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Summary: Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 Levy

Sedaris, David

Summary: Personal essays share the author's adventures after buying a vacation house on the Carolina coast and his reflections on middle age and mortality.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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Summary: The essays approach Michigan at the atomic level. This is a place where weather patterns and ecology matter. Farmers, miners, shippers, and loggers have built (or lost) their livelihood on Michigan's nature-what could and could not be made out of our elements. From freshwater lakes that have shaped the ground beneath our feet to the industrial ebb and flow of iron ore and wind power-ours is a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2018

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 810.8 Oomen 2019

Summary: Gifted authors don't just tell us about unique or out-of-the-way places; they take us to them, show us what they look like, show us who their people are, and make us feel like we've experienced them.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hougton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910.4 Gilb

Smith, Zadie

Summary: "Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel, White Teeth, almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one of the world's preeminent fiction writers, but also as a brilliant and singular essayist. She contributes regularly to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books on a range of subjects, and each piece of hers is a literary event in its own...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 824 SMITH 2018

Tolentino, Jia

Summary: A writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine's journey from brave to blank to bitter; and the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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Patterson, Kerry

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 153.6 Covey

Rather, Dan

Summary: "In a collection of essays, the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values, reminds us of what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.6 RATHER 2017

Summary: "In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 Tales 2017

Chabon, Michael

Summary: Essays inspired by Chabon's interactions with his four children and his own father illuminate the meaning, magic, and mysteries of fatherhood.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 Chabon 2018

Morrison, Toni

Summary: Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 Morris 2019

Chocano, Carina

Summary: "Who is "the girl"? Look to movies, TV shows, magazines, and ads and the message is both clear and not: she is a sexed-up sidekick, a princess waiting to be saved, a morally infallible angel with no opinions of her own. She's whatever the hero needs her to be in order to become himself. She's an abstraction, an ideal, a standard, a mercurial phantom. In You Play the Girl, Chocano blends...

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Publisher / Publication Date: A Mariner Original/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 Choc

Krauthammer, Charles

Summary: A collection of the influential columnist's most notable works and writings includes never-before-published speeches on his political philosophy and personal history and a major, new essay about the state of global democracy. "Created and compiled by Charles Krauthammer before his death, [this book] is a powerful collection of the influential columnist's most important works. Spanning the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Forum 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 Krauthammer 2018

Robinson, Marilynne

Summary: A new essay collection assesses today's political climate and the mysteries of faith, from the influence of intellectual minds on society's political consciousness to the way that beauty informs and disciplines daily life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 ROBIN 2018

Meredith, Susan

Summary: Describes some of the various kinds of animals that are active at night and sleep in the daytime, and discusses their senses, how they survive during the daylight, and how they communicate with each other in the dark.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 591.518 Mer