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Literature
#1
It's Probably Nothing: More Adventures of a Vermont Country Doctor
Beach Conger.
Publisher: Chelsea Green.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781603583848.  Daedalus Item Code: 40072
 
In this follow-up to his memoir Bag Balm and Duct Tape, Beach Conger and his wife leave rural Dumster, Vermont, for suburban Philadelphia. Conger takes a job in a teaching hospital in the ... (Read More)
 
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#2
New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009
Teresa Carpenter, ed.
Publisher: Modern Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679643326.  Daedalus Item Code: 38424
 
A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and former editor at the Village Voice, Teresa Carpenter is also a lifelong diary enthusiast. Perhaps it was kismet, then, that she should dream up this ... (Read More)
 
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#3
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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#4
Sex and the River Styx
Edward Hoagland. Howard Frank Mosher, foreword.
Publisher: Chelsea Green.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781603583374.  Daedalus Item Code: 40076
 
A widely traveled and experienced observer of both human nature and the natural world, Edward Hoagland has been called the best essayist of his time by such writers as John Updike, Philip Roth, ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Richard Lederer's Classic Literary Trivia: From Mythology, Shakespeare, and the Bible
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602125.  Daedalus Item Code: 40003
 
Do you know which of these words—dwindle, majestic, or generous—Shakespeare invented? Who was chief among the ancient Greek gods, and which goddess was responsible for love? Or which biblical figure ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick. Pamela Jackson & Jonathan Lethem, eds.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547549255.  Daedalus Item Code: 40333
 
Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is a magnificent, imaginative final work from an author ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602118.  Daedalus Item Code: 40004
 
What fictional detective survived an attempted murder by his creator? Which American poet read one of his poems at John F. Kennedy's inauguration? By what name does the world better know Southern ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Long Way Home: In Search of Steinbeck's America
Bill Barich.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717542.  Daedalus Item Code: 31913
 
"We do not take a trip; a trip takes us," John Steinbeck noted in his 1962 classic Travels with Charley. Inspired by a copy of Travels that he stumbled upon in Ireland, where he had ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward
Paul Johnson.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061825927.  Daedalus Item Code: 40718
 
The author of Creators and Heroes, as well as Modern Times and History of Christianity, here turns to the finest wits of the Western world. Paul Johnson surveys a diverse ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems
Alan Axelrod.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616084028.  Daedalus Item Code: 30824
 
Anybody ever called you a dewdropper? A kibitzer? A lounge lizard? If you never knew what the heck they meant—or if you ever wanted to toss around some hip jive yourself—this is the book you need. ... (Read More)
 
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