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Queen of Fashion

by Caroline Weber

In this dazzling new vision of the ever-fascinating queen, a dynamic young historian reveals how Marie Antoinette's bold attempts to reshape royal fashion changed the future of France

Marie Antoinette has always...


Gellhorn

by Caroline Moorehead

The first major biography of legendary war correspondent Martha Gellhorn, whose life provides a unique and thrilling perspective on world history in an extraordinary time

Martha Gellhorn's heroic career as a...


We're Just Like You, Only Prettier

by Celia Rivenbark

"On the short drive to the preschool,

I dutifully unwrap a NutriGrain bar and

toss it into the back seat to my four-year-old.

Sometimes I'll even unwrap one for myself.

Studies have shown that it's very important...


The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth

by Frances Wilson

Described by the writer and opium addict Thomas De Quincey as “the very wildest . . . person I have ever known,” DorothyWordsworth was neither the self-effacing spinster nor the sacrificial saint of common...


Mockingbird

by Charles J. Shields

The colorful life of the remarkable woman who created To Kill a Mockingbird—the classic that became a touchstone for generations of Americans

To Kill a Mockingbird, the twentieth-century’s most widely read...


If Nights Could Talk

by Marsha Recknagel

If Nights Could Talk is a rich gothic story of a Southern family, a tale of wealth and emotional need that spans generations. Marsha Recknagel's memoir begins with the surprise appearance of her 16-year-old...


Sex and Shopping: The Confessions of a Nice Jewish Girl

by Judith Krantz

Dear Reader,

As I was about to start my eleventh novel, I abruptly realized that I was making a huge mistake. On the verge of launching into the imagined world of a twenty-eight-year-old, I felt an intense need...


Stephenie Meyer

by Marc Shapiro

The romance of vampire Edward and human Bella in the books Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn has captured the imaginations of millions of readers and become an amazing success story. No less amazing...


Madoff's Other Secret

by Sheryl Weinstein

Nobody knew Bernie like I did, and nobody knows about me…

Sheryl Weinstein met Bernie Madoff when she was just shy of forty, and went on to have a twenty-year secret, intimate relationship with the man now...


Concertina

by Susan Winemaker

Susan Winemaker has lived a life that many women secretly desire, but few admit to...

Concertina is the tale of a young chef who abandons her life in the restaurant kitchens of London to satisfy an appetite...


America's Girl

by Tim Dahlberg, Mary Ederle Ward & Brenda Greene

America’s Girl is an intimate look at the life and trials of Gertrude Ederle, who in 1926 not only became the first woman to swim across the English Channel, but broke the record set by men. The feat so thrilled...


A Woman of Valour

by Claire Trépanier

A Woman of Valour is the biography of Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle, a French-Canadian woman who found love with a priest thirty-three years her senior. Against all social convention, they lived, produced three...


Anna's Story, a Tribute to Love

by Robert Ennever

Anna didn't want to die. She wanted to live to see her grand-daughters' weddings. But it was not to be. It is always tragic to lose a loved one, but it is sheer torture to watch one's partner deteriorate day...


Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously

by Adrienne Martini

"I knit so I don’t kill people" —bumper sticker spotted at Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival

For Adrienne Martini, and countless others, knitting is the linchpin of sanity. As a working mother of two, Martini...


The Male Brain

by Louann Md Brizendine

From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly awaited follow-up book that demystifies the puzzling male brain.

 

Dr. Louann Brizendine, the founder of the...


Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs: The Life of Velma Johnston

by David Cruise & Alison Griffiths

In 1950, Velma Johnston was a thirty-eight-year-old secretary enroute to work near Reno, Nevada, when she came upon a truck of battered wild horses that had been rounded up and were to be slaughtered for pet...


The Best of Friends: Martha and Me

by Mariana Pasternak

Set in a world of luxury and power, this is the story of two remarkable women and a friendship that changed both their lives forever.

For more than two decades, Mariana Pasternak and Martha Stewart were nearly...


Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir

by Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Nationally syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson, winner of the Ernie Pyle Award for human interest reporting, turns her sharp eye on herself in this frank, exhilarating, wise, poignant, and brave memoir....


Great Dames: What I Learned from Older Women

by Marie Brenner

"Fascinating, gossipy, entertaining. . . ."

New York Times Book Review

They are ten outstanding women of the century. Each had an aura, including Thelma Brenner, the first great dame her daughter ever knew....


I Know Where I'm Going: Katharine Hepburn, A Personal Biography

by Charlotte Chandler

• The private Hepburn in her own words: Katharine Hepburn draws on a series of interviews Chandler conducted with the actress during the 1970s and 1980s. Chandler also interviewed director George Cukor; Hepburn...