Power, passion and play.

Author:Osborne, Gwendolyn E.
Position:Brief Article
 
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Bibliophiles have an unabashed regard for the power of words to enlighten, empower, educate and entertain. Here are some gift suggestions for the "word people" on your holiday list.

Merriam-Webster Electronic Dictionary and Thesaurus offers more than 100, 000 words and 500,000 synonyms. From Franklin Electronic Publishers ($59.95, www.franklin.com. ISBN 1-590-74261-3).

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Vintage Books offers reprints of the works of Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison. The collection includes Morrison's most beloved stories with a new introductions: Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), Tar Baby (1981) Beloved (1987) and Jazz (1992). The price ct each is $6.99. Create a set or complete your library.

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Romare Bearden's painting Up at Minton's, 1980, is the featured work in this 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle. From Pomegranate ($17.95, 800-227-1428, ISBN 0-764-92913 5, www.pomegranate.com).

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For all the Scrabble players in the house, the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary provides brief definitions for more than 100,000 words. From Franklin Electronic Publishers ($59.95, www.franklin.com, ISBN 1-590-74200-1).

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