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The girl who can : and other stories
Aidoo, Ama Ata, 1942-
Oxford ; Heinemann, 2002
Her hair politics -- Choosing -- The Girl who can -- Comparisons, or, Who said a bird cannot father a crab? -- Nutty -- She-who-would-be-king -- Heavy moments -- Some global news -- About the wedding feast -- Lice -- Payments -- Male-ing names in the sun -- Newly-opened doors -- Nowhere cool.
Baker Berry PR9379.9.A35 G57 2002

To fold the evening star : new & selected poems
McMillan, Ian, 1956- author
Manchester : Carcanet Press Limited, 2016
Baker Berry PR6063.A25376 A6 2016

The high places : stories
McFarlane, Fiona, 1978- author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
"What a terrible thing at a time like this: to own a house, and the trees around it. Janet sat rigid in her seat. The plane lifted from the city and her house fell away, consumed by the other houses. Janet worried about her own particular garden and her emptied refrigerator and her lamps that had been timed to come on at six. So begins "Mycenae," a story in The High Places, Fiona McFarlane's first story collection. Her stories skip across continents, eras, and genres to chart the borderlands of emotional life. In "Mycenae," she describes a middle-aged couple's disastrous vacation with old friends. In "Good News for Modern Man," a scientist lives on a small island with only a colossal squid and the ghost of Charles Darwin for company. And in the title story, an Australian farmer turns to Old Testament methods to relieve a fatal drought. Each story explores what Flannery O'Connor called "mystery and manners." The collection dissects the feelings--longing, contempt, love, fear--that animate our existence and hints at a reality beyond the smallness of our lives. Salon's Laura Miller called McFarlane's The Night Guest "a novel of uncanny emotional penetration. How could anyone so young portray so persuasively what it feels like to look back on a lot more life than you can see in front of you?" The High Places is further evidence of McFarlane's preternatural talent, a debut collection that reads like the selected works of a literary great"--
Baker Berry PR9619.4.M38355 A6 2016

Walking the tightrope : poetry and prose by LGBTQ writers from Africa / [edited by Abayomi Animashaun and Irwin Inadukunda]
Maple Shade, NJ : Tincture, an imprint of Lethe Press, 2016
Baker Berry PR9345 .W35 2016

The noise of time
Barnes, Julian, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
"A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich--Julian Barnes's first novel since his best-selling, Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending. 1936: Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia (or, more likely, shot dead on the spot), he reflects on his predicament, his personal history, his parents, various women and wives, his children all of those hanging in the balance of his fate. And though a stroke of luck prevents him from becoming yet another casualty of the Great Terror, for years to come he will be held fast under the thumb of despotism: made to represent Soviet values at a cultural conference in New York City, forced into joining the Party, and compelled, constantly, to weigh appeasing those in power against the integrity of his music. Barnes elegantly guides us through the trajectory of Shostakovich's career, at the same time illuminating the tumultuous evolution of the Soviet Union. The result is both a stunning portrait of a relentlessly fascinating man and a brilliant meditation on the meaning of art and its place in society"--
Baker Berry PR6052.A6657 N65 2016

A country road, a tree
Baker, Jo, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
"From the best-selling author of Longbourn, a stunning new novel that follows an unnamed writer--Samuel Beckett--whose life and extraordinary literary gift are permanently shaped in the forge of war. When war breaks out in Europe in 1939, a young, unknown writer journeys from his home in neutral Ireland to conflict-ridden Paris and is drawn into the maelstrom. With him we experience the hardships yet stubborn vibrancy at the heart of Europe during the Nazis' rise to power; his friendships with James Joyce and other luminaries; his quietly passionate devotion to the Frenchwoman who will become his lifelong companion; his secret work for the French Resistance and narrow escapes from the Gestapo; his flight from occupied Paris to the countryside; and the rubble of his life after liberation. And through it all we are witness to workings of a uniquely brilliant mind struggling to create a language that will express his experience of this shattered world. Here is a remarkable story of survival and determination, and a portrait of the extremes of human experience alchemized into timeless art"--
Baker Berry PR6102.A57 C68 2016

Lime & Winter
Rhydderch, S. W. author
Presteigne : Rack Press, 2014
Baker Berry PR6118.H93 A6 2014

The collected poems of Dylan Thomas : the centenary edition
Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953, author
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016
POETRY BY INDIVIDUAL POETS. Like Shakespeare and Joyce before him, Dylan Thomas expanded our sense of what the English language can do. Rhythmically forceful yet subtly musical and full of memorable lines, his poems are anthology favourites; his 'play for voices' Under Milk Wood a modern classic. Much-loved by The Beatles and Bob Dylan, he is a cultural icon and continues to inspire artists today. This new edition, released to commemorate the centenary of Thomas's birth, collects all of his poems together for the first time in a single volume. With recently discovered material and accessible critique from Dylan Thomas expert John Goodby, it looks at Thomas's body of work in a fresh light, taking us to the beating heart of his poetry.
Baker Berry PR6039 .H52 2016

Rice, Waubgeshig, 1979- author
[Penticton, British Columbia] : Theytus Books, [2014]
Baker Berry PR9199.4.R487 L44 2014

The three lives of Dylan Thomas
Janes, Hilly, author
London : The Robson Press, an imprint of Biteback Publishing Ltd., 2014
Baker Berry PR6039.H52 Z693 2014

Pilgrim's flower
Boast, Rachael, 1975- author
London : Picador, 2013
Baker Berry PR6102.O37 P45 2013

I put a spell on you : several digressions on love and glamour
Burnside, John, 1955- author
London : Vintage Books, 2015
Baker Berry PR6052.U6683 I68 2015

English Blake
Blackstone, Bernard, 1911- author
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015
Baker Berry PR4146 .B55 2015

This must be the place
O'Farrell, Maggie, 1972- author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
"Daniel Sullivan, a young American professor reeling from a failed marriage and a brutal custody battle, is on holiday in Ireland when he falls in love with Claudette, a world famous sexual icon and actress who fled fame for a reclusive life in a rural village. Together, they make an idyllic life in the country, raising two more children in blissful seclusion until a secret from Daniel's past threatens to destroy their meticulously constructed and fiercely protected home. What follows is a journey through Daniel's many lives told in his voice and the voices of those who have made him the man he is: the American son and daughter he has not seen for many years; the family he has made with Claudette; and irrepressible, irreverent Claudette herself. Shot through with humor and wisdom, This Must Be the Place is a powerful rumination on the nature of identity, and the complexities of loyalty and devotion a gripping story of an extraordinary family and an extraordinary love"--
Baker Berry PR6065.F36 T48 2016

Hot milk : [a novel]
Levy, Deborah, author
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016
"I have been sleuthing my mother's symptoms for as long as I can remember. If I see myself as an unwilling detective with a desire for justice, is her illness an unsolved crime? If so, who is the villain and who is the victim? Sofia, a young anthropologist, has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother's unexplainable illness. She is frustrated with Rose and her constant complaints, but utterly relieved to be called to abandon her own disappointing fledgling adult life. She and her mother travel to the searing, arid coast of southern Spain to see a famous consultant-- their very last chance-- in the hope that he might cure her unpredictable limb paralysis. But Dr. Gomez has strange methods that seem to have little to do with physical medicine, and as the treatment progresses, Sofia's mother's illness becomes increasingly baffling. Sophia's role as detective-- tracking her mother's symptoms in an attempt to find the secret motivation for her pain-- deepens as she discovers her own desires in this transient desert community. Hot Milk is a profound exploration of the sting of sexuality, of unspoken female rage, of myth and modernity, the lure of hypochondria and big pharma, and, above all, the value of experimenting with life; of being curious, bewildered, and vitally alive to the world"--
Baker Berry PR6062.E9255 H68 2016

A gossip's story, and a legendary tale
West, Jane, 1758-1852, author
Richmond, Virginia : Valancourt Books, 2016
Baker Berry PR5779.W18 G6 2016

Double Dutch : stories
Trunkey, Laura, author
[Toronto] : Astoria, 2016
Baker Berry PR9199.4.T785 D68 2016

Fall in, ghosts : selected war prose
Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974, author
Manchester : Carcanet, 2014
Introduction -- Timeline of Blunden's War -- Map: The Western Front, 1916-18 -- De Bello Germanico -- War and peace -- Aftertones -- The Somme still flows -- We went to Ypres -- The extra turn -- Fall in, ghosts -- A battalion history -- Infrantryman passes by.

This selection of prose about the First World War includes the complete text of De Bello Germanico, his first, lively sketch of the war as he lived it in 1916, alongside other essays and reflections. Deeply informed by his reading of eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature, and equally by his knowledge of the countryside, Blunden's prose summons up what was human and natural in that most unnatural of environments, the battlefields of the Western Front.--From back cover.
Baker Berry PR6003.L8 A6 2014

In certain circles
Harrower, Elizabeth, 1928- author
Melbourne, Australia : Text Publishing, 2015
Baker Berry PR9619.3.H3325 I63 2015

Francis Plug : how to be a public author
Ewen, Paul, author
Norwich : Galley Beggar, 2014
Baker Berry PR6105.W363 F73 2014

The drowned detective
Jordan, Neil, 1950- author
New York, NY : Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
Jonathan is a private detective in a decaying eastern European city. He is drowning in his work, his failing marriage and the corrupt landscape that surrounds him. One day, he is approached by an elderly couple to investigate the disappearance of their daughter, who has been missing for nearly two decades. Troubled by the faded photograph of a little girl the couple press on him - the same age as his own daughter - he feels compelled to find her. Then one night, as he is contemplating his troubled marriage, he encounters a young woman crouched at the foot of a stone angel on the bridge spanning the river that divides the city, a woman who suddenly jumps into the icy water below. As Jonathan plunges after her he finds himself dragged into her ghostly world of confusion, coincidence and intrigue and the city he thought he knew becomes strange, mysterious and threatening.
Baker Berry PR6060.O6255 D76 2016

The painter of souls
Kazan, Philip, author
New York ; London : [2016]
Follows the journey of the boy who would become the painter Fra Filippo.
Baker Berry PR6111.A96 P3 2016

Smoke : a novel
Vyleta, Dan, author
New York : Doubleday, [2016]
In an alternate England, where people who are wicked in thought or deed are marked by the Smoke that pours from their bodies, Thomas, Charlie, and Livia notice that some people appear to be able to lie without triggering Smoke. As they dig deeper, they discover teachers who have mysterious ties to warring political factions, a sumptuous estate which hides attic rooms and laboratories, revolutionaries who are fighting against a secret police force. They begin to suspect that everything they have been taught about Smoke is a lie; but if that is a lie, what else about their world is lies? What is their place in the struggle between faith and reason, between good and evil? And who can they trust?
Baker Berry PR9199.4.V95 S64 2016

Springtime : a ghost story
De Kretser, Michelle, author
New York : Catapult, [2014]
Frances is haunted by the unknowability of her husband's previous life and as she walks around her neighborhood to clear her head she sees a garden that seems to be suspended in time.
Baker Berry PR9619.4.D4 S67 2014

The crooked heart of mercy
Livingston, Billie, 1965- author
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
"Ben wakes up in a hospital with a hole in his head he can't explain. What he can remember he'd rather forget. Like how he'd spent nights as a limo driver for the wealthy and debauched... how he and his wife, Maggie, drifted apart in the wake of an unspeakable tragedy... how his little brother, Cola, got in over his head with loan sharks circling. Maggie is alone. Again. With bills to pay and Ben in a psych ward, she must return to work. But who would hire her in the state she's in? And just as Maggie turns to her brother, Francis, the Internet explodes with a video of his latest escapade. The headline? Drunk Priest Propositions Cops. Francis is an unlikely priest with a drinking problem and little interest in celibacy. A third DUI, a looming court date.... When Maggie takes him in, he knows he may be down to his last chance. And his best shot at healing might lay in helping Maggie and Ben reconnect--against all odds."--
Baker Berry PR9199.3.L565 C76 2016

The value of Milton
Leonard, John, 1940- author
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Machine generated contents note: 1. Areopagitica, toleration and free speech; 2. The minor poems and 'the power / to save'; 3. The political prose, 'in liberty's defence'; 4. Paradise Lost, the sublime poem; 5. Paradise Lost, 'solid good'.

"In The Value of Milton, leading critic John Leonard explores the writings of John Milton from his early poetry to his major prose. Milton's work includes one of the most difficult and challenging texts in the English literary canon, yet he remains impressively popular with general readers. Leonard demonstrates why Milton has enduring value for our own time, both as a defender of political liberty and as a poet of sublimity and terror who also exhibits moments of genuine humanity and compassion. A poet divided against himself, Milton offers different rewards to different readers"--
Baker Berry PR3588 .L44 2016

Agatha : the real life of Agatha Christie
Martinetti, Anne, author
London : SelfMadeHero, 2016
The life of Agatha Christie was as mysterious and eventful as her fiction. This beautifully illustrated graphic novel traces the life of the Queen of Whodunnit from her childhood in Torquay, England, through a career filled with success, mischief, and adventure, to her later years as Dame Agatha. Revealing a side to Christie that will surprise and delight many readers,Agatha introduces us to a free-spirited and thoroughly modern woman who, among other things, enjoyed flying, travel, and surfing.
Baker Berry PR6005.H66 Z74713 2016

Flirting with trouble
Sita Bhaskar
Charlottesville, VA : Rookwood Press, 2015
Baker Berry PR9499.4.S58 F55 2015

Khalvati, Mimi, 1944-
Sheffield : Smith/Doorstop, 2013
'Earthshine' by British poet Mimi Khalavati is a small collection of poems written around the time of her mother's death. Like earthshine the phenomenon, the poems reflect back to us something extraordinary: the very thing of living, of knowing a little of what it means to be alive in this great and vast universe.
Baker Berry PR9507.9.K48 E27 2013

Miles between me : essays
Nealie, Toni, author
Chicago, Illinois : Curbside Splendor Publishing, Inc., 2016
Trailing -- On the rights and privileges of being an alien -- The dark-skinned dispenser of remedies -- Meditations on brownness -- On autoimmunity -- Unraveling -- Rupturing -- Blooming for deserving eyes -- On theft -- A regret -- Rodents -- Dreamtime -- The displeasure of the table -- Bequeathed -- The sediment of fear -- The roar of distance -- Moth trap -- Dispersal -- The miles between me.

"In this impressive debut of lyrical essays, New Zealand native Toni Nealie examines distances: those we travel between the places we call home, those that open in our relationships with the people we love, and the ones that exist within ourselves. Nealie details humiliating confrontations with airport security, muses on the color brown, intimately investigates her grandfather's complicated criminal past, and mourns the death of a far-away sibling. The Miles Between Me is a deeply moving collection by a writer constantly hearkening home - wherever and whatever that is. "
Baker Berry PR9639.4.N43 A6 2016

The love darg
Batchelor, Paul, author
Thame : Clutag Press, 2014
Baker Berry PR6102.A7845 A6 2014

The Loney
Hurley, Andrew Michael, 1975- author
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
"The eerie, suspenseful debut novel -- hailed as "an amazing piece of fiction" by Stephen King -- that is taking the world by storm. When the remains of a young child are discovered during a winter storm on a stretch of the bleak Lancashire coastline known as the Loney, a man named Smith is forced to confront the terrifying and mysterious events that occurred forty years earlier when he visited the place as a boy. At that time, his devoutly Catholic mother was determined to find healing for Hanny, his disabled older brother. And so the family, along with members of their parish, embarked on an Easter pilgrimage to an ancient shrine. But not all of the locals were pleased to see visitors in the area. And when the two brothers found their lives entangling with a glamorous couple staying at a nearby house, they became involved in more troubling rites. Smith feels he is the only one to know the truth, and he must bear the burden of his knowledge, no matter what the cost. Proclaimed a "modern classic" by the Sunday Telegraph (UK), The Loney marks the arrival of an important new voice in fiction."--
Baker Berry PR6108.U6 L66 2016

Chance developments
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author
New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]
Sister Flora's first day of freedom -- Angels in Italy -- Dear ventriloquist -- The woman with the beautiful car -- He wanted to believe in tenderness.

"While gathering material for a photography book about Edinburgh, Alexander McCall Smith found himself inspired to create stories about the people captured in a number of particularly striking photos. A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a lifelong romance between the two riders. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a lady's knee sparks the story of a ventriloquist and an animal handler who work in a circus, and who, under the most delightfully unexpected circumstances, fall in love. The image of a woman haloed by light in a train station becomes the lighthearted tale of a nun's decision to leave the sisterhood and discover what the big city has to offer. Charming and poignant, this collection is brimming with the flourishes of grace and humor that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith"--
Baker Berry PR6063.C326 A6 2016

The reactive : a novel
Ntshanga, Masande, 1986- author
Columbus, Ohio : Two Dollar Radio, [2016]
The story of Lindanathi, a young HIV+ man grappling with the death of his brother, for which he feels unduly responsible. He and his friends—Cecelia and Ruan—work low-paying jobs and sell anti-retroviral drugs (during the period in South Africa before ARVs became broadly distributed). In between, they huff glue, drift through parties, and traverse the streets of Cape Town where they observe the grave material disparities of their country. --
Baker Berry PR9369.4.N76 R43 2016

A million windows
Murnane, Gerald, 1939- author
Jaffrey, New Hampshire : David R. Godine, [2016]
""The house of fiction," wrote Henry James, "has . . . not one window, but a million." In this, his latest work, Gerald Murnane, one of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary authors, takes these words as his starting point, and asks: Who, exactly, are that house's residents, and what do they see from their respective rooms? His answer, A Million Windows, is a gorgeous (if unsettling) investigation into the glories and pitfalls of storytelling"
Baker Berry PR9619.3.M76 M55 2016

The gathered leaves
Keatley, Andrew, author
London : Nick Hern, 2015
"It's been more than seventeen years since the Pennington family were all together in the same room. But now, on the eve of William's seventy-fifth birthday, all three generations have gathered with the intention of putting the past behind them. If only it were that simple ... And time is running out. Especially for William, as the world he have always known begins to crumble around him. The Gathered Leaves is a moving, poignant and funny family drama that sees the weight of family history, of reputation, and of expectation, all descend on one family over Easter weekend in 1997"--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry PR6111.E38 G3 2015

Ghost of the fisher cat
McGlinchey, Afric, author
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland : Salmon Poetry, 2016
Baker Berry PR6113.C47586 A6 2016

A feminine enlightenment : British women writers and the philosophy of progress, 1759-1820
DeLucia, JoEllen, author
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2015]
Introduction: A feminine enlightenment? -- The progress of feeling: The Ossian poems and Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments -- Ossiania history and Bluestocking feminism -- Queering progress: Anna Seward and Llangollen Vale -- Poetry, paratext, and history in Radcliffe's gothic -- Stadial fiction or the progress of taste -- Epilogue: Women writers in the age of Ossian.

Revises established understandings of British women writers' contributions to Enlightenment narratives of social and historical progress Drawing on original archival research, A Feminine Enlightenment argues that women writers shaped Enlightenment conversations regarding the role of sentiment and gender in the civilizing process. By reading women's literature alongside history and philosophy and moving between the eighteenth century and Romantic era, JoEllen DeLucia challenges conventional historical and generic boundaries. Beginning with Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), she tracks discussions of "women's progress" from the rarified atmosphere of mid-eighteenth-century Bluestocking salons and the masculine domain of the Scottish university system to the popular Minerva Press novels of the early nineteenth century. Ultimately, this study positions feminine genres such as the Gothic romance and Bluestocking poetry, usually seen as outliers in a masculine Age of Reason, as essential to understanding emotion's role in Enlightenment narratives of progress. The effect of this study is twofold: to show how developments in women's literature reflected and engaged with Enlightenment discussions of emotion, sentiment, and commercial and imperial expansion; and to provide new literary and historical contexts for contemporary conversations that continue to use "women's progress" to assign cultures and societies around the globe a place in universalizing schemas of development. --Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PR448.W65 D45 2015

Scenes from 68* years
Khalil, Hannah
London : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016
Baker Berry PR6111.H35 S34 2015

Thomas Hardy's personal writings : prefaces, literary opinions, reminiscences
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928
London : Macmillan, 1990, ©1966
Baker Berry PR4742 .O7 1990

Reading smell in eighteenth-century fiction
Friedman, Emily C., author
Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press ; [2016]
Introduction: the ghost of a perfume, the challenge of recovery -- Clouds of smoke, huffs of snuff: the smells of tobacco -- Running to the smelling-bottle -- The smell of other people -- The age of sulfur -- Conclusion: the great unscenting.

"Reading Smell examines how far the novel, which is so often claimed to be a repository of modernity and changing mores, can be understood through a reintroduction of olfactory information. After decades of reading for all kinds of racial, cultural, gendered, and other sorts of absences back into the novel, this book takes one step further: to consider how the recovery of forgotten or overlooked olfactory assumptions might reshape our understanding of these texts."--
Baker Berry PR878.O46 F75 2016

Herne the hunter
McDonald, Peter, 1962-
Manchester : Carcanet, 2016
Baker Berry PR6063.C382 H47 2016

American sampler
Duran, Jane, 1944- author
London : Enitharmon Press, 2014
Baker Berry PR6054.U65 A64 2014

Counter-blasting Canada : Marshall McLuhan, Wyndham Lewis, Wilfred Watson, and Sheila Watson
edited by Gregory Betts, Paul Hjartarson, and Kristine Smitka
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press, 2016
Acknowledgements -- Introduction / Gregory Betts, Paul Hiartarson, and Kristine Smitka. Analepsis : Remembering McLuhan / Leon Surette. 1 The art of being read : The new Canadian vortex: Marshall McLuhan and the avant-garde function of counter-environments / Gregory Betts -- Watson, McLuhan (& Lewis): conscious (modernist) solitudes, challenging Canadians / Elena Lamberti -- Excellent internationalists: how Sheila Watson and Marshall McLuhan made Wyndham Lewis influential / Adam Hammond. 2 The antennae of the race : Dispatches from the DEW line: McLuhan, anti-environments, and visual art across the Canada-US border, 1966-1973 / Adam Welch -- Wilfred Watson, playwright: writing (to) McLuhan / Paul Tiessen -- Marshall McLuhan, general idea, and me! / Philip Monk. 3 Art and anti-environment : Sheila Watson, Wyndham Lewis, and men without art / Dean Irvine -- "His name is Felix:" artist as catalytic agent and the counter-environment in Sheila Watson's The Double Hook / Linda M. Morra -- Magic, monstrosity and "the mechanization of death:" Sheila Watson and Marshall McLuhan's dialogue on photography / Kristine Smitka. Prolepsis : Marshall McLuhan as vanishing mediator / Darren Wershler. Works cited -- Contributors -- Index.

"In 1914, Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis--the founders of Vorticism--undertook an unprecedented analysis of the present, its technologies, communication, politics, and architecture. The essays in Counterblasting Canada trace the influence of Vorticism on Marshall McLuhan and Canadian Modernism. Building on the initial accomplishment of Blast, McLuhan's subsequent Counterblast, and the network of artistic and intellectual relationships that flourished in Canadian Vorticism, the contributors offer groundbreaking examinations of postwar Canadian literary culture, particularly the legacies of Sheila and Wilfred Watson. Intended primarily for scholars of literature and communications, Counterblasting Canada explores a crucial and long-overlooked strand in Canadian cultural and literary history. Contributors: Gregory Betts, Adam Hammond, Dean Irvine, Elena Lamberti, Philip Monk, Linda Morra, Kristine Smitka, Leon Surette, Paul Tiessen, Adam Welch, Darren Wershler."--
Baker Berry PR9184.3 .C69 2016

Holy Toledo!
Clegg, John, 1986- author
Manchester : Carcanet Poetry, 2016
Baker Berry PR6103.L44 A6 2016

A culture of rights : law, literature, and Canada
Authers, Benjamin, 1975- author
Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, [2016]
"With the passage into law of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982, rights took on new legal, political, and social significance in Canada. In the decades following, Canadian jurisprudence has emphasised the importance of rights, determining their shape and asserting their centrality to legal ideas about what Canada represents. At the same time, an increasing number of Canadian novels have also engaged with the language of human rights and civil liberties, reflecting, like their counterparts in law, the possibilities of rights and the failure of their protection. In A Culture of Rights, Benjamin Authers reads novels by authors including Joy Kogawa, Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, and Jeanette Armstrong alongside legal texts and key constitutional rights cases, arguing for the need for a more complex, interdisciplinary understanding of the sources of rights in Canada and elsewhere. He suggests that, at present, even when rights are violated, popular insistence on Canada's rights-driven society remains. Despite the limited scope of our rights, and the deferral of more substantive rights protections to some projected, ideal Canada, we remain keen to promote ourselves as members of an entirely just society."--
Baker Berry PR9189.6 .A98 2016

The miracle on Monhegan Island : a novel
Kelly, Elizabeth, 1952- author
New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [[2016]
Returning unannounced to his dilapidated family home on Maine's Monhegan Island, rakish prodigal son Spark launches an unforgettable summer marked by his temperamental son's claims about a spiritual vision, which is exploited by his grandfather to revive a flagging church.
Baker Berry PR9199.4.K448 M57 2016

4000 days
Quilter, Peter, author
[London] : Samuel French, [2016]
"After a blood clot unexpectedly formed in his brain, Michael has been in a coma for three weeks. Watching over him in hospital is his bitter mother Carol and his dull but well-meaning partner Paul. They are united in their grief over Michael, and in their intense dislike of each other. When Michael wakes, they realize that 11 years of his memory have been completely erased. He remembers nothing of the last 4000 days. He remembers nothing of Paul. It is as though the relationship never existed. Paul must now fight to bring Michael's memory back while Carol fights to remove him from their lives completely."-- Page [4] of cover.
Baker Berry PR6067.U44 A15 2016

The sudden appearance of Hope
North, Claire, author
New York : Redhook, 2016
Listen. All the world forgets me. First my face, then my voice, then the consequences of my deeds. So listen. Remember me. My name is Hope Ardern, and you won't know who I am. We've met before - a thousand times. But I am the girl the world forgets. It started when I was sixteen years old. A slow declining, an isolation, one piece at a time. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A teacher who forgets to chase my missing homework. A friend who looks straight through me and sees a stranger. No matter what I do, the words I say, the people I hurt, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am. That makes my life tricky. But it also makes me dangerous . . . --Publisher
Baker Berry PR6114.O777 S83 2016

The life and loves of Lena Gaunt : a novel
Farr, Tracy, author
London [England] : Aardvark Bureau, 2016
"Octogenarian musician Lena Gaunt lives quietly in the Perth suburbs. An early embracer of electronic music, she found fame in Jazz-age Sydney as a virtuoso of the theremin and travelled the world before settling down to a life of daily swims... and a decades-old heroin habit. Now, for the first time in 20 years, she's performing at a festival again. In the audience is documentary filmmaker Mo Patterson. Lena's extraordinary past makes her an intriguing film subject: but is she prepared to reveal the secrets she has guarded for so long? Spanning continents and much of the twentieth century, from colonial Malacca to post-war Europe, this is a story of talent, modernity and belonging, of a woman shaped by the ebb and flow of love and loss, and the constant pull of the sea."--Back cover.
Baker Berry PR9619.3.F365 l54 2016

The pier falls : and other stories
Haddon, Mark, 1962- author
New York : Doubleday, [2016]
"Mark Haddon, author of the international bestselling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Spot of Bother, returns with a collection of unsparing short stories In the prize-winning story "The Gun," a man's life is marked by a single afternoon and a rusty.45; in "The Island," a mythical princess is abandoned on an island in the midst of war; in "The Boys Who Left Home to Learn Fear," a cadre of sheltered aristocrats sets out to find adventure in a foreign land and finds the gravest dangers among themselves. These are but some of the men and women who fill this searingly imaginative and emotionally taut collection of short stories by Mark Haddon, that weaves through time and space to showcase the author's incredible versatility. Yet the collection achieves a sum that is greater than its parts, proving itself a meditation not only on isolation and loneliness but also on the tenuous and unseen connections that link individuals to each other, often despite themselves. In its titular story, the narrator describes with fluid precision a catastrophe that will collectively define its victims as much as it will disperse them--and brilliantly lays bare the reader's appetite for spectacle alongside its characters'. Cut with lean prose and drawing inventively from history, myth, fairy tales, and, above all, the deep well of empathy that made his three novels so compelling, The Pier Falls reveals a previously unseen side of the celebrated author"--
Baker Berry PR6058.A26 A6 2016

Jonathan Swift : our dean
Hammond, Eugene, 1947- author
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; [2016]
"Jonathan Swift: Our Dean (along with its companion, Jonathan Swift: Irish Blow-in) aspires to be the most accurate and engaging critical biography of Jonathan Swift ever. It builds on the thorough research of Irvin Ehrenpreis's highly regarded 1962-1983 three-volume biography, but re-interprets Swift's life and works by re-assessing his 1714-1720 [period] repudiating the pretender while remaining friends with many who did not, by acknowledging that he likely had a physical affair with Esther Vanhomrigh between 1719 and 1723, by questioning whether in any sense he was a misanthrope, by noting his real care for Esther Johnson in her final illness, and by emphasizing the mutual love between Swift and his caretakers during his final difficult years."--
Baker Berry PR3726 .H274 2016

A history of New Zealand literature
Mark Williams, Victoria University of Wellington
New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2016
"A History of New Zealand Literature traces the genealogy of New Zealand literature from its first imaginings by colonial Europeans to the development of a national canon in the twentieth century. Beginning with a comprehensive introduction that charts the growth of a national literary tradition, this History includes extensive essays that illuminate the cultural and political intricacies of New Zealand literature. Organized thematically, these essays survey the multilayered verse and fiction of such diverse writers as Katherine Mansfield, Allen Curnow, Frank Sargeson, Janet Frame, Keri Hulme, Witi Ihimaera and Patricia Grace. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History devotes special attention to the lasting significance of colonialism and multiculturalism in New Zealand literature. This book is of pivotal importance to the development of New Zealand writing and will serve as an invaluable reference for specialists and students alike"--
Baker Berry PR9624.6 .H57 2016

The Cambridge introduction to Jane Austen
Todd, Janet, 1942-
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2015
Life and times -- The literary context -- Northanger Abbey -- Sense and sensibility -- Pride and prejudice -- Mansfield Park -- Emma -- Persuasion -- Austenmania: Jane Austen's global life -- Afterword.

Jane Austen is unique among British novelists in maintaining her popular appeal while receiving more scholarly attention now than ever before. This introduction by Janet Todd, leading scholar and editor of Austen's work, explains what students need to know about her novels, life, context and reception. Each novel is discussed in detail, and the essential information is given about her life and literary influences, her novels and letters, and her impact on later literature. For this second edition, the book has been fully revised; a new chapter explores the ways in which Austen's work has prompted imitations, adaptations and creative spin-offs. Key areas of current critical focus are considered throughout, but the book's analysis remains thoroughly grounded in readings of the texts themselves. Janet Todd outlines what makes Austen's prose style so innovative and gives useful starting points for the study of the major works, with suggestions for further reading.
Baker Berry PR4037 .T63 2015

Herd, David, author
Manchester : Carcanet, 2016
Baker Berry PR6108.E73 A6 2016

The return : fathers, sons, and the land in between
Matar, Hisham, 1970- author
New York : Random House, [2016]
Trapdoor -- Black suit -- The sea -- The land -- Blo'thaah -- Poems -- Your health? Your family? -- The truce and the clementine -- The old man and his son -- The flag -- The last light -- Benghazi -- Another life -- The bullet -- Maximilian -- The campaign -- The dictator's son -- The good manners of vultures -- The speech -- Years -- The bones -- The patio.

"In 2012, after the overthrow of Qaddafi, the acclaimed novelist Hisham Matar journeys to his native Libya after an absence of thirty years. When he was twelve, Matar and his family went into political exile. Eight years later Matar's father, a former diplomat and military man turned brave political dissident, was kidnapped from the streets of Cairo by the Libyan government and is believed to have been held in the regime's most notorious prison. Now, the prisons are empty and little hope remains that Jaballah Matar will be found alive. Yet, as the author writes, hope is "persistent and cunning." This book is a profoundly moving family memoir, a brilliant and affecting portrait of a country and a people on the cusp of immense change, and a disturbing and timeless depiction of the monstrous nature of absolute power"--
Baker Berry PR6113.A87 Z46 2016

Anatomy of a soldier
Parker, Harry, 1983- author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
"A ... first novel--of patriotism, heroism, and profound humanism--that will ... take its place on the shelf of classics about what it truly means to be at war. Captain Tom Barnes, leading British troops in the war zone. Two boys growing up there sharing a prized bicycle and flying kites before finding themselves estranged once foreign soldiers appear in their countryside. The man who trains one boy to fight the other's father as well as the infidel invaders. The family and friends who radiate out from these lives on all sides of this conflict. These are the people who populate this fiercely dramatic and moving novel. But we see them not as they see themselves, but as all the objects surrounding them do: shoes and boots, a helmet, a trove of dollars, a drone, that bike, weaponry, a bag of fertilizer, a medal, a beer glass, a snowflake, dog tags, an IED -- forty-five different inanimate narrators whose unexpected voices tell the story of this heart-stopping journey. Anatomy of a Soldier gives us a way to clearly see and understand those who fight wars in ways we never have before"--
Baker Berry PR6116.A7425 A58 2016

Beckett's creatures : art of failure after the Holocaust
Anderton, Joseph, author
London ; Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- What is a Beckettian Creature? -- Last Human and Becoming-Animal -- Concepts of the Creature and Creaturely Life -- Beckett After 1945 -- Testimony: Bearing Witness to the Event and Self. 'Impossibility of Expressing': Art of Failure and Lacuna of Testimony -- Fallibility and Dissociation -- (In)sovereign Author-Narrators -- Obligation to Testify: Mechanics, Enunciation, Ruins -- Testimony of Fiction -- Power: Master-Servant Relationships. Exercising Writing: Fascist Regime Against Liberal Art -- Watt the Fungible and Knott There: Objectified Servant and Absent Master -- 'A vague supplication': Melancholy in Waiting for Godot -- Master-Servant Context: The Holocaust and the Jewish Creature -- Biopolitical Struggles: Territory and Custody -- Humour: Failure and Degradation. Humour in Failure -- Textual Performances -- Words and Flesh in Endgame -- Metanarrative Tragicomedy -- 'turd waiting for the flush': Gallows Humour -- Survival: Incompleteness and Continuation. 'oh all to end': Beckettian Stirrings Still -- Creaturely 'Undeadness' -- Repetition and Performance -- Forms of Activity and Stasis in Molloy -- 'finish dying': Death Without Death in Molloy -- Epilogue.

"In the shadow of the Holocaust, Samuel Beckett captures humanity in ruins through his debased beings and a decomposing mode of writing that strives to 'fail better'. But what might it mean to be a 'creature' or 'creaturely' in Beckett's world? In the first full-length study of the concept of the creature in Beckett's prose and drama, this book traces the suspended lives and melancholic existences of Beckett's ignorant and impotent creatures to assess the extent to which political value marks the divide between human and inhuman. Through close readings of Beckett's prose and drama, particularly texts from the middle period, including Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, Waiting for Godot and Endgame, Anderton explicates four arenas of creaturely life in Beckett. Each chapter attends to a particular theme, testimony, power, humour and survival to analyse a range of pressures and impositions that precipitate the creaturely state of suspension. Drawing on the writings of Adorno, Agamben, Benjamin, Deleuze and Derrida to explore the overlaps between artistic and political structures of creation, the creature emerges as an in-between figure that bespeaks the provisional nature of the human. The result is a provocative examination of the indirect relationship between art and history through Beckett's treatment of testimony, power, humour and survival, which each attest to the destabilisation of meaning after Auschwitz"--
Baker Berry PR6003.E282 Z56324 2016

The human ear
Wood, Alexandra, author
London : Nick Hern Books, 2015
"A man turns up at Lucy's door claiming to be the brother she hasn't seen in ten years, But why has he come? Is it really him? And what happens when there's another knock at the door?"--Back cover.
Baker Berry PR6123.O523 H86 2015

Fuck the polar bears
Ronder, Tanya. author
London : Nick Hern Books Limited, 2015
A funny and surreal family drama about the power of the individual in a world obscured by politics. Gordon has worked hard to get where he is. He's on the verge of a massive promotion at one of the 'Big Six' energy companies. His wife Serena has worked hard too, and now dreams of a bigger house, a slimmer body, a happier life. The family appear to be cooking on gas. But behind their perfect front door, light bulbs are blowing, the drains keep blocking, and a phone inexplicably refuses to charge. Not to mention that daughter Rachel's adored toy polar bear is nowhere to be found. As Gordon chases the spectres behind these mysterious events, he spirals out of control and the family are forced to ask whether the life they desire is worth its cost. F*ck the Polar Bears premieres at the Bush Theatre, London, in September 2015.
Baker Berry PR6118.O53 F8 2015

Grief is the thing with feathers : a novel
Porter, Max, author
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2016]
In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother's sudden death. Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair they are visited by Crow - antagonist, trickster, healer, babysitter. This sentimental bird is drawn to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and the pain of loss gives way to memories, the little unit of three starts to heal. In this extraordinary debut - part novella, part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief - Max Porter's compassion and bravura style combine to dazzling effect. Full of unexpected humour and profound emotional truth, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers marks the arrival of a thrilling new talent.--
Baker Berry PR6116.O76 G75 2016

Measures of expatriation
Capildeo, Vahni, 1973-
Manchester : Carcanet, 2016
In Measures of Expatriation, Vahni Capildeos poems and prose-poems speak of the complex alienation of the expatriate, and address wider issues around identity in contemporary Western society.
Baker Berry PR6103.A685 M43 2016

Mawer, Simon, author
New York : Other Press, [2015]
As Allied forces close in on Berlin in spring 1945, a solitary figure emerges from the wreckage that is Germany. It is Marian Sutro, whose existence was last known to her British controllers in autumn 1943 in Paris. One of a handful of surviving agents of the Special Operations Executive, she has withstood arrest, interrogation, incarceration, and the horrors of Ravensbrück concentration camp, but at what cost? Returned to an England she barely knows and a postwar world she doesnt understand, Marian searches for something on which to ground the rest of her life. Family and friends surround her, but she is haunted by her experiences and by the guilt of knowing that her contribution to the war effort helped lead to the monstrosities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. When the mysterious Major Fawley, the man who hijacked her wartime mission to Paris, emerges from the shadows to draw her into the ambiguities and uncertainties of the Cold War, she sees a way to make amends for the past and at the same time to find the identity that has never been hers.
Baker Berry PR9120.9.M38 T54 2015

White sands : experiences from the outside world
Dyer, Geoff, author
New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]
Where? What? Where? -- Forbidden city -- Space in time -- Time in space -- Northern dark -- White sands -- Pilgrimage -- The ballad of Jimmy Garrison -- Beginning.

"From "one of our most original writers" (Kathryn Schulz) comes an expansive and exacting book--firmly grounded, but elegant, witty, and always inquisitive--about travel, unexpected awareness, and the questions we ask when we step outside ourselves. Geoff Dyer's perennial search for tranquility, for "something better," continues in this series of fascinating and seemingly unrelated pilgrimages--with a tour guide who is in fact not a tour guide at the Forbidden City in Beijing, with friends at the Lightning Field in New Mexico, with a hitchhiker picked up near a prison at White Sands, and with "a dream of how things should have been" at the Watts Towers in Los Angeles. Weaving stories about places to which he has recently traveled with images and memories that have persisted since childhood, Dyer tries "to work out what a certain place--a certain way of marking the landscape--means; what it's trying to tell us; what we go to it for." He takes his title from Gaugin's masterwork, and asks the same questions: Where do we come from, what are we, where are we going? The answers are elusive, hiding in French Polynesia, where he travels to write about Gaugin and the lure of the exotic; at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where he goes to see the masterpiece in person only to be told it is traveling; and in Norway, where he and his wife journey to see, but end up not seeing, the Northern Lights. But at home in California, after a medical event that makes Dyer see everything in a different way, he may finally have found what he's been searching for" --
Baker Berry PR6054.Y43 A6 2016

The Edward Curtis project : a modern picture story
Clements, Marie Humber, 1962-
Vancouver : Talonbooks, 2010
Baker Berry PR9199.4.C56 E39 2010

Transnational narratives from the Caribbean : diasporic literature and the human experience
Pulitano, Elvira, 1970- author
New York ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Introduction: Caribbean Diasporas and Narrated Lives -- Diasporic Homelands. When Home Hurts: Edwidge Danticat's Journeys of Healing -- Absent Fathers and Crumbling Origins: Jamaica Kincaid and the (Im)possibility of Home -- "I and Jamaica is Who I am": Michelle Cliff's Ambivalent Homecomings -- Caryl Phillips's Transatlantic Homes -- Uprooting, Migrancy, Regrounding: Re-Writing Exile. Routes, Roots, and Imaginary Nations: Jamaica Kincaid's Restless Gardens and Michelle Cliff's Dangerous Crossings -- Homines Sacri: The Discourse of Refugees in Edwidge Danticat's Brother, I'm Dying and Caryl Phillips's A Distant Shore -- Paradise Islands, Wild Nature, and the Contemporary Tourist Gaze: Re/locating the Caribbean. Edwidge Danticat's Landscapes of Memory -- In the Land of Look Behind: Rebellion and Resistance in Michelle Cliff -- Abject Bodies, Dis/eased Islands: Jamaica Kincaid's Elegiac Song to Antigua -- Back to the Roots: Caryl Phillips' Caribbean Land(Sea)scapes -- Epilogue: Caribbean Diasporic Voices in a Post-9/11 America.
Baker Berry PR9205.O5 P75 2016

Othello's secret : the Cyprus problem
Christofides, R. M
New York : Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016
Machine generated contents note: -- Prologue; Act 1:Property and Sovereignty; Act 2: Aphrodite and Domestic Fidelity; Act 3: Colour and Religion; Act 4: Gossip and the Tree of Handkerchiefs; Act 5: Suicide and Conversion; Epilogue: Resurrection; Bibliography; Index.

"Othello's Secret uncovers the relationship between the play and the conflicts that have torn apart its Cypriot setting, providing a new and powerfully political reading. Exploring the domestic and military anxieties connected by Shakespeare, Christofides highlights the ways in which these issues resonate with current ideological and geographical divisions in Cyprus, divisions rooted in the 16th century struggles to control the island. Challenging the conventional view of Othello as a Venetian play, this book offers a fierce and personal example of how early modern literature can purposefully contribute to even the most complex geopolitical debates"--
Baker Berry PR2829 .C47 2016

Beckett, Lacan, and the voice
Brown, Llewellyn, author
Stuttgart : Ibidem-Verlag, [2016]
List of Abbreviations -- Lacan with Beckett: Departures / Jean-Michel Rabate -- Introduction and First Approaches -- The Voice and Its Structure -- Disjunction of Pronouns -- Continuous, Interrupted and Responses -- Exteriority and Artifice -- Singularity of the Voice: A Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Baker Berry PR6003.E282 Z57863 2016

James Joyce : portrait of a Dubliner
Zapico, Alfonso, author,
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2016]
"A dazzling, prize-winning graphic biography of one of the world's most revered writers. Winner of Spain's National Comics Prize and published to acclaim in Ireland, here is an extraordinary graphic biography of James Joyce that offers a fresh take on his tumultuous life. With evocative anecdotes and hundreds of ink-wash drawings, Alfonso Zapico invites the reader to share Joyce's journey, from his earliest days in Dublin to his life with his great love, Nora Barnacle, and their children, and his struggles and triumphs as an artist. Joyce experienced poverty, rejection, censorship, charges of blasphemy and obscenity, war, and crippling ill-health. A rebel and nonconformist in Dublin and a harsh critic of Irish society, he left Ireland in self-imposed exile with Nora, moving to Paris, Trieste, Rome, London, and finally Zurich. He overcame monumental challenges in creating and publishing Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake. Along the way, he encountered a colorful cast of characters, from the Irish nationalists Charles Parnell and Michael Collins to literary greats Yeats, Proust, Hemingway, and Beckett, and the likes of Carl Jung and Vladimir Lenin."--
Baker Berry PR6019.O9 Z97413 2016

Leighton, Angela, 1954- author
Manchester : Carcanet, 2016
Life from sixteen angles -- Poems -- Canticles for a passion -- Translations from Leonardo Sciascia.
Baker Berry PR6112.E45 A6 2016

If : a collection of short stories
Nanda, Neeru
New Delhi : Rupa & Co., 2006
Baker Berry PR9499.4.N25 I4 2006

Fractals : new & selected poems : translations, 1980-2015
Sen, Sudeep, author
San Antonio, Texas : Wings Press, 2016
Baker Berry PR9499.3.S352 A6 2016

Constellations / by Nick Payne,
Payne, Nick, author
New York : Dramatists Play Service Inc., [2016]
Baker Berry PR6116.A97 C66 2016

Dancing with mermaids
Gibson, Miles, author
London : Faber and Faber, 2013
Baker Berry PR6057.I28 D36 2013

Mossy Trotter
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1912-1975, author
London : Virago Press, 2015
'We - that is, Herbert and I - want you, Mossy, to be our page-boy, ' Miss Silkin said, staring hard at Mossy again, as if she were trying to imagine him dressed up, and with his hair combed. Mossy went very red, and nearly choked on a piece of cake, and Selwyn laughed, and went on laughing, as if he had just heard the funniest joke of all his life. They both knew what being a page-boy meant. One of the boys at school - one of the very youngest ones - had had to be one, wearing velvet trousers and a frilled blouse.' When Mossy moves to the country, life is full of delights - trees to climb, woods to explore and, best of all, the marvellous dump to rummage through. But every now and then his happiness is disturbed - chiefly by his mother's meddling friend, Miss Silkin. And a dreaded event casts a shadow over even the sunniest of days - being a page-boy at her wedding. In her only children's book, Elizabeth Taylor perfectly captures the temptations, confusion and terrors of a mischievous boy, and just how illogical, frustrating and inconsistent adults are!
Baker Berry PR6039.A928 M67 2015

Oscar Wilde's scandalous summer : the 1894 Worthing holiday and its aftermath
Edmonds, Antony, author
Stroud, Gloucestershire : Amberley, 2015
In the summer of 1894 Oscar Wilde spent eight weeks in Worthing, and it was during this family holiday that he wrote his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest. The Worthing holiday was a microcosm of Wilde's turbulent life during the three years between his falling in love with Lord Alfred Douglas in 1892 and his imprisonment in 1895. Constance Wilde, lonely and depressed, became emotionally involved with her husband's publisher, to whom she wrote a love letter on the day he visited the Wildes in Worthing. Meanwhile Wilde was spending much of his time with the feckless and demanding Douglas, and with three teenage boys he took out sailing, swimming and fishing. One of these boys was Alphonse Conway, with whom Wilde had a sexual relationship, and about whom he was to be questioned at length and to damaging effect in court six months later when he sued Douglas's father, the Marquess of Queensberry, for libel. This book tells for the first time the full story of the Worthing summer. In the final chapter the author reassesses the trials, offering fresh insights into Wilde's attitude to the boys and young men with whom he had sexual relations.
Baker Berry PR5823 .E366 2015

A rare blue bird flies with me: a novel
Fāḍil, Yūsuf, author
Cairo : Hoopoe; American University In Cairo Press, 2016
It's spring 1990 in a dingy small-town Moroccan bar. Zina is serving drinks when a mysterious man approaches her. The man gives Zina a handwritten note from her husband, Aziz, who disappeared the day after their wedding, eighteen years ago, after participating in the failed 1972 coup against King Hassan II. Zina has spent the past eighteen years searching for Aziz, who has been imprisoned in inhuman conditions in a solitary cell inside a secret desert jail. Will Zina finally find Aziz? Moving back and forth between 1990 and the past, A Rare Blue Bird Flies with Me recounts the painful circumstances that brought Zina and Aziz together and the torture after the 1972 coup that tore them apart.
Baker Berry PR9619.F34 R37 2016

Novel horizons : the genre making of Restoration fiction
Bayer, Gerd, author
Manchester [UK] : Manchester University Press, 2016
Baker Berry PR769 .B39 2016

The sleepwalkers
Stone, William, 1966- author
Bristol : Shearsman Books, 2016
Baker Berry PR6119.T683 S64 2016

The invitation : a novel
Foley, Lucy (Novelist), author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
A sultry love story set along the Italian Riviera about a beautiful young socialite desperate to hide her past and a journalist with his own dark secrets who is determined to save her.
Baker Berry PR6106.O44 I58 2016

Irish women's writing, 1878-1922 : advancing the cause of liberty
edited by Anna Pilz and Whitney Standlee
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016
Baker Berry PR8753 .I75 2016

Sinister histories : Gothic novels and representations of the past, from Horace Walpole to Mary Wollstonecraft
Dent, Jonathan, author
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016
Showing how the Gothic can be read as a complex reaction to Enlightenment methods of historical representation, Sinister histories uncovers hitherto neglected relationships between Gothic texts and prominent works of eighteenth-century history.
Baker Berry PR408.G68 D46 2016

So here we are
Norris, Luke, author
London : Nick Hern Books Limited, 2015
"Frankie’s dead. And no one’s quite sure why. But the boys won’t talk about it. They can’t. There are some truths that men can’t share. So Here We Are is a play about what can happen when nothing happens, a compassionate look at young lives cut short and a touching portrait of childhood friendships under strain in adult life. The play was a winner of a Judges Award at the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. It premiered at the HighTide Festival in September 2015, in a co-production with the Royal Exchange, Manchester, in a production directed by Steven Atkinson." -- Publisher website.
Baker Berry PR6114.O773 S6 2015

Writing the sky : observations and essays on Dermot Healy
edited, with an introduction, by Neil Murphy & Keith Hopper
Victoria, TX : Dalkey Archive Press, 2016
"Gallagher, Timothy O'Grady, Glenn Patterson, Patrick McCabe, and many others - offer creative reflections on Healy's work, while literary critics provide a wide-ranging foundation for future Healy scholarship. In total, over forty contributors. Writing the Sky: Observations and Essays on Dermot Healy is a comprehensive collection of critical essays, memoirs, poetry, and other writerly responses devoted to the life and work of the late Dermot Healy (1947-2014). Healy was an accomplished poet, short story writer, novelist, playwright, and editor, and so these essays and observations address the entire range of his eclectic and exciting oeuvre. While paying due tribute to the memory of the man himself, the collection primarily seeks to establish a series of important critical perspectives through which Healy's writings can be properly viewed and assessed. Contemporary writers and poets - including Colm Tóibín, Neil Jordan, Aidan Higgins, Alannah Hopkin, Kevin Barry, Annie Proulx, Michael Longley, Roddy Doyle, Tessors from more than a dozen countries provide insight into one of Ireland's most powerful and unique literary voices. This collection is absolutely crucial for everyone interested in the work of Dermot Healy and for all devotees of Irish literature" --
Baker Berry PR6058.E19 Z95 2016

Freeman's. Family
edited by John Freeman
New York : Grove Press, 2016
The second issue of a new anthology from renowned literary critic John Freeman, Freeman's: Family features never-before-published stories, essays, and poetry by Tracy K. Smith, Valeria Luiselli, Patrick Modiano, Marlon James, and more.
Baker Berry PR1111.F3 F74 2016

A really good brown girl
Dumont, Marilyn, 1955- author
London, Ontario : Brick Books, 2015
Baker Berry PR9199.3.D8465 A6 2015

Māori boy : a memoir of childhood
Ihimaera, Witi, 1944- author
Auckland, New Zealand : Vintage, 2014
Baker Berry PR9639.3.I5 Z46 2014

Don't try this at home
Readman, Angela, author
London : & Other Stories, 2015
Don't try this at home -- Conceptual -- Surviving sainthood -- There's a woman works down the chip shop -- Birds without wings -- Shine on -- When we were witches -- Everywhere you don't want to be -- Dog years -- The keeper of the jackalopes -- Catwoman had something -- Boys like dolls.

A girl repeatedly chops her boyfriend in half but, while her 'other half' multiplies, she is still not satisfied. Love transforms a mother working down the chippie - into Elvis. Clary's father puts antlers on stuffed rabbits to make jackalopes, but when her mother walks out on them, Clary has to help her father if they are to survive. Beautiful, sharp and fearless, Costa Short Story Award winner Angela Readman's debut collection is aptly titled, for each story packs its share of explosive material. Exposing all kinds of prejudice - against age, status, disability - the stories also offer quirky new strategies for troubled lives.
Baker Berry PR6118.E32 D66 2015

Nell Gwynn
Swale, Jessica, author
London : Nick Hern Books, [2015]
Baker Berry PR6119.W352 N45 2015

Even the daybreak : 35 years of salmon poetry
edited by Jessie Lendennie
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland : Salmon Poetry Ltd, 2016
Salmon Poetry's celebratory anthology, highlighting its list of Irish, American, British and European poets, all of whom represent the vibrancy of contemporary literature - distinct in style, voice, and geography. ""Salmon's unique profile grows from the diversity of the work it publishes.. most notably, Salmon is distinguished by the number of women on its list.""-Irish Literary Supplement.
Baker Berry PR8858 .E9 2016

The muse
Burton, Jessie, 1982- author
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Odelle Bastien, a Caribbean émigré living in London in 1967, discovers a painting rumored to be the work of Isaac Robles, a young artist of immense talent and vision whose mysterious death has confounded the art world for decades. As she tries to sort through the conflicting stories of its discovery, she does not know who to believe, including her art gallery colleague, Marjorie Quick. The mystery surrounding the painting includes Olive Schloss, the daughter of a Viennese art dealer and English heiress, who lived in a small coastal Spanish village in 1936, just as Spain was heading into civil war; two illegitimate children of the local landowner, who become part of the Schloss family's lives; and deceit, lust, greed, and betrayal.--
Baker Berry PR6102.U782 M87 2016

Poets, players, and preachers : remembering the Gunpowder Plot in seventeenth-century England
James, Anne, 1958- author
Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, 2016
Baker Berry PR438.P65 J36 2016

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