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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.

Cardy Raper succeeded in becoming what she dreamed of as a young girl: a... Read more >
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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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Mother Teresa: Saint of the Slums
Mother Teresa: Saint of the Slums
Written by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Sachin Nagar
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9789380028705
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Mother Teresa: Saint of the Slums
Campfire Biography-Heroes Line
Written by Lewis Helfand
Illustrated by Sachin Nagar


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $11.99

In the 1940's, Calcutta had become decimated by famine, poverty, war and unemployment. Slums began to surface throughout the city and thousands were homeless, dying of disease or starvation. Alone and forgotten, these poorest of the poor were desperate for someone, anyone, to recognize their plight and help them. That help... Read more >
Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter
Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter
Written by Alison Wearing
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345807571
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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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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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Dearie
Dearie
Written by Bob Spitz
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307473417
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Dearie
The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Written by Bob Spitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $16.00

A Time, Washington Post, and NPR Best Book of the Year

The stunning story of how Julia Child transformed herself into the cult figure who touched off a food revolution that has gripped the country for more than fifty years. Spanning Pasadena to Paris, acclaimed author Bob Spitz reveals the history behind... Read more >
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Written by Anna Quindlen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812981667
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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

Written by Anna Quindlen


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $15.00

INCLUDING AN EXCLUSIVE CONVERSATION BETWEEN MERYL STREEP AND ANNA QUINDLEN

“[Quindlen] serves up generous portions of her wise, commonsensical, irresistibly quotable take on life. . . . What Nora Ephron does for body image and Anne Lamott for spiritual neuroses, Quindlen achieves on the home front.”—NPR
 
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Terry:
Terry:
Written by George McGovern
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830418
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Terry:
My Daughter's Life-and-Death Struggle with Alcoholism
Written by George McGovern


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $11.99

Rarely has a public figure addressed such difficult, intimate issues with such courage and bravery. In a moving, passionate memoir, former Senator George McGovern recalls the events leading up to his daughter Terry's death as a result of alcoholism. What McGovern learned from Terry is an unforgettable, poignant tale certain to... Read more >
A Spoonful of Sugar
A Spoonful of Sugar
Written by Brenda Ashford, Read by Jean Gilpin
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385362429
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A Spoonful of Sugar
A Nanny's Story
Written by Brenda Ashford
Read by Jean Gilpin


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $25.00

Brenda Ashford is the quintessential British nanny. Prim and proper, gentle and kind, she seems to have stepped straight out of Mary Poppins. For more than six decades Nanny Brenda swaddled, diapered, dressed, played with, sang to, cooked for, and looked after more than one hundred children. From the pampered sons... Read more >
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A Spoonful of Sugar
A Spoonful of Sugar
Written by Brenda Ashford
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ISBN: 9780385536417
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A Spoonful of Sugar
A Nanny's Story
Written by Brenda Ashford


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $25.95

Brenda Ashford is the quintessential British nanny. Prim and proper, gentle and kind, she seems to have stepped straight out of Mary Poppins. For more than six decades Nanny Brenda swaddled, diapered, dressed, played with, sang to, cooked for, and looked after more than one hundred children. From the pampered sons... Read more >
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A Spoonful of Sugar
A Spoonful of Sugar
Written by Brenda Ashford
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ISBN: 9780385536424
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A Spoonful of Sugar
A Nanny's Story
Written by Brenda Ashford


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $12.99

Brenda Ashford is the quintessential British nanny. Prim and proper, gentle and kind, she seems to have stepped straight out of Mary Poppins. For more than six decades Nanny Brenda swaddled, diapered, dressed, played with, sang to, cooked for, and looked after more than one hundred children. From the pampered sons... Read more >
The Baroness
The Baroness
Written by Hannah Rothschild
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307961983
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The Baroness
The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild
Written by Hannah Rothschild


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $26.95

Beautiful, romantic and spirited, Pannonica, known as Nica, named after her father’s favorite moth, was born in 1913 to extraordinary, eccentric privilege and a storied history. The Rothschild family had, in only five generations, risen from the ghetto in Frankfurt to stately homes in England. As a child, Nica took her...

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The Baroness
The Baroness
Written by Hannah Rothschild
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ISBN: 9780307961990
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The Baroness
The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild
Written by Hannah Rothschild


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $13.99

Beautiful, romantic and spirited, Pannonica, known as Nica, named after her father’s favorite moth, was born in 1913 to extraordinary, eccentric privilege and a storied history. The Rothschild family had, in only five generations, risen from the ghetto in Frankfurt to stately homes in England. As a child, Nica took her...

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Debutantes and the London Season
Debutantes and the London Season
Written by Lucinda Gosling
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ISBN: 9780747812197
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Debutantes and the London Season

Written by Lucinda Gosling


Format: Trade Paperback, 70 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $12.95

Until the middle of the last century, the dominant feature of London's social calendar was 'the Season', and central to this was the phenomenon of the debutante. As the privileged classes descended on the capital to embark on a four-month whirlwind of key social events and smart parties, the daughters of... Read more >
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Debutantes and the London Season

Written by Lucinda Gosling


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $7.95

Until the middle of the last century, the dominant feature of London's social calendar was 'the Season', and central to this was the phenomenon of the debutante. As the privileged classes descended on the capital to embark on a four-month whirlwind of key social events and smart parties, the daughters of... Read more >
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Still Points North
Still Points North
Written by Leigh Newman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400069248
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Still Points North
One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home
Written by Leigh Newman


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $26.00

Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how to truly live.

Growing up in the wilds of Alaska, seven-year-old Leigh Newman spent her time landing silver salmon... Read more >
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Still Points North
Still Points North
Written by Leigh Newman
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ISBN: 9780679603559
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Still Points North
One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home
Written by Leigh Newman


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $13.99

Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how to truly live.

Growing up in the wilds of Alaska, seven-year-old Leigh Newman spent her time landing silver salmon... Read more >
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Everybody's Autobiography
Everybody's Autobiography
Written by Gertrude Stein
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307829771
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Everybody's Autobiography

Written by Gertrude Stein


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2013
Price: $12.99

“Alice B. Toklas wrote hers and now everybody will write theirs.” In 1933 Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller lists, and the author found herself a celebrity. Everybody’s Autobiography is the very Steinian account of her soul-satisfying next five years in France... Read more >
Sum It Up
Sum It Up
Written by Pat Head Summitt and Sally Jenkins, Read by Sally Jenkins
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780385360470
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Sum It Up
A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective
Written by Pat Head Summitt and Sally Jenkins
Read by Sally Jenkins


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $45.00

Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and bestselling author of Reach for the Summitt and Raise The Roof, tells for the first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Pat Summitt was only 21 when she... Read more >
Lean In
Lean In
Written by Sheryl Sandberg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385349949
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Lean In
Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Written by Sheryl Sandberg


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2013
Price: $24.95

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg...

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Lean In
Lean In
Written by Sheryl Sandberg
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ISBN: 9780385349956
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Lean In
Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Written by Sheryl Sandberg


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2013
Price: $12.99

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why...

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Lean In
Lean In
Written by Sheryl Sandberg, Read by Elisa Donovan
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ISBN: 9780385394239
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Lean In
Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Written by Sheryl Sandberg
Read by Elisa Donovan


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

Sheryl Sandberg--Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business--has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that... Read more >
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Lean In
Lean In
Written by Sheryl Sandberg, Read by Elisa Donovan
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385394246
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Lean In
Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Written by Sheryl Sandberg
Read by Elisa Donovan


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

Sheryl Sandberg--Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business--has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that... Read more >
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My Mother's Wars
My Mother's Wars
Written by Lillian Faderman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807050521
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My Mother's Wars

Written by Lillian Faderman


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $25.95

An acclaimed writer on her mother’s tumultuous life as a Jewish immigrant in 1930s New York and her life-long guilt when the Holocaust claims the family she left behind in Latvia
 
A story of love, war, and life as a Jewish immigrant in the squalid factories and lively dance halls of New...

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