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Townie: A Memoir
Andre Dubus III.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393064667.  Daedalus Item Code: 23897
 
(A Finalist for the 2012 Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year and a New York Times Editor's Choice for 2011) The author of the National Book Award Finalist House of Sand ... (Read More)
 
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The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times
Susan E. Tifft & Alex S. Jones.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316836319.  Daedalus Item Code: 21313
 
(National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, a single family has controlled America's newspaper of record, setting the agenda not only for the ... (Read More)
 
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Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice
Janet Malcolm.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300125511.  Daedalus Item Code: 32362
 
"How had the pair of elderly Jewish lesbians survived the Nazis?" Janet Malcolm asks at the beginning of this extraordinary work of literary biography and investigative journalism. The pair, of ... (Read More)
 
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Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin. Elizabeth Chatwin & Nicholas Shakespeare, eds.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022465.  Daedalus Item Code: 31232
 
The author of such brilliant travel-themed works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose restless desire for adventure and enlightenment was wholly evident in ... (Read More)
 
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Virginia Woolf
Mary Ann Caws.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781585675203.  Daedalus Item Code: 40927
 
A leading figure in the Bloomsbury circle, whose brilliant, stylistically innovative novels of the 1920s—among them To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway—extended the boundaries of ... (Read More)
 
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Wartime Writings: 1943–1949
Marguerite Duras. Linda Coverdale, trans.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595584526.  Daedalus Item Code: 34940
 
For decades it had been known that Goncourt Prize winner Marguerite Duras kept four notebooks in a blue closet in her country home in France, though few understood the importance of the material ... (Read More)
 
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Wave
Sonali Deraniyagala.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345804310.  Daedalus Item Code: 49160
 
(Finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award and a Top Ten Book of the Year for the New York Times) In this stunning memoir, London economist Sonali Deraniyagala takes us ... (Read More)
 
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What There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell
Suzanne Marrs, ed.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547376493.  Daedalus Item Code: 34135
 
Over 50 years, Pulitzer Prize winner Eudora Welty and New Yorker editor William Maxwell penned warm and intelligent letters to each other, sharing worries about work and family, literary ... (Read More)
 
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When French Women Cook: A Gastronomic Memoir with Over 250 Recipes
Madeleine Kamman. Shirley Corriher, foreword.
Publisher: Ten Speed.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781580083652.  Daedalus Item Code: 33490
 
Part memoir, part cookbook, this classic of food literature (originally published in 1976) is an immersion course in authentic, regional French home cooking from Madeleine Kamman, who owned Chez la ... (Read More)
 
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Cheryl Strayed.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307476074.  Daedalus Item Code: 38645
 
(Oprah Book Club 2.0 Selection, June 2012; Best Book of 2012: NPR, St. Louis Dispatch, Vogue; Best Nonfiction Book of 2012, Boston Globe) At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she ... (Read More)
 
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Wild Bill Donovan: The Spy Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage
Douglas Waller.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416567448.  Daedalus Item Code: 34453
 
A mythic figure whose legacy is still intensely debated, "Wild Bill" Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services (the country's first national intelligence agency) and the father of ... (Read More)
 
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Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer
Alexander Maitland.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590201633.  Daedalus Item Code: 40928
 
Perhaps the last of the great explorer-adventurers, Wilfred Thesiger (1910–2003) traveled extensively through some of the most remote places on earth—the mountains of western Asia, the marshes of ... (Read More)
 
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