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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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So I Have Thought of You: The Letters of Penelope Fitzgerald
Penelope Fitzgerald. A.S. Byatt, preface. Terence Dooley, intro.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780007136407.  Daedalus Item Code: 50195
 
Having begun her writing career at age 58, Penelope Fitzgerald made up for lost time with a string of celebrated biographies and novels, including the Booker Prize winner, The Blue Flower. A ... (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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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Love Story
Trudi Kanter.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476700281.  Daedalus Item Code: 44167
 
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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"Something Urgent I Have to Say to You": The Life and Works of William Carlos Williams
Herbert Leibowitz.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374113292.  Daedalus Item Code: 33085
 
Friends with most of the contemporary innovators of his era—Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ford Madox Ford, and Louis Zukofsky, among others—William Carlos Williams made a radical break with the modernist ... (Read More)
 
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Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor
Hali Felt.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805092158.  Daedalus Item Code: 41686
 
Her maps of the world's ocean floors have been deemed one of the most remarkable achievements in modern cartography, yet no one knows her name. Before Marie Tharp (1920–2006) began interpreting ... (Read More)
 
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Speak, Nabokov
Michael Maar. Ross Benjamin, trans.
Publisher: Verso.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844674374.  Daedalus Item Code: 32058
 
On the eve of the posthumous publication of Vladimir Nabokov's unfinished novel The Original of Laura, Nabokov scholar Michael Maar gives us a follow-up to his brilliant critical study The ... (Read More)
 
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The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness
Karen Armstrong.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385721271.  Daedalus Item Code: 43521
 
In 1962, at age 17, Karen Armstrong entered a convent, but left her order after seven brutally unhappy years as a nun. Free to pursue English literature at Oxford, however, she found that convent ... (Read More)
 
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Stand Firm and Fire Low: The Civil War Writings of Colonel Edward E. Cross
Edward E. Cross. Walter Holden, William E. Ross & Elizabeth Slomba, eds. Mike Pride & Mark Travis, foreword.
Publisher: University Press New England.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781584652809.  Daedalus Item Code: 44098
 
Among the Civil War's most colorful and indomitable figures, Colonel Edward Cross molded a thousand New Hampshire volunteer soldiers into a renowned infantry regiment that fought some of the ... (Read More)
 
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Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?
Billy Crystal.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805098204.  Daedalus Item Code: 38931
 
Just like 77 million of his fellow baby boomers, Billy Crystal is turning 65—and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and warmth, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Edvard Munch
Ketil Bjørnstad.
Publisher: Arcadia.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781900850940.  Daedalus Item Code: 44485
 
Using Edvard Munch's own letters and diaries and those of his contemporaries and friends, as well as newspapers and journals of the time, Norwegian composer, novelist, and biographer Ketil Bjørnstad ... (Read More)
 
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Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393339154.  Daedalus Item Code: 41485
 
Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty who trained racehorses and had scandalous affairs, though today she is most remembered for her pioneering nonstop flight from ... (Read More)
 
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