2010.5.22 new arrivalsThe Betrayal of American Prosperity:
Free Market Delusions, America’s Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era
AUTHOR: Clyde Prestowitz
GENRE: Economic Policy &
The United States is losing ground in the global economy because of a stubborn allegiance to the failed rhetoric of free trade - in the face of the harsh reality of an eroding market share, disappearing jobs, stagnant wages and a lost technological edge.
Clyde Prestowitz provides incisive analysis of the policies and policy makers that brought us to the brink of global economic collapse - and then provides a viable road map for a coherent national economic strategy to rebuild our economy and our productive base.
“The Betrayal of American Prosperity” is essential reading for workers, activists and policy makers who want to restore the American Dream.
Intimacies: Poems of Love
AUTHOR: Pablo Neruda
GENRE: Literature & Fiction
From Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda comes “Intimacies” - a beautiful companion to “On the Blue Shore of Silence” - showcasing some of Neruda’s most extraordinary love poems, and once again married with Mary Heebner’s earthy, evocative paintings.
Neruda is celebrated the world over as a chronicler of love, and this vibrant addition to the revered master’s canon offers readers a new interpretation on his writings about love and intimacy.
The poems in this collection remind us that love is woven all through life, and that amorous love is only but the tip of such a powerful emotion. This collection presents Neruda at the height of his powers, with some of the most vibrant verses of the 20th century.
Charlie Chan Is Dead 2: At Home in the World
(An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction - Revised and Updated)
AUTHOR: Jessica Hagedorn
GENRE: Asian American Studies
A decade after “Charlie Chan Is Dead” (1993), until now the best source of contemporary Asian American fiction, novelist and poet Jessica Hagedorn returns to edit a new collection of 42 selections by members of America’s fastest growing group.
Classically separate from America’s “melting pot,” Asian immigrants have joined forces to combat racism and social injustice despite enormous differences among them in ethnicity, education and income levels, a diversity well reflected in the fiction showcased here.
There’s the Chinese grandmother in Jen Gish’s “Who’s Irish,” who cannot understand her son-in-law’s Irish family’s “plain, boiled food and plain, boiled thinking.”
Peter Bacho’s “Rico,” a portrait of an unemployed “fightin’ Filippino” whose only option is enlistment during Vietnam.
And Vietnamese-born Lindh Dinh’s “Dead on Arrival,” a privileged immigrant’s stream-of-consciousness reverie that never strays far from thoughts of random mortality.
Dead in the Family
AUTHOR: Charlaine Harris
GENRE: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Still reeling from the deaths of her fairy cousin, Claudine, and many others in 2009’s “Dead and Gone,” Sookie Stackhouse struggles with paranormal politics in her entertaining if slow-moving 10th outing.
When Claudine’s triplet, Claude, appears at her doorstep, Sookie reluctantly allows him to move in. The government threatens two-natures with mandatory registration, and tensions run high in the local Were pack. Then Eric’s maker, a Roman named Appius Livius Ocella, arrives without warning, bringing along Alexei Romanov, whom he rescued from the Bolsheviks and turned into a vampire.
Though the action often builds too slowly, the exploration of family in its many human and undead variations is intriguing, and Harris delivers her usual mix of eccentric characters and engaging subplots.