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Empty Mansions
Empty Mansions
Written by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780345545565
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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: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $13.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
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Empty Mansions
Empty Mansions
Written by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr., Read by Kimberly Farr
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ISBN: 9780804149556
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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.
Read by Kimberly Farr


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $22.50

When Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle... Read more >
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Residence Georgian Plantation
Residence Georgian Plantation
Written by Frances Anne Kemble
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ISBN: 9780307829672
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Residence Georgian Plantation

Written by Frances Anne Kemble


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $16.99

Fanny Kemble was one of the leading lights of the English theater in the nineteenth century. During a triumphant tour of America, she met and married a wealthy Philadelphian, Pierce Butler, part of whose fortune derived from his family’s vast cotton and rice plantation on the Sea Islands of Georgia. After... Read more >
Amando a Pablo, Odiando a Escobar
Amando a Pablo, Odiando a Escobar
Written by Virginia Vallejo
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ISBN: 9780345807052
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Amando a Pablo, Odiando a Escobar

Written by Virginia Vallejo


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
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En julio de 2006 un avión de la DEA sacó a Virginia Vallejo de Colombia. Su vida estaba en peligro por haberse convertido en el testigo clave de los dos procesos criminales más importantes de la segunda mitad del siglo veinte en su país: el asesinato de un candidato presidencial y... Read more >
On a Farther Shore
On a Farther Shore
Written by William Souder
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ISBN: 9780307462213
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On a Farther Shore
The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring
Written by William Souder


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $16.00

A New York Times Notable Book of 2012

Rachel Carson loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries. But it was with her fourth book, Silent Spring, that this unassuming biologist transformed our relationship with the natural world. Silent Spring was a chilling indictment of DDT and other pesticides that...

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Vayamos adelante
Vayamos adelante
Written by Sheryl Sandberg
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ISBN: 9780804170796
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Vayamos adelante
Las mujeres, el trabajo y la voluntad de liderar
Written by Sheryl Sandberg


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $11.99

A pesar de que las mujeres alcanzaron hace años niveles de educación similares a los de los hombres, ellos ostentan aún la gran mayoría de puestos directivos, tanto en las empresas como en los gobiernos. Por ello, las voces femeninas todavía no se escuchan por igual en las decisiones que más... Read more >
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Vayamos adelante
Vayamos adelante
Written by Sheryl Sandberg
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ISBN: 9780804170789
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Vayamos adelante
Las mujeres, el trabajo y la voluntad de liderar
Written by Sheryl Sandberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $14.95

A pesar de que las mujeres alcanzaron hace años niveles de educación similares a los de los hombres, ellos ostentan aún la gran mayoría de puestos directivos, tanto en las empresas como en los gobiernos. Por ello, las voces femeninas todavía no se escuchan por igual en las decisiones que más... Read more >
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The Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg

Written by Rosa Luxemburg
Edited by Annelies Laschitza, Georg Adler and Peter Hudis
Translated by George Shriver


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $29.95

The most comprehensive collection of letters by Rosa Luxemburg ever published in English, this book includes 190 letters written to leading figures in the European and international labor and socialist movements––Leo Jogiches, Karl Kautsky, Clara Zetkin and Karl Liebknecht––who were among her closest friends, lovers and colleagues. Much of this correspondence appears for the first... Read more >
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The Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg
The Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg
Written by Rosa Luxemburg, Edited by Annelies Laschitza, Georg Adler and Peter Hudis, Translated by George Shriver
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ISBN: 9781781681077
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The Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg

Written by Rosa Luxemburg
Edited by Annelies Laschitza, Georg Adler and Peter Hudis
Translated by George Shriver


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $29.95

The most comprehensive collection of letters by Rosa Luxemburg ever published in English, this book includes 190 letters written to leading figures in the European and international labor and socialist movements––Leo Jogiches, Karl Kautsky, Clara Zetkin and Karl Liebknecht––who were among her closest friends, lovers and colleagues. Much of this correspondence appears for the first... Read more >
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Orange Is the New Black (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Orange Is the New Black (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by Piper Kerman
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ISBN: 9780812986181
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Orange Is the New Black (Movie Tie-in Edition)
My Year in a Women's Prison
Written by Piper Kerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $16.00

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen... Read more >
Something Fierce
Something Fierce
Written by Carmen Aguirre
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ISBN: 9780345813831
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Something Fierce
Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter
Written by Carmen Aguirre


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $8.99

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 her sister went with them, quickly assuming double lives of their own. At eighteen, Carmen became a... Read more >
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Death of a Jewish American Princess
Death of a Jewish American Princess
Written by Shirley Frondorf
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ISBN: 9780307831163
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Death of a Jewish American Princess
The True Story of a Victim on Trial
Written by Shirley Frondorf


Format: eBook, 280 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2013
Price: $11.99

In 1982, a sensational murder trial in Phoenix, Arizona, reverberated throughout the legal community. Restaurateur Steven Steinberg, who killed his wife by stabbing her 26 times, was acquitted; his legal defense portrayed the victim as an overpowering "Jewish American Princess" whose excesses may have provoked her violent end. Examining the structure... Read more >
Amelia Earhart
A Biography
Written by Doris L. Rich


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $16.95

She died mysteriously before she was forty. Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best-known female aviator in the world. She set record after record—among them, the first trans-Atlantic solo flight by a woman, a flight that launched Earhart on a... Read more >
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Mother Daughter Me
Mother Daughter Me
Written by Katie Hafner
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ISBN: 9780812984590
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Mother Daughter Me
A Memoir
Written by Katie Hafner


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $11.99

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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Bootstrapper
Bootstrapper
Written by Mardi Jo Link
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307596918
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Bootstrapper
From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm
Written by Mardi Jo Link


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $24.95

Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: a memoir about survival and self-discovery, by an indomitable woman who never loses sight of what matters most. 

It’s the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link’s dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt, heartbreak, and perpetually ragged cuticles. She and her husband...

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Bootstrapper
Bootstrapper
Written by Mardi Jo Link
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ISBN: 9780385349673
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Bootstrapper
From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm
Written by Mardi Jo Link


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $11.99

Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: a memoir about survival and self-discovery, by an indomitable woman who never loses sight of what matters most. 

It’s the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link’s dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt, heartbreak, and perpetually ragged cuticles. She and her husband...

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Bootstrapper
Bootstrapper
Written by Mardi Jo Link, Read by Karen White
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804120715
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Bootstrapper
From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm
Written by Mardi Jo Link
Read by Karen White


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $35.00

Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: a memoir about survival and self-discovery, by an indomitable woman who never loses sight of what matters most. 

It’s the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link’s dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt, heartbreak, and perpetually ragged cuticles. She and her husband...

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Bootstrapper
Bootstrapper
Written by Mardi Jo Link, Read by Karen White
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804120722
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Bootstrapper
From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm
Written by Mardi Jo Link
Read by Karen White


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $17.50

Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: a memoir about survival and self-discovery, by an indomitable woman who never loses sight of what matters most. 

It’s the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link’s dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt, heartbreak, and perpetually ragged cuticles. She and her husband...

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The Richest Woman in America
The Richest Woman in America
Written by Janet Wallach
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ISBN: 9780307474575
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The Richest Woman in America
Hetty Green in the Gilded Age
Written by Janet Wallach


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $16.95

No woman in the Gilded Age made as much money as Hetty Green, America’s first female tycoon. A strong woman who forged her own path, she was worth at least $100 million by the end of her life in 1916—equal to about $2.5 billion today.

Green was mocked for her simple...

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A Woman of Science
A Woman of Science
Written by Cardy Raper, Foreword by Remeline Damasco, M.D.
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ISBN: 9781578264421
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A Woman of Science
An Extraordinary Journey of Love, Discovery, and the Sex Life of Mushrooms
Written by Cardy Raper
Foreword by Remeline Damasco, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $15.95

A STORY OF TRUE LOVE, DETERMINATION, SACRIFICE, AND DISCOVERY.
 
A Woman of Science catalogues a decades-long journey of inspirational hardship and success that serves as a model for what women can do in a field largely dominated by men.

Cardy Raper succeeded in becoming what she dreamed of as a young girl: a... Read more >
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A Woman of Science
An Extraordinary Journey of Love, Discovery, and the Sex Life of Mushrooms
Written by Cardy Raper
Foreword by Remeline Damasco, M.D.


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $3.99

A STORY OF TRUE LOVE, DETERMINATION, SACRIFICE, AND DISCOVERY.

A Woman of Science catalogues a decades-long journey of inspirational hardship and success that serves as a model for what women can do in a field largely dominated by men.

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Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
Written by Charles Moore
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307958945
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Margaret Thatcher
From Grantham to the Falklands
Written by Charles Moore


Format: Hardcover, 896 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $35.00

With unequaled authority and dramatic detail, the first volume of Charles Moore’s authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher reveals as never before the early life, rise to power, and first years as prime minister of the woman who transformed Britain and the world in the late twentieth century. Moore has had unique...

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Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
Written by Charles Moore
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ISBN: 9780307958952
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Margaret Thatcher
From Grantham to the Falklands
Written by Charles Moore


Format: eBook, 912 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $14.99

With unequaled authority and dramatic detail, the first volume of Charles Moore’s authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher reveals as never before the early life, rise to power, and first years as prime minister of the woman who transformed Britain and the world in the late twentieth century. Moore has had unique...

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Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter
Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter
Written by Alison Wearing
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ISBN: 9780345807618
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Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter
Growing Up with a Gay Dad
Written by Alison Wearing


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $18.99

A moving memoir about growing up with a gay father in the 1980s, and a tribute to the power of truth, humour, acceptance and familial love.
 
Alison Wearing led a largely carefree childhood until she learned, at the age of 12, that her family was a little more complex than she had...

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Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter
Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter
Written by Alison Wearing
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Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter
Growing Up with a Gay Dad
Written by Alison Wearing


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $24.00

A moving memoir about growing up with a gay father in the 1980s, and a tribute to the power of truth, humour, acceptance and familial love.
 
Alison Wearing led a largely carefree childhood until she learned, at the age of 12, that her family was a little more complex than she had...

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