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Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography
Susan Cheever.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416569923.  Daedalus Item Code: 61841
 
The author of American Bloomsbury returns to Concord, Massachusetts, for this engaging life of its most famous female writer. Louisa May Alcott never intended to write Little Women; she ... (Read More)
 
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Love Haikubes: Create Captivating Haiku with a Roll of the Dice
Emily Dubin, design.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: .
ISBN: 9781452119717.  Daedalus Item Code: 61603
 
Just like the original Haikubes poetry set, this attractive and unusual game features oversized, ivory-like dice with single words on each face; simply roll the cubes and arrange the words to create ... (Read More)
 
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Lyrics of the Sands: (English/Arabic Languages)
Gloria Kifayeh.
Publisher: Stacey International.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781900988896.  Daedalus Item Code: 54627
 
"Let me roam freely over the land, so that we may be free of the evils of a settled life." For millennia, the Bedouin of the Arabian Desert have composed poems about their harsh yet beautiful ... (Read More)
 
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Making the Cat Laugh: One Woman's Journal of Single Life on the Margins
Lynne Truss.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007355235.  Daedalus Item Code: 53292
 
We know her as the language maven who gave us her zero-tolerance treatise on punctuation, Eats, Shoots and Leaves. But Lynne Truss has been cracking up British readers for years on BBC radio ... (Read More)
 
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The Man Within My Head
Pico Iyer.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307267610.  Daedalus Item Code: 44353
 
We all carry people inside our heads—actors, leaders, writers, figures out of history or fiction—who sometimes seem closer to us than people we know; here Pico Iyer sets out to unravel the mysterious ... (Read More)
 
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Mania: The Story of the Outraged & Outrageous Lives That Launched a Cultural Revolution
Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover.
Publisher: Top Five.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781938938023.  Daedalus Item Code: 43192
 
By the time 19-year-old Lucien Carr stabbed his obsessive pursuer David Kammerer to death on the banks of the Hudson River in August 1944, it was clear that the hard-partying teenager who had brought ... (Read More)
 
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Mark Twain's America: A Celebration in Words and Images
Harry L. Katz. Lewis H. Lapham, foreword.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316209397.  Daedalus Item Code: 61646
 
We know Mark Twain today as the author of classics like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but in his own time Twain—born Samuel Langhorne Clemens—was a controversial satirist and public figure who ... (Read More)
 
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A Meal of the Stars: Poems Up and Down
Dana Jensen. Tricia Tusa, illus.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547390079.  Daedalus Item Code: 62852
 
"Dear reader," poet Dana Jensen addresses us, "Each of these poems either starts at the top and goes down or starts at the bottom and goes up. Hmm—which is which? That's up to you to find out." This ... (Read More)
 
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Meeting the Devil: A Book of Memoir from the London Review of Books
Alan Bennett, preface.
Publisher: William Heinemann.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780434022670.  Daedalus Item Code: 53400
 
Autobiography has been an essential element of the London Review of Books since its founding in 1979, and this volume collects many outstanding pieces of memoir that first appeared in the ... (Read More)
 
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Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps
John McIntyre, ed. Michael Dirda, foreword.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781582436050.  Daedalus Item Code: 41216
 
The late James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three ... (Read More)
 
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The Merchant's Tale: Dual-Language Edition
Geoffrey Chaucer. E.B. Richmond, trans.
Publisher: .   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911999.  Daedalus Item Code: 53739
 
In the merchant's risqué tale, the aged, lascivious knight January marries the attractive teenager May. Soon, though, January loses his sight, and—in an unforgettable scene—his young wife and her ... (Read More)
 
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The Midas Touch: World Mythology in Bite-Sized Chunks
Mark Daniels.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782430353.  Daedalus Item Code: 53293
 
In Western astrology, the signs of the zodiac are named in honor of Greek myths. J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings was heavily influenced by Norse mythology. Flora and Fauna, the names of ... (Read More)
 
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