Archive for the ‘new & notable’ Category

  • New and Notable: The Good Lord Bird

    James McBride, The Good Lord Bird (Penguin Group, 2013) LAW – Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3613.C28G66 2013 Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Mountains Beyond Mountains

    Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains. R154.F36K53 2009 From the publisher: This compelling and inspiring book, shows how one person can work wonders. In Mountains Beyond Mountains, Pulitzer Prize—winning author Tracy Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who loves the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. Read more...
  • New and Notable: Dissident Gardens

    Jonathan Letham, Dissident Gardens (Doubleday  2013) New Books Collection KF8205.D88 2013   “A richly saturated, multigenerational novel about a fractured family of dissidents headquartered in Queens. It’s 1955, and witty, voluble, passionate Rose Zimmer—an Eastern European Jew, worshipper of Abraham Lincoln, and street-patrolling leftist—has outraged her communist comrades by having an affair with Douglas Lookins, […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Shadow Nations

    Bruce Duthu, Shadow Nations: Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism  (Oxford University Press 2013) New Books Collection KF8205.D88 2013 “This book digs through the details of Federal Indian law to effectively expose theoretical flaws eroding the foundations of tribal sovereignty. Duthu’s thoughtful reconstruction demonstrates how legal pluralism can build a jurisprudence which is […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Buying America from the Indians

    Blake A. Watson, Buying America From the Indians: Johnson v. McIntosh and the History of Native Land Rights  (University of Oklahoma Press 2012) New Books Collection KF228.J644W38 2012 “In Buying American from the Indians, Blake Watson succeeds in giving a new spin to the 1823 Supreme Court case of Johnson v. McIntosh…. Scholars of indigenous […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: The Night Circus

    Notable: Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus  (Doubleday 2011) PS3613.O74875N54  2010 “Debut author Morgenstern doesn’t miss a beat in this smashing tale of greed, fate, and love set in a turn of the 20th-century circus. Celia is a five-year-old with untrained psychokinetic powers when she is unceremoniously dumped on her unsuspecting father, Hector Bowen, better known […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Buried Treasure

    Cecil Kuhne, Buried Treasure: Finders, Keepers and the Law (ABA 2013) New Books Collection KF713.T7K84 2013 “The traditional definition of a treasure trove followed the old rule of finders keepers for those lucky enough to discover it. The finder of this abandoned or lost property is often allowed to keep it. But in the case […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: MaddAddam

    Margaret Atwood, MaddAddam (Doubleday 2013) McNaughton Collection (2nd Floor) PR9199.3.A8M34 2013 “With her weird, wistful new novel MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood completes the apocalyptic trilogy she began with Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood. Like its predecessors, MaddAddam is a blend of satiric futurism and magic realism, a snarky but soulful peek at […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Think Like a Lawyer

    Edwin Scott Fruehwald, Think Like a Lawyer: Legal Reasoning for Law Students and Business Professionals (ABA 2013) New Books Collection KF379.F78 2013 “This book focuses on fundamental skills necessary for legal problem solving, such as rule-based reasoning (deductive reasoning), synthesis (inductive reasoning), analogical reasoning, distinguishing cases, and policy-based reasoning. The useful exercises that appear throughout […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Flash Mob Law

    Ruth Carter, Flash Mob Law: The Legal Side of Planning and Participating in Pillow Fights, No Pants Rides and Other Shenanigans. (2013) New Books collection KF3993.C37 2013 “The book discusses the legal side of flash mobs and explores categories ranging from criminal, entertainment, and employment law to issues of intellectual property and First Amendment rights. […] Read more...