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Literature as cultural ecology : sustainable texts
Zapf, Hubert, 1948-
London ; Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
Cultural ecology and literary studies -- Ecocriticism and cultural ecology -- Literature as cultural ecology -- Transdisciplinary contexts of a cultural ecology of literature.
"Outlines a new approach to the reading of literary texts. Hubert Zapf considers the ways in which literature operates as a form of cultural ecology, using language, imagination, and critique to challenge and transform cultural narratives of humanity's relationsip to nature. In this way, the book demonstrates the important role that literature plays in creating a more sustainable way of life."
Baker Berry PS169.E25 Z36 2016
McCombs, Davis, 1969-
Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 
First hard freeze -- A family story -- Wind in the Ozarks -- Dumpster honey? -- In his own country -- Freshwater drum -- Gray fox, a resolution of sorrow -- The Widder Mercer -- Of thorns -- Trundle.
"Drawn from the rich folk traditions of his native Mammoth Cave region in Kentucky as well as the folklore of his adopted Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, the poems in Davis McCombs's third collection exist along the fraught lines where nature and agriculture collide or in those charged moments where modernity intrudes on an archaic world. These poems celebrate out-of-the-way places, the lore of plants, wild animals and their unknowable lives, and nearly forgotten ways of being and talking and doing. Rendered in a language of great lexical juxtapositions, here are days of soil and labor, nights lit only by firelight, and the beings, possibly not of this world, lured like moths to its flames. McCombs, always a poet of place and of rootedness, writes poems teetering between two locales, one familiar but achingly distant, one bewildering but alluringly present"--
Baker Berry PS3563.C34348 A6 2016
The grand tour
Price, Adam O'Fallon
New York : Doubleday, 2016
Richard Lazar is advancing in years but regressing in life. After a career as a literary novelist that has ground to a halt and landed him in a trailer in Phoenix, Richard is surprised to find sudden success publishing a gritty memoir about his service in Vietnam. Sent on a book tour by his publishing house, Richard encounters his biggest (and really only) fan: an awkward, despondent student named Vance with issues of his own (an absentee father, a depressive mother, his own acute shyness). Soon Vance has volunteered to chauffeur Richard for the rest of the book tour, and the two embark on a disastrous but often hilarious cross-country trip. When things go wrong, Richard and Vance forge an unlikely bond between two misanthropes whose mutual insecurities and disdain for the world force both to look at each other, and their lives, in a more meaningful way.
Baker Berry PS3616.R497 G73 2016
As good as gone : a novel
Watson, Larry, 1947-
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016
"Calvin Sidey is a cowboy of the old-school, no-guff sort--steely, hardened, with his own personal code. It's the 1960s, and he's living off the grid in a stifling trailer on the prairie when his adult son, Bill, seeks his help. A mostly absentee father, and a virtual no-show as a grandfather, Calvin nevertheless reluctantly agrees to stay with his grandchildren for a week. He decamps for his son's dark and musty basement, to the small town where he once was a mythic figure, and soon enough problems arise: a boy's attentions to seventeen-year-old Ann are increasingly aggressive, and a group of reckless kids portend danger for eleven-year-old Will. Calvin only knows one way to solve a problem: the Old West way, in which scores are settled, ultimatums are issued, and your gun is always loaded. In the changing culture of the 1960s, Calvin isn't just a relic, he's a wild card and a threat."
Baker Berry PS3573.A853 A93 2016
Watchlist : 32 stories by persons of interest
edited by Bryan Hurt
New York : Catapult, 
Introduction / Bryan Hurt -- Nighttime of the city / Robert Coover -- Sleeping where Jean Seberg slept / Katherine Karlin -- Testimony of Malik, Israeli agent, prisoner #287690 / Randa Jarrar -- The relive box / T. Coraghessan Boyle -- Scroogled / Cory Doctorow -- California / Sean Bernard -- Adela, primarily known as, The black voyage, later reprinted as, The red casket of the heart. By Anon / Chanelle Benz -- Ladykiller / Miracle Jones -- The transparency project / Alissa Nutting -- The gift / Mark Irwin -- What he was like / Alexis Landau -- The entire predicament / Lucy Corin -- Coyote / Charles Yu -- Terro(tour)istas / Juan Pablo Villalobos -- Safety tips for living alone / Jim Shepard -- Prof / Chika Unigwe -- The witness and the passenger train / Bonnie Nadzam -- Moonless / Bryan Hurt -- Our new neighborhood / Lincoln Michel -- Buildings talk / Dana Johnson -- Lifehack at Bar Kaminuk / Mark Chiusano -- Making book / Dale Peck -- Dinosaurs went extinct around the time of the first flower / Kelly Luce -- Ether / Zhang Ran -- Drone / Miles Klee -- Transcription of an eye / Carmen Maria Machado -- The taxidermist / David Abrams -- Second chance / Etgar Keret -- Strava / Steven Hayward -- We are the Olfanauts / Deji Bryce Olukotun -- Viewer, violator / Aimee Bender -- Thirteen ways of being looked at by a Blackbird SR71 / Paul Di Filippo.
"In Watchlist, some of today's most prominent and promising fiction writers from around the globe respond to, meditate on, and mine for inspiration the surveillance culture in which we live. With contributions from Etgar Keret, T.C. Boyle, Robert Coover, Aimee Bender, Jim Shepard, Alissa Nutting, Charles Yu, Cory Doctorow, and many more, Watchlist unforgettably confronts the question: What does it mean to be watched?"--
Baker Berry PS648.S5 W38 2015
Communal nude : collected essays
Glück, Robert, 1947-
South Pasadena, CA : Semiotext(e), 
A real fictional depth -- Between life and death -- Narrative bent -- People -- Talks.
Baker Berry PS3557 .L82 2016
New York : Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 
"In 1940, fifteen year-old Margot Fiske arrives on the shores of Monterey Bay with her eccentric entrepreneur father. Margot has been her father's apprentice all over the world, until an accident in Monterey's tide pools drives them apart and plunges her head-first into the mayhem of John Steinbeck's Cannery Row ... Alternating between past and present, Monterey Bay explores histories both imagined and actual to create an unforgettable portrait of an exceptional woman, a world-famous aquarium, and the beloved town they both call home."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PS3608.A8657 M66 2016
Lions : a novel
New York : Black Cat, 2016
The presence of a stranger in a nearly abandoned Colorado town changes the fates of everyone he encounters, including the Walker family, who have lived in the town for generations.
Baker Berry PS3614.A39 L56 2016
Letters to Kevin
Dixon, Stephen, 1936-
Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books, 
"Rudy, a good-hearted fellow in New York, has been trying to phone Kevin Wafer, a kid he knows in Palo Alto, California. Only trouble is, one thing or another keeps getting in the way. For starters, Rudy doesnt have a phone in his apartment, and he can't manage to get a dial tone on his pillow or his alarm clock. When he tries to use a pay phone, the phone booth gets carried off by a crane, deposited in a warehouse, and left with Rudy trapped inside. What's worse, the only repairman who shows up can't help because he's due to leave on his vacation and won't be back for a month. Rudy tries to call for help, but all he can get on the line are other people locked inside other phone booths located other in warehouses all over the world. The only sensible thing for Rudy to do is to sit down with his trusty portable typewriter and write Kevin a letter, telling him whats happened."--Publisher's website.
Baker Berry PS3554.I92 L48 2016
Half wild : stories
New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
Spanning nearly forty years, the stories in Robin MacArthur's formidable debut give voice to the hopes, dreams, hungers, and fears of a diverse cast of Vermonters--adolescent girls, aging hippies, hardscrabble farmers, disconnected women, and solitary men. Straddling the border between civilization and the wild, they all struggle to make sense of their loneliness and longings in the stark and often isolating enclaves they call home--golden fields and white-veiled woods, dilapidated farmhouses and makeshift trailers, icy rivers and still lakes rouse the imagination, tether the heart, and inhabit the soul.
Baker Berry PS3613.A243 H35 2016
How I became a North Korean
New York, New York : Viking, 
Three young people struggle to make new lives for themselves in the dangerous region where China borders North Korea.
Baker Berry PS3612.E3446 H69 2016
Leaving Lucy Pear
New York, New York : Viking, 
Inadvertently reunited with the daughter she secretly abandoned and the girl's Irish Catholic adoptive mother during the height of the Prohibition era, the adult daughter of a Jewish industrialist finds her life turned upside down by her daughter's bold and unconventional personality.
Baker Berry PS3619.O4329 L43 2016
Silent film and U.S. naturalist literature : time, narrative, and modernity
New York ; Routledge, 2016
Introduction: progress without people -- Unnatural time: Frank Norris at the cinema's beginnings -- Naturalist historiography at the moving picture show: Frank Norris, D. W. Griffith, and naturalist editing -- Made of leavings and scraps: Jack London, Jack Johnson, and racial time -- Systems, not men: processes without people in utopian factory films and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's eusocial feminism -- Epilogue: scaling up to modernism.
Baker Berry PS374.N29 F88 2016
The Soho Press book of 80s short fiction
edited by Dale Peck
New York, NY : Soho Press, Inc., 
"In The Soho Press Book of '80s Short Fiction, editor Dale Peck offers readers a fresh take on a seminal period in American history, when Ronald Reagan was president, the Cold War was rushing to its conclusion, and literature was searching for ways to move beyond the postmodern unease of the 1970s. Morally charged by newly politicized notions of identity but fraught with anxiety about a body whose fragility had been freshly emphasized by the AIDS epidemic, the 34 works gathered here are individually vivid, but taken as a body of work, they challenge the prevailing notion of the '80s as a time of aesthetic as well as financial maximalism. Formally inventive yet tightly controlled, they offer a more expansive, inclusive view of the era's literary accomplishments. The anthology blends early stories from writers like Denis Johnson, Jamaica Kincaid, Mary Gaitskill, and Raymond Carver, which have gone on to become part of the American canon, with remarkable and often transgressive work from some of the most celebrated writers of the underground, including Dennis Cooper, Eileen Myles, Lynne Tillman, and Gary Indiana. Peck has also included powerful work by writers such as Gil Cuadros, Essex Hemphill, and Sam D'Allesandro, whose untimely deaths from AIDS ended their careers almost before they had begun. Almost a third of the stories are out of print and unavailable elsewhere. The Soho Press Book of '80s Short Fiction is a daring reappraisal of a decade that is increasingly central to our culture"--
Baker Berry PS648.S5 S683 2016
The lyric in the age of the brain
Skillman, Nikki, 1982-
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
"Exploration of our inner life--perception, thought, memory, feeling--once seemed a privileged domain of lyric poetry. Scientific discoveries, however, have recently supplied physiological explanations for what was once believed to be transcendental; the past sixty years have brought wide recognition that the euphoria of love is both a felt condition and a chemical phenomenon, that memories are both representations of lived experience and dynamic networks of activation in the brain. Caught between a powerful but reductive scientific view of the mind and traditional literary metaphors for consciousness that have come to seem ever more naive, American poets since World War II have struggled to articulate a vision of human consciousness that is both scientifically informed and poetically truthful. The Lyric in the Age of the Brain examines several contemporary poets--Robert Lowell, A.R. Ammons, Robert Creeley, James Merrill, John Ashbery, Jorie Graham, and experimentalists such as Harryette Mullen and Tan Lin--to discern what new language, poetic forms, and depictions of selfhood this perplexity forces into being. Nikki Skillman shows that under the sway of physiological conceptions of mind, poets ascribe ever less agency to the self, ever less transformative potential to the imagination. But in readings that unravel factional oppositions in contemporary American poetry, Skillman argues that the lyric--a genre accustomed to revealing expansive aesthetic possibilities within narrow formal limits--proves uniquely positioned to register and redeem the dispersals of human mystery that loom in the age of the brain."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PS305 .S54 2016
The city keeps : selected and new poems 1966-2014
Godfrey, John, 1945-
Seattle : Wave Books, 
Baker Berry PS3557.O29 A6 2016
The good lieutenant
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
"A novel about two American lieutenants stationed in Iraq--both a love story and an account of a mission gone terribly wrong--written in reverse"--
Baker Berry PS3570.E692 G66 2016
Northrup, Jim, 1943-2016
Golden, CO : Fulcrum Publishing, 
"Dirty Copper, the prequel to Walking the Rez Road, tells the story of Luke Warmwater, an Anishinaabe soldier, as he returns to the Reservation after serving in Vietnam. Once again, Luke is torn between duty and morality as he becomes a deputy sheriff on the Rez and sees firsthand the war raging below the appearance of peace. Like all veterans, Luke struggles to heal amid a world that considers him an outsider. Jim Northrup provides an insightful and unflinching view of the veteran experience both as a soldier and as a Native American"--
Baker Berry PS3564.O765 D57 2014
Certain magical acts
Notley, Alice, 1945-
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 
"An important new work of poetry from Alice Notley, winner of the 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Alice Notley has become one of the most highly regarded figures in American poetry, a master of the visionary mode acclaimed for genre-bending book-length poems of great ambition and adventurousness. Her newest work sets out to explore the world and its difficulties, from the recent economic crisis and climate change to the sorrow of violence and the disappointment of democracy or any other political system. Notley channels these themes in a mix of several longer poems - one is a kind of spy novella in which the author is discovered to be a secret agent of the dead, another an extended message found in a manuscript in a future defunct world - with some unique shorter pieces. Varying formally between long expansive lines, a mysteriously cohering sequence in meters reminiscent of ancient Latin, a narration with a postmodern broken surface, and the occasional sonnet, these are grand poems, inviting the reader to be grand enough to survive, spiritually, a planet's ruin"--
Baker Berry PS3564.O79 A6 2016
In the not quite dark : stories
Johnson, Dana, 1967-
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 
"Following her prize-winning collection Break Any Woman Down, Dana Johnson returns with a collection of bold stories set mostly in downtown Los Angeles that examine large issues -love, class, race - and how they influence and define our most intimate moments. In "The Liberace Museum," a mixed-race couple leave the South toward the destination of Vegas, crossing miles of road and history to the promised land of consumption; in "Rogues," a young man on break from college lands in his brother's Inland Empire neighborhood during a rash of unexplained robberies; in "She Deserves Everything She Gets," a woman listens to the strict advice given to her spoiled niece about going away to college, reflecting on her own experience and the night she lost her best friend; and in the collection's title story, a man setting down roots in downtown L.A. is haunted by the specter of both gentrification and a young female tourist, whose body was found in the water tower of a neighboring building. With deep insight into character, intimate relationships, and the modern search for personal freedom, In the Not Quite Dark is powerful new work that feels both urgent and timeless. "--
Baker Berry PS3610.O33 A6 2016
Some possible solutions : stories
Phillips, Helen, 1983-
New York : Henry Holt & Company, 2016
"In a spine-tingling new collection, the "unique"(NPR) and "wickedly funny" (New York Times) Helen Phillips offers an idiosyncratic series of "what-ifs" about our fragile human condition.Some Possible Solutions offers an idiosyncratic series of "What ifs": What if your perfect hermaphrodite match existed on another planet? What if you could suddenly see through everybody's skin to their organs? What if you knew the exact date of your death? What if your city was filled with doppelgangers of you? Forced to navigate these bizarre scenarios, Phillips' characters search for solutions to the problem of how to survive in an irrational, infinitely strange world. In dystopias that are exaggerated versions of the world in which we live, these characters strive for intimacy and struggle to resolve their fraught relationships with each other, with themselves, and with their place in the natural world. We meet a wealthy woman who purchases a high-tech sex toy in the shape of a man, a rowdy, moody crew of college students who resolve the energy crisis, and orphaned twin sisters who work as futuristic strippers--and with Phillips' characteristic smarts and imagination, we see that no one is quite who they appear. By turns surreal, witty, and perplexing, these marvelous stories are ultimately a reflection of our own reality and of the big questions that we all face. Who are we? Where do we fit? Phillips is a true original and a treasure"--
Baker Berry PS3616.H45565 A6 2016
Zelestina Urza in outer space : a novel
Reno, Nevada : Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, 
"The story of the Basque immigrant Zelestina Urza and her life in the fictional town of Wolf, Wyoming"--
Baker Berry PS3568.O5655 Z33 2015
In the empire of the air : the poems of Donald Britton
Britton, Donald, 1951-
New York : Nightboat Books, 
Baker Berry PS3552.R499 A6 2016
Weston's unsent letters to Modotti
Parmenter, Chad, 1977-
North Adams, Massachusetts : Tupelo Press, 2015
Baker Berry PS3616.A7576 W47 2015
An American unconscious : poems
Robertson, Mebane, 1967-
Boston, MA : Black Widow Press, 
Baker Berry PS3618.O31723 A6 2016
Releasing the porcelain birds : poems after surveillance
Bristol : Shearsman Books, 2016
Baker Berry PS3552.U3865 R45 2016
Falling : a daughter, a father, and a journey back
New York : Pantheon Books 
It -- Fall -- Scans -- Art -- Family -- Waiting -- Words -- Table -- Orchard -- Cycling -- Wild -- Williamsburg -- Remember -- Laughter -- Thanks -- And.
"The award-winning children's book author confronts a new world when faced with his daughter's illness in this frank, moving, and beautiful memoir. Elisha Cooper spends his mornings writing and illustrating children's books, his afternoons playing with his two daughters. The phrase he hates most is "throw like a girl," so he teaches them to climb trees and play ball. But when he discovers a lump in five-year-old Zoe's midsection as she sits on his lap at a Chicago Cubs game, everything changes. Surgery, sleepless nights, treatments, a drumbeat of worry. Even as the family moves to New York and Zoe starts kindergarten, they must navigate a new normal: school and soccer games and hot chocolates in cafes regularly interrupted by anxious visits to the hospital. And Elisha is forced to balance his desires to be a protective parent even as he encourages his girls to take risks, against the increasing helplessness he feels for his child's well-being, and his own. With the observant eye of an artist and remarkable humor, Elisha writes about what it took for him and his wife to preserve a sense of normalcy and joy in their daughters' lives; how the family emerged from this experience profoundly changed, but healed and whole; how we are all transformed by the fear and hope we feel for those we love"--
Baker Berry PS3553.O5823 Z46 2016
Halve : poems
Jipson, Kristina, 1981-
North Adams, Massachusetts : Tupelo Press, 2016
"An examination of the distance between grief and the narratives of loss, and an effort to approach closer to the experience (and resistance to) mourning."--
Baker Berry PS3610.I67 A6 2016
Dating tips for the unemployed
Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
"Iris Smyles's Dating Tips for the Unemployed is an urban odyssey, a wistful, wise, and wry look back at a young woman trying to find her home in the world. "Iris," the narrator and heroine, guides the reader through twenty-four episodes from her life, pausing now and then for meditations on love, sex, work, loneliness, insomnia, arctic exploration, cannibalism, the Higgs boson, Greek mythology, memory, costumes parties, time travel, Rocky I, II, V, IV, VI, and III respectively, literary immortality, real estate trends, and growing up and growing old. Evoking the screwball heroines of a bygone era as she often finds herself a little lost in her own,"Iris" ventures blithely into the future, and Smyles collects the flotsam of her past. An encyclopedic, absurd, lyrical, and louche picaresque about that awkward age--between birth and death--when you feel like you don't know at all what you're doing"--
Baker Berry PS3619.M95 D38 2016
Kerouac : language, poetics, and territory
Melehy, Hassan, 1960-
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2016
Introduction: Kerouac, Exile, and the Force of Literature -- 1. Unsettlements -- 2. On and Off the Franco-American Road -- 3. Writing in Real Time -- 4. Movements of Return -- 5. The Roots of Abandonment -- Conclusion: Transnational American Literatures -- Bibliography -- Index.
"Given Jack Kerouac's enduring reputation for heaving words onto paper, it might surprise some readers to see his name coupled with the word "poetics." But as a native speaker of French, he embarked on his famous "spontaneous prose" only after years of seeking techniques to overcome the restrictions he encountered in writing in a single language, English. The result was an elaborate poetics that cannot be fully understood without accounting for his bilingual thinking and practice. Of the more than twenty-five biographies of Kerouac, few have seriously examined his relationship to the French language and the reason for his bilingualism, the Québec Diaspora. Although this background has long been recognized in French-language treatments, it is a new dimension in Anglophone studies of his writing. In a theoretically informed discussion, Hassan Melehy explores how Kerouac's poetics of exile involves meditations on moving between territories and languages. Far from being a naïve pursuit, Kerouac's writing practice not only responded but contributed to some of the major aesthetic and philosophical currents of the twentieth century in which notions such as otherness and nomadism took shape. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory offers a major reassessment of a writer who, despite a readership that extends over much of the globe, remains poorly appreciated at home"--
Baker Berry PS3521.E735 Z777 2016
Standoff : poems
Rivard, David, 1953-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 
For three decades, David Rivard has written from deep within the skin of our times. With Standoff, he asks an essential question: In a world of noise, of global anxiety and media distraction, how can we speak to each other with honesty? These poems scan the shifting horizons of our world, all the while swerving elastically through the multitude of selves that live inside our memories and longings--"all those me's that wish to be set free at dawn." The work of these poems is a counterweight to the work of the world. It wants to deepen the mystery we are to ourselves, stretching toward acceptance and tenderness in ways that are hard-won and true, even if fleeting.
Baker Berry PS3568.I8285 S73 2016
Dancing with the tiger
Wright, Lili, 1963-
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 
"When 30-year-old Anna Ramsey learns that a meth-addicted looter has dug up what might be the funerary mask of Montezuma, she books the next flight to Oaxaca. Determined to redeem her father, a discredited art collector, and to one-up her unfaithful fiance, a museum curator, Anna hurls herself headlong into Mexico's underground art world. But others are chasing the treasure as well: the shape-shifting drug lord no one can really describe; the enigmatic American expat, who keeps his art collection locked in a chapel; the former museum director who traffics stolen works, and his housekeeper--deeply religious, a gay woman in a culture of machismo, dependent on a patron she loathes; the painter Salvador on his motorcycle, complex, sensual--but with secrets of his own. Anna soon realizes that everyone is masked--some literally, others metaphorically. Indeed, Dancing with the Tiger is a splendid reminder that throughout human history, cultures have revered masks: whether in the theater or in war, for religious purposes, or to conceal identity, masks are as universal as our desire to transform ourselves, to change. Anna, without an ounce of self-pity despite traumatic losses, stands out as a heroine for our times as, traveling alone, she finds the courage to show her true face"--
Baker Berry PS3623.R5547 D36 2016
Here comes the sun : a novel
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 
"In this radiant, highly anticipated debut, a cast of unforgettable women battle for independence while a maelstrom of change threatens their Jamaican village. Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis- Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and the wide expanse of turquoise seas. At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman. As they face the impending destruction of their community, each woman--fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves--must confront long-hidden scars. From a much-heralded new writer, Here Comes the Sun offers a dramatic glimpse into a vibrant, passionate world most outsiders see simply as paradise."--
Baker Berry PS3604.E58657 H47 2016
Untouched silences : poems
Jaffin, David, 1937-
Bristol : Shearsman Books, 2016
Baker Berry PS3560.A32 U58 2016
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
The Eide family finds themselves changed forever after their elderly, demented patriarch runs into the wilderness of northern Minnesota in an attempt to reenact a similar adventure sixty years earlier.
Baker Berry PS3607.E925 W56 2016
Good as gone
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
"Thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her younger sister. Her family was shattered, but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic--but Anna, Julie's mother, has whispers of doubts. She hates to face them. She cannot avoid them. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she begins a torturous search for the truth about the woman she desperately hopes is her daughter. Propulsive and suspenseful, Good as Gone will appeal to fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, and keep readers guessing until the final pages."--
Baker Berry PS3607.E567 G66 2016
Melville in love : the secret life of Herman Melville and the muse of Moby-Dick
New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
Pt. I, A sailor in the Berkshires -- Pt. II, Greylock's majesty -- Pt. III, The voyage out.
"In Melville in Love Pulitzer Prize-finalist Michael Shelden sheds light on this literary mystery to tell a story of Melville's passionate, obsessive, and clandestine affair with a married woman named Sarah Morewood, whose libertine impulses encouraged and sustained Melville's own. In his research, Shelden discovered unexplored documents suggesting that, in their shared resistance to the "iron rule" of social conformity, Sarah and Melville had forged an illicit and enduring romantic and intellectual bond. Emboldened by the thrill of courting Sarah in secret, the pleasure of falling in love, and the excitement of spending time with literary luminaries--like Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and Nathaniel Hawthorne--Melville found the courage to take the leap from light works of adventure to the hugely brilliant, utterly subversive Moby-Dick."--Jacket flap.
Baker Berry PS2386 .S495 2016
Black anthem : poems
Bond, Bruce, 1954-
Tampa, Florida : University of Tampa Press, 
Baker Berry PS3552.O5943 A6 2016
Bukowski in a sundress : confessions from a writing life
Addonizio, Kim, 1954-
New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 
Plan D -- How to succeed in po biz -- A word of it -- Necrophilia -- Children of the corn -- Are you insane? -- How to try to stop drinking so much -- Pants on fire -- Flu shot -- All manner of obscene things -- Not dancing -- How I write -- Simple Christian charity -- Best words, best order -- Don't worry -- Bukowski in a sundress -- Cocktail time -- Penis by penis -- DOA -- How to fall for a younger man -- I [heart] New York -- What writers do all day -- Untrammeled -- The process -- How to be a dirty, dirty whore -- Space.
"A dazzling, edgy, laugh-out-loud memoir from the award-winning poet and novelist that reflects on writing, drinking, dating, and more, Kim Addonizio is used to being exposed. As a writer of provocative poems and stories, she has encountered success along with snark: one critic dismissed her as "Charles Bukowski in a sundress." ("Why not Walt Whitman in a sparkly tutu?" she muses.) Now, in this utterly original memoir in essays, she opens up to chronicle the joys and indignities in the life of a writer wandering through middle age. Addonizio vividly captures moments of inspiration at the writing desk (or bed) and adventures on the road--from a champagne-and-vodka-fueled one-night stand at a writing conference to sparsely attended readings at remote Midwestern colleges. Her crackling, unfiltered wit brings colorful life to pieces like "What Writers Do All Day," "How to Fall for a Younger Man," and "Necrophilia" (that is, sexual attraction to men who are dead inside). And she turns a tender yet still comic eye to her family: her father, who sparked her love of poetry; her mother, a former tennis champion who struggled through Parkinson's at the end of her life; and her daughter, who at a young age chanced upon some erotica she had written for Penthouse. At once intimate and outrageous, Addonizio's memoir radiates all the wit and heartbreak and ever-sexy grittiness that her fans have come to love--and that new readers will not soon forget"--
Baker Berry PS3551.D3997 Z46 2016
You may see a stranger : stories
Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2016
This collection of linked stories spans the life of Miranda Weber from her teens through her late 40s. Miranda Weber is a hot mess. In Paula Whyman's debut collection of stories, we find her hoarding duct tape to ward off terrorists, stumbling into a drug run with a crackhead, and--frequently--enduring the bad behavior of men. A drivers' education class pulsing with racial tension is the unexpected context of her sexual awakening. As she comes of age, and in the three decades that follow, the potential for violence always hovers nearby. Miranda can be lascivious, sardonic, and maddeningly self-destructive, but, no matter what befalls her, she never loses her sharp wit or powers of observation, which illuminate both her own life and her strange, unsettling times.
Baker Berry PS3623.H94 Y68 2016
Eventually one dreams the real thing
Boruch, Marianne, 1950-
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, 
In her tenth volume of poetry, Marianne Boruch displays a historical omnipresence, as she converses with Dickinson, envisions Turner painting, and empathizes with Arthur Conan Doyle. She looks unabashedly at the brutality of recent history, from drone warfare to the disaster in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina. Poems that turn her gaze towards childhood, nature, animals, and her own poetics are patches of light in the collection's chiaroscuro.--Amazon.com.
Baker Berry PS3552.O75645 A6 2016
Transpacific community : America, China, and the rise and fall of a cultural network
So, Richard Jean
New York : Columbia University Press, 
Introduction: the narrowing circle: America and China, circa 1929 -- Long-distance realism: Agnes Smedley and the transpacific cultural front -- The good earth effect: Pearl Buck and natural democracy -- Pentatonic democracy: Paul Robeson and the black voice in Chinese -- Typographic ethnic modernism: Lin Yutang and the republican Chinaman -- Xuanchuan as world literature: Lao She and the uses of global propaganda -- Epilogue: the afterlife of failure: recentering Asian American and Chinese histories.
Baker Berry PS221 .S63 2016
Mz N : the serial : a poem-in-episodes
McLane, Maureen N
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
"A philosophical and sensual exploration of identity from the National Book Award finalist"--
Baker Berry PS3613.C5687 A6 2016
Absalom's daughters : a novel
Feldman, Suzanne, 1958-
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016
Self-educated and brown-skinned, Cassie works full time in her grandmother's laundry in rural Mississippi. Illiterate and white, Judith falls for colored music and dreams of life as a big city radio star. These teenaged girls are half-sisters. And when they catch wind of their wayward father's inheritance coming down in Virginia, they hitch their hopes to a road trip together to claim what's rightly theirs.
Baker Berry PS3606.E38685 A38 2016
Smith, Alexis M
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
Lucie Bowen left the islands twenty years ago, when the May Day Quake set loose catastrophic waves along the west coast, from Alaska to California, shattering thousands of lives. Her father disappeared in an explosion at the Marrow Island oil refinery, destroying the island's ecosystem and sending Lucie and her mother to the mainland to start anew. Now Marrow Island is no longer uninhabitable. A mysterious Colony has conjured life again from Marrow's soil. But this rebirth seems to have come at great cost to the colonists themselves. As a journalist, what price will Lucie pay for the truth?
Baker Berry PS3619.M538 M37 2016
The twenty-first century African American novel and the critique of whiteness in everyday life : blackness as strategy for social change
Demirtürk, Emine Lâle
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 
Introduction : The twenty-first century and the invention of "post-racial(ized)" blackness : discrepant engagements in the African American "neo-urban" novel -- The contemporary African American novel as strategic intervention in post-9/11 : re-inscriptions of Emmett Till by Olympia Vernon, Daniel Black, and Bernice L. McFadden -- The "politics of small things" as transformative change : living "thought in action" in Walter Mosley's The Right Mistake -- Hybrid spatialities in "gentrified" discursive terrain : undoing the walls of whitely modes of being in Nathan McCall's Them -- Navigating interiority in the interstices of "Black(Police)Man" as resistance : transformative politics of mourning in Marita Golden's After -- (Dis)articulations of racial scripts in the black performance : savage junctures of (neo)colonial whiteness in Walter Mosley's The Man in My Basement -- Afterword : Transgressive performativity of blackness as blueprint for change : deconstructing the everyday whiteness of postraciality.
Baker Berry PS153.N5 D467 2016
T.S. Eliot, poetry, and earth : the name of the lotos rose
Terblanche, Etienne, 1964-
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 
Introduction: T.S. Eliot, Nature Poet? -- Rock Solid Proof, Or: The Matter with Prufrock -- Dislocation: Dearth, Desert, and Global Warming -- Location: Mandalic Structure in The Waste Land -- Immersion: The Authentic Jellyfish, the True Church, and the Hippopotamus -- Dissolving: The Name of the Lotos Rose -- Bad Orientalism: Eliot, Edward Said, and the Moha -- The Tyrannies of Differentiation: Eliot, New Materialism, and "Infinite Semiosis" -- Conclusion: Where does the Truth of New Materialism Lie? A Response Based on Eliot's Poetry.
"T. S. Eliot enjoyed a profound relationship with Earth. Etienne Terblanche demonstrates that Eliot presents Earth as a process in which humans immerse themselves. The Waste Land and Four Quartets in particular re-locate the modern reader towards mindfulness of Earth's continuation as a process in which one participates. These findings, based on careful reading of the poems, allows the book to venture into ecocritical terrain, focusing on the recent advent of new materialism as a microcosm of the ecocriticism, building on and/or critiquing the work of Edward Said, Jacques Derrida, Gary Snyder, Jane Bennett, and others. Here the argument delves into important questions about the relative crisis within ecocriticism to which Eliot's poetry may well give a certain direction. His poetry uses indirectness and skepticism as avenues into directness and affirmation of earthly being and non-being, speaking to the ways in which new materialism places ecocriticism between fairly drastic material skepticism based on the linguistic and affirmation of earthly agency. Should new materialism continue to clamor towards the linguistic turn? Should it perpetuate the twin legacies of culture studies that avoid actual analysis in response to the real presence of great art and poststructuralist infinite differentiation that undermines not only real poetic presence, but also that of an agentic Earth? The argument seeks answers to these questions from the eco-logos of Eliot's poems, that is, the way in which they orient themselves within Earth's remarkably continuing process. It concludes that his poetic project marks an illuminating instance of the continuing bond between meaningfulness and the primacy of humanity's connections with Earth, providing impetus to ecocriticism's way forward"--
Baker Berry PS3509.L43 Z8747 2016
One hundred hungers : [poems]
North Adams, Massachusetts : Tupelo Press, 
Poetic chronicle of the lives of a first-generation Arab-American girl and her Jewish-Iraqi parent, telling overlapping stories of food and ritual, immigration and adaptation --
Baker Berry PS3603.A4559 O54 2016
Ninety-nine stories of God
Williams, Joy, 1944-
Portland, OR : Tin House Books, 
Seldom occupying more than a couple of pages, Williams' stories are headed by a number, one to 99, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist has a one-of-a-kind gift for capturing both the absurdity and the darkness of everyday life. In Ninety-Nine Stories of God, she takes on one of mankind's most confounding preoccupations: the Supreme Being. This series of short, fictional vignettes explores our day-to-day interactions with an ever-elusive and arbitrary God. It's the Book of Common Prayer as seen through a looking glass--a powerfully vivid collection of seemingly random life moments. The figures that haunt these stories range from Kafka (talking to a fish) to the Aztecs, Tolstoy to Abraham and Sarah, O.J. Simpson to a pack of wolves. Most of Williams' characters, however, are like the rest of us: anonymous strivers and bumblers who brush up against God in the least expected places or go searching for him when he's standing right there. The Lord shows up at a hot-dog-eating contest, a demolition derby, a formal gala, and a drugstore, where he's in line to get a shingles vaccination. At turns comic and yearning, lyric and aphoristic, Ninety-Nine Stories of God serves as a pure distillation of one of our great artists.
Baker Berry PS3573.I4496 A6 2016
The Routledge introduction to American women writers
Martin, Wendy, 1940-
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2016
Across the Atlantic: women in British North America -- Rhetoric and revolution: women and the new republic -- Sentimental poets and scribbling women: the writers of the early nineteenth century -- From true woman to new woman: redefining womanhood at the turn of the century -- Clashes with modernity: women writers between the world wars -- Literatures of witness: women writers after 1945 -- Coda: The literatures of the twenty-first century.
Baker Berry PS147 .M36 2016
How to ruin everything : essays
New York, New York : Plume, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 
Tusk -- Fa kieu -- O positive -- Down to the filter -- Ask me what I'm doing tonight! -- Crying & baseball -- What year is it? -- The boy who cried MILF -- Good hook! -- Three stories -- My third eye -- The white whale -- Concert tickets.
Baker Berry PS3623.A86964 A6 2016
Whereso : poems
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions Ltd., 2016
One might -- What I've come to discuss -- The city's transparency -- The queen's queen -- A walk in Calandrelli -- All the A's -- O, O -- Beggar rumination -- Stranger report -- Rome suite -- Genova superba -- Have we said moments -- As noon dawns -- Memory theatre -- Cedar spiking -- O thou -- Three dances -- Nuit blance -- Articulate house -- Green noise -- Fatality fame the room -- Iris undulates -- Canzone -- Hellebore -- Bridge -- Three films -- The rosy tones -- I went to sign -- Viables -- Aricana of tropes -- Whether the God -- What's wrong with the hear -- Ten words -- Ghazal of a life -- The passage of the interval -- Pontoon -- I like to see it lap the miles -- The spaces -- Solstice -- Ghazal of the dead -- When only your initials are enough.
"Known for the transcendent, abstractionist poems of Nomina, Volkman's newest collection returns to tangible experiences of the body - its range of expressivity and physical movement in space. Where is the body in travel? What space does it occupy in dreams and memory? With rich perplexity, Whereso responds to dance, performance, and position in time - translating flight of the body into language and line"--
Baker Berry PS3572.O3947 A6 2016
Lois Lenski : storycatcher
Malone, Bobbie, 1944-
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 
Baker Berry PS3523.E575 Z75 2016
Boston : Black Ocean, 
Baker Berry PS3619.C394 A6 2016
Game theory and postwar American literature
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
On Preliminary Matters -- On Game Theory, the Art of Literature, and the Stag Hunt -- On the Postwar Strategic Background, the Prisoner's Dilemma, and In Cold Blood -- On Chicken in Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye -- On Countercultural Chicken in Fahrenheit 451 and A Raisin in the Sun -- On Coldblooded Chicken in In Cold Blood -- On Called Bluff in Capote, Deadlock in Twain, and Bully in Faulkner.
"If game theory, the mathematical simulation of rational decision-making first axiomatically established by the Hungarian-born American mathematician John von Neumann, is to prove worthy of literary hermeneutics, then critics must be able to apply its models to texts written without a working knowledge of von Neumann's discipline in mind. Reading such iconic novels as Fahrenheit 451, In Cold Blood, and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye from the perspective of the four most frequently encountered coordination problems - the Stag Hunt, the Prisoner's Dilemma, Chicken, and Deadlock, Game Theory and Postwar American Literature illustrates the significant contribution of mathematical models to literary interpretation. The interdisciplinary approach of this book contributes to an understanding of the historical, political, and social contexts that surround the texts produced in the post-Cold War years, as well as providing a comprehensive model of joining game theory and literary criticism"--
Baker Berry PS374.G34 W35 2016
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 
"Using Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass as a springboard, Corinne Lee's second book of poetry is an eco-epic that investigates and embodies the deterioration of America's environment due to industrial agriculture, fossil fuels, war, racism, and technology. Lee's book-length work draws upon a variety of poetic forms and histories--especially events in 1892, which included a surge in lynching in America and the beginning of our coup d'etat of Hawaii--to examine how modern technology facilitated the Holocaust, sustains America's racist prison industrial complex, fuels climate change, and ultimately underlies what has been called the Sixth Extinction. A daring and dazzling narrative of great originality, Plenty advocates a feminist ecobuddhist perspective: only by dismantling false hierarchies, especially those of patriarchal capitalism, are we able to recognize that all agents of environmental collapse are one with us"--
Baker Berry PS3612.E34255 A6 2016
Night sky frequencies : new and selected poems
Rhinebeck, NY : Sheep Meadow Press, 
Baker Berry PS3564.Y78 A6 2016
All the missing girls : a novel
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016
Ten years after leaving Cooley Ridge, Nicolette Farrell returns to care for her ailing father. A decade ago, she, her brother Daniel, her boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne's boyfriend Jackson were suspects when Corinne-- Nic's best friend-- disappeared without a trace. Within days of Nic's return, they are plunged into a shocking drama when Nic's neighbor Annaleise, who is dating Tyler and was the group's alibi ten years previously, goes missing. Told backwards from the time Annaleise disappears, the book follows Nic as she works to unravel the truth and, in the process, reveals shocking realities about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.
Baker Berry PS3613.I755 A78 2016
Happy you are here : poems
Washington, D.C. : The Word Works, 
Baker Berry PS3616.I73 A6 2016
Dark matter : a novel
New York : Crown Publishers, 
A mind-bending, relentlessly paced science-fiction thriller, in which an ordinary man is kidnapped, knocked unconscious--and awakens in a world inexplicably different from the reality he thought he knew.
Baker Berry PS3603.R68 D37 2016
Cinders : stories of an inner-city survivor
Austin, Cindy Brown
New York : Heliotrope Books, 
When the horrific Newtown murders of twenty elementary school-aged children occurred in Connecticut in 2012, shock reverberated around the world. But in Connecticut's poorest cities, like Hartford, where Cindy Brown Austin was born and raised, the untimely murder of urban youth had been occurring for years. Cinders is a coming-of-age memoir about the struggles of urban children being locked out of the American Dream.
Baker Berry PS3601.U855 C96 2016
Lacunae : 100 imagined ancient love poems
Nadler, Daniel J., 1983-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
"A sequence of short, startling poems of imagined translations"--
Baker Berry PS3614.A3844 A6 2016
Handbook of transatlantic North American studies
edited by Julia Straub
Berlin ; De Gruyter Mouton, 
Baker Berry PS159.G8 H36 2016
The after party : poems
Prikryl, Jana, author
New York : Tim Duggan Books, 
"A debut collection from a major new voice in contemporary poetry"--
Baker Berry PS3616.R538 A6 2016
Flowers for the living
Johnson, Sandra E., author
Huntsville, Texas : Texas Review Press, 
Baker Berry PS3610.O3763 F58 2016
The life of the world to come
Cluchey, Dan, author
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
After losing the woman of his dreams, lawyer Leo Brice becomes a junior death row advocate and gets obsessed with the question of the afterlife after immersing himself in the esoteric world of a born-again condemned man in Georgia.
Baker Berry PS3603.L83 L54 2016
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse, author
New York, New York : Dutton, 
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Pre-Assessment -- Geography -- Social Studies -- Art -- Science -- Midterm Essay -- Romance Language -- History -- Music -- Math -- Language Arts -- Final Review -- End Notes.
"In the ten years since her beloved, groundbreaking Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, New York Times bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal has been quietly at work on this modest but mighty magnum opus, creating a spectacular literary experience that is unprecedented, unforgettable, and explosively human. Amy Krouse Rosenthal has cultivated a distinct blend of nonlinear memoir, observational humor, wistful reflections, and interactive connections with readers. A decade after Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, she's back with a sublime new work, a timeless collection of insights, memories, and moments that are at once intimate and universal. Why the title Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal? Because each piece of prose is organized into classic subjects such as Social Studies, Music, and Language Arts. Because textbook would accurately describe a book with a first-of-its-kind interactive text messaging component. Because textbook is an expression meaning "quintessential"--Oh, that wordplay and unconventional format is so typical of her, so textbook AKR. Because if an author's previous book has the word encyclopedia in the title, following it up with a textbook would be rather nice. Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal speaks to the awe, bewilderment, and poignancy of being alive"--
Baker Berry PS3618.O83946 Z46 2016
John Barth : a body of words
edited by Gabrielle Dean & Charles B. Harris
Victoria, TX : Dalkey Archive Press, 2016
"For the past half-century, John Barth has been recognized as our quintessential postmodernist and praised as one of the best writers "we have ever had" (New York Times Book Review). In this unique collection, thirty-six writers and critics look back at Barth's career, providing a deeper understanding of his books as well as privileged glimpses into the man behind the books. John Barth: A Body of Words is a bit of a chimera: a tripartite hybrid of tributes and reminiscences from friends, colleagues, fellow writers, and former students; a sheaf of cutting-edge scholarly essays; and a triadic conclusion comprising a description of the Sheridan Libraries Barth Collection, a rare recording of a 1966 public reading by Barth, and a two-part radio interview with him. At once a Festschrift, an assemblage of academic essays written to honor a colleague, and a liber amicorum, this volume provides Barth's critics, students, and fans with an essential vade mecum to his life and works." -- Publisher's website
Baker Berry PS3552.A75 Z695 2016
Lardner, Ring, 1885-1933
New York : Penguin Books, 1997
A busher's letters home -- The busher comes back -- The busher's honeymoon -- A new busher breaks in -- The busher's kid -- The busher beats it hence -- Call for Mr. Keefe! -- Along came Ruth -- Alibi Ike -- Gullible's travels -- Champion -- The facts -- Harmony -- My roomy -- The young immigrunts -- Quick returns -- Ritchey -- Lady Perkins -- Only one -- Katie wins a home -- Some like them cold.
Ring Lardner's humor, quirky imagination, and ear for the American vernacular endeared him to such formidable critics as Hemingway, Fitzgerald, V.S. Pritchett, and Virginia Woolf. A newspaperman who began as a sports reporter and almost accidentally stumbled into short-story writing, Lardner meticulously captured the way Americans really speak. In You Know Me Al (1916), he created one of the most enduring characters in American fiction, the semi-literate baseball player Jack Keefe.
Baker Berry PS3523.A7 A6 1997
Sunday, Monday, and always
South Royalton, Vt. : Steerforth Press, ©1999
Part I. You should have brought your mink -- The comeback -- Feet on the ground -- Cheerio -- Artist's live -- Part II. Audition -- Such a pretty day -- The grand march -- Here today, gone tomorrow -- Deenie -- The pilgrim -- Part III. Every day is ladies' day -- The glads -- Adam -- Day after tomorrow -- Ideal home -- Blue hyacinths -- The roof -- Addenda. Dinner on the rocks -- Can't we cry a little? -- The elopers -- What are you doing in my dreams?
Baker Berry PS3531.O936 S86 1999
You know when the men are gone
New York : New American Library, 2012
You know when the men are gone -- Camp Liberty -- Remission -- Inside the break -- The last stand -- Leave -- You survived the war, now survive the homecoming -- Gold star.
A collection of interconnected stories relate the experiences of Fort Hood military wives who share a poignant vigil during which they raise children while waiting for their husbands to return.
Baker Berry PS3606.A45 Y68 2012
Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959
New York : Knopf : 2002
A complete collection of short fiction by the creator of Philip Marlowe includes stories such as "Blackmailers Don't Shoot," "The Pencil," and "English Summer."
Baker Berry PS3505.H3224 A6 2002b
The laughter of the sphinx
Palmer, Michael, 1943- author
New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2016
"Michael Palmer's new book--a collection in two parts, "The Laughter of the Sphinx" and "Still"--contains 52 poems.The title poem begins "The laughter of the Sphinx / caused my eyes to bleed" and brings home to us the ruin we are making of our world, even as Palmer revels in its incredible beauty. Such central tensions in The Laughter of the Sphinx--between beauty and loss, love and death, motion and rest, knowledge and ignorance--glow in Palmer's lyrical play of light and entirely hypnotize the reader"--Back cover.
Baker Berry PS3566.A54 A6 2016
Broder, Melissa, author
Portland, Oregon ; Tin House Books, 2016
In her electric fourth collection, Melissa Broder penetrates the itch of existence and explores numberless deaths: the annihilation of self, the bereavement of love, the destruction of fantasy, the transmutation, even, of our ideas of dying. What emerges is an infinite series of false endings--each a trap door containing the possibility for alchemy, rebirth, and renewal. Part elegy, part confessional, part battle cry, Last Sext confronts both eternal longing and the mystery of mortality, with language hot, primal, and dark, as Broder’s fans have come to love.--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PS3602.R6345 A6 2016
Law and sexuality in Tennessee Williams's America
O'Connor, Jacqueline, author
Madison [New Jersey] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 
"This book explores the diverse representation of sexualities in Tennessee Williams's texts and argues for his creative response to the increase, prior to and following World War II, in criminal prosecution of transgressive sexual activity. It expands longstanding scholarly assessments of Williams's work, using the law as a framework to assess this writer's role as a cultural, political, and legal force participating in the normalization of diverse sexualities, during his lifetime and beyond."--
Baker Berry PS3545.I5365 Z7954 2016
The wolf of Sarajevo
Palmer, Matthew, 1966- author
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 
A riveting novel of international suspense from acclaimed author and veteran diplomat Matthew Palmer. Twenty years after the Srebrenica massacre that claimed the life of his friend and colleague, Eric Petrosian is back in Sarajevo at the American embassy, and the specter of war once again hangs over the Balkans. The Bosnian Serb leader, who had for a time been seeking a stable peace, has turned back to his nationalist roots and is threatening to pull Bosnia apart in a bloody struggle for control . . . and behind him is a shadowy mafia figure pulling the strings. As Eric is dragged deeper into the political maelstrom and uncovers a plot of blackmail and ruthless ambitions, Eric is faced with an impossible choice: use the information he's uncovered to achieve atonement for the past or use it to shape the future.
Baker Berry PS3616.A3435 W65 2016
A thousand miles from nowhere : a novel
Brown, John Gregory, author
New York : A Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2016
"Fleeing New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Henry Garrett is haunted by the ruins of his marriage, a squandered inheritance, and the teaching job he inexplicably quit. He pulls into a small Virginia town after three days on the road, hoping to silence the ceaseless clamor in his head. But this quest for peace and quiet as the only guest at a roadside motel is destroyed when Henry finds himself at the center of a bizarre and violent tragedy. As a result, Henry winds up stranded at the ramshackle motel just outside the small town of Marimore, and it's there that he is pulled into the lives of those around him: Latangi, the motel's recently widowed proprietor, who seems to have a plan for Henry; Marge, a local secretary who marshals the collective energy of her women's church group; and the family of an old man, a prisoner, who dies in a desperate effort to provide for his infirm wife."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PS3552.R687 T48 2016
Spiegelman, Peter, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Adam Knox comes from a long line of patrician Connecticut doctors--a line he broke to serve with an NGO in the war-torn Central African Republic. His attempt to protect his patients there from a brutal militia ended in disaster and disgrace, and now he runs a clinic near Los Angeles's Skid Row, making ends meet by making house calls--cash only, no questions asked--on those too famous or too criminal to seek other medical care. When a young boy is abandoned at his clinic, Knox is determined to find the boy's family and save him from the not-so-tender mercies of the child welfare bureaucracy. But Knox's search for the volatile woman who may or may not be the boy's mother leads him and his friend, a former Special Forces operator, into a labyrinth of human traffickers, Russian mobsters, and corporate security thugs; and squarely into the sights of a powerful, secretive, and utterly ruthless family that threatens to destroy Dr. Knox and everything--and everyone--he holds dear.
Baker Berry PS3619.P543 D7 2016
I am no one : a novel
Flanery, Patrick, 1975- author
New York : Tim Duggan Books, 
"A mesmerizing novel about memory, privacy, fear, and what happens when our past catches up with us. After a decade living in England, Jeremy O'Keefe returns to New York, where he has been hired as a professor of German history at New York University. Though comfortable in his new life, and happy to be near his daughter once again, Jeremy continues to feel the quiet pangs of loneliness. Walking through the city at night, it's as though he could disappear and no one would even notice. But soon, Jeremy's life begins taking strange turns: boxes containing records of his online activity are delivered to his apartment, a young man seems to be following him, and his elderly mother receives anonymous phone calls slandering her son. Why, he wonders, would anyone want to watch him so closely, and, even more upsetting, why would they alert him to the fact that he was being watched? As Jeremy takes stock of the entanglements that marked his years abroad, he wonders if he has unwittingly committed a crime so serious that he might soon be faced with his own denaturalization. Moving towards a shattering reassessment of what it means to be free in a time of ever more intrusive surveillance, Jeremy is forced to ask himself whether he is 'no one', as he believes, or a traitor not just to his country but to everyone around him"--
Baker Berry PS3606.L358 I2 2016
Ephron, Delia, author
New York : Blue Rider Press, 
"An electrifying novel about marriage and deceit from bestselling author Delia Ephron that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from each other are exposed and relationships are unraveled. New Yorkers Michael, a famous writer, and Lizzie, a journalist, travel to Italy with their friends from Maine--Finn, his wife Taylor, and their daughter Snow."From the beginning," says Taylor, "it was a conspiracy for Lizzie and Finn to be together." Told Rashomon-style in alternating points of view, the characters expose and stumble upon lies and infidelities past and present. Snow, ten years old and precociously drawn into a far more adult drama, becomes the catalyst for catastrophe as the novel explores collusion and betrayal in marriage. With her inimitable psychological astuteness, and uncanny understanding of the human heart, Ephron delivers a powerful meditation on marriage, friendship, and the meaning of travel. Set on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea, Siracusa unfolds with the pacing of a psychological thriller and delivers an unexpected final act that none can see coming"--
Baker Berry PS3555.P48 S565 2016
Good Hope Road
Dischell, Stuart, author
Pittsburgh : Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2016
Baker Berry PS3554.I827 A6 2016
Woman/years : the poems of Judith Saul Stix
Stix, Judith Saul
St. Louis, Mo. : Westgate Press, 2008
Vol. 1: Bottles to Atlantis -- Loose grapes and bunches -- The glass woman -- The shores of love -- Retreat from winter -- The height of the fountain -- Sweets into your list -- The grappling bond.
Baker Berry PS3619.T59 W65 2008
Soul standard : stories
Nik Korpon, Caleb J. Ross, Axel Taiari, Richard Thomas
Ann Arbor, MI : Dzanc Books, 2016
"The economy has fallen, and flesh is worth more than dollars. Across four different districts of the City, a desperate banker must keep his employer happy at any cost, a boxer must choose between honor and the woman he loves, a criminal must atone for his past, and a man with a terrifying condition searches desperately for his missing daughter. Richard Thomas is the editor in chief of Dark House press. Caleb Ross is the author of five books of fiction. Axel Taiari is a French writer. Nik Korpon is the author of several books of fiction"--
Baker Berry PS648.S88 S68 2016
Johnson, Lee Clay, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Set in a bitterly benighted, mine-polluted corner of Virginia, Nitro Mountain follows a group of people bound together by alcohol, small-time crime and music. There's Leon, a hapless bass player who can embroil himself in trouble just by getting out of bed in the morning. And his would-be girlfriend, Jennifer, who's living with Arnett, the town's most dangerous thug-- and hoping Leon will help her poison him. And there's Arnett himself, a psychopath for the ages-- albeit so charming and deranged, so strikingly authentic, that he arrests the reader's attention at first sight and holds it fast. His mirror image, a singer-songwriter named Jones, has his own moral issues, though at least he's trying to be a good man. The bright if battered soul who pulls us through this story is Jennifer, a vulnerable yet strong woman struggling heroically to survive the endemic hopelessness and violence that have surrounded her since birth -- Dust jacket flap.
Baker Berry PS3610.O3627 N58 2016
My father before me : a memoir
Forhan, Chris, 1959- author
New York : Scribner, 2016
Part I: A father's son -- Part II: Asleep at the post -- Part III: Empty plate -- Part IV: A voice in the air -- Part V: Silence and song.
"The fifth of eight children, Chris Forhan was born into a family of silence. His mother and father often sat in the same room but exchanged no words. He and his siblings learned, without being told, that certain thoughts and feelings were not to be shared. On the evenings his father didn't come home, the rest of the family would eat dinner without him, his whereabouts unknown, his absence pronounced but unspoken. And on a cold night just before Christmas 1973, long after dinner, the rest of the family asleep, Forhan's father killed himself in the garage--a new silence. Forty years later, Chris speaks into the quiet his father left behind, digging into his family's past and finding within each generation the same abandonment, loss, and silence in which he was raised. Like Ian Frazier in Family or Philip Roth in American Pastoral, Forhan shows his family as both a part and a product of its time. My Father Before Me is a family history, an investigation into a death, and a stirring portrait of an Irish Catholic childhood, all set against a backdrop of America from the Great Depression to Elvis Costello. Lucidly and unflinchingly, Forhan attempts to understand his father and ultimately himself in order to avoid passing his family's silence on to his children. To separate this silence from the introversion that inspires him as a writer, he courageously confronts it, telling the story that his family will not tell, and piecing together the fragments of the life that his father chose to leave"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PS3556.O7316 Z46 2016
Among the dead and dreaming
Ligon, Samuel, author
Fredonia, NY : Leapfrog Press, 2016
""A masterful exhibition in storytelling; a breathless page-turner. Ligon drives his narrative like a formula one racer. Buckle your seat belts and get ready for a thrilling ride."--Jonathan Evison, West of Here"Part meditation on modern love's dark and often unexamined underbelly; part can't-put-it-down-even-for-a-dinner-break-thriller, this novel contains one of the most convincingly and complicatedly terrifying fictional characters I have run into."--Pam Houston, Contents May Have Shifted "A wildly original love story, a ghost story, a tense and suspenseful story in which the wickedly talented Ligon channels voices--of the lost, the longing, and the damned."--Jess Walter, We Live in WaterPraise for Safe in Heaven Dead:"A superbly convincing first novel ... An expertly motivated debut."--Kirkus, starred review"This debut novel instantly seizes and holds the imagination."--Publishers Weekly, starred review" Ligon is firmly in control, laying out the elements of the story like the pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle."--New York Times Book Review -- Nikki has spent her life running from her abusive mother and the violent boyfriend she killed years ago, and now from his brother, Burke, just released from prison. Burke doesn't know yet how his brother died, but he's obsessed with finding Nikki and claiming her--and her daughter--as his own. Now she's run out of room to run. Samuel Ligon is the author of Safe in Heaven Dead (HarperCollins, 2003) and Drift and Swerve. His stories have appeared in more than twenty literary journals. He teaches at Eastern Washington University's Inland Northwest Center for Writers, and is the editor of Willow Springs."--
Baker Berry PS3612.I35 A83 2016
All waiting is long
Taylor, Barbara J., author
[New York, NY] : Kaylie Jones Books : 
Violet helps her sixteen-year-old sister, Lily, travel to an infant asylum in Philadelphia so Lily can have her child in secret. They do not know the asylum's physician is experimenting on the girls with eugenics. After five years, both women are back in Scranton finding their way in marriage and engagement and grapple with their worth and virtue.
Baker Berry PS3620.A93 A75 2016
Indian giver : poems
Smelcer, John E., 1963- author
Fredonia, New York : Leapfrog Press, 2016
""Poetry at its most satirical and courageous. A tremendous book."-Seamus Heaney"Few voices in American literature are so honest and daring."-Mark Strand"One of our most brilliant poets."-Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz"I feel the primal grain and temper of the genuine here."-William Heyen"A lament, a protest, an inextinguishable song."-Sherod Santos"Among the best and most original poets in America."-Stanley Kunitz"Nothing short of splendid."-Robert Nazarene"The kind of energy found in the poems of William Carlos Williams and Gary Snyder."-Joseph BruchacThese poems tell harsh truths of hopelessness and genocide. The confusion of children whose religion is forbidden; the ironic poverty of a lottery winner; an alternate American history in which Columbus turns and sails away-in deceptively simple language, we hear the protest of survivors. "'Indian' is not a derogatory word. It's what we call ourselves."AFTER A SERMON AT THE CHURCH OF INFINITE CONFUSIONAt ten, Mary Caught-in-Between came home from sunday school, told every animal and bird and fish they couldn't talk anymore, told her drum it couldn't sing anymore, told her feet they couldn't dance anymore, told her words they weren't words anymore, told Raven and Coyote they weren't gods anymore, said god was a starving white man with long hair and blue eyes and a beard who no one loved enough to save when they nailed him to a totem pole. John Smelcer has written over forty books of poetry and prose. He is a member of the Alaskan Ahtna tribe"--
Baker Berry PS3569.M387 A6 2016
Listen to me
Pittard, Hannah, author
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
On their drive east to visit family, Mark and Maggie are forced to stop for the night at a remote inn, completely without power, where the road trip goes hauntingly awry.
Baker Berry PS3616.I8845 L58 2016
Still here : a novel
Vapnyar, Lara, 1971- author
New York : Hogarth, 
"Follows the intertwined lives of four immigrants in New York City as they grapple with love and tumult, the challenges of a new home, and the absurdities of the digital age"--From publisher description.
Baker Berry PS3622.A68 S75 2016
Zelitch, Simone, author
New York : Tor, 2016
On April 4, 1948, the sovereign state of Judenstaat was created in the territory of Saxony bordering Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia. Forty years later, Jewish historian Judit Klemmer is making a documentary film outlining the direction that Judenstaat has taken as a country on the world stage, from the Nazi atrocities of World War II to their liberation by Soviet troops. She is haunted by memories of her dead husband, who was shot by a sniper as he conducted for the National Symphony. Still grieving, she is confronted by a mysterious flesh-and-blood ghost from her past who leaves her controversial footage on one of Judenstaat's founding fathers--and a note: "They lied about the murder." Judit's research into the footage, as well as what really happened to her husband, embroils her in controversy and conspiracy, collective memory and national amnesia, and answers far more horrific than she imagined.
Baker Berry PS3576.E445 J83 2016
We could be beautiful : a novel
Huntley, Swan, author
New York : Doubleday, 
Feeling empty in spite of the wealth that affords her a luxurious Manhattan apartment, designer accessories, and fine art, Catherine West pursues a relationship with the son of a family friend who her Alzheimer's patient mother only remembers negatively.
Baker Berry PS3608.U5958 W4 2015
The Mandibles, a family, 2029-2047
Shriver, Lionel, author
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
It is 2029. The Mandibles have been counting on a sizable fortune filtering down when their 97-year-old patriarch dies. Yet America's soaring national debt has grown so enormous that it can never be repaid. Under siege from an upstart international currency, the dollar is in meltdown. A bloodless world war will wipe out the savings of millions of American families. Their inheritance turned to ash, each family member must contend with disappointment, but also -- as the effects of the downturn start to hit -- the challenge of sheer survival. Recently affluent Avery is petulant that she can't buy olive oil, while her sister Florence is forced to absorb strays into her increasingly cramped household. As their father Carter fumes at having to care for his demented stepmother now that a nursing home is too expensive, his sister Nollie, an expat author, returns from abroad at 73 to a country that's unrecognizable. Perhaps only Florence's oddball teenage son Willing, an economics autodidact, can save this formerly august American family from the streets. This is not science fiction. This is a frightening, fascinating, scabrously funny glimpse into the decline that may await the United States all too soon, from the pen of perhaps the most consistently perceptive and topical author of our times.
Baker Berry PS3569.H742 M26 2016
A hundred thousand worlds
Proehl, Bob, author
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 
In this debut novel we follow actress Valerie Torrey - who took her son Alex and fled Los Angeles, leaving her husband after a spectacular tragedy blew their small family apart. Six years later, Val must reunite 9-year-old Alex with his estranged father, so they set out on a road trip from New York. For Alex, this world is a magical place where fiction becomes reality, but as they get closer to their destination, he begins to realize that the story his mother is telling him about their journey might have a very different ending than he imagined.
Baker Berry PS3616.R643 H86 2016
The pink bus
Kelly, Christopher, 1974- author
Maple Shade, New Jersey : Leathe Press, 
Baker Berry PS3611.E4459 P56 2016
Seton, Anya, author
Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 
""Seton, at her best, has a gaudy vitality all her own, and a sure sense of theatre. This reader for one, enjoyed The Turquoise enormously." -- New York Times "With accurate historical background, Anya Seton has constructed a touchingly tragic story of a girl who tried so hard to find happiness that she lost everything in her search. The life of Santa Fe Cameron lingers long in memory." -- Springfield Republican Santa Fe Cameron was named for the town where she was born, because her Scottish father and a distressed priest could agree on no other name. When she is seven years old, the unexpected death of her father makes her an orphan. Shortly thereafter, a Navajo shaman recognizes her psychic powers and gives her a turquoise pendant as a keepsake. This turquoise, the Indian symbol of the spirit, dominates her life. She eventually leaves the simple beauty of her native New Mexico to search for happiness in the opulent New York of the 1870s. For "Fey," life is made up of violent contrasts: the rough wagon that brings her East and the scented carriages waiting before her own Fifth Avenue mansion; the glittering world of the Astors and a dreary cell in the Tombs. All the color, excitement, and rich period detail that distinguish Anya Seton's novels are here, together with one of her most unusual heroines. "--
Baker Berry PS3537.E787 T87 2016
An innocent fashion : a novel
Hernández, R. J., 1989- author
New York : Harper Perennial, 
"Writing in a fervently literary style that flirts openly with the traditions of Salinger, Plath, and Fitzgerald, Hernandez is a diamond-sharp satirist and a bracingly fresh chronicler of the heartbreak of trying to grow up. Honest and absurd, funny and tragic, wild and lovely, this novel describes modern coming-of-age with poetic precision." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred)
Baker Berry PS3608.E7676 I56 2016
Jesus of Walmart : poems
Broderick, Richard, 1949- author
New York, NY : The New York Quarterly Foundation, Inc., 
Baker Berry PS3552.R6196 A6 2016
Of poetry & protest : from Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin
edited and compiled by Philip Cushway and Michael Warr
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
Elizabeth Alexander -- Amiri Baraka -- Wanda Coleman -- Kwame Dawes -- Toi Derricotte -- Rita Dove -- Camille T. Dungy -- Cornelius Eady -- Kelly Norman Ellis -- Thomas Sayers Ellis -- Nikky Finney -- C. S. Giscombe -- Duriel E. Harris -- Reginald Harris -- Terrance Hayes -- Angela Jackson -- Major Jackson -- Tyehimba Jess -- Patricia Spears Jones -- Douglas Kearney -- Yusef Komunyakaa -- Quraysh Ali Lansana -- Haki Madhubuti -- devorah major -- E. Ethelbert Miller -- Harryette Mullen -- Marilyn Nelson -- Sterling Plumpp -- Eugene B. Redmond -- Ishmael Reed -- Ed Roberson -- Sonia Sanchez -- Evie Shockley -- Tim Seibles -- Patricia Smith -- Tracy K. Smith -- Lamont B. Steptoe -- Natasha Trethewey -- Quincy Troupe -- Frank X Walker -- Afaa M. Weaver -- Ronaldo V. Wilson -- Al Young.
This work illuminates today's Black experience through the voices of transformative and powerful African American poets. Included in this volume are the poems of 43 African American wordsmiths, including Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Rita Dove, Natasha Tretheway, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Tracy K. Smith. Each is accompanied by a photograph of the poet along with a first-person biography. The anthology also contains personal essays on race such as "The Talk" by Jeannine Amber and works by Harry Belafonte, Amiri Baraka, and The Reverend Dr. William Barber II, architect of the Moral Mondays movement, as well as images and iconic political posters of the Black Lives Matter movement, Malcolm X, and the Black Panther Party. Taken together, Of Poetry and Protest gives voice to the current conversation about race in America while also providing historical and cultural context.
Baker Berry PS591.N4 O33 2016
No doubt the nameless
Lea, Sydney, 1942- author
Tribeca : Four Way Books, 
Baker Berry PS3562.E16 A6 2016
The bees make money in the lion
Mei-en, Lo Kwa, author
Cleveland, Ohio : Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 
Baker Berry PS3613.E42585 A6 2016
Movieola! : stories
Domini, John, 1951- author
Ann Arbor, MI : Dzanc Books, 2016
"Movieola is a collection of linked short stories that delights and exploits the language and paraphernalia of industrial Hollywood. The collection delves into a night at the movies, featuring all the familiar types--the rom-com, the action-adventure, the superhero and the spy--but the narratives are still under construction, and every story line is an opportunity for the unimaginable twist. Motive and identity are constantly shifting in these short stories that offer both narrative and anti-narrative, while the stunted shoptalk of the movie business struggles to keep up. Domini offers a collection at once comical and moving, carefully suspended between a game of language and a celebration of American film."--
Baker Berry PS3554.O462 A6 2016
Night sky with exit wounds
Vuong, Ocean, 1988- author
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, 
A haunting debut that is simultaneously dreamlike and visceral, vulnerable and redemptive, and risks the painful rewards of emotional honesty.
Baker Berry PS3622.U96 A6 2016
Though we bled meticulously
Fomon, Josh, 1987- author
Boston : Black Ocean, 
Baker Berry PS3606.O55 A6 2016
Miracles ain't what they used to be : plus the parable of the stick and lots of other stuff
Lansdale, Joe R., 1951- author
Oakland, California : PM Press, 
The parable of the stick -- Apollo red -- Short night -- Miracles ain't what they used to be -- "That's how you clean a squirrel," outspoken interview with Joe R. Lansdale -- Dark inspiration -- The drowned man -- Darkness in the east -- Doggone justice -- The day before the day after.
Miracles Ain't What They Used to Be features new fiction starring Joe R. Lansdales unlikely best friends Hap and Leonard, two good ol' boys from East Texas who have a way of getting into some bad fixes, along with some of Lansdales most famous and hard-to-find Texas Observer columns. In his nonfiction, Lansdale discusses, dissects, and discovers the trials of a Southern writer's life, his personal literary inspirations from Poe to porn, race and class in today's unsettled South, the Cold War in East Texas, the tornado, and the Bomb. Also featured is a candid and often coruscating Outspoken Interview, and an essential bibliography.
Baker Berry PS3562.A557 M57 2016
Security : a novel
Wohlsdorf, Gina, author
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016
When the gleaming new Manderley Resort opens in twenty-four hours, Santa Barbara's exclusive beachfront hotel will offer its patrons the ultimate in luxury and high-tech security. No indulgence has been ignored, no detail overlooked. But all the money in the world can't guarantee safety. As hotel manager Tessa and her employees ready the hotel for its invitation-only grand opening, a killer is in their midst. One by one, staff are picked off with ruthless precision. And before the night is over, as Tessa desperately struggles to survive, it will become clear that the strangest and most terrible truth at Manderley is simply this: someone is watching.
Baker Berry PS3623.O46 S43 2016
You will know me : a novel
Abbott, Megan E., 1971- author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits--until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other parents, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself irresistibly drawn to the crime itself. What she uncovers--about her daughter's fears, her own marriage, and herself--forces Katie to consider whether there's any price she isn't willing to pay to achieve Devon's dream.
Baker Berry PS3601.B37 Y68 2016
Surprise me : a novel
Goldstone, Deena, author
New York : Nan. A. Talese/Doubleday, 
"An unconventional love story about two writers who see more in each other than they see in themselves, and how that faith transforms them"--
Baker Berry PS3607.O48595 S87 2016
The hero's body : a memoir
Giraldi, William, author
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 
"A memoir of motorcycles and muscles, of obsession and grief, and of a young man who learned how to stay alive through literature. At just forty-seven years old, William Giraldi's father was killed in a horrific motorcycle crash while racing on a country road. This tragedy, which forever altered the young Giraldi and devastated his family, provides the pulse for The Hero's Body. In the tradition of Andre Dubus III's Townie, this is a deep-seeing investigation into two generations of men from the working-class town of Manville, New Jersey, including Giraldi's own forays into obsessive bodybuilding as a teenager desperate to be worthy of his family's pitiless, exacting codes of manhood. Lauded by The New Yorker for his "unrelenting, perfectly paced prose," Giraldi writes here with daring, searing honesty about the fragility and might of the American male. An unflinching memoir of luminous sorrow, a son's tale of a lost father and the ancient family strictures of extreme masculinity, The Hero's Body is a work of lasting beauty by one of our most fearless writers"--
Baker Berry PS3607.I469 Z46 2016
A history of twentieth-century American women's poetry
edited by Linda A. Kinnahan (Duquesne University)
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
"A History of Twentieth-Century American Women's Poetry explores the genealogy of modern American verse by women from the early twentieth century to the millennium. Beginning with an extensive introduction that charts important theoretical contributions to the field, this History includes wide-ranging essays that illuminate the legacy of American women poets. Organized thematically, these essays survey the multilayered verse of such diverse poets as Edna St Vincent Millay, Marianne Moore, Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich, and Audre Lorde. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History also devotes special attention to the lasting significance of feminist literary criticism. This book is of pivotal importance to the development of women's poetry in America and will serve as an invaluable reference for specialists and students alike"--
Baker Berry PS151 .H57 2016
The innocent have nothing to fear : a novel
Stevens, Stuart, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
"In this election caper from a leading political operative and commentator, a cynical campaign manager finds his family skeletons coming out of the closet on the eve of the convention"--
Baker Berry PS3569.T4532 I56 2016
Paper birds don't fly : poems
Ortolani, Al, author
New York, NY : NYQ Books, 
Baker Berry PS3565.R785 A6 2016
Ben-hur : the original blockbuster
Solomon, Jon, 1950- author
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 
The first blockbuster -- Lew Wallace before Ben-Hur -- "How I came to write Ben-Hur" -- Publication and early reception of the novel -- The transformations of the novel -- Reasons for success -- Early staged readings : Ben-Hur, in tableaux and pantomime -- Ben-Hur in song and instrumental music -- "Ben-Hur flour hast the go to make the dough" : early Ben-Hur commerce -- Ben-Hur in moving pictures : stereopticon lectures and the 1907 Kalem Ben-Hur -- "The greates motion picture property in the history of the screen" : the 1925 MGM Ben-Hur -- Between the MGM films -- "The world's most honored motion picture" : the 1959 MGM Ben-Hur -- The next half-century : new formats and new versions.
Baker Berry PS3134.B46 S65 2016
Viz. inter-arts : interventions : a trans-genre anthology
edited by Roxanne Power
Santa Cruz, CA : Viz. Inter-Arts, 
Baker Berry Oversize PS536.3 .V592 2016
The crown ain't worth much
Willis-Abdurraqib, Hanif, author
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press, 2016
Baker Berry PS3623.I568 C76 2016
Rhetorics of religion in American fiction : faith, fundamentalism, and fanaticism in the age of terror
Naydan, Liliana M., author
Lewisburg [Pennsylvania] : Bucknell University Press ; 
Introduction: the paradox of religion in America and American literature -- Uncertain faith for Islamic others after 9/11: capitalist and religious fundamentalisms in Mohsin Hamid's The reluctant fundamentalist and Laila Halaby's Once in a promised land -- Beyond religious, atheistic, and capitalist fundamentalisms for post-9/11 Jewish others: the rhetoric of art in Philip Roth's Everyman and Exit ghost -- Toward a post-9/11 rhetoric of Catholic mystery: terror and fundamentalism in Don Delillo's "Baader-Meinhof" and Point omega -- Emergent varieties of religious experience from a Protestant perspective: fundamentalist, fanatical, and hybrid faith in John Updike's "varieties of religious experience" and Terrorist -- Between Protestantism and pantheism: post-9/11 rhetorics of nature, science, and religion in Barbara Kingsolver's Small wonder and Flight behavior -- Conclusion: memorializing 9/11 through interfaith dialogue with and about American fiction about religion.
"This book addresses representations of belief in the polarized post-9/11 Age of Terror. Naydan tracks how both major and less-known contemporary authors of diverse religious heritages negotiate religious and ideological differences that involve secularism and atheism on the one hand and religious fundamentalism and fanaticism on the other" --
Baker Berry PS374.R47 N39 2016
Under the harrow
Berry, Flynn, 1986- author
New York : Penguin Books, 2016
"When Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station, or at home cooking dinner. But when she walks into Rachel's familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder. Stunned and adrift, Nora finds she can't return to her former life. An unsolved assault in the past has shaken her faith in the police, and she can't trust them to find her sister's killer. Haunted by the murder and the secrets that surround it, Nora is under the harrow: distressed and in danger. As Nora's fear turns to obsession, she becomes as unrecognizable as the sister her investigation uncovers"--
Baker Berry PS3602.E76367 U53 2016
Lee, Yoon Ha, 1979- author
Oxford, UK : Solaris, 2016
Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris's career isn't the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next. Cheris's best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress. The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao--because she might be his next victim.
Baker Berry PS3612.E34884 N56 2016
A small porch : Sabbath poems 2014 and 2015 together with The presence of nature in the natural world
Berry, Wendell, 1934- author
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, 
Baker Berry PS3552.E75 A6 2016
Chavez, M. K., author
Oakland, California : Nomadic Press, 2016
Baker Berry PS3603.H3882 M67 2016
Oil and candle
Ojeda-Sague, Gabriel, author
Oakland, CA : Timeless Infinite Light, 2016
Baker Berry PS3615.J437 O35 2016
Frazier, Soma Mei Sheng, author
Oakland, California : Nomadic Press, 2016
She must remember -- Zero pressure -- Flyaways -- OMGBRBLOLFDGB -- Mr. Chompers.
Baker Berry PS3606.R4293 A6 2016
To build a fire and other stories
London, Jack, 1876-1916
New York : Bantam Books, 2007, 1988
To the man on trail -- The White silence -- In a far country -- The Wisdom of the trail -- An Odyssey of the north -- The Law of life -- The God of his fathers -- Batard -- The League of the old men -- Love of live -- The wit of Porportuk -- To build a fire -- All gold canyon -- The Apostate -- South of the Slot -- The Chinago -- A Piece of steak -- Mauki -- Koolau the Leper -- The Strength of the strong -- War -- The Mexican -- Told in the drooling ward -- The Water baby -- The Red one.
Baker Berry PS3523.O46 T61 2007
Meeting points in Black/Africana women's literature
editors, Helen O. Chukwuma and Preselfannie E. Whitfield McDaniels
Trenton, New Jersey : Africa World Press, 
Baker Berry PS153.N5 M386 2016
Report to the Department of the Interior : poems
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2015
pt. I. Report to the Department of the Interior -- pt. II. Bull Head's Wife -- pt. III. Spotted Tail's Daughter [1848-1866] -- pt. IV. One Call Away -- pt. V. Squeezing Through the Narrow Door of the Boarding School -- pt. VI. The Visions of Father Philip Bernard -- pt. VII. The Shootings at Red Lake Reservation -- pt. VIII. Report -- pt. IX. The Origin of Law.
Baker Berry PS3557.L294 A6 2015
Reconnaissance : new & selected poems & poetic journals, 2005-2015
Pawlak, Mark, author
Brooklyn, New York : Hanging Loose Press, 
Reconnaissance brings together a decade's worth of Mark Pawlak's work exploring the nexus of Japanese poetic journals and American observational poetics.
Baker Berry PS3566.A883 A6 2016
Borsuk, Amaranth Claire, 1980- author
Tucson : Kore Press, 2016
Baker Berry PS3602.O78 A6 2016
100 Chinese silences
Yu, Timothy (Professor of literature), author
Los Angeles, CA : Les Figues Press, 
Baker Berry PS3625.U18 A6 2016
Take this stallion : poems
Duplan, Anais, author
Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn Arts Press, 
Baker Berry PS3604.U654 A6 2016
Chance born : poems
Leonin, Mia, author
Tallahassee, Florida : Anhinga Press, 2016
Baker Berry PS3562.E577 C43 2016
When the ghosts come ashore
Germain, Jacqui, author
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press, 2016
Baker Berry PS3607.E7665 W45 2016
Snow, Carol, 1949- author
Denver : Counterpath, 
" Poetry. In POSITION PAPER, Carol Snow's project of noting the world in relation comes fully assembled. This New and Selected Poems gathers work from Artist and Model, "a first book of singular poetic intelligence and attention" (Michael Palmer), to what Brian Teare called the "compassionately witty" karesansui--collages citing Basho, Sappho, Picasso, Groucho--to new work in elegy to the poet's sister consolidating a startling range of means. The art of Henri Matisse, touchstone of invention and "attention or gratitude, not madness," is one motif attending this collection; the stone and sand arrangement of the Zen garden at Ryoan-ji another; not to mention the 70 prepositions the poet memorized in Junior High School. Snow's work has been praised as "brilliant, funny, subtle" (Robert Hass), "delicate, masterful" (Cole Swenson), and "a new and mesmerizing way of looking at things" (Fanny Howe). Stones, art, family, elegy, error, perception, prepositions, permutations, "likening... like an only hope or home." The whole, a kind of suite. "--
Baker Berry PS3569.N57 A6 2016
One of us is wave one of us is shore
Chao, Geneva, author
Los Angeles : Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, The Graduate Writing program, Otis College of Art and Design, 2016
Baker Berry PS3603.H3579 O54 2016
Kennedy, Evan, author
New York, N.Y. : Futurepoem Books, 2016
Baker Berry PS3611.E5595 A6 2016
Pa' siempre : Cuba poems
Gregorio, Renée, 1955- author
El Rito, New Mexico : Tres Chicas Books, 
Baker Berry PS3557.R43426 P3 2016
Between page and screen
Borsuk, Amaranth Claire, 1980-
Denver : SpringGun Press, 2016
Baker Berry PS3602.O78 B48 2016
The genocide's love baby learns to sing
Moon, Princess, author
Lowell, Massachusetts : Bootstrap Press/FreeVerse!, 2016
Baker Berry PS3613.O55145 G46 2016
Deas, Pia, author
[Place of publication not identified] : Anomalous Press, 2016
Baker Berry PS3604.E215 C37 2016
Mendocino fire : stories
Tallent, Elizabeth, 1954- author
New York Haper Perennial, 2016
"A diverse suite of stories about men and women confronting their vulnerabilities in times of transition and challenge".
Baker Berry PS3570.A39 A6 2016
Bos, Hannah, author
[New York] : Samuel French, 
In the Marshall family's peacefully remote Colorado ski chalet, Erik and Helene are making themselves very much at home. So at home, they just might stay for good. At the edge of civilization, the lifestyles of the rich collide with the lifestyles of the aimless in the bubbling waters of a hot tub...but beware what lurks beneath.
Baker Berry PS3602.O822 J33 2015
New England Forefathers' Day orations, 1770-1865 : an annotated edition of selected Plymouth anniversary addresses
Udo J. Hebel (ed.)
Heidelberg : Universitätsverlag Winter, 
Baker Berry PS666 .N49 2016
Collected poems : 1974--2004
Dove, Rita, author
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
In the old neighborhood -- The yellow house on the corner (1980) -- Museum (1983) : The hill has something to say ; In the bulrush ; My father's telescope ; Primer for the nuclear age -- Thomas and Beulah (1986) : Mandolin ; Canary in bloom -- Grace notes (1989) -- Mother love (1995) -- On the bus with Rosa Parks (1999) : Cameos ; Freedom: bird's-eye view ; Black on a Saturday night ; Revenant ; On the bus with Rosa Parks -- American smooth (2004) : Fox trot Fridays ; Not welcome here ; Twelve chairs ; Blues in half-tones, 3/4 time ; Evening primrose.
Baker Berry PS3554.O884 A6 2016
Foley, Ruth, author
Chicago : Dancing Girl Press & Studio, 2013
Baker Berry PS3606.O439 D42 2013
Ann Coulter's letter to the young poets
Chaney, Sara Biggs, author
Chicago : Dancing Girl Press & Studio, 2014
Baker Berry PS3603.H364 A56 2014
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