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One of the boys : a novel
Magariel, Daniel, author
New York : Scribner, 2017
"A riveting and emotionally harrowing debut about two young brothers and their physically and psychologically abusive father--One of the Boys is 160 perfect, stunning pages by a major new talent. The three of them--a twelve-year-old boy, his older brother, their father--have won the war: the father's term for his bitter divorce and custody battle. They leave their Kansas home and drive through the night to Albuquerque, eager to begin again, united by the thrilling possibility of carving out a new life together. The boys go to school, join basketball teams, make friends. Meanwhile their father works from home, smoking cheap cigars to hide another smell. But soon the little missteps--the dead-eyed absentmindedness, the late night noises, the comings and goings of increasingly odd characters--become sinister, and the boys find themselves watching their father change, grow erratic, then violent. Set in the sublimely stark landscape of suburban New Mexico and a cramped apartment shut tight to the world, One of the Boys conveys with stunning prose and chilling clarity a young boy's struggle to hold onto the dangerous pieces of his shattered family. Harrowing and beautiful, Daniel Magariel's masterful debut is a story of survival: two foxhole-weary brothers banding together to protect each other from the father they once trusted, but no longer recognize. With the emotional core of A Little Life and the compact power of We the Animals, One of the Boys is among the most moving and remarkable debut novels you'll ever read"--
Baker Berry PS3613.A73985 O64 2017

Celine : a novel
Heller, Peter, 1959- author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
"From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The Painter, a luminous, spine-tingling novel of suspense--the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past"--
Baker Berry PS3608.E454 C45 2017

Cecil Dreeme
Winthrop, Theodore, 1828-1861, author
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
Baker Berry PS3343.W2 C43 2016b

Chemistry : a novel
Wang, Weike, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
"A novel about a young Chinese woman whose graduate studies in chemistry go off track and lead her to discover the truths about her goals and desires"--
Baker Berry PS3623.A4585 C47 2017

I'd die for you : and other lost stories
Fitzgerald, F. Scott 1896-1940, author
New York : Scribner, [2017]
"Known not only for his brilliant novels but also for short stories chronicling the Jazz Age, such as 'Bernice bobs her hair' and 'The diamond as big as the Ritz,' F. Scott Fitzgerald continued to write stories his entire life, some of which were never published--until now. Many of the stories in I'd die for you were submitted to major magazines and accepted for publication during Fitzgerald's lifetime but were never printed. A few were written as movie scenarios and sent to studios or producers, but not filmed. Others are stories that could not be sold because their subject matter or style departed from what editors expected of Fitzgerald in the 1930s. They come from various sources, from library archive to private collections, including those of Fitzgerald's family"--Jacket flap.
Baker Berry PS3511.I9 A6 2017

First star I see tonight
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth, author
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016
Discovered by the former quarterback she was hired to tail, detective Piper Dove pretends to be the athlete's stalker and is subsequently hired as his bodyguard, an arrangement threatened by their growing chemistry.
Baker Berry PS3566.H522 F574 2016

Careers for women : a novel
Scott, Joanna, 1960- author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Working for the New York Port Authority in the late 1950s under the tutelage of a legendary publicist, Maggie Gleason befriends her boss's newest protégé, who goes missing amid rumors about a devastating secret from the past.
Baker Berry PS3569.C636 C37 2017

The accomplished guest : stories
Beattie, Ann, author
New York : Scribner, 2017
"Set along the East Coast from Maine to Key West, this collection of stories explores unconventional friendships, frustrated loves, mortality, and aging"--
Baker Berry PS3552.E177 A6 2017

Book of mutter
Zambreno, Kate, author
South Pasadena, CA : Semiotext(e), [2017]
"Composed over thirteen years, Kate Zambreno's Book of Mutter is a tender and disquieting meditation on the ability of writing, photography, and memory to embrace shadows while in the throes--and dead calm--of grief. Book of Mutter is both primal and sculpted, shaped by the author's searching, indexical impulse to inventory family apocrypha in the wake of her mother's death. The text spirals out into a fractured anatomy of melancholy that includes critical reflections on the likes of Roland Barthes, Louise Bourgeois, Henry Darger, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Peter Handke, and others. Zambreno has modeled the book's formless form on Bourgeois's "Cells" sculptures--at once channeling the volatility of autobiography, pain, and childhood, yet hemmed by a solemn sense of entering ritualistic or sacred space. Neither memoir, essay, nor poetry, Book of Mutter is an uncategorizable text that draws upon a repertoire of genres to write into and against silence. It is a haunted text, an accumulative archive of myth and memory that seeks its own undoing, driven by crossed desires to resurrect and exorcise the past. Zambreno weaves a complex web of associations, relics, and references, elevating the prosaic scrapbook into a strange and intimate postmortem/postmodern theater." -- publisher's website.
Baker Berry PS3626.A6276 B66 2017

Square inch hours : poems
Santos, Sherod, 1948- author
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3569.A57 A6 2017

The almost sisters
Jackson, Joshilyn, author
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
"Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman. It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice, fuzzy memory. She's having a baby boy--an unexpected but not unhappy development in the thirty-eight year-old's life. But before Leia can break the news of her impending single-motherhood (including the fact that her baby is biracial) to her conventional, Southern family, her step-sister Rachel's marriage implodes. Worse, she learns her beloved ninety-year-old grandmother, Birchie, is losing her mind, and she's been hiding her dementia with the help of Wattie, her best friend since girlhood. Leia returns to Alabama to put her grandmother's affairs in order, clean out the big Victorian that has been in the Birch family for generations, and tell her family that she's pregnant. Yet just when Leia thinks she's got it all under control, she learns that illness is not the only thing Birchie's been hiding. Tucked in the attic is a dangerous secret with roots that reach all the way back to the Civil War."--
Baker Berry PS3610.A3525 A78 2017

Speech & debate
Karam, Stephen, author
New York : Theatre Communications Group, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3611.A72 S665 2017

Lessons on expulsion : poems
Sánchez, Erika L., author
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2017]
"What is life but a cross / over rotten water?" Poet, novelist, and essayist Erika L. Sánchez powerful debut poetry collection explores what it means to live on both sides of the border -- the border between countries, languages, despair and possibility, and the living and the dead. Sánchez tells her own story as the daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrants and as part of a family steeped in faith, work, grief, and expectations. The poems confront sex, shame, race, and an America roiling with xenophobia, violence, and laws of suspicion and suppression. With candor and urgency, and with the unblinking eyes of a journalist, Sánchez roves from the individual life into the lives of sex workers, narco-traffickers, factory laborers, artists, and lovers. What emerges is a powerful, multifaceted portrait of survival. Lessons on Expulsion is the first book by a vibrant, essential new writer now breaking into the national literary landscape.
Baker Berry PS3619.A517 A6 2017

The shadow land : a novel
Kostova, Elizabeth, author
New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
"From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi--and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by oppression--and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. Kostova's new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss. Praise for Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian "Quite extraordinary. Kostova is a natural storyteller. She has refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner."--San Francisco Chronicle "Hypnotic. a thrill ride through history."--The Denver Post "Part thriller, part history, part romance. Kostova has a keen sense of storytelling and she has a marvelous story to tell."--Baltimore Sun "Kostova's vampire is no campy Lugosi knockoff. Blending history and myth, Kostova has fashioned a version so fresh that when a stake is finally driven through a heart, it inspires the tragic shock of something happening for the very first time."--Newsweek Praise for The Swan Thieves "Exquisite."--The Boston Globe "Engrossing."--O: The Oprah Magazine "Stunning. A beautifully written tale of art, love and an obsession triggered by both."--Associated Press"--
Baker Berry PS3611.O74927 S53 2017

Arrival : poems
Boyce-Taylor, Cheryl, 1950- author
Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books, Northwestern University Press, 2017
Riding the world -- Wild sorrel -- I name Gyal -- Sugar -- Zuihitsu on eating poems -- Toco -- Riding the world -- That August -- Comets -- Twin brother speaks / 1950 -- That August -- Birthmark -- Loan -- I name Gyal -- Who see she -- Leaving Trinidad -- Gone -- Limes for the journey -- I name Gyal 2 -- The sea at Marabella -- Independence day -- Poodles and sour cream -- I name Gyal 3 -- My eyes so much like hers -- Knitting lesson -- Things i do in the dark -- Hush the call of names -- Spell -- Worship -- Husband -- Blue heart Zuihitsu -- Spell -- I name Gyal 4 -- After the storm -- Tools -- In this pure light -- B. B. King's revival -- Arrival -- The red Bible -- Arrival -- Roy -- Moonflower.
Baker Berry PS3602.O9275 A77 2017

Correspondence in D Minor
Dennis, James R., author
Nacogdoches, TX : Stephen F Austin University Press, 2016
Baker Berry PS3604.E5863 A6 2016

Smoke : a play
Davies, Kimberly Lisa, 1988- author
New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2017
A privileged college student and a cynical artist push the boundaries of BDSM.
Baker Berry PS3604.A9538 S66 2017

Sweat
Nottage, Lynn, author
New York, NY : Theatre Communications Group, 2017
Winner of the 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. "From first moments to last, this compassionate but clear-eyed play throbs with heartfelt life, with characters as complicated as any you'll encounter at the theater today, and with a nifty ticking time bomb of a plot. That the people onstage are middle-class or lower-middle-class folks - too rarely given ample time on American stages - makes the play all the more vital a contribution to contemporary drama. If I had pompoms, I'd be waving them now."--Charles Isherwood, The New York Times. No stranger to dramas both heartfelt and heart-rending, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage has written one of her most exquisitely devastating tragedies to date. In one of the poorest cities in America, Reading, Pennsylvania, a group of down-and-out factory workers struggles to keep their present lives in balance, ignorant of the financial devastation looming in their near futures. Set in 2008, the powerful crux of this new play is knowing the fate of the characters long before it's even in their sights. Based on Nottage's extensive research and interviews with real residents of Reading, Sweat is a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America's economic decline. Lynn Nottage's plays include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined; Intimate Apparel, the most widely produced play of the 2005-2006 theater season in America, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Las Meninas; Mud, River, Stone; Por'knockers, and POOF!"--
Baker Berry PS3564.O795 S94 2017

Captains of charity : the writing and wages of postrevolutionary Atlantic benevolence
Eyring, Mary Kathleen, author
Durham, New Hampshire : University of New Hampshire Press, [2017]
"To be the medium of her charity": narratives of vicarious charity from Philadelphia's yellow fever epidemic of 1793 -- Atlantic publishing and pathos: literary support for the education of maritime laborers at America's first schools for the deaf -- The economics of evangelizing: missionary labor in a narrative of the life and travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince -- The profits of maritime benevolence: Sarah Josepha Hale and the work of the charitable woman writer -- Conclusion: charitable currents.
Baker Berry PS169.B54 E97 2017

A Richard Selzer reader : Blood and ink
Selzer, Richard, 1928-2016, author
Newark : University of Delaware Press, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3569.E585 A6 2017

Morningstar : growing up with books
Hood, Ann, 1956- author
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
How to dream -- How to become a writer -- How to ask why -- How to buy books -- How to write a book -- How to fall in love with language -- How to be curious -- How to have sex -- How to see the world -- How to run away.

Reveals the personal stories behind the author's written works, describing her early years in a Rhode Island mill town and the books that shaped her love of literature, her political views, and her travel ambitions.
Baker Berry PS3558.O537 Z46 2017

Swell
Eisenstadt, Jill, 1963- author
New York, NY : Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2017
"Thirty years after From Rockaway ("A great first novel"--Harper's Bazaar), Jill Eisenstadt returns with a darkly funny new work of fiction that exposes a city and a family at their most vulnerable. When Sue Glassman's family needs a new home, Sue relents, after years of resisting, and agrees to convert to Judaism. In return, Sue's father-in-law, Sy, buys the family--Sue, Dan, and their two daughters--a capacious but ramshackle beachfront house in Rockaway, Queens, a world away from the Glassmans' cramped Tribeca apartment. The catch? Sy is moving in, too. And the house is haunted. On the weekend of Sue's conversion party, ninety-year-old Rose, who (literally) got away with murder on the premises years earlier, shows up uninvited. Towing a suitcase-sized pocketbook, having escaped an assisted living facility in Forest Hills, Rose seems intent on moving back in. Enter neighbor Tim--formerly Timmy (see From Rockaway), a former lifeguard, former firefighter, and reformed alcoholic--who feels, for reasons even he can't explain, inordinately protective of the Glassmans. The collective nervous breakdown occasioned by Rose's return swells to operatic heights in a novel that charms and surprises on every page as it unflinchingly addresses the perils of living in a world rife with uncertainty"--
Baker Berry PS3555.I844 S94 2017

Touch
Maum, Courtney, 1978- author
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
"From the author of the acclaimedI Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, a satirical and moving novel in the spirit of Maria Semple and Jess Walter about a New York City trend forecaster who finds herself wanting to overturn her own predictions, move away from technology, and reclaim her heart. Sloane Jacobsen is the most powerful trend forecaster in the world (she was the foreseer of "the swipe"), and global fashion, lifestyle, and tech companies pay to hear her opinions about the future. Her recent forecasts on the family are unwavering: the world is over-populated, and with unemployment, college costs, and food prices all on the rise, having children is an extravagant indulgence. So it's no surprise when the tech giant Mammoth hires Sloane to lead their groundbreaking annual conference, celebrating the voluntarily childless. But not far into her contract, Sloane begins to sense the undeniable signs of a movement against electronics that will see people embracing compassion, empathy, and "in-personism" again. She's struggling with the fact that her predictions are hopelessly out of sync with her employer's mission and that her closest personal relationship is with her self-driving car when her partner, the French "neo-sensualist" Roman Bellard, reveals that he is about to publish an op-ed on the death of penetrative sex--a post-sexual treatise that instantly goes viral. Despite the risks to her professional reputation, Sloane is nevertheless convinced that her instincts are the right ones, and goes on a quest to defend real life human interaction, while finally allowing in the love and connectedness she's long been denying herself. A poignant and amusing call to arms that showcases her signature biting wit and keen eye, celebrated novelist Courtney Maum's new book is a moving investigation into what it means to be an individual in a globalized world"--
Baker Berry PS3613.A87396 T68 2017

Sallies, romps, portraits, and send-offs : selected prose, 2000-2016
Kleinzahler, August, author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
Fog -- Thom Gunn -- Living on apple crumble : James Schuyler's letters -- Leonard Michaels -- All the girls said so : John Berryman -- Road trip with the maestro -- E.E. Cummings -- Memories of Christopher Logue -- A peacock called Mirabell : James Merrill -- Kenneth Cox -- Alaska -- Roy Fisher -- How I became a music critic -- Lorine Niedecker -- Blackfell's Scarlatti : Basil Bunting -- Two San Francisco feuilletons -- Christopher Middleton -- Louis Zukofsky -- A journal -- Richard Brautigan -- Lunching with Ginsberg -- Music XXVI -- Lucia Berlin -- Closing it down on the Palisades.

"Sixteen years' worth of incisive essays by the great poet and memoirist "Witty, gritty poet and memoirist Kleinzahler" (Publishers Weekly) has gathered the best of sixteen years' worth of essays, remembrances, and reviews in this scabrous and essential collection, setting down his thoughts about great poets and bad poets, about kvetching fiction writers and homicidal musicians, about eccentric critics and discerning nobodies, always with insight and humor, and never suffering fools gladly. Here, in Sallies, Romps, Portraits, and Send-Offs, August Kleinzahler eulogizes famous friends, warts and all (Thom Gunn, Christopher Middleton, Leonard Michaels); leads the charge in carving up a few bloated reputations (E. E. Cummings, Richard Brautigan); and sings the praises of unjustly neglected masters (Lucia Berlin, Kenneth Cox). He also turns the spotlight on himself in several short, delightful memoirs, covering such subjects as his obsessive CD collecting, the eerie effects of San Francisco fog, and the terrible duty of selling of his childhood home. "--
Baker Berry PS3561.L38285 A6 2017

The answers
Lacey, Catherine, 1985- author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
"An urgent, propulsive novel about a woman learning to negotiate her ailment and its various after effects via the simulacrum of a perfect romantic relationship In Catherine Lacey's ambitious second novel we are introduced to Mary, a young woman living in New York City and struggling to cope with a body that has betrayed her. All but paralyzed with pain, Mary seeks relief from a New Agey treatment called Pneuma Adaptive Kinesthesia, PAKing for short. And, remarkably, it works. But PAKing is prohibitively expensive and Mary is dead broke. So she scours Craigslist for fast-cash jobs and finds herself applying for the "Girlfriend Experiment," the brainchild of an eccentric and narcissistic actor, Kurt Sky, who is determined to find the perfect relationship--even if that means paying different women to fulfill distinctive roles. Mary is hired as the "Emotional Girlfriend"--Certainly better than the "Anger Girlfriend" or the "Maternal Girlfriend"--and is pulled into Kurt's ego-driven and messy attempt at human connection. Told in her signature spiraling prose, The Answers is full of the singular yet universal insights readers have come to expect from Lacey. It is a gorgeous hybrid of the plot- and the idea-driven novel that will leave you reeling."--
Baker Berry PS3612.A335 A85 2017

The twelve lives of Samuel Hawley : a novel
Tinti, Hannah, author
New York : Random House Large Print, [2017]
A once-professional killer protects his daughter from the legacy of his criminal past, an effort that is challenged by his daughter's struggles with the death of her mother and the reckoning of old enemies.
Baker Berry PS3620.I56 T94 2017b

Ginny Moon
Ludwig, Benjamin, 1974- author
Don Mills, Ontario : Park Row Books, [2017]
Meet Ginny Moon. She's mostly your average teenager--she plays flute in the high school band, has weekly basketball practice, and reads Robert Frost poems in English class. But Ginny is autistic. And so what's important to her might seem a bit... different: starting every day with exactly nine grapes for breakfast, Michael Jackson, her baby doll, and crafting a secret plan of escape. After being traumatically taken from her abusive birth mother and moved around to different homes, Ginny has finally found her "forever home"--a safe place with parents who will love and nurture her. This is exactly what all foster kids are hoping for, right? But Ginny has other plans. She'll steal and lie and exploit the good intentions of those who love her--anything it takes to get back what's missing in her life. She'll even try to get herself kidnapped. Told in an extraordinary and wholly original voice, Ginny Moon is at once quirky, charming, heartbreaking, and poignant. It's a story about being an outsider trying to find a place to belong and about making sense of a world that just doesn't seem to add up. Taking you into the mind of a curious and deeply human character, Benjamin Ludwig's novel affirms that fiction has the power to change the way we see the world.
Baker Berry PS3612.U324 G56 2017

Priestdaddy
Lockwood, Patricia, author
New York : Riverhead Books, 2017
Introductory rites -- Meeting of the minds -- Low country -- Babies in limbo -- R&R circus -- Men of the cloth -- Dinner with the bishop -- Put it in print -- Touch of genius -- The cum queens of Hyatt Place -- Swimming hole -- Hart and hind -- Men of the cloth II: the clothening -- Blow, Gabriel, blow -- Voice -- I am a priest forever -- Abortion Barbie -- Missouri gothic -- Power and light -- Interior castle -- Island time.

Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met, a man who lounges in boxer shorts, loves action movies, and whose constant jamming on the guitar reverberates "like a whole band dying in a plane crash in 1972." His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the Church's country. When an unexpected crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents' rectory, their two worlds collide. In Priestdaddy, Lockwood interweaves emblematic moments from her childhood and adolescence, from an ill-fated family hunting trip and an abortion clinic sit-in where her father was arrested to her involvement in a cultlike Catholic youth group, with scenes that chronicle the eight-month adventure she and her husband had in her parents' household after a decade of living on their own. Lockwood details her education of a seminarian who is also living at the rectory, tries to explain Catholicism to her husband, who is mystified by its bloodthirstiness and arcane laws, and encounters a mysterious substance on a hotel bed with her mother. Lockwood pivots from the raunchy to the sublime, from the comic to the deeply serious, exploring issues of belief, belonging, and personhood. Priestdaddy is an entertaining, unforgettable portrait of a deeply odd religious upbringing, and how one balances a hard-won identity with the weight of family and tradition.
Baker Berry PS3612.O27 Z46 2017

Saints for all occasions
Sullivan, J. Courtney, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
"A sweeping, unforgettable novel fromThe New York Timesbest-selling author ofMaine, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart. Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. Nora is the responsible sister; she's shy and serious and engaged to a man she isn't sure that she loves. Theresa is gregarious; she is thrilled by their new life in Boston and besotted with the fashionable dresses and dance halls on Dudley Street. But when Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan--a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand. Fifty years later, Nora is the matriarch of a big Catholic family with four grown children: John, a successful, if opportunistic, political consultant; Bridget, privately preparing to have a baby with her girlfriend; Brian, at loose ends after a failed baseball career; and Patrick, Nora's favorite, the beautiful boy who gives her no end of heartache. Estranged from her sister and cut off from the world, Theresa is a cloistered nun, living in an abbey in rural Vermont. Until, after decades of silence, a sudden death forces Nora and Theresa to confront the choices they made so long ago. A graceful, supremely moving novel from one of our most beloved writers,Saints for All Occasionsexplores the fascinating, funny, and sometimes achingly sad ways a secret at the heart of one family both breaks them and binds them together"--
Baker Berry PS3619.U43 S25 2017

Salt houses
Alyan, Hala, 1986- author
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
"From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut novel about a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home ... On the eve of her daughter Alia's wedding, Salma reads the girl's future in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel, and luck. While she chooses to keep her predictions to herself that day, they will all soon come to pass when the family is up rooted in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967. Salma is forced to leave her home in Nablus; Alia's brother gets pulled into a politically militarized world he can't escape; and Alia and her gentle-spirited husband move to Kuwait City, where they reluctantly build a life with their three children. When Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait in 1990, Alia and her family once again lose their home, their land, and their story as they know it, scattering to Beirut, Paris, Boston, and beyond. Soon Alia's children begin families of their own, once again navigating the burdens (and blessings) of assimilation in foreign cities. Lyrical and heartbreaking, Salt Houses is a remarkable debut novel that challenges and humanizes an age-old conflict we might think we understand--one that asks us to confront that most devastating of all truths: you can't go home again"--
Baker Berry PS3601.L92 S25 2017

Woman no. 17 : a novel
Lepucki, Edan, author
London ; Hogarth, [2017]
"High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. Left alone with her children, she's going to need a hand taking care of her young son if she's ever going to finish her memoir. In response to a Craigslist ad, S arrives, a magnetic young artist who will live in the secluded guest house out back, care for Lady's toddler, Devin, and keep a watchful eye on her older, teenage son, Seth. S performs her day job beautifully, quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit, and becoming a confidante for Lady. But in the heat of the summer, S's connection to Lady's older son takes a disturbing, and possibly destructive, turn. And as Lady and S move closer to one another, the glossy veneer of Lady's privileged life begins to crack, threatening to expose old secrets that she has been keeping from her family. Meanwhile, S is protecting secrets of her own, about her real motivation for taking the job. S and Lady are both playing a careful game, and every move they make endangers the things they hold most dear."--Dust jacket.
Baker Berry PS3612.E66 W66 2017

You belong to me
Harrison, Colin, 1960- author
New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
A story "about a man who collects ancient maps of New York and his beautiful, married neighbor whose old lover returns from the past"--
Baker Berry PS3558.A6655 Y68 2017

The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel
See, Lisa, author
New York : Scribner, [2017]
"A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate--the first automobile any of them have seen--and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, See introduced the Yao people to her readers. Here she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world will soon change. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city. After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl. Despite Haley's happy home life, she wonders about her origins; and Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters"--
Baker Berry PS3569.E3334 T43 2017

The right way to be crippled & naked : the fiction of disability
edited by Sheila Black, Michael Northen, Annabelle Hayse
El Paso, TX : Cinco Puntos Press, [2017]
"Welcome to the worlds of the disabled. The physically disabled. The mentally disabled. The emotionally disabled. What does that word "disabled" mean anyway? Is there a right way to be crippled? Editors Sheila Black and Michael Northen (co-editors of the highly praised anthology Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability) join newcomer Annabelle Hayse to present short stories by Jillian Weise, Dagoberto Gilb, Anne Finger, Stephen Kuusisto, Thom Jones, Lisa Gill, Floyd Skloot and others. These authors--all who experience the "disability" they write about--crack open the cage of our culture's stereotypes. We look inside, and, through these people we thought broken, we uncover new ways of seeing and knowing"--
Baker Berry PS509.P58 R54 2017

"The man who thought himself a woman" and other queer nineteenth-century short stories
edited and with an introduction by Christopher Looby
Philadelphia : PENN University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]
Baker Berry PS648.S5 M357 2017

Live from Cairo : a novel
Bassingthwaighte, Ian, author
New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017
After being denied permission to join her husband in America, an Iraqi refugee is trapped in Cairo during the aftermath of the 2011 revolution and must rely on a foolhardy attorney with feelings for her and a not entirely legal plan to get her out.
Baker Berry PS3602.A8492 L59 2017

Writer, sailor, soldier, spy : Ernest Hemingway's secret adventures, 1935-1961
Reynolds, Nicholas E., author
New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Awakening: when the sea turned the land inside out -- The writer and the commissar: going to war in Spain -- Returning to Spain: to stay the course -- The bell tolls for the republic: Hemingway bears witness -- The secret file: the NKVD plays its hand -- To spy or not to spy: China and the strain of war -- The crook factory: a secret war on land -- Pilar and the war at sea: a secret agent of my government -- On to Paris: brave as a Saladang -- At the front: the last months of the Great War against fascism -- "The creeps": not war, not peace -- The Cold War: no more brave words -- No room to maneuver: the mature antifascist in Cuba and Ketchum -- Calculating the hidden costs.

A former CIA officer and curator of the CIA Museum reveals the untold story of Ernest Hemingway's secret life as a spy for both the Americans and Soviets before and during World War II, and explores how his espionage activities influenced his literary work.
Baker Berry PS3515.E37 Z75492 2017

Bed-Stuy is burning : a novel
Platzer, Brian, author
New York : Atria Books, 2017
"Aaron, a disgraced rabbi turned Wall Street banker, and Amelia, his journalist girlfriend, live with their newborn in Bedford-Stuyvesant, one of the most rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods in New York City. The infusion of upwardly mobile strivers into Bed-Stuy's historic brownstones belies the tension simmering on the streets below. But after a cop shoots a boy in a nearby park, a riot erupts--with Aaron and his family at its center. Over the course of one cataclysmic day, issues of race, policing, faith, and professional ambition will collide. Pulled into the riot's vortex are Antoinette, Aaron and Amelia's devout nanny; Jupiter, the single father who lives on their block with his son, Derek; Daniel, Aaron's unhinged tenant in their basement unit; and Sara, a smart local girl, broiling with confusion and rage. As the day unfolds, these diverse characters are forced to reckon with who they are and what really matters to them. Unexpected truths emerge from the crisis, offering a window into complex lives--and society as a whole. Platzer conjures a sharp-eyed, fast-paced, and compassionate story about a changing neighborhood and its residents, as they struggle to raise children, establish careers, and find love, fulfillment, and meaning. A fearless debut, Bed-Stuy Rising deftly wrestles with the most pressing issues of our time with unflinching focus, wisdom, and hope"--
Baker Berry PS3616.L389 B43 2017

Goodbye, vitamin : a novel
Khong, Rachel, 1985- author
New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2017]
""Incredibly poignant ... Rachel Khong's first novel sneaks up on you -- just like life ... and heartbreak. And love."--Miranda July A few days after Christmas in a small suburb outside of L.A., pairs of a man's pants hang from the trees. The pants belong to Howard Young, a prominent history professor, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Howard's wife, Annie, summons their daughter, Ruth. Freshly disengaged from her fiance and still broken up about it, feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, thirty-year- old Ruth quits her job, and arrives home to find her parents' situation worse than she'd realized. Her father is erratically lucid and her mother, a devoted and creative cook, sees the sources of memory loss in every pot and pan. But as Howard's condition intensifies, the comedy in Ruth's situation takes hold, gently transforming her grief. She throws herself into caretaking: cooking dementia-fighting meals (a feast of jellyfish!), researching supplements, anything to reignite her father's once-notable memory. And when the university finally lets Howard go, Ruth and one of her father's handsome former students take their efforts to help Howard one step too far. Told in captivating glimpses and drawn from a deep well of insight, humor, and unexpected tenderness, Goodbye, Vitamin pilots through the loss, love, and absurdity of finding a one's footing in this life"--
Baker Berry PS3611.H66 G66 2017

The Graybar Hotel : stories
Dawkins, Curtis, author
New York, NY : Scribner, 2017
County -- A human number -- Sunshine -- Daytime drama -- The boy who dreamed too much -- 573543 -- In the dayroom with Stinky -- Swans -- The world out there -- Six pictures of a fire at night -- Depakote Mo -- Brother goose -- Engulfed -- Leche quemada.

"In this stunning debut collection, Curtis Dawkins, an MFA graduate and convicted murderer serving life without parole, takes us inside the worlds of prison and prisoners with stories that dazzle with their humor and insight, even as they describe a harsh and barren existence. In Curtis Dawkins's first short story collection, he offers a window into prison life through the eyes of his narrators and their cellmates. Dawkins reveals the idiosyncrasies, tedium, and desperation of long-term incarceration--he describes men who struggle to keep their souls alive despite the challenges they face. In "A Human Number," a man spends his days collect-calling strangers just to hear the sounds of the outside world. In "573543," an inmate recalls his descent into addiction as his prison softball team gears up for an annual tournament against another unit. In "Leche Quemada," an inmate is released and finds freedom more complex and baffling then he expected. Dawkins's stories are funny and sad, filled with unforgettable detail--the barter system based on calligraphy-ink tattoos, handmade cards, and cigarettes; a single dandelion smuggled in from the rec yard; candy made from powdered milk, water, sugar, and hot sauce. His characters are nuanced and sympathetic, despite their obvious flaws. The Graybar Hotel tells moving, human stories about men enduring impossible circumstances. Dawkins takes readers beyond the cells into characters' pasts and memories and desires, into the unusual bonds that form during incarceration and the strained relationships with family members on the outside. He's an extraordinary writer with a knack for metaphor, and this is a powerful compilation of stories that gives voice to the experience of perhaps the most overlooked members of our society"--
Baker Berry PS3604.A97833 A6 2017

On Tokyo's edge : Gaijin tales from postwar Japan
Ball, Gordon, author
Santa Fe, New Mexico : Red Mountain Press, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3552.A4547 O5 2017

Sour heart : stories
Zhang, Jenny, author
New York : Lenny, [2017]
"A debut collection of stories that plunge readers into the tender and chaotic hearts of adolescent girls growing up in New York City, from celebrated poet and National Magazine Award nominee Jenny Zhang"--
Baker Berry PS3626.H36 A6 2017

Void star
Mason, Zachary, 1974- author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
"A riveting, beautifully written, fugue-like novel of AIs, memory, violence, and mortality. Not far in the future the seas have risen and the central latitudes are emptying, but it's still a good time to be rich in San Francisco, where weapons drones patrol the skies to keep out the multitudinous poor. Irina isn't rich, not quite, but she does have an artificial memory that gives her perfect recall and lets her act as a medium between her various employers and their AIs, which are complex to the point of opacity. It's a good gig, paying enough for the annual visits to the Mayo Clinic that keep her from aging. Kern has no such access; he's one of the many refugees in the sprawling drone-built favelas on the city's periphery, where he lives like a monk, training relentlessly in martial arts, scraping by as a thief and an enforcer. Thales is from a different world entirely--the mathematically inclined scion of a Brazilian political clan, he's fled to L.A. after the attack that left him crippled and his father dead. A ragged stranger accosts Thales and demands to know how much he can remember. Kern flees for his life after robbing the wrong mark. Irina finds a secret in the reflection of a laptop's screen in her employer's eyeglasses. None are safe as they're pushed together by subtle forces that stay just out of sight. Vivid, tumultuous, and propulsive, Void Star is Zachary Mason's mind-bending follow-up to his bestselling debut, The Lost Books of the Odyssey. "--
Baker Berry PS3613.A8185 V65 2017

Who is Rich? : a novel
Klam, Matthew, author
New York : Random House, [2017]
"The long-awaited first novel from the acclaimed author of Sam the Cat is a provocative and hilarious satire of love, sex, money, and politics in our new gilded age--for readers of The Nix and This Is Where I Leave You"--
Baker Berry PS3561.L22 W48 2017

The chalk artist : a novel
Goodman, Allegra, author
New York : The Dial Press, [2017]
Collin James is young, creative, and unhappy. A college dropout, he waits tables and spends his free time beautifying the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his medium of choice: chalk. Collin's art captivates passersby with its vibrant colors and intricate lines--until the moment he wipes it all away. Nothing in Collin's life is meant to last. Then he meets Nina. . . . The daughter of a tech mogul who is revolutionizing virtual reality, Nina Lazare is trying to give back as a high school teacher--but her students won't listen to her. When Collin enters her world, he inspires her to think bigger. Nina wants to return the favor--even if it means losing him. Against this poignant backdrop, Allegra Goodman paints a tableau of students, neighbors, and colleagues: Diana, a teenage girl trying to make herself invisible; her twin brother, Aidan, who's addicted to the games produced by Nina's father; and Daphne, a viral-marketing trickster who unites them all, for better or worse.
Baker Berry PS3557.O5829 C47 2017

Tornado weather
Kennedy, Deborah Elaine, author
New York : Flatiron Books, 2017
""Dark and dangerous and strange and wonderful...Kennedy writes with the gritty poetry of Daniel Woodrell and misfit sensibility of Flannery O'Connor." --Benjamin Percy Five-year-old Daisy Gonzalez's father is always waiting for her at the bus stop. But today, he isn't, and Daisy disappears. When Daisy goes missing, nearly everyone in town suspects or knows something different about what happened. And they also know a lot about each other. The immigrants who work in the dairy farm know their employers' secrets. The hairdresser knows everything except what's happening in her own backyard. And the roadkill collector knows love and heartbreak more than anyone would ever expect. They are all connected, in ways small and profound, open and secret. By turns unsettling, dark, and wry, Kennedy's powerful voice brings the town's rich fabric to life. Tornado Weather is an affecting portrait of a complex and flawed cast of characters striving to find fulfillment in their lives - and Kennedy brilliantly shows that there is nothing average about an average life"--
Baker Berry PS3611.E5578 T67 2017

Trajectory
Russo, Richard, 1949-
New York : Random House Large Print, [2017]
A tenured professor confronts a young plagiarist as well as her own weaknesses as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. A realtor facing an ominous medical prognosis finds himself in his father's shadow while he presses forward, or not. A semi-retired English professor is conned by his estranged brother into coming along on a group tour of the Biennale. A lapsed novelist, struggling with his wife's illness and trying to rekindle his screenwriting career, is called to an aging star's mountaintop in Wyoming.
Baker Berry PS3568.U812 A6 2017b

The solace of trees : a novel
Madrygin, Robert, author
Williamstown, Massachusetts : New Europe Books, [2017]
A young Muslim refugee finds a new family in America, until the aftermath of 9/11 tests him as never before.
Baker Berry PS3613.A2887 S64 2017

Spoonbenders : a novel
Gregory, Daryl, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
"A generations-spanning family of psychics--both blessed and burdened by their abilities--must use their powers to save themselves from the CIA, the local mafia, and a skeptic hell-bent on discrediting them in this hilarious, tender, magical novel about the invisible forces that bind us. The Telemachus family is known for performing inexplicable feats on talk shows and late-night television. Teddy, a master conman, heads up a clan who possess gifts he only fakes: there's Maureen, who can astral project; Irene, the human lie detector; Frankie, gifted with telekinesis; and Buddy, the clairvoyant. But when, one night, the magic fails to materialize, the family withdraws to Chicago where they live in shame for years. Until: As they find themselves facing a troika of threats (CIA, mafia, unrelenting skeptic), Matty, grandson of the family patriarch, discovers a bit of the old Telemachus magic in himself. Now, they must put past obstacles behind them and unite like never before. But will it be enough to bring The Amazing Telemachus Family back to its amazing life?"--
Baker Berry PS3607.R48836 S68 2017

Things that happened before the earthquake
Barzini, Chiara, author
New York : Doubleday, [2017]
"Mere weeks after the 1992 riots that laid waste to Los Angeles, Eugenia, a typical Italian teenager, is rudely yanked from her privileged Roman milieu by her hippie-ish filmmaker parents and transplanted to the strange suburban world of the San Fernando Valley. With only the Virgin Mary to call on for guidance as her parents struggle to make it big, Hollywood fashion, she must navigate her huge new public high school, complete with Crips and Bloods and Persian gang members, and a car-based environment of 99-cent stores and obscure fast-food franchises and all-night raves. She forges friendships with Henry, who runs his mother's movie memorabilia store, and the bewitching Deva, who introduces her to the alternate cultural universe that is Topanga Canyon. And then the 1994 earthquake rocks the foundations not only of Eugenia's home but of the future she'd been imagining for herself" -- provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PS3602.A8443 T55 2017

New collected poems
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972, author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
"The definitive collected edition of one of our most innovative and beloved poets, Marianne Moore"--
Baker Berry PS3525.O5616 A6 2017

The locals : a novel
Dee, Jonathan, author
New York : Random House, [2017]
"Mark Firth is a home builder in Howland, Massachusetts in the early 2000s who, after being swindled by a finanical advisor, feels opportunity passing him by. In the paranoid days after 9/11, a New York money manager, Philip Hadi, moves his family to Howland and hires Mark to turn his his house into a "secure location." When Howland's first selectman passes away suddenly, Hadi runs for office, and begins subtly transforming the town in his image. The collision of these two men and their very different worlds -- rural vs urban, middle class vs wealthy -- propels Jonathan Dee's new novel to a haunting conclusion. This is a novel that captures our fraught moment, but is timeless in its depiction of the American family"--
Baker Berry PS3554.E355 L63 2017

A history of the African American novel
Babb, Valerie Melissa, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Baker Berry PS374.N4 B24 2017

The songs we know best : John Ashbery's early life
Roffman, Karin, author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
"My grand party" -- "The pleasant early years" (1927-1935) -- Blue mountain (1936-1940) -- Quiz kid (1940-1941) -- The art of self-education (1942-1943) -- Self-portrait at Deerfield (1943-1945) -- "Undergraduate reflections" (1945-1947) -- "Some trees" (1947-1949) -- "Darkness falls like a wet sponge" (1949-1951) -- "Greetings, friends!" (1951-1953) -- "What more is there to do, except stay? And that we cannot do" (1954-1955).

"The first biography of an American master. The Songs We Know Best, the first comprehensive biography of the early life of John Ashbery--the winner of nearly every major American literary award--reveals the unusual ways he drew on the details of his youth to populate the poems that made him one of the most original and unpredictable forces of the last century in arts and letters. Drawing on unpublished correspondence, juvenilia, and childhood diaries as well as more than one hundred hours of conversation with the poet, Karin Roffman offers an insightful portrayal of Ashbery during the twenty-eight years that led up to his stunning debut, Some Trees, chosen by W. H. Auden for the 1955 Yale Younger Poets Prize. Roffman shows how Ashbery's poetry arose from his early lessons both on the family farm and in 1950s New York City--a bohemian existence that teemed with artistic fervor and radical innovations inspired by Dada and surrealism as well as lifelong friendships with painters and writers such as Frank O'Hara, Jane Freilicher, Nell Blaine, Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler, and Willem de Kooning. Ashbery has a reputation for being enigmatic and playfully elusive, but Roffman's biography reveals his deft mining of his early life for the flint and tinder from which his provocative later poems grew, producing a body of work that he calls "the experience of experience," an intertwining of life and art in extraordinarily intimate ways." -- Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PS3501.S475 Z83 2017

A doll for throwing : poems
Bang, Mary Jo, author
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2017]
"A Doll for Throwing takes its title from the Bauhaus artist Alma Siedhoff-Buscher's Wurfpuppe, a flexible and durable woven doll that, if thrown, would land with grace. A ventriloquist is also said to "throw" her voice into a doll that rests on the knee. Mary Jo Bang's prose poems in this fascinating book create a speaker who had been a part of the Bauhaus school in Germany a century ago and who had also seen the school's collapse when it was shut by the Nazis in 1933. Since this speaker is not a person but only a construct, she is also equally alive in the present and gives voice to the conditions of both time periods: nostalgia, xenophobia, and political extremism. The life of the Bauhaus photographer Lucia Moholy echoes across these poems--the end of her marriage, the loss of her negatives, and her effort to continue to make work and be known for having made it"--Amazon.com.
Baker Berry PS3552.A47546 A6 2017

Fast
Graham, Jorie, 1950- author
New York, NY : ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
In her first new collection in five years--her most exhilarating, personal, and formally inventive to date--Graham explores the limits of the human and the uneasy seductions of the post-human. Conjuring an array of voices and perspectives--from bots, to the holy shroud, to the ocean floor, to a medium transmitting from beyond the grave--these poems give urgent form to the ever-increasing pace of transformation of our planet and ourselves. As it navigates cyber life, 3D-printed "life," life after death, biologically, chemically, and electronically modified life, Fast lights up the border of our new condition as individuals and as a species on the brink -- Book jacket.
Baker Berry PS3557.R214 A6 2017

Faulkner and Hurston
edited by Christopher Rieger and Andrew B. Leiter
Cape Girardeau, MO : published for the Center for Faulkner Studies by Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2017
Backwoods Modernism: Primitive Portraiture in Faulkner and Hurston / John Lowe -- Screwball Curves and Blues Licks: Hollywood Comedy and African American Music in Hurston and Faulkner / Tim A. Ryan -- Performing Southernness in Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury" and Hurston's "Dust Tracks on a Road" / Patricia Bradley -- Telling the White Man: Decoding the Gendered Blues and Domestic Violence in Hurston's "Sweat" and Faulkner's "That Evening Sun" / Ren Denton -- "You got tuh go there tuh know there": Reading, Race, Gender, and the "Womanshenegro" in the Novels of Faulkner and Hurston / Eden Wales Freedman -- Neither Separate Nor Equal: Not-so Tragic Mulattos in Faulkner's "Light in August" and Hurston's "Jonah's Gourd Vine / Christopher Rieger -- To Live a "Black" Life: Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God" as Source for Faulkner's "The Wild Palms" / Andrew B. Leiter -- Faulkern's "As I Lay Dying" and Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God": An Ecofeminist Reading / Shinya Matsuoka -- Language and the Volcano: The Haitian Revolution and Historical Allegory in Faulkner's "Absalom, Absalom!" / John B. Padgett -- Interrogating Space: The Country Store in Faulkner's "Absalom, Absalom!" and Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God" / Sidonia Serafini -- Faulkner, "Cathay," and Questions of Global Imperialism / Eiko Owanda -- Old Boundaries and New Orders: Contemporary Novelists and Faulkner's Dysfunctional Families / Terrell Tebbetts.
Baker Berry PS3511.A86 Z783211163 2017

Tony Greene Era
Killian, Kevin, author
[Place of publication not identified] : Wonder, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3561.I375 T66 2017

Twelve angry librarians
James, Miranda, author
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2017
"The New York Times bestselling author of No Cats Allowed and Arsenic and Old Books is back with more Southern charm and beguiling mystery as Charlie and Diesel must find a killer in a room full of librarians... Light-hearted librarian Charlie Harris is known around his hometown of Athena, Mississippi, for walking his cat, a rescued Maine Coon named Diesel. But he may soon be taken for a walk himself--in handcuffs... Charlie is stressed out. The Southern Academic Libraries Association is holding this year's annual meeting at Athena College. Since Charlie is the interim library director, he must deliver the welcome speech to all the visiting librarians. And as if that weren't bad enough, the keynote address will be delivered by Charlie's old nemesis from library school. It's been thirty years since Charlie has seen Gavin Fong, and he's still an insufferable know-it-all capable of getting under everyone's skin. In his keynote, Gavin puts forth a most unpopular opinion: that degreed librarians will be obsolete in the academic libraries of the future. So, when Gavin drops dead, no one seems too upset... But Charlie, who was seen having a heated argument with Gavin the day before, has jumped to the top of the suspect list. Now Charlie and Diesel must check out every clue to refine their search for the real killer among them before the next book Charlie reads comes from a prison library.."--
Baker Berry PS3610.A43 T93 2017

Frank confessions : performance in the life-writings of Frank McCourt
Eaton, Margaret, author
Oxford : Peter Lang, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3613.C3834 Z63 2017

A Grace Paley reader : stories, essays, and poetry
Paley, Grace, author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
"An essential book for all Grace Paley fans. Grace Paley is best known for her inimitable short stories, but she was also an enormously talented essayist and poet. A Grace Paley Reader collects the best of Paley's writing, showcasing her breadth of work and her extraordinary insight and empathy. With an introduction by George Saunders and an afterword by the writer's daughter, Nora Paley, A Grace Paley Reader is sure to become an instant classic."--
Baker Berry PS3566.A46 A6 2017

A house among the trees
Glass, Julia, 1956- author
New York : Pantheon Books, [2017]
"When the revered children's book author Mort Lear dies accidentally at his Connecticut home, he leaves his property and all its contents to his trusted assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who is moved by his generosity but dismayed by the complicated and defiant directives in his will. Tommy knew Morty for more than four decades, since meeting him in a Manhattan playground when she was twelve and he was working on sketches for the book that would make him a star. By the end of his increasingly reclusive life, she found herself living in his house as confidante and helpmeet, witness not just to his daily routines but to the emotional fallout of his strange boyhood and his volatile relationship with a lover who died of AIDS. Now Tommy must try to honor Morty's last wishes while grappling with their effects on several people, including Dani Daulair, her estranged brother; Meredith Galarza, the lonely, outraged museum curator to whom Lear once promised his artistic estate; and Nicholas Greene, the beguiling British actor cast to play Mort Lear in a movie."--
Baker Berry PS3607.L37 H68 2017

The voice of that singing
Rodeman, Juliet, 1948- author
North Adams, Massachusetts : Tupelo Press, [2017]
Beloved historic and mythical landscapes are the setting for a series of "anticipatory elegies," including for the poet's sister, a nurse who contracted AIDS.--
Baker Berry PS3618.O35489 A6 2017

Cuntry
Sanders, Kristin, author
New Orleans : Trembling Pillow Press, 2017
Baker Berry PS3569.A5123 C86 2017

Common ancestor
Irish, Jenny author
[United States] : Black Lawrence Press, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3609.R56 C66 2017

Broken river : a novel
Lennon, J. Robert, 1970- author
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2017]
"Karl, Eleanor, and their daughter, Irina, arrive from New York City in the wake of Karl's infidelity to start anew. Karl tries to stabilize his flailing art career. Eleanor, a successful commercial novelist, eagerly pivots in a new creative direction. Meanwhile, twelve-year-old Irina becomes obsessed with the brutal murders that occurred in the house years earlier. And, secretly, so does her mother. As the ensemble cast grows to include Louis, a hapless salesman in a carpet warehouse who is haunted by his past, and Sam, a young woman newly reunited with her jailbird brother, the seemingly unrelated crime that opened the story becomes ominously relevant. Hovering over all this activity looms a gradually awakening narrative consciousness that watches these characters lie to themselves and each other, unleashing forces that none of them could have anticipated and that put them in mortal danger" -- from publisher's web site.
Baker Berry PS3562.E489 B76 2017

Wooden lions
Morton, Karla K., author
Huntsville, Texas : Texas Review Press, [2017]
Innocents and fools -- Post war amendments -- Of night and flesh -- Bark love, bark -- Persephone, the bear -- If James Dean could fly -- Trout zen -- End of the world (Gosling) -- In defense of regionalism -- Lost cat -- Prayers for cats -- The one who loves me -- Summer of the pig -- Port Aransas, 2061 -- Something to believe in -- Mosquitoes -- The golden. The round -- Finches -- The glorious black -- Weatherford Cougars -- Building the ark -- Clowns and dark water -- Lake spiders -- A young life -- Those we meet along the journey -- Helplessness -- May day -- The lion, the lioness -- Pontus -- Singing doves -- Elk tango -- Human goodness -- Noble skunk -- Cattleman's epiphany -- Do you hear what I hear? -- Dove at my door -- Mountain melon thieves -- Semi-stalkers -- Dinner and a show -- Leaving loose the reigns -- Ghost letters.
Baker Berry PS3613.O77864 A6 2017

A moral tale : and other moral tales
Emmons, Josh, author
Ann Arbor, MI : Dzanc Books, 2017
Moral tale -- Nu -- Stranger -- Haley -- Arising -- Concord -- Stargazing -- Jane says -- Humphrey Dempsey -- BANG -- Sunrise -- Agape.
Baker Berry PS3605.M574 A6 2017

Hothouse
McGlynn, Karyna, author
Louisville, KY : Sarabande Books, [2017]
"Karyna MyGlynn takes readers on tour through the half-haunted house of the contemporary American psyche with wit, whimsy, and candid confession. Disappointing lovers surface in the bedroom; in the bathroom, "the drained tub ticks with mollusks & lobsters;" revenge fantasies and death lurk in the basement where they rightly belong. With lush imagery and au courant asides, Hothouse surprises and delights. Karyna McGlynn is the author of I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl and three chapbooks."--
Baker Berry PS3613.C486 A6 2017

Fever dogs : stories
O'Neil, Kim, author
Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books/ Northwestern University Press, 2017
Kim O Neil' s debut collection Fever Dogs is a fictional biography of three generations of women. It begins at the turn of the twenty-first century with Jean, a young woman at an impasse. Romantically adrift, in a dying profession, she decides that to make herself a future, she must first make herself a past. To deal with a violent history, Jean's mother has violently erased it. Starting from a bare outline that includes an unspoken death, a predatory father, and a homeless stint, Jean reconstructs the life her mother, Jane, might have lived. But origin stories can never completely cover their tracks: like Jean's story, Jane's cannot be told apart from that of her own mother. What follows is a set of stories spanning nearly a century in response to questions the narrator wishes she had asked her mother and to which she has disjointed answers at best. In the absence of answers, the narrator, in various points of view, invents them. As the stories progress backward in time, the footholds in fact grow fewer and the shift to fabulism greater. But in her attempt to unravel her mother's origin and her own, Jean finds that the stories she invents, like the dogs who run through them as witnesses, allies, and objects of desire, serve as well as any other in the makeshift task of authoring a life.
Baker Berry PS3615.N4354 F48 2017

The book of Joan : a novel
Yuknavitch, Lidia, author
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, [2017]
"In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet's now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. The changed world has turned evolution on its head: the surviving humans have become sexless, hairless, pale-white creatures floating in isolation, inscribing stories upon their skin. Out of the ranks of the endless wars rises Jean de Men, a charismatic and bloodthirsty cult leader who turns CIEL into a quasi-corporate police state. A group of rebels unite to dismantle his iron rule--galvanized by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force that lives within her and communes with the earth. When de Men and his armies turn Joan into a martyr, the consequences are astonishing. And no one--not the rebels, Jean de Men, or even Joan herself--can foresee the way her story and unique gift will forge the destiny of an entire world for generations" -- provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PS3575.U35 B66 2017

Writing in real time : emergent poetics from Whitman to the digital
Jaussen, Paul, author
Cambridge, UK ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
From Walt Whitman to the contemporary period, the long poem has been one of the more dynamic, intricate, and yet challenging literary practices of modernity. Addressing those challenges, Writing in Real Time combines systems theory, literary history, and recent debates in poetics to interpret a broad range of American long poems as emergent systems, capable of adaptation and transformation in response to environmental change. Due to these emergent properties, the long poem performs essential cultural work, offering a unique experience of history that remains valuable for our rapidly transforming digital age. Moving across a broad range of literary and theoretical texts, Writing in Real Time demonstrates that the study of emergence can enhance literary scholarship, just as literature provides unique insights into emergent properties, making this book a key resource for scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students alike.
Baker Berry PS303 .J38 2017

Bad summon
Schaefer, Philip, author
Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3619.C31275 A6 2017

Ends of the earth : poems
Partridge, Kate, author
Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, [2017]
"Ends of the Earth uses the landscape of Alaska as a testing ground for love and elegy. It is a poetry collection that contains both lyric responses to the urban Alaska environment and extended sequences that cycle between autobiography, mythic allusion, and the literary archive. In her work, Kate Partridge combines the fresh perspective of a newcomer with explorations of the landscape and lifestyles through allusions to classic literature. While the poems turn an inquisitive, contemporary lens to the subject of Alaska, elements throughout the book are influenced by twentieth-century writers like Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore. The manuscript also combines personal experience with collaged material from the Epic of Gilgamesh, Walt Whitman's notebooks, and other classic sources, to investigate the ideas of love, isolation, and location. Through humor and observation, Partridge takes a new look at what it means to live in urban Alaska and the world at large"--
Baker Berry PS3616.A7847 A6 2017

Double portrait : poems
Perham, Brittany, 1981- author
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2017
Baker Berry PS3616.E744 A6 2017

Pretend we are lovely
Reid, Noley, author
Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2017
It's the summer of 1982 in Blacksburg, Virginia--seven years after the suspicious death of a son and sibling--and the Sobel family is hungry. Francie dresses in tennis skirts and ankle socks and weighs her grams of allotted carrots and iceberg lettuce. Her semi-estranged husband Tate prefers a packed fridge and hidden doughnuts. Daughters Enid, ten, and Vivvy, almost thirteen, are subtler versions of their parents, measuring their summer vacation by meals had or meals skipped. But at summer's end, secrets both old and new emerge and Francie disappears, leaving the family teetering on the brink. Told from alternating points of view by the four living Sobels, Pretend We Are Lovely is a sharp and darkly funny story of forgiveness, family secrets, and the losses we inherit. At its core is the ever-complicated and deeply-devoted bond of sisterhood as the girls, left mostly to their own devices, must navigate their way through middle school, find comfort in each other, and learn the difference between food and nourishment.
Baker Berry PS3618.E5453 P74 2017

Poetry will save your life : a memoir
Bialosky, Jill, author
New York, NY : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017
"An unconventional and inventive coming-of-age memoir organized around forty-three remarkable poems by poets such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens and Sylvia Plath, from a critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and poet. For Jill Bialosky, certain poems stand out like signposts at pivotal moments in a life: the death of a father, adolescence, first love, leaving home, the suicide of a sister, marriage, the birth of a child, the day in New York City the Twin Towers fell. As Bialosky narrates these moments, she illuminates the ways in which particular poems offered insight, compassion, and connection, and shows how poetry can be a blueprint for living. In Poetry Will Save Your Life, Bialosky recalls when she encountered each formative poem, and how its importance and meaning evolved over time, allowing new insights and perceptions to emerge. While Bialosky's personal stories animate each poem, they touch on many universal experiences, from the awkwardness of girlhood, to crises of faith and identity, from braving a new life in a foreign city to enduring the loss of a loved one, from becoming a parent to growing creatively as a poet and artist. In Poetry Will Save Your Life, Bialosky has crafted an engaging and entirely original examination of a life while celebrating the enduring value of poetry, not as a purely cerebral activity, but as a means of conveying personal experience and as a source of comfort and intimacy. In doing so she brilliantly illustrates the ways in which poetry can be an integral part of life itself and can, in fact, save your life"--
Baker Berry PS3552.I19 Z46 2017

So much blue : a novel
Everett, Percival, author
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2017]
"Kevin Pace's latest painting, like so much of his past, remains a secret. Ten years ago, he had an affair with a young watercolorist in Paris. And in the late 1970s, he traveled to El Salvador to search for his best friend's brother, a minor drug dealer gone missing in a country on the verge of war. When the past begins to resurface, Kevin struggles to justify the sacrifices he's made for his art and the secrets he's kept from his wife and family" -- Page [4] of cover.
Baker Berry PS3555.V34 S6 2017

Between them : remembering my parents
Ford, Richard, 1944- author
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3556.O713 Z46 2017

A history of the African-American people (proposed) by Strom Thurmond : a novel
Everett, Percival
New York : Akashic Books, ©2004
Presents a fictitious chronicle of a former senator Strom Thurmond's efforts to write a history of African Americans, revealing the antics of Congressional office workers, publishing house interns, editors, and rival editors.
Baker Berry PS3555.V34 H57 2004

Thousand star hotel
Phi, Bao, 1975- author
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2017
"Thousand Star Hotel confronts the silence around racism, police brutality, and the invisibility of the Asian American urban poor. From "with thanks to Sahra Nguyen for the refugee style slogan": They give the kids candy to bet. My daughter loses the first four rounds, she's a quiet wire as they take her candy away, piece by piece. When she finally wins, I ask if she wants to play again. No! she shouts, grabbing her candy, I want to go home! True refugee style: take everything you got and run with it. Bao Phi is a National Poetry Slam finalist"--
Baker Berry PS3566.H467 A6 2017

The golden shovel anthology : new poems honoring Gwendolyn Brooks
edited by Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar, and Patricia Smith ; with a foreword by Terrance Hayes
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2017
Foreword by Terrance Hayes; Acknowledgments; Introduction; The Golden Shovel -- Terrance Hayes; Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks; A Sunset of the City; kitchenette building; Boy Breaking Glass; a song in the front yard; The Bean Eaters; The Anniad; After -- Aracelis Girmay; What There Is to Spend -- Hailey Leithauser; Appendix to the Anniad; Next Time Honey -- Paul Martinez-Pompa; A Halo for Her Invisible Hair -- Rachel Richardson; The Artists' and Models' Ball; Weather Report -- Anne Shaw; An Aspect of Love, Alive in the Ice and Fire; First Summer Song -- Pattiann Rogers.; An Aspect of Love -- Ren?e WatsonBallad of Pearl May Lee; Stay, Dear -- Susan Wheeler; The Ballad of Rudolph Reed; Conjunction -- Andrew Motion; The Bean Eaters; Resurrection -- Bonnie Jo Campbell; The Parrot Man -- Caitlin Doyle; The Fava Bean-Eaters -- Sandra M. Gilbert; At the Evening of Life -- Nikki Giovanni; Evening -- Diane Glancy; Roadside Diner: Fairfield, Maine -- Jack Powers; Next to the Flatware -- Christian Robinson; New Year's Eve in Times Square -- Philip Schultz; Beverly Hills, Chicago; Golden Shovel Buddha -- Didi Jackson; Stand Your Ground -- Major Jackson.; September, Chicago -- Angela Narciso TorresThe Birth in a Narrow Room; Child Tipping Forever -- Jenny Boully; The Blackstone Rangers; What is betrayal but a construct? -- Judy Blundell; The Ache -- Chelsea Dixon; A Love Jones in a Booming Economy -- Randall Horton; 1972 ford ltd -- Quraysh Ali Lansana; FUNERAL Sign -- Mike Puican; After the Eulogy -- Kelly Reuter; Cure and Curry -- Natalie Richardson; i. Cecil Park-High as the Swings -- Debris Stevenson; ii. Dutch Pot Dancing -- Debris Stevenson; Boy Breaking Glass; Imagine This -- Meena Alexander; Boys Breaking Glass -- Catherine Brogan.; Asked why I always have to be so negative I -- Hannah GambleOrnithology -- M. Ayodele Heath; Behind in the Count -- Pam Houston; Sleeping under Stars -- Troy Jollimore; The Second Going -- Philip Levine; Meadowlands -- Erika Meitner; Opening Ceremonies, 2012 -- Michael Meyerhofer; When He Doesn't Come Home -- Deb Nystrom; Boy Breaking Glass, Peckham -- Clare Pollard; Vagrant -- Emmett, Jim, and Karen Shepard; That Boy Is Still Breaking Glass -- David Wagoner; So There -- John Corey Whaley; A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon.; Tallahatchie -- Terry BlackhawkGrown Up -- Kwame Dawes; Yazoo City -- Raven Hogue; Bronzeville Woman in a Red Hat; anasema kwa haraka -- LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs; The Maid -- Eugene Gloria; At the Capitol Hill Suites, 1985 -- Maxine Kumin; In a Red Hat -- Stephanie Strickland; The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock; Bleeding Brownish Boy -- Sharon Draper; Meanwhile in the Henhouse -- Rita Williams-Garcia; In Little Rock -- Jake Adam York; The Chicago Picasso; The Seahorse -- Maura Stanton; Ars Poetica Composed While Dressing in the Dark -- Kevin Stein ; Tender Visits -- Liane Strauss.

"The last words of each line in a Golden Shovel poem are, in order, words from a line or lines taken from a Brooks poem. The poems are, in a way, secretly encoded to enable both a horizontal reading of the new poem and vertical reading down the right-hand margin of Brooks's original. An array of writers, including Pulitzer Prize winners, T. S. Eliot Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and National Poet Laureates, have written poems for this anthology: Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Nikki Giovani, Sharon Olds, Tracy K. Smith, Mark Doty, Sharon Draper, and Julia Glass are just a few of the contributing poets" --
Baker Berry PS3503.R7244 Z55 2017

A manual for nothing
Anne, Jessica, author
Las Cruces, New Mexico : Noemi Press, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3601.N55523 M36 2017

Holy ghost
Brazil, David (Poet), author
San Francisco, CA : City Lights, [2016]
"The third full-length collection from poet-scholar-activist David Brazil, Holy Ghost is a hymnal with secular burdens, poured out of the mold of our actual destituted life in common, sung against that bondage. It seeks a way to find and build a soul together inside these conditions, and records the findings along that sought way, proposing love as the common denominator"--
Baker Berry PS3602.R399 A6 2016

Less : a novel
Greer, Andrew Sean, author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his fiftieth birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself, and making connections with the past.
Baker Berry PS3557.R3987 L47 2017

Slow transit
Keith, Michael C., 1945- author
Somerville, Massachusetts : Červená Barva Press, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3611.E44 S56 2017

Almost human
Centolella, Thomas, author
North Adams, Massachusetts : Tupelo Press, [2017]
Poems that follow movements of the self between spirit and physicality, recalling Teilhard de Chardin's idea that we aren't human beings having a spiritual experience but spiritual beings having a human experience.--
Baker Berry PS3553.E65 A6 2017

The cowherd's son
Mohabir, Rajiv, author
North Adams, Massachusetts : Tupelo Press, 2017
An allegorical chronicle of dislocations and relocations, linking India, Guyana, Trinidad, New York, Orlando, Toronto, and Honolulu.--
Baker Berry PS3613.O376 A6 2017

So where are we? : poems
Joseph, Lawrence, 1948- author
New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2017
"A new collection from a poet who gives us new hope for the resourcefulness of humanity, and of poetry (John Ashbery) So where are we? Lawrence Joseph asks in the title poem of his powerful and moving sixth book. Beginning where his acclaimed collection Into It left off, amidst the worldwide violence unleashed by the World Trade Center terrorist attacks, Joseph's poems--global and historic in scope--boldly encounter the imaginative challenges of our time, issues of political economy and labor and capital, addressing the point at which / violence becomes ontology, / these endless ambitious experiments in destruction, / a species grief. Set against these realities, Joseph presents an intimate, sensuous language of beauty and love, a separate/ palette kept for each poem, a constant shifting and fluid play of sound and tone. With incisive intensity, intelligence, and emotional force, Joseph speaks from deep within the truths of poetry's common language."--
Baker Berry PS3560.O775 A6 2017

Reaper
McDonough, Jill, author
Farmington, Maine : Alice James Books, [2017]
""Reaper knocked me flat with its utter breathlessness. McDonough paints a stark picture of a soulless tomorrow ruled by the technologies of convenience-a tomorrow we just might stop if we could." -Patricia Smith These dark, straightforward poems showcase the power of technology by painting a vivid picture of America's expanding drone program and the havoc we wreak-and then ignore-around the globe. McDonough offers the past, present, and future as non-linear timelines, and explores how the intersection between man and machine is starting to blur, and how we're losing qualities essential to being human. From "My Sister Wants to Buy My Dad a Drone For Father's Day": What a pain in the ass to have a sister like me, who won't just fork over her share of the dough. Who has to feel dumb ways about things, distracted by names like DarkStar, Scan Eagle, Shadow, Wasp Block. Who doesn't want a toy airplane with a camera? My dad is not going to shoot suspected insurgents, hover over his neighbors' homes for days. Technology is fungible. Also really cool. Drones don't kill people, people et cetera. People drown in water. But I still want to drink it. Jill McDonough is the winner of a 2014 Lannan Literary Fellowship and three Pushcart prizes. She's received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and Stanford's Stegner program, and taught incarcerated college students through Boston University's Prison Education Program for thirteen years. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Slate, The Nation, The Threepenny Review, and Best American Poetry. She directs the MFA program at UMass-Boston and 24PearlStreet, the Fine Arts Work Center online"--
Baker Berry PS3613.C3885 A6 2017

Whiteout
Goodfellow, Jessica, author
Fairbanks, AK : University of Alaska Press, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3607.O56345 A6 2017

Across the vapour gulf
Alexander, Will, author
New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3551.L357716 A6 2017

The linguistics of Stephen King : layered language and meaning in the fiction
Anderson, James Arthur, 1955- author
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
"This study reveals the unexpected complexity of 22 short stories and novels, from Carrie to End of Watch. The author finds King using fantasy and horror to expose truths about reality and the human condition"--
Baker Berry PS3561.I483 Z516 2017

Love her wild : poems
Atticus (Poet), author
New York : Atria Books, 2017
"The first collection of poetry by Instagram sensation Atticus. Love Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from Atticus, the young writer who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account @atticuspoetry, including superstars like Karlie Kloss and Shay Mitchell. He was dubbed the "#1 poet to follow" by Teen Vogue and "the world's most tattoo-able" poet by Galore magazine, in Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: the first glimpse of a new love in Paris; skinny dipping on a summer's night; the irrepressible exuberance of the female spirit; or drinking whiskey in the desert watching the rising sun. With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flair, Atticus distills the most exhilarating highs and the heartbreaking lows of life and love into a few perfectly evocative lines, ensuring that his words will become etched in your mind--and will awaken your sense of adventure"--
Baker Berry PS3601.T785 A6 2017

To the river
O'Brien, Michael, 1939- author
[Place of publication not identified] : Flood Editions 2017
Baker Berry PS3565.B72 T6 2017

21 poems
Oppen, George, author
New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3529.P54 A6 2017

Threadbare : class and crime in urban Alaska
Kudenov, Mary, author
Fairbanks, AK : University of Alaska Press, [2017]
Part One. Mercy. A History of Smoking; Notes from a Baltic Avenue; Open Holds -- Part Two. A Man of Fashion; The Real Women of Hiland Mountain -- Part Three. Stronghold; The Origin of Light; Threadbare; Trout, Mostly.
Baker Berry PS3611.U32 Z75 2017

Flowers of anti-martyrdom
Geisler, Dorian, author
San Francisco : McSweeney's, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3607.E372 A6 2017

Thoreau and the language of trees
Higgins, Richard, 1952- author,
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
Introduction : speaking the language of trees -- An eye for trees -- A heart for trees -- A poet's trees -- A mind for trees -- A soul for trees -- My emblem, the pine -- Knighting elms -- A kingdom of primitive oaks -- Transformed by snow -- In a barque of bark.

"Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau's creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could to see the sap flowing beneath their bark. When Thoreau wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own shadow in the air, he was speaking about himself. In short, he spoke their language. In this original book, Richard Higgins explores Thoreau's deep connections to trees: his keen perception of them, the joy they gave him, the poetry he saw in them, his philosophical view of them, and how they fed his soul. His lively essays show that trees were a thread connecting all parts of Thoreau's being--heart, mind and spirit. Included are one hundred excerpts from Thoreau's writing about trees, paired with sixty-eight of the author's photographs. Thoreau's words are as vivid now as they were in 1890, when an English naturalist wrote that he was unusually able to 'to preserve the flashing forest colors in unfading light.' Thoreau and the Language of Trees shows that Thoreau, with uncanny foresight, believed trees were essential to the preservation of the world"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PS3057.N3 H47 2017

Stephen King's "The body" : bookmarked
Burch, Aaron, author
New York, NY : Ig Publishing, [2016]
Baker Berry PS3561.I483 Z58 2016

Hemingway in Italy
Owen, Richard, 1947- author
London : Armchair Traveller at the bookHaus, 2017
War in the Dolomites -- Fossalta di Piave -- Agnes and Catherine -- Love at La Scala -- The Torino girl -- Bassano del Grappa -- Taormina -- In another country -- Genoa correspondent -- The biggest bluff in Europe -- Rapallo and Cortina -- Che ti dice La Patria? -- A grand religion -- Extreme unction -- Harry's Bar -- Adriana and Renata -- Across the river -- Love in a gondola -- The White Tower -- Scampi and Valpolicella -- Death in Ketchum.

Ernest Hemingway is most often associated with Spain, Cuba, and Florida, but Italy was equally important in his life and work. This book, the first on the subject, explores Hemingway's visits throughout his life to such places as Sicily, Genoa, Rapallo, Cortina, and Venice. Richard Owen describes how Hemingway first visited Italy during World War I, an experience that set the scene for A Farewell to Arms. The writer then returned after World War II, where he would find inspiration for Across the River and into the Trees. When Men without Women was published, some reviewers declared Hemingway to be at heart a reporter preoccupied with bullfighters, soldiers, prostitutes, and hard drinkers, but their claims failed to note that he also wrote sensitively and passionately about love and loss against an Italian backdrop. Owen highlights the significance of Italy in the writer's life.
Baker Berry PS3515.E37 Z7517 2017

Ordinary misfortunes
Yoon, Emily Jungmin
North Adams, Massachusetts : Tupelo Press, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3625.O44 A6 2017

The surveyors : poems
Salter, Mary Jo, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
I. Yield ; Bratislava ; The profane piano tuner ; Pastry level ; Aloe ; Mr. boyfriend ; Dragnet ; Today's specials ; A word from our sponsor ; We'll always have parents ; Vierge ouvrante ; The bickers ; Little men ; Smoking the dead sea scrolls ; St. Florian with burning church ; Advantage federer ; Tennis in the snow -- II. The surveyors -- III: from Rooms of light: the light of photographs. Paparazzi ; Here I am ; I've got your picture -- IV. A vanity table ; So far ; Old saw ; Drapery for god the father ; Moon-breath ; The buttonhook ; Little star, 2015 ; A woman's tale ; Lo sposalizio ; The hotel belvedere ; an Afghan carpet -- Acknowledgments.

Collection of poems from Mary Jo Salter.
Baker Berry PS3569.A46224 A6 2017

Brooklyn poets anthology
edited by Jason Koo and Joe Pan
Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn Arts Press, 2017
"The first anthology of contemporary Brooklyn poets"--
Baker Berry PS549.B765 B74 2017

Half-light : collected poems 1965-2016
Bidart, Frank, 1939- author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
In the western night : poems 1965-90. In the western night : 1990 -- The sacrifice : 1983 -- The book of the body : 1977 -- Golden state : 1973 -- The first hour of the night : 1990 -- Desire (1997) -- Star dust (2005). Music like dirt -- Watching the spring festival (2008) -- Metaphysical dog (2013). Hunger for the absolute -- History is a series of failed revelations -- Thirst (new poems, 2016) -- Interviews [with]. Mark Halliday -- Adam Travis -- Shara Lessley.

"The collected poems of the award winning American poet Frank Bidart"--
Baker Berry PS3552.I33 A6 2017

Unlikely designs
Willingham, Katie, author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
Baker Berry PS3623.I57724 A6 2017

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby : bookmarked
Clarke, Jaime, 1971- author
New York, NY : Ig Publishing, [2017]
Baker Berry PS3511.I9 G83193 2017

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