New Arrivals · Literature

June 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The mammoth book of Cthulhu

June 27, 2016
©2016
xviii, 476 pages ; 20 cm
"New Lovecraftian fiction with stories by Laird Barron, Brian Hodge, Caitlín R. Kiernan, John Langan, John Shirley, and many more"--Cover.
Introduction: Who, what, when, where, why... / Paula Guran -- In syllables of elder seas / Lisa L. Hannett -- The peddler's tale; or, Isobel's revenge / Caitlín R. Kiernan -- It's all the same road in the end / Brian Hodge -- Caro in carno / Helen Marshall -- The Cthulhu navy wife / Sandra McDonald -- Those who watch / Ruthanna Emrys -- A clutch / Laird Barron -- Just beyond the trailer park / John Shirley -- The sea inside / Amanda Downum -- Outside the house, watching for the crows / John Langan -- Alexandra lost / Simon Strantzas -- Falcon-and-sparrows / Yoon Ha Lee -- A shadow of thine own design / W. H. Pugmire -- Backbite / Norman Partridge -- In the ruins of Mohenjo-Daro / Usman T. Malik -- Legacy of salt / Silvia Moreno-Garcia -- I do not count the hours / Michael Wehunt -- An open letter to Mister Edgar Allan Poe, from a fervent admirer / Michael Shea -- I dress my lover in yellow / A. C. Wise -- Deep Eden / Richard Gavin -- The future eats everything / Don Webb -- I believe that we will win / Nadia Bulkin -- In the sacred cave / Lois H. Gresh -- Umbilicus / Damien Angelica Walters -- Variations on Lovecraftian themes / Veronica Schanoes.
"An outstanding anthology of original stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft from authors who do not merely imitate, but reimagine, re-energize, and renew his concepts in ways relevant to today's readers. Fresh new fiction that explores our modern fears and nightmares. From the depths of R'lyeh to the heights of the Mountains of Madness, some of today's best weird fiction writers -- both established award-winning authors and exciting new voices -- THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF CTHULHU collects tales of cosmic horror that traverse terrain created by Lovecraft and create new eldritch geographies to explore..."--Amazon.com.

Pulgŭn nekt'ai : A mark of red honor

June 24, 2016
Chang, Yŏng-jin, 1959- author.
Sŏul : Mulmangch'o, 2015.
368 pages ; 23 cm
Fiction.

Life's golden ticket : a story about second chances

June 20, 2016
Burchard, Brendon, author.
©2008
203 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published: San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, 2007.
The narrator's dying fiancée sends him to an abandoned amusement park where, with his host, Henry, he begins a journey of self-discovery filled with allegorical amusement park rides and wise carnies.

Black tide rising

June 17, 2016
Riverdale, NY : Baen, 2016.
x, 287 pages ; 25 cm.
Foreword / by Gary Poole -- Never been kissed /by John Ringo -- Up on the roof /by Eric Flint -- Staying human /by Jody Lynn Nye -- On the wall /by John Scalzi & Dave Klecha -- Do no harm /by Sarah Hoyt -- Not in vain /by Kacey Ezell -- How do you solve a problem like grandpa? /by Michael Z. Williamson -- Battle of the BERTs /by Mike Massa -- The road to good intentions /by Tedd Roberts -- 200 miles to Nashville /by Christopher Smith -- Best laid plans /by Jason Cordova & Eric S. Brown -- The meaning of freedom /by John Ringo -- Afterword / by John Ringo -- About the authors.
"TOP NAME WRITERS ENTER THE REALM OF JOHN RINGO'S BLACK TIDE RISING ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SERIES! A collection of all-original stories set in the Black Tide Rising series of novels created by multiple New York Times best-selling author John Ringo Stories by John Ringo, Eric Flint, John Scalzi & Dave Klecha, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson and more. The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?" For a group of neighbors in the Chicago suburbs of Northern Indiana, it was "work together or die"...and figure out how to live on top of oil storage tanks to keep the zombies at bay. For the Biological Emergency Response Teams in New York City, it was "how long can we fight off the infected before it's too late".as well as having to fight other groups all out to claim a dwindling stock of supplies and safety. And for a group of cheerleaders, it was about the end of their world. And about what happens when you get a group of physically fit young women really, really angry. Featuring original stories from some of the brightest stars in the science fiction universe: John Ringo; Eric Flint, John Scalzi & Dave Klecha, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson, Kacey Ezella--cheerleading coach, veteran, and helicopter pilot--and more"-- Provided by publisher.

Make writing : 5 teaching strategies that turn writer's workshop into a maker space

June 16, 2016
Stockman, Angela.
Cleveland, OH : Times 10 Publications, 2016.
99 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Hack learning series.
Make writing -- Remake your space -- Teach them to tinker -- Keep it real -- Hack your curriculum -- Conclusion.
Many schools are converting classrooms to maker spaces - vibrant places where students demonstrate learning by constructing things, applying newly-learned skills and concepts. With inspired creativity and ingenuity, Stockman shows you how to bring modern maker moves into your writer's workshop, giving birth to a new environment that rockets writers to places that were previously unimaginable. Make Writing is a fast-paced journey inside Stockman's Young Writer's Studio, alongside students who learn how to write and how to make, employing Stockman's unique teaching methods.

Agatha : the real life of Agatha Christie

June 15, 2016
Martinetti, Anne.
London : SelfMadeHero, 2016.
119 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm

The boy with two lives

June 14, 2016
Kazerooni, Abbas.
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin Children, 2015.
244 pages ; 20 cm.
Record machine-generated from publisher information.
When ten-year-old Abbas arrives in England to start a new life - having just fled conscription into the Iranian army and survived almost three months alone in Istanbul, Turkey, waiting for a visa - he does not know that his troubles have only just begun. Abbas's cousin packs him off to boarding school, and infrequent phone calls are his only contact with his beloved mother in Iran. Things get worse when Abbas is threatened with deportation and forced to work through the nights during his school holidays to repay his 'debt', and worse still when, at the age of thirteen, he finds himself homeless. Abbas's extraordinary resilience in the face of overpowering odds makes this story based on true events from the internationally bestselling author of On Two Feet and Wings inspiring and unforgettable.

Everybody behaves badly : the true story behind Hemingway's masterpiece The Sun Also Rises

June 13, 2016
Blume, Lesley M. M., author.
Boston : Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xx, 332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Part I -- 1. Paris Is a Bitch -- 2. Storming Olympus -- 3. Fortuitous Disasters -- 4. Let the Pressure Build -- 5. Bridges to New York -- Part II -- 6. The Catalysts -- 7. Eve in Eden -- 8. The Knock Out -- 9. Breach Season -- 10. Dorothy Parker's Scotch -- 11. Kill or Be Killed -- Part III -- 12. How Happy Are Kings -- 13. Sun, Risen.
"[Lesley] Blume's vivid account reveals the inner circle of the Lost Generation as we have never seen it before, and shows how it still influences what we read and how we think about youth, sex, love, and excess."-- Provided by publisher.

Nearer the heart's desire : poets of the Rubaiyat : a dual biography of Omar Khayyam and Edward FitzGerald

June 13, 2016
Richardson, Robert D., 1934- author.
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2016.
x, 195 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Weaving together the biographies of two poets separated by some eight-hundred years, Robert Richardson brings to life one of the most famous-- and ancient works of poetry in all existence"--Front jacket flap.

The Soho Press book of '80s short fiction

June 10, 2016
New York City : Soho Press, 2016.
581 pages ; 21 cm
"In The Soho Press Book of '80s Short Fiction, editor Dale Peck offers readers a fresh take on a seminal period in American history, when Ronald Reagan was president, the Cold War was rushing to its conclusion, and literature was searching for ways to move beyond the postmodern unease of the 1970s. Morally charged by newly politicized notions of identity but fraught with anxiety about a body whose fragility had been freshly emphasized by the AIDS epidemic, the 34 works gathered here are individually vivid, but taken as a body of work, they challenge the prevailing notion of the '80s as a time of aesthetic as well as financial maximalism. Formally inventive yet tightly controlled, they offer a more expansive, inclusive view of the era's literary accomplishments. The anthology blends early stories from writers like Denis Johnson, Jamaica Kincaid, Mary Gaitskill, and Raymond Carver, which have gone on to become part of the American canon, with remarkable and often transgressive work from some of the most celebrated writers of the underground, including Dennis Cooper, Eileen Myles, Lynne Tillman, and Gary Indiana. Peck has also included powerful work by writers such as Gil Cuadros, Essex Hemphill, and Sam D'Allesandro, whose untimely deaths from AIDS ended their careers almost before they had begun. Almost a third of the stories are out of print and unavailable elsewhere. The Soho Press Book of '80s Short Fiction is a daring reappraisal of a decade that is increasingly central to our culture"-- Provided by publisher.

Melville in love : the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick

June 10, 2016
Shelden, Michael, author.
©2016
271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"In Melville in Love Pulitzer Prize-finalist Michael Shelden sheds light on this literary mystery to tell a story of Melville's passionate, obsessive, and clandestine affair with a married woman named Sarah Morewood, whose libertine impulses encouraged and sustained Melville's own. In his research, Shelden discovered unexplored documents suggesting that, in their shared resistance to the ziron ruley of social conformity, Sarah and Melville had forged an illicit and enduring romantic and intellectual bond. Emboldened by the thrill of courting Sarah in secret, the pleasure of falling in love, and the excitement of spending time with literary luminaries like Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and Nathaniel Hawthorne Melville found the courage to take the leap from light works of adventure to the hugely brilliant, utterly subversive Moby-Dick."--Jacket flap.

The hatred of poetry

June 9, 2016
Lerner, Ben, 1979- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
86 pages ; 19 cm.
"The novelist and poet Ben Lerner argues that our hatred of poetry is ultimately a sign of its nagging relevance"-- Provided by publisher.

Winning a debate with an Israel-hater : how to effective challenge anti-Israel extremists in your neighborhood

June 1, 2016
Harris, Michael, Dr., author.
©2015
iv, 173 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
It often happens in the middle of an otherwise pleasant day--you're shopping, or walking across a college campus, and you encounter them. They're holding signs that claim Israel is an "apartheid state" and charge Israel with committing "genocide" against Palestinians. They're calling for boycotts against Israeli products, and divestment from companies that do business with Israel. You know supporting Israel is the right thing to do. And you're not alone. For decades, polls have shown a large plurality, usually a majority, of Americans back Israel. But here's the problem: you don't know how to respond--or if you even should--to these Israel haters. That's where this book comes in. Imagine some of the key points from Alan Dershowitz's authoritative volume, The Case For Israel--as it might be delivered by Bill Maher. All the information you need in this street fight of words, but delivered in a light and accessible way, with satirical humor.--Publisher description.

Junot Díaz and the decolonial imagination

May 26, 2016
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2016.
viii, 437 pages ; 24 cm
Against the "discursive Latino": on the politics and praxis of Junot Díaz's Latinidad / Arlene Dávila -- The decolonizer's guide to disability / Julie Avril Minich -- Laughing through a broken mouth in The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao / Lyn Di Iorio -- A portrait of the artist as a young cannibalist : reading Yunior (writing) in The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao / Monica Hanna -- Artistry, ancestry, and Americanness in the works of Junot Díaz / Silvio Torres-Saillant -- This is how you lose it : navigating dominicanidad in Junot Díaz's Drown / Ylce Irizarry -- Latino/a deracination and the new Latin American novel / Claudia Milian -- Dictating a Zafa : the power of narrative form as ruin-reading / Jennifer Harford Vargas -- Dismantling the master's house : the decolonial literary imaginations of Audre Lorde and Junot Díaz / Paula M.L. Moya -- Now check it : Junot Díaz's Wondrous Spanglish" / Glenda Carpio -- "A planetary warning" : the multilayered Caribbean zombie in "Monstro" / Sarah Quesada -- Junot Díaz's Search for decolonial aesthetics and love / José David Saldívar -- Sucia love : losing, lying, and leaving in Junot Díaz's This is how you lose her? / Deborah R. Vargas -- "Chiste Apocalyptus" : Prospero in the Caribbean and the art of power / Ramón Saldívar -- The search for decolonial love : a conversation between Junot Díaz and Paula M.L. Moya.

Bellow's people : how Saul Bellow made life into art

May 20, 2016
Mikics, David, 1961- author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2016.
269 pages ; 22 cm

African American writing : a literary approach

May 19, 2016
Sollors, Werner.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2016.
viii, 281 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

Get started in writing historical fiction

May 19, 2016
Darwin, Emma, author.
©2016
253 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Get started in writing historical fiction is designed for anyone who wants to write in this exciting and wide ranging genre of fiction, whatever your favourite style and era. Designed to build your confidence and help fire up creativity, this book is an essential guide to mastering the practicalities of writing historical fiction, showing you where to start with research, how to develop your plots, and how to convincingly and imaginatively capture the voices of the past."--Page 4 of cover.

L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the future.

May 18, 2016
Los Angeles, CA : Bridge Publications,
v. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Imprint varies: v.20-<32> Hollywood, CA : Galaxy Press.

Summer days and summer nights : twelve love stories

May 16, 2016
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
x, 384 pages ; 22 cm
Head, scales, tongue, tail / Leigh Bardugo -- The end of love / Nina LaCour -- Last stand at the Cinegore / Libba Bray -- Sick pleasure / Francesca Lia Block -- In ninety minutes, turn north / Stephanie Perkins -- Souvenirs / Tim Federle -- Inertia / Veronica Roth -- Love is the last resort / Jon Skovron -- Good luck and farewell / Brandy Colbert -- Brand new attraction / Cassandra Clare -- A thousand ways this could all go wrong / Jennifer E. Smith -- The map of tiny perfect things / Lev Grossman.
Summer meets love in both fantasy and reality in this anthology featuring renowned writers of both teen and adult fiction.

How to write like Tolstoy : a journey into the minds of our greatest writers

May 16, 2016
Cohen, Richard, 1952-
New York : Random House, 2016.
xx, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Grab, invite, beguile: beginnings -- Circular ruins: creating character -- Stolen words: three forms of plagiarism -- The trick of it: points of view -- Says you: the art and craft of dialogue -- Secret trapdoors: the power of irony -- Grabbing fiction by the tale -- Waves in the mind: rhythm in prose-writing -- "Just like Zorro": writing about sex -- Vision and re-vision (part 1) -- Vision and re-vision (part 2) -- The sense of an ending.
Cohen has researched the published works and private utterances of our greatest authors to discover the elements that made their prose memorable. Evoking the marvelous, the famous, and the irreverent, he reveals the challenges that even the greatest writers faced--and how they surmounted them.

Teaching my mother how to give birth

May 16, 2016
Shire, Warsan, 1988-
©2011
34 pages ; 22 cm.
What your mother told you after your father left -- Your mother's first kiss -- Things we had lost in the summer -- Maymuun's mouth -- Grandfather's hands -- Bone -- Snow -- Birds -- Beauty -- The kitchen -- Fire -- When we last saw your father -- You were conceived -- Trying to swim with God -- Questions for Miriam -- Conversations about home -- Old Spice -- My foreign wife is dying and does not want to be touched -- Ugly -- Tea with our grandmothers -- In love and in war.

The guardsman

May 12, 2016
Molnár, Ferenc, 1878-1952, playwright.
©2015
127 pages ; 21 cm
Translation of "A testör."

One week with the French tycoon

May 12, 2016
McKellen, Christy.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2016.
250 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print" --Back cover.
Indigo Huches spends her life taking care of everyone else. But after she's unceremoniously dumped, she finally puts herself first and books a holiday on the Amalfi Coast. Fine food, stunning views and time alone to heal her heart...bliss!

Rafael's contract bride

May 12, 2016
Milne, Nina.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin, 2016.
251 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print" --Back cover.
Rafael Martinez is determined to prove his worth to the aristocratic family who disowned him. He's one step away from a business deal that will seal his success, but first he needs an aristocratic wife!

American rhapsody : writers, musicians, movie stars, and one great building

May 11, 2016
Pierpont, Claudia Roth.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The majority of essays were previously published in The New Yorker.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Cries and Whispers: Edith Wharton -- For Love and Money: F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Behind the Mask: Bert Williams and Stepin Fetchit -- Jazzbo: George Gershwin -- The Silver Spire: The Chrysler Building -- Tough Guy: Dashiell Hammett -- The Collector: Peggy Guggenheim -- Born For The Part: Katharine Hepburn -- The Player Kings: Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier -- Method Man: Marlon Brando -- Another Country: James Baldwin -- A Raised Voice: Nina Simone.
"Incisive biographical profiles of some of the most iconic American artists and creations of the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.

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