Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Titles in the Heritage Room--May 2009

Some new titles in the Heritage Room collection include:


Lisa Knopp, Interior Places. (2008), a collection of personal essays about nature and place. Knopp's earlier books include her critically acclaimed The Nature of Home: A Lexicon and Essays (2002).

The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854. (Lincoln and London, 2008) a collection of essays edited by John R. Wunder and JoAnne M. Ross. Contributors include Wunder, Ross, James A. Rawley, and some others with connections to the University of Nebraska.

Rick Cypert, The Virtue of Suspense: The Life and Works of Charlotte Armstrong (2008). Cypert is Professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Cypert has also published a biography of Nebraska Writer Mignon Eberhart, America's Agatha Christie: Mignon Good Eberhart, Her Life and Works (2005).

David A. Taylor, Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America. (Foreword by Douglas Brinkley), 2009. This book accompanies the Smithsonian Channel documentary of the same title. It has a chapter on Nebraska writer Rudolph Umland, uses some photographs from Heritage Room collections, and references our web exhibit on the Nebraska Federal Writers' Project.


Stephanie Grace Whitson, Secrets on the Wind (2009), collects three earlier Whitson novels, Secrets on the Wind, Watchers on the Hill, and Footprints on the Horizon into one volume.

Peter Crowther, ed. We Think, Therefore We Are: 15 original tales about the nature of artificial intelligence (2009) includes the story "Three Princesses" by Nebraska writer Robert Reed.

Stephen R. Lawhead, Tuck (2009). This completes Lawhead's King Raven trilogy.

Victoria Alexander, The Virgin's Secret (2009). Another romance from best-selling author Alexander. One of these days the Heritage Room should do a display on bodice-ripping covers.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sunday, May 17th Ames Reading by Harley Jane Kozak

Former Lincoln resident Harley Jane Kozak is an actress whose film credits include Parenthood, The Favor, and Arachnophobia. She is also the author of a popular comic/mystery series featuring greeting card artist and amateur detective Wollie Shelley. Kozak's book titles include Dating Dead Men, Dating is Murder, Dead Ex, and most recently, A Date You Can't Refuse (2009). She will present the Ames Reading at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 17th.