Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the Thomas T. & Eleanor C. Lyons Library Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2016-2017 Academic year.
Established in 1997 in memory of Stuart J. Northrop, class of 1943, by his family, classmates and friends for library acquisitions.
Summary:From debates around the high pressures of the corporate work environment to those around the present day labor movement, discussions about work prevail in popular thinking and the media. Do the wealthiest, most powerful corporations today reward their white-collar employees with outstanding vacation and family-leave packages or exploit their workforce by demanding unreasonable hours and unrealistic goals? And how do their blue-collar employees fare? This volume will explore these questions as well as other current topics-from such rising trends as employees working from home and new discussions around “work-life balance” to reports on how the US economy has fared in the years following the “great recession.”
TW 909.03 B46US
The Usborne Internet-linked encyclopedia of world history
Summary:An illustrated encyclopedia of world history, arranged chronologically, which includes directories of web sites useful for topics, as well as links to corresponding web sites provided by Usborne Publishing.
815 R299 2015-2016
Representative American speeches, 2015-2016
Summary:Contains Primary Sources.
Lives of Roman Christian women
Summary:Contains primary source material.
Campaign trends and election law
Summary:“In the run-up to the 2016 national election, many issues involving election law have come to the fore. This volume will explore such timely topics as campaign finance and the corporate funding of elections in the aftermath of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission (2010), which opened the door to unlimited corporate and private funding of candidates in federal elections. The volume will also investigate the effects of SCOTUS’s ruling to roll back various aspects of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, allowing states to make their own election laws–including instituting voter ID laws and cancelling early voter registration–without federal oversight. Other important issues under discussion include the rise of one-party domination of state government and the subsequent, unprecedented gerrymandering of districts; the use of initiatives and referendums to mobilize political bases; and the changing uses of social media in campaigns. Articles will also examine the rise of political dissidents both inside and outside the two major parties”–Publisher description.
I’m judging you : the do-better manual
Summary:“With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I’m Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives–from the importance of the newest Shonda Rhimes television drama to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma’s wake on Facebook. With a lighthearted, razor sharp wit and a unique perspective, I’m Judging You is the handbook the world needs, doling out the hard truths and a road map for bringing some “act right” into our lives, social media, and popular culture. It is the Do-Better Manual”–
The hidden keys
Summary:Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides one clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance. Willow enlists Tancred to steal these objects from her siblings and solve the puzzle. As Tancred tracks down the treasure, he must enlist the help of Alexander von Wurfel, esteemed copyist, and fend off Willow’s heroin dealers, a young albino named “Nigger” Colby and his sidekick, Sigismund “Freud” Luxemburg, a club-footed psychopath, both of whom are eager to get their paws on this supposed pot of gold. And he must mislead Detective Daniel Mandelshtam, his most adored friend.
Summary:Felix is at the top of his game as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And brewing revenge. After 12 years revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It’s magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?
Children’s Collection B382AD
Ada Twist, scientist
Summary:Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.
Children’s Collection B72D
The dead family Diaz
Summary:Angelito Diaz is afraid of walking among the Living on the Day of the Dead, especially with his older sister, Estrellita, teasing him, but once in the Land of the Living, he quickly makes a new friend.
His bloody project : documents relating to the case of Roderick Macrae, a historical thriller
Summary:The year is 1869. After a brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands, a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae is arrested for the crime. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but the police and the courts must decide what drove him to murder the local village constable. And why did he kill his other two victims? Was he insane? Or was this the act of a man in possession of his senses? Only the persuasive powers of his advocate stand between the killer and the gallows at Inverness. In this compelling and original novel, using the words of the accused, personal testimony, transcripts from the trial and newspaper reports, Graeme Macrae Burnet tells a moving story about the provisional nature of the truth, even when the facts are plain.
Nervous conditions : a novel
Summary:“Nervous Conditions brings to the politics of decolonization theory the energy of women’s rights. By now a classic in African literature and Black women’s literature internationally, Nervous Conditions is a must for anyone wanting to understand voice, memory, and coming of age for young Black women in Africa.”–Page 4 of cover.
Children’s Collection D513LLM
Llama Llama mad at mama
Summary:A young llama wants to play but must go shopping with his mother instead, and so he gets angry and makes a mess at the store.
BRACE 305.4 D69T
Trainwreck : the women we love to hate, mock, and fear … and why
Summary:“From Mary Wollstonecraft–who, for decades after her death, was more famous for her illegitimate child and suicide attempts than for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman–to Charlotte BrontÃ«, Billie Holiday, Sylvia Plath, and even Hillary Clinton, [this book] dissects a centuries-old phenomenon and asks what it means now, in a time when we have unprecedented access to celebrities and civilians alike, and when women are pushing harder than ever against the boundaries of what it means to ‘behave'”–Amazon.com.
For the love of rivers : a scientist’s journey
Summary:“Rivers and streams supply our water and capture our imaginations. We seek the more pristine ones to fish or paddle, to hike along or simply sit and watch. But what is it we are seeing? What is essential about streams and rivers for us as humans? In For the Love of Rivers, stream ecologist Kurt Fausch draws readers across the reflective surface of streams to view and ponder what is beneath, and how they work. While celebrating their beauty and mystery, he uses his many years of experience as a field biologist to explain the underlying science connecting these aquatic ecosystems to their streamside forests and the organisms found there–including humans. For the Love of Rivers introduces readers to the life and work of Shigeru Nakano, a pioneering river ecologist who inspired other scientists around the world with his innovative research on stream-forest connections. Fausch takes readers along as he journeys to Japan, where he awakens to an unfamiliar culture, to Nakano, and his research. Nakano’s life was abruptly ended in a tragic field accident, and his death was deeply mourned. Fausch joins Japanese and American colleagues to continue Nakano’s research legacy, learn everything they can about the effects that humans have on rivers, fish, and their intricate links with riparian zones, and share this knowledge with others. More than a book about stream ecology, For the Love of Rivers is a celebration of the interconnectedness of life. It is an authoritative and accessible look at the science of rivers and streams, but it also ponders the larger questions of why rivers are important to humans, why it is in our nature to want to be near them, and what we can do now to ensure the future of these essential ecosystems”–
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Summary:A heartfelt and moving story about a deaf boy’s journey to change how others see him–both on and off the football field.
Drugs, society, & human behavior
Summary:Drugs, Society and Human Behavior provides the latest information on drug use and its effects on society as well as on the individual. Trusted for more than 40 years by both instructors and students, this authoritative resource examines drugs and drug use from a variety of perspectivesâ€”behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical. The 16th edition includes the very latest information and statistics and many new timely topics and issues have been added that are sure to pique studentsâ€™ interest and stimulate class discussion.
Five lessons : the modern fundamentals of golf
Summary:“This is his clasic book, and he wouldn’t — and didn’t — change a word of it for his new edition”–Page .
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Green Lantern : war of the Green Lanterns
Summary:A malevolent force has usurped control over all the Green Lantern power batteries, leaving the Corps powerless except for a select few members. Now it’s up to Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart, and Sinestro to regain control–but can these warriors overcome their differences in time to save the universe?
TW FICTION K619DI11
Diary of a wimpy kid : double down
Summary:Greg Heffley’s mom wants him to take a break from video games while Halloween approaches and he comes up with an idea to make a movie.
Nutshell : a novel
Summary:“Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She’s still in the marital home–a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse–but John’s not here. Instead, she’s with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy’s womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world’s master storytellers”–
Children’s Collection N37K
Ketzel, the cat who composed
Summary:“Moshe Cotel was a composer who lived in a noisy building on a noisy street in a noisy city. But Moshe didn’t mind. Everything he heard was music to his ears. One day, while out for a walk, he heard a small, sad sound that he’d never heard before. It was a tiny kitten! “Come on, little Ketzel,” Moshe said, “I will take you home and we will make beautiful music together.” And they did–in a most surprising way. Inspired by a true story, LeslÃ©a Newman and Amy June Bates craft an engaging tale of a creative man and the beloved cat who brings unexpected sweet notes his way.”–Amazon website.
The sympathizer : [a novel]
Summary:Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life in 1975 Los Angeles.
The unraveling of Mercy Louis : a novel
Summary:In Port Sabine, the air is thick with oil, superstition reigns, and dreams hang on making a winning play. All eyes are on Mercy Louis, the star of the championship girls’ basketball team. Mercy seems destined for greatness, but the road out of town is riddled with obstacles. There is her grandmother, Evelia, a strict evangelical who has visions of an imminent Rapture and sees herself as the keeper of Mercy’s virtue. There are the cryptic letters from Charmaine, the mother who abandoned Mercy at birth. And then there’s Travis, the boy who shakes the foundation of her faith. At the periphery of Mercy’s world floats team manager Illa Stark, a lonely wallflower whose days are spent caring for a depressed mother crippled in a refinery accident. Like the rest of the town, Illa is spellbound by Mercy’s beauty and talent, but a note discovered in Mercy’s gym locker reveals that her life may not be as perfect as it appears. The last day of school brings the disturbing discovery, and as summer unfolds and the police investigate, every girl becomes a suspect. When Mercy collapses on the opening night of the season, Evelia prophesies that she is only the first to fall, and soon, other girls are afflicted by the mysterious condition, sending the town into a tailspin, and bringing Illa and Mercy together in an unexpected way.
Small great things : a novel
Summary:“A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby requests that their nurse be reassigned – they are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into a courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other’s lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear”–
Children’s Collection R85W
When Penny met POTUS
Summary:Penny knows that her mother works for somebody called the POTUS, but she does not know what that means, and the odd name seems to her to imply some kind of friendly monster.
Children’s Collection SA56J
Summary:What is it like to have to leave everything behind and travel many miles to somewhere unfamiliar and strange? A mother and her two children set out on such a journey; one filled with fear of the unknown, but also great hope. Based on the author’s interactions with people forced to seek a new home, and told from the perspective of a young child.
Today will be different : a novel
Summary:Eleanor knows she’s a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won’t swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action, life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother’s company. It’s also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office — but not Eleanor — that he’s on vacation. Just when it seems like things can’t go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret. A hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living.
BRACE 306.76 SH52T
Trans* ally workbook : getting pronouns right & what it teaches us about gender
Summary:“Do you want to be a good ally to the trans* community (or to a particular trans* person in your life), but find yourself struggling to use the right pronouns? It’s the most basic way to demonstrate respect for trans* people, yet so many well-meaning allies struggle to get it right. Trans* Ally Workbook: Getting Pronouns Right and What it Teaches Us About Gender is an accessible, nuanced, and thorough guide that will help you transform your good intentions into respectful actions. It includes fun and meaningful exercises to retrain your brain so that you can consistently and easily call people the pronouns they want to be called. Along the way, you’ll gain valuable insight into how you think about gender.” — Publisher’s description.
One tech action : a quick-and-easy guide to getting started using productivity Apps and websites for busy professionals
Summary:Empowers non-techie, busy professionals to easily take advantage of technology to multiply their efforts at home and work, increase efficiency, and spend more time with the people who matter the most to them.
Children’s Collection W67315F
Four feet, two sandals
Summary:Two young Afghani girls living in a refugee camp in Pakistan share a precious pair of sandals brought by relief workers. Includes author’s note about refugees.
Children’s Collection Y78W
What to do with a box
Summary:“Jane Yolen poetically reminds young readers that a simple box can be a child’s most imaginative plaything as artist Chris Sheban illustrates its myriad and magical uses”–