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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
Peter Hessler.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060855024.  Daedalus Item Code: 51328
(A 2001 New York Times Notable Book and Winner of the Kiriyama Book Prize) In 1996, Peace Corp volunteer Peter Hessler—a National Book Award finalist for Oracle Bones—became an ... (Read More)
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Roughing It
Mark Twain.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781626360631.  Daedalus Item Code: 54009
First published in 1872 as a prequel of sorts to The Innocents Abroad, this second book by Mark Twain proffers the (almost) true story of the author's rollicking adventures across the frontier ... (Read More)
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Running in the Family
Michael Ondaatje.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780747599531.  Daedalus Item Code: 51394
Ten years before he penned his Booker Prize–winning novel The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje wrote this 1982 memoir of his return to his native Sri Lanka in the late 1970s—presented here in ... (Read More)
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Rutka's Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust: The Long-Lost Diary of 14-Year-Old Rutka Laskier, "The Polish Anne Frank"
Rutka Laskier. Daniella Zaidman-Mauer, ed.
Publisher: Time Inc.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781603200196.  Daedalus Item Code: 53510
Rutka Laskier, a 14-year-old Jewish girl in the town of Bedzin in Poland, died in Auschwitz in 1943. But she left behind a notebook in which she recorded her thoughts, fears, and dreams—some are the ... (Read More)
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Saints: Men and Women of Exceptional Faith
Jacques Duquesne.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080201348.  Daedalus Item Code: 53024
This beautifully illustrated exploration of the evolving role of saints and sainthood in the Christian church recounts the lives of these influential figures from the Old Testament to the present ... (Read More)
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Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt
Robert Gottlieb.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300141276.  Daedalus Item Code: 42104
Everything about Sarah Bernhardt is fascinating, from her obscure birth to her enduring fame as an actress who redefined the nature of her art—and particularly her highly public romantic life and her ... (Read More)
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Scott of the Antarctic: The Definitive Biography
David Crane.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007450442.  Daedalus Item Code: 41310
Since Robert Falcon Scott's death in 1912, he has been the subject of innumerable books, some declaring him a hero, others dismissing him as an irresponsible fool. In either case, the man behind the ... (Read More)
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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
Jason Roberts.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007161263.  Daedalus Item Code: 51331
(Finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award) This biography is the story of a remarkable explorer known simply as the Blind Traveler. James Holman (1786–1857) circumnavigated the ... (Read More)
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She Matters: A Life in Friendship
Susanna Sonnenberg.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439190609.  Daedalus Item Code: 42384
(A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice) The best friend who broke up with you, the older girl at school you worshipped, the friend who betrayed you—and the friend you ... (Read More)
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Small Memories: A Memoir
José Saramago. Margaret Jull Costa, trans.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099520481.  Daedalus Item Code: 23860
The Nobel Prize–winning author of Blindness, Death with Interruptions, and The Elephant's Journey here offers a mosaic of his youth in Portugal—vignettes of small events, ... (Read More)
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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Story
Trudi Kanter. Linda Grant, intro.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844088089.  Daedalus Item Code: 43997
In 1938, beautiful and charismatic Trudi Kanter—a hat designer for the best-dressed women in Vienna—fell in love with businessman Walter Ehrlich. But as Hitler's tanks rolled into Austria, the world ... (Read More)
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Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir
Diana Athill.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393338003.  Daedalus Item Code: 51334
(Winner of the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography and the Costa Book Award for Biography) One of the great editors in British publishing, Diana Athill spent more than ... (Read More)
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