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Did you know that the library gives away free books? 

Visit our free books table in Room 101 of the Sr. Helen Sheehan Library. Browse the latest selection of books, including titles like:

For Love of the Game: A Novel

For the Love of the Game by Michael Shaara

From the author who brought us The Killer Angels, this book follows fictional baseball legend Billy Chapel as he pitches the last game of his career. Michael Shaara’s last novel, For Love of the Game was published shortly before the author’s death.

“An endearing, timeless novel.”
The Orlando Sentinel

“A delightful and lyrical story about a great athlete’s momentous last game… a fairy tale for adults about love and loneliness and finally growing up.”
USA Today

“If Hemingway had written a baseball novel, he might have written For Love of the Game.”
The Los Angeles Times

A Generous Man

A Generous Man by Reynolds Price

A Southern coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of a madcap, three-day search for a twenty-foot escaped carnival python. Published in 1966, this is one of Reynolds Price’s earliest books.

“Rich, original, and profound.”
The Saturday Review

A Generous Man celebrates youth, remembered through a glass brightly.”
The New York Times

“Everything aims toward one ultimate moment when understanding and truth will break over reader and character alike.”

Drugs for Life: How Pharmaceutical Companies Define Our Health

Drugs for Life by Joseph Dumit

Note: This is a Galley Copy, meaning it has not been fully edited and may differ from the final published version of the book.

Prescription drugs: many Americans can’t imagine life without them. But how did pharmaceuticals get to the center of our society? Is the medication of America a good thing, or is it getting out of hand? In this book, scientist and professor Joseph Dumit explores the rise of prescription drugs and speculates as to their future in the United States.

“Simply superb, a major accomplishment in the study of pharmaceuticals and their expanding relation to life itself…. [Dumit] deftly links critical debates across the life and human sciences, making an important and compelling argument on a matter central to contemporary public debate.”
–Lawrence Cohen, author of No Aging in India: Alzheimer’s, the Bad Family, and Other Modern Things

“A remarkable contribution that will perturb and disturb professional and general readers.”
–Arthur Kleinman, co-editor of Pharmaceuticals: Ethics, Markets, Practices

Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

Unlearning liberty by Greg LukianoffNote: This is a Galley Copy, meaning it has not been fully edited and may differ from the final published version of the book.

Free Speech lawyer Greg Lukianoff is no stranger to censorship. President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, he has spent a decade battling “shocking” instances of censorship on America’s college campuses. In this book, Lukianoff unveils the not-so-hidden limits of students’ free speech, and on the growing institutional reticence to dissent and debate.

“A must read book for anyone concerned about the constitutional future of our nation.”
–Nat Hentoff, author of Free Speech for Me — But Not for Thee

“Here’s a book full of sunlight — the best disinfectant for campus censorship.”
–Jonathan Rauch, author of Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought

“Destined to be a classic work on freedom in America.”
–Donald Alexander Downs, author of Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus

All That Remains

All that remains by Patricia Cornwell

From best-selling suspense author Patricia Cornwell, this thriller follows Dr. Kay Scarpetta — one of Cornwell’s well-known heroines — as she tracks a serial killer on the hunt for young lovers.

“You’ll probably stay up all night turning the pages.”
The Denver Post

“A gripping forensic mystery… I just love it!”
The New York Times Book Review


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