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#1
Dear Santa: Children's Christmas Letters and Wish Lists, 1870–1920
Mary Harrell-Sesniak, ed. J. Harmon Flagstone, commentary.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781452140186.  Daedalus Item Code: 63248
 
Long before Virginia O'Hanlon's famous 1897 letter to New York's Sun, which editor Frank Church replied to with "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," newspapers often fielded children's ... (Read More)
 
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#2
I Could Pee on This Too: And More Poems by More Cats
Francesco Marciuliano.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781452132945.  Daedalus Item Code: 69471
 
Ever since the first cat walked into a house in ancient Egypt, scratched the owner's nose, demanded to be fed, and was proclaimed a god (because who else would have such chutzpah?), people have been ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends
Jan Harold Brunvand.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393347159.  Daedalus Item Code: 64024
 
Alligators in the sewers? A maniac in the back seat? An earwig tunneling into someone's ear? No, it didn't really happen to your friend's sister's neighbor, Jan Brunvand assures us—it's an urban ... (Read More)
 
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#4
A Guinea Pig Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens. Retold by Alex Goodwin. Tess Gammell, photog.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781632867087.  Daedalus Item Code: 69453
 
After we giggled our way through A Guinea Pig Nativity and nearly swooned over A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice, all we could think was "Please sir? We want some more!" Happily, our pleas ... (Read More)
 
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#5
The David Foster Wallace Reader
David Foster Wallace.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316182393.  Daedalus Item Code: 63384
 
Where does one begin to explore a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? This collection offers an ideal introduction, with a variety of his most dazzling, funniest, and most ... (Read More)
 
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#6
I Used to Know That: Shakespeare: Stuff You Forgot From School
Liz Evers.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781606522462.  Daedalus Item Code: 63574
 
Everyone knows his name, and most English speakers have studied him at some point, but the scope of Shakespeare's influence on our culture is so vast that we can all be forgiven for not remembering ... (Read More)
 
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#7
A Brief History of the Amazons: Women Warriors in Myth and History
Lyn Webster Wilde.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781472136770.  Daedalus Item Code: 63763
 
"Golden-shielded, silver-sworded, man-loving, male-child slaughtering Amazons," is how 5th-century Greek historian Hellanicus described the legendary Amazons. For centuries, conventional scholarship ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Book Lover's 2017 Daily Calendar

Publisher: Workman.   Format: calender.
ISBN: 9780761188711.  Daedalus Item Code: 65792
 
Perfect for the book lovers in your life—including you—this Page-A-Day desk calendar recommends a year's worth of lively, surprising, and riveting reads. Pick up Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Wizards: Myths and Legends
David & Lesley McIntee. Mark Stacey, illus.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781472803399.  Daedalus Item Code: 63059
 
From the wise and mysterious soothsayer, thoughtfully stroking a long gray beard, to the deathless necromancer practicing dark magic in a forgotten dungeon, wizards have captured our imaginations ... (Read More)
 
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#10
And Yet ...: Essays
Christopher Hitchens.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476772066.  Daedalus Item Code: 64128
 
Throughout his life, Christopher Hitchens sought assiduously to affirm and reaffirm the ideas of secularism, reason, libertarianism, internationalism, and solidarity—values always under siege and in ... (Read More)
 
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