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Popular Fiction & Non-Fiction at Doherty Library Fall 2015

410qQkSxv0L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Robin Davidson – Luminous Other: poems

Robin Davison teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Houston – Downtown and has recently been named poet laureate of Houston.

“Robin Davidson’s work is deeply engendered, and she writes of ordinary women—rooted in earth, reaching for light—caught between personal, social, and historical forces. She is a learned poet—her work rings with the work of photographers, painters, and other poets—who understands the work of poetry to bring light of darkness and music out of silence. She is a poet of harsh luminosity, spiritual alertness, who has been growing into the fully realized artist she was always meant to become.”—Edward Hirsch

51JyC81DHoL._SX348_BO1,204,203,200_Harper Lee – Go Set a Watchman

From the publisher – Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—”Scout”—returns home from New York City in the 1950’s to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her.

From the New York Times review – “After publishing her beloved novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, in 1960, she not only never published another book; for most of that time she insisted she never would. She never published it and insisted she never would. Until now, that is, when she’s 89, a frail, hearing- and sight-impaired stroke victim living in a nursing home. Perhaps just as important, her sister Alice, Lee’s longtime protector, passed away last November. Her new protector, Tonja Carter, who had worked in Alice Lee’s law office, is the one who brought the “new novel” to HarperCollins’s attention, claiming, conveniently, to have found it shortly before Alice died.”


Yes, C.S. Lewis wrote poetry.

Although best known for his prose and for his clear, lucid literary criticism, Christian apologetics, and imaginative Ransom and Narnia stories, he considered himself a poet for the first two and a half decades of his life. Owen Barfield recalls that anyone who met Lewis as a young man in the early 1920s at Oxford University quickly learned he was one whose ruling passion was to become a great poet. At that time if you thought of Lewis you automatically thought of poetry. This volume includes poems from 1907 to 1963. The book demonstrates a dedicated, determined, & passionate poet at work & illustrates the degree & depth to which poetry shaped Lewis’s literary, intellectual, emotional, & spiritual life.

Find Syllabi from Previous Academic Years!


These syllabi are provided to give you a general understanding of what is covered in each course beyond the course description. Please note that these syllabi are indicative of what a professor has done in the past and may not reflect the current course, including textbooks, assignments or content.  Faculty might not use the same textbooks, assignments, or information in the current course. For a list of books required by your current professor, visit the UST Bookstore.

U.S. Presidents in Popular Books



The Head of State, has called for me by name…


In this time of the upcoming presidential election of 2016 in our country, stop by the Doherty library’s popular book section and pick-up some quick reads about former commander-in-chiefs and some potential ones, too.

UST Libraries OneSearch has a New Look Beginning this Summer

UST 1searchUST Libraries OneSearch offers a new look this summer. This new implementation addresses faculty and student  needs for a user-friendly searching interface, while reducing expenses for the Doherty library. This new interface includes a single search box that shows search returns for scholarly journals, books, and electronic resources available at Doherty library.

The new UST Libraries OneSearch will appear on the library homepage (  As with the current OneSearch, you’ll find materials by 1) entering keywords; 2) selecting facets for books, articles or other materials; and 3) getting direct full text access (see screenshots below). You’ll have access to an enormous range of library and online scholarly resources. Happy Researching!

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Catholic Fiction for the College Student

quo-vadis-henry-sienkiewiczUST Libraries Catholic Fiction for the College Student blog offers the reader works of fiction within a  Catholicism setting. Catholic Fiction for the College Student is directed mainly to students to encourage the reading of good Catholic fiction during their time here at the University of St. Thomas. Hopefully, instilling such a habit will lead to a life-long appreciation of the genre, provide enjoyment in reading great literature and give the reader valuable insights that can enrich one’s life.

Certainly Catholic fiction is not the only good kind of fiction.  It’s not the only fiction that deals with issues of great spiritual depth.  In addition, what exactly constitutes Catholic fiction is difficult to define.  Of course there are the classics that everyone considers great Catholic fiction:  works by Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, Evelyn Waugh, etc. Flannery O’Connor said that Catholic fiction is a “Catholic mind looking at anything.”  Our Catholic Fiction for the College Student blog reflects Flannery O’Connor viewpoint.

To find Catholic Fiction for the College Student, go to the library’s webpage: > Library Services > Catholic Fiction for the College Student