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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Written by Anna Quindlen
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ISBN: 9780679604006
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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

Written by Anna Quindlen


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $11.99

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
 
In this irresistible memoir, Anna...

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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Written by Anna Quindlen, Read by Anna Quindlen
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ISBN: 9780307989864
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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

Written by Anna Quindlen
Read by Anna Quindlen


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $40.00

In this irresistible memoir, the New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anna Quindlen writes about looking back and ahead—and celebrating it all—as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more.
 
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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Written by Anna Quindlen, Read by Anna Quindlen
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ISBN: 9780307989871
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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

Written by Anna Quindlen
Read by Anna Quindlen


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $20.00

In this irresistible memoir, the New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anna Quindlen writes about looking back and ahead—and celebrating it all—as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more.
 
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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Written by Anna Quindlen
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ISBN: 9780739378557
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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

Written by Anna Quindlen


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $26.00

In this irresistible memoir, the New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anna Quindlen writes about looking back and ahead—and celebrating it all—as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more.
 
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Gertrude Jekyll
Gertrude Jekyll
Written by Twigs Way
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ISBN: 9780747810902
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Gertrude Jekyll

Written by Twigs Way


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $12.95

Almost eighty years after her death, Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) is still one of the most influential of all English garden designers. Best known for her superb use of colour schemes in her hallmark flower borders, she combined an early training in art with self taught horticultural skills. Early influences included William... Read more >
Anything We Love Can Be Saved
Anything We Love Can Be Saved
Written by Alice Walker
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ISBN: 9780307816948
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Anything We Love Can Be Saved

Written by Alice Walker


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

In Anything We Love Can Be Saved, Alice Walker writes about her life as an activist, in a book rich in the belief that the world is saveable, if only we will act. Speaking from her heart on a wide range of topics--religion and the spirit, feminism and race, families and... Read more >
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The Central Park Five
The Central Park Five
Written by Sarah Burns
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ISBN: 9780307387981
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The Central Park Five
The Untold Story Behind One of New York City's Most Infamous Crimes
Written by Sarah Burns


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $15.95

In this spellbinding account of the real facts of the Central Park jogger case, Sarah Burns powerfully reexamines one of New York City's most notorious crimes and its aftermath.
 
On April 20th, 1989, two passersby discovered the body of the "Central Park jogger" crumpled in a ravine. She'd been raped and severely...

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Redemption
Redemption
Written by Stacey Lannert
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ISBN: 9780307592149
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Redemption

Written by Stacey Lannert


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $15.00

"When I decided to look, I found more love and compassion than I ever imagined existed. Most significantly, I found forgiveness. I might even call it redemption."
On July 4, 1990, eighteen-year-old Stacey Lannert shot and killed her father, who had been sexually abusing her since she was eight. Missouri state... Read more >
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American Rose
American Rose
Written by Karen Abbott
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ISBN: 9780812978513
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American Rose
A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
Written by Karen Abbott


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $17.00

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America was flying high in the Roaring Twenties. Then, almost overnight, the Great Depression brought it crashing down. When the dust settled, people were primed for a star who could distract them from reality. Enter Gypsy Rose Lee, a strutting, bawdy, erudite stripper who possessed a gift for...

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Untied
Untied
Written by Meredith Baxter
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ISBN: 9780307719317
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Untied
A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering
Written by Meredith Baxter


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $15.00

“I remember Sarah asking me, when I’d just begun therapy with her, what I looked for in a man.  After a few moments of silent, tense deliberation I had it.  ‘Hair,’ I blurted. ‘He has to have hair.’”
 
Meredith Baxter is a beloved and iconic television actress, most well-known for her enormously... Read more >
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The First Lady of Fleet Street
The First Lady of Fleet Street
Written by Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren
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ISBN: 9780345532381
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The First Lady of Fleet Street
The Life of Rachel Beer: Crusading Heiress and Newspaper Pioneer
Written by Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $17.99

A panoramic portrait of a remarkable woman and the tumultuous Victorian era on which she made her mark, The First Lady of Fleet Street chronicles the meteoric rise and tragic fall of Rachel Beer—indomitable heiress, social crusader, and newspaper pioneer.

Rich with period detail and drawing on a wealth of original material... Read more >
Lady Blue Eyes
Lady Blue Eyes
Written by Barbara Sinatra
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ISBN: 9780307382344
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Lady Blue Eyes
My Life with Frank
Written by Barbara Sinatra


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $15.00

Thirty years after she first heard his voice singing on the jukebox at her local drive-in, Barbara Ann Blakely heard Frank Sinatra take the wedding vows that began his fourth, final, and most enduring marriage.
 
In Lady Blue Eyes, Barbara Sinatra’s first public love letter to the husband she adored... Read more >
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King Peggy
King Peggy
Written by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385534321
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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: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $25.95

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 has the sweetness and quirkiness of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the hopeful sense of possibility of Half the... Read more >
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King Peggy
King Peggy
Written by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
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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: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $11.99

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 has the sweetness and quirkiness of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the hopeful sense of possibility of Half the... Read more >
King Peggy
King Peggy
Written by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman, Read by J. Karen Thomas
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ISBN: 9780307879066
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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
Read by J. Karen Thomas


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $22.50

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 has the sweetness and quirkiness of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the hopeful sense of possibility of Half the... Read more >
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I Love a Broad Margin to My Life
I Love a Broad Margin to My Life
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston
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ISBN: 9780307454591
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I Love a Broad Margin to My Life

Written by Maxine Hong Kingston


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2012
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In her singular voice—both humble and brave, touching and humorous—Maxine Hong Kingston gives us a poignant and beautiful memoir-in-verse that captures the wisdom that comes with age. As she reflects on her sixty-five years, she circles from present to past and back, from lunch with a writer friend to the funeral...

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Once Upon a Secret
Once Upon a Secret
Written by Mimi Alford
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ISBN: 9780679603443
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Once Upon a Secret
My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath
Written by Mimi Alford


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

#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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Once Upon a Secret
Once Upon a Secret
Written by Mimi Alford, Read by Susan Denaker
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ISBN: 9780307877802
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Once Upon a Secret
My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath
Written by Mimi Alford
Read by Susan Denaker


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: February 8, 2012
Price: $15.00

In the summer of 1962, nineteen-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived by train in Washington, D.C., to begin an internship in the White House press office. The Kennedy Administration had reinvigorated the capital and the country—and Mimi was eager to contribute. For a young woman from a privileged but sheltered upbringing, the job...

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Blood, Bones & Butter
Blood, Bones & Butter
Written by Gabrielle Hamilton
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ISBN: 9780812980882
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Blood, Bones & Butter
The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
Written by Gabrielle Hamilton


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $16.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Miami Herald • Newsday The Huffington Post • Financial Times • GQ • Slate • Men’s Journal • Washington Examiner • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews &bull...

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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
Written by Glynis Ridley
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ISBN: 9780307463531
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Written by Glynis Ridley


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $15.99

The year was 1765. Eminent botanist Philibert Commerson had just been appointed to a grand new expedition: the first French circumnavigation of the world. As the ships’ official naturalist, Commerson would seek out resources—medicines, spices, timber, food—that could give the French an edge in the ever-accelerating race for empire.
 
Jeanne Baret, Commerson’s... Read more >
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Hedy's Folly
Hedy's Folly
Written by Richard Rhodes
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ISBN: 9780385534390
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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: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $11.99

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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Hedy's Folly
Hedy's Folly
Written by Richard Rhodes, Read by Bernadette Dunne
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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
Read by Bernadette Dunne


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $15.00

What do Hedy Lamarr, avant-garde composer George Antheil, and your cell phone have in common? The answer is spread-spectrum radio: a revolutionary inven­tion based on the rapid switching of communications sig­nals among a spread of different frequencies. Without this technology, we would not have the digital comforts that we take for... Read more >
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Dangerous Ambition
Dangerous Ambition
Written by Susan Hertog
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345459862
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Dangerous Ambition
Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson: New Women in Search of Love and Power
Written by Susan Hertog


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $30.00

Born in the 1890s on opposite sides of the Atlantic, friends for more than forty years, Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West lived strikingly parallel lives that placed them at the center of the social and historical upheavals of the twentieth century. In Dangerous Ambition, Susan Hertog chronicles the separate but intertwined... Read more >
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Dangerous Ambition
Dangerous Ambition
Written by Susan Hertog
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ISBN: 9780345529435
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Dangerous Ambition
Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson: New Women in Search of Love and Power
Written by Susan Hertog


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $15.99

Born in the 1890s on opposite sides of the Atlantic, friends for more than forty years, Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West lived strikingly parallel lives that placed them at the center of the social and historical upheavals of the twentieth century. In Dangerous Ambition, Susan Hertog chronicles the separate but intertwined... Read more >
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Alice James
Alice James
Written by Jean Strouse, Preface by Colm Toibin
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ISBN: 9781590174531
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Alice James
A Biography
Written by Jean Strouse
Preface by Colm Toibin


Format: Trade Paperback, 392 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $17.95

The Jameses are perhaps the most extraordinary and  distinguished family in American intellectual life. Henry’s novels, celebrated as among the finest in the language, and William’s groundbreaking philosophical and psychological works have won these brothers a permanent place at the center of the nation’s cultural firmament. Less well known is their... Read more >
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