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Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

by Jennifer Worth

The highest-rated drama in BBC history, Call the Midwife will delight fans of Downton Abbey

Viewers everywhere have fallen in love with this candid look at post-war London. In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old...


The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

by Jennifer Worth

An unforgettable story of the joy of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the hope of one extraordinary womanAt the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent...


Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life

by Lisa Chaney

The controversial story of Chanel, the twentieth century's foremost fashion icon

Revolutionizing women's dress, Gabrielle "Coco'' Chanel was the twentieth century's most influential designer. Her extraordinary...


Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy

by Sarah Bradford

The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissance—incest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs. Yet,...


Alice Waters and Chez Panisse

by Thomas McNamee

The first authorized biography of "the mother of American cooking" (The New York Times)

This adventurous book charts the origins of the local "market cooking" culture that we all savor today. When Francophile...


Julia Child: A Life

by Laura Shapiro

With a swooping voice, an irrepressible sense of humor, and a passion for good food, Julia Child ushered in the nation’s culinary renaissance. In Julia Child, award-winning food writer Laura Shapiro tells...


Ten Minutes from Normal

by Karen Hughes

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


C'est La Vie: An American Woman Begins a New Life in Paris and--Voila!--Becomes Almost French

by Suzy Gershman

Bestselling writer Suzy Gershman (dubbed “Super Shopper Suzy” by Oprah) is our answer to Peter Mayle in this heartfelt, breezy, and funny story of starting over in Paris. Suzy had always fantasized about...


Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography

by Marion Meade

"Marion Meade has told the story of Eleanor, wild, devious, from a thoroughly historical but different point of view: a woman's point of view."-Allene Talmey, Vogue.


Miriam's Kitchen: A Memoir

by Elizabeth Ehrlich

Like many Jewish Americans, Elizabeth Ehrlich was ambivalent about her background. She identified with Jewish cultural attitudes, but not with the institutions; she had fond memories of her Jewish grandmothers,...


Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir

National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 1983

by Joyce Johnson

Jack Kerouac. Allen Ginsberg. William S. Burroughs. LeRoi Jones. Theirs are the names primarily associated with the Beat Generation. But what about Joyce Johnson (nee Glassman), Edie Parker, Elise Cowen, Diane...


A Match to the Heart: One Woman's Story of Being Struck By Lightning

by Gretel Ehrlich

A powerful chronicle of a wounded woman's exploration of nature and self

After nature writer Gretel Ehrlich was struck by lightning near her Wyoming ranch and almost died, she embarked on a painstaking and visionary...


Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo: Revised Edition

by Zlata Filipovic

When Zlata’s Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and the...


Joan of Arc: A Life

by Mary Gordon

? A master of the story form? (The New York Times) offers a fresh, revealing portrait of the legendary saint

Celebrated novelist Mary Gordon brings Joan of Arc alive as a complex figure full of contradictions...


Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker

by Stacy A. Cordery

An entertaining and eye-opening biography of America?s most memorable first daughter

From the moment Teddy Roosevelt?s outrageous and charming teenage daughter strode into the White House?carrying a snake and...


America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

by Sarah Bradford

Acclaimed biographer Sarah Bradford explores the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the woman who has captivated the public for more than five decades, in a definitive portrait that is both sympathetic and...


Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume I, 1884-1933

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1992

by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and...


Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume II, The Defining Years, 1933-1938

by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Historians, politicians, feminists, critics, and reviewers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's monumental Eleanor Roosevelt as the definitive portrait of this towering female figure of the twentieth...


Life among the Savages

by Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson, author of the classic short story The Lottery, was known for her terse, haunting prose. But the writer possessed another side, one which is delightfully exposed in this hilariously charming...


American Lady: The Life of Susan Mary Alsop

by Caroline De Margerie & Frances FitzGerald

The fascinating story of one of the grand dames of Georgetown society and a true Washington insider

Henry Kissinger once remarked that more agreements were concluded in the living room of Susan Mary Alsop than...