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.
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.
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.
First Grade, Here I Come!
Paperback ISBN: 0142412732
Henry tells his mother that he did not like his first day of first grade, but as he describes what he did and learned, he begins to realize that he might enjoy it after all. Reprint.
I Like Me!
Paperback ISBN: 014241445x
By admiring her finer points and showing that she can take care of herself and have fun even when there's no one else around, a charming pig proves the best friend someone can have is herself.