New Arrivals - Literature
"Haiku in English is an anthology of more than 800 poems that were originally written in English by over 200 poets from around the world. Although haiku originated as a Japanese art form, it has found a welcome home in the English-speaking world. This collection tells the story for the first time of Anglophone haiku, charting its evolution over the last one hundred years and placing it within its historical and literary context. It features an introduction by former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins and an insightful historical overview by leading haiku poet, editor, and publisher Jim Kacian"--P.  of cover.
Presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended.
The radio host presents his first collection of poetry, featuring his reflections on daily life, love, politics, and religion in verse that reflects his characteristic humor and insight.
A whopping big celebration of the work of the late, great Nora Ephron, America's funniest--and most acute--writer, famous for her brilliant takes on life as we've been living it these last forty years.
Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2012 which were originally published in American periodicals.
"A witty, heartfelt, and practical look at the exhilarating and challenging process of storytelling. At once a memoir, meditation on the artistic process, and advice on craft, Still Writing is an intimate and eloquent companion to living a creative life. Through a blend of deeply personal stories about what formed her as a writer, tales from other authors, and a searching look at her own creative process, Shapiro offers her gift to writers everywhere: an elegant guide of hard-won wisdom and advice for staying the course."--Publisher description.
"Ezra Pound referred to 1922 as Year One of a new era. It was the year that began with the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses and ended with the publication of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, two works that were arguably the sun and moon of modernist literature, some would say of modernity itself. In [this book], Kevin Jackson puts the titanic achievements of Joyce and Eliot in the context of the world in which their works first appeared"--Dust jacket flap.
A memoir that examines rural poverty and the lingering strains of racism in the south. Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. But why? As she began to write about living through all the dying, Jesmyn realized the truth -- and it took her breath away. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle.
Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.
What if the dead could be summoned from their graves?for a price? What if a quartet of distinctive storytellers took a stab at this deceptively simple idea?on a dare? The answers lie here, in Four Summoner?s Tales, as these acclaimed writers accept the challenge and rise to the occasion?in four brilliantly chilling ways. It?s all in the execution. . .
An encyclopedic guide to issues related to the modern woman: pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much more, from the creators of jezebel.com.
State secrets: Secret Service agent David Goddard never expected to spend his Christmas surveilling the president's cousin but now he wonders is it her secrets that fascinate him ... or Holly herself?
"Beloved by her readers, special to the poet's own heart, Mary Oliver's dog poems offer a special window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver's relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. To be illustrated with images of the dogs themselves, the subjects will come to colorful life here. These are poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. In these pages we visit with old friends, including Oliver's well-loved Percy, and meet still others. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver's life emerge as fellow travelers, but also as guides, spirits capable of opening our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. Dog Songs is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange, from an observer of extraordinary vision"-- Provided by publisher.
Eighty-one short stories of criminal adventures by as many authors.
Dancers in the dark: Layla Rue Le May is no ordinary dancer--her partner, Sean McClendon, is a three-hundred-year-old redheaded vampire. When Layla Rue acquires a stalker, she's forced to face the music ... and wonder if this will finally be her last dance.
In Willow Ridge, Missouri, the Christmas season is a time when faith brings peace, family brings warmth, and new romance brings sparkling joy.
"Introducing eighteen original stories from mistresses and masters of the dark celebrate the most fantastic, enchanting, spooky, and supernatural of holidays"--Cover page .