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  • The Surf Guruby Doug Dorst

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    A book of brilliant, adventurous stories from the award-winning Doug Dorst. With the publication of his debut novel, Alive in Necropolis , Doug Dorst was widely celebrated as one of the most creative, original literary voices of his generation-an heir to T.C. Boyle and Denis Johnson, a northern California Haruki Murakami. Now, in his second book,... more...

  • Fancy Beastsby Alex Lemon

    Milkweed Editions 2010; US$ 16.00

    In Fancy Beasts, the author of Hallelujah Blackout and Mosquito takes on California, the 2008 election, plastic surgery, Larry Craig, wildfires, Wal-Mart, and rampant commercialism in short, the modern American media culture, which provides obscene foil for his personal legacies of violence and violation. This pivotal book captures the turning... more...

  • From Behind the Veilby Farheen Khan

    Gildan Media Corporation 2011; Not Available

    "This is an honest and engaging story of the struggles and triumphs of a Canadian Muslim woman. Farheen Khan demonstrates in a charming and humble manner how we all need faith, family and friends to bring us through the dark times and reconnect with our true selves." -Dr. Ingrid Mattson, President, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) "Farheen's... more...

  • The Generation Starship in Science Fictionby Simone Caroti

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 38.00

    This critical history explores the concept of the multi-generational interstellar space voyage in science fiction between 1934, the year of its appearance, into the 21st century. It defines and analyzes what became known as the "generation starship" idea and examines the science and technology behind it, also charting the ways in which generation... more...

  • Chasing the Avatarby Jovan Jones

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2011; US$ 15.99

    Maya is a young woman with extraordinary prospects drowning in intense discontent. In the midst of this discontent, she meets Cha Ma, a guru. Immediately, she comes to believe that Cha Ma is an avatara human incarnationof the goddess Kali, the most malevolent, destructive of all Hindu deities. Spellbound, Maya runs off to India to live in Cha... more...

  • The Millennial Detectiveby Malcah Effron

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    International in scope and varied in its theoretical approaches, this collection of ten critical essays examines the prevailing trends in recent crime fiction. Of particular interest are shifting, and increasingly globalized, conceptions of crime, as well as the genre's response to technological, legal, and social changes at the end of the twentieth... more...

  • Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marloweby John Paul Athanasourelis

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    Since their inception, detective novels have been a wildly successful genre of American fiction, featuring a uniquely American belief in rugged individualism. This book focuses on Raymond Chandler's creation of Philip Marlowe, a detective whose feeling for community and willingness to compromise radically changed the genre's vigilantism and... more...

  • Troublemakersby William Scott

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    William Scott’s Troublemakers explores how a major change in the nature and forms of working-class power affected novels about U.S. industrial workers in the first half of the twentieth century. Analyzing portrayals of workers in such novels as Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle , Ruth McKenney’s Industrial Valley , and Jack London’s... more...

  • Crime Writers: A Research Guideby Elizabeth Haynes

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 40.00

    This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. more...

  • Lovers and Belovedsby Gary Richards

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 17.95

    A challenge to traditional criticism, this engaging study demonstrates that issues of sexuality-and same-sex desire in particular-were of central importance in the literary production of the Southern Renaissance. Especially during the end of that period-approximately the 1940s and 1950s-the national literary establishment tacitly designated the South... more...