Friday, October 12, 2012

The Reader's Shelf



From Library Journal

Art of the Essay




Distrust That Particular Flavor
Distrust That Particular Flavor
By Gibson, William
2012-09 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425252994 Check Our Catalog

Originally published in outlets as varied as "Wired," "The New York Times, " and "The Observer," these articles and essays cover 30 years of thoughtful life, written by an iconic and innovative cultural observer. …More


I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
By Ephron, Nora
2008-04 - Vintage Books USA
9780307276827 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

With her disarming, intimate, and dry sense of humor, Ephron shares her ups and downs in this bestselling look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself. …More


Farther Away
Farther Away
By Franzen, Jonathan
2012-04 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374153571 Check Our Catalog

Acclaimed literary novelist Franzen gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years. The results document the progress of a mature mind wrestling with literature, and with some of the most important issues of our day. …More


Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town
Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town
By Shetterly, Susan Hand
2010-01 - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
9781565126183 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Whether we live in cities, suburbs, or villages, we are encroaching on nature, and it in one way or another perseveres. Naturalist Susan Shetterly looks at how animals, humans, and plants share the land-observing her own neighborhood in rural Maine. …More


On Celestial Music: And Other Adventures in Listening
On Celestial Music: And Other Adventures in Listening
By Moody, Rick
2012-03 - Back Bay Books
9780316105217 Check Our Catalog

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This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
By Allison, Jay
Editor Gediman, Dan
With Gregory, John
2007-08 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805086584 Check Our Catalog

Featuring 80 Americans--from the famous to the unknown--this series of insightful observations completes the thought that the books title introduces. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they arrive at their own personal beliefs but also how they share them with others. …More