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Who is the writer you love to hate?  Hemingway.  Thanks to Hemingway most American literature is now written at the third grade reading level.

 What is your sign? Virgo (Sun and Jupiter conjunct in Virgo)

 Stick or automatic?  automatic 

What's in the trunk of your car? nothing

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David's Picks by Category: Disney, Amish, Classics



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How to Suppress Women's Writing Cover Image
By Joanna Russ, Jessa Crispin (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781477316252
Availability: Not on our shelves at the moment, but we will order it for you.
Published: University of Texas Press - April 17th, 2018

A concise, yet complete, explication of the tactics for devaluing women's accomplishments. A feminist classic that remains painfully relevant. Witty, yet terrifying. With a new forward by Jessa Crispin.

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Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481461313
Availability: Not on our shelves at the moment, but we will order it for you.
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2017

A delightful introduction for children to Mary Blair, Walt Disney's favorite artist, who contributed color styling and inspirational artwork for many of the classic Disney animated films of the 40's and 50's and then returned to the studio in the 60's as an Imagineer. Walt said Mary used colors he didn't know existed. This book's charming illustrations capture not only Mary's color sense but her evolving fashion sense as well.

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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition Cover Image
By Edith Hamilton, Jim Tierney (By (artist))
ISBN: 9780316438520
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - September 26th, 2017

In honour of its 75th Anniversary, and in time for holiday shopping, here is a new large-format edition of the best written, most useful guide to classical mythology, crammed with beautiful, new illustrations and decorations. Hamilton is perfect both for cozy reading and quick reference, and she is one of the few adapters of the great myths who sites her sources and includes family trees of the gods. Every home should have one. David's October Staff Pick

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Disney Who's Who Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368009928
Availability: Special Order
Published: Disney Press - September 5th, 2017

Can't remember the name of Geppetto's cat or Pongo's wife?  Here's the perfect quick and easy reference book to jog your memory or settle a bet.  Covers more than 80 years of Disney animation with great colorful illustrations for every character.

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Simply Amish: An Essential Guide from the Foremost Expert on Amish Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781513803296
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Herald Press (VA) - June 8th, 2018

From the foremost living authority on the Amish and other Anabaptists in North America, this is an up-to-date, non-academic introduction for the curious layperson.  Accurate information on the Amish is very difficult to find on the Internet, and impossible to find on television or in Christian romances, so this book is a myth-busting necessity.