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1001 Books for Every Mood
Hallie Ephron. Susan Stamberg, foreword.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781598695854.  Daedalus Item Code: 32744
 
From Wuthering Heights to The Accidental Tourist, Don Quixote to A Wrinkle in Time, there's nothing like curling up with a good book to improve your mood. Of course, we ... (Read More)
 
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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
Jane Smiley.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400040599.  Daedalus Item Code: 40152
 
In the wake of 9/11, while writing Good Faith, Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley found herself blocked by a lack of inspiration. She decided to revitalize her writer's mind by reading and ... (Read More)
 
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The Abduction of Sita
R.K. Narayan.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141026848.  Daedalus Item Code: 32285
 
A hero must save the woman he loves, in this extract from the great Hindu epic, the Ramayana. Lord Ravana has enslaved all the gods and now rules the world, yet he cannot resist a beautiful ... (Read More)
 
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Across the Land and the Water: Selected Poems, 1964–2001
W.G. Sebald. Iain Galbraith, trans.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400068906.  Daedalus Item Code: 38415
 
Remembered for such books as The Rings of Saturn, The Emigrants, Vertigo, and in particular Austerlitz, German-born W.G. Sebald was also a poet of soaring and searing ... (Read More)
 
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The Aeneid
Virgil. J.W. Mackail, trans. Coco Stevenson, afterword.
Publisher: Collectors Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781904633631.  Daedalus Item Code: 40657
 
Written at the end of Virgil's long life and published after his death in 19 BC—despite its being unfinished, and against the poet's wishes—this is a founding work of the Western canon. The Trojan ... (Read More)
 
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All In a Word: 100 Delightful Excursions into the Uses and Abuses of Words
Vivian Cook.
Publisher: Melville House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781935554226.  Daedalus Item Code: 41068
 
How do we learn words as a child? How are words coined, and why do they die out? Why are some never spoken, and others never written? British linguistics professor Vivian Cook—author of ... (Read More)
 
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All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps
Dave Isay.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203213.  Daedalus Item Code: 30374
 
In this collection of stories that carry us from the excitement and anticipation of courtship to the deep connection of lifelong commitment, the founder of NPR's StoryCorps oral history project ... (Read More)
 
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Alone! Alone!: Lives of Some Outsider Women
Rosemary Dinnage.
Publisher: New York Review Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781590171714.  Daedalus Item Code: 40693
 
In these profiles of women who were isolated through their dedication to duty or their immersion in writing, painting, or politics, Rosemary Dinnage explains how this crucial experience can teach and ... (Read More)
 
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Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures, Tonics, and Essences; With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory
Roy Blount Jr.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780374532048.  Daedalus Item Code: 23849
 
"If everybody's first English teacher were Roy Blount Jr., we might still be trillions in debt, but we would be so deeply in love with words and their magic ... that we'd hardly notice," opined Chris ... (Read More)
 
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Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien
Colin Duriez.
Publisher: David & Charles.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781446302699.  Daedalus Item Code: 41363
 
A true miscellany on the man behind Middle-earth and his remarkably detailed world of Hobbits and Elves, this delightful little tome reveals many surprising dimensions to J.R.R. Tolkien. What, for ... (Read More)
 
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America Eats!: On the Road with the WPA: The Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chitlin Feasts That Define Real American Food
Pat Willard.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596913622.  Daedalus Item Code: 31865
 
"Who but Pat Willard (A Pie Everyday, Secrets of Saffron) could find a tasty morsel in the Library of Congress? The morsel in question is a WPA project in which a number of authors, ... (Read More)
 
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Arthur Miller
Christopher Bigsby.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780753826157.  Daedalus Item Code: 23095
 
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Arthur Miller's central decade of work—All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), and A View from the Bridge ... (Read More)
 
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