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2021.12.08
The twelfth card : a Lincoln Rhyme novel Barcode: R27920G2250
Author: Deaver, Jeffery
Publisher: Hodder & StoughtonYear: 2006
CallNumber: American fiction DEAISBN: 9780340734582
Type: BookАvailable
Trying to discover why a Harlem high school student is being targeted for murder, quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his protegee, Amelia Sachs, look for answers in the student's term paper about her civil rights activist ancestor.


2021.12.02
Tha Cabin : Barcode: R27809O2250
Author: Mamet, David, 1947-
Publisher: Vintage BooksYear: 1993
CallNumber: American Drama MAMISBN: 9780679415589
Type: BookАvailable
taken as a whole, the essays in The Cabin present the closest we have yet to come to a memoir from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, and Speed-the-Plow. The pieces in this volume are spare and pointed: episodes, both terrifying and thrilling, from childhood; impressions of a romantic young man; the strangely familiar tales of a traveler; and eerily exotic moments of retrospection.


We Need to Talk About Kevin Barcode: R27906Q2250
Author: Shriver, Lionel, 1957-
Publisher: Serpent's TailYear: 2006
CallNumber: American Fiction SHRISBN: 9781852424671
Type: BookАvailable
Two years ago, Eva Khatchadourian's son, Kevin, murdered seven of his fellow high-school students, a cafeteria worker, and a popular algebra teacher. Because he was only fifteen at the time of the killings, he received a lenient sentence and is now in a prison for young offenders in upstate New York. Telling the story of Kevin's upbringing, Eva addresses herself to her estranged husband through a series of letters. Fearing that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son has become, she confesses to a deep, long-standing ambivalence about both motherhood in general and Kevin in particular. How much is her fault? Lionel Shriver tells a compelling, absorbing, and resonant story while framing these horrifying tableaux of teenage carnage as metaphors for the larger tragedy - the tragedy of a country where everything works, nobody starves, and anything can be bought but a sense of purpose.


2021.12.01
The Best Minds of My Generation: Barcode: R27800I2250
Author: Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
Publisher: Grove PressYear: 2017
CallNumber: SV 810.90054 GINISBN: 9780802126498
Type: BookАvailable
in the summer of 1977, Allen Ginsberg decided it was time to teach a course on the literary history of the Beat Generation. This was twenty years after the publication of his landmark poem "Howl," and Jack Kerouac's seminal book On the Road. Through the creation of this course, which he ended up teaching five times, first at the Naropa Institute and later at Brooklyn College, Ginsberg saw an opportunity to make a record of the history of Beat Literature. Compiled and edited by renowned Beat scholar Bill Morgan, and with an introduction by Anne Waldman, The Best Minds of My Generation presents the lectures in edited form, complete with notes, and paints a portrait of the Beats as Ginsberg knew them: friends, confidantes, literary mentors, and fellow revolutionaries. Ginsberg was seminal to the creation of a public perception of Beat writers and knew all of the major figures personally, making him uniquely qualified to be the historian of the movement. In The Best Minds of My Generation, Ginsberg shares anecdotes of meeting Kerouac, Burroughs, and other writers for the first time, explains his own poetics, elucidates the importance of music to Beat writing, discusses visual influences and the cut-up method, and paints a portrait of a group who were leading a literary revolution. For academics and Beat neophytes alike, The Best Minds of My Generation is a personal and yet critical look at one of the most important literary movements of the twentieth century.


The Village Barcode: R27811Y2250
Author: Mamet, David, 1947-
Publisher: Faber and FaberYear: 1994
CallNumber: American Drama MAMISBN: 9780571173136
Type: BookАvailable
A very ordinary village in New England where nothing happens--in the street, that is, because inside people's heads action abounds, be that the hardware man on the verge of bankruptcy, or the hunter yearning for the good old days, or the local bimbo filled with sadistic fantasies. A study of characters and their interplay by the playwright who wrote American Buffalo.