- The sacred and the secular -- The communion of saints -- Saving stories.

William S. Burroughs and the cult of rock 'n' roll

July 1, 2019
Rae, Casey, author.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2019.
304 pages ; 24 cm
Nirvana the hard way -- Subterranean homesick Burroughs -- Here, there and everywhere -- Watch that man -- Music and other dark arts -- Bunkers, punkers, and junkies -- Here to go -- The western lands.

Being various : new Irish short stories

July 1, 2019
London : Faber & Faber, 2019.
viii, 354 pages ; 22 cm
How I fell in love with the well-documented life of Alexander Whelan / Yan Ge -- The swimmers / Paul McVeigh -- A partial list of the saved / Danielle McLaughlin -- Legends / Louise O'Neill --Mikey Mulholland / Wendy Erskine -- Stretch marks / Elske Rahill -- Transactions / Sheila Purdy -- BrownLady 12345 / Melatu Uche Okorie -- Pillars / Jan Carson -- Echo / Stuart Neville -- May the best man win / Kit de Waal -- The eclipse / Darran Anderson -- Privacy / Belinda McKeon -- The adminicle exists / Eimer McBride -- Wings / David Hayden -- Lambeth / Jill Crawford -- Jack's return home / Adrian McKinty -- Feather / Nicole Flattery -- Colour and light / Sally Rooney -- The lexicon of babies / Sinead Gleeson -- Alienation / Arja Kajermo -- Who's-dead McCarthy / Kevin Barry -- The downtown queen / Peter Murphy -- Gerard / Lisa McInerney.
"Ireland is going through a golden age of writing: that has never been more apparent. I wanted to capture something of the energy of this explosion, in all its variousness... Following her own acclaimed short-story collection, Multitudes, Lucy Caldwell guest-edits the sixth volume of Faber's long-running series of all new Irish short stories, continuing the work of the late David Marcus and subsequent guest editors, Joseph O'Connor, Kevin Barry and Deirdre Madden."--Publisher description.

Stories of strange lands : and fragments from the notes of a traveller

June 27, 2019
Lee, R., Mrs., 1791-1856.
London : Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1835 ([London] : Printed by J. and C. Adlard, Bartholomew-Close)
xv, 366 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front cover.

Ch'ŏngch'un : kkotpoda arŭmdaun

June 25, 2019
|6880-01 Yan, Geling, author.
|6880-05 Kyŏnggi-do Namyangju-si : Tŏbom, 2019.
247 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in Chinese as: Fang hua.

Sŏrŭn tusal yŏja, honja salman hamnida : tosi yŏja ŭi riŏl nongch'on chŏgŭnggi : Kak'iya Miu changp'yŏn sosŏl

June 25, 2019
|6880-01 Kakiya, Miu, 1959- author.
|6880-06 Kyŏnggi-do Koyang-si : Chigŭm I Ch'aek, 2019.
342 pages ; 19 cm
First published in Japanese, in Japan, as: Nō gāru nō raifu.

Yin men zhen : sheng yue han duan pian li shi xiao shuo

June 24, 2019
|6880-01 Sheng, Yuehan, author.
|6880-04 [tai bei shi] : lie hai ren, 2018.
261 pages ; 21cm.

The unofficial ultimate Harry Potter spellbook : a complete guide to every spell in the wizarding world.

June 18, 2019
159 pages ; 23 cm
The Unofficial Ultimate Harry Potter Spellbook is a beautiful, elegantly designed reference that details all of the known spells cast in the Harry Potter films, books, video games and card games, as well as official Harry Potter spinoffs, such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Each spell is given its own entry including spell name, pronunciation details, a description of the spell effect, spell casting methods, wand movements, hand movements and vocalizations, plus primary sources in which the spell was used. Readers will also find trivia related to each spell, such as who it was used against, what the outcome was, or what a spell's unusual history might be. There are more than 200 spells in all, plus suggestions for strategic spell use and methods for creating origianl spells.

Concise rules of APA style.

June 14, 2019
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2005-
volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"The official pocket style guide from the American Psychological Association."
Concise Rules of APA Style is your authoritative guide, in a convenient, portable format, on how best to present the ideas and data you've worked so hard to gather. This look-up reference presents specific, key chapters from the best-selling Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association that offer you quick access to the essentials of APA Style.

Hungry hearts : 13 tales of food & love

June 13, 2019
New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.
353 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Rain / by Sangu Mandanna -- Kings & queens / by Elsie Chapman -- The grand Ishq adventure / by Sandhya Menon -- Sugar and spite / by Rin Chupeco -- Moments to return / by Adi Alsaid -- The slender one / by Caroline Tung Richmond -- Gimme some sugar / by Jay Coles -- The missing ingredient / by Rebecca Roanhorse -- Hearts à la carte / by Karuna Riazi -- Bloom / by Phoebe North -- A bountiful film / by S.K. Ali -- Side work / by Sara Farzian -- Panaderia Pasteleria / by Anna-Marie McLemore.

Mean girl : Ayn Rand and the culture of greed

June 11, 2019
Duggan, Lisa, 1954- author.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
xvii, 116 pages ; 22 cm.
Introduction : "what is good for me is right" -- "Proud woman conqueror" -- "Individualists of the world unite!" -- "Would you cut the bible?" -- "I found a flaw."
"Ayn Rand's complicated notoriety as popular writer, leader of a political and philosophical cult, reviled intellectual, and ostentatious public figure followed her beyond her death in 1982. In the twenty-first century, she has been resurrected as a serious reference point for mainstream figures, especially--but not only--those on the political right from Paul Ryan to Donald Trump. Mean Girl traces the posthumous appeal and influence of Rand's novels via her cruel, surly, sexy heroes, outlining the impact of her philosophy of selfishness. Following Rand's trail through the twentieth century from the Russian Revolution to the Cold War, Mean Girl illuminates the Randian shape of our neoliberal, contemporary culture of greed and the dilemmas we face in our political present"--Provided by publisher.

The dark fantastic : race and the imagination from Harry Potter to The hunger games

June 7, 2019
Thomas, Ebony Elizabeth, 1977- author.
New York : New York University Press, [2019]
vii, 225 pages ; 24 cm.
Introduction: The dark fantastic : race and the imagination gap -- Toward a theory of the dark fantastic -- Lamentations of a Mockingjay : The hunger games' Rue and racial innocence in the dark fantastic -- A queen out of place : dark fantastic dreaming and the spacetime politics of Gwen in BBC's Merlin -- The curious case of Bonnie Bennett : The vampire diaries and the monstrous contradiction of the dark fantastic -- Hermione is black : a postscript on Harry Potter and the crisis of infinite dark fantastic worlds -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author.
The promise of escape draws people from all backgrounds to speculative fiction, but when people of color seek passageways into the fantastic the doors are often barred. This problem lies not only with children's publishing, but also with the television and film executives tasked with adapting these stories into a visual world. When characters of color do appear, they are often marginalized or subjected to violence, reinforcing for audiences that not all lives matter. In an engaging and provocative exploration of race in popular youth and young adult speculative fiction, Thomas considers four black girl protagonists from some popular stories of the early 21st century and reveals how these characters mirror the violence against black and brown people in our own world. -- adapted from jacket

The ministry of truth : the biography of George Orwell's 1984

June 6, 2019
Lynskey, Dorian, author.
xix, 355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR isn't just a novel; it's a key to understanding the modern world. George Orwell's final work is a treasure chest of ideas and memes--Big Brother, the Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, 2+2=5--that gain potency with every year. Particularly in 2016, when the election of Donald Trump made it a bestseller ("Ministry of Alternative Facts," anyone?). Its influence has morphed endlessly into novels (The Handmaid's Tale), films (Brazil), television shows (V for Vendetta), rock albums (Diamond Dogs), commercials (Apple), even reality TV (Big Brother). The Ministry of Truth is the first book that fully examines the epochal and cultural event that is 1984 in all its aspects: its roots in the utopian and dystopian literature that preceded it; the personal experiences in wartime Great Britain that Orwell drew on as he struggled to finish his masterpiece in his dying days; and the political and cultural phenomena that the novel ignited at once upon publication and that far from subsiding, have only grown over the decades. It explains how fiction history informs fiction and how fiction explains history."-- Provided by publisher.

Gather at the river : 25 authors on fishing

June 4, 2019
Spartanburg, SC : Hub City Press, [2019]
214 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction / David Joy -- Gould's Inlet / Taylor Brown -- Lullaby / J.C. Sasser -- Fishing lessons / Ron Rash -- In lightning past / M.O. Walsh -- Lobstering with griff / Ingrid Throft -- The mullet girls / Jill McCorkle -- The simple angle(r) / Erik Storey -- Dream fishing / J. Drew Lanham -- Paducah '80 / J. Todd Scott -- Some crazy sh*t / Frank Bill -- A dream of trout / Eric Rickstad -- For my father / William Boyle -- The wooly bugger talk / Scott Gould -- The year of the mackeral / Mark Powell -- Frogging quintana / Natalie Baszile -- Truth or consequence : the one that didn't get away / Michael Farris Smith -- Bait / Chris Offutt -- Shark bait / Leigh Ann Henion -- Fishing lessons : an essay in two acts / Gabino Iglesias -- Past the banks / Ray McManus -- Sucker / Jim Minick -- The encampment : the hotter, younger sister / C.J. Box -- Temporal / Todd Davis -- Some thoughts on marriage before I wed / Rebecca Gayle Howell -- Memory of water / Silas House.
"Gather At The River isn't a collection of big fish stories. This is PEN/Faulkner Finalist Ron Rash writing about a 50-year-old fly reel. It's #1 New York Times Bestselling Author CJ Box explaining where he wants his ashes spread when he dies. This is an anthology about friendship, family, love and loss, and everything in between, because as Henry David Thoreau wrote, 'It is not really the fish they are after'"-- Provided by publisher.

Writing to persuade : how to bring people over to your side

June 3, 2019
Hall, Trish, author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
xiv, 206 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Becoming a writer -- Becoming an editor -- Running op-ed -- Dealing with celebrities -- Finding your voice -- When to go personal -- Know your audience -- You like dogs? So do i! -- Play on feelings -- The power of empathy -- Don't argue -- Tell stories -- Why facts matter, even when they don't -- Focus. Be specific. Prune. And kill the jargon -- Coming up with ideas -- How to please editors -- We believe what we believe -- The power of moral values -- What really changes people -- Coda : go forth!.
"In the tradition of The Elements of Style comes Trish Hall's essential new work on writing well--a sparkling instructional guide to persuading (almost) anyone, on (nearly) anything. Drawing on her vast experience editing everyone from Nobel Prize winners and global strongmen (Putin) to first-time pundits (Angelina Jolie), Hall presents the ultimate guide to writing persuasively for students, job applicants, and rookie authors looking to get published. She sets out the core principles for connecting with readers--laid out in illuminating chapters such as 'Cultivate Empathy,' 'Abandon Jargon,' and 'Prune Ruthlessly.' Hall offers an infinitely accessible primer on the art of effectively communicating above the digital noise of the twenty-first century.In the tradition of The Elements of Style comes Trish Hall's essential new work on writing well--a sparkling instructional guide to persuading (almost) anyone, on (nearly) anything. Hall spent years immersed in argument, passion, and trendsetting ideas--but also in tangled sentences, migraine-inducing jargon, and dull-as-dishwater writing. Drawing on her vast experience editing everyone from Nobel Prize winners and global strongmen (Putin) to first-time pundits (Angelina Jolie), Hall presents the ultimate guide to writing persuasively for students, job applicants, and rookie authors looking to get published. She sets out the core principles for connecting with readers--laid out in illuminating chapters such as 'Cultivate Empathy,' 'Abandon Jargon,' and 'Prune Ruthlessly.' Combining boisterous anecdotes with practical advice (relayed in 'tracked changes' bubbles), Hall offers an infinitely accessible primer on the art of effectively communicating above the digital noise of the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher.

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.

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