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The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words
Justin Cord Hayes.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440542787.  Daedalus Item Code: 33064
 
You could call this book awful and the author wouldn't even mind. In fact, as Justin Cord Hayes tells us, "awful" once meant something worthy of respect or fear, inspiring awe, just as "bully" was ... (Read More)
 
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Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry
Donald Hall.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547247946.  Daedalus Item Code: 34134
 
"Most memoirs begin with a birth, but [Donald] Hall's starts with another sort of becoming: 'At fourteen I decided to spend my life writing poetry, which is what I have done.' Soon Hall moves from ... (Read More)
 
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The Virago Book of Christmas
Michelle Lovric, ed.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781860499227.  Daedalus Item Code: 43287
 
"Christmas began with a good but harassed woman giving birth, with great joy, in difficult domestic circumstances," writes Michelle Lovric in her introduction to this anthology. "Somewhere between ... (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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Walking in the Shade: 1949 to 1962
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060929565.  Daedalus Item Code: 42991
 
The second volume of Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing's extraordinary autobiography covers the years from her 1949 arrival in war-weary London with her son Peter and the manuscript for The Grass is ... (Read More)
 
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Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven
Susan Richards Shreve.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547053837.  Daedalus Item Code: 10281
 
Just after her 11th birthday, Susan Richards Shreve was sent to the sanitarium at Warm Springs, Georgia. The polio haven, famously founded by FDR, was "a perfect setting in time and place and ... (Read More)
 
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Websterisms: A Collection of Words and Definitions Set Forth by the Founding Father of American English
Arthur Schulman. Jill Lepore, intro.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416561361.  Daedalus Item Code: 00555
 
What makes American English American? In 1800, irascible patriot Noah Webster set out to answer this question by tirelessly recording the vocabulary of the American citizen. Though he was a political ... (Read More)
 
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What Should I Do With My Life?: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question
Po Bronson.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375758980.  Daedalus Item Code: 42336
 
Having traveled the country in search of individuals who have struggled to find their calling, Po Bronson offers stories of 57 very different people trying to answer such questions as, "Is a career ... (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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The Whatchamacallit: Those Everyday Objects You Just Can't Name (and Things You Think You Know About, But Don't)
Danny Danziger & Mark McCrum.
Publisher: Hyperion/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781615238118.  Daedalus Item Code: 42279
 
The world is full of whatchamacallits—from the little groove that runs between your nose and mouth to the little plastic sleeve that ends your shoelace, from the seed-like bits on a strawberry to the ... (Read More)
 
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The Wicked Wit of Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens. Shelley Klein, ed.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843175681.  Daedalus Item Code: 42890
 
Renowned for his trenchant commentary and his beloved characters, Charles Dickens has also been enjoyed in no small part for his rather juicy summings-up of those whose measure fell short. In this ... (Read More)
 
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William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies
John Carey.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439187326.  Daedalus Item Code: 23225
 
"Lord of the Flies may be one of the most powerful (and widely taught) novels in postwar English literature, but until now, a comprehensive biography of William Golding has not been available. ... (Read More)
 
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