New Arrivals · Literature

May 4, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The way back to you

May 3, 2016
Andreani, Michelle, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
371 pages ; 22 cm
"Six months ago, Ashlyn Montiel died in a bike accident. Her best friend, Cloudy, is keeping it together, at least on the outside. Cloudy's insides are a different story: tangled, confused, heartbroken. Kyle is falling apart, and everyone can tell. Ashlyn was his girlfriend, and when she died, a part of him went with her. Maybe the only part he cares about anymore. As the two people who loved Ashlyn best, Cloudy and Kyle should be able to lean on each other. But after a terrible mistake last year, they're barely speaking. So when Cloudy discovers that Ashlyn's organs were donated after her death and the Montiel family has been in touch with three of the recipients, she does something a little bit crazy and a lot out of character: she steals the letters and convinces Kyle to go on a winter break road trip with her, from Oregon to California to Arizona to Nevada. Maybe if they see the recipients--the people whose lives were saved by Ashlyn's death--the world will open up again." -- Provided by publisher.

The Hunger Games trilogy

May 3, 2016
xi, 316 pages ; 24 cm.

TED talks : the official TED guide to public speaking

May 3, 2016
Anderson, Chris, 1957 January 14-
xv, 269 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Foundation. Presentation literacy: the skill you can build ; Idea building: the gift in every great talk ; Common traps: four talk styles to avoid ; The throughline: what's your point? -- Talk tools. Connection: get personal ; Narration: the irresistible allure of stories ; Explanation: how to explain tough concepts ; Persuasion: reason can change minds forever ; Revelation: take my breath away! -- Preparation process. Visuals: those slides hurt! ; Scripting: to memorize or not to memorize? ; Run-throughs: wait, I need to rehearse? ; Open and close: what kind of impression would you like to make? -- On stage. Wardrobe: what should I wear? ; Mental prep: how do I control my nerves? ; Setup: lectern, confidence monitor, note cards, or (gulp) nothing? ; Voice and presence: give your words the life they deserve ; Format innovation: the promise (and peril) of full-spectrum talks -- Reflection. Talk renaissance: the interconnectedness of knowledge ; Why this matters: the interconnectedness of people ; Your turn: the philosopher's secret.
"For anyone who has ever been inspired by a TED talk, this is an insider's guide to creating talks that are unforgettable. Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience's worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form. This book explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula; no two talks should be the same. The goal is for you to give the talk that only you can give. But don't be intimidated. You may find it more natural than you think. This is the 21st-century's new manual for truly effective communication and it is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas"

Nebula awards showcase.

May 2, 2016
New York : Harcourt, Inc.,
v. ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <2010>-2011 pub. by TOR ; 2012-<2016> pub. by Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books.
Vols for 2000-<2016> 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>.

Cursed legacy : the tragic life of Klaus Mann

May 2, 2016
Spotts, Frederic, author.
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2016]
338 pages, [12] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- First writings 1906-24 -- First scandals 1924-28 -- First drugs 1929-32 -- Fleeing Hitler 1933 -- Homosexualities 1934-35 -- Lecturing to Americans 1936-37 -- Stalin's agent 1938-39 -- Farewell to Germany 1940-41 -- A new identity 1942 -- 'Misplaced' 1943 -- German problem children 1944-45 -- The shadow falls 1946-47 -- Todessehnsucht 1948 -- Death in Cannes 1949 -- Epilogue.


May 2, 2016
Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services, Inc. ; Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, [2015]
x, 260 pages ; 24 cm.
About this volume / Maureen N. Eke -- Mapping Toni Morrison's Beloved : of love, history, trauma, and healing / Maureen N. Eke -- Biography of Toni Morrison / Maureen N. Eke -- Margaret Garner, rememory, and the infinite past : history in Beloved / Kristine Yohe -- Toni Morrison's paradoxical novel : thirty years of critical reception / Touria Khannous -- Black feminist literary criticism and feminist archetypal theory : exploring connections in Beloved / Anne Herbert -- "Not if you are scared they ain't" : escaping the white masculine in Beloved / Herman Beavers -- Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved / Joseph McLaren -- A gathering of trees : an examination of memory, trauma, and embodiment in Toni Morrison's Beloved / Kokahvah Zauditu-Selassie -- "You may as well just come on" : African American healing ways in Toni Morrison's Beloved / Sarah L. Berry -- "Unspeakable things unspoken" : prophetic utterances in Toni Morrison's Beloved / Khalilah T. Watson -- The psychological impact of slavery and separation in Beloved / Lynne Simpson -- Adoption and persuasion : raising and reckoning with Beloved / Sandy Alexandre -- Supernatural elements in Toni Morrison's Beloved / Blessing Diala-Ogamba -- Exploring the LIST paradigm : reading and teaching Beloved / Durthy A. Washington -- Literary analysis of Toni Morrison's Beloved : an introduction for students / Nicole M. Coonradt -- Chronology of Toni Morrison's life -- Works by Toni Morrison -- Bibliography -- About the editor -- Contributor -- Index.

MLA handbook

April 28, 2016
xiv, 146 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Previous title: MLA Handbook for writers of research papers.
pt. 1. Principles of MLA style -- pt. 2. Details of MLA style.
"The Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. Works are published today in a dizzying range of formats. A book, for example, may be read in print, online, or as an e-book--or perhaps listened to in an audio version. On the Web, modes of publication are regularly invented, combined, and modified. Previous editions of the MLA Handbook provided separate instructions for each format, and new formats required additional instructions. In this groundbreaking new edition of its best-selling handbook, the MLA recommends instead one universal set of guidelines, which writers can apply to any source"-- Back cover.

Lone heart pass

April 27, 2016
Thomas, Jodi.
Don Mills, Ontario : HQN Books, c2016.
298 p. ; 25 cm.
Inheriting a run-down Texas farm, Jubilee Hamilton is determined to start a new life despite Charley Collins, the abrasive foreman she is forced to hire who is no fan of love, and the young man who needs her protection when he finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation.

James Joyce : portrait of a Dubliner

April 27, 2016
Zapico, Alfonso, author.
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2016.
231 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.
First published as Dubliné in Spanish by Astiberri Ediciones.

One thousand words for war

April 26, 2016
Dallas, Texas : CBAY Books, [2016]
iii. 221 pages ; 20 cm
Introduction / Madeline Smoot and Hope Erica Schultz -- Shadowland / Valerie Hunter -- Before night fall / C.H. Spalding -- Unexpected guests / Laura Ring -- The commander / Steve DuBois -- Reflections / Susan Bianculli -- Exile / Bethany Marcello -- Beyond the promised land / Darrel Duckworth -- Jar of pickles / Sarah Lyn Eaton -- Threshold / Anthony R. Cardno -- Testing, testing, 1-2-3 / Susan Bianculli -- Eighteen roses / Ameria Lewis -- Alien truce / Nori Odoi -- Terror / Walt Socha -- Strands of grass / Renee Whittington -- In other words / Lisa Timpf -- Another sunset / Anne E. Johnson -- Mechanika / Mara Dabrishus -- Maverick / Cathy Bryant -- Where the death storms blow / Hope Erica Schultz.
"Imaginative and original, One thousand words for war explores in various fantastic settings the different types of conflict--from powerful internal and external conflicts with the potential to destroy the main character's world to the peace that comes from accepting change. Whether it's a transgendered girl standing up to bullies or a child soldier trying to save his fellows from war, this collection shows the powerful ways teens can overcome and embrace extraordinary circumstances."--Page [4] of cover.

The age of Lovecraft

April 25, 2016
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016]
xi, 256 pages ; 22 cm
Foreword: Lovecraft appreciated / Ramsey Campbell -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Lovecraft rising / Carl H. Sederholm and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock -- "Ghoulish dialogues": H.P. Lovecraft's weird geographies/ James Kneale -- Lovecraft's things: sinister souvenirs from other worlds / Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock -- Hyper-cacophony: Lovecraft, speculative realism, and sonic materialism / Isabella van Elferen -- Prehistories of posthumanism: cosmic indifferentism, alien genesis, and ecology from H.P. Lovecraft to Ridley Scott / Brian Johnson -- Race, species, and others: H.P. Lovecraft and the animal / Jed Mayer -- H.P. Lovecraft's reluctant sexuality: abjection and the monstrous feminine in "The Dunwich horror" / Carl H. Sederholm -- H.P. Lovecraft and real person fiction: the pulp author as subcultural avatar / David Simmons -- A polychrome study: Neil Gaiman's "A study in emerald" and Lovecraft's literary afterlives / Jessica George -- Lovecraft: suspicion, pattern recognition, paranoia / David Punter -- Lovecraft's cosmic ethics / Patricia MacCormack -- Lovecraft, witch cults, and philosophers / W. Scott Poole -- Afterword: interview with China Miéville / Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock.

Writing what you know : how to turn personal experiences into publishable fiction, nonfiction, and poetry

April 25, 2016
Files, Meg, 1946-
New York, NY : Allworth Press, [2016]
x, 199 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- 1. Truthtelling: finding the best story material -- 2. Facing down the monsters: quieting the fears that hold back stories -- 3. Jumping into the abyss: understanding the creative process -- 4. Willing the flesh: applying methods of strong storytelling -- 5. Telling it slant: using indirection to reveal truth -- 6. Choosing directions: considering genre choices -- 7. Splashing in the abyss: applying special technical tips -- 8. Listening to the critics: dealing with readers -- 9. Knowing what's true: revising stories -- Index.
"It's easy to write about your feelings in a journal. It's more difficult, however, to convert personal experiences into stories worthy of publication--fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Filled with engaging exercises, Writing what you know will guide you in identifying story-worthy material and transforming your raw material into finished pieces, through conquering fears associated with personal exposure, determining a story's focus, shaping the material into a cohesive whole, and editing and revising as needed. In addition, you will learn to: Tap into difficult, guarded parts of your life to tell the stories you desire -- Write emotionally intense material -- Decide which literary form is right for your stories -- Create the illusion of real speech with effective dialogue -- Tell your stories with authority -- Develop effective beginnings, middles, and ends -- Share your work with others and deal with reactions courageously."--Page [4] of cover.

Pitch of poetry

April 21, 2016
Bernstein, Charles, 1950- author.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
xi, 349 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Blood, bone, and marrow : a biography of Harry Crews

April 21, 2016
Geltner, Ted, author.
Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2016]
xii, 414 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm

The house that made me: writers reflect on the places and people that defined them

April 19, 2016
141 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A group of authors reflect on the places and people that defined their lives. They are: Lee Upton, Time Johnston, Antonya Nelson, Ru Freeman, Grant Jarrett, Meg Tuite, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Paul McVeigh, Julie, Metz, Ellen Meister, Pamela Erens, Jeffery Renard Allen, Alice Eve Cohen, Porochista Khakpour, Laura Miller,Justine Musk, Jen Michalski, Jen Michalski, Kris Radish and Roy Kesey.

Modern drama : a very short introduction

April 19, 2016
Shepherd-Barr, Kirsten, 1966- author.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
136 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.

Coming of age

April 15, 2016
Bodden, Valerie, author.
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
"Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards" --publisher's website.
Chapter 1. Introduction to themes in literature -- Chapter 2. An overview of A Separate Peace -- Chapter 3. The symbolism of coming of age -- Chapter 4. An overview of The Catcher in the Rye and The Perks of Being a Wallflower -- Chapter 5. Psychology and coming of age -- Chapter 6. An overview of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Giver -- Chapter 7. A moralist view of coming of age -- Chapter 8. An overview of The Fault in our Stars -- Chapter 9. Coming of age amidst tragedy.
This title examines the role and theme of the coming of age archetype in A Separate Peace, The Catcher in the Rye, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Giver, and The Fault in Our Stars. It features four analysis papers that consider the coming of age theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme.

A writer's reference

April 14, 2016
Hacker, Diana, 1942-2004.
© 2015.
xvii, 576, 51 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Spiral bound

After tomorrow the days disappear : ghazals and other poems

April 13, 2016
Ḥasan Dihlavī, 1253 or 1254-approximately 1338, author.
Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2016.
xxvii, 109 pages ; 20 cm.
Conspicuous sameness: introducing Hasan's lyric verse -- Ghazals -- Quatrains -- Fragments -- Ode -- Notes to the poems -- Appendix: Hasan's poems in Persian editions -- Chronology of Hasan's life and times -- Glossary of key terms and names.

The Voronezh notebooks

April 13, 2016
Mandelʹshtam, Osip, 1891-1938, author.
xvii, 107 pages ; 18 cm.

Hot wind, boiling rain : scary stories for strong hearts

April 12, 2016
Ford, Lyn, 1951- author.
Marion, Michigan : Parkhurst Brothers Publishers, [2015]
148 pages ; 21 cm
A collection of original creepy tales, contemporary folktale variants with source notes and creative writing ideas. --

Life without a recipe : a memoir

April 12, 2016
Abu-Jaber, Diana, author.
267 pages ; 22 cm
A follow-up to "The Language of Baklava" continues the story of the author's struggles with cross-cultural values and how they shaped her coming of age and her culinary life, tracing her three marriages, her literary ambitions, and her midlife decision to become a parent.

True crimes : a family album

March 31, 2016
Harrison, Kathryn, author.
222 pages ; 24 cm

Reader, I married him : stories inspired by Jane Eyre

March 30, 2016
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
295 pages ; 21 cm
First published in hardcover in Great Britain by Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, in 2016.
Foreword by Tracy Chevalier -- My mother's wedding / Tessa Hadley -- Luxury hour / Sarah Hall -- Grace Poole her testimony / Helen Dunmore -- Dangerous dog / Kirsty Gunn -- To hold / Joanna Briscoe -- It's a man's life, ladies / Jane Gardam -- Since first I saw your face / Emma Donoghue -- Reader, I married him / Susan Hill -- The mirror / Francine Prose -- A migrating bird / Elif Shafak -- Behind the mountain / Evie Wyld -- The China from Buenos Aires / Patricia Park -- Reader, she married me / Salley Vickers -- Dorset gap / Tracy Chevalier -- Party girl / Nadifa Mohamed -- Transference / Esther Freud -- The mash-up / Linda Grant -- The self-seeding sycamore / Lionel Shriver -- The orphan exchange / Audrey Niffenegger -- Double men / Namwali Serpell -- Robinson Crusoe at the waterpark / Elizabeth McCracken -- Notes on the contributors -- A note on Charlotte Brontë.
This collection of original stories by today's finest women writers--including Tracy Chevalier, Francine Prose, Elizabeth McCracken, Tessa Hadley, Audrey Niffenegger, and more--takes inspiration from the opening line in Charlotte Brontë's most beloved novel, Jane Eyre. A fixture in the literary canon, Charlotte Brontë is revered by readers all over the world. Her novels featuring unforgettable, strong heroines still resonate with millions today. And who could forget one of literature's best-known lines: "Reader, I married him" from her classic novel Jane Eyre? Part of a remarkable family that produced three acclaimed female writers at a time in nineteenth-century Britain when few women wrote, and fewer were published, Bronté has become a great source of inspiration to writers, especially women, ever since. Now in Reader, I Married Him, twenty of today's most celebrated women authors have spun original stories, using the opening line from Jane Eyre as a springboard for their own flights of imagination.

The literature book

March 30, 2016
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Examines "the greatest works of world literature, from the Iliad to Don Quixote to The Great Gatsby. Around 100 ... articles explore landmark novels, short stories, plays, and poetry that reinvented the art of writing in their time, whether Ancient Greece, post-classical Europe, or modern-day Korea"

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