Featured New Books

Here are a few featured  selections from our most recent shipment of new books. These books are located on the new book wall on the second floor and may be checked out at the second floor desk or at the fourth floor circulation desk. If our copy is checked out, use the link to the ALICE catalog and try repeating your search in OhioLINK to find another copy of the book.

The big screen : the story of the movies, by David Thomson

Call Number: PN1993.5.U6 T463 2012

Traces the rise, decline and influence of the film industry on the modern world, assessing its expressions in multiple media, its capacity for imitating and idealizing life, and its role in the lives of everyday viewers.

 

 

 

 

Huddleston Road, by John Toomey

Call Number: PR6120.O56 H83 2012

When Vic meets Lali, they stumble into a dysfunctional ten-year relationship that leaves him in ruins and raising a child on his own. As Vic strives to protect their daughter from the cruel truths of his relationship with her mother, he finds himself hopelessly submerged in Lali’s seemingly inexplicable contradictions, and their implications concerning his own inability to move on.

 

 

 

 

Winged shoes and a shield : collected stories, by Don Bajema

Call Number: PS3552.A3944 W56 2012

Hallucinating between childhood and manhood, Eddie Burnett is both hero and anti-hero in this hard-hitting collection of linked stories. Coming of age in California’s post-war suburbs and free falling through the turbulence of the sixties and early seventies, Eddie’s transformation from a boy’s innocence to a man’s hardened wariness is captured in lyrical, emotionally raw episodes.