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. For a list of all books currently available in the Browsing Collection, check the Library Catalog.

This page is updated periodically. This update: 24 August 2017

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  • The accomplished guest : stories / Ann Beattie.
    New York : Scribner, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PS3552.E177 A6 2017.
  • American eclipse : a nation’s epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world / David Baron.
    New York, N.Y. : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2017].
    Q127.U6 B2755 2017.
  • The American idea of home : conversations about architecture and design / Bernard Friedman ; foreword by Meghan Daum.
    Austin : University of Texas Press, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    NA705 .F75 2017.
  • The answers / Catherine Lacey.
    New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PS3612.A335 A85 2017.
  • Ants among elephants : an untouchable family and the making of modern India / Sujatha Gidla.
    New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    DS422.C3 G54 2017.
  • The art of death : writing the final story / Edwidge Danticat.
    Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PN56.D4 D36 2017.
  • The awkward thoughts of W. Kamau Bell : tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, heterosexual, cisgender, left-leaning, asthmatic, Black and proud blerd, mama’s boy, dad, and stand-up comedian / W. Kamau Bell.
    New York : Dutton, [2017].
    PN2287.B414 A3 2017.
  • Beast : a novel / Paul Kingsnorth.
    Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2017].
    PR6111.I63 B43 2017.
  • The Bedlam stacks / Natasha Pulley.
    New York : Bloomsbury, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PR6116.U45 B45 2017.
  • The birth of the Anthropocene / Jeremy Davies.
    Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
    GE149 .D38 2016.
  • Black Moses / Alain Mabanckou ; translated by Helen Stevenson.
    New York : The New Press, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PQ3989.2.M217 P4813 2017.
  • Blind spot / Teju Cole ; foreword by Siri Hustvedt.
    New York : Random House, [2017].
    TR790 .C65 2017.
  • Boundless / Jillian Tamaki.
    [Montréal, Québec] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.
    PN6733.T35 B68 2017.
  • A boy in winter / Rachel Seiffert.
    New York : Pantheon Books, [2017].
    PR6069.E345 B69 2017.
  • The chalk artist : a novel / Allegra Goodman.
    New York : The Dial Press, [2017].
    PS3557.O5829 C47 2017.
  • The changeling : a novel / Victor LaValle.
    New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2017].
    PS3562.A8458 C48 2017.
  • Cockfosters : stories / Helen Simpson.
    New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
    PR6069.I4226 A6 2017.
  • The color of law : a forgotten history of how our government segregated America / Richard Rothstein.
    New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017].
    E185.61 .R8185 2017.
  • Compass / Mathias Énard ; translated by Charlotte Mandell.
    New York : New Directions, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PQ2705.N273 B6813 2017.
  • The cooking gene : a journey through African-American culinary history in the Old South / Michael W. Twitty.
    New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].
    E185.89.F66 T95 2017.
  • The dark dark : stories / Samantha Hunt.
    New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PS3608.U585 A6 2017.
  • Debths / Susan Howe.
    New York, NY : New Directions Publishing, 2017.
    PS3558.O893 A6 2017.
  • Designing motion : automotive designers 1890-1990 / Markus Caspers ; [translation: Hartwin Busch].
    Basel : Birkhäuser, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
    TL139 .C3713 2016.
  • Documents that changed the way we live / Joseph Janes.
    Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2017.
    CB245 .J343 2017.
  • A doll for throwing : poems / Mary Jo Bang.
    Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PS3552.A47546 A6 2017.
  • Eat this poem : a literary feast of recipes inspired by poetry / Nicole Gulotta.
    Boulder : Roost Books, 2017.
    TX714 .G8555 2017.
  • A fine mess : a global quest for a simpler, fairer, and more efficient tax system / T.R. Reid.
    New York : Penguin Press, 2017. PUBLISHER = 2017.
    HJ2381 .R45 2017.
  • The Flintstones. Vol. 1 / Mark Russell, writer ; Steve Pugh, artist ; Chris Chuckry, colorist ; Dave Sharpe, letterer ; Steve Pugh, collection cover artist.
    Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017].
    PN6728.F569 R87 2017.
  • Food and power in Hawaiʻi : visions of food democracy / edited by Aya Hirata Kimura and Krisnawati Suryanata.
    Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2016].
    HD9007.H3 F66 2016.
  • The furthest station / Ben Aaronovitch.
    Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PR6101.A276 F87 2017.
  • Golden Hill : a novel of old New York / Francis Spufford.
    New York, NY : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
    PR6119.P84 G65 2017.
  • Gork, the teenage dragon / by Gabe Hudson.
    New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
    PS3608.U345 G67 2017.
  • Grace : a novel / Paul Lynch.
    New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PR6112.Y534 G73 2017.
  • Grief cottage : a novel / Gail Godwin.
    New York : Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
    PS3557.O315 G75 2017.
  • Hello, Sunshine : a novel / Laura Dave.
    New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PS3604.A938 H45 2017.
  • A house among the trees / Julia Glass.
    New York : Pantheon Books, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PS3607.L37 H68 2017.
  • How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS / David France.
    New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
    RA643.84.N7 F73 2016.
  • Hunger : a memoir of (my) body / Roxane Gay.
    New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    BF697.5.B63 G39 2017.
  • I was told to come alone : my journey behind the lines of jihad / Souad Mekhennet.
    New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    HV6433.I722 I8562 2017.
  • The imagineers of war : the untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world / Sharon Weinberger.
    New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
    U394.A75 W45 2017.
  • Inside the Clinton White House : an oral history / Russell L. Riley.
    New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
    E886 .R55 2016.
  • Islamic exceptionalism : how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world / Shadi Hamid.
    New York : Saint Martin’s Griffin, 2017.
    BP173.7 .H3554 2017.
  • The Israeli republic : Jalal Al-e Ahmad, Islam, and the Jewish state / Jalal Al-e Ahmad and Simin Daneshvar ; translated from the Persian by Samuel Thrope, with essays by Samuel Thrope and Bernard Avishai.
    Brooklyn, New York : Restless Books, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    DS107.4 .A26 2017.
  • Jane Welsh Carlyle and her Victorian world : a story of love, work, friendship, and marriage / Kathy Chamberlain.
    New York, NY : Overlook Duckworth, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PR4419.C5 C43 2017.
  • The Kelloggs : the battling brothers of Battle Creek / Howard Markel.
    New York : Pantheon Books, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    F574.B2 M36 2017.
  • A kind of freedom : a novel / Margaret Wilkerson Sexton.
    Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2017.
    PS3619.E9838 K56 2017.
  • Like a fading shadow / Antonio Muñoz Molina ; translated from the Spanish by Camilo A. Ramirez.
    New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PQ6663.U4795 C6613 2017.
  • Little sister / Barbara Gowdy.
    Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PR9199.3.G658 L58 2017.
  • Live from Cairo : a novel / Ian Bassingthwaighte.
    New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PS3602.A8492 L59 2017.
  • Living with the living dead : the wisdom of the zombie apocalypse / Greg Garrett.
    New York : Oxford University Press, [2017].
    GR581 .G37 2017.
  • The locals : a novel / Jonathan Dee.
    New York : Random House, [2017].
    PS3554.E355 L63 2017.
  • Madame Zero : 9 stories / Sarah Hall.
    New York, NY : Custom House, [2017].
    PR6108.A49 A6 2017.
  • Making rent in Bed-Stuy : a memoir of trying to make it in New York City / Brandon Harris.
    New York : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PN1998.3.H36875 A3 2017.
  • ¡Manteca! : an anthology of Afro-Latin@ poets / edited by Melissa Castillo-Garsow.
    Houston, Texas : Arte Público Press, [2017].
    PQ7084 .M244 2017.
  • The ministry of utmost happiness / Arundhati Roy.
    New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PR9499.3.R59 M56 2017.
  • Motherest : a novel / Kristen Iskandrian.
    New York : Twelve, 2017.
    PS3609.S52 M68 2017.
  • Moving kings : a novel / Joshua Cohen.
    New York : Random House, [2017].
    PS3553.O42434 M68 2017.
  • Mrs. Fletcher : a novel / Tom Perrotta.
    New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PS3566.E6948 M77 2017.
  • Murder in Saint-Germain / Cara Black.
    New York, NY : Soho Press, Inc., [2017].
    PS3552.L297 M7988 2017.
  • New people / Danzy Senna.
    New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.
    PS3569.E618 N49 2017.
  • No country for Jewish liberals / Larry Derfner.
    Charlottesville, Virginia : Just World Books, an imprint of Just World Publishing, LLC, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
    DS113.8.A4 D47 2017.
  • No one can pronounce my name : a novel / Rakesh Satyal.
    New York : Picador, 2017.
    PS3619.A8228 N6 2017.
  • On the trail of Ebola : my life as a virus hunter / Guido van der Groen ; [translation by Mark Swanepoel].
    Tielt, Belgium : Lannoo Publishers, [2016]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
    RC140.5 .G76 2016.
  • Option B : facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy / Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant.
    New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    BF575.G7 S256 2017.
  • Our grandchildren redesigned : life in the bioengineered society of the near future / Michael Bess.
    Boston : Beacon Press, [2015]. PUBLISHER = ©2015.
    R856 .B44 2015.
  • Out in the open / Jesús Carrasco ; translated by Margaret Jull Costa.
    New York : Riverhead Books, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2015.
    PQ6703.A755 I4813 2017.
  • Peppers of the Americas : the remarkable capsicums that forever changed flavor / Maricel E. Presilla ; photographs by Romulo Yanes ; botanical illustrations by Julio J. Figueroa.
    New York : Lorena Jones Books\an imprint of Ten Speed Press, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    SB307.P4 P74 2017.
  • Perennials : a novel / Mandy Berman.
    New York : Random House, [2017].
    PS3602.E75864 P47 2017.
  • Policing the Black man : arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment / edited and with an introduction by Angela J. Davis.
    New York : Pantheon Books, [2017].
    HV9950 .P64 2017.
  • Prelude to the Dust Bowl : drought in the nineteenth-century southern plains / Kevin Z. Sweeney.
    Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2016].
    QC929.27.S68 S94 2016.
  • Queen of bebop : the musical lives of Sarah Vaughan / Elaine M. Hayes.
    New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    ML420.V3 H39 2017.
  • Quiet until the thaw / Alexandra Fuller.
    New York, New York : Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PS3606.U49 Q54 2017.
  • The reason you’re alive : a novel / Matthew Quick.
    New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].
    PS3617.U535 R43 2017b.
  • Refuge : a novel / Dina Nayeri.
    New York, New York : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PS3622.I457 R44 2017.
  • The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. / Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland.
    New York, NY : William Morrow, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PS3569.T3868 R57 2017.
  • The saints of rattlesnake mountain / Don Waters.
    Reno, Nevada : University of Nevada Press, [2017].
    PS3623.A8688 A6 2017.
  • Salad for president : a cookbook inspired by artists / Julia Sherman ; illustrated by Joana Avillez.
    New York : Abrams, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
    TX807 .S476 2016.
  • The seventh function of language / Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor.
    New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PQ2702.I57 S4713 2017.
  • Shake it up : great American writing on rock and pop from Elvis to Jay Z / edited by Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar.
    New York, N.Y. : Library of America, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    ML3534 .S458 2017.
  • So much things to say : the oral history of Bob Marley / text and photographs by Roger Steffens ; introduction by Linton Kwesi Johnson.
    New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    ML420.M3313 S77 2017.
  • Social machines : the coming collision of artificial intelligence, social networking, and humanity / James Hendler, Alice M. Mulvehill.
    [Place of publication not identified] : Apress, [2016]. PUBLISHER = New York, NY : Springer Science + Business Media New York. PUBLISHER = ©2016.
    QA76.76.I58 H46 2016.
  • Stay with me / A`̦yobámi Adébá`̦yo.
    Edinburgh : Canongate Books Ltd., 2017.
    PR9387.9.A319 S73 2017b.
  • The strange case of the alchemist’s daughter / Theodora Goss.
    London ; Sydney ; New York : Saga Press, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PS3607.O8544 S77 2017.
  • A surprised queenhood in the new Black sun : the life & legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks / Angela Jackson.
    Boston : Beacon Press, [2017].
    PS3503.R7244 Z685 2017.
  • Swimming home : a novel / Mary-Rose MacColl.
    New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2015.
    PR9619.3.M23 S95 2017.
  • Too fat, too slutty, too loud : the rise and reign of the unruly woman / Anne Helen Petersen.
    New York, New York : Plume, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    HQ1421 .P485 2017.
  • Toxic inequality : how America’s wealth gap destroys mobility, deepens the racial divide, & threatens our future / Thomas M. Shapiro.
    New York, NY : Basic Books, [2017].
    HC110.P6 S43 2017.
  • Trophy : a novel / Steffen Jacobsen ; translated from the Danish by Charlotte Barslund.
    New York, NY : Arcade Publishing, 2017.
    PT8177.2.A34 T7613 2017.
  • Two nights : a novel / Kathy Reichs.
    New York : Bantam Books, [2017].
    PS3568.E476345 T96 2017.
  • The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II / Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.
    New York : Random House, [2017].
    D810.W7 A5313 2017.
  • Visitations : stories / Lee Upton.
    Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2017].
    PS3571.P46 A6 2017.
  • We crossed a bridge and it trembled : voices from Syria / Wendy Pearlman.
    New York, NY : Custom House, [2017].
    DS98.6 .P43 2017.
  • The weight of ink / Rachel Kadish.
    Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PS3561.A358 W45 2017.
  • What she ate : six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories / Laura Shapiro.
    New York, New York : Viking, [2017].
    CT105 .S465 2017.
  • The Wildling sisters / Eve Chase.
    New York, New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017].
    PR6103.H45 W55 2017.
  • The windfall : a novel / Diksha Basu.
    New York : Crown, [2017]. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    PR9499.4.B378 W56 2017.
  • Woolly : the true story of the quest to revive one of history’s most iconic extinct creatures / Ben Mezrich ; epilogue by Dr. George Church ; afterword by Stewart Brand.
    New York : Atria Books, 2017. PUBLISHER = ©2017.
    QE882.P8 M49 2017.
  • Write no matter what : advice for academics / Joli Jensen.
    Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
    LB2369 .J46 2017.
  • Zebra stripes / Tim Caro.
    Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
    QL737.U62 C38 2016.