New Arrivals · Literature

May 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Sell your story in a single sentence : advice from the front lines of Hollywood

May 9, 2016
Bishop, Lane Shefter, author.
Woodstock, VT : The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
226 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.

Watchlist : 32 short stories by persons of interest

May 9, 2016
©2015
xv, 493 pages ; 21 cm
"First published in the US by OR Books"--Title page verso.
Introduction / Bryan Hurt -- Nighttime of the city / Robert Coover -- Sleeping where Jean Seberg slept / Katherine Karlin -- Testimony of Malik, Israeli agent, prisoner #287690 / Randa Jarrar -- The relive box / T. Coraghessan Boyle -- Scroogled / Cory Doctorow -- California / Sean Bernard -- Adela, primarily known as, The black voyage, later reprinted as, The red casket of the heart. By Anon / Chanelle Benz -- Ladykiller / Miracle Jones -- The transparency project / Alissa Nutting -- The gift / Mark Irwin -- What he was like / Alexis Landau -- The entire predicament / Lucy Corin -- Coyote / Charles Yu -- Terro(tour)istas / Juan Pablo Villalobos -- Safety tips for living alone / Jim Shepard -- Prof / Chika Unigwe -- The witness and the passenger train / Bonnie Nadzam -- Moonless / Bryan Hurt -- Our new neighborhood / Lincoln Michel -- Buildings talk / Dana Johnson -- Lifehack at Bar Kaminuk / Mark Chiusano -- Making book / Dale Peck -- Dinosaurs went extinct around the time of the first flower / Kelly Luce -- Ether / Zhang Ran -- Drone / Miles Klee -- Transcription of an eye / Carmen Maria Machado -- The taxidermist / David Abrams -- Second chance / Etgar Keret -- Strava / Steven Hayward -- We are the Olfanauts / Deji Bryce Olukotun -- Viewer, violator / Aimee Bender -- Thirteen ways of being looked at by a Blackbird SR71 / Paul Di Filippo.
"In Watchlist, some of today's most prominent and promising fiction writers from around the globe respond to, meditate on, and mine for inspiration the surveillance culture in which we live. With contributions from Etgar Keret, T.C. Boyle, Robert Coover, Aimee Bender, Jim Shepard, Alissa Nutting, Charles Yu, Cory Doctorow, and many more, Watchlist unforgettably confronts the question: What does it mean to be watched?"-- Amazon.com.

Memories : from Moscow to the Black Sea

May 5, 2016
Tėffi, N. A. (Nadezhda Aleksandrovna), 1872-1952, author.
New York : New York Review Books, [2016]
xxi, 267 pages : illustration ; 21 cm.
Considered Teffi’s single greatest work, Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea is a deeply personal account of the author’s last months in Russia and Ukraine, suffused with her acute awareness of the political currents churning around her, many of which have now resurfaced. In 1918, in the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolution, Teffi, whose stories and journalism had made her a celebrity in Moscow, was invited to read from her work in Ukraine. She accepted the invitation eagerly, though she had every intention of returning home. As it happened, her trip ended four years later in Paris, where she would spend the rest of her life in exile.

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
©2016
xi, 316 pages ; 24 cm.

TED talks : the official TED guide to public speaking

May 3, 2016
Anderson, Chris, 1957 January 14-
©2016
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"--Amazon.com.

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.

Beloved

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
©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.

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