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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014
Daniel Handler, ed. Lemony Snicket, intro.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544129665.  Daedalus Item Code: 54415
 
Though founding series editor Dave Eggers has left the building—so far as The Best American Nonrequired Reading is concerned, anyway—he has put the enormously popular series in the capable ... (Read More)
 
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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Clichés: What They Mean and Where They Came From
Nigel Fountain.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781606525678.  Daedalus Item Code: 61575
 
Some say you should avoid them like the plague, but why re-invent the wheel? Falling somewhere between the quote and the idiom, the cliché is a handy device for getting an established idea across ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015
Adam Johnson, intro. & ed. 826 National, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544569638.  Daedalus Item Code: 59576
 
Founded by former series editor Dave Eggers and his high-school-age writing students at 826 Valencia in San Francisco, this enormously popular series is edited this year by Adam Johnson, a creative ... (Read More)
 
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Between the Covers: The Book Babes' Guide to a Woman's Reading Pleasures
Margo Hammond & Ellen Heltzel.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780738212296.  Daedalus Item Code: 01255
 
The Ebert & Roeper of the bibliophile world, Margo Hammond (longtime book editor for the St. Petersburg Times) and Ellen Heltzel (a member of the National Book Critics Circle) here recommend ... (Read More)
 
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The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure
C.D. Rose, ed. Andrew Gallix, intro.
Publisher: Melville House.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781612193786.  Daedalus Item Code: 59082
 
Compiling more than 51 of history's most notable cases of authors suffering a complete lack of literary success, this darkly comic, decidedly erudite little tome profiles the greatest writers who ... (Read More)
 
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Bird Cloud: A Memoir of Place
Annie Proulx.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780743288811.  Daedalus Item Code: 61398
 
"Bird Cloud" is the name that Pulitzer Prize–winner Annie Proulx gave to 640 acres of Wyoming wetlands and prairie, with 400-foot cliffs plunging down to the North Platte River; on the day she first ... (Read More)
 
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The Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Literary Quotations
Fred Metcalf.
Publisher: Biteback Publishing.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849542265.  Daedalus Item Code: 62117
 
From quotes on language itself ("The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it," wrote George Bernard Shaw in the preface to Pygmalion) to ... (Read More)
 
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The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature
Ben Tarnoff.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594204739.  Daedalus Item Code: 60993
 
1860s San Francisco. The Gold Rush has ended, the Civil War threatens to tear apart the country, but this western city is booming. A global seaport, home to immigrants from five continents, San ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Knights
L.A. Williams, with Donato Giancola, Mark Poole & Ruth Thompson.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402745560.  Daedalus Item Code: 61108
 
Gorgeously illustrated with dramatic page-filling paintings—up to 19 × 13 inches—by renowned fantasy illustrators, this book is a lush visual introduction to some of the greatest medieval warriors of ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra
James McConnachie.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843543732.  Daedalus Item Code: 31035
 
Notorious as a manual of sexual instruction, the Kamasutra was written in 3rd-century northern India, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. And yet, as travel ... (Read More)
 
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The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit
Jen Adams.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451688795.  Daedalus Item Code: 42610
 
The gift of a book becomes part of the story of your life. Perhaps it came with a note as simple as "This made me think of you," but it takes up residence in your heart and your home. A reader of ... (Read More)
 
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Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels
John Connolly & Declan Burke, eds.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451696578.  Daedalus Item Code: 61224
 
With so many mystery novels to choose among, and so many new titles appearing each year, where should a new mystery fan start? What are the classics of the genre? Which are the hidden gems? In this ... (Read More)
 
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