For the month of December, the UCF Libraries Bookshelf is celebrating the favorite books and series of the employees of the UCF Libraries. These are the books we have (and will continue to) read many times over the course of our lives. They cross genres from mystery, science fiction, young adult and memoirs. These are our well-loved books and we are thrilled to share them with you.
Browse our NEW BOOKS shelf in the Knowledge Commons for some recreational reading over Spring Break. The bookcase on your left as you approach the Research and Information Desk is devoted to showcasing our latest academic book purchases. Come by or check the website to see what we have, and feel free to take as many as you like–everything on display here is available for immediate check out: just take your selections to the circulation desk.
***NEW*** Now you can peruse the New Books Display website to read synopses of each book on display! Titles link directly to our online catalog so you can find similar titles and check availability before your visit.
City of Refuge: A Novel, by Tom Piazza
4th Floor — PS3566.I23C57 2008
Uprooted from their New Orleans homes by Hurricane Katrina, the Donaldson and Williams families–one black, the other white–make their way to Houston and share disparate experiences trying to rebuild their lives.
Edgar Allan Poe : selected poetry and tales, edited by James M. Hutchisson.
UCF Main Library General Collection – 4th Floor — PS2603.H88 2012
This Broadview Edition includes a selection of Poe’s poems, tales, and sketches in such diverse modes of writing as tales of the supernatural and psychic conflict, satires and hoaxes, science fiction and detective fiction, and nonfiction essays on literary and social topics. These are supplemented by a selection of contextual documents–newspaper and magazine articles, treatises, and other historical texts–that will help readers understand the social, literary, and intellectual milieus in which Poe wrote.
Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
UCF Curriculum Materials Centre (CMC) — Fiction
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.