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Skinny Dipping
And Other Immersions in Water, Myth, and Being Human Janet Lembke

The author of the acclaimed Dangerous Birds followed that success with a new collection of essays on the natural world, these connected by the theme of water: exploring issues as varied as the joy that water brings, the wistful rememberings it engenders, and its sacredness. As with all of Lembke’s... More


Let Me Lie
Being in the Main an Ethnological Account of the Remarkable Commonwealth of Virginia and the Making of Its History James Branch Cabell. Foreword by R. H. W. Dillard

When Let Me Lie was first published in 1947, most reviewers missed the double meaning of the book's title. Deaf to James Branch Cabell's many-layered ironic wit, they read the book as a paean to the old South.Readers of this new paperback edition are unlikely to repeat the mistake. Let Me Lie is... More