The Loft Bookshelf - Books by Visiting Authors
What Narcissism Means to Me
Paperback ISBN: 1555973868
An eagerly awaited new collection of poems by contemporary favorite Tony Hoagland, author of Donkey Gospel How did I come to believe in a government called Tony Hoagland? With an economy based on flattery and self-protection? and a sewage system of selective forgetting? and an extensive history of broken promises? --from "Argentina" In What Narcissism Means to Me, award-winning poet Tony Hoagland levels his particular brand of acute irony not only on the personal life, but also on some provinces of American culture. In playful narratives, lyrical outbursts, and overheard conversations, Hoagland cruises the milieu, exploring the spiritual vacancies of American satisfaction. With humor, rich tonal complexity, and aggressive moral intelligence, these poems bring pity to our folly and celebrate our resilience.
Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty
Paperback ISBN: 1555975496
The new poetry collection by Tony Hoagland, the award-winning author of What Narcissim Means To Me and Donkey Gospel In Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty, Tony Hoagland is deep inside a republic that no longer offers reliable signage, in which comfort and suffering are intimately entwined, and whose citizens gasp for oxygen without knowing why. With Hoagland’s trademark humor and social commentary, these poems are exhilarating for their fierce moral curiosity, their desire to name the truth, and their celebration of the resilience of human nature.
Hardcover ISBN: 0385735421
As her older sister falls deeper into the dark hole of depression, Dora is left on her own to try to find a fix to the problem, but with her parents fighting all the time and few friends around to give her the support she needs, her important task becomes more difficult and seemingly more hopeless with each passing day.
The Mystery of the Third Lucretia
Paperback ISBN: 0142413380
Having noticed the same man copying Rembrandt's painting in the United States and London, sleuths Lucas and Kari are certain that the mysteriously undiscovered Rembrandt painting is a forgery done by this modern-day artist and so now must find a way to convince everyone of the truth based on the clues they've collected. Reprint.
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat
Paperback ISBN: 0312384602
When Emmy discovers that she and her formerly loving parents are being drugged by their evil nanny with rodent potions that can change people in frightening ways, she and some new friends must try everything possible to return things to normal. Reprint.
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0545174163
Sophomore Liam Bergstrom just joined the varsity basketball team. His teammates made varsity because they're good. Liam's here because he's tall and Coach needs a guy who can grab rebounds. It's the chance Liam's been waiting for, but already he's playing catch-up. The other guys know what Coach expects, and they're willing to do things Coach's way, no matter what. So when Liam questions the team's practice of praying together before games, he's suddenly the odd man out. Now Liam has to find the guts to stand up for what he believes in--and take his game to a whole new level. PRAISE FOR BOX OUT: "The author of Crackback (2005) crafts an equally perceptive, triumphant tale--this one centered on a high school hoops player searching for, and finding, his own road. . . . plenty of breathlessly compelling game action, too." --Booklist, starred review "The message that one must choose one's own road is certainly worthy, and the combination of basketball action, Liam's thoughtful responses to off-court issues, and the involvement--and final game--between the boys and girls will appeal to many hoops fans." -- School Library Journal "Simple, present-tense prose, lively basketball action and the moral tenor of the novel make this a solid choice for sports fans." -- Kirkus Reviews
Paperback ISBN: 0312561180
A girl and her dog set out in their canoe one morning, only to be insistently joined by a series of animals, large and small, until you think the canoe just can't hold anyone else. Reprint.