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Innocent Spouse
Innocent Spouse
Written by Carol Ross Joynt
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307592118
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Innocent Spouse
A Memoir
Written by Carol Ross Joynt


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.00

What would you do if, just weeks after your spouse's sudden death, you found out he was keeping secrets?

Carol Ross Joynt was a successful TV producer and award-winning journalist in Washington, D.C. Her husband, Howard, owned a legendary restaurant in Georgetown. They had a young son, a happy marriage – a seeming fairy-tale life. But Howard’s sudden death changed everything...

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The Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman
Written by Claire Tomalin
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ISBN: 9780345803979
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The Invisible Woman
The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
Written by Claire Tomalin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $16.00

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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My Escape
My Escape
Written by Benoite Groult
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ISBN: 9781590515433
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My Escape
An Autobiography
Written by Benoite Groult


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $17.95

This witty autobiography captures the rich and varied life of a renowned French author and pioneering feminist, through the obstacles and movements in twentieth-century France.

Born in 1920 in Paris, Benoite Groult obtained the right to vote only when she was twenty-five years old. She married four times, bore three... Read more >
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My Escape
An Autobiography
Written by Benoite Groult


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $14.95

This witty autobiography captures the rich and varied life of a renowned French author and pioneering feminist, through the obstacles and movements in twentieth-century France.
 
Born in 1920 in Paris, Benoite Groult obtained the right to vote only when she was twenty-five years old. She married four times, bore three... Read more >
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Beirut, I Love You
A Memoir
Written by Zena el Khalil


Format: eBook, 218 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $9.99

Zena el Khalil, a young Beirut-based female artist, writer, and activist who had an unconventional but worldly upbringing growing up in Lagos, Nigeria and attending art school in New York, returns after 9/11 to her familial home of Beirut and its mountains, beaches, food, music and drugs. Beirut, I Love You... Read more >
The Last of the Duchess
The Last of the Duchess
Written by Caroline Blackwood, Introduction by James Fox
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ISBN: 9780345802644
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The Last of the Duchess
The Strange and Sinister Story of the Final Years of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
Written by Caroline Blackwood
Introduction by James Fox


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $11.99

Intriguing, suspenseful, and witty, this is the story of journalist and novelist Caroline Blackwood's search for the late Duchess of Windsor. It is also a provocative exploration of the often bizarre connection between heightened celebrity and approaching death--in Blackwood's words, "the fatal effects of myth." First serial to New York Times... Read more >
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The Last of the Duchess
The Last of the Duchess
Written by Caroline Blackwood, Introduction by James Fox
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ISBN: 9780345802637
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The Last of the Duchess
The Strange and Sinister Story of the Final Years of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
Written by Caroline Blackwood
Introduction by James Fox


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.00

In 1980, Lady Caroline Blackwood was commissioned by The Sunday Times to write an article on the aging Duchess of Windsor, who was said to be convalescing in her French mansion in the Bois de Boulogne. Yet what began as a curiosity was to become for Blackwood one of the most...

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The Richest Woman in America
The Richest Woman in America
Written by Janet Wallach, Read by Coleen Marlo
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449806722
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The Richest Woman in America
Hetty Green in the Gilded Age
Written by Janet Wallach
Read by Coleen Marlo


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $20.00

A captivating biography of America's first female tycoon, Hetty Green, the iconoclast who forged one of the greatest fortunes of her time.
 
    No woman in the Gilded Age made as much money as Hetty Green. At the time of her death in 1916, she was worth at least 100 million dollars, equal...

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The Richest Woman in America
The Richest Woman in America
Written by Janet Wallach
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ISBN: 9780385531986
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The Richest Woman in America
Hetty Green in the Gilded Age
Written by Janet Wallach


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $12.99

A captivating biography of America's first female tycoon, Hetty Green, the iconoclast who forged one of the greatest fortunes of her time.
 
    No woman in the Gilded Age made as much money as Hetty Green. At the time of her death in 1916, she was worth at least 100 million dollars, equal...

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Desert Queen
Desert Queen
Written by Janet Wallach, Read by Jean Gilpin
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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
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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
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: 9780307959911
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Stag's Leap
Poems
Written by Sharon Olds


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $13.99

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Format: Trade Paperback
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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