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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: 49518
 
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 American Science and Nature Writing 2014
Deborah Blum, ed. Tim Folger, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544003422.  Daedalus Item Code: 49514
 
Should we trust genetically modified food? Do we really want to know if we have an incurable genetic disease before the symptoms actually appear? Sifting past the intentionally misleading headlines ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Sports Writing 2014
Christopher McDougall, ed. Glenn Stout, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544147003.  Daedalus Item Code: 49517
 
Though most long-form sports journalism is passed over today in favor of catchy numbered lists, there are still exceptional stories that demand more investigation, detail, and time—the emphasis of ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Travel Writing 2014
Paul Theroux, ed. Jason Wilson, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544330153.  Daedalus Item Code: 49516
 
In this era of "listicles" ("Ten Best Waterslides on Cruise Ships!") and travel articles that are little more than promotions for luxury hotels and restaurants, guest editor Paul Theroux is more ... (Read More)
 
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The Big New Yorker Book of Cats
Anthony Lane, foreword.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679644774.  Daedalus Item Code: 38850
 
Look what The New Yorker dragged in: a haughtily superior companion volume to The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs, this time celebrating the feline half of the domestic pet equation in a ... (Read More)
 
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Charles Dickens: A Life
Claire Tomalin.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203091.  Daedalus Item Code: 40998
 
(Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Award) The winner of the 2002 Whitbread Book of the Year for her biography Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Claire Tomalin is also renowned for ... (Read More)
 
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Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
Yunte Huang.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393069624.  Daedalus Item Code: 41466
 
(Shortlisted for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and a 2011 Edgar Award) This provocative first "biography" of fictional detective Charlie Chan presents American ... (Read More)
 
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Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307272225.  Daedalus Item Code: 43103
 
(A Washington Post, NPR, and Time Magazine Best Book of 2012) A genuine rebel who took the pretensions that embellished French cuisine and fricasseed them to a fare-thee-well, ... (Read More)
 
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The Delighted States: A Book of Novels, Romances, and Their Unknown Translators, Containing Ten Languages, Set on Four Continents, and Accompanied by Maps, Portraits, Squiggles, Illustrations, and a Variety of Helpful Indexes
Adam Thirlwell.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312428297.  Daedalus Item Code: 31973
 
(Winner of a 2008 Somerset Maugham Award) Having slept with a prostitute in Egypt, Gustave Flaubert begins writing Madame Bovary, which influences the minor French novelist Édouard ... (Read More)
 
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Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism
John Updike.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307266408.  Daedalus Item Code: 31048
 
This sixth collection of essays and literary criticism from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on ... (Read More)
 
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The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc.
Jonathan Lethem.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385534956.  Daedalus Item Code: 34156
 
(Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book of 2011) What's a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what's contemporary ... (Read More)
 
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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143107293.  Daedalus Item Code: 49036
 
Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first volume of fairy tales. Since then, such stories as "Cinderella," "Snow White," "Rapunzel," and "Hansel and Gretel" have become deeply ... (Read More)
 
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