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A great and terrible beauty
Bray, Libba
New York : Ember, 2012, ©2003
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.
Baker Berry PS3602.R3957 G74 2012

Still Alice : a novel
Genova, Lisa, author
New York : Gallery Books, 2014
Alice Howland -- Harvard professor, gifted researcher, and lecturer, wife, and mother of three grown children -- sets out for a run and soon realizes she has no idea how to find her way home. She has taken the route for years, but nothing looks familiar. She is utterly lost. Medical consults reveal early-onset Alzheimer's. Alice slowly but inevitably loses memory and connection with reality, as told from her perspective. She gradually loses the ability to follow a conversational thread, the story line of a book, or to recall information she heard just moments before. Genova shows the disease progression through the reactions of others, as Alice does, so readers feel what she feels: a slowly building terror.
Baker Berry PS3607.E55 S75 2014

Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt
El Rashidi, Yasmine, 1977- author
New York : Tim Duggan Books, [2016]
"A young Egyptian woman chronicles her personal and political coming of age in this debut novel. Cairo, 1984. A blisteringly hot summer. A young girl in a sprawling family house. Her days pass quietly: listening to a mother's phone conversations, looking at the Nile from a bedroom window, watching the three state-sanctioned TV stations with the volume off, daydreaming about other lives. Underlying this claustrophobic routine is mystery and loss. Relatives mutter darkly about the newly-appointed President Mubarak. Everyone talks with melancholy about the past. People disappear overnight. Her own father has left, too--why, or to where, no one will say. We meet her across three decades, from youth to adulthood: As a six-year old absorbing the world around her, filled with questions she can't ask; as a college student and aspiring filmmaker pre-occupied with love, language, and the repression that surrounds her; and then later, in the turbulent aftermath of Mubarak's overthrow, as a writer exploring her own past. Reunited with her father, she wonders about the silences that have marked and shaped her life. At once a mapping of a city in transformation and a story about the shifting realities and fates of a single Egyptian family, Yasmine El Rashidi's Chronicle of a Last Summer traces the fine line between survival and complicity, exploring the conscience of a generation raised in silence"--
Baker Berry PS3605.L147 C48 2016

Mortal trash : poems
Addonizio, Kim, 1954- author
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2016]
Baker Berry PS3551.D3997 A6 2016

You are having a good time : stories
Barrodale, Amie, author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
"An observant, strange, and startlingly funny collection of short stories"--
Baker Berry PS3602.A777543 A6 2016

The harrows of spring : a world made by hand novel
Kunstler, James Howard, author
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2016]
The residents of Union Grove, New York, struggle to get through early spring after a local tycoon halts the Hudson River trade route.
Baker Berry PS3561.U55 H37 2016

Des nouvelles d'Élisabeth
Castera, Agnes, 1957- author
[Haiti] : Les Editions Andrémat, 2015
Baker Berry PS3553.A8134 N68 2015

The 2015 Hampton Reader : selected essays and analyses from the Hampton Institute : a working-class think tank
New York : Hampton Press, 2015
Baker Berry PS682 .A12 2015

Opening Belle : a novel
Sherry, Maureen, author
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016
A whip-smart and funny novel told by a former Wall Street insider who reveals what it's like for a working woman to balance love, ambition, and family in a world of glamorous excess, outrageous risk-taking, and jaw-dropping sexism. In 2008, Isabelle--a self-made, thirty-something Wall Street star--appears to have it all: an Upper West Side apartment, three healthy children, a handsome husband, and a high-powered job. But her reality is something else. Her trading desk work environment resembles a 1980s frat party, her husband feels employment is beneath him, and the bulk of childcare and homecare still falls in Belle's already full lap. Enter Henry, the former college fiance she never quite got over; now a hedge fund mogul. He becomes her largest client, and Belle gets to see the life she might have had with him. While Henry campaigns to win Belle back, the sexually harassed women in her office take action to improve their working conditions, and recruit a wary Belle into a secret glass ceiling club whose goal is to mellow the cowboy banking culture and get equal pay for their work. All along, Belle can sense the financial markets heading toward their soon-to-be historic crash and that something has to give--and when it does, everything is going to change: her marriage, her career, her world, and her need to keep her colleagues' hands to themselves. From Maureen Sherry, a prize winning writer, a former Managing Director on Wall Street (who never signed a nondisclosure agreement when she left), Opening Belle takes readers into the adrenaline-fueled chaos of a Wall Street trading desk, the lavish parties, the lunch-time rendezvous, and ultimately into the heart of a woman who finds it easier to cook up millions at work than dinner at home.
Baker Berry PS3619.H46954 O64 2016

Everybody behaves badly : the true story behind Hemingway's masterpiece The Sun Also Rises
Blume, Lesley M. M., author
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
Paris is a bitch -- Storming Olympus -- Fortuitous disasters -- Let the pressure build -- Bridges to New York -- The catalysts -- Eve in Eden -- The knock out -- Breach Season -- Dorothy Parker's Scotch -- Kill or be killed -- How happy are kings -- Sun, risen.

"The making of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world. In the summer of 1925, Earnest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town's infamous running of the bulls. Then, over the next six weeks, he channeled that trip's maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers into his groundbreaking novel The Sun Also Rises. This revolutionary work redefined modern literature as much as it did his peers, who would forever after be called the Lost Generation. But the full story of Hemingway's legendary rise has remained untold until now. Lesley Blume resurrects the explosive, restless landscape of 1920s Paris and Spain and reveals how Hemingway helped create his own legend. He made himself into a death-courting, bull-fighting aficionado; a hard-drinking, short-fused literary genius; and an expatriate bon vivant. Blume's vivid account reveals the inner circle of the Lost Generation as we have never seen it before, and shows how it still influences what we read and how we think about youth, sex, love, and excess."--
Baker Berry PS3515.E37 S9216 2016

Holden, Kevin, author
Albany, New York : Fence Books, [2015]
Sun tape -- Mud fractal --Cumulus -- Sea as aleph -- Bright squares -- Sky-algorithm prosoid -- Julia set -- Orion flux -- Silver -- Topaz symptoms -- Necropolis -- Lattice -- Sølheim.
Baker Berry PS3608.O483225 S65 2015

Erdrich, Louise, author
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence -- but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he's hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor's five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich. The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreaux's five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have always been close, sharing food, clothing, and rides into town; their children played together despite going to different schools; and Landreaux's wife, Emmaline, is half sister to Dusty's mother, Nola. Horrified at what he's done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition -- the sweat lodge -- for guidance, and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. "Our son will be your son now," they tell them. LaRose is quickly absorbed into his new family. Plagued by thoughts of suicide, Nola dotes on him, keeping her darkness at bay. His fierce, rebellious new "sister," Maggie, welcomes him as a co-conspirator who can ease her volatile mother's terrifying moods. Gradually he's allowed shared visits with his birth family, whose sorrow mirrors the Raviches' own. As the years pass, LaRose becomes the linchpin linking the Irons and the Raviches, and eventually their mutual pain begins to heal. But when a vengeful man with a long-standing grudge against Landreaux begins raising trouble, hurling accusations of a cover-up the day Dusty died, he threatens the tenuous peace that has kept these two fragile families whole.
Baker Berry PS3555.R42 L36 2016

Little labors
Galchen, Rivka, author
New York : New Directions, 2016
Little Labors is a slanted, enchanted literary miscellany. Varying in length from just a sentence or paragraph to a several-page story or essay, Galchen's puzzle pieces assemble into a shining, unpredictable, mordant picture of the ordinary-extraordinary nature of babies and literature. Anecdotal or analytic, each part opens up an odd and tender world of wonder.
Baker Berry PS3607.A4116 L58 2016

Black Kripple delivers poetry & lyrics
Moore, Leroy, 1967- author
Madera, California] : Poetic Matrix Press, 2015
Baker Berry PS3613.O56425 B53 2015

20th century powwow playland
Paul, Mihku, author
Greenfield Center, New York : Bowman Books, [2012]
Baker Berry PS3616.A9443 A615 2012

So much synth
Shaughnessy, Brenda, 1970- author
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2016]
"Shaughnessy's fourth collection as she approaches middle age and revisits the memories, romances, and music of adolescence. So Much Synth is a brave and ferocious collection composed of equal parts femininity, pain, pleasure, and synthesizer. While Shaughnessy tenderly winces at her youthful excesses, we humbly catch glimpses of our own"--
Baker Berry PS3569.H353 A6 2016

Why we came to the city
Jansma, Kristopher, author
New York : Viking, [2016]
"A sweeping, funny, and poignant novel about a tight-knit group of twentysomethings in New York whose lives are forever altered by an unexpected tragedy from the widely acclaimed author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards Five years after their college graduation, the devoted friends once known as "the Murphys" remain as inseparable as ever. There's Sara Sherman, an editor and social butterfly; George Murphy, her caring, if troubled, astronomer boyfriend; Jacob Blaumann, a poet manque and their loudmouth third wheel; William Cho, an awkward but well-meaning investment banker; and Irene Richmond, an enigmatic, immensely talented artist. As this absorbing novel opens in December 2008, they are making their way through heavy snowfall to gather at a lavish art world holiday party. But for all the glitz and glamor, the festivities mark a more momentous evening than any of them realize. Irene will first notice a curious lump under her eye. William will fall desperately in love with her. And George will, at long last, ask Sara to marry him. Over the years that follow, this cast of rich, warmly drawn characters scrape by chasing their dreams in Great Recession New York. They watch acquaintances drop like flies and cling ever tighter to one another. When a devastating blow threatens to tear them irreparably apart, they must struggle to carry on together. A powerful and transfixing follow-up to Kristopher Jansma's celebrated debut, Why We Came to the City paints a portrait of a generation and tells an unforgettable story of hope, love, and friendship"--
Baker Berry PS3610.A5873 W48 2016

The Cambridge companion to William Carlos Williams
edited by Christopher MacGowan, College of William & Mary
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction Christopher MacGowan; 2. William Carlos Williams and the local Eric B. White; 3. Williams and his contemporaries Glen MacLeod; 4. Williams and the visual arts Peter Halter; 5. 'No confusion -- only difficulties' in Williams's Spring and All Lisa M. Steinman; 6. Williams and politics Milton A. Cohen; 7. William Carlos Williams and the prose of pure experience Alec Marsh; 8. Paterson: an epic in four or five or six parts Erin E. Templeton; 9. Pictures from Brueghel: looking backward, pointing forward Cristina Giorcelli; 10. Williams in the American grain Ian Copestake; 11. Williams and women Kerry Driscoll; 12. Reading Carlos: baroque as straight ahead J.A. Marzan; 13. Williams, science, and the body T. Hugh Crawford; 14. Williams: the new poetries and legacy John Lowney.

"This Companion contains thirteen new essays from leading international experts on William Carlos Williams, covering his major poetry and prose works - including Paterson, In the American Grain, and the Stecher trilogy. It addresses central issues of recent Williams scholarship and discusses a wide variety of topics: Williams and the visual arts, Williams and medicine, Williams's version of local modernism, Williams and gender, Williams and multiculturalism, and more. Authors examine Williams's relationships with figures such as Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and H.D. and Marianne Moore, and illustrate the importance of his legacy for Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Robert Creeley, Robert Lowell, and numerous contemporary poets. Featuring a chronology and an up-to-date bibliography of the writer, The Cambridge Companion to William Carlos Williams is an invaluable guide for students of this influential literary figure"--
Baker Berry PS3545.I544 Z58255 2016

The value of Emily Dickinson
Loeffelholz, Mary, 1958- author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The life of Dickinson's writing; 2. Some striding -- giant -- love -; 3. Women, now, queens, now!; 4. Her American materials; 5. Faith and doubt; 6. The spirit lasts -- but in what mode --

"The Value of Emily Dickinson is the first compact introduction to Dickinson to focus primarily on her poems and why they have held and continue to hold such significance for readers. It addresses the question of literary value in light of current controversies dividing scholars, including those surrounding the critical issue of whether her writings are best appreciated as visual works of manuscript art or as rhymed and metered poems intended for the inner ear. Mary Loeffelholz deftly incorporates Dickinson's distinctive biography and her historical, religious, and cultural contexts into close readings, tracing the evolution of Dickinson's style. This volume - which considers not only the complex history of Dickinson's poems in print, but also their future in digital formats - will be an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate students seeking to better understand the importance of this seminal American poet"--
Baker Berry PS1541.Z5 L5965 2016

Night of the animals
Broun, Bill, author
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
In 2052 London, a homeless man who believes he has the magical ability to communicate with animals sets off on a quest to release all the animals from the London Zoo before the members of a suicide cult can destroy them.
Baker Berry PS3602.R6485 N54 2016

When no one is looking
Red Hawk
Greenfield Center, N.Y. : Bowman Books, ©2011
Baker Berry PS3568.E295 W54 2011

Works and days
Mayer, Bernadette, author
New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2016
Baker Berry PS3563.A952 A6 2016

XX : poems for the twentieth century
McGrath, Campbell, 1962- author
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
"XX is award-winning poet Campbell McGrath's astonishing sequence of one hundred poems--one per year--written in a vast range of forms, and in the voices of figures as varied as Picasso and Mao, Frida Kahlo and Elvis Presley. Based on years of historical research and cultural investigation, XX turns poetry into an archival inquiry and a choral documentary." -- From dust jacket.
Baker Berry PS3563.C3658 A6 2016

The destroyer in the glass
Warren, Noah, 1989- author
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Baker Berry PS3623.A86475 A6 2016

The mirror thief : a novel
Seay, Martin, author
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2016]
In sixteenth century Venice, the famed makers of Venetian glass faced death if they tried to leave the island... but one man schemes to outwit the enforcers of the edict. In 1958 Venice Beach, California, and in today's Venetian casino in Las Vegas, other schemers launch similarly dangerous plans to get away with a secret. As the three stories weave together through time and space, the reader is drawn into a world of violence, and obsession.
Baker Berry PS3619.E2593 M57 2016

Modern lovers
Straub, Emma, author
New York : Riverhead Books, 2016
"From the New York Times' bestselling author of The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college--their own kids now going to college--and what it means to finally grow up well after adulthood has set in. Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose--about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them--can never be reclaimed. Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions--be they food, or friendship, or music--never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us"--
Baker Berry PS3619.T74259 M63 2016

Danler, Stephanie, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Summer -- Autumn -- Winter -- Spring.

"A lush, thrilling debut--a publishing event already the subject of an article in The New York Times--about a year in the life of a uniquely beguiling young woman, set in the wild, alluring world of a famous downtown New York restaurant. "Let's say I was born when I came over the George Washington Bridge..." This is how we meet unforgettable Tess, the 22-year-old at the heart of this stunning debut. Shot like a bullet from a mundane past, she's come to New York to escape the provincial, to take on her destiny. After she stumbles into a coveted job at a renowned Union Square restaurant, we spend the year with her as she learns the chaotic, punishing, privileged life of a "backwaiter," on and off duty. Her appetites are awakened, for food, wine, knowledge and experience; and she's pulled into the thrall of two other servers--a handsome bartender she falls hard for, and an older woman whose connection to both young lovers is murky, sensual, and overpowering. These two will prove to be Tess's hardest lesson of all. Sweetbitter is a story about discovery, enchantment, and the power of what remains after disillusionment"--
Baker Berry PS3604.A5376 S94 2016

The girls : a novel
Cline, Emma, author
New York : Random House, 2016
Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged -- a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.
Baker Berry PS3603.L547 G57 2016

The city of mirrors : a novel
Cronin, Justin, author
New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
"In The Passage and The Twelve, Justin Cronin brilliantly imagined the fall of civilization and humanity's desperate fight to survive. Now all is quiet on the horizon--but does silence promise the nightmare's end or the second coming of unspeakable darkness? At last, this bestselling epic races to its breathtaking finale. The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place? The Twelve have been destroyed and the hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew--and daring to dream of a hopeful future. But far from them, in a dead metropolis, he waits: Zero. The First. Father of the Twelve. The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him, and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright. His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy--humanity's only hope, the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him. One last time light and dark will clash, and at last Amy and her friends will know their fate. Praise for Justin Cronin "One of those rare authors who work on two different levels, blending elegantly crafted literary fiction with cliff-hanging thrills."--Fort Worth Star-Telegram The Passage "Magnificent. Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King's apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy's The Road."--Time "Read this book and the ordinary world disappears."--Stephen King "[A] big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night."--The Dallas Morning News The Twelve "[A] literary superthriller, driven at once by character and plot."--The New York Times Book Review "Gripping. Cronin [introduces] eerie new elements to his masterful mythology."--The San Diego Union-Tribune "An undeniable and compelling epic. a complex narrative of flight and forgiveness, of great suffering and staggering loss, of terrible betrayals and incredible hope."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"--
Baker Berry PS3553.R542 C58 2016

All things cease to appear
Brundage, Elizabeth, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Upstate New York. George Clare comes home from his position as an art teacher at a private college to find his wife killed and their three-year-old daughter alone. George is the immediate suspect, and a persistent cop is stymied at every turn in proving him a heartless murderer. Three teenage brothers who previously lived in the house become entangled in the investigation. But behind one crime there are others, and more than twenty years will pass before a hard kind of justice is finally served.
Baker Berry PS3602.R84 A79 2016

Three for Ship : a swan song to Dartmouth beer pong
Knight, Crispus, author
Brooklyn, NY : Fuzzy Plum Press, [2014]
A memoir of one man's perilous descent into Dartmouth fraternity drinking culture, told through the eyes of his misanthropic alter ego, a Ship player christened "Balls" by his brotherhood.
Baker Berry PS3611.N56 T47 2014

Baker, Annie, 1981- author
New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2016
Baker Berry PS3602.A5842 J64 2016

Reconnaissance : poems
Nawrocki, Amy, author
Stonington, Connecticut : Homebound Publications, Independent Publisher of Contemplative Titles, [2015]
Baker Berry PS3614.A934 A6 2015

The book of Stone
Papernick, Jon, author
Bedford, New York : Fig Tree Books, [2014]
"A searing psychological thriller set in pre-9/11 Brooklyn in which a family's dark history and an estranged son's attempt to find meaning and purpose converge. Matthew Stone has inherited a troubling legacy: a gangster grandfather and a distant father--who is also a disgraced judge. After his father's death, Matthew is a young man alone. He turns to his father's beloved books for comfort, perceiving within them guidance that leads him to connect with a group of religious extremists. As Matthew immerses himself in this unfamiliar world, the FBI seeks his assistance to foil the group's violent plot. Caught between these powerful forces, haunted by losses past and present, and desperate for redemption, Matthew charts a course of increasing peril--for himself and for everyone around him. From the author of The Ascent of Eli Israel and There is No Other, The Book of Stone examines the evolution of the terrorist mentality and the complexities of religious extremism, as well as how easily a vulnerable mind can be exploited for dark purposes"--Cover flap.
Baker Berry PS3616.A599 B66 2014

The doll-master and other tales of terror
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author
New York : The Mysterious Press, [2016]
Six terrifying tales to chill the blood from the unique imagination of Joyce Carol Oates. A young boy plays with dolls instead of action figures. But as he grows older, his passion takes on a darker edge ... A white man shoots dead a black boy creating a media frenzy. But could it be that it was self-defense as he claims? A nervous woman tries to escape her husband. He says he loves her, but she's convinced he wants to kill her ... These quietly lethal stories reveal the horrors that dwell within us all.
Baker Berry PS3565.A8 A6 2016b

Lovecraft Country : a novel
Ruff, Matt, author
New York, New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George-- publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide-- and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite, heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus's ancestors, they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours. At the manor Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus.
Baker Berry PS3568.U3615 L68 2016

Before the fall
Hawley, Noah, author
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016
On a foggy summer night, eleven people -- ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter -- depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs -- the painter -- and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members -- including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot -- the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage.
Baker Berry PS3558.A8234 B44 2016

Improbable fortunes : a novel
Price, Jeffrey, author
New York ; Archer, [2016]
"In Improbable Fortunes, Jeffrey Price takes us on a wild ride into Vanadium, a dusty, down-on-its-heels mining town in southwest Colorado--where it would be fair to assume that nothing has ever happened. But you'd be wrong. As it turns out, quite a lot has happened starting with a suspicious mudslide that destroys the town's Main Street and a cowboy, Buster McCaffrey, arrested for the death of one of the richest men in America, Marvin Mallomar. As the soon-to-retire Sheriff, Shep Dudival, investigates the circumstances surrounding the murder, it comes to light that Buster and Mallomar's young wife were having a Cowboy Always Rings Twice affair. From there, Price takes this familiar story plot and turns it on its head--folding a rococo cast of Vanadium's characters into a timeline that begins with Vanadium's post WWII labor strife and ends with the Kulturkampf of present day. While it may all seem humorous and surreal at first blush, one gets the feeling by Improbable Fortunes' un-guessable conclusion, that Price has used the fictitious town of Vanadium--a place without a recognizable gas station, a decent restaurant, or a clean bathroom--as the Rosetta Stone for something larger."--provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PS3616.R5261 I57 2016

Lilac girls : a novel
Kelly, Martha Hall, author
New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
"Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939--and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbruck, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents--from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland--as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten. In Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly has crafted a remarkable novel of unsung women and their quest for love, freedom, and second chances. It is a story that will keep readers bonded with the characters, searching for the truth, until the final pages. Advance praise for Lilac Girls "Rich with historical detail and riveting to the end, Lilac Girls weaves the lives of three astonishing women into a story of extraordinary moral power set against the harrowing backdrop of Europe in thrall to Nazi Germany. Martha Hall Kelly moves effortlessly across physical and ethical battlegrounds, across the trajectory of a doomed wartime romance, across the territory of the soul. I can't remember the last time I read a novel that moved me so deeply."--Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author of A Hundred Summers and The Secret Life of Violet Grant "Inspired by actual events and real people, Martha Hall Kelly has woven together the stories of three women during World War II that reveal the bravery, cowardice, and cruelty of those days. This is a part of history--women's history--that should never be forgotten."--Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of China Dolls"--
Baker Berry PS3611.E452 L55 2016

Missile paradise : a novel
Tanner, Ron, 1953- author
New York, NY : Ig Publishing, [2016]
"In the Marshall Islands, an island-nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that was once a testing ground for nuclear bombs, American engineers and programmers are making and testing missiles while their "hosts," the indigenous Marshallese, sweep their streets and clean their houses. It's 2004, the Iraq war is heating up, and 9/11 is fresh in everyone's minds. Following four interconnected story lines-the meltdown of a burned-out cultural liaison who has "gone native" and bitterly resents his role in keeping the Marshallese down; a young programmer who has lost his leg in a reckless solo sailing journey; the struggles of a young widow with two children whose husband drowned in a mysterious diving accident; and the destructive spiral of a Marshallese teenager whose American girlfriend rejects him when she returns to the States-Missile. Paradise is an epic, heartbreaking, and satirical novel about the clash of cultures between the Americans trying to realize their American Dream in this seeming paradise, and the Marshallese who are both angered and bedazzled by that dream. "--
Baker Berry PS3620.A69 M57 2016

Miss Jane : a novel
Watson, Brad, 1955- author
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
"Inspired by the true story of his own great-aunt, he explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that would stand in the way of the central "uses" for a woman in that time and place--namely, sex and marriage. From the country doctor who adopts Jane to the hard tactile labor of farm life, from the highly erotic world of nature around her to the boy who loved but was forced to leave her, the world of Miss Jane Chisolm is anything but barren. Free to satisfy only herself, she mesmerizes those around her, exerting an unearthly fascination that lives beyond her still."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PS3573.A8475 M57 2016

A hero of France : a novel
Furst, Alan, author
New York : Random House, [2016]
"From the bestselling master espionage writer, hailed by Vince Flynn as "the best in the business," comes a riveting novel about the French Resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris. Paris, 1941. The City of Light, occupied by the Nazis, is dark and silent at night. Streetlamps are painted blue and apartment windows draped or shuttered in the blackout ordered by the Germans. But when the clouds part, the silvery moonlight defies authority, and so does a leader of the French Resistance, known as Mathieu. In Paris and in the farmhouses, barns, and churches of the French countryside, small groups of ordinary men and women are determined to take down the occupying forces of Adolf Hitler. Mathieu leads one such Resistance cell, helping downed British airmen escape back to England. This suspenseful, fast-paced thriller by the author whom Vince Flynn calls "the most talented espionage novelist of our generation" captures this dangerous time as no one ever has before. Alan Furst brings Paris and occupied France to life, along with courageous citizens who outmaneuver collaborators, informers, blackmailers, and spies, risking everything to fulfill perilous clandestine missions. Aiding Mathieu as part of his covert network are Lisette, a seventeen-year-old student and courier; Max de Lyon, an arms dealer turned nightclub owner; Chantal, a woman of class and confidence; Daniel, a Jewish teacher fueled by revenge; Joëlle, who falls in love with Mathieu; and Annemarie, a willful aristocrat with deep roots in France, and a desire to act. As the German military police heighten surveillance, Mathieu and his team face a new threat, dispatched by the Reich to destroy them all. Shot through with the author's trademark fine writing, breathtaking suspense, and intense scenes of seduction and passion, Alan Furst's A Hero of France is at once one of the finest novels written about the French Resistance and the most gripping novel yet by the living master of the spy thriller. Praise for Alan Furst "Furst never stops astounding me."--Tom Hanks "Suspenseful and sophisticated. No espionage author, it seems, is better at summoning the shifting moods and emotional atmosphere of Europe before the start of World War II than Alan Furst."--The Wall Street Journal "Though set in a specific place and time, Furst's books are like Chopin's nocturnes: timeless, transcendent, universal. One does not so much read them as fall under their spell."--Los Angeles Times "[Furst] remains at the top of his game."--The New York Times "A grandmaster of the historical espionage genre."--The Boston Globe"--
Baker Berry PS3556.U76 H47 2016

The hopefuls
Close, Jennifer, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
"A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Better Half tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite. When Beth arrives in Washington, D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable, coordinating brunch, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy's star rises higher and higher, their friendship--and Beth's relationship with Matt--is threatened by jealousy, competition and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers"--
Baker Berry PS3603.L68 H67 2016

The peculiar miracles of Antoinette Martin : a novel
Knipper, Stephanie, author
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016
"Sisters Rose and Lily Martin were inseparable when they were kids. As adults, they've been estranged for years, until circumstances force them to come together to protect Rose's daughter. Ten-year-old Antoinette has a severe form of autism that requires constant care and attention. She has never spoken a word, but she has a powerful gift that others would give anything to harness: she can heal things with her touch...Antoinette's gift, though, puts her own life in danger, as each healing comes with an increasingly deadly price. As Rose--the center of her daughter's life--struggles with her own failing health, and Lily confronts her anguished past, they, and the men who love them, come to realize the sacrifices that must be made to keep this very special child safe."
Baker Berry PS3611.N5744 P43 2016

Little Aunt Crane
Yan, Geling, author
London : Harvill Secker, [2015]
In the last days of World War II, the Japanese occupation of Manchuria has collapsed. As the Chinese move in, the elders of the Japanese settler village of Sakito decide to preserve their honour by killing all the villagers in an act of mass suicide. Only 16-year-old Tatsuru escapes. But Tatsuru's trials have just begun. As she flees, she falls into the hands of human traffickers. She is sold to a wealthy Chinese family, where she becomes Duohe - the clandestine second wife to the only son, and the secret bearer of his children. Against all odds, Duohe forms an unlikely friendship with the first wife Xiaohuan, united by the unshakeable bonds of motherhood and family.
Baker Berry PS3625.A673 L58 2015

Amateurs : a novel
Hicks, Dylan, author
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2016
The under-motivated and over-ambitious collide in this novel of manners, money, and the tricky line between friendship and long con.
Baker Berry PS3608.I2785 A43 2016

Dimestore : a writer's life
Smith, Lee, 1944- author
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016
Preface: Raised to leave: some thoughts on "culture" -- Dimestore -- Recipe box -- Kindly nervous -- Lady lessons -- Marble cake and moonshine -- Big river -- On Lou's porch -- Lightning storm -- Driving Miss Daisy crazy, or, Losing the mind of the South -- Good-bye to the sunset man -- Blue heaven -- A life in books -- Angels passing -- The little locksmith.

"Evenly divided between a book about Smith's process and her life, first as a Southern mountain child and, later, as the parent of a schizophrenic child, this book is interesting and compelling. Despite being surrounded by loving family and being blessed with an active imagination, Lee copes with a mentally ill mother. Later, her son's mental illness and early death brings her to the breaking point but she is saved by her writing. This is a read-alike for Karr's The Liars Club. It desperately needs a cinematic translation for its elegant and evocative writing."--Lois Gross for LibraryReads, NoveList.
Baker Berry PS3569.M5376 Z46 2016

Heartbreaker : stories
Meijer, Maryse, 1982- author
New York : FSG Originals, 2016
"In her debut story collection, Heartbreaker, Maryse Meijer, flashlight in hand, goes deep into the darkest rooms of the psyche. With gorgeously restrained and exacting prose that packs a cumulatively devastating punch, she unapologetically unmasks the violence we are willing to perform upon one another in the name of love and loneliness and the unremitting desire to survive. In doing so, she lights societal convention and reader expectation on fire, exploring the darker emotional truths surrounding love and sex, femininity and masculinity, family and girlhood"--
Baker Berry PS3613.E4264 A6 2016

The dark lady's mask
Sharratt, Mary, 1964- author
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
Disguising herself as a man to escape her loveless marriage and enjoy the exclusive freedoms of men, aspiring writer Aemilia Lanier falls in love and runs away with ragged poet William Shakespeare, with whom she secretly writes plays that bring him fame years later.
Baker Berry PS3569.H3449 D37 2016

The atomic weight of love : a novel
Church, Elizabeth J. author
Chapel Hill : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016
Capturing "the claustrophobic eras of 1940s and 1950s America, The Atomic Weight of Love also examines the changing roles of women during the decades that followed. And in Meridian Wallace we find an unforgettable heroine whose metamorphosis shows how the women's movement opened up the world for a whole generation."--Book jacket.
Baker Berry PS3603.H875 A95 2016

Love and ruin : tales of obsession, danger, and heartbreak from the Atavist magazine
edited by Evan Ratliff ; introduction by Susan Orlean
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Love and ruin / James Verini -- 52 Blue / Leslie Jamison -- The fort of young saplings / Vanessa Veselka -- American hippopotamus / Jon Mooallem -- Mother, stranger / Cris Beam -- When we are called to part / Brooke Jarvis -- My mother's lover / David Dobbs -- A thousand pounds of dynamite / Adam Higginbotham -- The oilman's daughter / Evan Ratliff -- The sinking of the Bounty / Matthew Shaer.

"Extraordinary stories of crime, passion, and adventure from The Atavist magazine, the trailblazing leader in longform narrative writing. Since its founding in 2011, The Atavist has garnered an unprecedented eight National Magazine Award nominations and was the first all-digital publication to win in feature writing. This collection presents the finest examples of a new kind of nonfiction storytelling as practiced by a young generation of longform experts. The collection includes Leslie Jamison's landmark portrait of a lonely whale named "52 Blue," Matthew Shaer's harrowing account of a shipwreck during Hurricane Sandy, and James Verini's prize-winning tale of romance and courage in Afghanistan. The fascinating and original writing in Love and Ruin demonstrates why The Atavist has become the leader in publishing "remarkable . . . can't look away pieces of multimedia journalism" (New York Times)" --
Baker Berry PS659.2 .L68 2016

Charcoal Joe : an Easy Rawlins mystery
Mosley, Walter, author
New York : Doubleday, [2016]
Life for Easy Rawlins is surprisingly... easy. He's living off the proceeds of his last case, trying to keep out of trouble. Of course it's not going to last. Because Easy's old friend Mouse knocks on his door. Mouse is one of the deadliest men in America. And Mouse wants a small favor. He wants Easy to help a man he says is wrongly imprisoned, a friend of Charcoal Joe. Charcoal Joe is a mythical figure in the LA underworld - he pulls all the strings but keeps out of sight. Reluctantly, Easy agrees - he owes Mouse his life. But this is no small favor. It's going to be Easy's deadliest investigation yet. It's going to take him from the beaches of Malibu to the shadiest stretches of Sunset in a frenetic adventure through a wild and unrepentant city.
Baker Berry PS3563.O88456 C48 2016

Goodnight, beautiful women : stories
Noyes, Anna, author
New York : Grove Press, 2016
Hibernation -- Treelaw -- Safe as houses -- Drawing blood -- Quarry -- Glow baby -- Goodnight, beautiful women -- Werewolf -- This is who she was -- Changeling -- Homecoming.

This is an extraordinary book of stories. Many of the characters are anchored to coastal Maine, but a particular quality of wildness animates nearly all of them. The stories are energetic, often mysterious, and beautifully written, and they will stay in your memory long after you finish the book. Charles Baxter Moving along the Maine Coast and beyond, the interconnected stories in Goodnight, Beautiful Women bring us into the sultry, mysterious inner lives of New England women and girls as they navigate the dangers and struggles of their outer worlds. With novelistic breadth and a quicksilver emotional intelligence, Noyes explores the ruptures and vicissitudes of growing up and growing old, and shines a light on our most uncomfortable impulses while masterfully charting the depths of our murky desires. A woman watches her husband throw one by one their earthly possessions into the local quarry, before vanishing himself; two girls from very different social classes find themselves deep in the throes of a punishing affair; a motherless teenager is sexually awakened in the aftermath of a local trauma; and a woman s guilt from a childhood lie about her intellectually disabled cousin reverberates into her married years. Dark and brilliant, rhythmic and lucid, Goodnight, Beautiful Women marks the arrival of a fearless and unique new young voice in American fiction.
Baker Berry PS3614.O974 A6 2016

Barkskins : a novel
Proulx, Annie, author
New York : Scribner, 2016
"Barkskins opens in New France in the late 18th century as Rene Sel, an illiterate woodsman makes his way from Northern France to the homeland to seek a living. Bound to a "seigneur" for three years in exchange for land, he suffers extraordinary hardship and violence, always in awe of the forest he is charged with clearing. In the course of this epic novel, Proulx tells the stories of Rene's children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as the descendants of his friends and foes, as they travel back to Europe, to China, to New England, always in quest of a livelihood or fleeing stunningly brutal conditions--war, pestilence, Indian attacks, the revenge of rivals. Proulx's inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid--in their greed, lust, vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope--that we follow them with fierce attention. This is Proulx's most ambitious novel ever, and her master work"--
Baker Berry PS3566.R697 B37 2016

The book of Esther : a novel
Barton, Emily, 1969- author
New York : Tim Duggan Books, [2016]
"In a counterfactual world resembling the 1930s, the state of Khazaria, an isolated nation of warriors Jews, is under attack by the Germanii. Esther, the precocious daughter of Khazaria's chief policy advisor, sets out on a quest to ensure the survival of her homeland"--
Baker Berry PS3552.A7685 B66 2016

The inseparables : a novel
Nadler, Stuart, author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
After the sudden death of her husband, 70-year-old Henrietta Olyphant is broke and unmoored. Her daughter Oona is mid-divorce. Meanwhile, Oona's teenager Lydia, away at boarding school, faces accusations involving a viral nude photo. In the wake of the upheaval, these tough, independent women find themselves under one roof. Together the three generations sift through the mess, and emerge renewed.
Baker Berry PS3614.A385 I57 2016

Break in case of emergency
Winter, Jessica, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
"An irreverent and deeply moving comedy about friendship, fertility, and fighting for one's sanity in a toxic workplace."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PS3623.I6695 B84 2016

The heavenly table : a novel
Pollock, Donald Ray, 1954- author
New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula. After Ellsworth is swindled out of his family's entire fortune, his life is put on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. No good can come of it. Or can it? In the gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy with a healthy dose of cinematic violence reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly dark and horrific ways, placing Donald Ray Pollock firmly in the company of the genre's literary masters.--
Baker Berry PS3616.O5694 H43 2016

Disappearance at Devil's Rock : a novel
Tremblay, Paul, author
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
When her fourteen-year-old son disappears during a summer sleepover at Devil's Rock, Elizabeth and other residents of the town begin to see his ghost throughout the town, which leads her to believe that he is dead. She tries to maintain a sense of calm to help her younger daughter, Katie, but her anxiety builds when she begins to find crumpled pages of Tommy's journal which contain disturbing connections between Tommy's father's death, a stranger named Arnold, and a macabre folk tale.
Baker Berry PS3620.R445 D57 2016

Losing it
Rathbone, Emma, author
New York : Riverhead Books, 2016
"A poignant, hilarious novel about a woman who still has her virginity at the age of twenty-six, and the summer she's determined to lose it and find herself. Julia Greenfield has a problem: she's twenty-six years old and she's still a virgin. Sex ought to be easy. People have it all the time! But, without meaning to, she made it through college and into adulthood with her virginity intact. Something's got to change. To re-route herself from her stalled life, Julia travels to spend the summer with her mysterious aunt Vivienne in North Carolina. It's not long, however, before she unearths a confounding secret her 58 year old aunt is a virgin too. In the unrelenting heat of the southern summer, Julia becomes fixated on puzzling out what could have lead to Viv's appalling condition, all while trying to avoid the same fate. Filled with offbeat characters and subtle, wry humor, Losing It is about the primal fear that you just. might. never. meet. anyone. It's about desiring something with the kind of obsessive fervor that almost guarantees you won't get it. It's about the blurry lines between sex and love, and trying to figure out which one you're going for. And it's about the decisions and non-decisions we make that can end up shaping a life"--
Baker Berry PS3618.A84 L67 2016

The port-wine stain : with an unfinished tale by Edgar A. Poe
Lock, Norman, 1950- author
New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2016
In his third book of The American Novels series, Norman Lock recounts the story of a young Philadelphian, Edward Fenzil, who, in the winter of 1844, falls under the sway of two luminaries of the nineteenth-century grotesque imagination: Thomas Dent Mütter, a surgeon and collector of medical "curiosities," and Edgar Allan Poe. As Fenzil struggles against the powerful wills that would usurp his identity, including that of his own malevolent doppelgänger, he loses his mind and his story to another. --
Baker Berry PS3562.O218 P67 2016

Back to Moscow
Erades, Guillermo, 1975- author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
"Tuesday night : vodka and dancing at the Hungry Duck. Wednesday morning: posing as an expert on Pushkin at the university. Thursday night: more vodka and girl-chasing at Propaganda. Friday morning: a hungover tour of Gorky's house. Martin came to Moscow at the turn of the millennium hoping to discover the country of Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and his beloved Chekhov. Instead he found a city turned on its head, where the grimmest vestiges of Soviet life exist side by side with the nonstop hedonism of the newly rich. Along with his hard-living expat friends, Martin spends less and less time on his studies, choosing to learn about the Mysterious Russian Soul from the city's unhinged nightlife scene. But as Martin's research becomes a quest for existential meaning, love affairs and literature lead to the same hard-won lessons. Russians know: There is more to life than happiness."--Front dust jacket flap.
Baker Berry PS3605.R325 B33 2016

We come to our senses : stories
Lindsey, Odie, author
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2016
Evie M. -- Darla -- So bored in Nashville -- Chicks -- Clean -- They -- Bird (on back) -- In the alley that runs behind my rotted clapboard apartment house there are sick cats -- Colleen -- 11/19/98 -- Pickle -- Wall -- We come to our senses -- D. Garcia brings the war -- Hers.

"For readers of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and Redeployment, a searing debut exploring the lives of veterans returning to their homes in the South. Lacerating and lyrical, We Come to Our Senses centers on men and women affected by combat directly and tangentially, and the peculiar legacies of war. The story "Evie M." is about a vet turned office clerk whose petty neuroses derail even her suicide; in "We Come to Our Senses," a hip young couple leaves the city for the sticks, trading film festivals for firearms; in "Colleen" a woman redeploys to her Mississippi hometown, and confronts the superior who abused her at war; and in "11/19/98" a couple obsesses over sitcoms and retail catalogs, extracting joy and deeper meaning. The story "Hers" is about the sexual politics of a combat zone" --
Baker Berry PS3612.I53568 A6 2016

Fall of poppies : stories of love and the Great War
Jessica Brockmole and eight others
New York, NY : William Morrow, 2016
The top voices in historical fiction deliver an intensely moving collection of short stories about loss, longing, and hope in the aftermath of World War I.
Baker Berry PS648.W64 F35 2016

Carson, Anne, 1950- author
London : Oberon Books, 2015
Pentheus has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god Dionysos. A stranger arrives to persuade him to change his mind. Euripides' electrifying tragedy is a struggle to the death between freedom and restraint, the rational and the irrational, man and god.
Baker Berry PS3553.A7667 B35 2015

End of watch : a novel
King, Stephen, 1947- author
New York : Scribner, 2016
"The spectacular finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes (winner of the Edgar Award) and Finders Keepers--In End of Watch, the diabolical "Mercedes Killer" drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don't figure out a way to stop him, they'll be victims themselves. In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room. Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney--the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield's head that put him on the brain injury ward. When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill's heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city. In End of Watch, Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the heart-pounding, supernatural suspense that has been his bestselling trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and chilling suspense. No one does it better than King."--
Baker Berry PS3561.I483 E53 2016

Allegheny front : the Mary McCarthy prize in short fiction selected by Lydia Millet
Null, Matthew Neill, 1984- author
Louisville, KY : Sarabande Books, [2016]
Henry Prize-winning author Matthew Neill Null's lyrical and disquieting stories offer a panoramic portrait of his native West Virginia.
Baker Berry PS3614.U8644 A6 2016

An Asimov companion : characters, places and terms in the Robot/Empire/Foundation metaseries
Palumbo, Donald, 1949- author
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
"Palumbo and Sullivan's major new reference work book contains 1,000 selected excerpts from the Encyclopedia, identifying and describing all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries. The authors argue that Asimov successfully integrates the three series through the retroactive use of chaos theory, the underlying principle behind both psychohistory and Three Laws of Robotics"--
Baker Berry PS3551.S5 Z77 2016

Celestial joyride : poems
Waters, Michael, 1949- author
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions Ltd., 2016
"In these poems of taut clarity, craft, and texture, Michael Waters continues his bold exploration of sensual pleasure and moral transgression as means of affirming spiritual faith. Just as a joyride suggests recklessness and exhilaration, so Celestial Joyride is an energized journey marked by spiritual recklessness in the face of perpetual mortality. Compelling, musical narratives offer rich meaning and vivid consequence. Michael Waters's poetry books include BOA Editions titles Gospel Night, Darling Vulgarity, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Parthenopi, finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. He teaches at Monmouth University and in the Drew University MFA Program"--
Baker Berry PS3573.A818 A6 2016

Brooklyn antediluvian : poems
Rosal, Patrick, 1969- author
New York : Persea Books, [2016]
Patrick Rosal's brilliant fourth collection of poems is ignited by the frictions of our American moment. In the face of relentless violence and deepening racial division, Rosal responds with his own brand of bare-knuckled beauty. Rosal finds trouble he isn't asking for in his unforgettable new poems, whether in New York City, Austin, Texas, or the colonized Philippines of his ancestors. But trouble is everywhere, and Rosal, acclaimed author of My American Kundiman, responds in kind, pulling no punches in his most visceral, physical collection to date. "My hand's quick trip from my hip to your chin, across / your face, is not the first free lesson I've given," Rosal writes, and it's true--this new book is full of lessons, hard-earned, from a poet who nonetheless finds beauty in the face of violence.
Baker Berry PS3618.O774 A6 2016

Pisani, Ken, author
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
After having his left arm amputated due to a car accident, Aaron is forced to return to his boyhood home to recuperate. Disappearing into a fog of pain killers, the only true joy in his life comes from the daily 90-second radio spots of science fun facts and the disembodied voice of Sunny Lee.
Baker Berry PS3616.I866 A83 2016

The summer guest : a novel
Anderson, Alison, author
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
To keep herself occupied after recently losing her sight, Zinaida begins a diary in the summer of 1888. When a family rents a guesthouse on her family's estate, Zinaida meets and befriends Anton, the middle son, who is a doctor and a writer. As the summer progresses, Zinaida's diary becomes an intimate, introspective narrative of her singular relationship with Anton. More than a century later, Katya Kendall discovers Zinaida's diary, and in a last attempt to save her publishing business, she hires Ana to translate the diary. They soon realize that Zinaida's Anton is actually Anton Chekhov, the author and playwright, and that the diary points to the possibility that Chekhov used that summer to write a novel. As Katya and Ana delve deeper, they reflect on the events and forces which have steered them to where they are, and they discover that the manuscript is not the only mystery the diary holds. --
Baker Berry PS3551.N354 S86 2016

A collapse of horses : stories
Evenson, Brian, 1966- author
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2016
Black bark -- A report -- The punish -- A collapse of horses -- Three indignities -- Cult -- Seaside town -- The dust -- BearHeart -- Scour -- Torpor -- Past Reno -- Any corpse -- The moans -- The window -- Click -- The blood drip.

A stuffed bear's heart beats with the rhythm of a dead baby; Reno keeps receding to the east no matter how far you drive; and in a mine on another planet, the dust won't stop seeping in. In these stories, Brian Evenson unsettles us with the everyday and the extraordinary--the terror of living with the knowledge of all we cannot know.
Baker Berry PS3555.V326 A6 2015

Look : poems
Sharif, Solmaz, author
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2016]
Baker Berry PS3619.H356415 A6 2016

American rhapsody : writers, musicians, movie stars, and one great building
Pierpont, Claudia Roth, author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
Introduction -- Cries and Whispers : Edith Wharton -- For Love and Money : F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Behind the Mask : Bert Williams and Stepin Fetchit -- Jazzbo : George Gershwin -- The Silver Spire : The Chrysler Building -- Tough Guy : Dashiell Hammett -- The Collector : Peggy Guggenheim -- Born For The Part : Katharine Hepburn -- The Player Kings : Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier -- Method Man : Marlon Brando -- Another Country : James Baldwin -- A Raised Voice : Nina Simone.

"Incisive biographical profiles of some of the most iconic American artists and creations of the twentieth century"--
Baker Berry PS129 .P53 2016

Toni Morrison and the Queer Pleasure of Ghosts
Bennett, Juda, 1955-
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2014]
Spirit: Sula haunts Beloved -- Houses: Beloved haunts Paradise -- Matriarchy: Paradise haunts Love -- Music: Love haunts Song of Solomon -- Voice: Song of Solomon haunts Jazz -- Blackness: Jazz haunts Tar Baby -- Whiteness: Tar Baby haunts a Mercy -- Mutable bodies: the Bluest Eye haunts Home.

"Toni Morrison and the Queer Pleasure of Ghosts radically intervenes in one of the most established and sacred topics in Toni Morrison scholarship, love. Moving beyond Morrison's representation of ghosts as the forgotten or occluded past, Juda Bennett uncovers how Morrison imagines the spectral sphere as always already queer, a provocation and challenge to heteronormativity--with the ghost appearing as an active participant in disruptions of compulsory heterosexuality, as a figure embodying closet desires, or as a disembodied emanation that counterpoints homophobia. From The Bluest Eye to Home, Morrison's novels have included many queer ghosts that challenge our most cherished conceptions of love and speak to cultural anxieties about black sexualities, gay marriage, AIDS, lesbian visibility, and transgender identities. Not surprisingly, the scene-stealing ghost Beloved appears at the very heart of this book, but Bennett cautions against interpretative stasis, inviting readers to break free of the stranglehold Beloved has had on imaginations, so as not to miss the full force of Morrison's lifelong project to queer love." -- Publisher's description
Baker Berry PS3563.O8749 Z55 2014

How to make friends and then kill them : a play
Feiffer, Halley, author
New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2016
Left to their own devices by their alcoholic mother, Ada and Sam cultivate an insular world into which they soon draw a third wheel - a pockmarked, limping wallflower named Dorrie. In the years spanning childhood to young adulthood, these three troubled girls learn to lean on each other completely, finding ways to fill each other up and to tear each other down. But when a horrible accident turns their realityupside down, they find they must decide whether they will continue to foster their familiar, codependent cycle, or whether they will break free, with or without each other's aid.
Baker Berry PS3606.E3657 H69 2016

Humana Festival 2014 : the complete plays
edited by Amy Wegener and Kimberly Colburn ; foreword by Les Waters
New York, NY : Playscripts, Inc., [2015]
Baker Berry PS634 .H86 2014

Bellow's people : how Saul Bellow made life into art
Mikics, David, 1961- author
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Explores the life and work of the award-winning author through the real-life relationships and friendships, a colorful and turbulent circle of mid-century American intellectuals, that he transmuted into the genius of his art.
Baker Berry PS3503.E4488 Z7944 2016

The ballad of Black Tom
LaValle, Victor D., 1972- author
New York : A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2016
"People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there. Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father's head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their cops. But when he delivers an occult tome to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping. A storm that might swallow the world is building in Brooklyn. Will Black Tom live to see it break?"--Provided from
Baker Berry PS3562.A8458 B35 2016

Sons and daughters of ease and plenty
Ausubel, Ramona, author
New York : Riverhead Books, 2016
"From the award-winning author of No One Is Here Except All of Us, an imaginative novel about a wealthy New England family in the 1960s and '70s that suddenly loses its fortune--and its bearings. Labor Day, 1976, Martha's Vineyard. Summering at the family beach house along this moneyed coast of New England, Fern and Edgar--married with three children--are happily preparing for a family birthday celebration when they learn that the unimaginable has occurred: There is no more money. More specifically, there's no more money in the estate of Fern's recently deceased parents, which, as the sole source of Fern and Edgar's income, had allowed them to live this beautiful, comfortable life despite their professed anti-money ideals. Quickly, the once-charmed family unravels. In distress and confusion, Fern and Edgar are each tempted away on separate adventures: she on a road trip with a stranger, he on an ill-advised sailing voyage with another woman. The three children are left for days with no guardian whatsoever, in an improvised Neverland helmed by the tender, witty, and resourceful Cricket, age nine. Brimming with humanity and wisdom, humor and bite, and imbued with both the whimsical and the profound, Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty is a story of American wealth, class, family, and mobility, approached by award-winner Ramona Ausubel with a breadth of imagination and understanding that is fresh, surprising, and exciting"--
Baker Berry PS3601.U868 S66 2016

Rise : the complete Newsflesh collection
Grant, Mira, author
New York : Orbit, Hachette Book Group, [2016]
Countdown -- Everglades -- San Diego 2014: The last stand of the California Browncoats -- How green this land, how blue this sea -- The day the dead came to show and tell -- Please do not taunt the octopus -- All the pretty little horses -- Coming to you live.

Collection of every piece of short fiction from Grant's Newsflesh series, with two new, never-before-published novellas. They takes you on a trip through the side streets and territories of what started out as a stand-alone novel, developed into a trilogy, and is growing into a universe of its own... with zombies.
Baker Berry PS3607.R36395 A6 2016

Happy family : a novel
Barone, Tracy, author
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
Cheri Matzner, a former cop-turned-disgruntled academic, tries to come to terms with her adoptive and biological families as she struggles to become pregnant herself.
Baker Berry PS3602.A777423 H37 2016

Nisnol siboal = two rivers : poems in English and Abenaki
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
Greenfield Center, N.Y. : Bowman Books, ©2011
Baker Berry PS3552.R794 N57 2011

Hogs wild : selected reporting pieces
Frazier, Ian, author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
"A generous selection of Frazier's most sophisticated and uproarious feature stories"--
Baker Berry PS3556.R363 A6 2016

The after party
DiSclafani, Anton, author
New York : Riverhead Books, [2016]
"From the nationally bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes a story of 1950s Texas socialites and the one irresistible, controversial woman at the bright, hot center of it all. Joan Fortier is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1950s Houston social scene. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and strong, she dominates the room and the gossip columns. Every man who sees her seems to want her; every woman just wants to be her. But this is a highly ordered world of garden clubs and debutante balls. The money may flow as freely as the oil, but the freedom and power all belong to the men. What happens when a woman of indecorous appetites and desires like Joan wants more? What does it do to her best friend? Devoted to Joan since childhood, Cece Buchanan is either her chaperone or her partner in crime, depending on whom you ask. But as Joan's radical behavior escalates, Cece's perspective shifts--forcing one provocative choice to appear the only one there is. A thrilling glimpse into the sphere of the rich and beautiful at a memorable moment in history, The After Party unfurls a story of friendship as obsessive, euphoric, consuming, and complicated as any romance"--
Baker Berry PS3604.I84 A69 2016

How the songs come down : new and selected poems
Revard, Carter
Great Wilbraham, Cambridge : Salt, 2005
Indian Territory -- In the Suburbs -- Law and Order -- Over There.
Baker Berry PS3568.E784 H698 2005

Invincible summer : a novel
Adams, Alice, author
New York, N. Y. : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
Four close friends who graduate college together in 1998 venture off to pursue their fortunes in the new millennium, but find themselves drawn back together twenty years later amidst broken dreams, lost jobs, and shattered relationships.
Baker Berry PS3601.D36 I58 2016

Attraversiamo = (Let's cross over)
Ferrell, Monique, author
New York, New York : NYQ Books, [2016]
Attraversiamo -- Jink -- Exodus -- The badlands.
Baker Berry PS3606.E7537 A78 2016

The children : a novel
Leary, Ann, author
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
"From New York Times bestselling author Ann Leary comes the captivating story of a wealthy, but unconventional New England family, told from the perspective of a reclusive 29-year-old who has a secret (and famous) life on the Internet. Charlotte Maynard rarely leaves her mother's home, the sprawling Connecticut lake house that belonged to her late stepfather, Whit Whitman, and the generations of Whitmans before him. While Charlotte and her sister, Sally, grew up at "Lakeside", their stepbrothers, Spin and Perry, were welcomed as weekend guests. Now the grown boys own the estate, which Joan occupies by their grace--and a provision in the family trust. When Spin, the youngest and favorite of all the children, brings his fiancé home for the summer, the entire family is intrigued. The beautiful and accomplished Laurel Atwood breathes new life into this often comically rarefied world. But as the wedding draws near, and flaws surface in the family's polite veneer, an array of simmering resentments and unfortunate truths are exposed. With remarkable wit and insight, Ann Leary pulls back the curtain on one blended family, as they are forced to grapple with the assets and liabilities -- both material and psychological -- left behind by their wonderfully flawed patriarch" --
Baker Berry PS3612.E238 C48 2016

Bucky F*cking Dent
Duchovny, David, author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
"Ted Fullilove, aka Mr. Peanut, is not like other Ivy League grads. He shares an apartment with Goldberg, his beloved battery-operated fish, sleeps on a bed littered with yellow legal pads penned with what he hopes will be the next great American novel, and spends the waning malaise-filled days of the Carter administration at Yankee Stadium, waxing poetic while slinging peanuts to pay the rent. When Ted hears the news that his estranged father, Marty, is dying of lung cancer, he immediately moves back into his childhood home, where a whirlwind of revelations ensues. The browbeating absentee father of his youth is living to make up for lost time, but his health dips drastically whenever his beloved Red Sox lose. And so, with help from a crew of neighborhood old-timers and the lovely Mariana--Marty's Nuyorican grief counselor--Ted orchestrates the illusion of a Sox winning streak, enabling Marty and the Red Sox to reverse the Curse of the Bambino and cruise their way to World Series victory. Well, sort of David Duchovny's richly drawn Bucky F & %@ing Dent is a story of the bond between fathers and sons, Yankee fans and the Fenway faithful, and grapples with the urgent need to find our story in an age of irony and artifice. Culminating in that fateful moment in October of '78 when the meek Bucky Dent hit his way into baseball history with the unlikeliest of home runs, this tragicomic novel demonstrates that life truly belongs to the losers--that the long shots are the ones worth betting on. Bucky F & %@ing is a singular tale that brims with the hilarity, poignance, and profound solitude of modern life"--
Baker Berry PS3604.U343 B83 2016

Dear fang, with love
Thorpe, Rufi, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Lucas and Katya were boarding school seniors when they decided to have a baby. Seventeen years later, and after a decade of absence, Lucas is newly involved in his daughter Vera's life. But after Vera suffers a terrifying psychotic break at a high school party Lucas takes her to Vilnius, Lithuania, his grandmother's homeland, for the summer. As he uncovers a secret about his grandmother, a Home Army rebel who escaped Stutthof, Vera searches for answers to Lucas's past mistakes and her own uncertain future.
Baker Berry PS3620.H787 D43 2016

Jonathan, Ted, author
New York, New York : NYQ Books, [2016]
Baker Berry PS3610.O565 A6 2016

The loss of all lost things : stories
Gautier, Amina, 1977- author
Denver, Colorado : Elixir, [2016]
Amina Gautier's THE LOSS OF ALL LOST THINGS won the Elixir Press 2014 Fiction Award. It is a short story collection that illuminates the beauty that can be found in inconsolable loss. Gautier leads us through terrible reality but leaves us with the promise of hope and redemption. Contest judge, Phong Nguyen had this to say about it: "Literary fiction that grips us and won't let us go is notoriously rare. To offer us complex emotional experience and riveting narrative momentum, and then to leave the reader in contemplation of its sophisticated themes and subtle weave of objective correlatives & that is the stuff of literary greatness, of art that demands to be read in conversation with the canon & Gautier's stories have you by the throat, and they surprise you with their mercy."--Publisher.
Baker Berry PS3607.A976 A6 2016

An ecology of elsewhere : poems
Meek, Sandra, author
New York : Persea Books, [2016]
In these gorgeous new poems, Sandra Meek guides us through exquisitely rendered landscapes both terrestrial and emotional, from the deserts and deltas of Sub-Saharan Africa to the bruised terrain of the fragile human heart.
Baker Berry PS3613.E372 A6 2016

They may not mean to, but they do
Schine, Cathleen, author
New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
"Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would prefer. She won't take their advice, and she won't take an antidepressant. Her marriage to their father, Aaron, has lasted through health and dementia, as well as some phenomenally lousy business decisions. The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old. Cathleen Schin e's They May Not Mean To, but They Do is a tender, sometimes hilarious intergenerational story about searching for where you belong as your family changes with age. When Aaron dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother's loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy's college days. They didn't count on Joy suddenly becoming as willful and rebellious as their own kids. With sympathy, humor, and truth, Schine explores the intrusion of old age into a large and loving family. They May Not Mean To, but They Do is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together"--
Baker Berry PS3569.C497 T46 2016

Once and for all : the best of Delmore Schwartz
Schwartz, Delmore, 1913-1966, author
New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2016
"With his New Directions debut in 1938, the twenty-five-year-old Delmore Schwartz was hailed as a genius and among the most promising writers of his generation. Yet he died in relative obscurity in 1966, wracked by mental illness and substance abuse. Sadly, his literary legacy has been overshadowed by the story of his tragic life. Among poets, Schwartz was a prototype for the confessional movement made famous by his slightly younger friends Robert Lowell and John Berryman. While his stories and novellas about Jewish American experience laid the groundwork for novels by Saul Bellow (whose Humboldt's Gift is based on Schwartz's life) and Philip Roth. Much of Schwartz's writing has been out of print for decades. This volume aims to restore Schwartz to his proper place in the canon of American literature and give new readers access to the breadth of his achievement. Included are selections from the in-print stories and poems, as well as excerpts from his long unavailable epic poem Genesis, a never-completed book-length work on T.S. Eliot, and unpublished poems from his archives"--
Baker Berry PS3537.C79 A6 2016

The sun in your eyes
Shapiro, Deborah, 1976- author
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
"A witty and winning new voice comes alive in this infectious road trip adventure with a rock-and-roll twist. Shapiro's debut blends the emotional nuance of Elena Ferrante with the potent nostalgia of High Fidelity, in a story of two women--one rich and alluring, the other just another planet in her dazzling orbit--and their fervid and troubled friendship. From the distance of a few yards, there might be nothing distinctive about Lee Parrish, nothing you could put your finger on, and yet, if she were to walk into a room, you would notice her. And if you were with her, I'd always thought, you could walk into any room. For quiet, cautious and restless college freshman Vivian Feld real life begins the day she moves in with the enigmatic Lee Parrish--daughter of died-too-young troubadour Jesse Parrish and model-turned-fashion designer Linda West--and her audiophile roommate Andy Elliott. When a one-night stand fractures Lee and Andy's intimate rapport, Lee turns to Viv, inviting her into her glamorous fly-by-night world: an intoxicating mix of Hollywood directors, ambitious artists, and first-class everything. It is the beginning of a friendship that will inexorably shape both women as they embark on the rocky road to adulthood. More than a decade later, Viv is married to Andy and hasn't heard from Lee in three years. Suddenly, Lee reappears, begging for a favor: she wants Viv to help her find the lost album Jesse was recording before his death. Holding on to a life-altering secret and ambivalent about her path, Viv allows herself to be pulled into Lee's world once again. But the chance to rekindle the magic and mystery of their youth might come with a painful lesson: While the sun dazzles us with its warmth and brilliance, it may also blind us from seeing what we really need. What begins as a familiar story of two girls falling under each other's spell evolves into an evocative, and at times irrepressibly funny, study of female friendship in all its glorious intensity and heartbreaking complexity"--
Baker Berry PS3619.H355934 S86 2016

Things done for themselves : preverbs
Quasha, George, author
East Rockaway, NY : Marsh Hawk Press, 2015
Baker Berry PS3567.U28 A6 2015b

The social lives of poems in nineteenth-century America
Cohen, Michael C., author
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015]
Introduction. How to read a nineteenth-century poem -- Balladmongering and social life -- The poetics of reform -- Contraband songs -- Old ballads and new histories -- The reconstruction of American poetry -- The minstrels' trail -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments.
Baker Berry PS316 .C64 2015

Bright, precious days
McInerney, Jay, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
"The crowning achievement from the preeminent writer of his generation: following Brightness Falls and The Good Life, Bright, Precious Things builds on a series increasingly akin to John Updike's Rabbit novels but with a long-standing if weathered couple at its heart. Russell and Corrine Calloway seem to be living the New York dream: book parties one night and high-society charity events the next; jobs they care about (and actually enjoy); twin children, a boy and a girl whose birth was truly miraculous; a loft in Tribeca and summers in the Hamptons. But all of this comes at a high cost. Russell, an independent publisher, has cultural clout but minimal cash; as he navigates an industry that requires, beyond astute literary taste, constant financial improvisation, he encounters an audacious, expensive and potentially ruinous opportunity. Meanwhile, instead of seeking personal profit in this incredibly wealthy city, Corrine is devoted to feeding its hungry poor, and they soon discover they're being priced out of their now fashionable neighborhood. Then Corrine's world is turned upside down when the man with whom she'd had an ill-fated affair in the wake of 9/11 suddenly reappears. As the novel unfolds across a period of stupendous change including Obama's historic election and the global economic collapse he inherited the Calloways will find themselves and their marriage tested more severely than they ever could have anticipated"--
Baker Berry PS3563.C3694 B75 2016

The geek feminist revolution
Hurley, Kameron, author
New York : Tor, a Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2016
"The book collects dozens of Hurley's essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer, including "We Have Always Fought," which won the 2013 Hugo for Best Related Work. The Geek Feminist Revolution will also feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volume."
Baker Berry PS3608.U769 A6 2016

Autumn in the fields of language : poems
Lohmann, Jeanne, author
McKinleyville, California : Fithian Press, 2016
Baker Berry PS3562.O463 A6 2016

Cosmic hotel : a novel
Franklin, Russ, author
Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, [2016]
"Sandeep Sanghavi, the mixed-race son of an Indian businesswoman and a famous American astronomer lives a nomadic albeit mundane life traveling the country with his mother's hotel consulting firm. His life becomes more interesting when various lost objects suddenly begin to reappear. Then a stranger calls and claims responsibility for the returned objects in exchange for an introduction to Sandeep's astronomer father, the rebellious and eccentric Van Ray, who has no phone, email or qualms about having abandoned his son twenty years ago. Van Ray shows up broke with his pregnant ex-wife astronaut in tow, claiming to have discovered a big secret that will change their lives forever; a new discovery guaranteed to change him from "science famous" to "famous famous." With his family together for the first time in years, Sandeep must juggle his father's scientific search, his mother's failing business and the tension of having family all together for the first time in decades"--
Baker Berry PS3606.R42255 C67 2016

The historian's Huck Finn : reading Mark Twain's masterpiece as social and economic history
Dighe, Ranjit S., 1965- author
Santa Barbara, California ; Praeger, An imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
Baker Berry PS1305 .D54 2016

Just over the horizon : the complete short fiction of Greg Bear. Volume one
Bear, Greg, 1951- author
New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2016
This collection of newly revised stories and rare screenplay by Greg Bear combines his intense concern with the human condition with a deep understanding of science. Here are mind-bending explorations of the near future, or just beyond the border of conventional reality.
Baker Berry PS3552.E157 J87 2016x

Here at last is love : selected poems of Dunstan Thompson
Thompson, Dunstan, 1918-1975
Eugene, Oregon : Slant, [2015]
Baker Berry PS3539.H65 A6 2015

The veins of the ocean
Engel, Patricia, author
New York : Grove Press, [2016]
"Reina Castillo is [an] alluring young woman whose beloved brother is serving a death sentence for a crime that shocked the community: throwing a baby off a bridge--a crime for which Reina secretly blames herself. With her brother's death, though devastated and in mourning, Reina is finally released from her prison vigil. Seeking anonymity, she moves to a sleepy town in the Florida Keys where she meets Nesto Cadena, a recently exiled Cuban awaiting with hope the arrival of the children he left behind in Havana"
Baker Berry PS3605.N4427 V45 2016

The late work of Sam Shepard
Skelton, Shannon Blake, author
London : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
Introduction -- "How many lives . . . within this one?": the performances of Sam Shepard -- "What's beyond authentic?": authenticity and artistry in Don't Come Knocking and Kicking a Dead Horse -- "One of us has forgotten": memory and trauma in Simpatico, The Late Henry Moss, and When the World was Green -- "I miss the Cold War so much": interrogating masculine and conservative narratives in States of Shock and The God of Hell -- "Surrounded by my primitive captors": hybridity and hegemony in Silent Tongue and Eyes for Consuela -- "Where's all the men?": Men, women, and homosociality in the late style of Sam Shepard -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry PS3569.H394 Z883 2016

The fat artist : and other stories
Hale, Benjamin, author
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016
"The smart, witty collection from the prize-winning and bestselling author of The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, which The New York Times Book Review called "an absolute pleasure" explores the dark secrets under the surface of contemporary American lives. As he brilliantly accomplished in The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, Benjamin Hale's The Fat Artist and Other Stories holds a mirror to the world, pairing absurdity with philosophical musings on the human condition to expose the power of the secret self. From a man's illicit tryst cut short by his estranged son's homecoming, a prostitute dominatrix about to be caught with a dead US congressman, to a performance artist whose grotesque weight gain becomes an art world phenomenon, Hale's deliberate prose, dark humor, and unforgettable characters explore the secrets beneath the surface of contemporary American lives. In The Fat Artist and Other Stories, Hale openly embraces the grotesque side of human nature and the unnerving intersection between life and death, art and ridicule, consumption and creation"--
Baker Berry PS3608.A54567 A6 2016

Insistence of vision : a short story collection
Brin, David, author
Stamford, CT : The Story Plant, [2016]
"The future is a daunting realm, filled with real and imagined perils. So enter it prepared! Visit a chillingly plausible tomorrow, when prisoners may be sent to asteroidal gulags. Or might prisons vanish and felons roam, seeing only what society allows?" --
Baker Berry PS3552.R4825 A6 2016

A perfect life : a novel
Pollack, Eileen, 1956- author
New York, NY : Ecco, [2016]
Jane Weiss is obsessed with finding the genetic marker for Valentine's Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder. Her pursuit is deeply personal. Valentine killed her mother, and she and her freewheeling sister, Laurel, could be genetic carriers; each has a fifty percent chance of developing the disease.
Baker Berry PS3566.O4795 P47 2016

Vinegar girl : The Taming of the Shrew retold
Tyler, Anne, author
Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2016
Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work. Dr. Battista has other problems. After years out in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough. His research could help millions. There's only one problem: his brilliant young lab assistant Pyotr is about to be deported. When Dr. Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he's relying - as usual - on Kate to help him.
Baker Berry PS3570.Y45 V56 2016

She poured out her heart
Thompson, Jean, 1950- author
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2016]
"Tracing the complicated friendship of two very different women who meet in college... The night that Jane and Bonnie meet on a college campus sets them on paths forever entwined. Bonnie, the wild and experimental one, always up for anything, has spent the past two decades bouncing between ill-fated relationships, while Jane's seemingly perfect life, perfect husband, and perfect children have all but materialized out of a fantasy. But these appearances contradict the quiet, inescapable doubt Jane feels about her life."--
Baker Berry PS3570.H625 S54 2016

The obelisk gate
Jemisin, N. K., author
New York, NY : Orbit, 2016
""Intricate and extraordinary."--New York Times on The Fifth Season (A New York Times Notable Book of 2015) The second novel in a new fantasy trilogy by Hugo, Nebula & World Fantasy Award nominated author N.K. Jemisin. THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS ... FOR THE LAST TIME. The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun -- once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger -- has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world. For more from N.K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun The Broken Earth The Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk Gate"--
Baker Berry PS3610.E46 O24 2016

Collected poems, 1950-2012
Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012, author
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Baker Berry PS3535 .I233 2016

Collected poems
Ponsot, Marie, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
"At last, the stunning life work of this beloved, prize-winning poet will be gathered in one volume, covering sixty years of poetry, from 1956 to 2016. Born in 1921, Marie Ponsot began her career in 1956 with True Minds, one of the famous Pocket Poets pamphlets published by City Lights. After this auspicious beginning, Ponsot went on to an unconventional career, and would not publish again until 1981, when Admit Impediment was published by Knopf. Her reemergence--after raising seven children, and always writing, if not actively publishing--brought us a writer of mature wit, unusual rhythms and a poetry of sparkling surface, though her ear is tuned always to the deeper music of human feeling. Ponsot values the local and personal as a proving ground for the grand mysteries, and in examining the powerful underground life of women, her poetry is as practical as it is profound"--
Baker Berry PS3531 .O49 2016

Experimental O'Neill : The Wooster Group, The Hairy Ape, The Emperor Jones, the S.S. Glencairn one-act plays, the Provincetown Players, and other journeys into the worlds of Eugene O'Neill : a critical anthology of plays and essays
edited with an introduction by Rick Mitchell
Los Angeles, CA : A Barnacle Book/Rare Bird Books, [2016]
Introduction -- Caribbean interrogations of The Emperor Jones / Lowell Fiet -- The Emperor Jones / Eugene O'Neill -- "Croak wit your boots on!": the arrested dialectic of Eugene O'Neill's The hairy ape / Anthony Dawahare -- Terror and The hairy ape / Richard Murphet -- The hairy ape: a comedy of ancient and modern life / Eugene O'Neill -- Kate Valk on performing O'Neill with the Wooster Group: an interview / Rick Mitchell -- Revising and reviving the S.S. Glencairn: Richard Maxwell's (re)evaluation of language in O'Neill's early plays / Les Hunter -- Plays (S.S. Glencairn series): production notes ; The moon of the Caribees, Bound East for Cardiff, The long voyage home, In the zone / Eugene O'Neill -- The First World War in Europe and in America: a gendered reading of antiwar plays by the Provincetown Players / Noelia Hernando-Real -- Play. The game: a morality play in one act / Louise Bryant -- Play. Aria da Capo / Edna St. Vincent Millay.

"Experimental O'Neill compiles in a single volume six of Eugene O'Neill's early plays: The hairy ape, The Emperor Jones, and what are often referred to as "The S.S. Glencairn Plays," four related one-acts. With extensive companion essays and critical analysis, this indispensable volume brings together some of O'Neill's often overlooked and still highly controversial works. Exploring themes of race, capitalism, and isolation, these plays use a mix of realism and expressionism to highlight the human condition in groundbreaking drama that is at once thematically evocative of its era and fundamentally ahead of its time. Additionally, the book contains important new essays about the Wooster Group's experimental productions of these plays by O'Neill, the Provincetown Players, and two one-acts by female dramatists of the era."--Page [4] of cover.
Baker Berry PS3529.N5 A6 2016

Gyasi, Yaa, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
"Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and--with outstanding economy and force--captures the troubled spirit of our own nation"--
Baker Berry PS3607.Y37 H66 2016

Remarkable : stories
Cox, Dinah, 1974- author
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions Ltd., 2016
Three Small Town Stories -- Adolescence in B Flat -- Three Sad Stories -- Old West Night -- The Dot -- Recipe for Disaster -- Three Stories of Prosperity -- Glue -- Bun in the Oven -- Remarkable -- The Love Feast.

"Set within the resilient Great Plains, these stories are marked by the region's people and landscape, and the distinctive way it is both regressive in its politics yet also stumbling toward something better. While not all stories are explicitly set in Oklahoma, the state is almost a character that is neither protagonist nor antagonist, but instead the weird next-door-neighbor you're perhaps too ashamed of to take anywhere. Who is the embarrassing one-you or Oklahoma? Dinah Cox lives in her hometown of Stillwater, Oklahoma, where she teaches in the English department at Oklahoma State University and is an associate editor at Cimarron Review."--
Baker Berry PS3603.O8898 A6 2016

Christodora : a novel
Murphy, Timothy, 1969- author
New York : Grove Press, 2016
"The Christodora is home to Milly and Jared, a privileged young couple with artistic ambitions. Their neighbor Hector, a Puerto Rican gay man who was once a celebrated AIDS activist but is now a lonely addict, becomes connected to Milly and Jared's lives in ways none of them can anticipate. Meanwhile, Milly and Jared's adopted son Mateo grows to see the opportunity for both self-realization and oblivion that New York offers"
Baker Berry PS3563.U76196 C47 2016

The unseen world
Moore, Liz, 1983- author
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
"The moving story of a daughter's quest to discover the truth about her beloved father's hidden past. Ada Sibelius is raised by David, her brilliant, eccentric, socially inept single father, who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston. Home-schooled, Ada accompanies David to work every day; by twelve, she is a painfully shy prodigy. The lab begins to gain acclaim at the same time that David's mysterious history comes into question. When his mind begins to falter, leaving Ada virtually an orphan, she is taken in by one of David's colleagues. Soon after she embarks on a mission to uncover her father's secrets: a process that carries her from childhood to adulthood. What Ada discovers on her journey into a virtual universe will keep the reader riveted until The Unseen World's heart-stopping, fascinating conclusion."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PS3613.O5644 U57 2016

To the bright edge of the world : a novel
Ivey, Eowyn, author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads an exploratory expedition up the Wolverine River and into the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn't return. As they map the territory and gather information on native tribes, whose understanding of the natural world is unlike anything they have ever encountered, Forrester and his team can't escape the sense that some great, mysterious force threatens their lives. Meanwhile, in Vancouver, Sophie chafes under the social restrictions of a pregnant woman on her own, and yearns to travel alongside her husband. She, too, explores nature, through the new art of photography, unaware that the coming winter will test her own courage and faith to the breaking point. --
Baker Berry PS3609.V54 T6 2016

May Day : poems
Marquette, Gretchen, author
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2016
Elsewhere -- Doe -- Prologue -- Know me -- Prophecy -- Colossus -- Gregory -- Andromeda -- Painted turtle -- Macrocosm/microcosm -- I know one thing for sure -- Deer suite -- Trophy -- Fisherman -- Apart -- Split -- Lost -- Montana -- S=k·log W -- Want -- A poem about childhood -- Dear Gretel -- Lament with red wall and olive tree -- About suffering -- Childhood -- An orange -- Why loneliness -- What I've learned about cottonwoods -- Boy -- Styx -- Translation -- Red -- Sketch for an ode or elegy -- The offering -- A cold front -- Ode to a man in dress clothes -- Figure drawing -- Despite -- Deer through a boutique window -- Song for the festival -- Mule trail -- Two trains -- May day -- Powderhorn, after the storm -- What we will love with the time we have left
Baker Berry PS3613.A7677 M39 2016

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