The Ruby in the Smoke

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ISBN: 9780375845161
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Published: Ember - September 9th, 2008

In 1870s London, Sally Lockhart investigates her father's murder. She finds herself part of a bigger mystery involving smuggling and the secrets of the British Empire, and along the way she picks up friends and allies, including a rogue office boy, a pair of hapless photographers, an actress, and a boxer-turned-minister.


Poison Penmanship

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By Jessica Mitford, Jane Smiley (Preface by)
ISBN: 9781590173558
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Published: New York Review of Books - September 7th, 2010

Jessica Mitford takes readers through a guided tour of her investigative journalism that covered everything from California prison conditions to luxury weight loss spas. In this collection, she follows each piece with her own commentary and insider tips, making the book a must for aspiring writers.


Letters from Skye

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ISBN: 9780345542601
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 9th, 2013

A love affair that crosses two continents and encompasses two wars begins with a chatty letter from David, a young American to his new favorite poet, Elspeth Dunn, sent in 1912. The book is a novel-in-letters, a complicated and passionate story that Elspeth's daughter pieces together while the bombs begin to fall on Britain in 1940.


Cinnamon & Gunpowder

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ISBN: 9780374123666
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - June 4th, 2013

What Owen really wants is a kitchen worthy of his culinary talents. What he has is the galley of a pirate ship, where he's expected to produce a gourmet meal each week for his captor, Mad Hannah Mabbot. Hannah and Owen spar over piracy, cuisine, and escape attempts in this novel that ranks with the classic pirate stories.



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By Paul Fleischman, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763610524
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 1st, 2002

What else is there to do during summer vacation but create a new civilization? Wesley, who's always been a bit of an outsider, does just that -- he grows a staple crop, invents a language, makes his own clothes, and develops a culture, all in his own back yard.


Deadline Artists

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ISBN: 9781468300543
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Published: Overlook Press - September 25th, 2012

This collection brings together some of the best newspaper columns from the last 150 years, from famous names like H.L. Mencken and Dave Barry to brilliant unknowns who understand the power of a well-written sentence.


Daddy Long-Legs and Dear Enemy

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By Jean Webster, Elaine Showalter (Introduction by), Elaine Showalter (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780143039068
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Published: Penguin Books - November 30th, 2004

This pair of hundred-year-old novels could almost have been written yesterday. In Daddy Long-Legs, an anonymous benefactor sends orphan Judy Abbott to college, and she sends him monthly updates on university life. In Dear Enemy, Judy's former classmate becomes an unwilling orphanage superintendent and surrogate mother to an ever-changing brood.


The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

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ISBN: 9780316184137
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 30th, 1976

Let's call it poetry for the bitter single girl. Because sometimes you're not in the mood for more declarations of love -- you'd rather ask someone, "Are you--Nobody--Too?" Sure, Emily writes about beauty and nature and religion and bumblebees too. But when your inner spinster is ready to curl up with a good poem, Emily Dickinson's got your back.


Island of Bones

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ISBN: 9780670026272
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - October 11th, 2012

eighteenth-century physician -- one who has taught himself all the
latest in anatomy and forensics -- and a sailor's widow team up to defy
convention and solve mysteries. Robertson's writing is witty, and her
characters make this series a compelling read.Sarah


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