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My Salinger Year
My Salinger Year
Written by Joanna Rakoff
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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
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ISBN: 9780307958013
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My Salinger Year

Written by Joanna Rakoff


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $13.99

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 >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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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The Weaker Vessel
The Weaker Vessel
Written by Antonia Fraser
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ISBN: 9780804153416
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The Weaker Vessel
Women's Lot in Seventeenth-Century England
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2014
Price: $14.99

The renowned historian and biographer Lady Antonia Fraser, author of Marie Antoinette, investigates the lot of women in seventeenth-century England. Drawing on period diaries, letters, and other papers, Fraser sketches portraits of a variety of women, both highborn and humble, during the tumultuous century between the death of Elizabeth and Queen... Read more >
The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection

Written by Lisa Kathleen Graddy and Amy Pastan


Format: eBook, 104 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $12.95

Admire the nationally famous collection of first ladies' gowns and learn about the contributions made by the women who wore them

The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection is a beautifully illustrated book inspired by one of the most popular attractions at the Smithsonian: the first ladies exhibit at the National Museum of American...

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Warrior Queens
Warrior Queens
Written by Antonia Fraser
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ISBN: 9780804152693
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Warrior Queens

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: April 30, 2014
Price: $13.99

In this panoramic work of history, Lady Antonia Fraser looks at women who led armies and empires: Cleopatra, Isabella of Spain, Jinga Mbandi, Margaret Thatcher, and Indira Gandhi, among others. Read more >
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The Wives of Henry VIII
The Wives of Henry VIII
Written by Antonia Fraser
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ISBN: 9780804152617
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The Wives of Henry VIII

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: April 30, 2014
Price: $14.99

The six-week New York Times bestselling history of the legendary six wives of Henry VIII--from an acclaimed biographer. "Admirably succeed(s) in bringing to life the six women who married England's ruler. . . ."--New York Times Book Review. 16 color plates. 32 pages of illustrations. Read more >
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Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Written by Diane Keaton, Read by Diane Keaton
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804165853
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Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

Written by Diane Keaton
Read by Diane Keaton


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $35.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton comes a candid, hilarious, and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, and the importance of staying true to yourself—no matter what anyone else thinks.

 
Diane Keaton has spent a lifetime coloring outside the lines of the conventional notion... Read more >
Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Written by Diane Keaton, Read by Diane Keaton
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804165860
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Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

Written by Diane Keaton
Read by Diane Keaton


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $17.50

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From Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton comes a candid, hilarious, and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, and the importance of staying true to yourself—no matter what anyone else thinks.

 
Diane Keaton has spent a lifetime coloring outside the lines of the conventional notion... Read more >
Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Written by Diane Keaton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780812994261
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Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

Written by Diane Keaton


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $26.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton comes a candid, hilarious, and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, and the importance of staying true to yourself—no matter what anyone else thinks.

 
Diane Keaton has spent a lifetime coloring outside the lines of the conventional notion... Read more >
Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Written by Diane Keaton
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ISBN: 9780812994278
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Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

Written by Diane Keaton


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $13.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton comes a candid, hilarious, and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, and the importance of staying true to yourself—no matter what anyone else thinks.

 
Diane Keaton has spent a lifetime coloring outside the lines of the conventional notion... Read more >
Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Written by Diane Keaton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804194433
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Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

Written by Diane Keaton


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $26.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton comes a candid, hilarious, and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, and the importance of staying true to yourself—no matter what anyone else thinks.

 
Diane Keaton has spent a lifetime coloring outside the lines of the conventional notion... Read more >
Mother to the Motherless
Mother to the Motherless
Written by Mama Zipporah
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ISBN: 9781578264933
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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: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $15.00

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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¿Muerta?... ¡Pero de la risa!
¿Muerta?... ¡Pero de la risa!
Written by Maria Antonieta Collins
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ISBN: 9780307744982
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¿Muerta?... ¡Pero de la risa!

Written by Maria Antonieta Collins


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $9.99

Con el candor de siempre y la honestidad y el humor que la definen, María Antonieta Collins relata cómo su carrera periodística se esfumó de repente pero regresó mejor que nunca. Escribe sobre el camino espiritual que la ayudo a superar una época oscura y como su fe la ayudó recuperar... Read more >
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¿Muerta?... ¡Pero de la risa!
¿Muerta?... ¡Pero de la risa!
Written by Maria Antonieta Collins
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ISBN: 9780307743442
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¿Muerta?... ¡Pero de la risa!

Written by Maria Antonieta Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $15.00

Con el candor de siempre y la honestidad y el humor que la definen, María Antonieta Collins relata cómo su carrera periodística se esfumó de repente pero regresó mejor que nunca. Escribe sobre el camino espiritual que la ayudo a superar una época oscura y como su fe la ayudó recuperar... Read more >
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Empty Mansions
Empty Mansions
Written by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780345534538
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Empty Mansions
The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Written by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $17.00

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

When Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home... Read more >
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Casi una Mujer
Casi una Mujer
Written by Esmeralda Santiago
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ISBN: 9780804153393
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Casi una Mujer

Written by Esmeralda Santiago


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2014
Price: $9.99

A simultaneous Spanish-language edition, originally translated for Vintage by
Nina Torres-Vidal

In her new memior, the acclaimed author of When I Was Puerto Rican continues the riveting chronicle of her life.

"Negi," as Santiago's family affectionately calls her, leaves rural Macun in 1961 to live in a three-bedroom tenement apartment with seven siblings, and... Read more >
Bootstrapper
Bootstrapper
Written by Mardi Jo Link
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ISBN: 9780307743589
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Bootstrapper
From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm
Written by Mardi Jo Link


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $15.00

When Mardi Jo Link finds herself a newly single mother after nineteen years of marriage, she makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to stay in her century old-farmhouse and continue raising her three boys on well-water, chopping wood, and dirt. Armed with an unflagging sense of humor and a relentless optimism that...

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Mother Daughter Me
Mother Daughter Me
Written by Katie Hafner
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ISBN: 9780812981698
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Mother Daughter Me
A Memoir
Written by Katie Hafner


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00

The complex, deeply binding relationship between mothers and daughters is brought vividly to life in Katie Hafner’s remarkable memoir, an exploration of the year she and her mother, Helen, spent working through, and triumphing over, a lifetime of unresolved emotions.
 
Dreaming of a “year in Provence” with her mother, Katie... Read more >
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The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection
The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection
Written by Lisa Kathleen Graddy and Amy Pastan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588344694
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The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection

Written by Lisa Kathleen Graddy and Amy Pastan


Format: Trade Paperback, 104 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $12.95

Admire the nationally famous collection of first ladies' gowns and learn about the contributions made by the women who wore them

The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection is a beautifully illustrated book inspired by one of the most popular attractions at the Smithsonian: the first ladies exhibit at the National Museum of American...

Read more >
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The Harm in Asking
The Harm in Asking
Written by Sara Barron
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ISBN: 9780307720702
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The Harm in Asking
My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race
Written by Sara Barron


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $14.99

Welcome to the perverse and hilarious mind of Sara Barron. In The Harm in Asking, she boldly addresses the bizarre indignities of everyday life: from invisible pets to mobster roommates, from a hatred of mayonnaise to an unrequited love of k.d. lang, from the ruinous side effect of broccoli to the...

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The Harm in Asking
The Harm in Asking
Written by Sara Barron
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ISBN: 9780307720719
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The Harm in Asking
My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race
Written by Sara Barron


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $9.99

Welcome to the perverse and hilarious mind of Sara Barron. In The Harm in Asking, she boldly addresses the bizarre indignities of everyday life: from invisible pets to mobster roommates, from a hatred of mayonnaise to an unrequited love of k.d. lang, from the ruinous side effect of broccoli to the...

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Something Fierce
Something Fierce
Written by Carmen Aguirre
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ISBN: 9780345813824
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Something Fierce
Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter
Written by Carmen Aguirre


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $19.95

The winner of CBC's Canada Reads 2012, Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre, re-issued by Vintage Canada.      

Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre fled to Canada with her family following General Augusto Pinochet's violent 1973 coup in Chile. Five years later, when her mother and stepfather returned to South America as Chilean resistance members, Carmen and... Read more >
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Eighty Days
Eighty Days
Written by Matthew Goodman
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ISBN: 9780345527271
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Eighty Days
Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
Written by Matthew Goodman


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $16.00

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day—and heading in the opposite direction by train—was... Read more >
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A Kind of Magic
A Kind of Magic
Written by Edna Ferber
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ISBN: 9780345805805
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A Kind of Magic
An Autobiography
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99

Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's fascinating second autobiography—a follow-up to her first, A Peculiar Treasure—in which she shares the adventures of her life from 1939 to 1963.

Rather than just an autobiography, A Kind of Magic serves as a chronicle of American history from 1939-1963 through the eyes of... Read more >
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