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6 Featured Titles

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Wondrous Beauty
Betsy Bonaparte, the Belle of Baltimore Who Married Napoleon's Brother
Written by Carol Berkin


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47625-8 (0-307-47625-1)

From the award-winning historian and author of Revolutionary Mothers, here is the remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore, whose marriage in 1803 to Jérôme Bonaparte, the youngest brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, became inextricably bound to the diplomatic and political histories of the United States... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Cinderland
A Memoir
Written by Amy Jo Burns


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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Woman Who Would Be King
Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
Written by Kara Cooney


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...

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Not That Kind of Girl
A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Written by Lena Dunham


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... Read more >

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Joan of Arc
A Life Transfigured
Written by Kathryn Harrison


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 >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Penelope Fitzgerald
A Life
Written by Hermione Lee


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-35234-5 (0-385-35234-4)

New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year 

The acclaimed biographer of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf gives us a vivid, intimate, and critically acute portrait of one of the finest and most understated novelists of the twentieth century.

Penelope Fitzgerald was a great English writer-many say the greatest in recent years-whose... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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