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Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession: A Novel (Six Tudor Queens)
by Alison Weir

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English

Pages

572

Publication Date

May 16, 2017

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<b>In this second novel of Alison Weir’s epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed author and historian weaves exciting new research into the story of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s most infamous wife, a woman ahead of her time whose very life—and death—forever changed a nation.</b><br /><br /> Born into a noble English family, Anne is barely a teenager when she is sent from her family’s Hever Castle to serve at the royal court of the Netherlands. This strategic move on the part of her opportunistic father also becomes a chance for the girl to grow and discover herself. There, and later in France, Anne thrives, preferring to absorb the works of progressive writers rather than participate in courtly flirtations. She also begins to understand the inequalities and indignities suffered by her gender.<br /><br /> Anne isn’t completely inured to the longings of the heart, but her powerful family has ambitious plans for her future that override any wishes of her own. When the King of England himself, Henry VIII, asks Anne to be his mistress, she spurns his advances—reminding him that he is a married man who has already conducted an affair with her sister, Mary. Anne’s rejection only intensifies Henry’s pursuit, but in the absence of a male heir—and given an aging Queen Katherine—the opportunity to elevate and protect the Boleyn family, and to exact vengeance on her envious detractors, is too tempting for Anne to resist, even as it proves to be her undoing. <br /><br /> While history tells of how Anne Boleyn died, this compelling new novel reveals how fully she lived.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obession</i><br /></b><br />“Superb . . . page-turning biographical fiction, hauntingly and beautifully told . . . psychologically penetrating.”<b>—<i>Historical Novels Review</i></b><br /><br /> “Immaculately researched and convincing . . . This tale of Anne’s ascent and demise cannot escape comparisons with Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall series.”<b><i>—The Times</i></b><br /><br /> “A tragic, misrepresented figure, one of history’s original nasty women . . . Weir’s fictional Anne is ferociously smart and guilty of nothing but craving the power that's rightfully hers to claim.”<b>—NPR</b><br /><br /> “One of historical fiction’s most compelling and exciting portraits of the enduringly fascinating and mysterious Anne Boleyn.”<b><i>—Lancashire Evening Post</i></b><br /><br /> “As always, Weir demonstrates a keen eye for crafting dramatic scenes of beautiful, accurate detail, instilling in the reader a vivid sense of being there.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i></b>
How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People
by , Doug Moe

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

June 26, 2018

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<p><strong>200 years ago, white people told black folks, “‘I suggest you pick the cotton if you don’t like getting whipped.” </strong><strong>Today, it’s “comply with police orders if you don’t want to get shot.” </strong></p><p><strong>Now legendary comedian/activist D. L. Hughley confronts and remixes white people’s “advice” in this “satirical but apt addition to the culture’s fraught conversation about race” (<em>New York Times Book Review</em><em>)</em></strong></p><p>In America, a black man is three times more likely to be killed in encounters with police than a white guy. <em>If only he had</em> <em>complied with the cop, he might be alive today, </em>pundits say in the aftermath of the latest shooting of an unarmed black man. Or, <em>Maybe he shouldn’t have worn that hoodie … or, moved more</em> <em>slowly … not been out so late … Wait, why are black people</em> <em>allowed to drive, anyway? </em></p><p>This isn’t a new phenomenon. White people have been giving “advice” to black folks for as long as anyone can remember, telling them how to pick cotton, where to sit on a bus, what neighborhood to live in, when they can vote, and how to wear our pants. Despite centuries of whites’ advice, it seems black people still aren’t listening, and the results are tragic.</p><p>Now, at last, activist, comedian, and <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author D. L. Hughley offers <em>How Not</em> <em>to Get Shot, </em>an illustrated how-to guide for black people, full of insight from white people, translated by one of the funniest black dudes on the planet. In these pages you will learn how to act, dress, speak, walk, and drive in the safest manner possible. You also will finally understand the white mind. It is a book that can save lives. Or at least laugh through the pain.</p><p>Black people: Are you ready to not get shot! White people: Do you want to learn how to help the cause? Let’s go!</p>
The Duke's Hellion (Hart and Arrow) (A Regency Romance Book)
by Julia Sinclair

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English

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Publication Date

July 10, 2018

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<i><b> Georgiana Martin has a secret... </b></i><div><b><i></i></b></div><div><i>.</i><div><b><i></i></b></div><div>To say that the eldest daughter of the formidable Martin clan is trouble would be an understatement!<br />Georgiana Martin has always done as she pleased, and the only person who could ever keep up with her was Tristan Carrow - <b>the son of her family's oldest rivals.</b></div><div></div><div><b></b>.<br />The days when they meant anything to one another are long past.<br />Now ... he's a duke.<br />Now ... she's the star of London society, brilliant, gorgeous... and perfectly alone.<br /><br />Then a note arrives.<br /><br /><i><b>Blackmail and longing bring Tristan and Georgiana back together!</b></i></div><div><i><b></b></i></div><div><i>. </i></div><div><b><i></i></b></div><div><i>Really? </i></div><div><i></i></div><div><i>.</i></div><div><i></i></div><div>Georgiana comes from a family known for its recklessness.<br />Tristan comes from a family known for its dignity and morality.<br />The duke and the hellion must learn to work together before the blackmailer catches up with them and<b> </b><i>tells the world one of the biggest secrets around:</i><br /><br /><b>Georgiana's heart was captured by her family's greatest enemy!</b></div><div></div><div>. </div><div><b></b></div><div>No one is as wild as Georgiana.<br />No one is as proud as Tristan.<br />The question is:<br />Can these two put aside their dark past and their family feud and create a future together?<br /></div></div>
Once Upon an Earl (Heirs of High Society) (A Regency Romance Book...
by Eleanor Meyers

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

June 25, 2018

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Lady Samantha Coburn has been ruined! <br /><br />The only way to repair her reputation is to marry well. <br />Yet sadly, even for a woman of her beauty, the task is hard. <br /><br />After being coerced into being a dowager’s companion for the Season, Samantha finds herself pulled into a scheme laden with death and danger. <br /><br />How fortunate that her knight happens to be very acquainted with the dark.<br /><br />Nash Smith is far from a gentleman. <br />From an orphanage to time served in prison, he’s far from the suitor any man would wish for his daughter. <br /><br />Using his own rage as energy, he’ll run the villains that lurk in the dark, saving Samantha’s life along the way...<br />Like the ruffian he’s known to be…<br /><br />He will steal her heart along the way. <br /><br />Samantha will have to choose between love and a restored reputation.<br />What will she choose?<br />And is love enough to keep these two very different people together?<br /><br />
Hanna's Daughters: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Marianne Fredriksson

Language

English

Pages

367

Publication Date

December 29, 2009

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<b>“An uplifting family saga . . . [Marianne] Fredriksson provides a satisfyingly complex . . . chronicle of women and the burdens imposed by their family history, their gender and themselves. . . . Its message of reconciliation is transcendent.”—<i>People</i></b><br /><br />Sweeping through one hundred years of Scandinavian history, this luminous story follows three generations of Swedish women—a grandmother, a mother, and a daughter—whose lives are linked through a century of great love and great loss. Resonating with truth and revelation, this moving novel deftly explores the often difficult but enduring ties between mothers and daughters, the sacrifices, compromises, and rewards in the relationships between men and women, and the patterns of emotion that repeat themselves through generations. If you have ever wanted to connect with the past, or rediscover family, <i>Hanna's Daughters</i> will strike a chord in your heart. . . .<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Hanna's Daughters</i></b><br /><br />“Brilliant . . . <i>Hanna's Daughters</i> outlines the lives of three generations of women and their complicated relationships with one another.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><br /><br />“I loved <i>Hanna's Daughters</i> from the very first page, and I absolutely could not put it down. . . . Written with grace and wit, this novel deserves to be read, discussed, and cherished by future generations of mothers and daughters.”<b>—Judith Guest, author of <i>Ordinary People and Errands</i></b>
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
by Caroline Fraser

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English

Pages

629

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<p><b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE</b><br /><b>WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD </b><br /><b>ONE OF THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</i>'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> books</b></p><p>Millions of readers of <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series—masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder’s biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books.</p><p>The Little House books, for all the hardships they describe, are paeans to the pioneer spirit, portraying it as triumphant against all odds. But Wilder’s real life was harder and grittier than that, a story of relentless struggle, rootlessness, and poverty. It was only in her sixties, after losing nearly everything in the Great Depression, that she turned to children’s books, recasting her hardscrabble childhood as a celebratory vision of homesteading—and achieving fame and fortune in the process, in one of the most astonishing rags-to-riches episodes in American letters.</p><p>Spanning nearly a century of epochal change, from the Indian Wars to the Dust Bowl, Wilder’s dramatic life provides a unique perspective on American history and our national mythology of self-reliance. With fresh insights and new discoveries, <i>Prairie Fires</i> reveals the complex woman whose classic stories grip us to this day.</p>
Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)
by David Sedaris

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English

Pages

529

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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<strong></strong><strong>One of the most anticipated books of 2017: <i>Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review</i>, <i>New York</i>'s "Vulture", <i>The Week</i>, Bustle, BookRiot</strong><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>An <i>NPR </i>Best Book of 2017</b></div><div><b>An AV Club Favorite Book of 2017</b><div><strong>A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017</strong></div><div><strong>A Goodreads Choice Awards nominee<br /><br /></strong><strong>David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the making.<br /></strong><br />For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention-overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences.<br /><br />Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. <i>Theft by Finding</i>, the first of two volumes, is the story of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet.<br /><br />Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, and the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can't fully disguise, <i>Theft By Finding </i>proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers. It's a potent reminder that when you're as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there's no such thing as a boring day<strong>.<br /></strong><strong></strong> </div> </div>
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woma...
by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Est...

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English

Pages

473

Publication Date

February 01, 2017

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"Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to 'civilize' us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. Without Wild Woman, we become overdomesticated, fearful, uncreative, trapped."<br /><br />In her now-classic book that spent 144 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, and is translated into 35 languages, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., shows how woman's vitality can be restored through what she calls "psychic archaeological digs" into the ruins of the female unconscious. Dr. Estés uses her families' ethnic tales, washed and rinsed in the blood of wars and survival, multicultural myths, her own lyric writing of those fairy tales, folk tales, and stories chosen from her life witness, and also research ongoing for twenty years… that help women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype.<br /><br />Dr. Estés collects the bones of many stories, looking for the archetypal motifs that set a woman's inner life into motion. Her "La Loba" teaches about the transformative function of the psyche; in "Bluebeard," we learn what to do with wounds that will not heal; in her literary story "Skeleton Woman," we glimpse the mystical power of relationship and how dead feelings can be revived; "Vasalisa the Wise" brings our lost womanly instincts to the surface again; "The Handless Maiden" recovers the Wild Woman initiation rites; and "The Little Match Girl" warns against the insidious dangers of a life spent in fantasy. These and other stories focus on the many qualities of Wild Woman. With them, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand her, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine.<br /><br />In Women Who Run With the Wolves, Dr. Estés has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and life-giving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.<br /><br />Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., is an internationally known poet, post-trauma recovery specialist, senior training psychoanalyst [Jungian], and cantadora [keeper of the old stories] in her mestizo Latina tradition. Her doctorate is in ethno-clinical psychology / indigenous history from The Union Institute. She is an award-winning author both performance art and spoken word. <br /><br />PRAISE FOR WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES<br /><br />"I am grateful to Women Who Run With the Wolves and to Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés. The work shows the reader how glorious <br />it is to be daring, to be caring, and to be a woman. Everyone who can read should read this book."<br />—MAYA ANGELOU<br /><br />"A deeply spiritual book . . . She honors what is tough, smart, and untamed in women. She venerates the female soul."<br />—The Washington Post<br /><br />"Women Who Run With the Wolves isn’t just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love. An oracle for one who knows."<br />—ALICE WALKER<br /><br />"An inspiring book, the ‘vitamins for the soul’ [for women] who are cut off from their intuitive nature."<br />—San Francisco Chronicle<br /><br />"Millennia of humans have gathered around fires to hear words that transferred hard-won wisdom and allowed dreams of unlimited possibilities. In a modern world that limits wisdom to 'facts,' and women’s access even to those, Dr. Estés has restored the fire—for us all."<br />—GLORIA STEINEM<br /><br />"Stands out from the pack . . . This book will become a bible for women interested in doing deep work. . . . It is a road map of all the pitfalls, those familiar and those horrifically unexpected, that a woman encounters on the way back to her instinctual self. Wolves . . . is a gift."<br />—Los Angeles Times<br />
Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics
by Stephen Greenblatt

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English

Pages

217

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<p>World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright’s insight into bad (and often mad) rulers.</p><br /><p>As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution.</p><br /><p>Cherished institutions seem fragile, political classes are in disarray, economic misery fuels populist anger, people knowingly accept being lied to, partisan rancor dominates, spectacular indecency rules—these aspects of a society in crisis fascinated Shakespeare and shaped some of his most memorable plays. With uncanny insight, he shone a spotlight on the infantile psychology and unquenchable narcissistic appetites of demagogues—and the cynicism and opportunism of the various enablers and hangers-on who surround them—and imagined how they might be stopped. As Greenblatt shows, Shakespeare’s work, in this as in so many other ways, remains vitally relevant today.</p>
Alias Grace: A Novel
by Margaret Atwood

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English

Pages

482

Publication Date

June 08, 2011

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<b>Now a 6-part Netflix original mini-series: in <i>Alias Grace</i>, the bestselling author of <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century.</b><br /><br />It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Captivating and disturbing, <i>Alias Grace </i>showcases bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.

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