New Arrivals · Literature

November 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The glass eye : a memoir

November 22, 2017
Vanasco, Jeannie, author.
©2017
277 pages ; 22 cm
After her father dies, the author becomes obsessed with her half-sister, who died before she was born and for whom she was named, and hunts for clues into the mysterious circumstances of her death.

The usual Santas : a collection of Soho Crime Christmas capers

November 21, 2017
New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2017]
ix, 400 pages ; 20 cm
Joy to the world: Various acts of kindness at Christmas. An Elderly Lady Seeks Peace at Christmastime / Helene Tursten -- The Usual Santas / by Mick Herron -- PX Christmas / Martin Limón -- Chalee's Nativity / Timothy Hallinan -- The Cuban Marquise's Jewels / by Teresa Dovalpage -- A Mother's Curse / by Mette Ivie Harrison -- Silent night: the darkest of holiday noir. There's Only One Father Christmas, Right? / Colin Cotterill -- Martin / Ed Lin -- Queen of the Hill / Stuart Neville -- Blue Memories Start Calling / Tod Goldberg -- Bo Sau (Vengeance) / Henry Chang -- Red Christmas / James R. Benn -- I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus: and other holiday secrets. When the Time Came / Lene Kaaberbøl & Agnete Friis -- Hairpin Holiday / Sujata Massey -- The Prince (of Peace) / Gary Corby -- Cabaret aux Assassins / Cara Black -- Jane and the Midnight Clear / Stephanie Barron -- Supper with Miss Shivers / Peter Lovesey.
"Nine mall Santas must find the imposter among them. An elderly lady seeks peace from her murderously loud neighbors at Christmastime. A young woman receives a mysterious invitation to Christmas dinner with a stranger. Niccolò Machiavelli sets out to save an Italian city. Sherlock Holmes's one-time nemesis Irene Adler finds herself in an unexpected tangle in Paris while on a routine espionage assignment. Jane Austen searches for the Dowager Duchess of Wilborough's stolen diamonds. These and other adventures in this delectable volume will whisk readers away to Christmases around the globe, from a Korean War POW camp to a Copenhagen refugee squat, from a palatial hotel in 1920s Bombay to a crumbling mansion in Havana." -- Amazon.

The Duke's bridle path : [a regency novella duet]

November 21, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2017]
193 pages ; 23 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Includes excerpts from author Grace Burrowes' The will to love (pages 106-108) and No other duke will do (pages 109-112) and from author Theresa Romain's Lady rogue (pages 190-193).
His grace for the win / by Grace Burrowes -- Desperately seeking scandal / by Theresa Romain.

Jewish comedy : a serious history

November 20, 2017
Dauber, Jeremy Asher, author.
©2017
xviii, 364 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction: A joke, two definitions, seven themes, four warnings, and another joke -- What's so funny about anti-semitism? -- Noy-so-nice Jewish doctors -- The wit of the Jews -- A view from the bottom -- The divine comedy -- The tale of the folk -- Jewish comedy -- hold the Jewishness.
An account of Jewish humor describes its nature, its development, and its vital role in the history of the Jewish people.

Story genius : how to use brain science to go beyond outlining and write a riveting novel (before you waste three years writing 327 pages that go nowhere)

November 17, 2017
Cron, Lisa, author.
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2016]
280 pages ; 21 cm
What a story is, and what it isn't -- Creating the inside story -- Creating an external gauntlet to spur your protaganist's internal struggle.
"Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story. It's every novelist's greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so is a page one rewrite. The prevailing wisdom in the writing community is that there are just two ways around this problem: pantsing (winging it) and plotting (focusing on the external plot). Story coach Lisa Cron has spent her career discovering why these these methods don't work and coming up with a powerful alternative, based on the science behind what our brains are wired to crave in every story we read (and it's not what you think). In Story Genuis Cron takes you, step-by-step, through the creation of a novel from the first glimmer of an idea, to a complete multilayered blueprint--including fully realized scenes--that evolves into a first draft with the authority, richness, and command of a riveting sixth or seventh draft"-- Provided by publisher.

The written world : the power of stories to shape people, history, civilization

November 17, 2017
Puchner, Martin, 1969- author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
xxiii, 412 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Alexander's pillow book -- King of the Universe : of Gilgamesh and Ashurbanipal -- Ezra and the creation of Holy Scripture -- Learning from the Buddha, Confucius, Socrates, and Jesus -- Muraski and The tale of Genji : the first great novel in world history -- One thousand and one nights with Scheherazade -- Gutenberg, Luther, and the new public of print -- The popol vuh and Maya culture : a second, independent literary tradition -- Don Quixote and the pirates -- Benjamin Franklin : media entrepreneur in the republic of letters -- World literature : Goethe in Sicily -- Marx, Engels, Lenin, Mao : readers of The Communist Manifesto, unite! -- Akhmatova and Solzhenitsyn : writing against the Soviet state -- The epic of Sunjata and the wordsmiths of West Africa -- Postcolonial literature : Derek Walcott, poet of the Caribbean -- From Hogwarts to India.
"The story of literature in sixteen acts, from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to ebooks and Harry Potter, this engaging book brings together remarkable people and surprising events to show how writing shaped cultures, religions, and the history of the world"-- Provided by publisher.

The big book of rogues and villains

November 15, 2017
New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017.
xv, 911 pages ; 24 cm.
At the edge of the crater / L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace -- The episode of the Mexican seer / Grant Allen -- The body snatcher / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Dracula's guest / Bram Stoker -- The narrative of Mr. James Rigby / Arthur Morrison -- The ides of March / E. W. Hornung -- The story of a young robber / Washington Irving -- Moon-face / Jack London -- The shadow of Quong Lung / C. W. Doyle -- The fire of London / Arnold Bennett -- Madame Sara / L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace -- The affair of the man who called himself Hamilton Cleek / Thomas W. Hanshew -- The mysterious railway passenger / Maurice Leblanc -- An unposted letter / Newton MacTavish -- The adventure of "The Brain" / Bertram Atkey -- The kailyard novel / Clifford Ashdown -- The parole of Gevil-hay / K. & Hesketh Prichard -- The Hammerpond Park burlglary / H. G. Wells -- The zayat kiss / Sax Rohmer -- The infallible Godahl / Frederick Irving Anderson -- The caballero's way / O. Henry -- Conscience in art / O. Henry -- The unpublishable memoirs / A. S. W. Rosenbach -- The Universal Covered Carpet Tack Company / George Randolph Chester -- Boston Blackie's code / Jack Boyle -- The gray seal / Frank L. Packard -- The dignity of honest labor / Percival Pollard -- The eyes of the Countess Gerda / May Edginton -- The willow walk / Sinclair Lewis -- A retrieved reformation / O. Henry -- The burglar / John Russell -- Portrait of a Murderer / Q. Patrick -- Karmesin and the big flea / Gerald Kersh -- The very raffles-like episode of Castor and Pollux, diamonds de luxe / Harry Stephen Keeler -- The most dangerous game / Richard Connell -- Four Square Jane / Edgar Wallace -- A fortune in tin / Edgar Wallace -- The genuine old master / David Durham -- The colonel gives a party / Everett Rhodes Castle -- Footsteps of fear / Vincent Starrett -- The signed masterpiece / Frederick Irving Anderson -- The hands of Mr. Ottermole / Thomas Burke -- "His lady" to the rescue / Bruce Graeme -- On getting an introduction / Edgar Wallace -- The fifteen murderers / Ben Hecht -- The damsel in distress / Leslie Charteris -- After-dinner story / William Irish -- The mystery of the golden skull / Donald E. Keyhoe -- We are all dead / Bruno Fischer -- Horror insured / Paul Ernst -- A shock for the countess / C. S. Montanye -- A shabby millionaire / Christopher B. Booth -- Crimson shackles / Frederick C. Davis -- The adventures of the voodoo moon / Eugene Thomas -- The copper bowl / George Fielding Eliot -- The cat-woman / Erle Stanley Gardner -- The theft from the empty room / Edward D. Hoch -- The shill / Stephen Marlowe -- The Dr. Sherrock commission / Frank McAuliffe -- In round figures / Erle Stanley Gardner -- The racket buster / Erle Stanley Gardner -- Sweet music / Robert L. Fish -- The Ehrengraf experience / Lawrence Block -- Quarry's luck / Max Allan Collins -- The partnership / David Morrell -- Blackburn sins / Bradley Denton -- The black spot / Loren D. Estleman -- Car trouble / Jas. D. Petrin -- Keller on the spot / Lawrence Block -- Boudin noir / R. T. Lawton -- Like a thief in the night / Lawrence Block -- Too many crooks / Donald E. Westlake.
The best mysteries--whether detective, historical, police procedural, cozy, or comedy--have one thing in common: a memorable perpetrator. For every Sherlock Holmes or Sam Spade in noble pursuit, there's a Count Dracula, a Lester Leith, or a Jimmy Valentine. These are the rogues and villains who haunt our imaginations--and who often have more in common with their heroic counterparts than we might expect. Now, for the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the iconic traitors, thieves, con men, sociopaths, and killers who have crept through the mystery canon over the past 150 years, captivating and horrifying readers in equal measure.

A secret sisterhood : the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronté, George Eliot, & Virginia Woolf

November 14, 2017
Midorikawa, Emily, author.
©2017
xx, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 22 cm
Introduction: In search of a secret sisterhood -- Jane Austen & Anne Sharp. A circle of single women ; Rebellion behind closed doors ; Closing ranks -- Charlotte Brontë & Mary Taylor. Three's a crowd ; Two adventurous spirits ; One great myth -- George Eliot & Harriet Beecher Stowe. The stuff of legend ; The specter of scandal ; An act of betrayal -- Katherine Mansfield & Virginia Woolf. Friends or foes? ; Cat-and-mouse ; Life and death -- Epilogue: A web of literary connections.
"Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend; think Byron and Shelley, Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world's best-loved female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Coauthors and real-life friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney prove this wrong, thanks to their discovery of a wealth of surprising collaborations: the friendship between Jane Austen and one of the family servants, playwright Anne Sharp; the daring feminist author Mary Taylor, who shaped the work of Charlotte Bronté; the transatlantic friendship of the seemingly aloof George Eliot and Harriet Beecher Stowe; and Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, most often portrayed as bitter foes, but who, in fact, enjoyed a complex friendship fired by an underlying erotic charge. Through letters and diaries that have never been published before, A Secret Sisterhood resurrects these forgotten stories of female friendships. They were sometimes scandalous and volatile, sometimes supportive and inspiring, but always -- until now -- tantalizingly consigned to the shadows"-- Provided by publisher.

Infinite stars : the definitive anthology of space opera and military SF

November 13, 2017
©2017
674 pages ; 25 cm
Fleet school: Renegat / by Orson Scott Card -- Dune: The waters of Kanly / by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson -- Legion of the damned: The good shepherd / by William C. Dietz -- The game of rat and dragons / by Cordwainer Smith -- Miles Vorkosigan: The borders of infinity / by Lois McMaster Bujold -- Vatta's war: All in a day's work / by Elizabeth Moon -- Lightship chronicles: The last day of training / by Dave Bara -- Skolian empire: The wages of honor / by Catherine Asaro -- Binti / by Nnedi Okorafor -- Codominium: Reflex / by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle -- How to be a barbarian in the late 25th century / by Jean Johnson -- Stark and the star kings / by Leigh Brackett and Edmond Hamilton -- Imperium imposter / by Jody Lynn Nye -- Red: Region five / by Linda Nagata -- Revelation space: Night passage / by Alastair Reynolds -- Duel on Syrtis / by Poul Anderson -- Starbridge: Twilight world / by A.C. Crispin -- Virtues of war: Twenty excellent reasons / by Bennett R. Coles -- The ship who sang / by Anne McCaffrey -- Caine Riordon: A taste of ashes / by Charles E. Gannon -- The iron star / by Robert Silverberg -- Lt. Leary: Cadet cruise / by David Drake -- The lost fleet: Shore patrol / by Jack Campbell -- Honorverse: Our sacred honor / by David Weber.

Diversity in youth literature : opening doors through reading

November 3, 2017
Chicago : American Library Association, 2013.
xvii, 219 pages ; 23 cm
Voices of experience : promoting acceptance of other cultures / Carol Doll and Kasey Garrison -- Opening doors to understanding : developing cultural competence through youth literature / Eliza Dresang -- African American children's literature : liminal terrains and strategies for selfhood / Ebony Elizabeth Thomas -- Promising portals and safe passages : a review of pre-K-12 Latino/a-themed literature / Ruth Quiroa -- Beyond sari, Hindu monkey god, and Divaali : a critical analysis of South Asian cultures and childhood represented in picture books / Eun Hye Son and Yoo Kyung Sung -- That's so Chamorro : representations of culture in Chamorro realistic fiction / Monique Storie -- Growing mixed/up : multiracial identity in children's and young adult literature / Amina Chaudhri -- The door has never opened for us : the Roma in recent children's fiction for grades 4-6 / Brian W. Sturm and Meghan Gaherty -- Building a core collection : the Muslim experience in English language children's books, September 2001-September 2011 / Anna Nielsen -- Holding out hope : homelessness in children's and young adult literature / Kim Becnel -- How to evaluate children's and young adult books about transracial and transnational Asian adoption / Sarah Park -- Representation in queer children's books : who's in and who's out / Jamie Campbell Naidoo -- Rediscovering Filipino children's literature : Lola Basyang and me / Danilo M. Baylen.

Bai se liu tang yi pian

November 2, 2017
|6880-01 Jiang, Feng, author.
|6880-04 Taibei Shi : Ren jian chu ban she, 2017.
495 pages ; 21 cm.

The best American short stories.

October 31, 2017
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co.
v. ; 19-20 cm.
"Selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines"--Title page (2016).

The best American mystery stories.

October 31, 2017
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 21 cm.
Series editor : 1997-<2017> Otto Penzler.
Presents a collection of mystery stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada.

The Book of Swords

October 27, 2017
New York : Bantam Books, [2017]
xviii, 524 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction /by Gardner Dozois -- The best man wins /by K. J. Parker -- His father's sword /by Robin Hobb -- he hidden girl/by Ken Liu -- The sword of destiny /by Matthew Hughes -- "I am a handsome man," said Apollo Crow /by Kate Elliott -- The triumph of virtue /by Walter Jon Williams -- The mocking tower /by Daniel Abraham -tHrunting /by C. J. Cherryh -- A long, cold trail /by Garth Nix -- When I was a highwayman /by Ellen Kushner -- The smoke of gold is glory /by Scott Lynch --The Colgrid conundrum /by Rich Larson -- The king's evil /by Elizabeth Bear -- Waterfalling /by Lavie Tidhar --The sword Tyraste /by Cecelia Holland -- The sons of the dragon /by George R. R. Martin.
An anthology of original fantasy tales by some of today's leading genre masters includes contributions by George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Garth Nix, Cecelia Holland, and Elizabeth Bear.

A plain and sweet Christmas romance collection

October 27, 2017
Uhrichsville, Ohio : Barbour Books, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc., [2017]
445 pages ; 21 cm.
A crossroad to love / Lauralee Bliss -- Simple gifts / Ramona K. Cecil -- A Christmas prayer / Dianne Christner -- Treasure of the heart / Melanie Dobson -- Love is forever / Jerry Eicher -- Love's pure light / Olivia Newport -- Pirate of my heart / Rachael O. Phillips -- Equally yoked / Claire Sanders -- Abigail's Christmas candles / Anna Schmidt.

Christmas in a cowboy's arms.

October 26, 2017
©2017
492 pages ; 18 cm
Father Christmas / Leigh Greenwood -- Chick-a-dee Christmas / Rosanne Bittner -- Christmas stranger / Linda Broday -- Texas Ranger for Christmas / Margaret Brownley -- Christmas baby / Anna Schmidt -- Christmas reunion / Amy Sandas.
Stay toasty this holiday season with heart-warming tales of the Wild West! This Western Christmas anthology features bestselling authors including: Leigh Greenwood, Rosanne Bittner, Linda Broday, Anna Schmidt, Margaret Brownley, and Amy Sandas. Each story features rugged cowboys, the women who've lassoed their hearts...and the Christmas miracles that bring them together.

Cool careers without college for people who love writing and blogging

October 26, 2017
Roza, Greg, author.
New York : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2018.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
All wordsmiths, both technically savvy and not, will find a foothold in this inclusive writing careers guide. Every chapter provides a specific career path and all of the information a job seeker would need to pursue it, including websites, organizations, additional reading materials, and first-person accounts from working writing professionals. And every included career path can be pursued without college, giving students of all types access to an interesting and satisfying career without the worry of paying off college loans.

Logical family : a memoir

October 25, 2017
Maupin, Armistead, author.
©2017
292 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
"The long-awaited memoir from the beloved author of the bestselling Tales of the City series. 'Sooner or later, no matter where in the world we live, we have to venture beyond our biological family to find our logical one, the one that actually makes sense for us. We have to, if we are to live without squandering our lives.'--from Logical Family. Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man 'on the very spot where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.' Realizing that the South was too small for him, this son of a traditional lawyer packed his earthly belongings into his Opel GT (including a beloved portrait of a Confederate ancestor) and took to the road in search of adventure. It was a journey that would lead him from a homoerotic navy initiation ceremony in the jungles of Vietnam to that strangest of strange lands: San Francisco in the early 1970s. Over the course of the next forty years Maupin would weave his impressions of the city into an epic urban saga: Tales of the City would provide him with a very public coming-out platform and forever transform both his politics and his heart. With humor and unflinching honesty, Maupin brings to life flesh-and-blood characters every bit as endearing and indelible as the vivid men and women who populate his novels. Logical Family offers an unforgettable portrait of the man who chronicled the liberation and evolution of America's queer community over the last four decades with honesty and compassion and inspired millions to claim their own lives"--Jacket.

Where the past begins : a writer's memoir

October 24, 2017
Tan, Amy, author.
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
x, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue. The breaker of combs -- I: Imagination. A leaky imagination ; Music as muse ; Souvenir from a dream ; Hidden genius ; Reorientation: Homer, Alaska -- II: Memory in emotion. Genuine emotions ; The feeling of what it felt like when it happened ; A mere mortal at age twenty-five ; A mere mortal at age twenty-six ; How to change fate: step 1 -- III: Retrieving the past. The unfurling of leaves ; The auntie of the woman who lost her mind ; Unstoppable ; Time and distance: age twenty-four ; Time and distance: age fifty ; Time and distance: age sixty -- IV: Unknown endings. The darkest moment of my life ; Nipping dog ; The father I did not know ; Reliable witness -- V: Reading and writing. I am the author of this novel ; How I learned to read ; Splayed poem: the road ; Eidolons ; Letters to the editor ; Letters in English ; Why write? -- VI: Language. Language: a love story ; Intestinal fortitude ; Principles of linguistics ; Companions in the house.
"In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan is at her most intimate, revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction. By delving into vivid memories of her traumatic childhood, confessions of self-doubt in her journals, and heartbreaking letters to and from her mother, she gives evidence to all that made it both unlikely and inevitable that she would become a writer. Through spontaneous storytelling, she shows how a fluid fictional state of mind unleashed near-forgotten memories that became the emotional nucleus of her novels. Tan explores shocking truths uncovered by family memorabilia--the real reason behind an IQ test she took at age six, why her parents lied about their education, mysteries surrounding her maternal grandmother--and, for the first time publicly, writes about her complex relationship with her father, who died when she was fifteen. Suffused with candor and characteristic humor, Where the Past Begins takes readers into the idiosyncratic workings of her writer's mind, a journey that explores memory, imagination, and truth, with fiction serving as both her divining rod and link to meaning."--Jacket.

The monster hunter files

October 20, 2017
©2017
319 pages ; 25 cm.
"Featuring stories in the world of Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International"--Title page.
Thistle / by Larry Correia -- Small problems / by Jim Butcher -- Darkness under the mountain / by Mike Kupari -- A knight of the enchanted forest / by Jessica Day George -- The manticore sanction / by John C. Wright -- The dead yard / by Maurice Broaddus -- The bride / by Brad R. Torgersen -- She bitch, killer of kits (a Skinwalker crossover tale) / by Faith Hunter -- Mr. Natural / by Jody Lynn Nye -- Sons of the father / by Quincy J. Allen -- The troll factory / by Alex Shvartsman -- Keep Kaiju weird / by Kim May -- The gift / by Steve Diamond -- The case of the ghastly specter / by John Ringo -- Huffman strikes back / by Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Julie Frost -- Hunter born / by Sarah A. Hoyt -- Hitler's dog / by Jonathan Maberry.
"For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large. Now MHI opens their archives for the first time to reveal the secret history of the world's most elite fighting force. Discover what happened when Agent Franks took on the Nazis. See how the Vatican's Combat Exorcists deal with Old Ones in Mexico. Featuring all new tales from Jim Butcher, John Ringo, Jessica Day George and many more"-- Provided by publisher.

The best American sports writing.

October 19, 2017
Boston : Houghton Mifflin,
v. ; 22 cm.
Series editor: 1991-<2017> Glenn Stout.

The best American nonrequired reading.

October 19, 2017
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.
"Intended to combine the best intentions of the other Best American volumes (Best American short stories, Best American essays, etc.) to create a collection with slightly younger readers in mind"--Jacket, 2002.

The writing revolution : a guide to advancing thinking through writing in all subjects and grades

October 19, 2017
Hochman, Judith, author.
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand, [2017]
xviii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Sentences : the basic building blocks of writing -- Sentence-expansion and note-taking : getting students to process what they've read -- One step at a time : why students need to plan before they write -- First steps in planning : the single-paragraph outline -- Putting flesh on the bones : revising a draft -- Summarizing : mining texts for the essentials -- Moving on to compositions : the multiple paragraph outline -- Take a stand : writing opinion, pro/con, and argumentative essays -- A gauge and a guide : assessing students' writing -- Putting the revolution into practice : combining our sequence with your judgment.
""HELP! My Students Can't Write!" Why You Need a Writing Revolution in Your Classroom and How to Lead It. The Writing Revolution (TWR) provides a clear method of instruction that you can use no matter what subject or grade level you teach. The model, also known as The Hochman Method, has demonstrated, over and over, that it can turn weak writers into strong communicators by focusing on specific techniques that match their needs and by providing them with targeted feedback. Insurmountable as the challenges faced by many students may seem, TWR can make a dramatic difference. And the method does more than improve writing skills. It also helps: Boost reading comprehension; Improve organizational and study skills; Enhance speaking abilities; Develop analytical capabilities. TWR is as much a method of teaching content as it is a method of teaching writing. There's no separate writing block and no separate writing curriculum. Instead, teachers of all subjects adapt the TWR strategies and activities to their current curriculum and weave them into their content instruction. But perhaps what's most revolutionary about the TWR method is that it takes the mystery out of learning to write well. It breaks the writing process down into manageable chunks and then has students practice the chunks they need, repeatedly, while also learning content" -- From the publisher.

Būn̐da būn̐da sāgara = Boond boond sagar

October 18, 2017
Naī Dillī : Vanikā Pablikeśansa, 2016.
182 pages ; 23 cm
Short stories.
Anthology of Hindi short stories.

Colonial horrors : Sleepy Hollow and beyond

October 16, 2017
©2017
xii, 383 pages ; 24 cm.
The legend of Sleepy Holly / Washington Irving -- An essay for the recording of remarkable providences / Increase Mather -- Wonders of the invisible world / Cotton Mather -- Lithobolia / R. C. -- Wieland / Charles Brockden Brown -- The money-diggers / Washington Irving -- Rachel Dyer / John Neal -- Moll Pitcher / John Greenleaf Whittier -- The birth-mark / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- A tale of the ragged mountains -- Edgar Allan Poe -- The lake gun / James Fenimore Cooper -- In the pines / W. F. Mayer -- The romance of certain old clothes / Henry James -- An authenticated history of the bell witch / Martin van Buren Ingram -- Myths and legends of our own land / Charles M. Skinner -- The Salem wolf / Howard Pyle -- The case of Charles Dexter Ward / H. P. Lovecraft.
Collects sixteen tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural from the Colonial era.

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