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Multcolib Research Picks: Stories, samplers and short works

The Best American Comics 2012
The Best American Comics 2012 (Book - 2012 ) GN BEST 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A selection of outstanding comics of all types - minicomics, graphic novels, zines and webcomics.

One Hundred
One Hundred (Book - 2007 ) 808.8 O58 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:The 100th issue of Granta, guest edited by the acclaimed British novelist William Boyd, features original work by many of the writers who have helped to make it the most widely read literary magazine in the world.

The Meaning of Life
The Meaning of Life A Very Short Introduction By Eagleton, Terry (Book - 2008 ) 128 E11m 2008 All copies in use. Availability details
The Best American Nonrequired Reading, 2007
The Best American Nonrequired Reading, 2007 (Book - 2007 ) 818.608 B561 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:This series presents selections of mainstream and alternative American literature, including both fiction and nonfiction, that discuss a broad spectrum of subjects.

The Best Creative Nonfiction
The Best Creative Nonfiction Volume 1 (Book - 2007 ) 814.6 B561 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Narrative nonfiction at its cutting-edge best from writers at the cusp of recognition and fame.

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Volume 1 (Book - 2011 ) 813.6 T593 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of tiny stories and illustrations gathered online via the Hitrecord creative collective's web site.

The Best American Crime Reporting, 2010
The Best American Crime Reporting, 2010 (Book - 2010 ) 364.973 B561r 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of some of the most noted works of crime journalism from the past year.

Owl
Owl By Morris, Desmond (Book - 2009 ) 598.97 M875o 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this small, elegant volume, Morris explores our paradoxical relationship with the owl, symbol of both wisdom and evil.

Bestsellers
Bestsellers A Very Short Introduction By Sutherland, John (Book - 2007 ) 813.009 S966b 2007

Annotation:Sutherland lifts the lid on the 'bestseller industry', and examines what makes a book into a bestseller. Includes lively summaries of bestsellers.

The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008 (Book - 2008 ) 204 B5617 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book includes essays by and about people who hold fast to particular religious traditions—Catholics, Jews, Lutherans, Zen Buddhists—but it also includes essays and poems on current events, science, and nature.

Pushcart Prize XXXVI, 2012
Pushcart Prize XXXVI, 2012 Best of the Small Presses (Book - 2012 ) 810.8 P987 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:In The Pushcart Prize XXXVI more than sixty selections of memoirs, poetry, essays, and short stories have been picked from thousands of nominations by Pushcart Press staff editors and hundreds of small presses.

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2005
Da Capo Best Music Writing 2005 The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Hip-hop, Jazz, Pop, Country, & More (Book - 2005 ) 781.64 D291 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:This popular annual celebrates the year in music writing by gathering a rich array of essays, missives, and musings on every style of music from rock to hip-hop to R&B to jazz to pop to blues and more.

The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story
The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story (Book - 2011 ) FICTION GRANTA 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story traces this great tradition through decades of social change and shows the pleasure Irish writers continue to take in the short-story form.

Probability
Probability A Very Short Introduction By Haigh, John (Book - 2012 ) 519.2 H1497p 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:This small book provides basic information about how to make good decisions when you do not (and cannot) know all the variables.

The Best American Essays 2012
The Best American Essays 2012 (Book - 2012 ) 814.08 B5611 2012 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Edited by New York Times columnist and best-selling author David Brooks, this classic collection of the year’s best includes thought-provoking essays from Marcia Angell, Miah Arnold, Mark Doty, Joseph Epstein, Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, Francine Prose, Lauren Slater, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jose Antonio Vargas, and others.

The Customs of the Kingdoms of India
The Customs of the Kingdoms of India By Polo, Marco (Book - 2007 ) 915.40423 P778c 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:As Polo returned home across the Indian Ocean, after years in the service of Genghis Khan, he picked up a fabulous array of stories from sailors and merchants, about the peoples of the region, some reliable, some wholly implausible, but all fascinating.

Game Theory
Game Theory A Very Short Introduction By Binmore, K. G. (Book - 2007 ) 519.3 B613g 2007 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation: This Very Short Introduction introduces the fascinating world of game theory, showing how it can be understood without mathematical equations, and revealing that everything from how to play poker optimally to the sex ratio among bees can be understood by anyone willing to think seriously about the problem.

The Shipwrecked Men
The Shipwrecked Men By Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar (Book - 2007 ) 973.16 N972s 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:The original disaster narrative tells how a confident, well-equipped Spanish expedition to explore the Florida mainland came utterly to grief through arrogance, storms and bad luck, leaving a handful of survivors to stagger to Mexico City some years later.

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011
The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011 (Book - 2012 ) 510 B5618 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:This anthology brings together the year's finest writing on mathematics from around the world.

Cryptography
Cryptography A Very Short Introduction By Piper, F. C. (Book - 2002 ) 652.8 P665c 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book highlights the explosive impact of cryptography on modern society, with, for example, the evolution of the internet and the introduction of more sophisticated banking methods.

The New York Times Book of Wine
The New York Times Book of Wine More Than 30 Years of Vintage Writing (Book - 2012 ) 641.22 N53293 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:These 156 articles from the newspaper of record feature writing from some of the world's most respected wine experts.

Mexico City Noir
Mexico City Noir (Book - 2010 ) MYSTERY MEXICO 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:The latest entry in Akashic’s Noir series is centered on one of the largest and most violent cities in the world, Mexico City.

French Quarter Fiction
French Quarter Fiction The Newest Stories of America's Oldest Bohemia ; An Anthology of the Best Works by Living Writers on the Heart of New Orleans (Book - 2003 ) FICTION FRENCH Available in some locations

Annotation: Branching across every genre, from mystery and romance to flash fiction and prose poetry, this anthology of works by preeminent writers on the heart of New Orleans features a previously unpublished story by Tennessee Williams.

Best of Lonely Planet Travel Writing
Best of Lonely Planet Travel Writing (Book - 2009 ) 910.4 B5613 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Stories in this collection cover the globe and reveal a world of travel experiences.

Fly
Fly By Connor, Steven (Book - 2006 ) 595.77 C752f 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Connor delights in tracking his lowly subject through myth, literature, poetry, painting, film, and biology. Animal (Reaktion Books) series.

The Best American Magazine Writing
The Best American Magazine Writing (Book - 2000- ) 814 B561 Available in some locations

Annotation:Writings are selected from among the winners of the previous year's National Magazine Awards, presented by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

The Pushcart Book of Essays
The Pushcart Book of Essays The Best Essays From A Quarter-century of The Pushcart Prize (Book - 2002 ) 824.08 P987 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:"In celebration of the first 25 years of the Pushcart Prize, Brandt, essays editor since 1986, presents 35 glorious works, ranging from literary critiques, including Robert Hass on Wallace Stevens and Seamus Heaney on Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert, to explorations of political or social conscience, such as John Balaban's examination of his role in the Vietnam War and Sara Suleri's ode to her female relatives in Pakistan, "a place where the concept of woman was not really part of an available vocabulary." Publishers Weekly

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