New Arrivals · Literature

October 2, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The prince of Los Cocuyos : a Miami childhood

October 1, 2014
Blanco, Richard, 1968-
©2014
xiv, 249 pages ; 24 cm

Fistful of Benjamins

September 30, 2014
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014]
250 pages ; 21 cm
Special delivery / Kiki Swinson -- Gun play / Amaleka McCall.
"Kiki Swinson and De'nesha Diamond light it up with two devious tales of players, hustles--and running out of time"--Page 4 of cover.

When the snow falls

September 29, 2014
Michaels, Fern, author.
©2014
405 pages ; 18 cm
Candy canes and Cupid / by Fern Michaels -- White hot Christmas / by Nancy Bush -- Seven days of Christmas / by Rosanna Chiofalo -- A Smoky Mountain gift / by Lin Stepp.
Collects four holiday love stories, including "Candy Canes and Cupid," in which private investigator Hannah Ray is forced to join her biggest client on a Colorado ski trip where she discovers something that melts her icy heart.

The one that I want

September 29, 2014
©2014
376 pages ; 17 cm
"Dafina Books."
A promise for the holiday / Donna Hill -- A sexy Christmas carol / Zuri Day -- Christmas surprise / Cheris Hodges.
Christmas surprise: Tired of coming second to her wealthy husband's career, Lola Yvonne Joseph is sending him a very special gift this year: divorce papers. Then she's leaving Miami for the kind of wintery white Christmas she's always wanted. She definitely does not expect Jonathan to track her down, whisk her away, and do everything possible to win her back. If he succeeds, Lola has one more surprise in store for him. . .

Our first Christmas

September 26, 2014
New York : Kensington Publishing Corporation, 2014.
435 pages ; 21 cm
A ranger for Christmas / Mary Burton -- A southern Christmas / Mary Carter -- Christmas in Montana / Cathy Lamb -- Under the mistletoe / Lisa Jackson.
A heartwarming collection of holiday romances, featuring contributions from four top authors.

Boyfriend shopping

September 26, 2014
Sewell, Earl.
Washington : Harlequin®Kimani Tru, 2014.
297 pages ; 21 cm
Shopping for my boyfriend / Earl Sewell -- My only wish / Caridad Ferrer -- All I want for Christmas is you / Deidre Berry.
Shopping for My Boyfriend by Earl Sewell: When Jeremy, Anna's longtime crush, asks her to be his girlfriend, it's a yuletide surprise she never saw coming. And in order to get him the perfect gift, she will have to do a total 180 from shy girl to outrageous reality show contestant. But to discover what Jeremy truly desires for Christmas, Anna will have to get close and risk her heart.

Daphne Du Maurier and her sisters

September 24, 2014
Dunn, Jane, author.
London : William Collins, 2014.
xix, 423 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Originally published: London: HarperPress, 2013.

A Christmas to remember

September 23, 2014
©2013
vi, 331 pages ; 18 cm
Includes excerpts from other works by the authors.
Dream a little dream / Jill Shalvis -- Every year / Kristen Ashley -- Silent night / Hope Ramsay -- Have yourself a messy little Christmas / Molly Cannon -- A family for Christmas / Marilyn Pappano.
A collection of five Christmas romances includes Jill Shalvis' "Dream a little dream," in which Melissa finally gives in to fireman Ian, who has long wanted more from their relationship.

Hemingway, the Red Cross, and the Great War

September 23, 2014
Florczyk, Steven.
©2014
xvi, 199 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Esprit de Corps -- Journey to war -- Active duty -- Hero of the Piave -- Dopo la Guerra.

War + ink : new perspectives on Ernest Hemingway's early life and writings

September 22, 2014
Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, [2014]
xix, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction / Steve Paul, Gail Sinclair, and Steven Trout -- Hemingway in Kansas City: The True Dope on Violence and Creative Sources in a Vile and Lively Place / Steve Paul -- Ernest Hemingway, 1917-1918: First Work, First War / John Fenstermaker -- Love in the Time of Influenza: Hemingway and the 1918 Pandemic / Susan F. Beegel -- Hemingway: A Typical Doughboy / Jennifer D. Keene -- "Pleasant, Isn't It?": The Language of Hemingway and His World War I Contemporaries / Ellen Andrews Knodt -- Looking at Horses: Destructive Spectatorship in the Sun Also Rises / Jennifer Haytock -- Idealism, Deadlock, and Decimation: The Italian Experience of World War I in Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms and Emilio Lussu's Sardinian Brigade / Patrick J. Quinn and Steven Trout -- The Fragmented Origins of Ernest Hemingway's "A Natural History of the Dead" / Matthew Forsythe -- A Way It Never Was: Propaganda and Shell Shock in "Soldier's Home" and "A Way You'll Never Be" / Celia M. Kingsbury -- All Quiet on the Midwestern Front: "Soldier's Home" / William Blazek -- Hemingway's "Soldier's Home": The Kansas Welcome Association, Abbreviations, and World War I Archives / Daryl W. Palmer -- Getting the Truth: Hemingway, Cather, and the Testimony of Two World Wars / Daniel Clayton -- The Need for Narrative in Our Time: Hemingway's "Tragic Adventure" and Regis University's Stories from Wartime / Thomas G. Bowie Jr. -- That Supreme Moment of Complete Knowledge: Hemingway's Theory of the Vision of the Dying / Mark Cirino -- Dangerous Families: A Midwestern Exorcism / Lawrence Broer -- Hemingway and Women at the Front: Blowing Bridges in A Farewell to Arms, The Fifth Column, and For Whom the Bell Tolls / Kim Moreland -- Across the Canal and into Kansas City: Hemingway's Westward Composition of Absolution in Across the River and into the Trees / Matthew Nickel.
Ernest Hemingway's early adulthood (1917--1929) was marked by his work as a journalist, wartime service, marriage, conflicts with parents, expatriation, artistic struggle, and spectacular success. In War + Ink, veteran and emerging Hemingway scholars, alongside experts in related fields, present pathbreaking research that provides important insights into this period of Hemingway's life.Comprised of sixteen elegantly written essays, War + Ink revisits Hemingway's formative experiences as a cub reporter in Kansas City. It establishes a fresh set of contexts for his Italian adventure in 1918 and his novels and short stories of the 1920s, offers some provocative reflections on his fiction and the issue of truth-telling in war literature, and reexamines his later career in terms of themes, issues, or places tied to his early life. The essays vary in methodology, theoretical assumptions, and scope; what they share is an eagerness to question--and to look beyond--truisms that have long prevailed in Hemingway scholarship.Highlights include historian Jennifer Keene's persuasive analysis of Hemingway as a "typical doughboy," Ellen Andrew Knodt's unearthing of "Hemingwayesque" language spread throughout the correspondence penned by his World War I contemporaries, Susan Beegel's account of the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic and its previously unrecognized impact on the young Hemingway, Jennifer Haytock's adroit analysis of "destructive spectatorship" in The Sun Also Rises, Mark Cirino's groundbreaking discussion of the instantaneous "life review" experienced by Hemingway's dying characters (an intrusion of the speculative and the fantastic into fiction better known for its hard surfaces and harsh truths), and Matthew Nickel's detailed interpretation of the significance of Kansas City in Across the River and Into the Trees. A trio of scholars--Celia Kingsbury, William Blazek, and Daryl Palmer--focus on "Soldier's Home," offering three very different readings of this quintessential narrative of an American soldier's homecoming. Finally, Dan Clayton and Thomas G. Bowie reexamine Hemingway's war stories in light of those told by today's veterans.War + Ink offers a cross section of today's Hemingway scholarship at its best--and reintroduces us to a young Hemingway we only thought we knew.

Ray Bradbury unbound

September 18, 2014
Eller, Jonathan R., 1952-
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2014].
xiv, 324 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Save the Cat! strikes back : more trouble for screenwriter's [sic] to get into-- and out of

September 18, 2014
Snyder, Blake, 1957-2009.
[Saline, Michigan?] : Save the Cat! Press, c2009.
xvii, 181 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Introduction. Oh, you're in trouble now! -- Wow! What a bad idea! -- In trouble in the classroom -- All laid out ... and nowhere to go -- Straightening your spine -- Rewrite hell! -- Close encounters of the selling kind -- Strike Back U -- Discipline, focus, and positive energy.
Inspired by questions from workshops, lectures, and emails, Blake Snyder provides new tips and techniques to help screenwriters create stories that resonate.

Gender, sex & sexuality

September 17, 2014
©2014
xxxii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Edition statement supplied by publisher.

The sense of style : the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century

September 17, 2014
Pinker, Steven, 1954-
New York : Viking Adult, [2014].
viii, 359 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Pinker has a lot of ideas and sometimes controversial opinions about writing and in this entertaining and instructive book he rethinks the usage guide for the 21st century. Don't blame the internet, he says, good writing has always been hard. It requires imagination, taking pleasure in reading, overcoming the difficult we all have in imaging what it's like to not know something we do know"-- Provided by publisher.

Galërka : filʹmy i pʹesy

September 16, 2014
Paleĭ, Marina, author.
Moskva : Ėksmo, [2014].
377 pages ; 21 cm

Hyŏ kkŭt ŭi namja : Paek Min-sŏk sosŏlchip.

September 16, 2014
|6880-01 Paek, Min-sŏk, 1971-
|6880-04 Sŏul : (Chu) Munhak kwa Chisŏngsa, 2013.
256 pages ; 21 cm
|6880-05 Hyŏ kkŭt ŭi namja -- P'ongnyŏk ŭi kiwŏn -- Yŏnok ilgi -- Sinderella keim ŭl aseyo? -- Ilch'on-kubaek-p'alsimnyŏndaesik parik'eidŭ -- Chaech'aegi -- Hanggujŏk imyŏ chŏngdang hago p'ogwalchŏk in p'yŏnghwa -- Sisok p'albaek k'illomit'ŏ -- Sarang kwa chŭngo ŭi imot'ik'on.

Goodbye to all that : writers on loving and leaving New York

September 15, 2014
Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, [2013]
xiii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Goodbye to All That is a collection of essays about loving and leaving the magical city of New York. Inspired by Joan Didion's well-loved essay by the same name, this anthology features the experiences of 28 women for whom the magic of the city has worn off--whether because of loneliness after many friends marry, have kids, and head to the suburbs; jadedness about their careers; or difficulty finding true love in a place where everyone is always looking to trade up to a better mate, a better job, a better apartment. With contributions from authors such as Cheryl Strayed, Ann Hood, Dani Shapiro, Hope Edelman, Meghan Daum, Emily Carter, Jami Attenberg, and Emma Straub, this collection is relatable to anyone who arrived with stars in their eyes, hoping to make it. Each essay reveals the author's own unique relationship with New York City, and together they encompass the complicated emotions all New Yorkers have about leaving"-- Provided by publisher.

A thousand forests in one acorn : an anthology of Spanish language fiction

September 12, 2014
Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2014.
xvii, 717 pages ; 23 cm.
Translation of: Mil bosques en una bellota.
"In A Thousand Forests in One Acorn, each author's section consists of a biographical introduction (penned by Valerie Miles), followed by an interview broken into three sections, in which the authors explain whey they think the pieces that follow are the best they've ever written and discuss the varying influences on their writing-- the "acorn" of their works. This is followed by the pieces themselves-- the "thousand forests" that sprung from that kernel -- as well as a detailed bibliography of all their works in both English and Spanish..."--Page [3] of cover.
Prologue -- from The Cousins / Aurora Venturini -- from The Blind Ants / Ramiro Pinilla -- from The Forgotten King Gudú / Ana María Matute -- from The Testimony of Yarfoz / Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio -- from Terra Nostra / Carlos Fuentes -- The Order of the Families ; from The Death of Montaigne ; from Persona Non Grata / Jorge Edwards -- from The Blind Rider / Juan Goytisolo -- from Last Evenings with Teresa / Juan Marsé -- By Night in Bukhara / Sergio Pitol -- The Final Music of the Titanic / José De La Colina -- Summer Orchestra / Esther Tusquets -- from Moving ; Him ; Training the Ivy / Hebe Uhart -- from The Way to Paradise / Mario Vargas Llosa -- from A world for Julius ; Apples / Alfredo Bryce Echenique -- from Far from Somewhere / Edgardo Cozarinsky -- from The Dark Shore Fly ; The Toaster ; The Coffee Cup ; The House with Two Doors / José María Merino -- from The Absent City / Ricardo Piglia -- from The Truth About the Savolta Case / Eduardo Mendoza -- The Journey ; from The Year of Grace ; Angle of Horror / Cristina Fernández Cubas -- The Moment of Impact / Elvio Gandolfo -- from Because She Didn't Ask / Enrique Vila-Matas -- from Crematorium / Rafael Chirbes -- from Mogador: The Names of the Air / Alberto Ruy Sánchez -- from Tomorrow in the Battle Think On Me ; When I Was Mortal ; from The Man of Feeling ; from Dark Back of Time / Javier Marías -- from The Sleeping Mariner / Abilio Estévez -- from The Polish Horseman ; from Sepharad / Antonio Muñoz Molina -- from Senseless / Horacio Castellanos Moya -- Lucia, or, The Pigeons / Evelio Rosero -- Acknowledgements.

Monstrous affections : an anthology of beastly tales

September 8, 2014
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
467 pages ; 24 cm
"A Junior Library Guild selection."--Back cover.
Moriabe's Children / Paolo Bacigalupi -- Old souls / Cassandra Clare -- Ten rules for being an intergalactic smuggler (the successful kind) / Holly Black -- Quick hill / M.T. Anderson -- The diabolist / Nathan Ballingrud -- This whole demoning thing / Patrick Ness -- Wings in the morning / Sarah Rees Brennan -- Left foot, right / Nalo Hopkinson -- The Mercurials / G. Carl Purcell -- Kitty Capulet and the invention of underwater photography / Dylan Horrocks -- Son of abyss / Nik Houser -- A small wild magic / Kathleen Jennings -- The new boyfriend / Kelly Link -- The woods hide in plain sight / Joshua Lewis -- Mothers, lock up your daughters because they are terrifying / Alice Sola Kim.

Shortcut : how analogies reveal connections, spark innovation, and sell our greatest ideas

September 8, 2014
Pollack, John.
New York : Gotham, 2014.
xiv, 238 pages ; 22 cm
Apples to oranges : how our analogical instinct fuels thought -- Three strikes and you're out : how analogies shape outcomes -- The model t-bone : how analogies spark innovation -- Morning in America : how analogies persuade -- Seeing the big picture : how we can choose better analogies.
" A presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explores the hidden power of analogy to fuel thought, connect ideas, spark innovation, and shape outcomes From the meatpacking plants that inspired Henry Ford's first moving assembly line to the "domino theory" that led America into Vietnam to the "bicycle for the mind" that Steve Jobs envisioned as the Macintosh computer, analogies have played a dynamic role in shaping the world around us-and still do today. Analogies are far more complex than their SAT stereotype and lie at the very core of human cognition and creativity. Once we become aware of this, we start seeing them everywhere-in ads, apps, political debates, legal arguments, logos, and euphemisms, to name just a few. At their very best, analogies inspire new ways of thinking, enable invention, and motivate people to action. Unfortunately, not every analogy that rings true is true. That's why, at their worst, analogies can deceive, manipulate, or mislead us into disaster. The challenge? Spotting the difference before it's too late. Rich with engaging stories, surprising examples, and a practical method to evaluate the truth or effectiveness of any analogy, Shortcut will improve critical thinking, enhance creativity, and offer readers a fresh approach to resolving some of today's most intractable challenges. "-- Provided by publisher.

Hieroglyph : stories and visions for a better future

September 5, 2014
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
xxvi, 532 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Novel & short story writer's market.

September 2, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books,
v. : ill. ; 23 cm.

The O. Henry prize stories.

September 2, 2014
New York : Anchor Books,
v. ; 22 cm.

Gaza writes back : short stories from young writers in Gaza, Palestine

September 2, 2014
Charlottesville, Virginia : Just World Books, 2014.
205 pages ; 21 cm

James Dashner

August 29, 2014
Wolny, Philip.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2014.
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- Becoming an author -- Adventures in publishing -- A new "day job"?: full-time writer -- Inspiration and craft -- Looking forward.
Examines the life of the author of the Jimmy Fincher Saga, including his inspiration for the series, his rise to fame, and his future projects. --Publishers description.

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