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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
Format: eBook
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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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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
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
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.
 
As she did in her beloved New...

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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.
 
As she did in her beloved New...

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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.
 
As she did in her beloved New...

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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
Format: eBook
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
Format: eBook
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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ISBN: 9780385534338
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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
Price: $15.00

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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