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Dreyer’s English

**A witty, informative guide to writing from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus—in the tradition of *The Elements of Style***

**“Utterly delightful . . . will stand among the classics on how to use the English language properly.”—Elizabeth Strout
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We all write, all the time: books, blogs, emails. Lots and lots of emails. And we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help.
As Random House’s copy chief, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike—not to mention his followers on social media—for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. Now he distills everything he has learned from the myriad books he has copyedited and overseen into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward.
As authoritative as it is amusing, *Dreyer’s English* offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, including why it’s OK to begin a sentence with “And” or “But” and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, including “very,” “rather,” “of course,” and the dreaded “actually.” Dreyer will let you know whether “alright” is all right (sometimes) and even help you brush up on your spelling—though, as he notes, “The problem with mnemonic devices is that I can never remember them.”
And yes: “Only godless savages eschew the series comma.”
Chockful of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and—perhaps best of all—an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.
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Advance praise for *Dreyer***’s ***English***
“A mind-blower—sure to jumpstart any writing project, just by exposing you, the writer, to Dreyer’s astonishing level of sentence-awareness.”**—George Saunders**
“Farewell, Strunk and White. *Dreyer’s English* does more than exhort us to do better. It offers us an example of what it’s like to be the best.”**—Jon Meacham**
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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters.He goes on vacation with his family.He gets a job selling drinks.He attends his brother’s wedding.He mops his sister’s floor.He gives directions to a lost traveller.He eats a hamburger.He has his blood sugar tested.It all sounds so normal, doesn’t it?In his new book David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives – a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim finds one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today at the peak of his form.

Dress Like a Woman: Working Women and What They Wore

Dress Like a Woman: Working Women and What They Wore by Abrams Books, Vanessa Friedman, Roxane Gay
**A woman can be a firefighter, surgeon, astronaut, military officer, athlete, judge, and scientist. So what does it mean to dress like a woman?***Dress Like a Woman* turns that question on its head by sharing a myriad of interpretations across history. The book includes more than 240 incredible photographs that illustrate how women’s roles have changed over the last century. The women pictured in this book inhabit a fascinating intersection of gender, fashion, politics, culture, class, nationality, and race. You’ll see some familiar faces, including trailblazers Shirley Chisholm, Amelia Earhart, Angela Davis, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Michelle Obama, but the majority of photographs are of ordinary working women from many backgrounds and professions. Pioneering scientists and mathematicians, leading civil rights and feminist activists, factory workers and lumberjacks, stay-at-home moms and domestic workers, and artists and musicians; all express their individual style and dress to get the job done. With essays by renowned fashion writer Vanessa Friedman and *New York Times* bestselling author Roxane Gay, *Dress Like a Woman* offers a comprehensive look at the role of gender and clothing in the workplace—and proves that there’s no single way to dress like a woman.

Dreamcatcher

The author of Bag of Bones presents a story about how men experience memories and find their courage, in a tale of stark survival and heroism in the face of a haunted past.
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Classic King…The characters here have a rare vitality and depth * Mail on Sunday * King retains his crown * Guardian * Nobody does it better * Daily Telegraph * King-readers will be wholly satisfied by Dreamcatcher * The Sunday Times * King has inspired a whole generation to read. He’s made them read good, witty prose…a fabulous teller of stories who can create an entire new world and make the reader live in it…Dreamcatcher must be one of his best…difficult to forget * Express *
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The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man was written in the year 1877 by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky. This book is one of the most popular novels of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner, Revised

**This revised 15th anniversary edition of the bestselling beginning drawing book updates art and text examples to include new student pieces, up-to-date materials, and additional sections on drawing in 3D and travel sketching, along with refreshed and contemporary design.**
Based on author and art instructor Claire Watson Garcia’s successful courses and workshops for beginning and aspiring artists, *Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner* applies a positive, accepting tone to a progressive series of lessons in sketching and rendering. The book’s step-by-step methodology and examples of student works from earliest efforts to completed drawings give novices the tools and techniques needed to make competent and eloquent renderings of still lifes, portraits, and more. In this revised edition, Garcia covers such in-demand subject matter as drawing-on-the-go, drawing in three dimensions, and drawing the portrait at a three-quarter view. The reinvigorated art and text ensure that this drawing instruction classic will continue to appeal to new generations of aspiring artists.

Drawing Flowers

Drawing Flowers by Jill Winch
This is a fresh and accessible book aimed at those who want to translate their love of flowers into competent, attractive drawings. It includes examples and exercises across the full floral range, from simple structures such as a tulip to the more complex rose.

Drawing Farm and Zoo Animals

Drawing Farm and Zoo Animals by Raymond Sheppard, Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe
For the first time in a single-volume edition, this guide combines the works of two of Britain’s leading 20th-century illustrators of animals, Raymond Sheppard’s *Drawing at the Zoo* and Charles Tunnicliffe’s *How to Draw Farm Animals.* Artists of all skill levels will benefit from the book’s tremendous variety of domestic and wild animal studies, each accompanied by helpful pointers.
Even the smallest of zoos offers models with an abundant variety of shapes and patterns. It’s not always easy to capture animals in motion, so in *Drawing at the Zoo,* Raymond Sheppard proposes starting with sleeping creatures and the less excitable types to help overcome the practical difficulties. Other suggestions include what *not* to do, notes on distinctive animal characteristics, and a survey of basic shapes, all illustrated by the author’s own work. Charles F. Tunnicliffe, author of *How to Draw Farm Animals,* grew up on a farm and drew and painted animals all his life. In addition to dozens of fascinating examples of his sketches, his book includes informative comments on farm life that provide essential tips for the realistic portrayals of horses, cattle, pigs, and sheep as well as the farmer’s dog and the farmyard cat.

Drawing Dragons

**LEARN TO DRAW DRAGONS**
In easy-to-follow, step-by-step detail, Drawing Dragons teaches you all the tricks and techniques you’ll need to create your own amazing dragons. You’ll discover how to draw all types of dragons using nothing but a pencil. Drawing Dragons shows how to bring to life fierce warriors and bearded ancients as well as baby hatchlings and protective mothers. It also features a special section on adding claws, scales, horns, jewels and other unique details to your dragons.
Learn to draw:
** Ferocious, attacking dragons
Graceful sea dragons
Fire-breathing flying dragons
Wise, thoughtful dragons**

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Draw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal

** **An instructive guide to creating an illustrated journal based on artist and Instagram sensation Samantha Dion Baker’s unique creative process, featuring information on materials, creative inspiration and instruction, prompts, and helpful tips and tricks.** **
Samantha Dion Baker is a widely admired and followed artist on Instagram, where she shares her “sketch journal,” an illustrated daily record of her life, drawn in a fresh, modern style. In *Draw Your Day*, Baker guides you through her inspirational practice and provides guidance for starting your own. Part instructional guide and part encouraging manifesto about how making art–even art that’s not museum-worthy–can make your life more mindful and meaningful, *Draw Your Day* is ideal for both seasoned artists looking for fresh inspiration, as well as aspiring artists who need a friendly nudge to get started.

Draw and Be Happy: Art Exercises to Bring You Joy

Drawing makes you happy! This boldly illustrated handbook offers easy-to-follow drawing exercises—some thought-provoking, some meditative, all fun—inspired by art-therapy practices. Each page features an activity written by artist and activist Tim Shaw and brought to life with colorful art from Spanish illustration duo Cachetejack, offering readers simple strategies for boosting their confidence, reducing stress, and expressing themselves in meaningful and joyful new ways. With a distinctive, modern aesthetic, *Draw & Be Happy* will resonate with both new and experienced artists looking for fulfillment through creativity.

Dragonvein: Book Three

The time has come when the people of Lumnia must unite, or be doomed to fall. Ancient foes must become trusted friends if they are to endure. But The Eternal Emperor Shinzan has weapons that have yet to be unleashed. And he will not allow the challenge to his power to go unanswered. Ethan must now seek out the meaning to the prophecy which has guided his fate. With Kat at his side, they walk fearlessly into the unknown. But ghosts from the past return to haunt them. And their love and devotion will be tested to the very limits of endurance.
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Dragonvein

The Eternal Emperor Shinzan continues to gather his strength. And the power he will unleash is beyond the imaginings of the spirits themselves. No army can stand against him. There is only one who can give Lumnia the freedom she has craved for so long. Only one who can save the world from being consumed by the Emperor’s evil. But will it be Ethan who faces him? Or will it be Martok?

Dragonvein

With new friends and allies fighting by his side, Ethan Dragonvein must find a way to overcome the might of the Eternal Emperor Shinzan. As the voices of the dragons call to him, he is driven to seek them out in the faint hope that they can help him fulfill his destiny and save the people of Lumnia. But he must hurry. Shinzan has not been idle and moves swiftly to crush this fledgling mage before he can become a challenge to his power.
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Dragons of Winter Night

Now the people know that the dragon minions of Takhisis, Queen of Dragons, have returned. The people of all nations prepare to fight to save their homes, their lives, and their freedom. But the races have long been divided by hatred and prejudice. Elven warriors and human knights fight among themselves. It seems the battle has been lost before it begins.
The companions are separated, torn apart by war. A full season will pass before they meet again–if they meet again. As the darkness deepens, a disgraced knight, a pampered elfmaiden, and a rattle-brained kender stand alone in the pale winter sunlight.
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Dragons of Spring Dawning

Creautres of legend. Stories told to children. But now dragons have returned to Krynn. The darkness of war and destruction engulfs the land.
Hope dawns with the coming of spring. Armed at last with the dragonlances, the heroes lead the people in the final desperate battle against the dragons.
Knight and barbarian, warrior and half-elf, dwarf and kender and dark-souled mage; they must overcome their own doubts and resolve their own conflicts before they can hope to defeat…Takhisis, the Queen of Darkness.