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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Selected poems

By Sandburg, Carl

Publishing Date: 1992

Classification: 800

Call Number: 811 SAN

This volume contains the poems upon which Sandburg built his reputation and career. The four poems selected from his rarely reprinted first collection, In Reckless Ecstasy, provide a fascinating glimpse into his developing talent. They show him slowly breaking free of traditional verse forms toward his own voice.

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Hard times require furious dancing: new poems

By Walker, Alice

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 800

Call Number: 811.54 WAL

"Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one." So writes Alice Walker in this new book of poems, poems composed over the course of one year in response to joy and sorrow both personal and global: the death of loved ones, war, the deliciousness of love, environmental devastation, the sorrow of rejection, greed, poverty, and the sweetness of home. The poems embrace our connections while celebrating the joy of individuality, the power we each share to express our truest, deepest selves. Beloved for her ability to speak her own truth in ways that speak for and about countless others, she demonstrates that we are stronger than our circumstances. As she confronts personal and collective challenges, her works dance, sing, and heal.

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Obscene in the extreme: the burning and banning of John Steinbeck's The grapes of wrath

By Wartzman, Rick

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: 800

Call Number: 813.52 WAR

"Few books have caused as big a stir as John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. A month after it was published in April 1939, it stood as the nation's No. 1 best seller. And by summer in Kern County, California - the Joads' newfound home - the book was burned publicly and banned from local schools and library shelves. Obscene in the Extreme tells the remarkable story behind this fit of censorship." "It all begins as Kern County librarian Gretchen Knief returns home from vacation to discover the Board of Supervisors voting to suppress Steinbeck's novel. When agribusiness titan W. B. "Bill" Camp presides over the book's torching in downtown Bakersfield a few days later, he declares, "We are angry not because we were attacked, but because we were attacked by a book obscene. in the extreme sense of the word." Yet Knief bravely fights back: "If that book is banned today, what will be banned tomorrow?"" "Rick Wartzman meticulously brings to life this moment in history, when Nazis were burning books in Europe and Americans were questioning whether capitalism itself was worth preserving. Those who found strength in Steinbeck's work believed, as he did, that California's farming giants were mistreating their migrant laborers. Those who condemned the book believed that society was in danger of disintegrating, thanks to troublemakers like Steinbeck. Obscene in the Extreme highlights just how volatile the world was in 1939, how central California was a tinderbox and The Grapes of Wrath a match."--BOOK JACKET.

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She got up off the couch: and other heroic acts from Mooreland, Indiana

By Kimmel, Haven

Publishing Date: 2007, c2006

Classification: 800

Call Number: 813.6 KIM

A continuation of the memoir "A Girl Named Zippy" follows the story of her mother, Delonda, who reinvents her life by returning to college and losing fifty pounds, while Zippy continues to work out the dynamic of their nuclear family.

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Further Fridays: essays, lectures, and other nonfiction, 1984-94

By Barth, John

Publishing Date: c1995

Classification: 800

Call Number: 814.54 BAR

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This is how: proven aid in overcoming shyness, molestation, fatness, spinsterhood, grief, disease, lushery, decrepitude & more-- for young and old alike

By Burroughs, Augusten

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: 800

Call Number: 814.54 BUR

"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes a groundbreaking book that explores how to survive the "un-survivable" and will challenge your notion of self-help books."

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Paper trail: essays

By Dorris, Michael

Publishing Date: 1995

Classification: 800

Call Number: 814.54 DOR

A collection of essays by the author of The Broken Cord explores a diverse range of topics, including children's rights, native American issues, multicultural scholarship, literature, and international affairs. 35,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Fatal charms and other tales of today: and, The mansions of limbo

By Dunne, Dominick

Publishing Date: 1999

Classification: 800

Call Number: 814.54 DUN

A collection of the author's most memorable, most unsparing reports from Vanity Fair magazine uncovers the exploits of the rich, the renowned, and the reviled, and includes a new introduction, two additional articles, and new commentary. Reprint. - (Baker & Taylor)

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The ecstasy of influence: nonfictions, etc

By Lethem, Jonathan

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 800

Call Number: 814.54 LET

A career-spanning anthology of writings incorporates several new essays and includes numerous celebrity portraits as well as the author's musings on topics ranging from sex in cinema and drugs to cyberculture and graffiti.

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African laughter: four visits to Zimbabwe

By Lessing, Doris

Publishing Date: 1993

Classification: 800

Call Number: 823.914 LES

The author writes about her homeland--from which she was exiled by the former all-white government--discussing political corruption, AIDS, communal living, and more - (Baker & Taylor)

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That mighty sculptor, time

By Yourcenar, Marguerite

Publishing Date: 1993, c1992

Classification: 800

Call Number: 844.912 YOU

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