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The Bonanza King, John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West – New Title Tuesday

According to OxfordDictionaries.com, the term bonanza is defined as a situation which creates a sudden increase in wealth, good fortune, or profits.  So, this is not to confuse this week’s New Title Tuesday selection with a popular television western. The Bonanza King, John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West by Gregory… Continue reading The Bonanza King, John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West – New Title Tuesday

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Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell – New Title Tuesday

Before I saw this title, Just the Funny Parts . . . And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club, I had no idea who Nell Scovell was.  But, I’ve certainly watched most of the shows she’s written for. Publisher’s Summary:  You’ve almost certainly laughed at Scovell’s jokes—you just didn’t know it until now. Just… Continue reading Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell – New Title Tuesday

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The Line Becomes A River, by Francisco Cantú – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday, The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú, is timely, humanistic, and at times bucolic and savage.  It’s one part whispered confession and one part academic instruction. Publisher’s Summary: For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in… Continue reading The Line Becomes A River, by Francisco Cantú – New Title Tuesday

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The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish – New Title Tuesday

It took luck to get my hands on a Library copy of  The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish because it is very much in demand.  This week’s New Title Tuesday selection is not only a story of a survivor of emotional and physical abuse, but a testament to the philosophy that a person can survive… Continue reading The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish – New Title Tuesday

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The Annotated African American Folktales by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday, The Annotated African American Folktales by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar is a treasure trove of stories, a history lesson on the politics of the African American folklore, and a study of the literary traits and elements that distinguish the various types of these important oral narratives. Publisher’s Summary:  These nearly 150… Continue reading The Annotated African American Folktales by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar – New Title Tuesday

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A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age By Emmy J. Favilla – New Title Tuesday

It is no secret that language, music, art, and all creative forms of personal expression are the result of following and disregarding rules.  If it weren’t the case, we’d still be listening to madrigals and comfortably reading and speaking Latin.  So, naturally I was drawn to A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in… Continue reading A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age By Emmy J. Favilla – New Title Tuesday

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The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks – New Title Tuesday

The New Title Tuesday pick for this holiday week is The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks – a familiar author of The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat and Awakenings. Publisher’s Summary:  A collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks’s passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time,… Continue reading The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks – New Title Tuesday