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.

At night we walk in circles : a novel, by Daniel Alarcón

Call Number: PS3601.L333 A93 2013

Feeling unfulfilled in the wake of personal and professional setbacks, South American youth Nelson lands a starring role in a revival of a legendary play by his hero and confronts the realities of civil war while touring unfamiliar landscapes.

 

 

 

 

 

Why government fails so often : and how it can do better, by Peter Schuck

Call Number: JK468.P64 S44 2014

From healthcare to workplace conduct, the federal government is taking on ever more responsibility for managing our lives. At the same time, Americans have never been more disaffected with Washington, seeing it as an intrusive, incompetent, wasteful giant. The most alarming consequence of ineffective policies, in addition to unrealized social goals, is the growing threat to the government’s democratic legitimacy. Understanding why government fails so often–and how it might become more effective–is an urgent responsibility of citizenship.

 

 

 

Fools, by Joan Silber

Call Number: PS3569.I414 F66 2013

This collection of interconnected stories begins with the anarchist daughter of missionaries in Manhattan who runs away to be an activist and ends with a wealthy young adulterer in Paris who is outsmarted by the object of his desire.

 

 

 

 

 

The wrong enemy : America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, by Carlotta Gall

Call Number: DS371.412 .G35 2014

Describes the toll taken on the U.S., Afghanistan, and Pakistan since the September 11 attacks through ordinary citizens’ accounts of fighting and first-hand descriptions from Taliban warlords, intelligence thugs, American generals, and Afghani politicians.