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.

I do and I don’t : a history of marriage in the movies, by Jeanine Basinger

Call Number: PN1995.9.M3 B37 2012

Complemented by scores of movie stills and ad reproductions, a whimsical, extensively researched examination of marriage-themed movies draws on the author’s Hollywood expertise to discuss their popularity, the myriad ways marriage movies have been created and famous on-screen pairings.





American umpire, by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

Call Number: E183.7 .C595 2013

Commentators frequently call the United States an empire: occasionally a benign empire, sometimes an empire in denial, and often a destructive empire. Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman asserts instead that, because of its unusual federal structure, America has performed the role of umpire since 1776, compelling adherence to rules that gradually earned collective approval.





Middle men : stories, by Jim Gavin

Call Number: PS3607.A9845 M53 2013

Presents stories featuring men who make doomed forays into middle-class respectability in Southern California, from a high-school basketball player who aspires to a college scholarship, to a game-show production assistant who moonlights as a stand-up comedian.