Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Unpacking the boxes: a memoir of a life in poetry

By Hall, Donald

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: 800

Call Number: 811.54 HAL

Donald Hall's remarkable life in poetry -- a career capped by his appointment as U.S. poet laureate in 2006 -- comes alive in this richly detailed, self-revealing memoir.

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Facing shadows

By Jin, Ha

Publishing Date: c1996

Classification: 800

Call Number: 811.54 JIN

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Flannery: a life of Flannery O'Connor

By Gooch, Brad

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: 800

Call Number: 813.54 GOO

"Flannery is the first major biography of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. The landscape of fiction in America was fundamentally changed when Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) appeared on the scene in 1952 with her first published book, Wise Blood. Her fierce, sometimes comic novels and stories reflected the darkly funny, vibrant, and theologically sophisticated woman who wrote them. Brad Gooch brings to life O'Connor's significant friendships and her deeply felt convictions, as expressed in her communications." "Flannery follows O'Connor from her insular childhood in Savannah, Georgia; to graduate school at the fledgling Iowa Writers' Workshop; to Yaddo, the artists' colony in upstate New York, where lifelong and influential friendships were formed; and, finally, to Andalusia, the family dairy farm in Milledgeville, Georgia. She died there at the age of thirty-nine, of lupus - the same ravaging autoimmune disease that killed her beloved father." "Brad Gooch has illuminated the sources of Flannery O'Connor's unique fictional material. He reveals this canonical American writer to us in all her profundity and humanity."--BOOK JACKET.

Representative American Speeches 2012-2013

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Classification: 800

Call Number: 815.5082

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I love a broad margin to my life

By Kingston, Maxine Hong

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: 800

Call Number: 818.54 KIN

The author presents a series of versed observations on her experiences of aging, covering topics ranging from her literary activities and activist work to her views on her characters and a visit to China.

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Typhus

By Sartre, Jean-Paul

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 800

Call Number: 842.912 SAR

Set in Malaya during the British protectorate, the story centers on the improbable couple formed by Nellie, a down-at-heel nightclub singer, whose partner succumbs at an early stage to the epidemic of typhus sweeping the country, and the disgraced former doctor Georges, who has sunk to the lowest depths of a highly stratified colonial society. Though it does not shy from the political issues of colonialism and race that are implied in its setting, Typhus is both a turbulent love story in the best traditions of Western popular cinema and an existentialist tale of moral redemption. --Publisher's description.

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