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The Second Empress
The Second Empress
Written by Michelle Moran, Read by Adam Alexi-Malle, Emma Bering and Tanya Franks
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The Second Empress
A Novel of Napoleon's Court
Written by Michelle Moran
Read by Adam Alexi-Malle, Emma Bering and Tanya Franks


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On Sale: August 14, 2012
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National bestselling author Michelle Moran returns to Paris, this time under the rule of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte as he casts aside his beautiful wife to marry a Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear him a royal heir
 
   After the bloody French Revolution, Emperor Napoleon’s power is absolute. When Marie-Louise, the eighteen year... Read more >
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The Shadow Queen
The Shadow Queen
Written by Rebecca Dean
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ISBN: 9780767930574
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The Shadow Queen
A Novel of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
Written by Rebecca Dean


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $15.00

A king would abdicate his throne for her in one of the world’s great love stories – but who was Wallis Simpson?

   Born into a poor southern family but taken in by rich relatives, Wallis Simpson was raised as a socialite. Between family conflicts and debutante balls, she and her friends dream... Read more >
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The Shadow Queen
The Shadow Queen
Written by Rebecca Dean
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ISBN: 9780307985835
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The Shadow Queen
A Novel of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
Written by Rebecca Dean


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $11.99

A king would abdicate his throne for her in one of the world’s great love stories – but who was Wallis Simpson?

   Born into a poor southern family but taken in by rich relatives, Wallis Simpson was raised as a socialite. Between family conflicts and debutante balls, she and her friends dream... Read more >
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The Summer Book

Written by Tove Jansson
Translated by Thomas Teal
Introduction by Kathryn Davis


Format: eBook, 184 pages
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $14.00

In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia’s grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf... Read more >
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Disaster Was My God
Disaster Was My God
Written by Bruce Duffy
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ISBN: 9780307742865
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Disaster Was My God
A Novel of the Outlaw Life of Arthur Rimbaud
Written by Bruce Duffy


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $16.95

Arthur Rimbaud burst onto the literary scene in 1871 with a startling new voice, transforming himself from an anonymous country boy into the sensation of Paris. His explosive life included a passionate affair with the older (and married) poet Paul Verlaine, and a prosperous career as a trader and arms dealer...

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The Queen's Vow
The Queen's Vow
Written by C. W. Gortner
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345523969
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The Queen's Vow
A Novel of Isabella of Castile
Written by C. W. Gortner


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $26.00

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 Queen's Vow
The Queen's Vow
Written by C. W. Gortner
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ISBN: 9780345523983
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The Queen's Vow
A Novel of Isabella of Castile
Written by C. W. Gortner


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $11.99

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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Drugs
Drugs
Written by J. R. Helton
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ISBN: 9781609804015
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Drugs
A Novel
Written by J. R. Helton


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $15.95

A modern homage to William S. Burrough’s classic Junky, the new novel Drugs is the sparse, beautifully unassuming account of one man’s life of drug use.

As Robert Crumb, who illustrated the book jacket, says,
“J. R. Helton really speaks to me—starkly honest, darkly funny, acutely observant, and captures the... Read more >
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Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow
Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow
Written by Juliet Grey
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ISBN: 9780345523891
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Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow
A Novel of Marie Antoinette
Written by Juliet Grey


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $11.99

A captivating novel of rich spectacle and royal scandal, Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow spans fifteen years in the fateful reign of Marie Antoinette, France’s most legendary and notorious queen.

Paris, 1774. At the tender age of eighteen, Marie Antoinette ascends to the French throne alongside her husband, Louis XVI. But... Read more >
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Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow
Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow
Written by Juliet Grey
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ISBN: 9780345523884
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Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow
A Novel of Marie Antoinette
Written by Juliet Grey


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $15.00

A captivating novel of rich spectacle and royal scandal, Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow spans fifteen years in the fateful reign of Marie Antoinette, France’s most legendary and notorious queen.

Paris, 1774. At the tender age of eighteen, Marie Antoinette ascends to the French throne alongside her husband, Louis XVI. But... Read more >
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Drugs
A Novel
Written by J. R. Helton


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $15.95

Drugs is a story about Jake Stewart, a middle-class American from Texas who uses drugs and likes them. More importantly, he lives with them. 

In author J. R. Helton's hilarious prose, Jake inimitably narrates the ups and downs of being a functional user of marijuana, cocaine, MDMA, alcohol, nicotine, brand name hydrocodone... Read more >
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History's Great Queens 2-Book Bundle
History's Great Queens 2-Book Bundle
Written by C. W. Gortner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345538284
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History's Great Queens 2-Book Bundle
The Last Queen and The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
Written by C. W. Gortner


Format: eBook, 832 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2012
Price: $14.99

In two stunning novels, C. W. Gortner brings to life two of history’s most intriguing and courageous women: Catherine de Medici, the last legitimate descendant of the illustrious Medici family of Italy, and Juana of Castile, daughter of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain, who would be the last queen... Read more >
Clara and Mr. Tiffany
Clara and Mr. Tiffany
Written by Susan Vreeland
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ISBN: 9780812980189
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Clara and Mr. Tiffany
A Novel
Written by Susan Vreeland


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $15.00

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

It’s 1893, and at the Chicago World’s Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with a luminous exhibition of innovative stained-glass windows that he hopes will earn him a place on the international artistic stage. But behind the scenes in his New York studio is the freethinking Clara Driscoll, head...

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The Book of Ebenezer le Page

Written by G.B. Edwards
Introduction by John Fowles


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: March 7, 2012
Price: $16.95

Ebenezer Le Page, cantankerous, opinionated, and charming, is one of the most compelling literary creations of the late twentieth century. Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, a stony speck of a place caught between the coasts of England and France yet a... Read more >
The Borgias
The Borgias
Written by Jean Plaidy
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ISBN: 9780307816368
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The Borgias
Two Novels in One Volume
Written by Jean Plaidy


Format: eBook, 672 pages
On Sale: March 7, 2012
Price: $12.99

For the first time in one volume, Jean Plaidy’s duet of Borgia novels brings to life the infamous, reckless, and passionate family in an unforgettable historical saga.

Madonna of the Seven Hills:
 
Fifteenth-century Rome: the Borgia family is on the rise. Lucrezia’s father is named Pope Alexander VI, and he places... Read more >
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The Agony and the Ecstasy
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Written by Irving Stone, Read by Arthur Morey
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ISBN: 9780449010679
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The Agony and the Ecstasy
A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo
Written by Irving Stone
Read by Arthur Morey


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $35.00

This is Irving Stone's powerful and passionate biographical novel of Michelangelo. His time: the turbulent Renaissance, the years of poisoning princes, warring popes, the all-powerful Medici family, the fanatic monk Savonarola. His loves: the frail and lovely daughter of Lorenzo de Medici; the ardent mistress of Marco Aldovrandi; and his last... Read more >
Enchantments
Enchantments
Written by Kathryn Harrison
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ISBN: 9780679644231
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Enchantments
A novel of Rasputin's daughter and the Romanovs
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $11.99

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

“Part love story, part history, this novel is a tour de force [told] in language that soars and sears.”—More
 
St. Petersburg, 1917. After Rasputin’s body is pulled from the icy waters of the Neva River, his eighteen-year-old daughter, Masha, is sent to live at the... Read more >
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Enchantments
Enchantments
Written by Kathryn Harrison, Read by Julia Emelin and Rustam Kasymov
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ISBN: 9780307969699
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Enchantments
A novel of Rasputin's daughter and the Romanovs
Written by Kathryn Harrison
Read by Julia Emelin and Rustam Kasymov


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $22.50

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

From Kathryn Harrison, one of America’s most admired literary voices, comes a gorgeously written, enthralling novel set in the final days of Russia’s Romanov Empire.
 
St. Petersburg, 1917. After Rasputin’s body is pulled from the icy waters of the Neva River, his eighteen-year-old daughter, Masha... Read more >
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Lust for Life
Lust for Life
Written by Irving Stone, Read by Steve West
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ISBN: 9780449010693
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Lust for Life

Written by Irving Stone
Read by Steve West


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $27.50

Lust For Life is Irving Stone's biographical novel about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh.

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A Man in Uniform
A Man in Uniform
Written by Kate Taylor
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ISBN: 9780307885203
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A Man in Uniform
A Novel
Written by Kate Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $15.00

At the height of the Belle Epoque, François Dubon leads a well-ordered life in the bourgeois quarters of Paris’ eighth arrondissement. When not busy with his prosperous legal practice, he enjoys both a contented marriage to his aristocratic wife, Geneviève, and satisfying afternoon encounters with his mistress, Madeleine. He is never... Read more >
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The Winter Palace
The Winter Palace
Written by Eva Stachniak
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ISBN: 9780553908046
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The Winter Palace
A Novel of Catherine the Great
Written by Eva Stachniak


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $11.99

From award-winning author Eva Stachniak comes this passionate novel that tells the epic story of Catherine the Great’s improbable rise to power—as seen through the ever-watchful eyes of an all-but-invisible servant close to the throne.
 
Her name is Barbara—in Russian, Varvara. Nimble-witted and attentive, she’s allowed into the employ of... Read more >
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The Winter Palace
The Winter Palace
Written by Eva Stachniak, Read by Beata Pozniak
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ISBN: 9780307966803
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The Winter Palace
A Novel of Catherine the Great
Written by Eva Stachniak
Read by Beata Pozniak


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $27.50

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Wall Street Journal • The Washington Post

From award-winning author Eva Stachniak comes this passionate novel that illuminates, as only fiction can, the early life of one of history’s boldest women. The Winter Palace tells the epic story of Catherine the... Read more >
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The World As I Found It

Written by Bruce Duffy
Introduction by David Leavitt


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 28, 2011
Price: $19.95

When Bruce Duffy’s The World As I Found It was first published more than twenty years ago, critics and readers were bowled over by its daring reimagining of the lives of three very different men, the philosophers Bertrand Russell,G. E. Moore, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. A brilliant group portrait with the vertiginous displacements of twentieth-century... Read more >
Madame Tussaud
Madame Tussaud
Written by Michelle Moran
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ISBN: 9780307588661
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Madame Tussaud
A Novel of the French Revolution
Written by Michelle Moran


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $15.00

The world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire . . . but who was this woman who became one of the most famous sculptresses of all time? In these pages, her tumultuous and amazing story comes to life as only Michelle Moran can tell it. The year is 1788... Read more >
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I Was Amelia Earhart
I Was Amelia Earhart
Written by Jane Mendelsohn
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307814203
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I Was Amelia Earhart

Written by Jane Mendelsohn


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: December 7, 2011
Price: $9.99

In this brilliantly imagined novel, Amelia Earhart tells us what happened after she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared off the coast of New Guinea one glorious, windy day in 1937. And she tells us about herself.

There is her love affair with flying ("The sky is flesh") . . . .

There... Read more >
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