Featured New Books

Here are a few featured  selections from our most recent shipment of new books. These books are located on the new book wall on the second floor and may be checked out at the second floor desk or at the fourth floor circulation desk. If our copy is checked out, use the link to the ALICE catalog and try repeating your search in OhioLINK to find another copy of the book.

Harvest, by Jim Crace

Call Number: PR6053.R228 H37 2013

A stable fire in a remote English village leads to disputes between newcomers who are wrongly accused and long-term residents who refuse to believe one of their own could be responsible.




The twelve tribes of Hattie, by Ayana Mathis

Call Number: PS3613.A82847 T76 2012

Traces the story of Great Migration-era mother Hattie Shepherd, who in spite of poverty and a dysfunctional husband uses love and Southern remedies to raise nine children and prepare them for the realities of a harsh world.



Vampires in the lemon grove : stories, by Karen Russell

Call Number: PS3618.U755 V36 2013

Six short stories with subjects ranging from a dejected teenager who discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left behind in a seagull’s nest to two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove who try helplessly to slake their thirst for blood.



What’s wrong with fat? by Abigail Saguy

Call Number: RA645.O23 S24 2013

The United States, we are told, is facing an obesity epidemic–a “battle of the bulge” of not just national, but global proportions–that requires drastic and immediate action. Experts in the media, medical science, and government alike are scrambling to find answers. What or who is responsible for this fat crisis, and what can we do to stop it? How has fatness come to be understood as a public health crisis at all? Why, has the view of “fat” as a problem–a symptom of immorality, a medical pathology, a public health epidemic–come to dominate more positive framings of weight–as consistent with health, beauty, or a legitimate rights claim–in public discourse?