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Iced : the new noir anthology of cold hard fiction.

Schooley, Kerry J. Sellers, Peter. , Insomniac Press.
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(2018)  | 9781894663113 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 190pp
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If you are looking for foggy, dimly lit alleys echoing with the click-clack of a woman's high-heeled shoes, where a mook stiffs you for a drink, and where a glance can kill, look no further. This is the best in contemporary Canadian noir fiction. Sixteen stories from both award-winning veteran crime...

Fatherhood 4.0 : new idad application across cultures.

Higgins, Dalton.
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(2018)  | 9781897178430 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 286pp
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Desperate to right old wrongs, a wealthy client hires Russell Quant to locate her son Matthew, lost to her for twenty years. But can money relieve remorse? Tracking Matthew's life from the drug culture of a pleasant prairie city's underbelly to the stunning vistas, vibrant townships, and wild safaris...

Aloha, candy hearts.

Bidulka, Anthony.
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(2018)  | 9781897178768 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 244pp
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Private detective Russell Quant is perplexed. From the middle of the Pacific to the middle of Canada, he's missing clues and proposing answers that only beg questions. The parking lot murder of a passing acquaintance draws Quant to a poem that just might be a treasure map. But is it treasure or extortion...

Dark Blue Suit and Other Stories

Bacho, Peter.
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(2018)  | 9780295997391 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 192pp | Availability last checked: 31/10/2017
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The book opens with the annual spring dispatch, by the Seattle-based Filipinounion, of thousands of Filipino workers to the Alaska salmon canneries. We meetcharacters who reappear throughout the stories: Vince, the tough but charmingunion foreman and “big shot” father to Buddy, our American-born...

Beyond Literary Chinatown

Partridge, Jeffrey F. L.
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(2018)  | 9780295997261 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 31/10/2017
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American Book Award Winner (Before Columbus Foundation)The phenomenon of “literary Chinatown”--the ghettoization of ChineseAmerican literature--was produced by the same dynamics of race andrepresentation that ghettoized the Chinese American community into literalChinatowns. In a 1982 response to...

Writing the Modern American West

Millard, Kenneth.
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(2018)  | 9781527503991 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 195pp | Availability last checked: 30/11/2017
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Where does a novel really begin? Does it start on the first page, or is there some earlier point of beginning in the story that is the true point of beginning? How far back in history might we go, looking for where stories begin? What is the real “origin” of narrative? Writing the Modern American West...

Alice munro and the anatomy of the short story.

Palusci, Oriana. , Palusci, Oriana.
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(2017)  | 9781527503533 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 205pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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Alice Munro has devoted her entire career to the short story form in her fourteen collections, having won the Nobel Prize in Literature “as master of the contemporary short story”. This edited volume investigates her art as a storyteller, the processes she performs on the contemporary short story genre...

Voices of Resistance: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Chican@ Children's Literature

Alamillo, Laura. Herrera, Cristina. Mercado-Lopez, Larissa M.
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(2017)  | 9781475834031 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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The banning of Mexican-American Studies and censorship of Chican@-authored booksin Arizona were part of a succession of anti-Mexican and anti-Chican@ policiesthat were enacted across the state and in the education system. Thecounterstories offered through these classes and literature not only created...

American Haiku: New Readings

Kiuchi, Toru.
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(2017)  | 9781498527170 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 356pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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American Haiku: New Readings explores the history and development of haiku byAmerican writers, examining individual writers. In the late nineteenth century,Japanese poetry influenced through translation the French Symbolist poets, fromwhom British and American Imagist poets, Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound,...

Reading the Novels of John Williams: A Flaw of Light

Asquith, Mark.
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(2017)  | 9781498545426 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 192pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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John Williams, as the New Yorker noted recently, was author of ‘the greatestAmerican novel you’ve have never heard of.’ He died in obscurity, but hasenjoyed a literary renaissance due to the worldwide critical acclaim greetingrecent reissues of his major novel Butcher’s Crossing, Augustus andparticularly...

The Book of Esther and the Typology of Female Transfiguration in American Literature

Silver, Ariel Clark.
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(2017)  | 9781498564786 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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The enduring search for female salvation in American literature is firstexpressed through typology, an interpretive framework that pairs type withantitype, historical scriptural promise with future spiritual fulfillment. WhenCotton Mather invokes the typos of Esther in Ornaments of the Daughters of...

Voices of Resistance: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Chican@ Children's Literature

Alamillo, Laura. Herrera, Cristina. Mercado-Lopez, Larissa M.
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(2017)  | 9781475834048 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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The banning of Mexican-American Studies and censorship of Chican@-authored booksin Arizona were part of a succession of anti-Mexican and anti-Chican@ policiesthat were enacted across the state and in the education system. Thecounterstories offered through these classes and literature not only created...

Something Complete and Great: The Centennial Study of My Ántonia

Bernardini, Caterina. Homestead, Melissa J. Prenatt, Diane. Stout, Janis P. , Blackford, Holly.
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(2017)  | 9781683931256 | Fairleigh Dickinson University | hbk. | book | 318pp | Availability last checked: 10/12/2017
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This volume situates My Ántonia as a novel that stands the test of time byincluding in its pages an extraordinarily wide range of historical, cultural,literary, psychological, thematic, perceptual, and stylistic issues. The volumeprovides an analysis and assessment of complexities in the novel as well...

Race and Upward Mobility: Seeking, Gatekeeping, and Other Class Strategies in Postwar America

Román, Elda María. Román, Elda María.
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(2017)  | 9781503602847 | Stanford University Press | hbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Mexican Americanand African American cultural productions have seen a proliferation of upwardmobility narratives: plotlines that describe desires for financial solvency,middle-class status, and social incorporation. Yet the terms "middle class"...

Race and Upward Mobility: Seeking, Gatekeeping, and Other Class Strategies in Postwar America

Román, Elda María. Román, Elda María.
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(2017)  | 9781503603783 | Stanford University Press | pbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Mexican Americanand African American cultural productions have seen a proliferation of upwardmobility narratives: plotlines that describe desires for financial solvency,middle-class status, and social incorporation. Yet the terms "middle class"...

Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Jerng, Mark C. Jerng, Mark.
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(2017)  | 9780823277759 | Fordham University Press | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 24/11/2017
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When does racial description become racism? Critical race studies has not comeup with good answers to this question because it has overemphasized thevisuality of race. According to dominant theories of racial formation, we seerace on bodies and persons and then link those perceptions to unjust practicesof...

American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

Hurh, Paul.
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(2017)  | 9781503604186 | Stanford University Press | pbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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If America is a nation founded upon Enlightenment ideals, then why are so manyof its most celebrated pieces of literature so dark? American Terror returns tothe question of American literature's distinctive tone of terror through a closestudy of three authors—Jonathan Edwards, Edgar Allan Poe, and...

Love big, be well : letters to a small-town church.

Collier, Winn.
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(2017)  | 9780802874139 | Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co | pbk. | book | 160pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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Jonas McAnn is a weary pastor without a congregation, trapped in a dead-end insurance job. Granby Presbyterian is a weary congregation without a pastor, overwhelmed by the prospect of finding someone who actually wants to be a pastor--not a manager, coach, or CEO. When Granby's pastoral search committee...

American Realist Fictions of Marriage: From Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton to Frances Harper, Pauline Hopkins

Randall, Kelli V.
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(2017)  | 9781433128684 | Peter Lang AG | hbk. | book | 132pp | Availability last checked: 11/12/2017
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American Realist Fictions of Marriage: From Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton toFrances Harper, Pauline Hopkins intervenes in the field of American literaryrealism by arguing that selected marriage fiction of Kate Chopin, FrancesHarper, Pauline Hopkins, Williams Dean Howells, Emma Dunham-Kelly, and EdithWharton...

Studying and Teaching W.C. Falkner, William Faulkner, and Digital Literacy: Personal Democracy in Social Combination

FUJINO, Koichi.
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(2017)  | 9781498547475 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 260pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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This book explores the ways to teach the literary works of William Clark Falknerand William Faulkner to ESL (English as a Second Language) students in today’sdigital environment. William Faulkner’s great-grandfather, William ClarkFalkner, wrote romantic literary works, and William Faulkner critically...

Fairies 1, 2, 3

Walsh, Liza Gardner.
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(2017)  | 9781608939510 | Down East Books | hbk. | book | 24pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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How many baby fairies do you see? Try to keep count as they go through the dayand more and more baby fairies appear to join in the fun.

Imagining a Great Republic: Political Novels and the Idea of America

Cronin, Thomas E.
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(2017)  | 9781538105719 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 468pp | Availability last checked: 28/11/2017
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In the first comprehensive reading of dozens of American literary and socialculture classics, Tom Cronin, one of America’s most astute students of theAmerican political tradition, tells the story of the American politicalexperiment through the eyes of forty major novelists, from Harriet Beecher Stoweto...

Magical American Jew: The Enigma of Difference in Contemporary Jewish American Short Fiction and Film

Tillman, Aaron.
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(2017)  | 9781498565028 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 158pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Efforts to describe contemporary Jewish American identities often reveal morequestions than concrete articulations, more statements about what JewishAmericans are not than what they are. Highlighting the paradoxical phrasingsthat surface in contemporary writings about Jewish American literature andculture—language...

Cowboy Politics: Myths and Discourses in Popular Westerns from The Virginian to Unforgiven and Deadwood

Nelson, John S.
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(2017)  | 9781498549479 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 412pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
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The politics of popular westerns are surprising in substance and significance,especially of late. Cowboy Politics shows how westerns in literature, cinema,and television face the challenges of Western Civilization even more than theperils of American frontiers. Its strategy is to compare key westerns...

The complex image : faith and method in american autobiography.

Fichtelberg, Joseph.
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(2017)  | 9780812281460 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 252pp
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In The Complex Image , Joseph Fichtelberg takes a twofold approach to the role of revision in significant American autobiographies. He reexamines the problem of the autobiographical subject from a poststructuralist perspective, and he places that problem in the context of American culture.

Books are made out books : a guide to cormac mccarthy's literary influences.

Crews, Michael Lynn.
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(2017)  | 9781477314685 | University Of Texas Press | pbk. | book
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Cormac McCarthy told an interviewer for the New York Times Magazine that "books are made out of books," but he has been famously unwilling to discuss how his own writing draws on the works of other writers. Yet his novels and plays masterfully appropriate and allude to an extensive range of literary...

The watcher.

Grimes, Nikki.
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(2017)  | 9780802854452 | Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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A poetic story inspired by Psalm 121 Jordan lives in fear of Tanya, the class bully. But Tanya has worries of her own, no matter how much she tries to ignore them. It seems impossible that Jordan and Tanya could be anything other than enemies, but the Lord is watching over them, guiding each of them...

Division and Imagined Unity in the American Renaissance: The Seamless Whole

Thomson, Shawn.
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(2017)  | 9781683931096 | Fairleigh Dickinson University | hbk. | book | 308pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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In examining the era’s multivalent tropes of seams and seamlessness, Thomsonprovides an innovative understanding of the interplay between division and unityin the thought, culture, and literature of the American Renaissance. Newinsights are offered on works by major authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne,Frederick...

Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era

Bracks, Lean'tin L. Smith, Jessie Carney.
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(2017)  | 9780810895027 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 328pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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The Harlem Renaissance is considered one of the most significant periods ofcreative and intellectual expression for African Americans. Beginning as earlyas 1914 and lasting into the 1940s, this era saw individuals reject thestereotypes of African Americans and confront the racist, social, political,...

Contested Spaces in Contemporary North American Novels: Reading for Space

Tabur, Åžemsettin. Tabur, ?emsettin.
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(2017)  | 9781527502987 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 255pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This volume investigates the ways in which Toni Morrison’s A Mercy, Dionne Brand’s In Another Place, Not Here, Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake, and Carolyn See’s There Will Never Be Another You engage with the physical, ideological, and socially constructed “real-and-imagined” spaces of colonialism, justice,...

Poe: The Trauma of an Era

Altamirano, Oscar Xavier. Gillingham, Paul. Altamirano, Óscar Xavier.
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(2017)  | 9781787073326 | Peter Lang AG | hbk. | book | 412pp | Availability last checked: 18/11/2017
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Despite the attention lavished on Edgar Allan Poe, his long-standing status as a«critical orphan» endures. He is known as much for a poem, a story and abiographical myth as for his extraordinary body of work, often written off assecond rate. He is a writer obscurely cherished by lovers of the macabre,oversimplified...

The Man Who Created Paradise: A Fable

Logsdon, Gene.
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(2017)  | 9780821423066 | Ohio University Press | pbk. | book | 72pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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Gene Logsdon’s The Man Who Created Paradise is a message of hope at a timewhen the very concept of earth stewardship is under attack. The fable, inspiredby a true story, tells how Wally Spero looked at one of the bleakest places inAmerica—a raw and barren strip-mined landscape—and saw in it his...

In vain i tried to tell you : essays in native american ethnopoetics.

Hymes, Dell.
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(2017)  | 9780812278064 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 416pp
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"The most important work in recent decades on the poetics of Native American oral traditions. . . . Hymes restores voice to oral texts that have been little more than museum pieces."-- World Literature

Don DeLillo after the Millennium: Currents and Currencies

LAIST, Herren Osteen. , Zubeck, Jacqueline A.
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(2017)  | 9781498548663 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
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Don DeLillo after the Millennium: Currents and Currencies examines all theauthor’s work published in the 21st century: The Body Artist, Cosmopolis,Falling Man, Point Omega, and Zero K, the plays Love-Lies-Bleeding and The Wordfor Snow, and the short stories in The Angel Esmeralda. What topic doesn’tDeLillo...

The call of the swamp.

Calì, Davide.
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(2017)  | 9780802854865 | Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 26pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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Boris is a normal kid: he goes to school and rides his bike and climbs trees, just like all the other children. It doesn't matter that he has scales and tentacles, or that his parents found him in a swamp when he was just a baby. But one day Boris catches the scent of his old home, and suddenly he's...

Nile crossing.

Beebe, Katy.
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(2017)  | 9780802854254 | Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 34pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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A unique twist on the first day of school Khepri lives in ancient Egypt, happily fishing alongside his father in the waters of the Nile. But today, Khepri will have to replace his fishing pole with the reed pens of a scribe: it's his first day of school. As he and his father travel to Thebes, Khepri...

 

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