Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories by Edith Pearlman
Call number: LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3566.E2187B56 2011
Binocular Vision won numerous awards in 2011, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. The title was also recommended on several “Best 2011 Top Ten Fiction Titles” lists. In the book, author Edith Pearlman shared many of her previous award winning short stories along with some equally creative new works. Story after story, this collection evokes page-turning interest.
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Call number: LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PR6052.A6657S46 2011
From the publisher:
The Sense of an Ending won the 2011 Man Booker Prize. Acclaimed author Julian Barnes wrote this thought-provoking novel about a man placed at surprisingly unfamiliar cross roads. It focuses on the succeeding choices he makes in light of his alarming dilemma. The book questions, “How do you carry on, contentedly, when events conspire to upset all your vaunted truths? Laced with [the author’s] trademark precision, dexterity and insight, it is the work of one of the world’s most distinguished writers.”
Salvage the Bones: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward
Call Number: LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3623.A7323S36 2011
Salvage the Bones: A Novel is a vivid portrayal of a poor rural family coping and realizing the far reaching effects of hurricane Katrina. By empathetically imparting twelve significant days before, during, and after this horrific natural event, the author provides a deeper understanding of Katrina’s consequences. Author Jesmyn Ward won the 2011 National book award and 2012 Alex award for this enlightening story.
The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg
Call Number: LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3555.I793 A6 2010
The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg, a compilation of four volumes, won the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. On awarding the prestigious prize to the author, judge Laura Furman related, “From the first to the last of her collected stories, Deborah Eisenberg demonstrates her sharp intelligence, literary inventiveness and her clear understanding of human interconnectedness as it exists in isolation.”
The Walkover Collection is named for a popular law school professor and associate dean Andrew Walkover who died of cancer in 1988. The collection was created by Professor Walkover’s family and friends, who decided that the best way to keep his spirit alive in the law school was to provide a selection of books that he would have liked and recommended to the law school community. Within this collection (found next to the recreational reading collection under the 2nd floor stairwell), you’ll find everything from the Letters of Cicero to Patrick O’Brian’s Aubery and Maturin series.
As part of Seattle University’s mission to educate the whole person, the Law Library features three unique, reading collections: The Read Book Collection includes works of significance selected by our Read Poster celebrities during National Library Week. The Read Book Collection is located in the bookcase in front of the Reference Desk. The Walkover Collection, named after popular law school professor and associate dean Andrew Walkover, who died in 1988, consists of books that he would have recommended. The Recreational Reading Collection contains a rotating inventory of current fiction and nonfiction titles. The Walkover Collection and the Recreational Reading Collection are located by the 2nd floor stairwell. We hope you will take a break and enjoy a good read.
What do Amitav Ghosh, J.A. Jance, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Lee Child have in common? Their new books are all in the Law Library’s recreational fiction collection. Look for these and other recent bestsellers by the stairs on the main floor of the library.