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    • The pleasant nights
      The pleasant nights
      Giovan Francesco Straparola

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    • A slip of the keyboard : collected nonfiction
      A slip of the keyboard : collected nonfiction
      Terry Pratchett.
      "A collection of essays and other nonfiction spanning Terry Pratchett's entire career, from his early years to the present day. A collection of essays and other nonfiction spanning Terry Pratchett's entire career, from his early years to the present day"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Plays from New River. 1 : Absence
      Plays from New River. 1 : Absence
      by Wendy Hammond
      "This is the first volume from a place where gifted playwrights are paid and nurtured to write what they want. Wendy Hammond's Absence; American Girls by Hilary Bettis, and Ribalow's own Masterpiece are among the results. Each has a distinctive voice, subject and style; all were developed in the unique setting of New River Dramatists"--Provided by publisher.
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    • Plays from New River 2
      Plays from New River 2
      edited by M.Z. Ribalow.
      "This second volume showcaes a place where gifted writers are paid and nurtured to write whatever they most want to write. Feasting on Cardigans explores with whimsical humor a pair of dedicated exterminators. Tiger in the Tree is an intriguing thriller. Baseball Game of the Week is a funny meditation on progress, memory and baseball"--Provided by publisher.
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    • So we read on : how The Great Gatsby came to be and why it endures
      So we read on : how The Great Gatsby came to be and why it endures
      Maureen Corrigan.
      "The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As Maureen Corrigan, Gatsby lover extraordinaire, points out, while Fitzgerald's masterpiece may be one of the most popular novels in America, many of us first read it when we were too young to fully comprehend its power. Offering a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great-and utterly unusual-So We Read On takes us into archives, high school classrooms, and even out onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel's hidden depths, a journey whose revelations include Gatsby's surprising debt to hard-boiled crime fiction, its rocky path to recognition as a "classic," and its profound commentaries on the national themes of race, class, and gender. With rigor, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, Corrigan inspires us to re-experience the greatness of Gatsby and cuts to the heart of why we are, as a culture, "borne back ceaselessly" into its thrall. Along the way, she spins a new and fascinating story of her own"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Hard love province : poems
    • Blue horses : poems
    • The whale
      The whale
      A bright new Boise / Samuel D. Hunter.
      "Acclaimed for his gentle, complex characterizations, Samuel D. Hunter's big-hearted and fiercely funny plays explore the quiet desperation running through many Middle American lives. The Whale tells the story of a six hundred-pound shut-in's last chance at redemption and of discovering beauty in the most unexpected places when he reaches out to his long-estranged-and severely unhappy-daughter. Hunter's second piece, the Obie Award-winning A Bright New Boise, is a philosophical investigation of faith and search for meaning in rural Idaho where a disgraced evangelical is forced to take a minimum-wage job at the local Hobby Lobby craft store in an effort to reunite with his estranged son. Samuel D. Hunter's other plays include A Permanent Image, Jack's Precious Moment, Five Genocides, The Few, Rest, A Great Wilderness, and Norway. He has active playwriting commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, Seattle Rep, South Coast Rep (California), and Playwrights Horizons (New York). He is also the 2013 resident playwright at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, and is a core member of the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • A load of hooey : a collection of new short humor fiction
    • The ideology of my imagination