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    At Large and Small

    Fadiman's collection of "familiar essays" -- those of a less personal sort.

    "The hallmark of the familiar essay is that it is autobiographical, but also about the world," she told NPR's All Things Considered in 2007.

    These essays take up everything from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, to ice cream and coffee, to blogging as a literary genre.

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    Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

    Fadiman's collection of essays about books -- the buying, reading and handling of them -- originally published in the Library of Congress' magazine Civilization.

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    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction

    "Ms. Fadiman tells her story with a novelist's grace, playing the role of cultural broker, comprehending those who do not comprehend each other and perceiving what might have been done or said to make the outcome different." --Richard Berstein, The New York Times