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Ada's Algorithm

(Available October 14, 2014)
Ada's Algorithm
Written by James Essinger
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781612194080
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Ada's Algorithm
How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age
Written by James Essinger


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $25.95

The world’s first computer programmer and daughter of Lord Byron finally gets credit for her research in this gossipy short biography

Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named “Ada,” after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century’s version of a rock star, Lord... Read more >
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Ada's Algorithm
How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age
Written by James Essinger


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $25.95

The world’s first computer programmer and daughter of Lord Byron finally gets credit for her research in this gossipy short biography

Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named “Ada,” after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century’s version of a rock star, Lord... Read more >
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The Woman Who Would Be King
Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
Written by Kara Cooney
Read by Kara Cooney


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $20.00

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power.
 
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...

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


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $13.99

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power.
 
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...

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The Woman Who Would Be King

(Available October 14, 2014)
The Woman Who Would Be King
Written by Kara Cooney
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307956767
Our Price: $28.00
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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
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $28.00

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power.
 
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...

Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
Queen Anne

(Available October 7, 2014)
Queen Anne
Written by Anne Somerset
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804171601
Our Price: $17.95
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Queen Anne
The Politics of Passion
Written by Anne Somerset


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $17.95

Five years after ascending the throne in 1702, Queen Anne united England and Scotland and became the first queen of modern Great Britain. By the end of her reign, Britain had emerged as a major power; the victories won by her general, the Duke of Marlborough, had humbled France and laid...

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Rena's Promise
A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz
Written by Rena Kornreich Gelissen and Heather Dune Macadam


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $9.99

Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the promise Rena made to her mother when the family was forced to split apart--a promise... Read more >
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The Underground Girls of Kabul
The Underground Girls of Kabul
Written by Jenny Nordberg, Read by Kirsten Potter
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804166317
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The Underground Girls of Kabul
In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
Written by Jenny Nordberg
Read by Kirsten Potter


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $20.00

An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl

In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A...

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The Underground Girls of Kabul
The Underground Girls of Kabul
Written by Jenny Nordberg
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307952516
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The Underground Girls of Kabul
In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
Written by Jenny Nordberg


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $12.99

An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl

In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A...

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The Underground Girls of Kabul
The Underground Girls of Kabul
Written by Jenny Nordberg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307952493
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The Underground Girls of Kabul
In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
Written by Jenny Nordberg


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $25.00

An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl

In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A...

Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
Empress Dowager Cixi
Empress Dowager Cixi
Written by Jung Chang
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307456700
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Empress Dowager Cixi
The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Written by Jung Chang


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $17.95

A New York Times Notable Book

In 1852, at age sixteen, Cixi was chosen as one of Emperor Xianfeng’s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a coup against her son’s regents and placed herself as the true source of...

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Off the Sidelines
Off the Sidelines
Written by Kirsten Gillibrand, Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780804179072
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Off the Sidelines
Raise Your Voice, Change the World
Written by Kirsten Gillibrand
Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $26.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: “Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might... Read more >
Off the Sidelines
Off the Sidelines
Written by Kirsten Gillibrand, Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804179089
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Off the Sidelines
Raise Your Voice, Change the World
Written by Kirsten Gillibrand
Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $12.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: “Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might... Read more >
Off the Sidelines
Off the Sidelines
Written by Kirsten Gillibrand, Read by Kirsten Gillibrand and Susan Denaker, Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780553397352
Our Price: $35.00
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Off the Sidelines
Raise Your Voice, Change the World
Written by Kirsten Gillibrand
Read by Kirsten Gillibrand and Susan Denaker
Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $35.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: “Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.
Off the Sidelines
Off the Sidelines
Written by Kirsten Gillibrand, Read by Kirsten Gillibrand and Susan Denaker, Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780553397369
Our Price: $20.00

For more information about downloading this audiobook
visit our Audiobook Download FAQ page.

Off the Sidelines
Raise Your Voice, Change the World
Written by Kirsten Gillibrand
Read by Kirsten Gillibrand and Susan Denaker
Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $20.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: “Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, eBook and a hardcover.
Magnificent Obesity
Magnificent Obesity
Written by Martha Moravec
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781578265053
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Magnificent Obesity
My Search for Wellness, Voice and Meaning in the Second Half of Life
Written by Martha Moravec


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $15.95

The voice of a generation, speaking on issues of mortality, body image, health and dreams deferred, Magnificent Obesity recounts one woman’s effort to look honestly and compassionately at her obesity through the lenses of anxiety, addiction, aging and agnosticism. Although things don’t always turn out the way she’d hoped or planned... Read more >
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Magnificent Obesity
My Search for Wellness, Voice and Meaning in the Second Half of Life
Written by Martha Moravec


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $9.99

The voice of a generation, speaking on issues of mortality, body image, health and dreams deferred, Magnificent Obesity recounts one woman’s effort to look honestly and compassionately at her obesity through the lenses of anxiety, addiction, aging and agnosticism. Although things don’t always turn out the way she’d hoped or planned... Read more >
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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Girl Who Loved Camellias
Written by Julie Kavanagh
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804171557
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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $17.95

This riveting biography brilliantly explores the short, intense, and passionate life of the country girl from Normandy, who at thirteen fled her brute of a father to go to Paris. Almost overnight she became one of the most admired courtesans of the 1840s—the inspiration for Alexandre Dumas filsThe Lady of... Read more >
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Roughing it in the Bush
Roughing it in the Bush
Written by Susanna Moodie
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551997490
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Roughing it in the Bush

Written by Susanna Moodie


Format: eBook, 602 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $1.99

Roughing It in the Bush chronicles Susanna Moodie’s harsh and often humorous experiences homesteading in the woods of Upper Canada. A frank and fascinating account of how one woman coped, not only with a new world, but with a new self, this unabridged text continues to justify the international sensation it caused... Read more >
night thoughts
night thoughts
Written by Sarah Arvio
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375712227
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night thoughts
70 dream poems & notes from an analysis
Written by Sarah Arvio


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $18.00

In this remarkable and unique work, award-winning poet Sarah Arvio gives us a memoir about coming to terms with a life in crisis through the study of dreams.

As a young woman, threatened by disturbing visions, Arvio went into psychoanalysis to save herself. The result is a riveting sequence of dream...

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Book of Ages
Book of Ages
Written by Jill Lepore
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307948830
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Book of Ages
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $16.95

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
NPR • Time Magazine • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly The Boston Globe

A
NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK


From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians—a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, Jane, whose...

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Memorias de una infamia
Memorias de una infamia
Written by Lydia Cacho
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9786074297508
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Memorias de una infamia

Written by Lydia Cacho


Format: Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $10.00

Lydia Cacho cuenta por primera vez su vida y narra, de manera descarnada, la conspiración de Kamel Nacif y Mario Marín, quienes se unieron para acorralar a una ciudadana cuyo único delito fue denunciar la pederastia. En esta historia íntima, personal y pública, se describe la venganza de los demonios del... Read more >
My Salinger Year
My Salinger Year
Written by Joanna Rakoff
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307958006
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My Salinger Year

Written by Joanna Rakoff


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $25.95

Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century.

At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams... Read more >
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My Salinger Year
My Salinger Year
Written by Joanna Rakoff
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307958013
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My Salinger Year

Written by Joanna Rakoff


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $12.99

Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century.

At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams... Read more >
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Mother to the Motherless
The inspiring true story of one woman's devotion to the orphaned children of Kenya
Written by Mama Zipporah


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $9.99

Following the life and doings of Mama Zipporah, a modern day saint, Mother to the Motherless is the memoir of an incredible woman's inspiring true story of rising from the depths of abuse and poverty to found one of the most successful children's shelters in Kenya.

The beginnings of Mama... Read more >
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