Here are a few of the newest books on our shelves, as recommended by Collections Librarian, Simon Gallo:
Greece: A Jewish History by K.E. Fleming — The first comprehensive, English-language history of Greek Jews and the only history that includes material on their diaspora in Israel and the United States.
Thelonius Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original by Robin D.G. Kelley — “Every step of Monk’s musical journey is teased out in meticulous detail, from his childhood lessons to his groundbreaking half-year run headlining at New York’s Five Spot, along with behind-the-scenes tories from recording sessions for classic albums like Brilliant Corners and Monk’s Music.” —Publishers Weekly
A Reader on Reading by Alberto Manguel — In this collection of essays, author, translator, and essayist Manguel argues that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species. “Essays of this quality are worth reading, or rereading, wherever they are encountered.” –John Gross, New York Review of Books
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto by David Shields — The author argues that our culture is obsessed with reality and issues a call for new literary and other art forms to match the complexities of the 21st century.
Find these and other new titles on the new nonfiction and fiction shelves at the Library.