September 20, 2016

New Titles Tuesday September 20

Who says we don’t have popular fiction in the library!?  This week, among the 38 titles added to the catalogue are some of fiction’s bestsellers as well as non-fiction works supporting the curriculum.  Click on any title for more information; TWU login may be required. To obtain print items use the place hold link in the catalogue.

Mattias Freu examines the history of film critical discourse in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States . He demonstrates that since its origins, film criticism has always found itself in crisis: the need to show critical authority and the anxieties over challenges to that authority have been longstanding concerns.

A groundbreaking new approach to documentary cinema. By close-reading a diverse body of films - from ‘The Last Bolshevik’ to ‘Grey Gardens’ - Hongisto shows how documentary cinema intervenes in the real by framing it and creatively contributes to its perpetual unfolding. The emphasis on framing brings new urgency to the documentary tradition and its objectives, and provokes significant novel possibilities for thinking about the documentary's ethical and political potentials in the contemporary world.

The Edinburgh companion to the critical medical humanities. Select chapters /Anne Whitehead and Angela Woods, general editors ; with Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton and Jennifer Richards.
In this landmark Companion, expert contributors from around the world map out the field of the critical medical humanities. This is the first volume to introduce comprehensively the ways in which interdisciplinary thinking across the humanities and social sciences might contribute to, critique and develop medical understanding of the human individually and collectively. Together the chapters generate a body of new knowledge and make a decisive intervention into how health, medicine and clinical care might address questions of individual, subjective and embodied experience.

Beyond the Bauhaus contributes the history of German culture during the Weimar Republic. It belongs alongside histories of art, architecture, urban design, exhibition, collecting, and culture; histories of the Bauhaus; histories of arts education more broadly; and German history. The readership would include those interested in German history; German art, architecture, urban design, planning, collecting, and exhibition history; in the avant-garde; the development of arts academies and arts pedagogy; and the history of Breslau and Silesia.

Muslims in interwar Europe :a transcultural historical perspective /edited by Bekim Agai, Umar Ryad, Mehdi Sajid.
Based on personal and official archives, memoirs, press writings and correspondences, the contributors analyse the multiple aspects of the global Muslim religious, political and intellectual affiliations in interwar Europe. They argue that Muslims in interwar Europe were neither simply visitors nor colonial victims, but that they constituted a group of engaged actors in the European and international space.

Astrid & Veronika /Linda Olsson. PRINT
Linda Olsson's stunningly well-crafted debut novel recounts the unusual and unexpected friendship that develops between two women. Veronika, a young writer from New Zealand, rents a house in a small Swedish village as she tries to come to terms with a recent tragedy while also finishing a novel. Her arrival is silently observed by Astrid, an older, reclusive neighbor who slowly becomes a presence in Veronika's life, offering comfort in the form of companionship and lovingly prepared home-cooked meals. Set against a haunting Swedish landscape, Astrid & Veronika is a lyrical and meditative novel of love and loss, and a story that will remain with readers long after the characters' secrets are revealed.

Back when we were grownups /Anne Tyler. PRINT
Tyler has created a character who is brave enough to look back on her life and to imagine herself making different kinds of choices. Brave enough to wonder what honesty looks like, whether there is ever really a single distillation of self that is unshakable and true

The beginner's goodbye: a novel  /by Anne Tyler. PRINT
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel about loss and recovery, pierced throughout with her humor, wisdom, and always penetrating look at human foibles.

The birth house: a novel /by Ami Mckay. PRINT
In this dazzling first novel, McKay takes her readers to an isolated rural community in Nova Scotia, where the men fish and log, and the women do everything in between. At 17, Dara Rare is taken under the wing of the aged midwife, Acadian Marie Babineau.

Wallace Stegner, winner of a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, has created a remarkable record of the history and culture of twentieth-century America. These thirty-one stories demonstrate why he is acclaimed as one of America's master storytellers.Here are tales of young love and older wisdom; of the order and consistency of the natural world and the chaos, contradictions, and also continuities of the human being. There is sweet love in a berry patch, there are bittersweet reunions, trials, and tests of manhood and friendship, and the sometimes foolish and impractical yet noble dreams of man. Each of these stories embody some of the best virtues and values to be found in contemporary fiction.

Daughter of fortune: a novel /Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. PRINT
An orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, vivacious young Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. California opens the door to a new life of freedom and independence for the young Chilean, and her search for her elusive lover gradually turns into another kind of journey. By the time she finally hears news of him, Eliza must decide who her true love really is.

Gift from the sea /Anne Morrow Lindbergh. PRINT
Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the shore, Lindbergh’s musings on the shape of a woman’s life bring new understanding to both men and women at any stage of life. Lindbergh casts an unsentimental eye on the trappings of modernity that threaten to overwhelm us: the time-saving gadgets that complicate rather than simplify, the multiple commitments that take us from our families. And by recording her thoughts during a brief escape from everyday demands, she helps readers find a space for contemplation and creativity within their own lives.

Holy fools / by Joanne Harris. PRINT
Forced to seek refuge in a seventeenth-century abbey, Juliette creates a new identity for herself and her young daughter in the wake of political upheavals surrounding the assassination of King Henri IV.

Like we used to be /Jean Stubbs.
Two very dissimilar women, Zoe and Leila, experience personal upheavals that leave them battered but unbowed. Zoe, the more conformist sibling, endures a lackluster marriage, bears two children and undergoes a divorce that forces her to become her own person. Leila, whose untrammeled bohemianism is compensation for her perception of herself as second-best, also faces the pain of a failed relationship and the challenges of single motherhood. Their parents' deaths provide an opportunity to consider that marriage, a moving aspect of this resonant novel, as the sisters cope with this separation in a way that clarifies their own attachments.

The memory keeper's daughter /Kim Edwards. PRINT
On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down's Syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever.  A brilliantly crafted, stunning debut, The Memory Keeper's Daughter explores the way life takes unexpected turns, and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets burst into the open.

The thirteenth tale /Diane Setterfield. PRINT
A ruined mansion in the English countryside, secret illegitimate children, a madwoman hidden in the attic, ghostly twin sisters-yep, it's a gothic novel, and it doesn't pretend to be anything fancier. But this one grabs the reader with its damp, icy fingers and doesn't let go until the last shocking secret has been revealed

Too much happiness: stories /Alice Munro. PRINT
This stunning collection of new stories demonstrates once again why Alice Munro is celebrated as a pre-eminent master of the short story. While some of the stories are traditional, set in "Alice Munro Country" in Ontario or in B.C., dealing with ordinary women's lives, others have a new, sharper edge. They involve child murders, strange sex, and a terrifying home invasion. This daring, superb collection proves that Alice Munro will always surprise you.

Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series
Twilight /Stephenie Meyer. PRINT
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
New moon /Stephenie Meyer. PRINT
When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for eighteen-year-old Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a "cult" and changes in terrible ways.
Eclipse /Stephenie Meyer. PRINT
Bella must choose between her friendship with Jacob, a werewolf, and her relationship with Edward, a vampire, but when Seattle is ravaged by a mysterious string of killings, the three of them need to decide whether their personal lives are more important than the well-being of an entire city.
Breaking dawn /Stephenie Meyer. PRINT
Although eighteen-year-old Bella joins the dark but seductive world of the immortals by marrying Edward the vampire, her connection to the powerful werewolf Jacob remains unsevered.

From one of the greatest writers of our time: the most spellbinding, entertaining, wildly imaginative novel of his great career, which blends history and myth with tremendous philosophical depth. A masterful, mesmerizing modern tale about worlds dangerously colliding, the monsters that are unleashed when reason recedes, and a beautiful testament to the power of love and humanity in chaotic times.

What they wanted /Donna Morrissey. PRINT
award-winning author Donna Morrissey explores both new and familiar terrain: a divided house on the shores of Newfoundland and the equally challenging environment of an Alberta oil rig.  A novel about guilt, responsibility, tragedy, and the enduring ties of family.

Andrew Monaghan explains the importance of 'getting Russia right'. Exploring in detail the relationship between the West and Russia, he charts the development of relations and investigates the causes of the increasingly obvious sense of strategic dissonance. He also considers the evolution in Russian domestic politics, introducing influential current figures and those who are forming the leadership and opposition of the future.

The advance guard [electronic resource] : 200 years of Moravian missions, 1732-1932 /translated and condensed from Bishop Baudert's Auf der Hut des Herrn.
This little book summarises 200 years of Moravian missions as they spread to the four corners of the world.

Locating Hell in Islamic traditions /edited by Christian Lange.
The first book-length analytic study of the Muslim hell. It maps out a broad spectrum of Islamic attitudes toward hell, from the Quranic vision(s) of hell to the pious cultivation of the fear of the afterlife, theological speculations, metaphorical and psychological understandings, and the modern transformations of hell.

In this up-to-date exposition, Michael Wilcock, as he examines the individual deeds and sayings of Jesus, shows how the structure of Luke's narrative brings out their meaning.
Practicing compassion /Frank Rogers, Jr. PRINT
Through rich and moving stories of people from various faiths, Frank Rogers shows readers how to practice compassion in a hurting world. Using the acronym PULSE, Rogers helps readers pay attention, understand with empathy, love with connection, sense the sacredness, and embody new life.

Kenneth Leech brings a passion for Christian solidarity and social justice and a spiritual director's pastoral awareness to these reflections on the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of the cross: what the cross tells us about the sharing of suffering, and what it can teach us about politics, nonviolence, and the power of evil. 

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