Frank Hartley, Jr. Memorial Fund

Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the Frank Hartley, Jr. Memorial Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2017-2018 Academic year.

This fund also supported the electronic resources Fulltext Finder and LibAnswers.



  • 305.42 B32W
    Beard, Mary
    Women & power : a manifesto
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Two essays connect the past with the present, tracing the history of misogyny to its ancient roots and examining the pitfalls of gender.


  • FICTION W213SI
    Ward, Jesmyn
    Sing, unburied, sing : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"A searing and profound Southern odyssey by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award-winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward gives us an epochal story, a journey through Mississippi’s past and present that is both an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle. Ward is a major American writer, multiply awarded and universally lauded, and in Sing, Unburied, Sing she is at the height of her powers. Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she’s high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man. When the white father of Leonie’s children is released from prison, she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, on a journey rife with danger and promise. Sing, Unburied, Sing grapples with the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power, and limitations, of the bonds of family. Rich with Ward’s distinctive, musical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing is a majestic new work and an essential contribution to American literature"–,"A searing and profound Southern odyssey through Mississippi’s past and present"–


  • 942.05 B67P
    Borman, Tracy
    The private lives of the Tudors : uncovering the secrets of Britain’s greatest dynasty
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:An examination behind the public faces of the Tudor monarchs draws on material from their most intimate courtiers to illuminate details about their private worlds, from what they ate and the clothes they wore to how they were treated while sick.


  • 942.05 L47K
    Lipscomb, Suzannah
    The king is dead : the last will and testament of Henry VIII
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"Henry’s will is one of the most intriguing and contested documents in British history. Historians have disagreed over its intended meaning, its authenticity and validity, and the circumstances of its creation. As well as examining the background to the drafting of the will and describing Henry’s last days, Suzannah Lipscomb offers her own … interpretation of one of the most significant constitutional documents of the Tudor period"–,Contains primary source material.


  • 971 L32
    #NotYourPrincess : voices of Native American women
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible."–


  • FICTION B4368IM
    Benjamin, Chloe
    The immortalists : a novel
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children–four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness–sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in ’80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.


  • FICTION B8121OR
    Brown, Dan
    Origin
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, is in Spain for the unveiling of billionaire Edmond Kirsch’s major discovery. But when the controversial presentation erupts into chaos, Langdon sets out to unlock Kirsch’s secret."– |c Provided by publisher.


  • FICTION F495W
    Finn, A. J.
    The woman in the window : a novel
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . . Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.


  • FICTION H373SU
    Hemingway, Ernest
    The sun also rises
    Publication Year:2006
    Summary:"The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters : Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bull-fighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.


  • FICTION M4592B
    Mbue, Imbolo
    Behold the dreamers : a novel
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:2007. Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son.Working as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers, he displays the punctuality, discretion, and loyalty that Edwards demands. Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons means a brighter future– until Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades. As the financial world threatens to collapse, the Jongas become desperate. And as their marriage threatens to fall apart, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.


  • FICTION ST894AN
    Strout, Elizabeth
    Anything is possible
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others. Here are two sisters: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother’s happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton, the author’s celebrated New York Times bestseller) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence. Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout’s place as one of America’s most respected and cherished authors"–Amazon.com.


  • 615 K86T
    Textbook of drug design and discovery
    Publication Year:2010


  • 305.48 J37T
    Jerkins, Morgan
    This will be my undoing : living at the Intersection of black, female, and feminist in (white) America
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:In her collection of linked essays, Jerkins takes on perhaps one of the most provocative contemporary topics: What does it mean to "be"– to live as, to exist as– a black woman today? Doubly disenfranchised by race and gender, often deprived of a place within the mostly white mainstream feminist movement, black women are objectified, silenced, and marginalized with devastating consequences, in ways both obvious and subtle, that are rarely acknowledged in our country’s larger discussion about inequality. Jerkins exposes the social, cultural, and historical story of black female oppression that influences the black community as well as the white, male-dominated world at large.

Broderick Haskell Fund


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