New Arrivals · Literature

September 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The cost of betrayal : three romantic suspense novellas.

September 19, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, [2018]
375 pages ; 22 cm
Betrayed / by Dee Henderson -- Deadly isle / by Dani Pettrey -- Code of ethics / by Lynette Eason.
A collection of romantic suspense novellas, including "Betrayed" where a woman cleared of a murder she didn't commit faces another deadly betrayal.

A farewell to arms

September 18, 2018
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.
pages 20-32, 109-118, 169-181, 229-236, 272-284, 343-354, 373-385, 460-472 ; 26 cm.
First appearance in print.
Caption title.
Chapters XVII-XXIV in vol. 86, no. 1 -- chapters XXV-XXIX in vol. 86, no. 2 -- chapters XXX-XXXVI in vol. 86, no. 3 -- chapters XXXVII-XLI in vol. 86, no. 4.
By turns romantic and harshly realistic, Hemingway's story of a tragic romance set against the brutality and confusion of World War I cemented his fame as a stylist and as a writer of extraordinary literary power. A volunteer ambulance driver and a beautiful English nurse fall in love when he is wounded on the Italian front.

The pull of politics : Steinbeck, Wright, Hemingway and the left in the late 1930s

September 17, 2018
Cohen, Milton A., author.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2018]
ix, 373 pages ; 24 cm
"John Steinbeck, Richard Wright, and Ernest Hemingway shared two significant similarities in the late 1930s. First, they wrote the most important American novels of 1939 and 1940: The Grapes of Wrath, Native Son, and For Whom the Bell Tolls, novels that enjoyed enormous critical acclaim and popular success. Second, they had recently gravitated to the Left or were already residing there when they wrote these novels, and their political commitment directly informed their fiction"-- Provided by publisher.

Novel & short story writer's market.

September 14, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books,
v. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Writer's market.

September 5, 2018
Cincinnati : Writer's digest,
v. ; 21-27 cm.
Some copies of 2002 have cover title: Writer's market online.

The O. Henry prize stories.

August 31, 2018
New York : Anchor Books,
v. ; 22 cm.
"The best short stories of the year."

Everyday people : the color of life--a short story anthology

August 28, 2018
xi, 320 pages ; 21 cm
Link / Courttia Newland -- A sheltered woman / Yiyun Li -- High pursuit / Mitchell S. Jackson -- Do us part / Nelly Rosario -- Mine / Alexander Chee -- Wisdom / Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond -- Boy/Gamin / Brandon Taylor -- The kontrabida / Mia Alvar -- The African-American special / Jason Reynolds -- Long enough to drown / Glendaliz Camacho -- If a bird can be a ghost / Allison Mills -- Last rites / Dennis Norris II -- Moosehide / Carleigh Baker -- Surrender / Hasanthika Sirisena.
"This gorgeously wrought anthology represents a wide range of styles, themes, and perspectives on a variety of topics. The carefully selected stories depict moments that linger--moments of doubt, crossroads to be chosen, relationships, epiphanies, moments of loss and moments of discovery. A celebration of writing and expression, Everyday People brings to light the rich tapestry that binds us all. An eclectic mix of award-winning and critically lauded writers, the contributors include: Mia Alvar, Carleigh Baker, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Glendaliz Camacho, Alexander Chee, Junot Díaz, Mitchell S. Jackson, Yiyun Li, Allison Mills, Courttia Newland, Dennis Norris II, Jason Reynolds, Nelly Rosario, Hasanthika Sirisena, Brandon Taylor"-- Provided by publisher.

The impostor : a true story

August 27, 2018
Cercas, Javier, 1962- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"This is a Borzoi book."
An elderly man in his nineties, living in Barcelona, a Holocaust survivor who gave hundreds of speeches, granted dozens of interviews, received important national honors, and even moved government officials to tears. But in May 2005, Marco was exposed as a fraud: he was never in a Nazi concentration camp.

Flight or fright

August 27, 2018
Baltimore : Cemetery Dance Publications, [2018]
332 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction / Stephen King -- Cargo / E. Michael Lewis -- Horror of the heights / Arthur Conan Doyle -- Nightmare at 20,000 feet / Richard Matheson -- Flying machine / Ambrose Bierce -- Lucifer! / E. C. Tubb -- Fifth category / Tom Bissell -- Two minutes forty-five seconds / Dan Simmons -- Diablitos / Cody Goodfellow, Cody -- Air raid / John Varley -- You are released / Joe Hill -- Warbirds / David J. Schow -- The flying machine / Ray Bradbury -- Zombies on a plane / Bev Vincent -- They shall not grow old / Roald Dahl -- Murder in the air / Peter Tremayne -- The turbulance expert / Stephen King -- Falling / James Dickey -- Afterword: an important message from the flight deck / Bev Vincent.
An anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube with hundreds of strangers. All the ways a trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some never thought of before. Featuring brand new stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, and Dan Simmons.

Toil & trouble : 15 tales of women & witchcraft

August 24, 2018
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2018]
405 pages ; 22 cm
Starsong / Tehlor Kay Mejia -- Afterbirth / Andrea Cremer -- The heart in her hands / Tess Sharpe -- Death in the Sawtooths / Lindsay Smith -- The truth about Queenie / Brandy Colbert -- The moonapple menagerie / Shveta Thakrar -- The legend of Stone Mary / Robin Talley -- The one who stayed / Nova Ren Suma -- Divine are the stars / Zoraida Cordova -- Daughters of Baba Yaga / Brenna Yovanoff -- The well witch / Kate Hart -- Beware of girls with crooked mouths / Jessica Spotswood -- Love spell / Anna-Marie McLemore -- The Gherin girls / Emery Lord -- Why they watch us burn / Elizabeth May.
History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, of fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. Toil & Trouble features fifteen stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies and using their magic to create, to curse, to cure - and to kill.

The byline bible : get published in 5 weeks

August 23, 2018
Shapiro, Susan, author.
267 pages ; 21 cm
Foreword / Peter Catapano -- Where to start -- The joy of getting killed -- Finding your essay a home -- Under cover -- After yes: now what? -- Writing regional -- It's my opinion -- Selling short humor -- Secret service -- Pitch vs. writing.
Newspaper, magazine, and web editors are desperate for new voices, and anyone, in any field, can break in...Over the last two decades, writing professor Susan Shapiro has taught more than 25,000 students of all ages and backgrounds at NYU, Columbia, Temple, the New School, and Harvard University. Now in the BYLINE BIBLE she reveals the wildly popular 'Instant Gratification Takes Too Long" technique she's perfected, sharing how to land impressive clips to start or re-launch your career. The author walks you through every stage of crafting and selling short nonfiction pieces. She shows you how to spot trendy subjects, where to start, finish, and edit, and divulges specific steps to submit work, have it accepted, get paid, and see your byline in your favorite publication in lightning speed.

A life of my own

August 17, 2018
Tomalin, Claire, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2018.
334 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"In A Life of My Own, the renowned biographer of Charles Dickens, Samuel Pepys, and Thomas Hardy, and former literary editor for the Sunday Times reflects on a remarkable life surrounded by writers and books. From discovering books as a form of escapism during her parents' difficult divorce, to pursuing poetry at Cambridge, where she meets and marries Nicholas Tomalin, the ambitious and striving journalist, Tomalin always steered herself towards a passionate involvement with art. She relives the glittering London literary scene of the 1960s, during which Tomalin endured her husband's constant philandering and numerous affairs, and revisits the satisfaction of being commissioned to write her first book, a biography of the early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. In biography, she found her vocation. However, when Nick is killed in 1973 while reporting in Israel, the mother of four put aside her writing to assume the position of literary editor of the New Statesman. Her career soared when she later moved to the Sunday Times, and she tells with dazzling candor of this time in her life spent working alongside the literary lights of 1970s London. But, the pain of her young daughter's suicide and the challenges of caring for her disabled son as a single mother test Claire's strength and persistence. It is not until later in life that she is able to return to what gave her such purpose decades ago, writing biographies, and finds enduring love with her now-husband, playwright Michael Frayn."--Inside dust jacket.

Welcome to the writer's life : how to design your writing craft, writing business, writing practice, and reading practice

August 14, 2018
Perhach, Paulette, author.
xix, 292 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
"With warmth and humor, the author welcomes you into the writer's life as someone who has been there on the other side looking in. Like a freshman orientation for writers, this book includes an in-depth exploration of all the elements of a writer's life, from your writing practice to your reading practice, to your writing craft and the all-important and often-overlooked business of writing. Harness the powers of crowdsourcing and social media to grow your writing career, and use the most current research on success, gamification, and lifestyle design to take your writing life to the next level. Complete with writing exercises, tools, checklists, infographics, and behind-the-scenes tips from working writers of all types, this book offers everything you need to jump-start a successful writing life." --

Fresh ink

August 13, 2018
New York : Crown, 2018.
187 pages ; 22 cm
"An anthology featuring award-winning diverse authors about diverse characters. Short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play explore such topics as gentrification, acceptance, untimely death, coming out, and poverty, and range in genre from contemporary realistic fiction to adventure and romance"-- Provided by publisher.

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy : the story of Little Women and why it still matters

August 13, 2018
Rioux, Anne Boyd, author.
xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
part I. The making of a classic -- part II. The life of a classic -- part III. A classic for today.
A 150th anniversary tribute describes the cultural significance of Louisa May Alcott's classic, exploring how its relatable themes and depictions of family resilience, community, and female resourcefulness have inspired generations of writers.


August 13, 2018
Farmingdale, NY : Urban Books, [2018]
360 pages ; 21 cm
Sibling rivalry / by Carl Weber -- Love seldom, trust never / by Ty Marshall -- The bag is in / by Marlon PS White.
Headlined by New York Times bestseller Carl Weber, three authors bring readers tales of power, greed, and ambition set in some of the country's roughest neighborhoods.

An informal history of the Hugos : a personal look back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000

August 9, 2018
Walton, Jo, author.
New York : Tor, 2018.
574 pages ; 24 cm.

A light so lovely : the spiritual legacy of Madeleine L'Engle, author of A wrinkle in time / Sarah Arthur.

August 7, 2018
Arthur, Sarah, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, 2018.
219 pages; 22 cm
Foreword by Charlotte Jones Voiklis.
Icon and iconoclast -- Sacred and secular -- Truth and story -- Faith and science -- Religion and art -- Fact and fiction -- Light in the darkness.
"Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time has captured the imagination of millions--from literary sensation to timeless classic and now a major motion. A Light So Lovely tells the story of the woman at the center of it all--her imagination, her faith, her pattern of defying categories, and what readers today can learn from her legacy. Bestselling and beloved author Madeleine L'Engle, Newbery winner for A Wrinkle in Time, was known the world round for her imaginative spirit and stories. She was also known to spark controversy--too Christian for some, too unorthodox for others. Somewhere in the middle was a complex woman whose embrace of paradox has much to say to a new generation of readers today. A Light So Lovely paints a vivid portrait of this enigmatic icon's spiritual legacy, starting with her inner world and expanding into fresh reflections of her writing for readers today. Listen in on intimate interviews with L'Engle's literary contemporaries such as Philip Yancey and Luci Shaw, L'Engle's granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis, and influential fans such as Makoto Fujimura, Nikki Grimes, and Sarah Bessey, as they reveal new layers to the woman behind the stories we know and love. A vibrant, imaginative read, this book pulls back the curtain to illuminate L'Engle's creative journey, her persevering faith, and the inspiring, often unexpected ways these two forces converged"-- Book jacket.

Harbors rich in ships : the selected revolutionary writings of Miroslav Krleža, radical luminary of modern world literature

August 7, 2018
Krleža, Miroslav, 1893-1981, author.
New York : Monthly Review Press, [2017]
228 pages ; 24 cm
A bold new collection of the writings of Miroslav Krleža, in English for the first time. Miroslav Krleža was a giant of Yugoslav literature, yet remarkably little of his writing has appeared in English. In a body of work that spans more than five dozen books, including novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and essays, Krleža steadfastly pursued a radical humanism and artistic integrity. Harbors Rich in Ships gives English-speaking readers an unprecedented opportunity to appreciate the astonishing breadth of Krleža's literary creations. Beautifully translated by Željko Cipriš, this collection of seven representative early texts introduces a new audience to three stories from Krleža's renowned antimilitarist book, The Croatian God Mars; an autobiographical sketch; a one-act play; a story from his collection of short stories; One Thousand and One Deaths; and his signature drama, The Glembays, a satirical account of the crime-ridden origins of one of Zageb's most aristocratic families. Born in 1893 Zagreb, then a city in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Miroslav Krleža died in 1981 Zagreb, after it had become part of Croatia, a republic in socialist Yugoslavia. He was educated in military academies that served the Hapsburg monarchy, however, after fighting on the Eastern Front during the First World War, he was sickened by the War's lethal nationalism and became a fervent anti-militarist. Krleža joined the Communist Party of Yugoslavia in 1918, but his opposition to Stalin's artistic dictum of social realism, as well as his refusal to support Stalin's purges, led to his expulsion from the Party in 1939. He nevertheless helped found several literary and political journals, and became a driving force in Yugoslavia's literature. This collection will help readers of all interests and ages see just why Krleža is considered among the best of the literary moderns.

Nebula awards showcase.

August 2, 2018
New York : Harcourt, Inc.,
v. ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <2010>-2011 pub. by TOR ; 2012-<2018> pub. by Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books.
Vols for 2000-<2018> contain the "best SF and fantasy chosen by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America" and Nebula Award winners for the years 1998-<2016>.

Cracking the AP English literature & composition exam.

August 2, 2018
New York : Random House, Inc., c2008-
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Starting your career as a freelance writer

August 2, 2018
Allen, Moira Anderson, 1959-
viii, 359 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- So you want to be a freelance writer -- The tools of a freelancer -- Making time to write -- Setting effective writing goals -- From idea to outline -- Exploring the markets -- How to write a successful query -- Creating your first draft -- Personal experience articles -- Conducting research on the web -- Conducting interviews -- The submission process -- Understanding rights and copyright -- Negotiating contracts -- Setting fees and getting paid -- Writing and selling a column -- Writing for newspapers, by Sue Fagalde Lick -- Selling reprints -- Adding photos to the package -- Writing for businesses, by Dawn Copeman -- Social media marketing for businesses, by Dawn Copeman -- Commercial freelancing: where's the money? -- Writing and selling a nonfiction book -- Establishing your online presence -- Social media for writers, by Gary McLaren -- Handling income and expenses -- Keeping records -- Five habits of the effective freelancer -- Full-time freelancing: taking the plunge -- Author bio/contributor bios.
Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer, Third Edition, offers a step-by-step guide to launching a successful freelance career. For beginners and experts, full time or part time, Moira Allen explains everything freelancer writers need to know, including how to set up a home office, develop and pitch marketable ideas, approach editors and other clients, and prepare and submit material. In addition, readers will learn the business side of freelancing, such as how to deal with rights and contracts as well as how to manage income, expenses, and taxes.

Banthology : stories from banned nations

July 31, 2018
xi, 105 pages ; 18 cm
Bird of paradise / Rania Mamoun ; translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp -- The beginner's guide to smuggling / Zaher Omareen ; translated by Perween Richards & Basma Ghalayini -- Phantom limb / Fereshteh Molavi -- Return ticket / Najwa Binshatwan ; translated by Sawad Hussain -- Jujube / Ubah Cristina Ali Farah ; translated by Hope Campbell Gustafson -- Storyteller / Anoud -- The slow man / Wajdi al-Ahdal ; translated by William M. Hutchins.

Bibliomysteries : stories of crime in the world of books and bookstores. Volume two

July 26, 2018
New York : Pegasus Crime, 2018.
viii, 615 pages ; 24 cm
Remaindered / by Peter Lovesey -- The compendium of Srem / by F. Paul Wilson -- The gospel of Sheba / by Lyndsay Faye -- The nature of my inheritance / by Bradford Morrow -- The sequel / by R.L. Stine -- Mystery, Inc. / by Joyce Carol Oates -- The book of the lion / by Thomas Perry -- The mysterious disappearance of the reluctant book fairy / by Elizabeth George -- From the queen / by Carolyn Hart -- The little men / by Megan Abbott -- Citadel / by Stephen Hunter -- Every seven years / by Denise Mina -- Condor in the stacks / by James Grady -- The travelling compaion / by Ian Rankin -- The haze / by James W. Hall.

The widower's notebook : a memoir

July 26, 2018
Santlofer, Jonathan, 1946- author.
260 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Written with unexpected humor and great warmth, The Widower's Notebook is a portrait of a marriage, an account of the complexities of finding oneself single again after losing your spouse, and a story of the enduring power of familial love. On a summer day in New York Jonathan Santlofer discovers his wife, Joy, gasping for breath on their living room couch. After a frenzied 911 call, an ambulance race across Manhattan, and hours pacing in a hospital waiting room, a doctor finally delivers the fateful news. Consumed by grief, Jonathan desperately tries to pursue life as he always had-writing, social engagements, and working on his art-but finds it nearly impossible to admit his deep feelings of loss to anyone, not even his to beloved daughter, Doria, or to himself. As Jonathan grieves and heals, he tries to unravel what happened to Joy, a journey that will take him nearly two years."--Jacket flap.

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