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The city stained red
Sykes, Sam, 1984-
New York : Orbit, 2015
"A long-exiled living god arises. A city begins to break apart at the seams. Lenk and his battle-scarred companions have come to Cier'Djaal in search of Miron Evanhands, a wealthy priest who contracted them to eradicate demons -- and then vanished before paying for the job. But hunting Miron down might be tougher than even these weary adventurers can handle as two unstoppable religious armies move towards all-out war, tensions rise within the capital's cultural melting pot, and demons begin to pour from the shadows ... And Khoth Kapira, the long-banished living god, has seen his chance to return and regain dominion over the world. Now all that prevents the city from tearing itself apart in carnage are Lenk, Kataria, a savage human-hating warrior, Denaos, a dangerous rogue, Asper, a healer priestess, Dreadaeleon, a young wizard, and Gariath, one of the last of the dragonmen"--
Baker Berry PS3619.Y545 C58 2015

Black sunset : Hollywood sex, lies, glamour, betrayal, and raging egos
Sigal, Clancy, author
Berkeley : Soft Skull Press, 2016
"This a hilarious memoir of Clancy Sigal's escapades as a young Hollywood agent on the Sunset Strip, peddling writers and actors in a blacklist-crazed "golden age" movie industry of the 1950s. Atom bomb tests light up the night sky, and everyone is either naming names or getting named in the McCarthy witch hunt. By day a fast-talking salesman, at night he's the point person of a small circle of anarchistic oddballs. He's dogged by two FBI agents who want to be set up with starlets and have a screen test. They trail him as he goes from studio to studio hustling clients like Humphrey Bogart, Donna Reed, Jack Palance, Peter Lorre and Stanwyck. Barred from a studio he brazenly uses a bolt cutter to break through the chainlink fence to make a deal. Black Sunset's riproaring ribald style belongs to a hardboiled school that includes Elmore Leonard and Raymond Chandler. He is one of the few remaining witnesses and reporters of this absurd and terrifying time"--
Baker Berry PS3569.I4116 Z46 2016

The whistler
Grisham, John, author
New York : Doubleday, 2016
Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history. What the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month's cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It's a sweet deal: Everyone is making money. But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.
Baker Berry PS3557.R5355 W48 2016

Livia Lone
Eisler, Barry, author
Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2016]
Sold by her Thai parents along with her little sister, Nason; marooned in America; abused by the men who trafficked them... the only thing that kept Livia alive as a teenager was her determination to find Nason. Now a Seattle PD sex-crimes detective, Livia has never stopped looking. She does everything she can to put predators in prison-- or in the ground. When a fresh lead offers new hope of finding Nason, she'll have to relive the horrors of the past... take on one of the most powerful men in the US government... and uncover a conspiracy of almost unimaginable evil.
Baker Berry PS3605.I85 L58 2016

Moonglow : a novel
Chabon, Michael, author
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
"Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as "my grandfather." It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact--and the creative power--of keeping secrets and telling lies"--Dust jacket.
Baker Berry PS3553.H15 M96 2016

The practical navigator
Metcalfe, Steve, author
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
"Michael Hodge is a struggling contractor living in Southern California raising his autistic son, Jamie, on his own. When his long-absent wife Anita returns unannounced wanting Michael isn't sure what a reconciliation? A new relationship? Her role as their son's mother back? Michael must decide whether to give her a second chance or protect his son from more hurt. Meanwhile, a burgeoning relationship that could be heading towards love is put on hold while Michael reexamines his feelings for this woman who abandoned them years earlier. With pitch perfect emotion and a beautiful portrayal of the relationship between a father and son , Stephen Metcalfe has drawn a rich and layered portrait of a what it means to be a family and what it means to be truly loved"--
Baker Berry PS3563.E833 P73 2016

Sorcerer's burden : the ethnographic saga of a global family
Stoller, Paul, author
Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Baker Berry PS3569.T62277 S67 2016

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, author
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2016]
"#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the twenty-fourth thriller in her high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta"--
Baker Berry PS3553.O692 C47 2016

A house without windows : a novel
Hashimi, Nadia, author
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Zeba's life is shattered when her husband is found brutally murdered. Zeba is arrested and jailed. With the fate of Zeba's life in his hands, Afghan-born, American-raised Yusuf discovers that, like Afghanistan itself, his client may not be at all what he imagines. A moving look at the lives of modern Afghan women, this is astonishing, frightening, and triumphant. From the author of the bestselling "The Pearl That Broke Its Shell." Print run 50,000.
Baker Berry PS3608.A78975 H68 2016

Hammer is the prayer : selected poems
Wiman, Christian, 1966- author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
"The selected poems of American poet Christian Wiman"--
Baker Berry PS3573.I47843 A6 2016

The bones of paradise
Agee, Jonis, author
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Ten years after the Seventh Cavalry massacred more than two hundred Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee, J.B. Bennett, a white rancher, and Star, a young Native American woman, are murdered in a remote meadow on J.B.'s land. The deaths bring together the scattered members of the Bennett family, while exposing their damning secrets. Dulcinea, returned after bitter years of self-exile, yearns for redemption and the courage to mend her broken family and reclaim the land that is rightfully hers. Rose, scarred by the terrible slaughters that have decimated and dislocated her people, struggles to accept the death of her sister, Star, and refuses to rest until she is avenged.
Baker Berry PS3551.G4 B66 2016

Night school : a Jack Reacher novel
Child, Lee, author
New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he's off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom -- an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there. Then they find out: a Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor -- a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: "The American wants a hundred million dollars." For what? And who from? Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American. Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with: Sergeant Frances Neagley. Their mission heats up in more ways than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize. If they don't get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism. From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, Night School moves through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, faked identities, and new and terrible enemies, as Reacher maneuvers inside the game and outside the law.
Baker Berry PS3553.H4838 N54 2016

The dollhouse : a novel
Davis, Fiona, 1966- author
New York : Dutton, [2016]
""The Dollhouse. That's what we boys like to call it. The Barbizon Hotel for Women, packed to the rafters with pretty little dolls. Just like you." Fiona Davis's stunning debut novel pulls readers into the lush world of New York City's glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women, where a generation of aspiring models, secretaries, and editors lived side-by-side while attempting to claw their way to fairy-tale success in the 1950s, and where a present-day journalist becomes consumed with uncovering a dark secret buried deep within the Barbizon's glitzy past. When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, Darby McLaughlin is everything her modeling agency hall mates aren't: plain, self-conscious, homesick, and utterly convinced she doesn't belong--a notion the models do nothing to disabuse. Yet when Darby befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she's introduced to an entirely new side of New York City: seedy downtown jazz clubs where the music is as addictive as the heroin that's used there, the startling sounds of bebop, and even the possibility of romance. Over half a century later, the Barbizon's gone condo and most of its long-ago guests are forgotten. But rumors of Darby's involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid back in 1952 haunt the halls of the building as surely as the melancholy music that floats from the elderly woman's rent-controlled apartment. It's a combination too intoxicating for journalist Rose Lewin, Darby's upstairs neighbor, to resist--not to mention the perfect distraction from her own imploding personal life. Yet as Rose's obsession deepens, the ethics of her investigation become increasingly murky, and neither woman will remain unchanged when the shocking truth is finally revealed"--
Baker Berry PS3604.A95695 D65 2016

The girl from Venice
Smith, Martin Cruz, 1942- author
New York : Simon and Schuster, 2016
"Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young woman's body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of Partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, Mussolini's broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon."--
Baker Berry PS3569.M5377 G57 2016

Always belittlin'
Crosby, Percy L. 1891-1964
New York : Unicorn Press, 1927
Rauner Rare Book PS3505.R885 A7 1927

Mister Monkey : a novel
Prose, Francine, 1947- author
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Mister Monkey-- a screwball children's musical about a playfully larcenous pet chimpanzee-- is the kind of family favorite that survives far past its prime. Margot, who plays the chimp's lawyer, knows the production is dreadful and bemoans the failure of her acting career. One day she receives a mysterious letter from an anonymous admirer. As more lives get pulled into madcap situations, seemingly disparate lives become deeply connected-- even that of Mister Monkey, the Monkey God himself.
Baker Berry PS3566.R68 M57 2016

The red car : a novel
Dermansky, Marcy, 1969- author
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
When Leah's former boss and mentor, Judy, dies in an accident and leaves Leah her red sports car, Leah takes off to San Francisco to claim the car, revisiting past lives and loves in a self she abandoned years ago.
Baker Berry PS3604.E7545 R43 2016

Trébuchet : poems
Schoonebeek, Danniel, author
Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, [2016]
Baker Berry PS3619.C4538 A6 2016

The next
Gangi, Stephanie, author
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
In life, Joanna turned away from the loved ones she believed disappointed her. After succumbing to breast cancer, she becomes a ghost bent on revenge against her much younger ex, and can't move on from a bleak infinity until she makes Ned pay. As she embarks on a sexy, spiritual odyssey and travels beyond desire, Jo is eventually forced to reevaluate her life choices and the qualities of a proper death.
Baker Berry PS3607.A465 N49 2016

The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko
Stambach, Scott, author
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
"Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. Born severely deformed, yet mentally keen with a frighteningly sharp wit, strong intellect, and a voracious appetite for books, Ivan is forced to interact with the world through the vivid prism of his mind. For the most part, every day is exactly the same for Ivan. That is until the seventeen-year-old Polina arrives at the hospital. At first, Ivan resents Polina. She steals his books. She challenges his routine. The nurses like her. But eventually, he is drawn to her and the two forge a romance that is tenuous and beautiful and everything they never dared dream of. And now Ivan wants something, whereas before he survived by being utterly detached from things and people: Ivan wants Polina to live. Hilarious and full of heart, The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko is a story about finding hope within the most desperate of circumstances, and it is one that readers won't soon forget"--
Baker Berry PS3619.T354 I58 2016

With love from the inside
Pisel, Angela, author
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
"Angela Pisel's poignant debut explores the complex relationship between a mother and a daughter, and their quest to discover the truth and whether or not love can prevail--even from behind bars"--
Baker Berry PS3616.I867 W58 2016

The Edinburgh companion to T. S. Eliot and the arts
edited by Frances Dickey and John D. Morgenstern
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
Baker Berry PS3509.L43 Z67 2016

Carousel court : a novel
McGinniss, Joe, 1970- author
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016
Nick and Phoebe Maguire, in search of a fresh start for themselves and their infant son, move cross-country to Southern California, arriving at the worst possible economic time. Instead of a beachside home, they find themselves broke, trapped, and increasingly desperate in the dark heart of foreclosure alley. Nick and Phoebe each devise their own plan to claw their way back into the middle class and beyond. Hatched under one roof, their two separate, secret agendas will inevitably collide. Carousel Court has the ambition of a serious literary work and the soul of a thriller, offering an unflinching portrait of modern marriage in a nation scarred by vanished jobs, abandoned homes, psychotropic cure-alls, infidelity via iPhone, and ruthless choices --
Baker Berry PS3613.C4832 C37 2016

The Kid
Hansen, Ron, 1947- author
New York, NY : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2016
"Born Henry McCarty, Billy the Kid was a diminutive, charming, blond-haired young man who, growing up in New York, Kansas, and later New Mexico, demonstrated a precocious dexterity at firing six-shooters with either hand--a skill that both got him into and out of trouble and that turned him into an American legend of the old West. He was smart, well-spoken, attractive to both white and Mexican women, a good dancer, and a man with a nose for money, horses, and trouble. His spree of crimes and murders has been immortalized in dime westerns, novels, and movies. But the whole story of his short, epically violent life has never been told as it has been here"--
Baker Berry PS3558.A5133 K53 2016

The infinite : a novel
Mainieri, Nicholas, 1983- author
New York : Harper Perennial, [2016]
"Luz Hidalgo immigrated to New Orleans with her undocumented father after Hurricane Katrina. Jonah McBee, with hardly any family left, exists on his own. In each other, Jonah and Luz find refuge from the losses that define their lives. When they fall in love, it is intense, addictive, and real. But everything changes when Luz discovers she's pregnant. Her father sends her back to Mexico to raise the baby with her grandmother. Devastated, Jonah sets off on a road trip after her"--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry PS3613.A3498 I64 2016

Algren : a life
Wisniewski, Mary, author
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2017]
Childhood days -- College and the crash -- Prison and somebody in boots -- Marriage and the WPA -- Polonia and never come morning -- Polonia's revenge and Private Abraham -- Beloved local youth -- Golden years -- The walls begin to close -- The nonconformist -- Return of the native -- Good-bye to fiction -- Good-bye to Chicago -- Knitted backwards.

"Algren: A Life is a new biography of Chicago writer Nelson Algren, author of The Man with the Golden Arm, A Walk on the Wild Side, Never Come Morning, multiple short stories, and travel essays"--
Baker Berry PS3501.L4625 Z95 2017

Hoffman, Alice, author
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016
Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend's future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion--from dark suffering to true happiness--a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls--including an angel who's been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night.
Baker Berry PS3558.O3447 F35 2016

The mansion of happiness
Loomis, Jon, author
Oberlin, Ohio : Oberlin College Press, [2016]
Baker Berry PS3562.O593 A6 2016

All the ugly and wonderful things
Greenwood, Bryn, author
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martins Press, 2016
"As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. Kellen may not be innocent, but he is the fixed point in Wavy and Donal's chaotic universe. Instead of playing it safe, Wavy has to learn to fight for Kellen, for her brother, and for herself."--
Baker Berry PS3607.R4695 A45 2016

Hey, liberal! : a novel
Shiflett, Shawn, author
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2016]
"In this novel set in the racial tinderbox of Chicago 1968, thirteen-year-old Simon Fleming, the white son of a civil rights activist minister, is sent to a predominantly African American high school, feeling charged by his parents to carry out the family's commitment to the community and school integration. Here, he is dropped into a world of gang warfare, drug abuse, and violence are rampant. Simon's quest for survival takes him through a failed student boycott organized by community leaders, as well as through numerous race riots, and brings him into contact with gangbangers, political activists, racist cops, and unlikely new friends. Hey, Liberal! exposes an out-of-touch education system and the university of racial violence amid a nation moving, inch by inch, toward a more culturally diverse and inclusive future."--P. [4] of cover.
Baker Berry PS3619.H545 H49 2016

Building fires in the snow : a collection of Alaska LGBTQ short fiction and poetry
edited by Martha Amore, Lucian Childs
Fairbanks, Alaska : University of Alaska Press, [2016]

"Diversity has always been central to Alaska identity, as the state's population consists of people with many different backgrounds, viewpoints, and life experiences. This book opens a window into these diverse lives, gathering stories and poems about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and queer life into a brilliant, path-breaking anthology. In these pages we see the panoply of LGBTQ life in Alaska today, from the quotidian urban adventures of a family--shopping, going out, working--to intimate encounters with Alaska's breathtaking natural beauty. At a time of great change and major strides in LGBTQ civil rights, Building Fires in the Snow shows us an Alaska that shatters stereotypes and reveals a side of Alaska that's been little seen until now"--
Baker Berry PS508.S49 B85 2016

Clothed, female figure : stories
Allio, Kirstin, author
Ann Arbor, MI : Dzanc Books, 2016
"Through ten independent but thematically linked stories, Allio conjures women in conflict and on the edge, who embrace, battle, and transcend their domestic dimensions"--Back cover.
Baker Berry PS3601.L444 A6 2016

Malafemmena : stories
Ermelino, Louisa, author
Louisville, KY : Sarabande Books, [2016]
"Louisa Ermelino's stories follow women living dangerously at home and abroad, whether in Italian-American neighborhoods or in the countries--India, Turkey, Afghanistan--where they seek escape. At home, they break ancient Italian taboos and fall victim to mobsters. Overseas, they smoke opium-laced hashish and sleep with strange men. Ermelino's voice is boisterous and endearingly blunt"--
Baker Berry PS3555.R55 A6 2016

The Eastern Shore
Just, Ward S., author
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
"From an American master comes another "beautifully languid, emotionally intense tale" (Entertainment Weekly), this time of a newspaper editor's fateful decision to expose a small-town fugitive. Ned Ayres, the son of a judge in an Indiana town in midcentury America, has never wanted anything but a newspaper career--in his father's appalled view, a "junk business," a way of avoiding responsibility. The defining moment comes early, when Ned is city editor of his hometown paper. One of his beat reporters fields a tip: William Grant, the town haberdasher, married to the bank president's daughter and father of two children, once served six years in Joliet. The story runs--Ned offers no resistance to his publisher's argument that the public has a right to know. The consequences, swift and shocking, haunt him throughout a long career, as he moves first to Chicago, where he engages in a spirited love affair that cannot, in the end, compete with the pull of the newsroom--"never lonely, especially when it was empty"--and the "subtle beauty" of the front page. Finally, as the editor of a major newspaper in post-Kennedy-era Washington, DC, Ned has reason to return to the question of privacy and its many violations--the gorgeously limned themes running through Ward Just's elegiac and masterly new novel"--
Baker Berry PS3560.U75 E23 2016

Rich and pretty
Alam, Rumaan, author
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
This irresistible debut, set in contemporary New York, provides a sharp, insightful look into how the relationship between two best friends changes when they are no longer coming of age but learning how to live adult lives. As close as sisters for twenty years, Sarah and Lauren have been together through high school and college, first jobs and first loves, the uncertainties of their twenties and the realities of their thirties. Sarah, the only child of a prominent intellectual and a socialite, works at a charity and is methodically planning her wedding. Lauren beautiful, independent, and unpredictable is single and working in publishing, deflecting her parents worries and questions about her life and future by trying not to think about it herself. Each woman envies and is horrified by particular aspects of the other's life, topics of conversation they avoid with masterful linguistic pirouettes. Once, Sarah and Lauren were inseparable; for a long a time now, they've been apart. Can two women who rarely see one other, selectively share secrets, and lead different lives still call themselves best friends? Is it their abiding connection or just force of habit that keeps them together? With impeccable style, biting humor, and a keen sense of detail, Rumaan Alam deftly explores how the attachments we form in childhood shift as we adapt to our adult lives and how the bonds of friendship endure, even when our paths diverge.
Baker Berry PS3601.L3258 R53 2016

The Palgrave handbook of the Southern Gothic
Susan Castillo Street, Charles L. Crow, editors
London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
"This book examines 'Southern Gothic' - a term that describes some of the finest works of the American Imagination. But what do 'Southern' and 'Gothic' mean, and how are they related? Traditionally seen as drawing on the tragedy of slavery and loss, 'Southern Gothic' is now a richer, more complex subject. Thirty-five distinguished scholars explore the Southern Gothic, under the categories of Poe and his Legacy; Space and Place; Race; Gender and Sexuality; and Monsters and Voodoo. The essays examine slavery and the laws that supported it, and stories of slaves who rebelled and those who escaped. Also present are the often-neglected issues of the Native American presence in the South, socioeconomic class, the distinctions among the several regions of the South, same-sex relationships, and norms of gendered behaviour. This handbook covers not only iconic figures of Southern literature but also other less well-known writers, and examines gothic imagery in film and in contemporary television programmes such as True Blood and True Detective."--Back cover.
Baker Berry PS374.G68 P35 2016

The vanishing year : a novel
Moretti, Kate, author
New York : Atria Paperback, 2016
""The Vanishing Year is a stunner. A perfectly compulsive read that's impossible to put down."--Mary Kubica. "A chilling, powerful tale of nerve-shattering suspense."--Heather Gudenkauf. Zoe Whittaker is living a charmed life. She is the beautiful young wife to handsome, charming Wall Street tycoon Henry Whittaker. She is a member of Manhattan's social elite. She is on the board of one of the city's most prestigious philanthropic organizations. She has a perfect Tribeca penthouse in the city and a gorgeous lake house in the country. The finest wine, the most up-to-date fashion, and the most luxurious vacations are all at her fingertips. What no one knows is that five years ago, Zoe's life was in danger. Back then, Zoe wasn't Zoe at all. Now her secrets are coming back to haunt her. As the past and present collide, Zoe must decide who she can trust before she--whoever she is--vanishes completely. A "dark, twisty, edge-of-your-seat suspense" (Karen Robards), The Vanishing Year combines the classic sophistication of Ruth Rendell and A.S.A. Harrison with the thoroughly modern flair of Jessica Knoll. Told from the point-of-view of a heroine who is as relatable as she is enigmatic, The Vanishing Year is an unforgettable new novel by a rising star of the genre"--
Baker Berry PS3613.O7185 V36 2016

The haunted jester
Corley, Donald
[New York] : Robert M. McBride & Co., 1931
Rauner Hickmott PS3505.0669 H3 1931

Valiant gentlemen
Murray, Sabina, author
New York : Grove Press, 2016
Humanitarian and Irish patriot Roger Casement and his closest friend Herbert Ward spent a misadventurous youth in the Congo, witnessing acts of cannibalism, among other things. Ward married Argentinian-American heiress Sarita Sanford, and they established a flourishing family life in France. Casement's covert homosexuality and nomadic lifestyle kept him floating between his work across the African continent and involvement in Irish politics. When World War I broke out, Casement and Ward's longstanding political differences finally come to a head, leading to results both tragic and riveting.
Baker Berry PS3563.U787 V35 2016

Like a river from its course
Stuart, Kelli, 1978- author
Grand Rapids, MI : Kregel Publications, [2016]
The city of Kiev was bombed in Hitler's blitzkrieg across the Soviet Union, but the constant siege was only the beginning for her citizens. Maria Ivanovna is fourteen when the bombing begins and not much older when she is forced into work at a German labor camp. Ivan Kyrilovich is falsely mistaken for a Jew and lined up with 34,000 other men, women, and children who are to be shot at the edge of Babi Yar, the "killing ditch." Luda is sixteen when German soldiers rape her; now pregnant with the child of the enemy, she is abandoned, alone, and in pain. Frederick Hermann is sure in his knowledge that the Führer's plans for domination are right and just.
Baker Berry PS3619.T8297 L55 2016

Ashes of fiery weather
Donohoe, Kathleen, author
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
A multigenerational tale about the passionate loves and losses of women in a family of firefighters traces their experiences spanning from famine-era Ireland to Brooklyn a decade after the September 11 attacks.
Baker Berry PS3604.O5646 A89 2016

The sleeping world
Fuentes, Gabrielle Lucille, author
New York, NY : Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2016
"Spain, 1977. Military rule is over. Bootleg punk music oozes out of illegal basement bars and fascists fight anarchists for political control. Students perform protest art in the city center, rioting against the old government, the undecided new order, against the university, against themselves ... Mosca is an intelligent, disillusioned university student, whose younger brother is among the "disappeared," kidnapped by the police, missing for two years, and presumed dead. Spurred by the turmoil around them, Mosca and her friends commit an act that carries their rebellion too far and sends them spiraling out of their provincial hometown. But the further they go, the more Mosca believes her brother is alive and the more she is willing to do anything to find him."--
Baker Berry PS3606.U37 S57 2016

Beat drama : playwrights and performances of the 'Howl' generation
edited by Deborah R. Geis ; series editors, Enoch Brater and Mark Taylor-Batty
London : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
The 'canonical' beats. Mediation and immediacy : the I and You of Jack Kerouac's theatre of voice / Tim Hunt ; Howl and the performance of communion / John Whalen-Bridge ; Gregory Corso's dada-surrealist-absurd Beat plays / Ronna C. Johnson ; Unfair arguments with existence : Lawrence Ferlinghetti's one-acts and the modes of Beat drama / Deborah R. Geis ; William S. Burroughs and the shooting of Joan Vollmer Burroughs as performance / William Nesbitt ; The stoop : Anne Waldman's early drama / Lisa Chinn -- The 'Afro-beats'. Amiri Baraka's revolutionary theatre : Black power politics, avant-garde poetics / Jimmy Fazzino ; Sounding across the city : Ted Joans's Bird lives! as jazz performance / Amor Kohli ; Radical ritual performance in the early prophetic poetry of Bob Kaufman / Thomas Pynn ; Adrienne Kennedy : a kindred spirit to the Beats / Nita N. Kumar -- Poets theatre and the Beats. Bunny Lang and the Cambridge Poets' Theatre in the 1950s / Heidi R. Bean ; Diane di Prima as playwright : the early years 1959-1964 / Nancy M. Grace ; Homely persons, rude speeches : camp personalities, Cold War sensibilities and dystopian impulses in Frank O'Hara's Loves labor, an eclogue / Jason Lagapa ; Outlaw tongues : the stimuli for Michael McClure's The beard / Kurt Hemmer ; Poetry takes centre stage : John Wieners' Still life at the New York Poets Theatre / Erik Mortenson -- Early off-off Broadway theatre. Evenings of Bohemian cruelty : the living theatre in the 1950s / Tim Good ; Eas[ing] the possible past the expected : a restaging of Hettie Jones / Tatum Petrich ; Cowboy in the rock garden : Beat influences in Sam Shepard's early plays / Deborah R. Geis ; Rochelle Owens : off beat, off-off Broadway / Amy Friedman ; Rosalyn Drexler : savvy savage, sassy polymath / Dorothy Chansky -- Film and Beat performance. Kerouac's The subterraneans : when film adaptation becomes cultural betrayal / Sara Villa ; 'This was my Hollywood career' : Jack Kerouac's On the road and 1950s Hollywood / Matt Theado ; The many movies of Kerouac's Big Sur / Terence Diggory ; Angel tendencies and gratuitous acts : Kill your darlings and the legacy of Lucien Carr / Fiona Paton.

Readers and acolytes of the Beat Generation tend to be familiar with the prose and poetry of the seminal writers of this period: Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Diane di Prima, and many others. Yet all of these authors, as well as other less well-known Beat figures, also wrote plays - and these, together with their countercultural approaches to what could or should happen in the theatre - shaped the dramatic experiments of the playwrights who came after them, from Rochelle Owens to Sam Shepard, to the many vanguard performance artists of the seventies. This volume, the first of its kind, gathers essays about the exciting dramatic work of the Beat Generation, ranging from its well-known representatives such as Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs, to the 'Afro-Beats' - LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), Bob Kaufman, and others. It offers original studies of the women Beats - di Prima, Bunny Lang - as well as groups like the Living Theater who in this era first challenged the literal and physical boundaries of the performance space itself.
Baker Berry PS352 .B43 2016

A thin bright line
Bledsoe, Lucy Jane, author
Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2016]
Lucybelle, an independent and intelligent Arkansas native, leaves New York City for Chicago in the 1950s after being offered a job as the head of the editorial department for a lab, run by the Army Corps of Engineers, that studies Arctic ice cores to reveal "a story of earth's climate... perfectly preserved, for thousands of years." There, she faces an onslaught of problems as a result of her sexual identity and her presence as a woman at a workplace composed of male scientists. Racial tension arises with the introduction of Stella, a black, well-read, and charismatic photographer, with whom Lucybelle gets involved despite the disapproval of both society and peers.
Baker Berry PS3552.L418 T47 2016

The unknown Kerouac : rare, unpublished & newly translated writings
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969, author
New York, N.Y. : The Library of America, [2016]
On Frank Sinatra -- America in world history -- A couple of facts concerning laws of decadence -- On contemporary jazz,"Bebop" -- Private philologies, riddles, and a ten-day writing log -- The night is my woman [La nuit est ma femme] -- Journal 1951 -- Old Bull in the Bowery [Sur le chemin] -- Tics -- Memory babe -- Doing literary work : an interview with Jack Kerouac -- Beat spotlight -- Appendix: I wish I were you.

Presents a collection of never-before-published and newly translated writings by the legendary author and provides insight into his path to a wholly new style of storytelling.
Baker Berry PS3521.E735 A6 2016

O'Hara, John, 1905-1970, author
New York : Library of America, 2016
Writing with equal insight about New York City, Hollywood, and the small-town Pennsylvania world where he grew up, John O'Hara cultivated an unsentimental and often unsparing realism, aiming, he said, "to record the way people talked and thought and felt . . . with complete honesty." Praised by contemporaries including Ernest Hemingway and Dorothy Parker, he wrote about sex, drinking, and social class with a frankness ahead of its time. The fiction he published in The New Yorker (more than any other writer to this day) came to epitomize the kind of short story featured in that magazine, and his impeccable ear and skillful dialogue have influenced later writers such as Raymond Carver. Bringing together sixty stories written over four decades, [this is] the largest, most comprehensive collection of O'Hara's stories ever published.
Baker Berry PS3529.H29 A6 2016

The complete writings of Henry James on art and drama
James, Henry, 1843-1916, author
Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Volume 1. Art -- Volume 2. Drama.

"The Complete Writings of Henry James on Art Henry James records in his autobiography a transformative childhood experience in the Louvre when he foresaw the 'fun' that art might bring him. Many of his novels and stories indeed go on to dramatise the circumstances of the artist's life, and their allusions to art are extensive"--
Baker Berry PS2112 .C65 2016

Nine Island
Alison, Jane, 1961- author
New York : Catapult, [2016]
Autobiographical novel told by J, a woman who lives in a glass tower on one of Miami Beach's lush Venetian Islands. After decades of disaster with men, she is trying to decide whether to withdraw forever from romantic love. Having just returned to Miami from a monthlong reunion with an old flame, "Sir Gold," and a visit to her fragile mother, J begins translating Ovid's magical stories.
Baker Berry PS3551.L366 N56 2016

Rules for others to live by : comments and self-contradictions
Greenberg, Richard, 1958- author
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2016]
Apology to Oprah -- Introduction -- Manifesto. Wisdom -- City. Selves ; Well, you've just been a delight, or New York City in the eighties ; Mediocrity: an appreciation ; I completely agree, but: two nostaldias ; Local character ; Weatherless Chelsea ; As I was saying to Kitty Genovese ; Here, too, is New York ; Here's an idea ; In the moment ; My racial incident -- City Friends. Trapped ; My friend, the murderer manqué ; Surprising friend ; Socialism ; Worst-case scenario ; Friendship ; Cute idea -- Storytelling. My first-world problem and Go fuck yourself ; Origin myth ; Genre/role ; Rich peaople ; Selling out ; Triumph ; A plea for universal misunderstanding ; Presence ; Anecdote -- Health, education. Goodness ; Doctors/diagnosticians ; Sleep ; Oblivion ; Malpractice ; Age -- City friends, new and updated. Deferred ; On liking racist things -- Obligatory. My best recipe -- Several dead women of whom I was fond. Maeve and Fredda ; In order of disappearance -- Things are looking up, maybe; and back. Opinions ; Nuptials ; Byrne the witch: my radical youth ; On the other hand... ; A paradox explained ; Ignorance ; Meaning ; The sump ; Trees ; Dinner ; Local character, part 2.

"David Sedaris meets Garrison Keillor in this hysterically funny and thoughtful collection of original essays by Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg, who shares anecdotes and observations gathered from a lifetime of perfecting Rules for Others to Live By. Between worrying about his artist friends and reconciling his complicated feelings about New York City, Pulitzer finalist Richard Greenberg still finds time to be something of a hermit--and it seems to be working out for him. As a playwright, he says, the time spent alone making up stories about fictional characters has sharpened his sensitivity to real life and all of the bizarre, unpredictable, and even unimaginable people beyond one's front door. In Rules for Others to Live By, he shares stories from his life, observations from two decades of residence on a three-block stretch of New York City, and musings from his brilliant, if not a little unusual, mind. Spanning a range of topics from friendship to writing, urban life to visiting parents, health crises to hypochondria and other paranoid tendencies, Greenberg's distinct and hilarious voice articulates our own mild obsessions and the idiosyncrasies we can only hope will go unnoticed in a crowd"--
Baker Berry PS3557.R3789 Z46 2016

Among the living
Rabb, Jonathan, author
New York : Other Press, [2016]
"In late summer 1947, thirty-one-year-old Yitzhak Goldah, a camp survivor, arrives in Savannah to live with his only remaining relatives. They are Abe and Pearl Jesler, older, childless, and an integral part of the thriving Jewish community that has been in Georgia since the founding of the colony. There, Yitzhak discovers a fractured world, where Reform and Conservative Jews live separate lives--distinctions, to him, that are meaningless given what he has been through. He further complicates things when, much to the Jeslers' dismay, he falls in love with Eva, a young widow within the Reform community. When a woman from Yitzhak's past suddenly appears--one who is even more shattered than he is--Yitzhak must choose between a dark and tortured familiarity and the promise of a bright new life. Set amid the backdrop of America's postwar south, Among the Living grapples with questions of identity and belonging, and steps beyond the Jewish experience as it situates Yitzhak's story during the last gasp of the Jim Crow era. Yitzhak begins to find echoes of his own experience in the lives of the black family who work for the Jeslers--an affinity he does not share with the Jeslers themselves. This realization both surprises and convinces Yitzhak that his choices are not as clear-cut as he might have thought"--
Baker Berry PS3568.A215 A83 2016

James Baldwin : escape from America, exile in Provence
Farber, Jules B., author
Gretna, Louisiana : Pelican Publishing Company, 2016
From 1970 until his death in 1987, James Baldwin lived a self-imposed exile in Saint-Paul de Vence, France. This period of Baldwin's life served as his own personal liberation from the cultural and societal oppression he felt as a black writer in the US. Composed of more than seventy interviews, the book explores "life with Jimmy" through personal reminisces of well-known artists, writers, and celebrities, such as Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Angela Davis, Sol Stein, Herb Gold, George Wein, Maya Angelou, Bill Wyman, Caryl Phillips, Colm Toibin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Nicholas Delbanco, Toni Morrison, and many others. --from inside jacket flap.
Baker Berry PS3552.A45 Z6527 2016

Bertrand Court
Brafman, Michelle, author
Altadena, CA : Prospect Park Books, [2016]
"Bertrand Court intertwines seventeen luminous narratives about the secrets of an unforgettable cast of politicos, filmmakers, and housewives, all tied to a suburban D.C. cul-de-sac. Linked through bloodlines and grocery lines, they respond to life's bruises by grabbing power, sex, or the family silver. As they atone and forgive, they unmask the love and truth that hop white picket fences"--
Baker Berry PS3602.R344415 B47 2016

Brightfellow : a novel
Ducornet, Rikki, 1943- author
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2016
"Praise for Rikki Ducornet:"Linguistically explosive. one of the most interesting American writers around."--The Nation"Ducornet--surrealist, absurdist, pure anarchist at times--is one of our most accomplished writers, adept at seizing on the perfect details and writing with emotion and cool detachment simultaneously. I love her style because it is penetrating and precise but also sensual without being overwrought. You experience a Ducornet novel with all of your senses."--Jeff VanderMeer. A feral boy comes of age on a campus decadent with starched sheets, sweating cocktails, and homemade jams. Stub is the cause of that missing sweater, the pie that disappeared off the cooling rack. Then Stub meets Billy, who takes him in, and Asthma, who enchants him, and all is found, then lost. A fragrant, voluptuous novel of imposture, misplaced affection, and emotional deformity. An artist and writer, Rikki Ducornet has illustrated books by Robert Coover, Jorge Luis Borges, Forrest Gander, and Joanna Howard. Her paintings have been exhibited widely, including, most recently, at the Pierre Menard Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Salvador Allende Museum in Santiago, Chile"--
Baker Berry PS3554.U279 B75 2016

The mothers : a novel
Bennett, Brit, author
New York : Riverhead Books, [2016]
It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken beauty. Mourning her mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. It's not serious-- until the pregnancy. As years move by, Nadia, Luke, and her friend Aubrey are living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently?
Baker Berry PS3602.E66444 M68 2016

The best plays from American theatre festivals, 2015
edited by John Patrick Bray
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2016
Introduction / by John Patrick Bray -- Helvetica / by Will Coleman -- Now comes the night / by E.M. Lewis -- The Oregon Trail / by Bekah Brunstetter -- What happened when / by Daniel Talbott -- Spit like a big girl / by Clarinda Ross -- Girls in boys pants / by Kato McNickle -- Schooled / by Lisa Lewis -- St. Francis / by Miranda Jonte -- Hamlet-mobile / by Lauren Ludwig -- (Becoming) hue man / by T. Anthony Marotta.
Baker Berry PS634.2 .B475 2016

Another place you've never been : a novel
Kauffman, Rebecca, author
Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull an imprint of Counterpoint, [2016]
"Most of us have experienced what it's like to know what someone is going to say right before they say it. Or perhaps you have been shocked by the irrefutable phenomena of coincidence, when your life intersects with another's in the most unlikely way. In gripping prose marked by stark simplicity, Another Place You've Never Been by debut novelist Rebecca Kauffman explores the intersection of human experience amidst the minutiae of everyday life. In her mid-thirties and living in Buffalo, NY (where she is originally from), Tracy spends most days at the restaurant where she works as a hostess, despite her aspirations of a career that would make use of her creative talents. Tracy's life is explored not only though her own personal point of view, but also through the viewpoints of other characters, wherein Tracy may only make a peripheral appearance or even emerge at different periods in her life. Kauffman subtly exposes the lives of these characters-alongside the presences of spiritually mysterious Native American figures that appear throughout-and gradually reveals the true purposes of both as their paths intersect"--
Baker Berry PS3611.A82325 A56 2016

Saris and a single malt
Vikram, Sweta Srivastava, 1975- author
Ann Arbor : Modern History Press, [2016]
"A collection of poetry and essays lamenting the death of Sweta Srivastava Vikram's mother in May 2014 in India."--
Baker Berry PS3622.I493 A6 2016

Second April
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950
New York : Mitchell Kennerley, 1921
Rauner Rare Book PS3525.I495 S4

The fisherman
Langan, John author
Petaluma, CA : Word Horde, [2016]
"In upstate New York, in the woods around Woodstock, Dutchman's Creek flows out of the Ashokan Reservoir. Steep-banked, fast-moving, it offers the promise of fine fishing, and of something more, a possibility too fantastic to be true. When Abe and Dan, two widowers who have found solace in each other's company and a shared passion for fishing, hear rumors of the Creek, and what might be found there, the remedy to both their losses, they dismiss it as just another fish story. Soon, though, the men find themselves drawn into a tale as deep and old as the Reservoir. It's a tale of dark pacts, of long-buried secrets, and of a mysterious figure known as Der Fisher: the Fisherman. It will bring Abe and Dan face to face with all that they have lost, and with the price they must pay to regain it"--Publisher.
Baker Berry PS3612.A5578 F57 2016

The Warren
Evenson, Brian, 1966- author
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2016
"The Warren is a tense, thoughtful exploration of a battle for survival between two beings with competing claims to humanity."--Publisher's website.
Baker Berry PS3555.V326 W37 2016

Soul at the white heat : inspiration, obsession, and the writing life
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
A collection of critical and personal essays on writing, obsession, and inspiration allows the author to play literary detective while dissecting the work of other authors and herself.
Baker Berry PS3565.A8 A6 2016

Five plays
Hunter, Samuel D., author
New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2016
A permanent image -- A great wilderness -- The few -- Rest -- Pocatello.

""An important new voice in the American theater."--Los Angeles Times "If there's a soul adrift--physically or spiritually--in the Gem State, chances are good he sprang from the fertile pen of Samuel D. Hunter."--Playbill "Mr. Hunter. writes with unusual insight into, and empathy for, people whose lives have settled into sad stasis, or strategic withdrawal. [He is] sure-footed when it comes to illuminating characters from within."--New York Times "Hunter is a playwright who crafts moving portraits of unlikely protagonists and explores the human capacity for empathy through the prism of his characters' struggles. Hunter's quietly captivating dramas confront the polarizing and socially isolating aspects of contemporary life across the American landscape."--MacArthur Foundation By depicting the everyday trials of ordinary Americans, critically acclaimed playwright Samuel D. Hunter "writes with unusual insight into, and empathy for, people whose lives have settled into sad stasis" (New York Times). Hunter's compassionate eye for the quiet, lonely struggles of his Idahoan characters makes his plays desperately and painfully human. The talented writer demonstrates his knack for exposing the pathos in marginalized lives with these four poignant new plays: Rest, A Great Wilderness, The Few, and Pocatello. Samuel D. Hunter's plays include The Whale (Drama Desk Award; Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, GLAAD Media Award, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play) and A Bright New Boise (Obie Award, Drama Desk nomination for Best Play). His newest plays include The Few, A Great Wilderness, Rest, and Pocatello. He is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship, a 2012 Whiting Writers Award, the 2013 Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, the 2011 Sky Cooper Prize, and the 2008 PONY/Lark Fellowship. A native of northern Idaho, Sam lives in New York. He holds degrees in playwriting from NYU, The Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and Juilliard"--
Baker Berry PS3608.U59496 A6 2016

The second winter
Larsen, Craig, author
New York : Other Press, [2016]
"Set in Denmark in the darkest days of World War II, [this] is a cinematic novel that, in its ... portrayal of a family struggling to survive the German occupation, both captures a savage moment in history and exposes the violence and want inherent in a father's love"
Baker Berry PS3612.A765 S43 2016

Las madrinas : life among my mothers
Matiella, Ana Consuelo, author
El Rito, New Mexcio : Tres Chicas Books, 2016
Baker Berry PS3613.A83 Z46 2016

The upright heart : a novel
Ain-Krupa, Julia, author
Williamstown, Massachusetts : New Europe Books, 2016
Baker Berry PS3601.I5 U67 2016

Migratory words
Quazi, Moumin, author
Beaumont, Texas : Lamar University Literary Press, [2016]
Baker Berry PS3617.U395 A6 2016

Bearing the mask : Southwestern persona poems
edited by Scott Wiggerman & Cindy Huyser ; foreword by Carmen Tafolla
Albuquerque, New Mexico : Dos Gatos Press, [2016]
Baker Berry PS566 .B43 2016

Fascist directive : Ezra Pound and Italian cultural nationalism
Paul, Catherine E., 1971- author
Clemson, South Carolina : Clemson University Press, 2016
List of abbreviations -- List of figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Italian cultural nationalism -- Renaissance revisited: Pound's foray into Italian cultural nationalism -- The bundle and the pickax: Fascist cultural projects -- Ezra Pound and/or the Fascist Gerarchia -- The Fascist cultural nationalism of the Vivaldi revival -- Italian Fascist exhibitions and Pound's fascist directive -- Propaganda art: can a poet be a traitor? -- Appendix: Vivaldi scores in Pound's hand -- Select bibliography -- Notes -- Index.

Reveals changes in Ezra Pound's prose writing resulting from his excitement over Mussolini's use of Italian cultural heritage to build and promote the modern Fascist state. Drawing on unpublished archival material and untranslated periodical contributions, the author delves into the vexing work of perhaps the most famous, certainly the most notorious, American in Italy in the 1930s and 1940s, providing fresh understanding of Fascist deployment of art, architecture, blockbuster exhibitions, music, archaeological projects, urban design,a nd literature. Pound's prose writings of this period cement a "directive" approach - declaiming his views with an authority that shuts down disagreement. This work reveals the importance of this approach to his larger artistic mission.
Baker Berry PS3531.O82 Z78553 2016

Down and out in purgatory
Powers, Tim, 1952- author
Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, [2016]
"In college, Tom Holbrook worshipped Shasta DiMaio from afar, but she married the arrogant John Atwater--and Atwater eventually murdered her. All that's left for Tom is revenge. He has devoted the rest of his life to finding Atwater and killing him--but when he finally finds him, Atwater is in a bag in the Los Angeles County morgue. How do you kill a man who has already died?"--Page 2 of book jacket.
Baker Berry PS3566.O95 D69 2016

Guards at the Taj ; and Mr. Wolf : two plays
Joseph, Rajiv, author
Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, [2016]
"Set in India in 1648, Guards at the Taj introduces two young Imperial Guards, Humayun and Babur, as they stand watch in front of the city walls. New to their roles and just recently out of training, they have been assigned the less-than-exciting "dawn watch" leaving them plenty of time for discussion about the great Tajmahal-which they have heard much about, but have never seen until now. According to rumor, Shah Jahan has issued a royal decree that anyone who took part in the building of this majestic "city within a city" must have their hands chopped off, so as to ensure that "nothing so beautiful as the Tajmahal shall ever be built again." Humayun and Babur's repartee takes a somber turn as they realize that they will be the guards tasked with carrying out this violent judgment. Mr. Wolf is a powerful play about child abduction told from the point of view of various characters: Michael and Hana's daughter was kidnapped fourteen years ago. Julie also had a child kidnapped around a similar time. Theresa was kidnapped when she was three and knows nothing of the world except that which her captor selectively revealed to her over the years. These four lives, once altered by tragedy, now must face that nightmare once again"--
Baker Berry PS3610.O669 A6 2017

In the mountains of madness : the life, death, and extraordinary afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft
Poole, W. Scott, 1971- author
Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint, [2016]
The night gaunts -- Forbidden books -- Cthulhu rises.

"In the Mountains of Madness interweaves the biography of the legendary writer with an exploration of Lovecraft as a phenomenon. It aims to explain this reclusive figure while also challenging some of the general views held by Lovecraft devotees, focusing specifically on the large cross-section of horror and science fiction fans who know Lovecraft through films, Role Playing Games, and video games directly influenced by his work but know little or nothing about him. More than a traditional biography, In The Mountains of Madness will place Lovecraft and his work in a cultural context, as an artist more in tune with our time than his own. Much of the literary work on Lovecraft tries to place him in relation to Poe or M.R. James or Arthur Machen; these ideas have little meaning for most contemporary readers. In his provocative new book, Poole reclaims the true essence of Lovecraft in relation to the comics of Joe Lansdale, the novels of Stephen King, and some of the biggest blockbuster films in contemporary America, proving the undying influence of this rare and significant figure"--
Baker Berry PS3523.O833 Z838 2016

Hemingway's geographies : intimacy, materiality, and memory
Godfrey, Laura Gruber, author
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Baker Berry PS3515.E37 Z59638 2016

Stones : three one act plays
Neuman, Colleen
Stone soup -- Robbers are everywhere -- The trial of the stone.
Baker Berry PS3564.E845 S76 2012

Best creative nonfiction of the South
Casey Clabough and Thorpe Moeckel, editors
Huntsville, Texas : Texas Review Press, [2016]-
"Best Creative Nonfiction of the South, of which this Virginia collection is the first volume, serves as a valuable resource for scholars, students, writers, and general readers interested in creative nonfiction both from specific areas of the South and across the region as a whole. The writers included in each volume come from diverse backgrounds, generations, and artistic traditions. Most, if not all, volumes in the series indirectly reflect literary changes over time and/or how literary variations have manifested themselves in a given state".
Baker Berry PS659.2 .B485 2016

The feud : Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the end of a beautiful friendship
Beam, Alex, author
New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]
The beginning -- Such good friends -- Sex doesn't sell...or does it? -- Whose mother is Russia anyway? -- Meet Eugene Onegin -- What hath Nabokov wrought? -- "He is a very old friend of mine" -- We are all Pushkinists now -- Until death do us part -- Just kidding? -- Why? -- As I was saying...

"In 1940 Edmund Wilson was the undisputed big dog of American letters. Vladimir Nabokov was a near-penniless Russian exile seeking asylum in the States. Wilson became a mentor to Nabokov, introducing him to every editor of note, assigning reviews for The New Republic, engineering a Guggenheim. Their intimate friendship blossomed over a shared interest in all things Russian, ruffled a bit by political disagreements. But then came Lolita, and suddenly Nabokov was the big (and very rich) dog. Finally the feud erupted in full when Nabokov published his hugely footnoted and virtually unreadable literal translation of Pushkin's famously untranslatable verse novel Eugene Onegin. Wilson attacked his friend's translation with hammer and tong in the New York Review of Books. Nabokov counterattacked in the same publication. Back and forth the increasingly aggressive letters volleyed until their friendship was reduced to ashes by the narcissism of small differences"--
Baker Berry PS3527.A15 Z615 2016

The day's last light reddens the leaves of the copper beech : poems
Dobyns, Stephen, 1941- author
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, Ltd., 2016
"This new collection from best-selling poet and novelist Stephen Dobyns focuses on the hard, ephemeral truth of mortality, including the section "Sixteen Sonnets for Isabel" about the recent death of his wife; the poem "Laugh," a portrait of the late poet Hayden Carruth; and the poignant parable of a horse in a bar. In true Dobyns fashion, these poems grip and guide readers into a state of empathy, ultimately raising the question of how one lives and endures in the world. Recognitions The awful imbalance that occurs with age when you suddenly see that more friends have died, than remain alive. And at times the memory seems so real that the latest realization of a death can become a second, smaller death. All those talks cut off in mid- sentence. All those plans tossed in the trash. What can you do but sit out on the porch when evening comes? The day's last light reddens the leaves of the copper beach. Stephen Dobyns is the best-selling author of twenty-three novels, fourteen books of poetry, two collections of essays, and one book of short stories. Among his many honors and awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. Dobyns has worked as a reporter for Detroit News, and has written reviews for such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Times Literary Supplement. He has taught at various academic institutions, including Sarah Lawrence College, the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, the University of Iowa, Syracuse University, and Boston University. He currently lives in Westerly, Rhode Island"--
Baker Berry PS3554.O2 A6 2016

Where we go when all we were is gone
Nagamatsu, Sequoia, author
[Pittsburgh, PA] : Black Lawrence Press, 2016
"'The Return to Monsterland' opens Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone, a collection of twelve fabulist and genre-bending stories inspired by Japanese folklore, historical events, and pop culture. In 'Rokurokubi', a man who has the demonic ability to stretch his neck to incredible lengths tries to save a marriage built on secrets. The recently dead find their footing in 'The Inn of the Dead's Orientation for Being a Japanese Ghost'. In 'Girl Zero', a couple navigates the complexities of reviving their deceased daughter via the help of a shapeshifter. And, in the title story, a woman instigates a months-long dancing frenzy in a Tokyo where people don't die but are simply reborn without their memories."--
Baker Berry PS3614.A423 A6 2016

The meeting house
Nelson, Marilyn, 1946- author
Simsbury, Connecticut : Antrim House, 2016
Baker Berry PS3573.A4795 A6 2016

Songs from a mountain
Nadelberg, Amanda, author
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2016
Baker Berry PS3614.A28 S65 2016

Caminar = Walking
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862, author
Guadalajara, Jalisco, México : Impronta, MMXIV [2014]
Baker Berry PS3051 .W3518 2014

Caraza, Xánath, author
[Place of publication not identified] : Mouthfeel Press, 2015
Baker Berry PS3603.A6939 O34 2015

Voice's daughter of a heart yet to be born
Waldman, Anne, 1945- author
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2016
"Praise for Anne Waldman. Waldman brings her wild, oracular voice to the environmental questions that currently bedevil us." We got to Mars. We circle asteroids with a strange anticipation. We go interstellar. We like the sound of wormhole. Its magic. Thel without footprint, without trace, desiccated, desolate, nothing around, nugatory. Thel who talks with worm. Thel a figment in the mind of becoming-in-life, of potential, of not-becoming-yet in-mind, just got dreamed up, a proposal is Thel's gambit for one who would be cautious. Caution trumps curious. "--
Baker Berry PS3573.A4215 A6 2016

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