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Vera Gran-The Accused
Vera Gran-The Accused
Written by Agata Tuszynska
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307269126
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Vera Gran-The Accused

Written by Agata Tuszynska


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: February 26, 2013
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The extraordinary, controversial story of Vera Gran, beautiful, exotic prewar Polish singing star; legendary, sensual contralto, Dietrich-like in tone, favorite of the 1930s Warsaw nightclubs, celebrated before, and during, her year in the Warsaw Ghetto (spring 1941–summer 1942) . . . and her piano accompanist: W³adys³aw Szpilman, made famous by Roman... Read more >
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Vera Gran-The Accused
Vera Gran-The Accused
Written by Agata Tuszynska
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ISBN: 9780307962393
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Vera Gran-The Accused

Written by Agata Tuszynska


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $14.99

The extraordinary, controversial story of Vera Gran, beautiful, exotic prewar Polish singing star; legendary, sensual contralto, Dietrich-like in tone, favorite of the 1930s Warsaw nightclubs, celebrated before, and during, her year in the Warsaw Ghetto (spring 1941–summer 1942) . . . and her piano accompanist: W³adys³aw Szpilman, made famous by Roman... Read more >
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Across an Untried Sea
Across an Untried Sea
Written by Julia Markus
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ISBN: 9780307832986
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Across an Untried Sea
Discovering Lives Hidden in the Shadow of Convention and Time
Written by Julia Markus


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: February 13, 2013
Price: $12.99

From the much acclaimed author of Dared and Done: The Marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, a new book that retrieves the lives of Victorian women--writers, actresses, poets, journalists, sculptors, and social reformers--celebrated in their day but forgotten in ours.
Julia Markus focuses in particular on the American Charlotte Cushman, the... Read more >
An Enlarged Heart
An Enlarged Heart
Written by Cynthia Zarin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307962195
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An Enlarged Heart
A Personal History
Written by Cynthia Zarin


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $11.99

An Enlarged Heart, the exquisitely written prose debut from prize-winning poet Cynthia Zarin, is a poignantly understated exploration of the author’s experiences with love, work, and the surprise of time’s passage. In these intertwined episodes from her New York world and beyond, she charts the shifting and complicated parameters of contemporary...

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King Peggy
King Peggy
Written by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307742810
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King Peggy
An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
Written by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.00

The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa.
 
King Peggy chronicles the astonishing journey of American secretary, Peggielene Bartels, who suddenly finds herself king to a town of 7,000 people on Ghana's central...

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Clear Springs
Clear Springs
Written by Bobbie Ann Mason
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830241
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Clear Springs
A Memoir
Written by Bobbie Ann Mason


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 6, 2013
Price: $11.99

In this superb memoir, the bestselling author of In Country and other award-winning books tells her own story, and the story of a Kentucky farm family, the Masons of Clear Springs. Like Russell Baker's Growing Up, Jill Ker Conway's The Road from Coorain, and other classic literary memoirs, Clear Springs takes... Read more >
Come, Thief
Come, Thief
Written by Jane Hirshfield
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375712074
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Come, Thief
Poems
Written by Jane Hirshfield


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $16.00

A revelatory, indispensable collection of poems from Jane Hirshfield that centers on beauty, time, and the full embrace of an existence that time cannot help but steal from our arms.

Hirshfield is unsurpassed in her ability to sink into a moment’s essence and exchange something of herself with its finite music—and... Read more >
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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
Written by Jeanne Theoharis
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807050477
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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Written by Jeanne Theoharis


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $27.95

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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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Written by Jeanne Theoharis


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $27.95

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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Saturday Night Widows
Saturday Night Widows
Written by Becky Aikman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307590435
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Saturday Night Widows
The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives
Written by Becky Aikman


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $26.00

Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning.

   In her forties – a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role – Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world.  In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief... Read more >
Saturday Night Widows
Saturday Night Widows
Written by Becky Aikman
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ISBN: 9780307590459
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Saturday Night Widows
The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives
Written by Becky Aikman


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $11.99

Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning.

   In her forties – a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role – Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world.  In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief... Read more >
Saturday Night Widows
Saturday Night Widows
Written by Becky Aikman, Read by Ann Marie Lee
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780385360913
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Saturday Night Widows
The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives
Written by Becky Aikman
Read by Ann Marie Lee


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $40.00

Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning.

   In her forties – a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role – Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world.  In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief... Read more >
Saturday Night Widows
Saturday Night Widows
Written by Becky Aikman, Read by Ann Marie Lee
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ISBN: 9780385360920
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Saturday Night Widows
The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives
Written by Becky Aikman
Read by Ann Marie Lee


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $20.00

Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning.

   In her forties – a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role – Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world.  In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief... Read more >
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Back in the Day
Back in the Day
Written by Darrin Keith Bastfield
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ISBN: 9780307831156
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My Life and Times with Tupac Shakur
Written by Darrin Keith Bastfield


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Price: $11.99

A star during his lifetime, a legend after a bullet killed him at the age of twenty-five, Tupac Shakur was the most influential rap musician of his day–and the most misunderstood. Far from being the insolent “gangsta” that the press put forth, Tupac was a committed and fearless visionary determined to... Read more >
Mi mundo adorado
Mi mundo adorado
Written by Sonia Sotomayor
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ISBN: 9780345804099
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Mi mundo adorado

Written by Sonia Sotomayor


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $27.95

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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Mi mundo adorado
Mi mundo adorado
Written by Sonia Sotomayor
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ISBN: 9780345804105
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Mi mundo adorado

Written by Sonia Sotomayor


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $11.99

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: 9780307594884
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My Beloved World

Written by Sonia Sotomayor


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $27.95

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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My Beloved World
My Beloved World
Written by Sonia Sotomayor
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ISBN: 9780307962164
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My Beloved World

Written by Sonia Sotomayor


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $11.99

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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My Beloved World
My Beloved World
Written by Sonia Sotomayor, Read by Rita Moreno
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780307913104
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My Beloved World

Written by Sonia Sotomayor
Read by Rita Moreno


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $40.00

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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My Beloved World
My Beloved World
Written by Sonia Sotomayor, Read by Rita Moreno
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307913111
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My Beloved World

Written by Sonia Sotomayor
Read by Rita Moreno


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $20.00

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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A Very Easy Death
A Very Easy Death
Written by Simone De Beauvoir
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ISBN: 9780307832191
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A Very Easy Death

Written by Simone De Beauvoir


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: January 9, 2013
Price: $8.99

A Very Easy Death has long been considered one of Simone de Beauvoir’s masterpieces. The profoundly moving, day-by-day recounting of her mother’s death “shows the power of compassion when it is allied with acute intelligence” (The Sunday Telegraph).
 
Powerful, touching, and sometimes shocking, this is an end-of-life account that no reader is...

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night thoughts
night thoughts
Written by Sarah Arvio
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ISBN: 9780307959553
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night thoughts
70 dream poems & notes from an analysis
Written by Sarah Arvio


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $26.95

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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night thoughts
night thoughts
Written by Sarah Arvio
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ISBN: 9780307959560
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night thoughts
70 dream poems & notes from an analysis
Written by Sarah Arvio


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $13.99

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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Once Upon a Secret
Once Upon a Secret
Written by Mimi Alford
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ISBN: 9780812981346
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Once Upon a Secret
My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath
Written by Mimi Alford


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $15.00

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
In the summer of 1962, nineteen-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived in Washington, D.C., to begin an internship in the White House press office. After just three days on the job, the privileged but sheltered young woman was presented to the President himself. Almost immediately, the two...

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Eva Braun
Eva Braun
Written by Heike B. Gortemaker, Translated by Damion Searls
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307742605
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Eva Braun
Life with Hitler
Written by Heike B. Gortemaker
Translated by Damion Searls


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $16.00

From one of Germany’s leading young historians, the first comprehensive biography of Eva Braun, Hitler’s devoted mistress, finally wife, and the hidden First Lady of the Third Reich.
 
In this groundbreaking biography of Eva Braun, German historian Heike Görtemaker reveals Hitler’s mistress as more than just a vapid blonde whose concerns... Read more >
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