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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
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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
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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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ISBN: 9780307940582
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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
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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 >
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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Alice James
A Biography
Written by Jean Strouse
Preface by Colm Toibin


Format: eBook, 400 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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A Dangerous Method (Movie Tie-in Edition)
A Dangerous Method (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by John Kerr
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ISBN: 9780307950277
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A Dangerous Method (Movie Tie-in Edition)
The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein
Written by John Kerr


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $16.95

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
STARRING KEIRA KNIGHTLY, VIGGO MORENSEN, MICHAEL FASSBENDER, and VINCENT CASSEL

“Has all the elements of a juicy novel . . . riveting. . . . Reudite and elegant.” —Newsday
 
In 1907, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung began what promised to be both a momentous collaboration and the deepest friendship... Read more >
Eva Braun
Eva Braun
Written by Heike B. Gortemaker, Translated by Damion Searls
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ISBN: 9780307701398
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Eva Braun
Life with Hitler
Written by Heike B. Gortemaker
Translated by Damion Searls


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $11.99

In this groundbreaking biography of Eva Braun, German historian Heike B. Görtemaker delves into the startlingly neglected historical truth about Adolf Hitler’s mistress. More than just the vapid blonde of popular cliché, Eva Braun was a capricious but uncompromising, fiercely loyal companion to Hitler; theirs was a relationship that flew in... Read more >
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And I Don't Want to Live This Life
And I Don't Want to Live This Life
Written by Deborah Spungen
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ISBN: 9780307807434
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And I Don't Want to Live This Life
A Mother's Story of Her Daughter's Murder
Written by Deborah Spungen


Format: eBook, 408 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2011
Price: $11.99

For most of us, it was just another horrible headline. But for Deborah Spungen, the mother of Nancy, who was stabbed to death at the Chelsea Hotel, it was both a relief and a tragedy. Here is the incredible story of an infant who never stopped screaming, a toddler who attacked... Read more >
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Me
Me
Written by Katharine Hepburn
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ISBN: 9780307807687
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Me

Written by Katharine Hepburn


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2011
Price: $13.99

Admired and beloved by movie audiences for over sixty years, four-time Academy Award-winner Katharine Hepburn is an American classic. Now Miss Hepburn breaks her long-kept silence about her private life in this absorbing and provocative memoir.

A NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book of the Year

A Book-of-the-Month-Club Main Selection

NOTE: This edition does not... Read more >
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Madame Prosecutor
Confrontations with Humanity's Worst Criminals and the Culture of Impunity
Written by Carla Del Ponte and Chuck Sudetic


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $19.99

Carla Del Ponte won international recognition as Switzerland's attorney general when she pursued cases against the Sicilian mafia. In 1999, she answered the United Nations' call to become the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. In her new role, Del Ponte confronted genocide... Read more >
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Promise Me
Promise Me
Written by Nancy G. Brinker
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ISBN: 9780307718136
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Promise Me
How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer
Written by Nancy G. Brinker


Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.00

Suzy and Nancy Goodman were more than sisters. They were best friends, confidantes, and partners in the grand adventure of life. For three decades, nothing could separate them. Not college, not marriage, not miles. Then Suzy got sick. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977; three agonizing years later, at... 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: 9780307399809
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This Crazy Time
Living Our Environmental Challenge
Written by Tzeporah Berman and Mark Leiren-Young


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $13.99

From one of the world's most controversial campaigners, This Crazy Time is the No Logo of the NEW environmental movement, an essential must-read that combines Bill Bryson's personable style and humour with Naomi Klein's hard-hitting activism and research.

Passionate, profound, inspiring and funny, Berman is inspiring people from all walks of life... Read more >
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Sleeping with the Enemy
Sleeping with the Enemy
Written by Hal Vaughan, Read by Susan Denaker and Mark Deakins
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ISBN: 9780307969200
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Sleeping with the Enemy
Coco Chanel's Secret War
Written by Hal Vaughan
Read by Susan Denaker and Mark Deakins


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $17.50

“From this century, in France, three names will remain: de Gaulle, Picasso, and Chanel.” –André Malraux

Coco Chanel created the look of the modern woman and was the high priestess of couture.

She believed in simplicity, and elegance, and freed women from the tyranny of fashion. She inspired women to take off their... Read more >
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Sleeping with the Enemy
Written by Hal Vaughan
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Sleeping with the Enemy
Coco Chanel's Secret War
Written by Hal Vaughan


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $12.99

“From this century, in France, three names will remain: de Gaulle, Picasso, and Chanel.” –André Malraux

Coco Chanel created the look of the modern woman and was the high priestess of couture.

She believed in simplicity, and elegance, and freed women from the tyranny of fashion. She inspired women to take off their... Read more >
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Yoga Bitch
Yoga Bitch
Written by Suzanne Morrison
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ISBN: 9780307717443
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Yoga Bitch
One Woman's Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism, and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment
Written by Suzanne Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $15.00

What happens when a coffee-drinking, cigarette-smoking, steak-eating twenty-five-year-old atheist decides it is time to get in touch with her spiritual side? Not what you’d expect…
 
When Suzanne Morrison decides to travel to Bali for a two-month yoga retreat, she wants nothing more than to be transformed from a twenty-five-year-old with... Read more >
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