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The Best American Short Stories 2018 (The Best American Series ®) by [Gay, Roxane]

Shane Bauer

American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment

365.973 Bau

Bauer, an investigative reporter, took a job as a $9 an hour entry-level guard at a private prison in Louisiana. Here’s what he found in his four months on the job.

Cheehyung Harrison Kim

Heroes and Toilers: Work as Life in Postwar North Korea, 1953-1961


A look at the role of labor in North Korea following the end of the Korean War. Looks at the role of both the government and the people’s resistance.

Roxanne Gay, editor

The Best American Short Stories 2018

808.3 Best 2018 

The latest edition of this annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction. And look for similar titles featuring other genres, such as mysteries and science fiction

Michael Schumacher

The Contest: The 1968 Election and the War for America’s Soul


An account of one of the most tumultuous elections in American history. Stars Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Hubert Humphrey. The year saw the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, Johnson’s withdrawal from the race, and riots at the Democratic convention in Chicago.

Murray A. Rae

Architecture and Theology: The Art of Place

720.1 Rae

Looks at how the arts, particularly architecture, and how its construction of our built environment relates to Christian faith.


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