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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

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Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
Be Brave, Baby Rabbit - Diane deGroat, Lucy Bate Whereas Manushkin's earlier Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth was very clearly about a specific "issue" -- concerns and questions children might have about losing their baby teeth -- this one seemed a bit unfocused. The story is set at, but not really about, Halloween. Very present and authentically voiced are some of the tensions that arise between older and younger siblings. But the story doesn't really offer anything for children or parents in terms of how to discuss or resolve such problems, or delve into underlying fears.