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The Gift of Thanks: The Roots and Rituals of Gratitude
Margaret Visser.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151013319.  Daedalus Item Code: 12186
 
Known as an "anthropologist of everyday life," for producing such books as The Rituals of Dinner (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year that also won the IACP Literary Food Writing ... (Read More)
 
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The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius
M.D. Usher, adaptation. T. Motley, illus.
Publisher: Godine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781567924183.  Daedalus Item Code: 36319
 
A favorite of private presses and illustrators since the invention of printing, Apuleius's 2nd-century comic masterpiece traces the misadventures of a young man who is a bit too curious about magic. ... (Read More)
 
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A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books
Alex Beam.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781586487768.  Daedalus Item Code: 41003
 
Today the classics of the Western canon, written by the proverbial "dead white men," are all but dead in the pop culture wars, but in the 1950s and 60s they were a phenomenon. The Great Books of ... (Read More)
 
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Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster
Wendy Moffat.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312572891.  Daedalus Item Code: 33351
 
With the posthumous publication of his long-suppressed novel Maurice in 1970, E.M. Forster came out as homosexual—a revelation that made barely a ripple in the literary reputation of the man ... (Read More)
 
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Greatest Jewish Stories
David Patterson, ed.
Publisher: Jonathan David.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780824604356.  Daedalus Item Code: 41462
 
In this collection—a reprinting of the 1997 volume The Greatest Jewish Stories Ever Told—National Jewish Book Award winner David Patterson brings together biblical, Talmudic, Midrashic, ... (Read More)
 
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Green Hills of Africa
Ernest Hemingway.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099909200.  Daedalus Item Code: 40373
 
This is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December 1933. Hemingway's well-known fascination ... (Read More)
 
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Handing One Another Along: Literature and Social Reflection: On Character, Courage, and Compassion
Robert Coles. Trevor Hall & Vicki Kennedy, eds.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400062034.  Daedalus Item Code: 38418
 
Based on his own series of undergraduate lectures at Harvard, psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert Coles here explores how character, courage, and human and moral understanding are ... (Read More)
 
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Henry James: The Mature Master
Sheldon M. Novick.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679450238.  Daedalus Item Code: 00563
 
The New York Times compared Sheldon Novick's first volume of Henry James's life, The Young Master, to "a movie of James's life, as it unfolds, moment to moment, lending the book a ... (Read More)
 
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Hitch-22: A Memoir
Christopher Hitchens.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780446540339.  Daedalus Item Code: 38251
 
Over the course of 60 years, Christopher Hitchens was a citizen of the United States and also the United Kingdom; he was a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam who became a supporter of the U.S. ... (Read More)
 
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Horace Walpole's Cat
Christopher Frayling.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500514917.  Daedalus Item Code: 41280
 
In February 1747, Selima the tabby fell into a Chinese porcelain tub in Horace Walpole's London house and met her end. Thomas Gray's "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of ... (Read More)
 
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The Horror of Love: Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski in Paris and London
Lisa Hilton.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605983929.  Daedalus Item Code: 33804
 
"Oh, the horror of love!" Nancy Mitford once exclaimed to her sister Diana Mosley. Elegant and intelligent, Nancy was a renowned wit and a popular author, yet this bright, waspish woman, capable of ... (Read More)
 
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The House in France: A Memoir
Gully Wells.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307269805.  Daedalus Item Code: 33385
 
Set in Provence, London, and New York, this is a daughter's bright and witty memoir of her mother, rebellious American journalist Dee Wells, and her stepfather A.J. Ayer, the worldly Oxford ... (Read More)
 
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