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Diversity explosion : how new racial demographics are remaking America / William H. Frey.

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Title: Diversity explosion : how new racial demographics are remaking America / William H. Frey.
Author: Frey, William H.
Call Number: E184.A1 F739 2015

Experiencing Leonard Bernstein : a listener's companion / Kenneth LaFave.

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Title: Experiencing Leonard Bernstein : a listener's companion / Kenneth LaFave.
Author: LaFave, Kenneth,
Call Number: ML410.B566 L33 2015
Description: Leonard Bernstein is a household name. Most know him for his classic musical reworking of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as Broadway's West Side Story. But Bernstein accomplished so much more as a composer, and his body of work is both broad and varied. He composed ballets (Fancy Free, Facsimile, Dybbuk), operas (Trouble in Tahiti, Candide, A Quiet Place), musicals (On the Town, Wonderful Town), film scores (On the Waterfront), symphonies, choral works, chamber music pieces, art songs, and piano works. In Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion, Kenneth LaFave guides readers past Bernstein's famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato's Symposium for Violin and Orchestra, the intense drama of his music for On the Waterfront, the existential cosmography of his three symphonies, and his vibrant works for the musical stage. Perhaps the most famous American classical musician born in the twentieth century, Bernstein divided his time between composing, conducting, writing, and teaching, a busy schedule - especially his conducting of major orchestras - that set his work as composer at a disadvantage. Often generated in short spurts, his work carries an urgency - and even an element of improvisational genius - that he flavored with his eclectic embrace of jazz, folk song, Jewish cantorial music, and innovations in contemporary classical theory. The result is a body of work that is beguilingly melodic, incomparably rhythmic, and irrepressibly individual. Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion is the ideal work for any reader seeking to learn how to listen across the spectrum of Bernstein's musical output.

All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr.

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Title: All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr.
Author: Doerr, Anthony, 1973-
Call Number: PS3604.O34 A77 2014
Description: "From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work"--

Lost in the meritocracy : the undereducation of an overachiever / Walter Kirn.

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Title: Lost in the meritocracy : the undereducation of an overachiever / Walter Kirn.
Author: Kirn, Walter, 1962-
Call Number: PS3561.I746 Z46 2009
Description: Chronicles the author's trip through American higher education, where standardized tests, class rankings and gamesmanship stand in the way of true intellectual fulfillment, revealing the psychic costs of the American educational system.

It's so easy : and other lies / Duff McKagan.

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Title: It's so easy : and other lies / Duff McKagan.
Author: McKagan, Duff.
Call Number: ML418.M2 A3 2011
Description: A founding member of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver shares the story of his rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, and his phoenix-like transformation via a unique path to sobriety.

On writing : a memoir of the craft / by Stephen King.

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Title: On writing : a memoir of the craft / by Stephen King.
Author: King, Stephen, 1947-
Call Number: PS3561.I483 Z475 2010
Description: Stephen King reflects on how his writing has helped him through difficult times and describes various aspects of the art of writing.

Our kids : the American Dream in crisis / Robert D. Putnam.

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Title: Our kids : the American Dream in crisis / Robert D. Putnam.
Author: Putnam, Robert D.
Call Number: HN90.S65 P88 2015
Description: "The best-selling author of Bowling Alone offers a groundbreaking examination of the American Dream in crisis: how and why opportunities for upward mobility are diminishing, jeopardizing the prospects of an ever larger segment of Americans"--

The end of college : creating the future of learning and the university of everywhere / Kevin Carey.

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Title: The end of college : creating the future of learning and the university of everywhere / Kevin Carey.
Author: Carey, Kevin, 1970-
Call Number: LC5800 .C36 2015
Description: In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends-the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology-are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Seven guitars / August Wilson ; foreword by Tony Kushner.

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Title: Seven guitars / August Wilson ; foreword by Tony Kushner.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 S48 2007

Gem of the ocean / August Wilson.

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Title: Gem of the ocean / August Wilson.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 G46 2006
Description: Set in 1904 Pittsburgh, it is chronologically the first work in August Wilson's decade-by-decade cycle dramatizing the African American experience during the 20th century-an unprecedented series that includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Fences and The Piano Lesson. Aunt Esther, the drama's 287-year-old fiery matriarch, welcomes into her Hill District home Solly Two Kings, who was born into slavery and scouted for the Union Army, and Citizen Barlow, a young man from Alabama searching for a new life.

Joe Turner's come and gone / August Wilson ; foreword by Romulus Linney.

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Title: Joe Turner's come and gone / August Wilson ; foreword by Romulus Linney.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 J64 2007
Description: A play that emphasizes the African-American reassembling of identity.

Jitney / August Wilson ; foreword by Ishmael Reed.

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Title: Jitney / August Wilson ; foreword by Ishmael Reed.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 J58 2007

Fences / by August Wilson ; foreword by Samuel G. Freedman.

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Title: Fences / by August Wilson ; foreword by Samuel G. Freedman.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 F4 2007
Description: This drama takes you into the world of Troy Maxson, former baseball player with the Negro leagues. Troy is now a garbage man who feels his life has been hemmed in by others, but as the story unfolds he is forced to confront his role in the building of his life's fences.

Violent No More.

May 29, 2015 - 12:40pm
Title: Violent No More.
Author: Paymar, Michael.
Call Number: -

The art and science of personality development / Dan P. McAdams.

May 6, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: The art and science of personality development / Dan P. McAdams.
Author: McAdams, Dan P.
Call Number: BF 698 .M347 2015
Description: "This book is for anybody who has ever asked psychological questions like these: Who am I? How did I become the person I am today? My goal in this book is to tell a compelling story about personality development as it plays out in individual human lives across the human life course. It is a story that recognizes the artistry of individual lives while examining what contemporary science has to tell us about how human lives are psychologically patterned and how these patterns develop over time. I draw upon many of the most illuminating studies and intriguing ideas in psychological science today to describe and explain the development of human personality over the life course. Reflecting the three central metaphors in my theory of personality development, the book is divided into three parts - Becoming the Social Actor, Becoming the Motivated Agent, and Becoming the Autobiographical Author. In the three sections, I move back and forth across the life span to sketch out a full psychological portrait of human personality and trace its development from birth through old age"--

Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania / Erik Larson.

May 6, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania / Erik Larson.
Author: Larson, Erik, 1954-
Call Number: D 592 .L8 L28 2015

Movies and Mental Illness : Using Films to Understand Psychopathology.

April 24, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Movies and Mental Illness : Using Films to Understand Psychopathology.
Author: Wedding, Danny.
Call Number: -

Beyond versus : the struggle to understand the interaction of nature and nurture / James Tabery.

April 23, 2015 - 6:40am
Title: Beyond versus : the struggle to understand the interaction of nature and nurture / James Tabery.
Author: Tabery, James, 1978-
Call Number: BF 341 .T33 2014

Angels in America : a gay fantasia on national themes / Tony Kushner.

April 23, 2015 - 6:40am
Title: Angels in America : a gay fantasia on national themes / Tony Kushner.
Author: Kushner, Tony.
Call Number: PS3561.U778 A85 2013

Writing well in the 21st century : the five essentials / Linda Spencer.

April 22, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: Writing well in the 21st century : the five essentials / Linda Spencer.
Author: Spencer, Linda, 1943-
Call Number: LB2369 .S65 2014
Description: This guide provides students, career-builders, and professional writers with the basic elements needed for writing in the 21st century. It fully explains, and links, the five essentials of good writing: punctuation, grammar, fact-checking, style, and voice. Throughout history technology has changed both language and writing. Today in the digital age, language and writing are changing at a phenomenal pace. Students, career-builders, and professional writers need this guide that reviews those changes and connects the essentials for creating good writing in the digital age. The book gives writers the tools needed today. Among other essentials, the book: Resolves comma issues by explaining the Open and Close Punctuation systems (writers select which system to use in their writing) ; Clarifies active and passive voice verbs and advocates using strong, specific verbs in writing ; Provides guidelines for choosing credible online websites when searching for resources ; Examines attributes of essentials that contribute to a writing style and urges a critical review of verbs ; Connects elements that combine to create a voice in a written piece. Overall this guide gives readers the basics they need to know to create well-written documents for school, work and in their professional writing. -- From publishers website.