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Lotus Quest: In Search of the Sacred Flower
Mark Griffiths.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845951009.  Daedalus Item Code: 33625
 
The lotus is the world's most iconic flower, a symbol of spiritual awakening and growth for many of the world's major religious disciplines. Inspired by receiving seeds from a 3,000-year-old lotus, ... (Read More)
 
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Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
Harriet Reisen.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312658878.  Daedalus Item Code: 42468
 
In her vivid, energetic account of the life of Louisa May Alcott, PBS and HBO television documentarian Harriet Reisen portrays a writer as worthy of interest in her own right as her most famous ... (Read More)
 
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Making the Cat Laugh: One Woman's Journal of Single Life on the Margins
Lynne Truss.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007355235.  Daedalus Item Code: 53292
 
We know her as the language maven who gave us her zero-tolerance treatise on punctuation, Eats, Shoots and Leaves. But Lynne Truss has been cracking up British readers for years on BBC radio ... (Read More)
 
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The Man Within My Head
Pico Iyer.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307267610.  Daedalus Item Code: 44353
 
We all carry people inside our heads—actors, leaders, writers, figures out of history or fiction—who sometimes seem closer to us than people we know; here Pico Iyer sets out to unravel the mysterious ... (Read More)
 
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Mania: The Story of the Outraged & Outrageous Lives That Launched a Cultural Revolution
Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover.
Publisher: Top Five.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781938938023.  Daedalus Item Code: 43192
 
By the time 19-year-old Lucien Carr stabbed his obsessive pursuer David Kammerer to death on the banks of the Hudson River in August 1944, it was clear that the hard-partying teenager who had brought ... (Read More)
 
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A Mark Twain Christmas: A Journey Across Three Christmas Seasons
Carlo Devito.
Publisher: Cider Mill.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781604334487.  Daedalus Item Code: 52262
 
"If my boot should leave a stain on the marble ... leave it there always in memory of my visit ... and let it remind you to be a good little girl." When Samuel Clemens—better known as Mark ... (Read More)
 
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Mark Twain: Man in White: The Grand Adventure of His Final Years
Michael Shelden.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679448006.  Daedalus Item Code: 38422
 
Late in 1906, 71-year-old Mark Twain attended a meeting on copyright law at the Library of Congress. The arrival of the famous author caused the usual stir—then Twain took off his overcoat to reveal ... (Read More)
 
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Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother
Eve LaPlante.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451620672.  Daedalus Item Code: 44155
 
(One of NPR's Top Ten Books of 2012 and an Indie Next Great Read) Since Louisa May Alcott's Little Women first appeared nearly 150 years ago, Jo March and her calm, stalwart "Marmee" ... (Read More)
 
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Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps
John McIntyre, ed. Michael Dirda, foreword.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781582436050.  Daedalus Item Code: 41216
 
The late James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three ... (Read More)
 
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The Midas Touch: World Mythology in Bite-Sized Chunks
Mark Daniels.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782430353.  Daedalus Item Code: 53293
 
In Western astrology, the signs of the zodiac are named in honor of Greek myths. J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings was heavily influenced by Norse mythology. Flora and Fauna, the names of ... (Read More)
 
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Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads
George Meredith. Rebecca N. Mitchell & Criscillia Benford, eds.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300173178.  Daedalus Item Code: 52757
 
A "writer's writer" who is best recalled today as the author of such novels as Diana of the Crossways, George Meredith was also in his time an esteemed poet. Dismissed by much of his reading ... (Read More)
 
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Mom & Me & Mom
Maya Angelou.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400066117.  Daedalus Item Code: 52577
 
Returning to the memoir decades after her six-volume autobiography practically re-invented the form, Maya Angelou here charts the most formative relationship of her life in this stirring portrait. ... (Read More)
 
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