Format: Hardcover, 216 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press On Sale: October 7, 2014 Price: $24.95 ISBN: 978-0-8070-3703-4 (0-8070-3703-6)
Amy Jo Burns grew up in Mercury, Pennsylvania, an industrial town humbled by the steel collapse of the 1980s. Instead of the construction booms and twelve-hour shifts her parents’ generation had known, the Mercury Amy Jo knew was marred by empty houses, old strip mines, and vacant lots. It wasn’t quite...
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Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown On Sale: October 14, 2014 Price: $28.00 ISBN: 978-0-307-95676-7 (0-307-95676-8)
Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty—was born into a privileged position in the royal household, and she was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father's family. At just over twenty, Hatshepsut ascended to...
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House On Sale: September 30, 2014 Price: $28.00 ISBN: 978-0-8129-9499-5 (0-8129-9499-X)
For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, wise, and fiercely candid collection of personal essays establishes Lena Dunham—the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls—as one of the most original young talents writing today.
In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making...
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Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Doubleday On Sale: October 28, 2014 Price: $28.95 ISBN: 978-0-385-53120-7 (0-385-53120-6)
The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose "voices" moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artistic figures as diverse as William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Voltaire, George Bernard Shaw, Bertolt Brecht, Carl...Read more >
Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf On Sale: January 13, 2015 Price: $30.00 ISBN: 978-0-385-35190-4 (0-385-35190-9)
A true, never-before-told story—discovered in a secret Vatican archive—of sex, poison, and lesbian initiation rites in a nineteenth-century convent.
In 1858, a German princess, recently inducted into the convent of Sant’Ambrogio in Rome, wrote a frantic letter to her cousin, a confidant of the Pope, claiming that she was being abused and...
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