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Wondrous Beauty
Wondrous Beauty
Written by Carol Berkin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307592781
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Wondrous Beauty
The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
Written by Carol Berkin


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $27.95

From the award-winning historian and author of Revolutionary Mothers (“Incisive, thoughtful, spiced with vivid anecdotes. Don’t miss it.”—Thomas  Fleming) and Civil War Wives (“Utterly fresh . . . Sensitive, poignant, thoroughly fascinating.”—Jay Winik), here is the remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore... Read more >
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Wondrous Beauty
Wondrous Beauty
Written by Carol Berkin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385351621
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Wondrous Beauty
The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
Written by Carol Berkin


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $13.99

From the award-winning historian and author of Revolutionary Mothers (“Incisive, thoughtful, spiced with vivid anecdotes. Don’t miss it.”—Thomas  Fleming) and Civil War Wives (“Utterly fresh . . . Sensitive, poignant, thoroughly fascinating.”—Jay Winik), here is the remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore... Read more >
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Glitter and Glue
Glitter and Glue
Written by Kelly Corrigan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345532831
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Glitter and Glue
A Memoir
Written by Kelly Corrigan


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $26.00

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From the author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond—sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine—between mothers and daughters.

 
When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” This meant nothing... Read more >
Glitter and Glue
Glitter and Glue
Written by Kelly Corrigan
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ISBN: 9780345532848
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Glitter and Glue
A Memoir
Written by Kelly Corrigan


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $12.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond—sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine—between mothers and daughters.

 
When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” This meant nothing... Read more >
Glitter and Glue
Glitter and Glue
Written by Kelly Corrigan, Read by Kelly Corrigan
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780385392860
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Glitter and Glue
A Memoir
Written by Kelly Corrigan
Read by Kelly Corrigan


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $30.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond—sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine—between mothers and daughters.

 
When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” This meant nothing... Read more >
Glitter and Glue
Glitter and Glue
Written by Kelly Corrigan, Read by Kelly Corrigan
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385392877
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Glitter and Glue
A Memoir
Written by Kelly Corrigan
Read by Kelly Corrigan


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $17.50

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond—sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine—between mothers and daughters.

 
When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” This meant nothing... Read more >
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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
Written by Jeanne Theoharis
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ISBN: 9780807033326
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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Written by Jeanne Theoharis


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2014
Price: $17.50

2014 NAACP Image Award Winner: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Auto Biography

2013 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians 

Choice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013


The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in...

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Mi mundo adorado
Mi mundo adorado
Written by Sonia Sotomayor
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ISBN: 9780345806437
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Mi mundo adorado

Written by Sonia Sotomayor


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $15.95

La primera latina y tan sólo la tercera mujer designada a la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos, Sonia Sotomayor se ha convertido en un icono americano contemporáneo. Ahora, con un candor e intimidad nunca antes asumidos por un juez en activo, Sonia nos narra el viaje de su vida —desde... Read more >
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My Beloved World
My Beloved World
Written by Sonia Sotomayor
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ISBN: 9780345804839
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My Beloved World

Written by Sonia Sotomayor


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $15.95

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an...

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The Invisible Woman (Movie Tie-in Edition)
The Invisible Woman (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by Claire Tomalin
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ISBN: 9780804172127
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The Invisible Woman (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Written by Claire Tomalin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: December 31, 2013
Price: $16.00

Now a major motion picture directed by Ralph Fiennes, co-starring Fiennes and Felicity Jones with Michelle Fairley, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Tom Hollander: the unforgettable story of Charles Dickens's mistress Nelly Ternan, and of the secret relationship that linked them.

When Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857, she was 18... Read more >
Saturday Night Widows
Saturday Night Widows
Written by Becky Aikman
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ISBN: 9780307590442
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Saturday Night Widows
The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives
Written by Becky Aikman


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: December 31, 2013
Price: $15.00

In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, Becky Aikman—a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role—forms an unlikely group with five other young widows, each seeking a way forward in a strange and disquieting world. A warm, witty, and compassionate guide on this journey, Aikman explores surprising new discoveries about how... Read more >
Wave
Wave
Written by Sonali Deraniyagala
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345804310
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Wave

Written by Sonali Deraniyagala


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: December 31, 2013
Price: $15.00

One of The New York Times's 10 Best Books of the Year, a Christian Science Monitor Best Nonfiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Books pick, a People magazine Top 10 pick, a Good Reads Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book

A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist

In 2004, at...

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Comfort Me with Apples and Tender at the Bone: Two Culinary Treasures
Comfort Me with Apples and Tender at the Bone: Two Culinary Treasures
Written by Ruth Reichl
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780812985481
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Comfort Me with Apples and Tender at the Bone: Two Culinary Treasures

Written by Ruth Reichl


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: December 9, 2013
Price: $18.99

“Reading Ruth Reichl on food is almost as good as eating it,” The Washington Post Book World once declared. If that’s the case, then this eBook bundle is a nonfiction feast. With a résumé that includes such posts as editor in chief of Gourmet magazine and restaurant critic for The New... Read more >
Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview
And Other Conversations
Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $15.95

Arendt was one of the most important thinkers of her time, famous for her idea of "the banality of evil" which continues to provoke debate. This collection provides new and startling insight into Arendt's thoughts about Watergate and the nature of American politics, about totalitarianism and history, and her own experiences... Read more >
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Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview
Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview
Written by Hannah Arendt
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ISBN: 9781612193113
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Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview
And Other Conversations
Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $15.95

“There are no dangerous thoughts for the simple reason that thinking itself is such a dangerous enterprise.”
—Hannah Arendt

In these interviews—including her final interview given in October 1973, in the midst of Watergate and the Yom Kippur War—Hannah Arendt discusses politics, war, protest movements, the Eichmann trial, Jewish identity, and language... Read more >
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Princesses Behaving Badly
Princesses Behaving Badly
Written by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, Read by Cassandra Campbell
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804191098
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Princesses Behaving Badly
Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings
Written by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Read by Cassandra Campbell


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $20.00

You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But the lives of real princesses couldn’t be more different. Sure, many were graceful and benevolent leaders—but just as many were ruthless in their quest... Read more >
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Princesses Behaving Badly
Princesses Behaving Badly
Written by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781594746444
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Princesses Behaving Badly
Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings
Written by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $19.95

You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But real princesses didn't always get happy endings. Sure, plenty were graceful and benevolent leaders, but just as many were ruthless in their quest... Read more >
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Princesses Behaving Badly
Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings
Written by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $19.95

You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But real princesses didn't always get happy endings. Sure, plenty were graceful and benevolent leaders, but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power—and all of... Read more >
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Empress Dowager Cixi
Empress Dowager Cixi
Written by Jung Chang
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307271600
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Empress Dowager Cixi
The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Written by Jung Chang


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $30.00

A New York Times Notable Book

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age.
At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s...

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Empress Dowager Cixi
Empress Dowager Cixi
Written by Jung Chang
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ISBN: 9780385350372
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Empress Dowager Cixi

Written by Jung Chang


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $15.99

A New York Times Notable Book

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age.
At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s...

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Empress Dowager Cixi
Empress Dowager Cixi
Written by Jung Chang, Read by Jolene Kim
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ISBN: 9780804149037
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Empress Dowager Cixi
The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Written by Jung Chang
Read by Jolene Kim


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $25.00

A New York Times Notable Book

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age.
At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s...

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La Furia de Evita
La Furia de Evita
Written by Marcos Aguinis
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ISBN: 9789500741897
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La Furia de Evita

Written by Marcos Aguinis


Format: Trade Paperback, 354 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $18.00

Ultra-polémica “autobiografía” de Eva Perón.

Dicen que fui contradictoria desde muy jovencita. Es verdad; seguro que
desde la panza de mamá. También era contradictorio Perón, que aspiraba a
la simpatía de los Estados Unidos y el dictador Franco a la vez.

Experto en el arte de "subir la apuesta", Marcos Aguinis entrega aquí el
que posiblemente... Read more >
Queen Anne
Queen Anne
Written by Anne Somerset
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307962881
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Queen Anne
The Politics of Passion
Written by Anne Somerset


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $35.00

She ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, at age thirty-seven, Britain’s last Stuart monarch, and five years later united two of her realms, England and Scotland, as a sovereign state, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain. She had a history of personal misfortune, overcoming ill health (she...

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Queen Anne
Queen Anne
Written by Anne Somerset
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ISBN: 9780307962898
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Queen Anne
The Politics of Passion
Written by Anne Somerset


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $18.99

She ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, at age thirty-seven, Britain’s last Stuart monarch, and five years later united two of her realms, England and Scotland, as a sovereign state, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain. She had a history of personal misfortune, overcoming ill health (she...

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The Interior Castle
The Interior Castle
Written by Ann Hulbert
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804151238
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The Interior Castle
The Art and Life of Jean Stafford
Written by Ann Hulbert


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2013
Price: $16.99

An important moment in American literary history takes life in this stunning biography of Jean Stafford, one of the most successful, admired--and troubled--of the brilliant and influential midcentury circle of writers and critics that included Allen Tate, Caroline Gordon, Peter Taylor, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell, and Robert Lowell, Stafford's first husband... Read more >
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