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.

Mom & me & mom, by Maya Angelou

Call Number: PS3551.N464 Z46 2013

The celebrated author shares the intimate story of her relationship with her mother, relating the events that prompted her mother to send young Angela to Arkansas to live with her grandmother and the complicated fallout that shaped their family life.





Blame : its nature and norms, edited by D. Justin Coates and Neal A. Tognazzini

Call Number: BJ1535.F3 B53 2013

One mark of interpersonal relationships is a tendency to blame. But what precise evaluations and responses constitute blame? Is it most centrally a judgment, or is it an emotion, or something else? Does blame express a demand, or embody a protest, or does it simply mark an impaired relationship? What accounts for its force or sting, and how similar is it to punishment?





After Mandela : the struggle for freedom in post-apartheid South Africa / Douglas Foster

Call Number: DT1971 .F67 2012

A professor and leading authority on South Africa discusses the nation’s post-apartheid era, drawing on interviews with regular citizens, the emerging black elite, as well as the homeless and those infected with HIV.





July 1914 : countdown to war, by Sean McMeekin

Call Number: D511 .M33 2013

A revolutionary account of the genesis of World War I, July 1914 tells the gripping story of Europe’s countdown to war from the bloody opening act on June 28th to Britain’s final plunge on August 4th, showing how a single month?and a handful of men?changed the course of the twentieth century.





Part of a complete breakfast : cereal characters of the baby boom era, by Tim Hollis

Call Number: TP435.C4 H65 2012

A look at the origin and evolution of breakfast cereal advertising and its associated cartoon mascots.