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#1
I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff
Judy Parkinson.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621451846.  Daedalus Item Code: 71309
 
Remember those handy rhymes and phrases from grade school—"i before e except after c," (vowels); "every good boy does fine," (lines on the music staff); and "thirty days hath September," (the lengths ... (Read More)
 
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#2
A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd, intro.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849010481.  Daedalus Item Code: 70429
 
Presenting synopses of all the plays, along with character descriptions, source notes, and extracts of famous speeches and exchanges, this is not only a fine introduction to Shakespeare, it is also ... (Read More)
 
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#3
The Poems of Jesus Christ
Willis Barnstone, trans.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393347265.  Daedalus Item Code: 71728
 
"Jesus Christ is the great invisible poet of the world," suggests Willis Barnstone, noting that the Bible's early translators—having failed to understand the ancient Hebrew conception of ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812996456.  Daedalus Item Code: 71055
 
In this collection of sage advice, humorous quips, and pointed observations, published in the last year of her life, Maya Angelou's spirit endures. These are resonant and rewarding quotes from the ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Good Grief!: Life in a Tiny Vermont Village
Ellen Stimson.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781581572551.  Daedalus Item Code: 71752
 
Following her hilarious book Mud Season (in which she told the story of that fateful day when she and her husband, having had such a wonderful time vacationing in Vermont, wondered aloud what ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned from a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow.
Publisher: Golden Books.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780553508758.  Daedalus Item Code: 71662
 
Love is all around in this follow-up to Diane Muldrow's Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book. Witty, tender observations about the ins and outs of relationships with ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Mark Twain's Notebooks: Journals, Letters, Observations, Wit, Wisdom, and Doodles
Carlo De Vito, ed.
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781579129972.  Daedalus Item Code: 64567
 
For most of his life, Samuel Clemens carefully crafted his public persona of Mark Twain, but this book offers a fascinating glimpse behind the mask; if anything, these letters, notes, and journal ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Wilde in America: Oscar Wilde and the Invention of Modern Celebrity
David M. Friedman.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393063172.  Daedalus Item Code: 71740
 
In January 1882, Oscar Wilde arrived in New York City; having published only a volume of poetry, the self-proclaimed genius was embarking upon a yearlong tour to promote his masterpiece—himself. ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator
Homer Hickam.
Publisher: HarperCollins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780008154219.  Daedalus Item Code: 62877
 
The author of Rocket Boys here takes us to the 1930s, when the Great Depression brought Elsie Lavender back to the coal fields of West Virginia with a single memento of her once-prosperous ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Iliad: A New Translation
Homer. Caroline Alexander, trans.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062046277.  Daedalus Item Code: 71575
 
Composed around 730 BC, Homer's Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Greeks and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. ... (Read More)
 
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