Recent Acquisitions - Browsing Collection

Recent additions to Skillman Library's browsing collection of new fiction and works of general interest.

Each month Skillman Library adds about 50 volumes to the Browsing Collection. The collection consists of new fiction and works of general interest in all subjects, and is shelved in the Drinkhouse Reading Room on the main level of the Library.

This page is updated periodically to reflect recent additions to the collection. For a list of all books currently available in the Browsing Collection, check the Library Catalog.

Additions to the collection, February 14, 2017 update:

150 years of Obamacare / Daniel E. Dawes ; foreword by David Satcher, MD, PhD, 16th US Surgeon General.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
RA395.A3 D386 2016.
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The abridged history of rainfall / Jay Hopler.
San Francisco : McSweeney's, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PS3608.O658 A6 2016.
Full Catalog Record.

Against purity : living ethically in compromised times / Alexis Shotwell.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2016.
BJ1533.P97 S56 2016.
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American cake : from colonial gingerbread to classic layer, the stories and recipes behind more than 125 of our best-loved cakes from past to present / Anne Byrn.
Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
TX771 .B968 2016.
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American philosophy : a love story / John Kaag.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
B851 .K33 2016.
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The angel of history : a novel / Rabih Alameddine.
New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PS3551.L215 A83 2016.
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Assassination generation : video games, aggression, and the psychology of killing / Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, and Kristine Paulsen, with Katie Miserany.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
HQ784 G76 2016.
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Bellevue : three centuries of medicine and mayhem at America's most storied hospital / David Oshinsky.
New York : Doubleday, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
RA982.N52 45 2016.
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Bernie / by Ted Rall.
New York ; Oakland : Seven Stories Press, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
E840.8.S26 R35 2016.
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Beyond the Northlands : Viking voyages and the Old Norse sagas / Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough.
Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
DL65 .B37 2016.
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Birth of a dream weaver : a writer's awakening / Ngugi wa Thiong{u02BC}o.
New York : The New Press, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PR9381.9.N45 Z46 2016.
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Black Elk : the life of an American visionary / Joe Jackson.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
E99.O3 J33 2016.
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Black ops advertising : native ads, content marketing, and the covert world of the digital sell / Mara Einstein.
New York : OR Books, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
HF5811 .E36 2016.
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Bresson on Bresson : interviews, 1943-1983 / Robert Bresson ; edited by Mylène Bresson ; translated from the French by Anna Moschovakis ; preface by Pascal Mérigeau.
New York : New York Review Books, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PN1998.3.B755 A5 2016.
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Building relationships : online dating and the new logics of internet culture / Dawn Shepherd.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
HQ801.82 .S534 2016.
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Chaos : a Scarpetta novel / Patricia Cornwell.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PS3553.O692 C47 2016.
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Chow chop suey : food and the Chinese American journey / Anne Mendelson.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2016].
TX724.5.C5 M376 2016.
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Divorce is in the air / Gonzalo Torné ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PQ6720.O764 D5813 2016.
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Eight flavors : the untold story of American cuisine / Sarah Lohman.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
TX715 .L795 2016.
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Family of earth : a Southern mountain childhood / Wilma Dykeman ; foreword by Robert Morgan.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PS3554.Y5 Z46 2016.
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The feud : Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the end of a beautiful friendship / Alex Beam.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PS3527.A15 Z615 2016.
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The flame bearer : a novel / Bernard Cornwell.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PR6053.O75 F52 2016.
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Forty autumns : a family's story of courage and survival on both sides of the Berlin Wall / Nina Willner.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016].
DD281.5 .W56 2016.
Full Catalog Record.

The future we want : radical ideas for a new century / edited by Sarah Leonard and Bhaskar Sunkara.
New York , New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
HN59.2 .F89 2016.
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The gardens of consolation / Parisa Reza ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter.
New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2016.
PQ3979.3.R49 G37 2016.
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The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars / Dava Sobel.
New York, New York : Viking, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
QB34.5 .S63 2016.
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Grape, olive, pig : deep travels through Spain's food culture / by Matt Goulding ; edited by Nathan Thornburgh ; designed by Doulgas Hughmanick.
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
GT2853.S7 G68 2016.
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The ground has shifted : the future of the Black church in post-racial America / Walter Earl Fluker.
New York : New York University Press, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
BR563.N4 F58 2016.
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A hero of France : a novel / Alan Furst.
New York : Random House, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PS3556.U76 H47 2016.
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In her skin : growing up trans : a young adult novel / Trina Sotira.
Chicago, IL : MuseWrite Press ; [2016].
PS3619.O857 I56 2016.
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Infidels : a novel / Abdellah Taïa ; translated by Alison L. Strayer.
New York : Seven Stories Press, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PQ3989.2.T27 I6413 2016.
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Island of the mad : a novel / Laurie Sheck.
Berkeley : Counterpoint, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
PS3569.H3917 I77 2017.
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Island people : the Caribbean and the world / Joshua Jelly-Schapiro.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
F2169 .J45 2016.
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Iza's ballad / Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes.
New York, NY : New York Review of Books, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PH3351.S592 P513 2016.
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Julius Chambers : a life in the legal struggle for civil rights / Richard A. Rosen & Joseph Mosnier.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
KF373.C3883 R67 2016.
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Knowledge games : how playing games can solve problems, create insight, and make change / Karen Schrier.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
GV1201.37 .S37 2016.
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The Lake District murder / John Bude ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards.
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2016.
PR6003.U185 L35 2016.
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Life in the dark : illuminating biodiversity in the shadowy haunts of planet earth / Danté Fenolio.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
QH546 .F46 2016.
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Moonglow : a novel / Michael Chabon.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PS3553.H15 M96 2016.
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The Moravian night : a story / Peter Handke ; translated from the German by Krishna Winston.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016 (translation), ©2008.
PT2668.A5 M6713 2016.
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My Katherine Mansfield project / Kirsty Gunn.
London : Notting Hill Editions, 2015.
PS3557.U4864 M9 2015.
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My lost poets : a life in poetry / Philip Levine ; edited by Edward Hirsch.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PS3562.E9 A6 2016.
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Naming thy name : cross talk in Shakespeare's sonnets / Elaine Scarry.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
PR2848 .S33 2016.
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No man's land / David Baldacci.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PS3552.A446 N6 2016.
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Of all that ends / Günter Grass ; translated by Breon Mitchell.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
PT2613.R338 V5813 2016.
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Other minds : the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness / Peter Godfrey-Smith.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
QM451 .G58 2016.
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Our revolution : a future to believe in / Bernie Sanders.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
E840.8.S26 A3 2016.
Full Catalog Record.

Prince Lestat and the realms of Atlantis / Anne Rice.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
PS3568.I265 P755 2016.
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Protecting the planet : environmental champions from conservation to climate change / Budd Titlow & Mariah Tinger.
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
GE180 .T57 2016.
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Rasputin : faith, power, and the twilight of the Romanovs / Douglas Smith.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
DK254.R3 S66 2016.
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The return of Munchausen / Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky ; translated from the Russian by Joanne Turnbull with Nikolai Formozov.
New York : New York Review Books, [2016].
PG3476.K782 V6913 2016.
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Saving Hamlet / Molly Booth.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PZ7.1.B668 Sav 2016.
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Scurvy : the disease of discovery / Jonathan Lamb ; with a coda written by James May and Fiona Harrison.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
RC627.S36 L36 2017.
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Scythe / Neal Shusterman.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PZ7.S55987 Scy 2016.
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Selected poems 1968-2014 / Paul Muldoon.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
PR6063.U367 A6 2016b.
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Solomon D. Butcher : photographing the American dream / [edited by] John E. Carter ; with a new afterword by the author.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016].
TR660 .B88 2016.
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The spy : a novel / Paulo Coelho ; translated from the Portuguese by Zoë Perry.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
PQ9698.13.O3546 E8713 2016.
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Swing time / Zadie Smith.
New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
PR6069.M59 S95 2016.
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Trespassing across America : one man's epic, never-done-before (and sort of illegal) hike across the heartland / Ken Ilgunas.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
GV199.44.N654 I54 2016.
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The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds / Michael Lewis.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
QP360.5 .L49 2017.
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The unknown huntsman / Jean-Michel Fortier ; translated from the French by Katherine Hastings.
Montreal, Quebec : QC Fiction, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PQ2605.A3734 F67 2016.
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The vanquished : why the First World War failed to end / Robert Gerwarth.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
D523 .G478 2016.
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Victoria / Daisy Goodwin.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PR6107.O6625 V53 2016.
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A voice in the night / Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PQ4863.A3894 V6413 2016.
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Whatever happened to interracial love? : stories / Kathleen Collins.
New York, NY : Ecco, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PS3551.O47485 W54 2016.
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The whole town's talking : a novel / Fannie Flagg.
New York : Random House, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PS3556.L62 W52 2016.
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A woman looking at men looking at women : essays on art, sex, and the mind / Siri Hustvedt.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
PS3558.U813 A6 2016.
Full Catalog Record.

Wonderland : how play made the modern world / Steven Johnson.
New York  : Riverhead Books, 2016.
GV1200 .J64 2016.
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The world of Edena / written and illustrated by Jean "Moebius" Giraud.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2016.
PN6747.G5 M64 2016.
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Writing to save a life : the Louis Till file / John Edgar Wideman.
New York : Scribner, 2016. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
D810.N4 W49 2016.
Full Catalog Record.