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An Island Cabin

A new spin on an old tale

Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) is one of the giants of 20th century American literature, best known for his novels "Sister Carrie" and "An American Tragedy," which director George Stevens turned into the film "A Place in the Sun."

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Striper Hot Spots

Tips on stalking stripers

New editions of author Frank Daignault's books "Striper Hot Spots" ($18.95 each, 2011, Burford Books) with editions for both the New England and Chesapeake Bay regions, first published in 1993, have been rereleased.

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Shepherds of the Sea

Captains tested by the war years

Naval buffs should consider "Shepherds of the Sea," by Robert F. Cross (Naval Institute Press, 2010, $34.95), a non-fiction account of life aboard the destroyer escorts during World War II.

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Gentleman Captain

Anglophiles and fans of Patrick O'Brian's Capt. Jack Aubrey novels might consider "Gentleman Captain," by J.D. Davies (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010, $25) as a comforting winter read.

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Beating the Blowfish

Seize the day - and days ahead

"Beating the Blowfish" (Sheridan House, 2010, $19.95) is an autobiography by Emma Pontin, a young Londoner who rides the subways each day to a career in banking and seeks to quench a thirst for bluewater sailing.

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