New Arrivals · Literature

January 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Stalin's scribe : literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov

January 22, 2019
Boeck, Brian J., 1971- author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2019.
388 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A masterful and definitive biography of one of the most misunderstood and controversial writters in Russian literature.

The banished immortal : a life of Li Bai (Li Po)

January 15, 2019
Jin, Ha, 1956- author.
New York : Pantheon, 2019.
xi, 301 pages ; 22 cm
Chinese versions of his poetry will be included.
"A narratively driven, deeply human biography of the 8th century poet, Li Bai--also known as Li Po--one of the most beloved poets ever to emerge from China. With the instincts of a master novelist, Ha Jin draws on a wide range of historical and literary sources to weave the life story of Li Bai (701-762), whose poems--shaped by Daoist thought and characterized by their passion, romance, and lust for life--rang throughout the Tang Dynasty and continue to be celebrated today. Jin follows Li Bai from his birth on China's western frontier through his travels as a young man seeking a place among the empire's civil servants, his wanderings allowing him to hone his poetic craft, share his verses, and win him friends and admirers along the way. In his later years, he becomes swept up in a military rebellion that alters the course of China, and his death is surrounded by speculation and legend that continues to be spun to this day. The Banished Immortal is an extraordinary portrait of a poet who both transcended his time and was shaped by it, and whose ability to live, love, and mourn without reservation produced some of the most enduring verses in the world"-- Provided by publisher.

The calendar of loss : race, sexuality, and mourning in the early era of AIDS

January 14, 2019
Woubshet, Dagmawi, author.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2015]
xvi, 169 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction : looking for the dead : disprized mourners and the work of compounding loss -- Lyric mourning : sorrow songs and AIDS elegies -- Archiving the dead : AIDS obituaries and final innings -- Visions of loss : hip hop, apocalypse, and AIDS -- Epistles to the dead : AIDS orphans and the work of mourning -- Conclusion : tallying loss.
"His world view colored by a youth spent in 1980s Ethiopia, where death governed time and temperament. Dagmawi Woubshet offers a startlingly fresh interpretation of melancholy and mourning during the early years of the AIDS epidemic in The Calendar of Loss"--Page [4] of cover.

Black enough : stories of being young & black in America

January 9, 2019
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
xiv, 400 pages ; 22 cm
Half a Moon / Renée Watson -- Black enough / Varian Johnson -- Warning, color may fade / Leah Henderson -- Black. Nerd. Problems / L. R Giles -- Out of the silence / Kekla Magoon -- Ingredients / Jason Reynolds -- Oreo / Brandy Colbert -- Samson and the Delilahs / Tochi Onyebuchi -- Stop playing / Liara Tamani -- Wild horses, wild hearts / Jay Coles -- Whoa! / Rita Williams-Garcia -- Gravity / Tracey Baptiste -- The trouble with drowning / Dhonielle Clayton -- Kissing Sarah Smart / Justina Ireland -- Hackathon summers / Coe Booth -- Into the starlight/ Nic Stone -- The (R)evolution of Nigeria Jones / Ibi Zoboi.
A collection of short stories explore what it is like to be young and black, centering on the experiences of black teenagers and emphasizing that one person's experiences, reality, and personal identity are different than someone else.

Hollywood's Eve : Eve Babitz and the secret history of L.A.

January 9, 2019
Anolik, Lili, author.
New York : Scribner, [2019]
x, 277 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world--a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory. Eve Babitz was the ultimate factory girl, a pure product of LA. The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photograph, cheesecake with a Dadaist twist, made her an instant icon of art and sex. Babitz spent the rest of the decade rocking and rolling on the Sunset Strip, honing her notoriety. There were the album covers she designed: for Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds, to name but a few. There were the men she seduced: Jim Morrison, Ed Ruscha, Harrison Ford, to name but a very few. Then, at nearly thirty, her It girl days numbered, Babitz was discovered--as a writer--by Joan Didion. She would go on to produce seven books, usually billed as novels or short story collections, always autobiographies and confessionals. Under-known and under-read during her career, she's since experienced a breakthrough. Now in her mid-seventies, she's on the cusp of literary stardom and recognition as an essential--as the essential--LA writer. Her prose achieves that American ideal: art that stays loose, maintains its cool, and is so sheerly enjoyable as to be mistaken for simple entertainment. For Babitz, life was slow days, fast company until a freak fire in the 90s turned her into a recluse, living in a condo in West Hollywood, where Lili Anolik tracked her down in 2012. Anolik's elegant and provocative new book is equal parts biography and detective story. It is also on dangerously intimate terms with its subject: artist, writer, muse, and one-woman zeitgeist, Eve Babitz."-- Provided by publisher.

The Pushcart prize: best of the small presses.

January 2, 2019
Yonkers, N.Y. : Pushcart Press
v. ; 25 cm.
Editor: 1976/77-<2019> Bill Henderson.

The Amish sweet shop

January 2, 2019
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2019]
295 pages ; 21 cm
The sweetest courtship / Emma Miller -- The sweetest truth / Laura Bradford -- Nothing tastes so sweet / Mary Ellis.
The sweetest courtship: "At age thirty-six, Jacob Beechy is a rarity--a master candy maker, and a bachelor. His mother, however, still hopes for grandchildren. With Valentine's Day around the corner, she convinces Jacob he will need extra help in the shop and interviews a string of applicants--for his future wife..."--FantasticFiction.com.

In my mind's eye : a thought diary

December 31, 2018
Morris, Jan, 1926- author.
New York : Liverlight Publishing Corporation, 2019.
320 pages ; 22 cm
"Ranging widely from the idyllic confines of her North Wales home, Morris offers diverse sallies on her preffered form of exercises (walking briskly), her frustration at not recognizing a certain melody humming in her head (Beethoven's Pathétique, incidentally), and her nostalgia for the erstwhile 'essential niceness' of small-town America."--Inside dust jacket.

Vegas strong

December 31, 2018
[United States] : [Createspace Independent Publishing Platform], [2017]
viii, 138 pages ; 22 cm
"A charity anthology. A collection of short stories"--Cover.
"58 people killed. 500+ people injured. Hundreds of first responders and civilians protecting and saving countless lives.Thousands of Las Vegas residents coming together to help.19 stories about the city we love.October 1, 2017. It's a day the world will never forget, and the people of Las Vegas will always remember. One man committed an act of domestic terrorism on a crowd of unsuspecting concert attendees and changed this city forever.In the days that followed, a city that was bruised and battered proved just how strong it truly is. Blood banks had lines that never ended. Food was delivered to police stations, fire stations, and community centers. Massages were donated to therapists helping everyone who needed someone to talk to. Vegas Strong was on buildings, signs, and t-shirts all over a city that came together in unexpected and beautiful ways. During those first few days, two authors had a late-night talk about what they could do to help, and this anthology was born. Authors who live in Las Vegas, or grew up here, were asked to write about their favorite places in Vegas or just Vegas itself. These are their Fiction and Non-Fiction stories. We hope you enjoy them and never forget that one person can make a difference or that love will always win against hate" --Back cover. Authors: Jessica Arden, Paul Atreides, Joey Blue, Tera Lynn Childs, Rekaya Gibson, Chris Marie Green, Jessie Humphries, Sam JD Hunt, Thomas Hunt, Verlene Landon, Lindsey Leavitt, Gwyn McNamee, Mareta L. Miller, Ni'cola Mitchell, Crystal Perkins, Brian Rouff, Chelsea Sedoti, Daria Snadowsky and Mercedes M. Yardley.

Storm season : One storm. Three novellas

December 26, 2018
Omaha, Neb. : Prairie Wind Publishing, 2016.
240 pages ; 22 cm
Deep freeze / Erica Spindler -- Electric blue / Alex Kava -- Whiteout / J.T. Ellison.
In the midst of the wind, rain and snow of a massive storm, Rockford homicide detective M.C. Riggio, FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell and Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson find themselves fighting not just the elements but three diabolical killers.

Verses for the dead

December 21, 2018
Preston, Douglas J., author.
©2018
339 pages ; 24 cm
After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner. Pendergast and his new teammate, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to Miami Beach, where a rash of killings by a bloodthirsty psychopath are distinguished by a confounding M.O.: cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them - along with cryptic handwritten letters - at local gravestones, unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belonged to women who committed suicide.

Still happy + the book of Homer

December 21, 2018
Berg, Elizabeth, author.
©2017
189 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"A Writing Matters publication."
Still Happy is Elizabeth's second collection of Facebook posts. Her first, Make Someone Happy, did indeed make many people happy, and so, due to popular demand, she has put together a second volume, which includes "The Book of Homer," a tribute to her beloved dog who recently died. Still Happy, like Make Someone Happy, exemplifies Berg's gift, as the Boston Globe said, "in her ability to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, the remarkable in the everyday."

The writer's map : an atlas of imaginary lands

December 19, 2018
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2018.
256 pages : chiefly color illustrations, chiefly color maps ; 31 cm
part one: Make believe: The little things ; In fabled lands -- part two: Writing maps: First steps ; Off the grid ; Those who wander ; Rebuilding Asgard ; Inaginary cartography ; To know the dark ; The wild bryond ; Real in my head ; Beyond th eblue door -- part three: Creating maps: Mischief managed ; Uncharted territory ; Connecting contours ; A wild farrago ; The cycle of stories ; No boy scout ; Symbols and signs ; Halfthoughts-- part four: Reading maps: Foreign fantasy ; By a woman's hand ;Lanscape of the body ; Exploring unknowns -- Envoi: Never forget.
"An atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives. This collection encompasses not only the maps that appear in their books but also the many maps that have inspired them, the sketches that they used while writing, and others that simply sparked their curiosity. " -- Publisher's description.

Workers' tales : socialist fairy tales, fables, and allegories from Great Britain

December 18, 2018
©2018
ix, 316 pages ; 20 cm.
"In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, unique tales inspired by traditional literary forms appeared frequently in socialist-leaning British periodicals, such as the Clarion, Labour Leader, and Social Democrat. Based on familiar genres - the fairy tale, fable, allegory, parable, and moral tale - and penned by a range of lesser-known and celebrated authors, including Schalom Asch, Charles Allen Clarke, Frederick James Gould, and William Morris, these stories were meant to entertain readers of all ages--and some challenged the conventional values promoted in children's literature for the middle class. In Workers' Tales, acclaimed critic and author Michael Rosen brings together more than forty of the best and most enduring examples of these stories in one beautiful volume. Throughout, the tales in this collection exemplify themes and ideas related to work and the class system, sometimes in wish-fulfilling ways. In "Tom Hickathrift," a little, poor person gets the better of a gigantic, wealthy one. In "The Man Without a Heart," a man learns about the value of basic labor after testing out more privileged lives. And in "The Political Economist and the Flowers," two contrasting gardeners highlight the cold heart of Darwinian competition. Rosen's informative introduction describes how such tales advocated for contemporary progressive causes and countered the dominant celebration of Britain's imperial values. The book includes archival illustrations, biographical notes about the writers, and details about the periodicals where the tales first appeared."--Back cover.

On haiku

December 17, 2018
Sato, Hiroaki, 1942- author, translator.
New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2018.
x, 294 pages ; 21 cm
A collection of essays, some previously published, some given as speeches by the first president of the American Haiku Society, and including many haiku translated from the Japanese.
"A New Directions Paperbook Original."--Title page
Preface -- Note and Acknowledgments -- Haiku Talk: From Bashō to J.D. Salinger -- What Is Haiku? Serious and Playful Aspects -- Haiku and Zen: Association and Dissociation -- Hearn, Bickerton, Hubbell: Translation and Definition -- White Quacks and Whale Meat: Bashō's Kasen, "The Sea Darkens" -- Renga and Assassination: The Cultured Warlord Akechi Mitsuhide -- Issa and Hokusai -- From Wooden Clogs to the Swimsuit: Women in Haikai and Haiku -- The Haiku Reformer Shiki: How Important Is His Haiku? -- The "Gun-Smoke" Haiku Poet Hasegawa Sosei -- From the 2.26 Incident to the Atomic Bombs: Haiku During the Asia-Pacific War -- "Haiku Poet Called a Hooker": Suzuki Shizuko -- "Gendai Haiku": What Is It? -- Mitsuhashi Takajo: Some Further Explication -- Mishima Yukio and Hatano Sōha -- Outré Haiku of Katō Ikuya -- In the Cancer Ward: Tada Chimako -- Receiving a Falconer's Haibun -- Through the Looking Glass -- Glossary of Terms -- Glossary of Names.
"Who doesn't love haiku? It is not only America's most popular cultural import from Japan but also our most popular poetic form: instantly recognizable, more mobile than a sonnet, and loved for its simplicity and compression, as well as for its ease of composition. Haiku is an ancient literary form seemingly made for the Twittersphere--Jack Kerouac and Langston Hughes wrote them, Ezra Pound and the Imagists were inspired by them, first-grade students across the country still learn to write them. But what really is a haiku? Where does the form come from? Who were the Japanese poets who originated them? And how has their work been translated into English over the years? The haiku form comes down to us today as a cliché: a three-line poem of 5-7-5 syllables. And yet its story is actually much more colorful and multifaceted. And of course to write a good one can be as difficult as writing a Homeric epic--or it can materialize in an instant of epic inspiration. In On Haiku, Hiroaki Sato explores the many styles and genres of haiku on both sides of the Pacific, from the classical haiku of Bashō, Issa, and Zen monks, to modern haiku about swimsuits and atomic bombs, and to the haiku of famous American writers such as J.D. Salinger and Allen Ginsburg. As if conversing over beers in a favorite pub, Sato explains everything you want to know about the haiku in this endearing and pleasurable book, destined to be a classic"-- Provided by publisher.

The write thing : Kwame Alexander engages students in writing workshop (and you can too!)

December 17, 2018
Alexander, Kwame, author.
Huntington Beach, CA : Shell Education, [2019].
208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Newbery Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander shows how to shake up the traditional writing workshop using poetry and make writing fun again. Using his techniques and strategies, you'll invigorate the writing workshop and motivate even the most reluctant writers.

Writers : their lives and works

December 17, 2018
©2018
360 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Pre-19th century. Dante Alighieri ; Giovanni Boccaccio ; Geoffrey Chaucer ; François Rabelais ; Michel de Montaigne ; Miguel de Cervantes ; William Shakespeare ; John Donne ; John Milton ; Molière ; Aphra Behn ; Matsuo Bashō ; Daniel Defoe ; Jonathan Swift ; Voltaire -- Early 19th century. J.W. von Goethe ; William Wordsworth ; Jane Austen ; Mary Shelley ; Lord Byron ; Honoré de Balzac ; Victor Hugo ; Hans Christian Andersen ; Edgar Allan Poe ; Charles Dickens ; Charlotte and Emily Brontë -- Late 19th century. George Eliot ; Herman Melville ; Walt Whitman ; Charles Baudelaire ; Gustave Flaubert ; Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; Henrik Ibsen ; Leo Tolstoy ; Machado de Assis ; Emily Dickinson ; Mark Twain ; Thomas Hardy ; Emile Zola ; Henry James ; August Strindberg ; Guy de Maupassant ; Oscar Wilde ; Joseph Conrad ; Rudyard Kipling ; Anton Chekhov ; Rabindranath Tagore -- Early 20th century. W.B. Yeats ; Luigi Pirandello ; Natsume Sōseki ; Marcel Proust ; Willa Cather ; Thomas Mann ; Lu Xun ; James Joyce ; Virginia Woolf ; Franz Kafka ; Ezra Pound ; D.H. Lawrence ; Raymond Chandler ; T.S. Eliot ; Jean Rhys ; Marina Tsvetaeva ; F. Scott Fitzgerald ; William Faulkner ; Bertolt Brecht ; Jorge Luis Borges ; Ernest Hemingway ; Yasunari Kawabata -- Mid-20th century. Vladimir Nabokov ; John Steinbeck ; George Orwell ; Pablo Neruda ; Graham Greene ; Jean-Paul Sartre ; Samuel Beckett ; Naguib Mahfouz ; Albert Camus ; Aimé Césaire ; Dylan Thomas ; Marguerite Duras ; Saul Bellow ; Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ; Primo Levi ; Jack Kerouac ; Italo Calvino ; Günter Grass ; Gabriel García Márquez ; Maya Angelou ; Milan Kundera ; Chinua Achebe -- Writing today. José Saramago ; Derek Walcott ; Toni Morrison ; Alice Munro ; Nawal El Saadawi ; John Updike ; Cormac McCarthy ; Seamus Heaney ; J.M. Coetzee ; Isabel Allende ; Peter Carey ; Hwang Sok-yong ; W.G. Sebald ; Lorna Goodison ; Haruki Murakami ; Orhan Pamuk ; Mo Yan ; Arundhati Roy.
Presents profiles of the world's greatest writers throughout history, including Geoffrey Chaucer, Mary Shelley, Thomas Hardy, William Faulkner, Maya Angelou, and Haruki Murakami.

The man who would be Sherlock : the real life adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle

December 14, 2018
Sandford, Christopher, 1956- author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, December 2018.
316 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Jason Reynolds

December 13, 2018
Golkar, Golriz, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Bright Idea Books, [2019]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
A celebrity author -- A boy who did not like to read -- Picking up the pen -- Helping others find their voices -- Glossary -- Timeline -- Activity -- Further resources.
Presents information about the author who grew up not wanting to read to becoming a best-selling author who now writes books urban readers can relate to.

Barking with the big dogs : on writing and reading books for children

December 6, 2018
Babbitt, Natalie, author.
©2018
xiii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A collection of essays and speeches by Natalie Babbitt"
Happy endings? of course, and also joy (1970) -- The child as chimpanzee (1971) -- The great American novel for children-and why not? (1973) -- You must go home again (1978) -- Saying what you think (1981) -- The way we were-and weren't (1985) -- Something has to happen (1985) -- The roots and branches of fantasy (1986) -- Easy does it (1986) -- Metamorphoses (1987) -- A question from Justine (1987) -- The purpose of literature-and who cares? (1989) -- Darkness and light (1990) -- Protecting children's literature (1990) -- Beacons of light (1993) -- finding paths (1999) -- New world, no world (2001) -- We're all mad here.
"In this collection of essays and speeches written over the course of four decades, the beloved author of Tuck Everlasting explores what it was like to be a 'little dog' in the literary world, continually being asked to explain her choice to create books for young readers instead of doing something more serious for adults. Assembled by the author before her death, these pieces range far and wide in subject matter, from issues of responsibility when writing for children to the question of whether writers know what they are really saying -- and whether that matters. Babbitt offers incisive commentary on classic children's books as well as contemporary works, and reveals colorful insights into her published books and her own personal creative life. Some of the pieces gathered here were written to be spoken, and some were written to be read, yet in all of them Natalie Babbitt's distinctive voice comes through. It is the same voice we hear in her fiction: straightforward, a little droll, playful about serious things and serious about playful things. On every page, Barking with the Big Dogs exemplifies true reverence for children and an endless engagement with the challenge to write the books that shape them." -- From publisher's description.

Wit's end : what wit is, how it works, and why we need it

December 5, 2018
Geary, James, 1962- author.
©2019
x, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"In this whimsical book, James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, from its role in innovation to why puns demonstrate the essence of creativity. Geary reasons that wit is both visual and verbal, physical and intellectual: there's the serendipitous wit of scientists, the crafty wit of inventors, the optical wit of artists, and the metaphysical wit of philosophers. In Wit's End, Geary embraces wit in every form by adopting a different style for each chapter; he writes the section on verbal repartee as a dramatic dialogue, the neuroscience of wit as a scientific paper, the spirituality of wit as a sermon, and other chapters in jive, rap, and the heroic couplets of Alexander Pope. Demonstrating that brevity really is the soul of wit, Geary crafts each chapter from concise sections of 200, 400, or 800 words. Entertaining, illuminating, and entirely unique, Wit's End shows how wit is much more than a sense of humor." -- Provided by publisher.

For the sake of the game : stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes canon

December 5, 2018
New York : Pegasus Crime, 2018.
viii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Dr. Watson's song / by Peter S. Beagle -- The adventure of the Abu Qir sapphire / F. Paul Wilson -- The walk-in / by Harley Jane Kozak -- The case of the missing case / by Alan Gordon -- Sherlocked / by Rhys Bowen -- A study in absence / by Reed Farrel Coleman -- The adventure of the six Sherlocks / by Toni L.P. Kelner -- The case of the naked butterfly / by William Kotzwinkle and Joe Servello -- Bottom line / by D.P. Lyle -- Buy a bullet / by Gregg Hurwitz -- The girl in the key of c / by Weston Ochse -- The ghost of the lake / by Jamie Freveletti -- Tough guy ballet / by Duane Swierczynksi -- Hounded / by Zoë Sharp.
Presents a collection of stories by popular authors whose work inside and outside of the mystery genre has been influenced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Representing the rainbow in young adult literature : LGBTQ+ content since 1969

December 5, 2018
Jenkins, Christine, 1949- author.
©2018
xvi, 293 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Part I: A survey of LGBTQ+ literature : 1. Young adult literature in the pre-stonewall era -- 2. Young adult literature of the 1970s -- 3. Young adult literature of the 1980s -- 4. Young adult literature of the 1990s -- 5. A new literature for a new century -- 6. Young adult literature since 2010 -- Part II: Breaking down the barriers : 7. Bisexual inclusion in young adult literature -- 8. Transgender and intersex inclusion in young adult literature -- 9. Comics and graphic novels with LGBTQ+ content -- 10. Desperately seeking information: young adult nonfiction with LGBTQ+ content -- Conclusion: What a wonderful world? -- Appendix A: bibliography of LGBTQ+ titles: fiction, comics and graphic novels, and nonfiction -- Appendix B: bar graphs representing LGBTQ+ portrayal, narrative role, and growth in young adult fiction -- Appendix C: book awards for LGBTQ+ young adult books -- Appendix D: model for LGBTQ+ portrayal/inclusion in young adult fiction.
Discussions of gender and sexuality have become part of mainstream conversations and are reflected in the work of more and more writers of fiction, particularly in literature aimed at young adult audiences. But young readers, regardless of their sexual orientation, don't always know which books offer well-rounded portrayals of queer characters and situations. Fortunately, finding positive role models in fiction that features LGBTQ+ themes has become less problematic, though not without its challenges. In Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature: LGBTQ+ Content since 1969, Christine A. Jenkins and Michael Cart provide an overview of the LGBTQ+ literary landscape. An expanded version of The Heart Has Its Reasons, this volume charts the evolution of young adult literature featuring characters and themes that resonate with LGBTQ+ readers and their allies. In this resource, Jenkins and Cart identify titles that are notable either for their excellence--accurate, thoughtful, and tactful depictions--or weaknesses--wrongheaded, stereotypical, or outdated portrayals. Each chapter has been significantly updated, and this edition also includes new chapters on bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and characters, as well as chapters on comics, graphic novels, and nonfiction. This book also features an annotated bibliography and a number of author-title lists of books discussed in the text that will aid teachers, librarians, parents, and teen readers. Encompassing an array of sexual and gender identities, Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature is an invaluable resource for young people eager to read books relevant to them and their lives--back cover.

Not one of us : stories of aliens on Earth

December 4, 2018
©2018
xi, 592 pages ; 23 cm
Touring with the alien / by Carolyn Ives Gilman -- Laws of Survival / by Nancy Kress -- At Play in the Fields / by Steve Rasnic Tem -- The Ants of Flanders / by Robert Reed -- Taking Care of God / by Liu Cixin -- Water Scorpions / by Rich Larson -- The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill / by Kelly Robson -- Men are Trouble / by James Patrick Kelly -- They Shall Salt the Earth with Seeds of Glass / by Alaya Dawn Johnson -- Bits / by Naomi Kritzer -- And Never Mind the Watching Ones / by Keffy R. M. Kehrli -- Dark heaven / by Gregory Benford -- Nine-Tenths of the Law / by Molly Tanzer -- Five Stages of Grief After the Alien Invasion / by Caroline M. Yoachim -- Time of the Snake / by A.M. Dellamonica -- The Fear Gun / by Judith Berman -- Tendeleo's Story / by Ian McDonald -- The Choice / by Paul McAuley -- Passage of Earth / by Michael Swanwick -- Reborn / by Ken Liu -- Story of Your Life / by Ted Chiang.
Science fiction writers have been using aliens as a metaphor for the Other for over one hundred years. There are stories of assimilation, or the failure to assimilate. Stories of resistance. Stories told from the alien viewpoint. In Not One of Us, over twenty bestselling and award-winning authors grapple with both the best and worst aspects of human nature in a collection of thorugh provoking and thrilling science fiction.

The scarlet letter and other writings : authoritative texts, contexts, criticism

December 3, 2018
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864, author.
©2017
xiv, 738 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
The texts of The Scarlet Letter and other writings -- Other writings : Mrs. Hutchinson ; Endicott and the Red Cross ; Young Goodman Brown ; The Minister's Black Veil ; The birthmark -- Contexts : Passages from Hawthorne's Notebooks and Letters : From Life of Franklin Pierce (1852) / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Criticism : Nineteenth-century reviews of The Scarlet Letter : The Scarlet Letter, Literary World (March 30, 1850) / Evert A. Duyckinck ; Review of New Books, Graham's Magazine (May 1850) / Edwin Percy Whipple ; The Scarlet Letter, North American Review (July 1850) / Anne W. Abbott ; The Scarlett Letter, Saturday Visiter (Sept. 28, 1850) / Jane Swisshelm ; Literary notices and criticisms, Brownson's Quarterly (Oct. 1850) / Orestes Brownson ; The writings of Hawthorne, Church Review (Jan. 1851) / Arthur Cleveland Coxe ; The works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Universalist Quarterly (July 1851) / Amory Dwight Mayo -- Review essay : Antebellum feminsts on Hawthorne: Reconsidering the reception of The Scarlet Letter / Robert S. Levine -- Puritan background and sources : The New England sources of The Scarlet Letter / Charles Ryskamp ; A red-hot A and a lusting devine: Sources for The Scarlet Letter / Frederick Newberry ; Hawthorne's Model of Christian charity / Kristin Boudreau ; The Scarlet Letter of the law: Hawthorne and criminal justice / Laura Hanft Korobkin ; "A" for Atlantic: The colonizing force of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter / Laura Doyle -- The Custom-House : "The Custom-House," The Scarlet Letter, and Hawthorne's separation from Salem / John Franzosa ; Nathaniel Hawthorne and the anxieties of the archive / Eric Savoy -- Nineteenth-century backgrounds : Hawthorne and the "Scribbling Women:" Publishing The Scarlet Letter in the Nineteenth-century United States / Michael Winship ; Citizen Hester: The Scarlet Letter as civic myth / Brook Thomas ; "The Puritans of today": The anti-whig argument of The Scarlet Letter / Michael Ryan ; The A-politics of ambiguity / Sacvan Bercovitch ; The obliquity of signs: The Scarlet Letter / Millicent Bell ; The Scarlet Letter and Revolutions abroad / Larry J. Reynolds ; Hawthorne, Pearl, and the primal sin of culture / Emily Miller Budick -- Gender and sexuality : Nathaniel Hawthorne and the feminists: The Scarlet Letter / Louise DeSalvo ; "Speak thou for me!": The "Strange earnestness" of The Scarlet Letter / Thomas R. Mitchell -- "A" is for abolition?: Race, authorship, The Scarlet Letter / Jay Grossman -- The Scarlet Letter Films : Demi's Hester and Hester's demi(se): The (New) Scarlet Letter and its spectators / Jamie Barlowe -- Other writings : Anne Hutchinson / Amy Schrager Lang -- Hawthorne's demystification of history in "Endicott and the Road Cross" / John Nickel ; "Young Goodman Brown" and the Mathers / John Ronan ; The problem of history in "The Minister's Black Veil" / J. Hillis Miller ; Hawthorne's Mister Hooper: The veil of Ham? / John F. Birk ; Women beware science: "The Birthmark" / Judith Fetterley ; The invisible hand made visible: "The Birth-mark" / Cindy Weinstein.
Hawthorne's novel of adultery in Puritan Boston. Five short works related to The Scarlet Letter, sharing its themes of sin, morality, guilt, and shame. Expanded explanatory annotations and a new preface by Leland S. Person. Key passages from Hawthorne's letters and notebooks. New critical essays by Brook Thomas, Michael Ryan, Thomas R. Mitchell, Jay Grossman, Jamie Barlowe, John ronan, and John F. Birk A chronology and an updated Select Bibliography. -- from back cover.

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