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Top Rosen Reads

Updated on: Feb 17, 2012 @ 3:20:00 pm

Check out some of our newest arrivals! Whether you're looking for some pleasure reading or some scholarly sources for a paper, we've got you covered:

FOR FUN...


Maphead

by Ken Jennings
"If you’re an inveterate map lover yourself — or even if you’re among the cartographically clueless who can get lost in a supermarket — let Ken Jennings be your guide to the strange world of mapheads."
—Publisher's description

Pineapple Grenade

by Tim Dorsey
"Bestseller Dorsey dishes up his Miami mayhem with a side order of mordant wit … neither Dorsey’s fast-paced prose nor his delight in skewering human foolishness has lost its mischievous sparkle."
—Publisher’s Weekly

Stay Awake: Stories

by Dan Chaon
"With this arresting collection, Chaon again demonstrates his mastery of the short story.... Chaon brings readers fantastically close, slowly drawing them into the anxiety or loneliness or remorse of his characters, and building great anticipation for the twists to come."
—Publisher’s Weekly

We Need to Talk about Kevin
(movie tie-in)
by Lionel Shriver
"In crisply crafted sentences that cut to the bone of her feelings about motherhood, career, family, and what it is about American culture that produces child killers, Shriver yanks the reader back and forth between blame and empathy, retribution and forgiveness."
—Deborah Donovan for Booklist

Lone Wolf
(coming soon)
by Jody Picoult
"Picoult... probes intriguing matters of the heart while introducing her fans to subjects they might not otherwise explore. You can always count on Picoult for a terrific page-turner about a compelling subject." —Publisher’s Weekly


FOR SCHOOL...


Cuisine & Culture: A History of Food and People

by Linda Civitello
"Presents a multicultural and multiethnic approach to understanding how and why major historical events have affected and defined the culinary traditions in different societies."
—Publisher's description

Disneyland and Culture: Essays on the Parks and Their Influence

by Kathy Merlock Jackson
"These essays explore the far-reaching ideology unleashed by Disney..."
—Publisher's description

Economics of Beer

by Johan F.M. Swinnen
"...the first economic analysis of the beer market and brewing industry."
—Publisher's description

Global Hospitality and Tourism Management Technologies

by Patricia Ordonez de Pablos
"A comprehensive collection which aims to be a source of information for all those interested in tourism and hospitality management, approaches, and trends..."
—Publisher's description

Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business

by Erik Qualman
"A must-read for anyone trying to leverage the social graph rather than be squashed by it."
—Steve Kaufer, CEO, TripAdviser

Tourism and National Identities: An International Perspective

by Elspeth Frew
"The first volume to fully explore the relationship between tourism and national identities and the multiple ways in which cultural tourism, events and celebrations contribute to national identity."
—Publisher's description

Looking for something else? To find more books, search the UCF Library Catalog.

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