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Top Down
Top Down
Written by Jim Lehrer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679603504
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A Novel of the Kennedy Assassination
Written by Jim Lehrer


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $13.99

In a riveting novel rooted in one of American history’s great “what ifs,” Jim Lehrer tells the story of two men haunted by the events leading up to John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
 
November 22, 1963. As Air Force One touches down in Dallas, ambitious young newspaper reporter Jack Gilmore... Read more >
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Confessions of Marie Antoinette
Confessions of Marie Antoinette
Written by Juliet Grey
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345523914
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Confessions of Marie Antoinette
A Novel
Written by Juliet Grey


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $11.99

A novel for fans of Philippa Gregory and Michelle Moran, Confessions of Marie Antoinette blends rich historical detail with searing drama, bringing to life the first years of the French Revolution and the final days of the legendary French queen.
 
Versailles, 1789. As the burgeoning rebellion reaches the palace gates, Marie... Read more >
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Confessions of Marie Antoinette
Confessions of Marie Antoinette
Written by Juliet Grey
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ISBN: 9780345523907
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Confessions of Marie Antoinette
A Novel
Written by Juliet Grey


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $15.00

A novel for fans of Philippa Gregory and Michelle Moran, Confessions of Marie Antoinette blends rich historical detail with searing drama, bringing to life the first years of the French Revolution and the final days of the legendary French queen.
 
Versailles, 1789. As the burgeoning rebellion reaches the palace gates, Marie... Read more >
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Casanova's Return to Venice
Casanova's Return to Venice
Written by Arthur Schnitzler, Translated by Ilsa Barea
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781908968869
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Casanova's Return to Venice

Written by Arthur Schnitzler
Translated by Ilsa Barea


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $18.00

"His yearning for Venice, the city of his birth, grew so intense that, like a wounded bird slowly circling downwards in its death flight, he began to move in ever-narrowing circles."
One of Schnitzler’s most poignant evocations of the passing of time and the ironies of sentiment and love, Casanova’s Return to... Read more >
Machiavelli
Machiavelli
Written by Joseph Markulin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616148058
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Machiavelli
A Renaissance Life
Written by Joseph Markulin


Format: Trade Paperback, 580 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $21.95

This epic piece of storytelling brings the world of fifteenth-century Italy to life as it traces Machiavelli’s rise from young boy to controversial political thinker.
 
The often-vilified Renaissance politico and author of The Prince comes to life as a diabolically clever, yet mild mannered and conscientious civil servant. Author Joseph...

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Machiavelli
A Renaissance Life
Written by Joseph Markulin


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $12.99

This epic piece of storytelling brings the world of fifteenth-century Italy to life as it traces Machiavelli’s rise from young boy to controversial political thinker.
 
The often-vilified Renaissance politico and author of The Prince comes to life as a diabolically clever, yet mild mannered and conscientious civil servant. Author Joseph...

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The Last Days

Written by Laurent Seksik
Translated by Andre Naffis-Sahely


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $9.99

"He looked long and deep into her eyes. "I'll go first," he said. "You'll follow me... if that's what you want."
On the 22nd February 1942 Stefan Zweig, one of the most popular authors of his generation, committed suicide with his wife Lotte. The final, desperate gesture of this great writer... Read more >
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Scissors
Scissors
Written by Stéphane Michaka
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385537490
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Scissors
A Novel
Written by Stéphane Michaka


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $25.95

Based on the life of the great short-story writer Raymond Carver, particularly his last ten years, Scissors is a funny, compassionate, and convincing portrayal of the creative life: its compulsions, rewards, and frustrations, and its affinities with tragedy.

Raymond is a writer whose life is fraught with personal and creative struggle. His...

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Scissors
Scissors
Written by Stéphane Michaka
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385537513
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Scissors
A Novel
Written by Stéphane Michaka


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $11.99

Based on the life of the great short-story writer Raymond Carver, particularly his last ten years, Scissors is a funny, compassionate, and convincing portrayal of the creative life: its compulsions, rewards, and frustrations, and its affinities with tragedy.

Raymond is a writer whose life is fraught with personal and creative struggle. His...

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Blood & Beauty
Blood & Beauty
Written by Sarah Dunant, Read by Edoardo Ballerini
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780385393409
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Blood & Beauty
The Borgias; A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant
Read by Edoardo Ballerini


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $50.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Italian Renaissance novels—The Birth of Venus, In the Company of the Courtesan, and Sacred Hearts—has an exceptional talent for breathing life into history. Now Sarah Dunant turns her discerning eye to...
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Blood & Beauty
Blood & Beauty
Written by Sarah Dunant, Read by Edoardo Ballerini
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385393416
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Blood & Beauty
The Borgias; A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant
Read by Edoardo Ballerini


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $25.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Italian Renaissance novels—The Birth of Venus, In the Company of the Courtesan, and Sacred Hearts—has an exceptional talent for breathing life into history. Now Sarah Dunant turns her discerning eye to...
Read more >
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Blood and Beauty
Blood and Beauty
Written by Sarah Dunant
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ISBN: 9780679603863
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Blood and Beauty
The Borgias; A Novel
Written by Sarah Dunant


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $11.99

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Italian Renaissance novels—The Birth of Venus, In the Company of the Courtesan, and Sacred Hearts—has an exceptional talent for breathing life into history. Now Sarah Dunant turns her discerning eye to...
Read more >
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Lillian and Dash
Lillian and Dash
Written by Sam Toperoff
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590515686
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Lillian and Dash

Written by Sam Toperoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $15.95

This exciting novel about Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man) and Lillian Hellman (The Children’s Hour) reintroduces their larger-than-life personalities and the vicissitudes of their affair that spanned three decades.

Toperoff reimagines the highs and lows of a fast-living, hard-drinking literary couple, and their individual passions, projects, and literary... Read more >
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Lillian and Dash

Written by Sam Toperoff


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $15.95

This exciting novel about Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man) and Lillian Hellman (The Children’s Hour) reintroduces their larger-than-life personalities and the vicissitudes of their affair that spanned three decades.
 
Toperoff reimagines the highs and lows of a fast-living, hard-drinking literary couple, and their individual passions, projects, and literary... Read more >
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The Union Jack

Written by Imre Kertesz
Translated by Tim Wilkinson


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $14.00

"It was...unnecessary for me to fret about who the murderer was: Everybody was."

A haunting, never-before-translated, autobiographical novella by the 2002 Nobel Prize winner.

An unnamed narrator recounts a simple anecdote, his sighting of the Union Jack—the British Flag—during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, in the few days preceding the uprising's... Read more >
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The Queen's Vow
The Queen's Vow
Written by C. W. Gortner
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ISBN: 9780345523976
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The Queen's Vow
A Novel of Isabella of Castile
Written by C. W. Gortner


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $15.00

No one believed I was destined for greatness.
 
So begins Isabella’s story, in this evocative, vividly imagined novel about one of history’s most famous and controversial queens—the warrior who united a fractured country, the champion of the faith whose reign gave rise to the Inquisition, and the visionary who sent... Read more >
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The Second Empress
The Second Empress
Written by Michelle Moran
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ISBN: 9780307953049
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The Second Empress
A Novel of Napoleon's Court
Written by Michelle Moran


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $15.00

Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte will stop at nothing to marry the Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear him a royal heir, in this compelling novel from bestselling author Michelle Moran.
 
   After the bloody French Revolution, Emperor Napoleon’s power is absolute. When eighteen year old Marie-Louise is told that the Emperor has demanded her hand in... Read more >
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All Souls
All Souls
Written by Javier Marias, Introduction by John Banville
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ISBN: 9780307950772
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All Souls

Written by Javier Marias
Introduction by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $15.00

By one of the most important voices in contemporary world literature, a darkly comic novel about that most British of institutions, Oxford University.

In All Souls, a visiting Spanish lecturer, viewing Oxford through a prismatic detachment, is alternately amused, puzzled, delighted, and disgusted by its vagaries of human vanity. A bit lonely... Read more >
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All Souls
All Souls
Written by Javier Marias, Introduction by John Banville
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ISBN: 9780307951083
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All Souls

Written by Javier Marias
Introduction by John Banville


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $11.99

By one of the most important voices in contemporary world literature, a darkly comic novel about that most British of institutions, Oxford University.

In All Souls, a visiting Spanish lecturer, viewing Oxford through a prismatic detachment, is alternately amused, puzzled, delighted, and disgusted by its vagaries of human vanity. A bit lonely... Read more >
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Dark Back of Time
Dark Back of Time
Written by Javier Marias
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307950741
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Dark Back of Time

Written by Javier Marias


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $15.00

A book by Spain's greatest living writer weaves fiction and fact into a completely original and unforgettable hybrid.

Called by its author a "false novel," Dark Back of Time begins with the tale of the odd effects of publishing All Souls, his witty and sardonic 1989 Oxford novel. All Souls is a... Read more >
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Dark Back of Time
Dark Back of Time
Written by Javier Marias
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ISBN: 9780307951052
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Dark Back of Time

Written by Javier Marias


Format: eBook, 408 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $11.99

A book by Spain's greatest living writer weaves fiction and fact into a completely original and unforgettable hybrid.

Called by its author a "false novel," Dark Back of Time begins with the tale of the odd effects of publishing All Souls, his witty and sardonic 1989 Oxford novel. All Souls is a... Read more >
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Buchanan Dying
Buchanan Dying
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780812984903
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Buchanan Dying
A Play
Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.00

To the list of John Updike’s well-intentioned protagonists—Rabbit Angstrom, Richard Maple, Henry Bech—add James Buchanan, the harried fifteenth president of the United States (1857–1861). In what the author calls “a kind of novel, conceived in the form of a play,” Buchanan’s political and private lives are represented as aspects of his... Read more >
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Buchanan Dying
Buchanan Dying
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780812984910
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Buchanan Dying
A Play
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $11.99

To the list of John Updike’s well-intentioned protagonists—Rabbit Angstrom, George Caldwell, Piet Hanema, Henry Bech—add James Buchanan, seen above as a young Congressman in the 1820’s, and on the front cover as the harried fifteenth President of the United States (1857-1861).  In a play meant to be read, Buchanan’s political and... Read more >
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The Bottom of the Jar
The Bottom of the Jar
Written by Abdellatif Laabi, Translated by Andre Naffis-Sahely
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781935744603
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The Bottom of the Jar

Written by Abdellatif Laabi
Translated by Andre Naffis-Sahely


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $17.00

The Bottom of the Jar is the journey of a boy finding his footing in the heart of Fez during the 1950s, as Morocco began freeing itself from the grip of the French colonial occupation. The narrator vividly recalls his first encounters with the ebullient city, family dramas, and the joys... Read more >
Pitch Dark
Pitch Dark
Written by Renata Adler, Afterword by Muriel Spark
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590176146
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Pitch Dark

Written by Renata Adler
Afterword by Muriel Spark


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $14.00

“What’s new. What else. What next. What’s happened here.”
    
Pitch Dark is a book about love. Kate Ennis is poised at a critical moment in an affair with a married man. The complications and contradictions pursue her from a house in rural Connecticut to a brownstone apartment in New York City... Read more >
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