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Poison Penmanship

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By Jessica Mitford, Jane Smiley (Preface by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590173558
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: NYRB Classics - 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.

Sarah


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.

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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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Deadline Artists

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ISBN: 9781468300543
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - 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.

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Daddy Long-Legs and Dear Enemy

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By Jean Webster, Elaine Showalter (Introduction by), Elaine Showalter (Notes by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143039068
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Published: Penguin Classics - 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.

Sarah



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.

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Island of Bones

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ISBN: 9780670026272
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - October 11th, 2012

An
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


One Came Home

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ISBN: 9780375869259
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2013

True Grit meets Little House on the Prairie when 13-year-old Georgie Burkhardt goes looking for her missing sister Agatha. With her Springfield rifle in hand and Agatha's friend Billy McCabe trotting along to keep an eye on her, Georgie chases passenger pigeons, grifters, and rumors about Agatha all across southern Wisconsin -- and even though she's not looking for trouble, she finds plenty of that too.

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