What to Read this Month: June 2017

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Check out our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections for some good reads this month!

 The Afterlife of Stars by Joseph Kertes was named a “10 New Books we Recommend this Week” by the New York Times Book Review.  Tim O’Brien said that “The Afterlife of Stars moved me more than any other novel I’ve read in recent memory.” With dazzling storytelling and a firm belief in the power of humor in the face of turmoil, Kertes has crafted a fierce saga of identity and love that resonates through its final page. The Afterlife of Stars is not only a stirring account of one displaced family’s possibilities for salvation, but also an extraordinary tale of the singular and enduring ties of brotherhood.

 The Aisles Have Eyes: How Retailers Track Your Shopping, Strip Your Privacy, and Define Your Power by Joseph Turow is a revealing and surprising look at the ways that aggressive consumer advertising and tracking, already pervasive online, are coming to a retail store near you.  Drawing on his interviews with retail executives, analysis of trade publications, and experiences at insider industry meetings, advertising and digital studies expert Joseph Turow pulls back the curtain on these trends, showing how a new hyper-competitive generation of merchants–including Macy’s, Target, and Walmart–is already using data mining, in-store tracking, and predictive analytics to change the way we buy, undermine our privacy, and define our reputations.

Eveningland by Michael Knight is a collection of stories.  Grappling with dramas both epic and personal, from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the “unspeakable misgivings of contentment,” Eveningland captures with crystalline poeticism and perfect authenticity of place the ways in which ordinary life astounds us with its complexity.   These stories, told with economy and precision, infused with humor and pathos, excavate brilliantly the latent desires and motivations that drive life forward.  You can read reviews here and here.

 

 I’d Die for You: And Other Lost Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a collection of the last remaining unpublished and uncollected short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, edited by Anne Margaret Daniel. Fitzgerald did not design the stories in I’d Die For You as a collection. Most were submitted individually to major magazines during the 1930s and accepted for publication during Fitzgerald’s lifetime, but were never printed. Some were written as movie scenarios and sent to studios or producers, but not filmed. Others are stories that could not be sold because their subject matter or style departed from what editors expected of Fitzgerald. They date from the earliest days of Fitzgerald’s career to the last. They come from various sources, from libraries to private collections, including those of Fitzgerald’s family.

 The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy.  In this electrifying literary debut, a young woman who channels the dead for a living crosses a dangerous line when she falls in love with one of her clients, whose wife died under mysterious circumstances. A tale of desire and obsession, deceit and dark secrets that defies easy categorization, The Possessions is a seductive, absorbing page-turner that builds to a shattering, unforgettable conclusion.  You can read reviews here and here.

Bayesian Statistics in Action [electronic resource] : BAYSM 2016, Florence, Italy, June 19-21

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Published: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

Map to the stars

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Author: Matejka, Adrian, 1971- author.
Published: New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Notes from Durham’s Musical Past: Polonaises and Mazurkas on Main St.

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A look back at the legacy of the Southern Conservatory of Music

Notes from Durham’s Musical Past: Polonaises and Mazurkas on Main St.

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A look back at the legacy of the Southern Conservatory of Music

Achieving food security in China : the challenges ahead

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Author: Zhou, Zhang-Yue, author.
Published: Abingfon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

African women : early history to the 21st sentury

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Author: Sheldon, Kathleen E., 1952- author.
Published: Bloomington, Indiana, USA : Indiana University Press, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Agency, structure and the NEET policy problem : the experiences of young people

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Author: Thurlby-Campbell, Ian, author.
Published: London, UK ; N.Y., NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

America's digital army : games at work and war

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Author: Allen, Robertson, author.
Published: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Atmospheric evolution on inhabited and lifeless worlds

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Author: Catling, David (David Charles), author.
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

A breath of fresh air : biblical storytelling with prisoners

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Author: Boomershine, Amelia C., author.
Published: Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Britain's political economies : Parliament and economic life, 1660-1800

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Author: Hoppit, Julian, author.
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; NewYork, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

British politics, society and empire, 1852-1945 : essays in honour of Trevor O. Lloyd

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Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

Children, young people and care

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Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

Civil War pharmacy : a history

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Author: Flannery, Michael A., 1953- author.
Published: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

Communications and mobility : the migrant, the mobile phone, and the container box

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Author: Morley, David, 1949- author.
Published: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

A companion to Latin American cinema

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Published: Chichester, W. Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

Contemporary Logistics in China : Reformation and Perpetuation

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Published: Singapore : Springer Nature, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Corporate governance in China : the structure and management of foreign-invested enterprises under Chinese law

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Author: Pisacane, Giovanni, author.
Published: Singapore : Springer Nature, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Crafting presence : the American essay and the future of writing studies

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Author: Wallack, Nicole B., author.
Published: Logan : Utah State University Press, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE