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Books in the News

Books in the News 

After the Beginning of the New Year Books in the News will be released on the 1st and 3rd Thursday a month.

Highlights from the New Book Shelves 

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Michael Benson

Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece 


Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the film by telling how director Stanley Kubrick and author Arthur C. Clarke created it.  

Amada Armenta

Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement 


Examines immigration enforcement policy in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 2007 and 2012, before the current administration’s crackdown.  Nashville took part in an immigration enforcement program and identified more than 10,000 immigrants for deportation, as local politicians, state law, and police worked together. 


Domenico Bertoloni Meli

Visualizing Disease: The Art and History of Pathological Illustrations

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The subtitle pretty much covers it. Heavily illustrated with many in color

Andrew Ervin

Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World

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Seeks to help us understand the explosive popularity of video games. Examines the history of video games, from the 1950s to the present, and suggests that their appeal is due to the sense of creativity the games give to their players.


Christopher Frayling

Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years

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Celebrates the two hundredth birthday of Frankenstein by tracing the journey of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein from a limited edition publication to the core of contemporary culture. Includes facsimile of the earliest-known manuscript version of the creation scene, as well as color illustrations of book jackets and movie posters.


Please check back every  1st and 3rd Thursday to see what's new!


Five Books On a Specific Year

Note:  Five Books on is based on a feature from Choice.  We list five books in the Hiram College Library collection on a topic of interest as a quick start on that topic.  Have a topic you would like to see covered?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Selected Book Reviews


NPR: Books

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Book List

 New York Times Sunday Book Review

New York Review of Books

Kirkus Review of Books

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Book Award Winners

 award winners


Adult Book Award Winners

Man Booker Prize

PEN/Faulkner Award

PEN/Hemingway Award

Bancroft Prizes

Ohioana Book Awards

Nobel Prize in Literature

Pulitzer Prizes

National Book Awards

Anisfeld-Wolf Book Awards

National Book Awards

Agatha Awards

Edgar Awards

Hugo Awards

Nebula Awards

National Book Critics Circle Awards

Children's Book Award Winners

Newbery Medal

Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Michael L. Printz Awards

Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Schneider Family Book Award

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards



Book Blogs & Websites


Book Riot

Center for the Book


The Literary Hub

Los Angeles Review of Books

The Millions



The Page-Turner

The Paris Review Daily



Essays and reproductions chronicle the turbulent 1930s by looking at 50 paintings.  Includes works by by such artists as Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Stuart Davis.

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