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The Best American Essays 2015
Ariel Levy, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544569621.  Daedalus Item Code: 59574
 
"Writing an essay is like catching a wave," posits guest editor Ariel Levy. "To catch a wave, you need skill and nerve, not just moving water." This year's writers—including Hilton Als, Roger Angell, ... (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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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 Sports Writing 2015
Wright Thompson, ed. Glenn Stout, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544340053.  Daedalus Item Code: 59577
 
For 25 years this particular Best American series has built a solid reputation for showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the past year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Travel Writing 2015
Andrew McCarthy, ed. Jason Wilson, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544569645.  Daedalus Item Code: 59578
 
In his introduction, guest editor Andrew McCarthy notes that the best travel writing is about "the anonymous and solitary traveler capturing a moment in time and place, giving meaning to his or her ... (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 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 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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A Boy at the Hogarth Press
Richard Kennedy. John Randle, intro.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843914617.  Daedalus Item Code: 53671
 
In 1926, 16-year-old Richard Kennedy became Leonard Woolf's protégé at the Woolfs' Hogarth Press. Some 45 years later, and by then a professional illustrator known for such books as The Kingdom of ... (Read More)
 
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