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Desert Queen
Desert Queen
Written by Janet Wallach, Read by Jean Gilpin
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449806753
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Desert Queen
The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Written by Janet Wallach
Read by Jean Gilpin


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $30.00

Turning her back on her privileged life in Victorian England, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), fired by her innate curiosity, journeyed the world and became fascinated with all things Arab. Traveling the length and breadth of the Arab region, armed with a love for its language and its people, she not only produced... Read more >
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On a Farther Shore
On a Farther Shore
Written by William Souder
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307462206
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On a Farther Shore
The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring
Written by William Souder


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $30.00

Published on the fiftieth anniversary of her seminal book, Silent Spring, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, founder of the environmental movement

She loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries, including the international bestseller The Sea Around Us. But it was with her fourth book, Silent...

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On a Farther Shore
On a Farther Shore
Written by William Souder
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ISBN: 9780307462220
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On a Farther Shore
The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring
Written by William Souder


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

Published on the fiftieth anniversary of her seminal book, Silent Spring, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, founder of the environmental movement

She loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries, including the international bestseller The Sea Around Us. But it was with her fourth book, Silent...

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Stag's Leap
Stag's Leap
Written by Sharon Olds
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307959904
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Stag's Leap
Poems
Written by Sharon Olds


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $26.95

In this wise and intimate new book, Sharon Olds tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom.

As she carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending, Olds opens her heart to the reader, sharing the feeling of invisibility that...

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Stag's Leap
Stag's Leap
Written by Sharon Olds
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ISBN: 9780375712258
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Stag's Leap
Poems
Written by Sharon Olds


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $16.95

Stag’s Leap is stunningly poignant sequence of poems that tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom.

In this wise and intimate telling—which carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending—Sharon Olds opens her heart to the reader, sharing the feeling... Read more >
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Stag's Leap
Stag's Leap
Written by Sharon Olds
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ISBN: 9780307959911
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Stag's Leap
Poems
Written by Sharon Olds


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $12.99

In this wise and intimate new book, Sharon Olds tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom.

As she carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending, Olds opens her heart to the reader, sharing the feeling of invisibility that...

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The Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman
Written by Claire Tomalin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307822390
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The Invisible Woman
The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
Written by Claire Tomalin


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2012
Price: $9.99

Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857; she was 18, a hard-working actress performing in his production of The Frozen Deep, and he was 45, the most lionized writer in England. Out of their meeting came a love affair that lasted thirteen years and destroyed Dickens’s marriage while effacing Nelly... Read more >
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Dearie
Dearie
Written by Bob Spitz
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307990839
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Dearie
The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Written by Bob Spitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 1008 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $30.00

It’s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It’s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. ... Read more >
Dearie
Dearie
Written by Bob Spitz
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ISBN: 9780307961129
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Dearie
The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Written by Bob Spitz


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

It’s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It’s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. ... Read more >
Dearie
Dearie
Written by Bob Spitz, Read by Kimberly Farr
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780449012871
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Dearie
The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Written by Bob Spitz
Read by Kimberly Farr


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $50.00

It’s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It’s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. ... Read more >
Dearie
Dearie
Written by Bob Spitz, Read by Kimberly Farr
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449012888
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Dearie
The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Written by Bob Spitz
Read by Kimberly Farr


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $30.00

It’s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It’s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. ... Read more >
Hedy's Folly
Hedy's Folly
Written by Richard Rhodes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307742957
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Hedy's Folly
The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
Written by Richard Rhodes


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $15.00

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems, and many other devices possible.
 
Beginning at a Hollywood dinner table, Hedy's Folly tells a wild story of innovation that...

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Sleeping with the Enemy
Sleeping with the Enemy
Written by Hal Vaughan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307475916
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Sleeping with the Enemy
Coco Chanel's Secret War
Written by Hal Vaughan


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $16.95

This explosive narrative reveals for the first time the shocking hidden years of Coco Chanel’s life: her collaboration with the Nazis in Paris, her affair with a master spy, and her work for the German military intelligence service and Himmler’s SS.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was the high priestess of couture who created... Read more >
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My Grandmother
My Grandmother
Written by Fethiye Cetin, Translated by Maureen Freely
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ISBN: 9781844678679
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My Grandmother
An Armenian-Turkish Memoir
Written by Fethiye Cetin
Translated by Maureen Freely


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: July 4, 2012
Price: $15.95

Growing up in the small town of Maden in Turkey, Fethiye Çetin knew her grandmother as a happy and respected Muslim housewife called Seher.

Only decades later did she discover the truth. Her grandmother’s name was not Seher but Heranus. She was born a Christian Armenian. Most of the men in her... Read more >
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Key Moments
Key Moments
Written by Liz Mohn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780770436018
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Key Moments
Experiences in a Dedicated Life
Written by Liz Mohn


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $23.00

"You always saw the world as your workplace."

In 2009, this was how Reinhard Mohn--the man who turned Bertelsmann AG from an unremarkable, postwar German business into a successful, international media conglomerate--described the professional dedication of his wife, Liz Mohn. Born into a seemingly hopeless world, this girl from Wiedenbrück, Germany, grew... Read more >
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Key Moments
Key Moments
Written by Liz Mohn
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ISBN: 9780770436032
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Key Moments
Experiences in a Dedicated Life
Written by Liz Mohn


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $11.99

"You always saw the world as your workplace."

In 2009, this was how Reinhard Mohn--the man who turned Bertelsmann AG from an unremarkable, postwar German business into a successful, international media conglomerate--described the professional dedication of his wife, Liz Mohn. Born into a seemingly hopeless world, this girl from Wiedenbrück, Germany, grew... Read more >
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Nancy Mitford
Nancy Mitford
Written by Selina Hastings
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307949462
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Nancy Mitford

Written by Selina Hastings


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $16.95

Nancy Mitford’s life was as glamorous and as dramatic as her most famous novels, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate.

Mitford was witty, intelligent, often acerbic, a great tease, and an acute observer of upper-class English idiosyncrasies. With the publication of her comic novels, based in part on... Read more >
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Nancy Mitford
Nancy Mitford
Written by Selina Hastings
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ISBN: 9780307949479
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Nancy Mitford

Written by Selina Hastings


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $12.99

Nancy Mitford’s life was as glamorous and as dramatic as her most famous novels, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate.

Mitford was witty, intelligent, often acerbic, a great tease, and an acute observer of upper-class English idiosyncrasies. With the publication of her comic novels, based in part on... Read more >
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This Crazy Time
This Crazy Time
Written by Tzeporah Berman and Mark Leiren-Young
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ISBN: 9780307399793
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This Crazy Time
Living Our Environmental Challenge
Written by Tzeporah Berman and Mark Leiren-Young


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $18.00

Passionate, profound and funny, Berman is inspiring people from all walks of life to get off the sidelines and fight the good fight--and win. This unique book--part manifesto from a leader, part humorous activist memoir from a soccer mom--offers a wryly honest, behind-the-scenes, ultimately uplifting look at the state of the...

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The Memory of All That
The Memory of All That
Written by Katharine Weber
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307395894
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The Memory of All That
George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities
Written by Katharine Weber


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $14.00

The Memory of All That is Katharine Weber’s memoir of her extraordinary family. 

Her maternal grandmother, Kay Swift, was known both for her own music (she was the first woman to compose the score to a hit Broadway show, Fine and Dandy) and for her ten-year romance with George Gershwin. Their love... Read more >
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A Man's Place
A Man's Place
Written by Annie Ernaux, Translated by Tanya Leslie, Introduction by Francine Prose
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609804039
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A Man's Place

Written by Annie Ernaux
Translated by Tanya Leslie
Introduction by Francine Prose


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $13.95

Annie Ernaux's father died exactly two months after she passed her practical examination for a teaching certificate. Barely educated and valued since childhood strictly for his labor, Ernaux's father had grown into a hard, practical man who showed his family little affection. Narrating his slow ascent towards material comfort, Ernaux's cold... Read more >
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A Man's Place

Written by Annie Ernaux
Translated by Tanya Leslie


Format: eBook, 114 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $13.95

Annie Ernaux's father died exactly two months after she passed her practical examination for a teaching certificate. Barely educated and valued since childhood strictly for his labor, Ernaux's father had grown into a hard, practical man who showed his family little affection. Narrating his slow ascent towards material comfort, Ernaux's cold...

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Appetite for Life
Appetite for Life
Written by Noel Riley Fitch
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ISBN: 9780307948380
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Appetite for Life
The Biography of Julia Child
Written by Noel Riley Fitch


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $18.95

Julia Child entered the lives of millions of Americans with her bestselling cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking; her popular and long-running cooking show, The French Chef; and her beloved memoir, My Life in France. In this intimate and revealing biography, based on exclusive interviews and scores of private letters...

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Against Wind and Tide
Against Wind and Tide
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307907141
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Against Wind and Tide
Letters and Journals, 1947-1986
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $14.99

Why, as an eager and talented writer, has Anne Morrow Lindbergh published so relatively little in forty years of marriage?” asked reviewer John Barkham in 1970. “After a promising start with those first books on flying, she tapered off into long silences broken by an infrequent volume of verse or prose.” ...

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Against Wind and Tide
Against Wind and Tide
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307378880
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Against Wind and Tide
Letters and Journals, 1947-1986
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $27.95

Why, as an eager and talented writer, has Anne Morrow Lindbergh published so relatively little in forty years of marriage?” asked reviewer John Barkham in 1970. “After a promising start with those first books on flying, she tapered off into long silences broken by an infrequent volume of verse or prose.” ...

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