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The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark
Meryl Gordon
End of The Chain: Life and death in the Aleutians
Robert Wallace Finlay
Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right
Bill Bryson
Seeing Further
Neal Stephenson, Margaret Atwood, Gregory Benford, Georgina Ferrey, Oliver Morton, Maggie Gee, Margaret Wertheim, Richard Fortey, John D. Barrow, Martin J. Rees, Philip Ball, Richard Holmes, Stephen H. Schneider, James Gleick, Simon Schaffer, Henry Petroski, Paul Davies,
Icons of England
Bill Bryson
Walking Away From Wall Street: From Corporate Bull to Building a Busines
Max Vishnev
Winter's Tale
Mark Helprin
To Marry an English Lord
Carol McD. Wallace, Gail MacColl
That Bear Ate My Pants!
Tony James Slater
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Paul Clark Newell Jr., Bill Dedman

Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Persuasion

Omnibus: Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Persuasion - Jane Austen My family and I just took a long car-trip, and listened to Pride and Prejudice on the ways there and back. We listened to Craft Lit's version,

Chapter one of Pride and Prejudice

which is perfectly awesome - the host, Heather Ordover, is a literature teacher, and she really does an excellent job presenting each chapter. She tells the modern reader about things which were common in the time of Austen, but which we don't know too much about today - customs, laws, terms, and other little tid-bits which make the book so much more enjoyable. It makes a good book all the more enjoyable to know these little things.