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#1
Read This!: Handpicked Favorites from America's Indie Bookstores
Ann Patchett, intro.
Publisher: Coffee House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781566893138.  Daedalus Item Code: 62086
 
Don't know what to read next? This little handbook compiles must-read book recommendations from 25 independent bookstores, including City Lights Bookstore, Magers & Quinn, Faulkner House, Skylight ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767919371.  Daedalus Item Code: 62226
 
Born in the middle of the American century (1951) in the middle of the United States (Des Moines), Bill Bryson, like millions of his peers, grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero—in his ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback—Movie Tie-In Edition
Robyn Davidson.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780679762874.  Daedalus Item Code: 62299
 
"I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back." From this seemingly inauspicious beginning, Robyn ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Jim, Who Ran Away From His Nurse and Was Eaten By a Lion: A Cautionary Tale
Hilaire Belloc. Mini Grey, illus.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: pop-up book.
ISBN: 9780375859700.  Daedalus Item Code: 20569
 
As much for adult fans of Edward Gorey as it is for children 8 and up with a sense of ironic humor, this mock cautionary tale by Hilaire Belloc, originally penned in 1907, is set perfectly with Mini ... (Read More)
 
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#5
The Poetic Species: A Conversation
Edward O. Wilson & Robert Hass.
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781934137727.  Daedalus Item Code: 62083
 
Slim as a book of poetry—and, like poetry, packed with vital ideas—this small volume presents a conversation between social biologist Edward O. Wilson and past U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
Sandra Day O'Connor & H. Alan Day.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812966732.  Daedalus Item Code: 62281
 
What was it in Sandra Day O'Connor's background and early life that helped make her the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and one of the most powerful women in America? In this ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Classic Poetry for Dogs: Why Do I Chase Thee: From Elizabeth Basset Browning and Other Canine Masters
Jessica Swaim. Chet Phillips, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781423635543.  Daedalus Item Code: 63003
 
If spaniels wrote sonnets and labradors wrote limericks, of what would they muse? From "Shall I Compare Thee to a Steak Fillet?" by William Shakespaw (a bearded dachshund mix) to "How to Avoid ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life
Seth D. Pevnick, ed.
Publisher: D. Giles.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781907804304.  Daedalus Item Code: 62084
 
Not only the god of the sea but also of floods, earthquakes, and horses, Poseidon was a central figure in the ancient Greeks' religious practices. Referencing historical research and what can be ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson
Will Bingley & Anthony Hope-Smith. Alan Rinzler, foreword.
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781419702426.  Daedalus Item Code: 61776
 
Over the course of Hunter S. Thompson's extraordinary life he was publicly branded a bum, a vandal, a thief, a liar, an addict, a freak, and a psychopath. Some of which were true. Yet even when ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books
Wendy Lesser.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374289201.  Daedalus Item Code: 62042
 
The founder and editor of The Threepenny Review, Wendy Lesser draws on a lifetime of reading, and decades of editing one of America's most distinguished literary magazines to describe her love ... (Read More)
 
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