Celebrating the life and works of Saint Albert the Great

Albertus Magnus (fresco, 1352, Treviso, Italy). Author: Tommaso da Modena [Public domain]
On November 15 the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of Saint Albert the Great (Albertus Magnus), Doctor of the Church, philosopher, and the patron saint of scientists. “Known as Albert the German, Albert of Cologne, and Albert of Ratisbon, Saint Albert was known as Great even during his lifetime”. [1] Being one of the most prominent scholars of the 13th century, he is also known for being a teacher of Saint Thomas Aquinas”. [1]

Saint Albert was born in 1206 in Lauingen, situated on the left bank of the river Danube in Germany [4]. He comes from a wealthy military family and received education, which included arithmetic, grammar, and arts. His further education was in humanities and natural sciences in Bologna, Italy [2]. This is where he became acquainted with Aristotle’s physics and ethics for the first time.” [2] Saint Albert was fascinated by science and was “gifted with special instinct for scientific investigation and research”. [3] The love of study and deep piety led Saint Albert to answer God’s invitation to join the Order of Preachers (popularly known as the Dominican Order). [1]

“Saint Albert studied and learned not just for the sake of knowing, but he also investigated and challenged the works and studies of others often conducting his own experiments”. [4] Because he was an expert in not just one branch of learning but in all, his contemporaries were so impressed by his knowledge that they conferred on him a doctorate that no other man ever received – the Universal Doctor (Doctor Universalis). [3] In his work on Saint Albert, Joseph Wimmer says: “Albert has studied and described the entire cosmos from its stars to its stones”. [3] Speaking in his own words about the wealth of knowledge he accumulated, Saint Albert says the following: “When there is a question of faith and morals Augustine enjoys the greatest authority; of medicine, Galen and Hippocrates; of natural sciences, Aristotle”. [3]

Albertus Magnus - manuscript. Author: Rudolf H. Boettcher [CC BY-SA 4.0]
Albertus Magnus – manuscript. Author: Rudolf H. Boettcher [CC BY-SA 4.0]
Having a lot of administrative work and various teaching assignments, and even when serving as a bishop of Ratisbon, Saint Albert was still able to find time to write lengthy multi-volume works about natural sciences, philosophy, and theology. [2] Among many works written by Saint Albert, some of the most prominent ones include a commentary on Aristotle’s Physics, commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, Summa Theologiae, and commentaries on the Gospels and various books from the Scriptures.

Saint Albert the Great died on November 15, 1280 in Cologne, Germany. [2] He was beatified by Pope Gregory XV in 1622 and canonized in 1931 by Pope Pius XI. [2] Pope Pius XI proclaimed Saint Albert a Doctor of the Church and named him patron of students of the natural sciences. [2] Albert, the Pope said, “is precisely the saint whose example should inspire the present age, which seeks peace so ardently and is so full of hope in its scientific discoveries”. [2]

Albertus Magnus on the Frankfurt Dominican family tree. Author: Hans Holbein der Ältere [Public domain]
Albertus Magnus on the Frankfurt Dominican family tree. Author: Hans Holbein der Ältere [Public domain]
Mullen Library offers many resources on Saint Albert the Great. Please consult the library catalog or refer to the list of select resources below:

Alberti Magni Opera Omnia (database)
This is the critical edition of the works of Saint Albert the Great (Alberti Magni Opera Omnia, Editio Coloniensis).

Opera Omnia, Coloniensis Edition (1951-).
This 28-part set reproduces the complete works of Saint Albertus Magnus in Latin. This critical edition began in 1951 and lead by the Albertus-Magnus-Institut of Bonn. It is still unfinished. The text includes a critical apparatus, notes, and prefaces, in addition to bibliographical references and indexes. BQ 6334 1951 (Religious Studies and Philosophy Library Folios, room 314)

Opera Omnia, Vivés Edition (1890-1899)
This edition is based on Lyon’s edition of 1651. Edited by Auguste and Emile Borgnet. Parisiis: apud Ludovicum Vivès, 1890-1899. BQ 6334 1890 (Religious Studies and Philosophy Library, room 314)

Albert the Great: a Selectively Annotated Bibliography (1900-2000). BQ 6338 .M6 Z97 (Religious Studies and Philosophy Library, room 314)
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[1] Weisheipl, J. A. “Albert the Great, Saint” New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed., vol. 1, Gale, 2003, pp. 224-228. Gale eBooks, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/CX3407700281/GVRL?u=wash31575&sid=GVRL&xid=a87a256e. Accessed 13 Nov. 2019.
[2] Butler, Alban, Farmer, David Hugh., and Burns, Paul. Butler’s Lives of the Saints. New full ed., vol. 11, pp. 118-120. Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Burns & Oates, 1996.
[3] Schwertner, Thomas M. Saint Albert the Great. New York: The Bruce publishing company, pp. vii-xi and 169-210. 1932.
[4] Sighart, Joachim. Albert the Great, of the order of friar-preachers: his life and scholastic labours., pp. 101-148. Dubuque, Iowa: W.C. Brown, 1967.

The Archivist’s Nook: A Rocky Road to Reconstruction

The year 1919 could be termed a grim one. The First World War had ended in November, 1918, true, but the combatants were still taking measure of that frightful conflict. With more than 70 million people mobilized to fight, more than 16 million had died as a direct result of the war, with another 50 to 100 million dying as a result of the 1918 influenza pandemic. A “Red Scare” gripped the United States, as fear of communist agitation rippled through the country in the wake of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

Two women lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris. The war was over in 1918, but U.S. Catholics believed its ravages warranted proposals for social reconstruction.

These more immediate happenings occurred in the context of long term changes in social and economic life that had accelerated during the previous century. The industrial revolutions transformed the nature of work, the landscape of cities, and the lives of peoples displaced by the changing economy. Pope Leo XIII had addressed the meaning of such changes for Catholics in his 1891 encyclical Rerum Novarum, noting that “new developments industry, new techniques striking out on new paths, changed relations of employer and employee” had led to “a decline of morals and caused conflict to break forth.” Many Catholics in the United States and elsewhere sought to address how their religion might address social and economic transformation.[1]

When the National Catholic War Council led by the United States bishops formed in 1917, their chief aim was to assist the millions of Catholics mobilizing for the First World War. However, when the war ended it became clear that a national Catholic organization designed to coordinate activities among the nation’s faithful would prove useful. In 1919 the bishops changed the name of their young organization to the National Catholic Welfare Council and began discussing a Catholic plan for postwar America.[2]

The National Catholic War Council, like many social and religious groups of the time, was eager to offer a Catholic plan for postwar America of its own. In April of 1918 the bishops established a Committee for Reconstruction. The war ended on November 11, 1918, however, sooner than the Committee could forge their plan. The Committee’s secretary, Catholic charity expert Rev. John O’Grady had only the vaguest notions of what its plan should look like at that time. O’Grady, panicking in early December because he needed a plan immediately, turned to Father John A. Ryan, who had written a book on living wage issues and studied social reform extensively, to write a program. Ryan at first resisted then agreed and dictated the Program to a typist two days later. Ryan’s program was pushed quickly through the administrative structure of the War Council and approved by the Committee’s bishops. The program called for government insurance for the sick, unemployed and aged; labor’s participation in industrial management; public housing; unions’ right to organize, and a “living wage” for all workers. The Program’s publicist, Larkin Mead, set a release date for it: February 12, 1919, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

Initially reluctant to write the Program, Ryan eventually came to view it as his most important work up to that point. Above is Ryan’s own inscribed copy.
Father John Ryan (1869-1945), author of the Bishops’ Program for Reconstruction, attended The Catholic University of America from 1898 until 1906, receiving his Doctorate in Sacred Theology in the latter year. He taught at the University from 1915 until his retirement in 1939.

The Program was called then, and forever after would be called, the “Bishops’ Program for Social Reconstruction,” the implication being that it represented the entire church’s views on the remaking of America in the postwar era. That claim was disputed by some, because the War Council’s authority to issue such a sweeping statement on behalf of the whole church was questioned. Some Catholic prelates and business groups opposed the bishops’ plan on the grounds that it was too radical. William Cardinal O’Connell of Boston, for example, believed some aspects of the plan were “socialistic,” a word often used to describe what was viewed as too much government involvement in American society and the economy. Many Americans were inclined to share O’Connell’s suspicions; the Red Scare in particular heightened fears of “Bolshevik” plots. As the 1920s progressed, Americans’ lost their appetite for Progressive reform, and critics of the Bishops’ plan gained traction. The kind of reformism advised in the Bishops’ Program would not find an audience again until the economy slid into the Depression in the 1930s.

Read the entire Bishops’ Program for Social Reconstruction here

Visit the website related to the Bishops’ Program for Social Reconstruction here

A finding aid to the National Catholic War Council can be found here

A finding aid to the papers of John A. Ryan can be found here

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[1] Quote from Rerum Novarum is on the American Catholic History Classroom website, Catholic and Social Welfare, 1919:  https://cuomeka.wrlc.org/exhibits/show/bishops/bishops/1919bishops-intro2.

[2] “Council” would be changed to “Conference” in 1922, with the organization serving as the forerunner of today’s United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Latest in Popular Reading: Urban Monk, Football, George Washington, Excellent Daughters, & Leonard Nimoy

We truly hope you have been enjoying a relaxing and well deserved Spring Break from your studies at The Catholic University of America! Upon your return, we welcome you to come and explore our popular reading collection located on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room. There you will find an assortment of best sellers and other popular titles.
Popular Reading Collection 2016.03.02 Frederick Douglas Quote
Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
The Urban Monk: Eastern Wisdom And Modern Hacks To Stop Time And Find Success, Happiness, And Peace Pedram Shojai
It Ended Badly: Thirteen Of The Worst Breakups In History Jennifer Wright
The Game’s Not Over: In Defense Of Football Gregg Easterbrook
Beatrice and Benedick Marina Fiorato
The World Of Vikings Justin Pollard
The Change Your Biology Diet: The Proven Program For Lifelong Weight Loss Louis J. Aronne
Sweetgirl Travis Mulhauser
The Art Of X-Ray Reading: How The Secrets Of 25 Great Works Of Literature Will Improve Your Writing Roy Peter Clark
In A Different Key: The Story Of Autism John Donvan & Caren Zucker
Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency David Greenberg
What She Left T. R Richmond
First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His and the Nation’s Prosperity Edward G. Lengel
Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab World Katherine Zoepf
Second House From the Corner Sadeqa Johnson
Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man William Shatner

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Mullen Library Trivia:
“An interesting part of the history of Mullen Library is that the space where the May Gallery stands was originally the office for the University Rector/President. The Office of the President was in Mullen Library, room 107, from 1928 up until the Nugent Hall property was gifted to the University from the Vincentian Fathers in 1979. Dr. Clarence Walton was the last university president to work in Mullen Library.” (Knoblauch and Mazzenga, 2012)

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Latest in Popular Reading: Vatican Prophecies, You’re Never Weird on the Internet, Beautiful Bureaucrat, & The Best Team Money Can Buy

The semester is in full force here at The Catholic University of America! We have a great supply of new titles in our popular reading collection located on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.
During thanksgiving week, we will be open Tuesday, November 24th, from 8am-5pm and then we will be closed from Wednesday, November 25th, until Friday, November 27th. We will then reopen on Saturday November 28th at 9am. If you will be on campus during the break, you are invited to give thanks with the CUA community during the annual Thanksgiving Potluck. While you are away, grab a couple books to take with you, or take some lessons on Lynda.com.

“We read to know we are not alone.” - C.S. Lewis

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn’t Learn in Veterinary School) Vogelsang, Jessica
Christmas in Mustang Creek Miller, Linda Lael
The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions, and Miracles in the Modern Age Thavis, John
SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient—Powered by the Science of Games McGonigal, Jane
The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel Lagercrantz, David
You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir Day, Felicia
The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life Kaplan, Janice
The Ambassador’s Wife Steil, Jennifer
1636: The Cardinal Virtues Flint, Eric & Hunt, Walter H.
Prophets of Eternal Fjord Leine, Kim
The Darkest Heart Smith, Dan
The Beautiful Bureaucrat Phillips, Helen
Applied Minds: How Engineers Think Madhavan, Guru
Genomic Messages: How the Evolving Science of Genetics Affects Our Health, Families, and Future Annas, George & Elias, Sherman
The Best Team Money Can Buy Knight, Molly

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Newest in Popular Reading: Wearing God, One Man Against the World, Eve, & The Hand That Feeds You

What a busy semester so far here at The Catholic University of America! We had a great time welcoming Pope Francis to campus to celebrate the canonization of St. Junípero Serra, but now, as we progress towards midterms and enjoyed the relaxing holiday break of Columbus Day, let us pause with fresh breath to delight in a new book. We have an ample supply of new titles in our popular reading collection located on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

Image of popular reading shelf with text: “For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.” ― Louis L'Amour

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God Winner, Lauren F.
Star Wars, Dark Disciple Golden, Christie
A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety Carter, Jimmy
One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon Weiner, Tim
Eve Young, William Paul
Under Tiberius Tosches, Nick
The New Spymasters: Inside The Modern World Of Espionage From The Cold War To Global Terror Grey, Stephen
Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe Laoutaris, Chris
The Hand That Feeds You Rich, A. J.
On Your Case: A Comprehensive, Compassionate (and Only Slightly Bossy) Legal Guide for Every Stage of a Woman’s Life Green, Lisa
Dance Of The Bones: A J.P. Beaumont And Brandon Walker Novel Jance, Judith A.
West Of Sunset O’Nan, Stewart
ISIS: The State of Terror Stern, Jessica & Berger, J. M.
Getting to Yes With Yourself: (And Other Worthy Opponents) Ury, William
The Nightingale Hannah, Kristin
The Country of Ice Cream Star Newman, Sandra
The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi And The New Struggle For The Soul Of A Nation Pederson, Rena. Foreword by Laura Bush
Murderer’s Daughter Kellerman, Jonathan
Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life Kushner, Harold S.
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Lawson, Jenny

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Digital Scholarship @ CUA: Digital Humanities in the Library

dhlibraryLast March, the Catholic University of America embarked on a voyage of digital humanities discovery. We had our first DH cross campus inaugural meeting, involving faculty, students, librarians, archivists, curators, and administrators. We outlined our individual and institutional challenges and focused on our needs going forward. Consequently, in the fall 2015 semester, we will begin having workshops on collaborating on our projects, exploring new software, and in general, getting to know each other. Stay tuned!

Our roles as librarians has changed rapidly over the past few years. Once just keepers of print warehouses and guides for library tours, we have now become harbingers of change agents across the entire scholarly communication paradigm. Subject (or liaison) librarians that have experience and knowledge in subject expertise, information literacy and research skills, collection management skills, and collection development, have a foundation on which to make contributions to digital humanities scholarship. The big question is, ‘Where to begin?’

Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists is a long overdue addition to the burgeoning interest in digital humanities by librarians. Edited by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura Braunstein, and Liorah Golomb–all humanities librarians in their own right–the work is designed specifically for subject/liaison humanities librarians who are seeking ways to collaborate with scholars and students on a wide variety of projects, and it provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities that abound at any institution, whether at a two-year college or at a research institution. The book is divided into four parts: 1) the first part discusses why librarians should acquire DH skills, 2) ways one can get involved, 3) the issues of collaboration, spaces, and instruction, and last, 4) conceiving, implementing, and maintaining a DH project.  The fourteen chapters have been written by a variety of specialists: DH librarians, social science librarians, archivists, editors, faculty, graduate students, and others. The chapters range from practical advice (e.g. a checklist for DH scholarship), to case studies (e.g. librarians teaching DH in the classroom) to theoretical/philosophical discussions (e.g. literary critical theory as it pertains to DH). Continue reading “Digital Scholarship @ CUA: Digital Humanities in the Library”

Newest in Popular Reading: Strong People, Monopolists, Flashpoints, Italians, Blue Stars, Marriage Game

The popular reading collection is located on the 1st floor of Mullen Library.
The popular reading collection is located on the 1st floor of Mullen Library.


What a great year so far at The Catholic University of America. As the semester continues, we wanted to let you know of some of the great books that we have here in Mullen Libraries’ Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room. If you need something to take your mind off your classes, come to the library.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!








 

Title Author Status
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success Morin, Amy
The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society Zelizer, Julian E.
The Work: the Search for a Life that Matters Moore, Wes
The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game Pilon, Mary
The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission Bell, Jim
Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe Friedman, George
My Father’s Wives Greenberg, Mike
To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science Weinberg, Steven
Trust No One Krentz, Jayne Ann
The Italians Hooper, John
The Internet Is Not the Answer Keen, Andrew
Inside a Silver Box Mosley, Walter
Blue Stars Tedrowe, Emily Gray
A History of Loneliness Boyne, John
The Marriage Game: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I Weir, Alison
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah
Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most Weisinger, Hendrie & Pawliw-Fry, J. P.
Getting to Yes With Yourself: (And Other Worthy Opponents) Ury, William
Power Forward: My Presidential Education Love, Reggie
West of Sunset O’Nan, Stewart

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“American Catholics and Immigration: Past and Present” – Thursday, March 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Caldwell Auditorium

Picture1The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (CUA), in conjunction with The American Catholic History Research Center & University Archives (CUA) and the Office of Migration and Refugee Policy (USCCB), will be hosting a conference entitled American Catholics and Immigration: Past and Present on Thursday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium. The purpose o the conference is to “bring historians and policy experts together to compare how Catholics in the United States have responded to new immigrant groups, from the nineteenth century to the present.” Three expert panels will discuss such issues as national policy debates, culture and religious life, and immigrant workers.

For more information, including a detailed schedule of events and a link to R.s.v.p., please visit the event website.

Newest in Popular Reading: Boston Girl, Strange Library, Gateway to Freedom, American Dreams, Robert E. Lee, Comfortable Wife

We hope the first half of your semester at The Catholic University of America has been as fruitful as ours. As Spring Break approaches, we wanted to let you know of some of the great books that we have here in Mullen Libraries’ Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room.

The popular reading collection is located on the 1st floor of Mullen Library.
The popular reading collection is located on the 1st floor of Mullen Library.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
The Boston Girl: a novel Diamant, Anita
Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii Haley, James L
Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age Doctorow, Cory
When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II Manning, Molly Guptill
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician’s Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More Parker, Matt
Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva Voigt, Deborah
The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History Horn, Jonathan
Tales From Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience Gazzaniga, Michael S.
Holy Cow Duchovny, David
A Comfortable Wife Laurens, Stephanie
Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains Greenfield, Susan
American Dreams: Restarting the Economy and Restoring the Land of Opportunity Rubio, Marco
The Skeleton Road McDermid, Val
Moriarty Horowitz, Anthony
Perfect Sins Bannister, Jo
The Strange Library Murakami, Haruki
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success Morin, Amy
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad Crummey, Michael
It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War Addario, Lynsey
Funny Girl Hornby, Nick

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Newest in Popular Reading: Game of Thrones, Driving the King, Richard Pryor, Her Brilliant Career, & Science … for Her!

The spring semester is just beginning at The Catholic University of America. We hope that your classes are going well. If you are looking for an entertaining read throughout the semester, look no further than our Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
Inside HBO’s Game of thrones: seasons 3 and 4 Taylor, C. A.
Another Night, Another Day Rayner, Sarah
The Assassination Option: A Clandestine Operations Novel Griffin, W. E. B. & Butterworth, William E.
Becoming Richard Pryor Saul, Scott
The Cause of All Nations: an International History of the American Civil War Doyle, Don H.
Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties Cooke, Rachel
Driving the King Howard, Ravi
Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film Oswalt, Patton
The Last American Vampire Grahame-Smith, Seth
Before I Go Oakley, Colleen
Science … for Her! Amram, Megan
The Keeper Howard, Tim
Vanessa and Her Sister Parmar, Priya
Sweet Damage James, Rebecca
The Strange Library Murakami, Haruki

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