New Arrivals · Literature

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

The landscapes of Anne of Green Gables : the enchanting island that inspired L.M. Montgomery

April 19, 2018
Reid, Catherine, 1955- author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2018.
279 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
From the Lake of Shining Waters and the Haunted Wood to Lover's Lane, readers will be immersed in the real places immortalized in the novel "Anne of Green Gables." Using Montgomery's journals, archives, and scrapbooks, Catherine Reid explores the many similarities between Montgomery and her unforgettable heroine, Anne Shirley. The lush package includes Montgomery's hand-colorized photographs, the illustrations originally used in Anne of Green Gables, and contemporary and historical photography. Print run 25,000.

Shining in the dark : celebrating 20 years of Lilja's library

April 18, 2018
Baltimore : Cemetery Dance Publications, 2017.
221 pages; 24 cm
"This special edition of Shining in the Dark is limited to 1,250 signed copies."
Introduction / Hans-Åke Lilja -- The blue air compressor: a telling of horror / Stephen King -- The net / Jack Ketchum & P.D. Cacek -- The novel of the holocaust / Stewart O'Nan -- Aeliana / Bev Vincent -- Pidgin and Theresa / Clive Barker -- An end to all things / Brian Keene -- Cemetery dance / Richard Chizmar -- Drawn to the flame / Kevin Quigley -- The companion / Ramsey Campbell -- The tell-tale heart / Edgar Allan Poe -- A mother's love / Brian James Freeman -- The keeper's companion / John Ajvide Lindqvist (translated from its original Swedish by Marlaine Delargy) -- Afterword / Hans-Åke Lilja.
"Hans-Åke Lilja, founder of Lilja's Library, has compiled a brand new anthology of horror stories to celebrate twenty years of running the #1 Stephen King news site on the web!"--Dust jacket inside flap.

The evolution of Ghalib

April 17, 2018
Abdullah, Hasan (Engineering researcher), author.
New Delhi : Rupa, 2017.
xv, 368 pages ; 23 cm
"One of the most oft-quoted poets of the nineteenth century, Ghalib was an intellectual colossus, whose poetry is imbued with timelessness and universality. Born and brought up in North India, he wrote both in his mother tongue, Urdu, and in Persian, the established and privileged language of literature and officialdom. He wrote exquisite prose, but is better known for his poetry, particularly his Urdu ghazals. In The Evolution of Ghalib, the author, Hasan Abdullah, provides a detailed introduction that describes Ghalib's life history and brings out his persona, and situates his work in time and space. He briefly discusses the Urdu language and ghazal as a literary form and familiarizes the reader with the words, symbols and concepts crucial for understanding Ghalib's poetry. Based on a chronological reading of Ghalib's Urdu ghazals, the author identifies the different stages and phases of the poet's development and from each of these phases, selects and interprets verses, including those that differ from the dominant trend, in order to reveal Ghalib's intellectual evolution. The book aims to make reading and understanding of Ghalib's Urdu ghazals a pleasurable and enlightening experience."--Back cover.

Why Indigenous literatures matter

April 16, 2018
Justice, Daniel Heath, author.
xxii, 284 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Preface / Notes for the Long Rebellion -- Introduction Stories that Wound, Stories That Heal -- Chapter 1 How Do We Learn to Be Human? -- Chapter 2 How Do We Behave as Good Relatives? -- Chapter 3 How Do We Become Good Ancestors? -- Chapter 4 How Do We Learn to Live Together? -- Chapter 5 Reading the Ruptures -- Conclusion Keeping a Fire -- Appendix / A Year of #HonouringIndigenousWriters -- Bibliographic Essay / Citational Relations.
"It's about Indigenous literatures and underscores their significance to Indigenous peoples in the realm of the political, the creative, and the intellectual. It challenges readers to examine their assumptions about Indigenous literatures and at the same time asserts the emotional connections of our shared humanity and the transformative power of story."-- Provided by publisher.

An Amish heirloom

April 12, 2018
Nashville : Zondervan, 2018.
385 pages ; 22 cm
A Legacy of love / by Amy Clipston -- The Cedar chest / by Beth Wiseman -- The Treasured book / by Kathleen Fuller -- A Midwife's dream / by Kelly Irvin.
"From bestselling authors in the Amish genre come four novellas about the meaning and tradition found behind every family heirloom"-- Provided by publisher.

Sharp : the women who made an art of having an opinion

April 12, 2018
Dean, Michelle, 1979- author.
xiii, 362 pages ; 24 cm
Preface -- Parker -- West -- West & Hurston -- Arendt -- McCarthy -- Parker & Arendt -- Arendt & McCarthy -- Sontag -- Kael -- Didion -- Ephron -- Arendt & McCarthy & Lillian Hellman -- Adler -- Malcolm -- Afterword.

Ye ti

April 10, 2018
Zhiliyingshao, author.
Tianjin Shi : Tianjin ren min chu ban she, 2017.
251 pages ; 24 cm

J.D. Salinger's The catcher in the rye : a cultural history of the rebel novel

April 9, 2018
Benson, Josef, 1974- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.
xx, 153 pages ; 24 cm
The birth of a novel: Holden and Salinger: two men in the closet (a close reading) -- Catcher in the fifties: sweet sixteen and the king -- Catcher in the sixties: false profits -- Catcher in the seventies: uprisings and infiltrations -- Catcher in the eighties: law suits and murder -- Catcher in the nineties and to the present: legacies.

An illustrated history of notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of Downworld

April 6, 2018
Clare, Cassandra, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Featuring characters from Cassandra Clare's international best-selling novels from the Shadowhunters world including The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices and The Dark Artifices, this anthology showcases beautifully illustrated portraits from Cassandra Jean - creator of The Shadowhunter Tarot - alongside never-before-known details from Cassandra Clare about all your favourite characters.

Black authors & published writers directory.

March 30, 2018
Rochester Hills, Mich. : Grace Co.
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: <2005-2017> Black literary marketplace.

How to read poetry like a professor : a quippy and sonorous guide to verse

March 30, 2018
Foster, Thomas C., author.
212 pages ; 21 cm
What is poetry? -- How is poetry? -- Why is poetry?
"No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree—a line of poets extending back to a time before recorded history—and a ubiquitous presence in virtually all cultures, poetry is also revered for its great beauty and the powerful emotions it evokes. But the form has also instilled trepidation in its many admirers mainly because of a lack of familiarity and knowledge. Poetry demands more from readers—intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually—than other literary forms. Most of us started out loving poetry because it filled our beloved children's books from Dr. Seuss to Robert Louis Stevenson. Eventually, our reading shifted to prose and later when we encountered poetry again, we had no recent experience to make it feel familiar. But reading poetry doesn't need to be so overwhelming. In an entertaining and engaging voice, Thomas C. Foster shows readers how to overcome their fear of poetry and learn to enjoy it once more."--Back cover.

See what can be done : essays, criticism, & commentary

March 30, 2018
Moore, Lorrie, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
xix, 407 pages ; 25 cm
A collection of more than fifty prose pieces by the cultural commentator reviews the literary achievements of her contemporaries, sharing perspectives on subjects ranging from the art of writing fiction to the continuing unequal state of race in America.

The summer of the great-grandmother

March 28, 2018
L'Engle, Madeleine, author.
245 pages : portraits ; 21 cm.

L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the future.

March 27, 2018
Los Angeles, CA : Bridge Publications,
v. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Imprint varies: v.20-<34> Hollywood, CA : Galaxy Press.

Jane and Dorothy : a true tale of sense and sensibility : the lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth

March 26, 2018
Veevers, Marian, author.
xviii, 380 pages ; 24 cm.
Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth were born just four years apart, in the 1770s, in a world torn between heady revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism, and both were influenced by the Romantic ideals of Dorothy's brother, William Wordsworth, and his friends. This book compares their upbringing and education, home lives and loves and, above all, their emotional and creative worlds. Original insights include a new discovery of serious depression suffered by Dorothy Wordsworth, a new and crucial discovery about Dorothy and William's relationship, and a critical look at the myths surrounding the man who stole Jane's heart.

Bloody Scotland

March 22, 2018
276 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Maeshowe: Orkahaugr /Lin Anderson -- The hermit's castle: Ancient and modern /Val McDermid -- Stanley Mills: Kissing the shuttle /E S Thomson -- The fourth bridge: Painting the fourth bridge /Doug Johnstone --Bothwell Castle: The last siege of Bothwell Castle /Chris Brookmyre -- Kinneil House: Santuary /Sara Sheridan -- Kinnaird Head Lighthouse: Stevenson's candle /Stuart MacBride -- Crookston Castle: History lesson /Gordon Brown -- Crossaguel Abbey: Come friendly bombers /Louise Welsh -- St. Peter's Seminary, Cardross: The twa corbies of Cardross /Craig Robertson -- Edinburgh Castle: Nemo me impune lacessit /Denise Mina -- Mouse broch: The return /Anne Cleeves -- Locations.
A collection of crime stories set in iconic Scottish structures.

Agatha Christie : a mysterious life

March 22, 2018
Thompson, Laura, 1964- author.
534 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
The villa at Torquay -- The young Miss Miller -- The husband -- The child -- The secret adversary -- The quarry -- The second husband -- War -- English murder -- The late years -- God's mark -- The works of Agatha Christie.
"It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. A brilliant and award winning biographer, Laura Thompson now turns her sharp eye to Agatha Christie. Arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, Christie's books still sell over four million copies each year-- more than thirty years after her death-- and it shows no signs of slowing. But who was the woman behind these mystifying, yet eternally pleasing, puzzlers? Thompson reveals the Edwardian world in which Christie grew up, explores her relationships, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the many mysteries still surrounding Christie's life, most notably, her eleven-day disappearance in 1926. Agatha Christie is as mysterious as the stories she penned, and writing about her is a detection job in itself. With unprecedented access to all of Christie's letters, papers, and notebooks, as well as fresh and insightful interviews with her grandson, daughter, son-in-law and their living relations, Thompson is able to unravel not only the detailed workings of Christie's detective fiction, but the truth behind this mysterious woman"--Book jacket.

Around the way girls 11

March 21, 2018
Westminster, MD : Distributed by Kensington Publishing Corp.
360 pages ; 21 cm
Meal ticket /Treasure Hernandez -- Party girls / Clifford "Spud" Johnson --Do or die /India Johnson-Williams.
'Doing Hard Time' by Treasure Hernandez: Drugs, alcohol, sexual abuse, and petty crimes were all part of the childhood of Tameka Davis. Now she is determined to get out of the hood. 'Party Girls' by Clifford 'Spud' Johnson: Tammy and Debbie grew up in the projects. Feeling hopeless, they chose to use their bodies to get what they wanted - until a frightening encounter inspires them to focus on schooling instead of the streets. 'Do or Die' by India Johnson-Williams: After a big indictment on Detroit's major drug players, the women are left behind to keep the hustle afloat.

The radical element : 12 stories of daredevils, debutantes, and other dauntless girls

March 21, 2018
x, 308 pages ; 24 cm
Daughter of the book / Dahlia Adler -- You're a stranger here / Mackenzi Lee -- The magician / Erin Bowman -- Lady Firebrand / Megan Shepherd -- Step right up / Jessica Spotswood -- Glamour / Anna-Marie McLemore -- Better for all the world / Marieke Nijkamp -- When the moonlight isn't enough / Dhonielle Clayton -- The Belle of the ball / Sarvenaz Tash -- Land of the sweet, home of the brave / Stacey Lee -- The birth of Susi Go-Go / Meg Medina -- Take me with U / Sara Farizan.
An anthology of historical short stories features a diverse array of girls standing up for themselves and their beliefs, forging their own paths while resisting society's expectations.

Camp Austen : my life as an accidental Jane Austen superfan

March 14, 2018
Scheinman, Ted, 1985- author.
160 pages ; 19 cm
Prelude: Juvenilia -- A shared inheritance -- Dressing the part -- Table talk -- Theatricals -- The ball.
"Ted Scheinman spent his childhood eating Yorkshire pudding, singing in an Anglican choir, and watching Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. As the son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, this seemed normal. Despite his attempts to leave his mother's world behind, he found himself in grad school organizing the first ever University of North Carolina Jane Austen Summer Camp, a weekend-long event that falls somewhere between an academic conference and superfan extravaganza."--Back cover.

Larry Watkin : a memoir of an American man of letters

March 14, 2018
Watkin, Lawrence Edward, 1901-1981, author.
362 pages : portraits ; 22 cm
"Larry Watkin won the National Book Award in 1937 for his novel "On Borrowed Time"...From there, after an adventurous stint in the US Navy, he joined the Disney studio, working alongside Walt Disney himself on live-action classics. As the screenwriter of such enduring Disney live-action films as Treasure Island, Robin Hood, and Darby O'Gill and the Little People, Watkin has tales a-plenty, never told before, of Walt Disney, in addition to his encounters with fickle movie producers, drunken actors, fellow writers, and death itself"--Back cover.

The Inklings and King Arthur : J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis, and Owen Barfield on the matter of Britain

March 13, 2018
Berkeley, CA : Apocryphile Press, ©2017.
x, 555 pages ; 24 cm.
Introduction: Present and past: the Inklings and King Arthur / Sørina Higgins -- List of abbreviations -- Inventory of Inklings Arthuriana -- Texts and intertexts: -- The matter of Logres: Arthuriana and the Inklings / Sørina Higgins -- Medieval Arthurian sources for the Inklings: an overview / Holly Ordway -- Mixed metaphors and hyperlinked worlds: a study of intertextuality in C.S. Lewis' Ransom Cycle / Brenton D.G. Dickieson -- Houses of healing: the idea of Avalon in Inklings fiction and poetry / Charles A. Huttar -- Shape and direction: human consciousness in the Inklings' mythological geographies / Christopher Gaertner -- Histories past: -- From myth to history and back again: Inklings Arthuriana in historical context / Yannick Imbert -- "All men live by tales": Chesterton's Arthurian poems / J. Cameron Moore -- The elegiac fantasy of past Christendom in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fall of Arthur / Cory Grewell -- Histories present: -- Spiritual quest in a scientific age / Jason Jewell and Chris Butynskyi -- The stripped banner: reading The Fall of Arthur as a post-World War I text / Taylor Driggers -- "Lilacs out of the dead land": Narnia, The Waste Land, and the world wars / Jon Hooper -- "What does the line along the rivers define?": Charles Williams' Arthuriad and the rhetoric of empire / Benjamin D. Utter -- Geographies of gender: -- "Fair as fay-woman and fell-minded": Tolkien's Guinever / Alyssa House-Thomas -- Beatrice and Byzantium: sex and the city in the Arthurian works of Charles Williams / Andrew Rasmussen -- Those kings of Lewis' Logres: Arthurian figures as Lewisian gender in That Hideous Strength / Banjamin Shogren -- Cartographies of the spirit: -- "Servant of all": Arthurian peregrinations in George MacDonald / Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson -- Camelot incarnate: Arthurian vision in the early plays of Charles Williams / Bradley Wells -- :Any chalice of consecrated wine": the significance of the holy grail in Charles Williams' War in Heaven / Suzanne Bray -- The acts of unity: the Eucharistic theology of Charles Williams' Arthurian poetry / Andrew C. Stout -- Conclusion: Once and future: the Inklings, Arthur, and prophetic insight / Malcolm Guite.

Writing & selling your mystery novel

March 12, 2018
Ephron, Hallie, author.
297 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"The complete guide to mystery, suspense, & crime" -- Cover.
A fully updated and thoroughly revised edition of WD's classic tome on mystery writing, the first edition of which was a finalist for an Edgar Award, the biggest honour in mystery-writing circles. In the decade since the first edition was published, the popularity of the mystery, suspense and crime genres has come roaring back with books like 'Gone Girl', 'The Girl on the Train', 'The Silent Wife', and 'Big Little Lies'. Mystery has even become a hot commodity in young adult fiction, with books such as the Edgar Award-winning 'Paper Towns'. This new edition will be expanded to touch upon new developments in the mystery genres, as well as adding new material to expand upon the mystery sub-genres of crime and suspense.

Foreign bodies

March 6, 2018
252 pages ; 21 cm.
Introduction / Martin Edwards -- The Swedish match / Anton Chekhov -- A sensible course of action / Palle Rosenkrantz -- Strange tracks / Balduin Groller -- The kennel / Maurice Level -- Footprints in the snow / Maurice Leblanc -- The return of Lord Kingwood / Ivans -- The stage box murder / Paul Rosenhayn -- The spider / Koga Saburo -- The venom of the tarantula / Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay -- Murder a la carte / Jean-Toussaint Samat -- The cold night's clearing / Keikichi Osaka -- The mystery of the green room / Pierre Very -- Kippers / John Flanders -- The lipstick and the teacup / Havank -- The puzzle of the broken watch / Maria Elvira Bermudez.
Today translated crime fiction is in vogue-- but this was not always the case. A century before Scandi noir, writers across Europe and beyond were publishing detective stories of high quality. Often these did not appear in English and they have been known only by a small number of experts. This is the first ever collection of classic crime in translation from the golden age of the genre in the 20th century. Many of these stories are exceptionally rare, and several have been translated for the first time to appear in this volume.

All out : the no-longer-secret stories of queer teens throughout the ages

March 6, 2018
353 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle from dust jacket.
Roja / Anna-Marie McLemore -- Sweet trade / Natalie C. Parker -- And they don't kiss at the end / Nilah Magruder -- Burnt umber / Mackenzi Lee -- Dresser & the chambermaid / Robin Talley -- New year / Malinda Lo -- Molly's lips / Dahlia Adler -- Coven / Kate Scelsa -- Every shade of red / Elliot Wake -- Willows / Scott Tracey -- Girl with the blue lantern / Tess Sharpe -- Secret life of a teenage boy / Alex Sanchez -- Walking after midnight / Kody Keplinger -- End of the world as we know it / Sara Farizan -- Three witches / Tessa Gratton -- Inferno & the butterfly / Shaun David Hutchinson -- Healing Rosa / Tehlor Kay Mejia.
From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, this collection of short stories crosses cultures and time periods to shed light on a world where queer figures live, love and shape the world round them.

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