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By Edel Rodriguez (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9781481435222 | Atheneum, August 4, 2015, cover price $17.99

Paperback:

9781481435239, titled "Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: a Memoir" | Reprint edition (Atheneum, August 2, 2016), cover price $9.99

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Product Description: An arresting, lyrical memoir about the path the author took—sometimes unwittingly—out of her Mormon upbringing and through a thicket of profound difficulties to become a writer.   At twenty-two, Judith Freeman was working in the Mormon church–owned department store in the Utah town where she’d grown up...read more

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9780307908612 | Pantheon Books, June 7, 2016, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: An arresting, lyrical memoir about the path the author took—sometimes unwittingly—out of her Mormon upbringing and through a thicket of profound difficulties to become a writer.

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Product Description: New York Times Bestseller, Travel      In the winter of 1982, long before she became the watercolor artist and author we know today, Susan Branch, 34-years-old and heartbroken from the sudden and unexpected end of her marriage in California, "ran away from home" to the Island of Martha's Vineyard hoping to gain perspective...read more

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9780996044028 | Spring Street Pub, June 1, 2016, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: New York Times Bestseller, Travel      In the winter of 1982, long before she became the watercolor artist and author we know today, Susan Branch, 34-years-old and heartbroken from the sudden and unexpected end of her marriage in California, "ran away from home" to the Island of Martha's Vineyard hoping to gain perspective.

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Publishing is a personal story of a writer's hunger to be published, the pursuit of that goal, and then the long haul--for Gail Godwin, forty-five years of being a published writer and all that goes with it. A student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1958, Godwin met with Knopf scouts who came to campus every spring in search of new talent. Though her five pages of Windy Peaks were turned down and the novel never completed, she would go on to publish two story collections and fourteen novels, three of which were National Book Award finalists, five of which were New York Times bestsellers.Publishing reflects on the influence of her mother's writing hopes and accomplishments, and recalls Godwin's experiences with teachers Kurt Vonnegut and Robert Coover at the Iowa Writers' Workshop; with John Hawkins, her literary agent for five decades; with John Irving and other luminaries; and with her editors and publishers. Recollecting her long and storied career, Godwin maps the publishing industry over the last fifty years, a time of great upheaval and ingenuity. Her eloquent memoir is illuminated by Frances Halsband's evocative black-and-white line drawings throughout. There have been memoirs about writing and memoirs about being an editor, but there is no other book quite like Publishing for aspiring writers and book lovers everywhere.

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9781620408247 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, January 13, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Publishing is a personal story of a writer's hunger to be published, the pursuit of that goal, and then the long haul--for Gail Godwin, forty-five years of being a published writer and all that goes with it.

Paperback:

9781620408254 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 2, 2016), cover price $16.00

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Publishing is a personal story of a writer’s hunger to be published, the pursuit of that goal, and then the long haul―for Gail Godwin, 45 years of being a published writer and all that goes with it. A student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1958, Godwin met with Knopf scouts who came to campus every spring in search of new talent. Though her five pages of Windy Peaks were turned down and the novel never completed, she would go on to publish two story collections and 14 novels, three of which were National Book Award finalists, five of which were New York Times bestsellers. Publishing reflects on the influence of her mother’s writing hopes and accomplishments, and recalls Godwin’s experiences with teachers Kurt Vonnegut and Robert Coover at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; with John Hawkins, her literary agent for five decades; with John Irving and other luminaries; and with her editors and publishers. Recollecting her long and storied career, Godwin maps the publishing industry over the last 50 years, a time of great upheaval and ingenuity. There have been memoirs about writing and memoirs about being an editor, but there is no other audiobook quite like Publishing for aspiring writers and book lovers everywhere.
By Rosemary Benson (narrator)

CD/Spoken Word:

9781511336246 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, February 2, 2016), cover price $9.99
9781501277283 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, June 23, 2015), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Publishing is a personal story of a writer’s hunger to be published, the pursuit of that goal, and then the long haul―for Gail Godwin, 45 years of being a published writer and all that goes with it.

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Product Description: A provocative and wide-ranging conversation between two distinctive women—one American and one French—on the dilemmas, rewards, and demands of womanhood.Lisa Alther and Françoise Gilot have been friends for more than twenty-five years...read more

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9780385539869 | Nan a Talese, November 17, 2015, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: A provocative and wide-ranging conversation between two distinctive women—one American and one French—on the dilemmas, rewards, and demands of womanhood.

Hardcover:

9780996044011 | Spring Street Pub, October 30, 2015, cover price $28.95

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Product Description: A misfit in Spooner, Wisconsin, with its farms, bars, and strip joints, Debra Monroe leaves to earn a degree, then another, and another, and builds a career if only because her plans to be a midwestern housewife continually get scuttled...read more

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9780820348742 | Univ of Georgia Pr, October 1, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A misfit in Spooner, Wisconsin, with its farms, bars, and strip joints, Debra Monroe leaves to earn a degree, then another, and another, and builds a career if only because her plans to be a midwestern housewife continually get scuttled.

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Product Description: No Description Available Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (August 8, 1896 – December 14, 1953) was an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings. Her best known work, The Yearling, about a boy who adopts an orphaned fawn, won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939 and was later made into a movie, also known as The Yearling...read more

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9780848807009 | Amereon Ltd, June 1, 1991, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: Originally published in 1942, Cross Creek has become a classic in modern American literature.

Paperback:

9781514883792 | Createspace Independent Pub, July 9, 2015, cover price $15.99 | also contains Cross Creek
9781502475534 | Createspace Independent Pub, September 23, 2014, cover price $13.00 | also contains Cross Creek | About this edition: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896 – 1953) was an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings.
9788087888377 | Lightning Source Inc, October 23, 2010, cover price $9.95 | also contains Cross Creek | About this edition: No Description Available Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (August 8, 1896 – December 14, 1953) was an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings.
9780684818795 | Reprint edition (Scribner, March 1, 1996), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: The author relates her experiences on a seventy-two acre orange grove in a small Florida village that she called home for thirteen years
9780020238201 | Reissue edition (Collier Books, April 1, 1987), cover price $5.95 | About this edition: The author relates her experiences on a seventy-two-acre orange grove in a small Florida village that she called home for thirteen years
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Product Description: Acclaimed author Lauren Slater ruminates on what it means to be family. Lauren Slater’s rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children, and three houses later, she came around to the challenges, trials, and unexpected rewards of playing house...read more

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9780807001738 | Beacon Pr, November 5, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Acclaimed author Lauren Slater ruminates on what it means to be family.

Paperback:

9780807061121 | Beacon Pr, July 14, 2015, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Acclaimed author Lauren Slater ruminates on what it means to be family.

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Product Description: Whose poster hung on your wall as a teenager? Whose record did you wear out? Whose life story could you not resist? Fascination works in mysterious ways—it can be born out of inspiration, or repulsion, or both. In these daring essays, some of the most provocative writers of our time offer a private view on a public figure...read more
By Amy Scholder (editor)

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9781558618664 | Feminist Pr, October 7, 2014, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Whose poster hung on your wall as a teenager?

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By Pamela Smith Hill (editor)

Hardcover:

9780984504176 | South Dakota State Historical, November 15, 2014, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was one of America’s first celebrity intellectuals. In the first biography to be published since her death, Daniel Schreiber portrays a glamorous woman full of contradictions and inner conflicts, whose life mirrored the cultural upheavals of her time...read more

Hardcover:

9780810125834 | Northwestern Univ Pr, August 15, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was one of America’s first celebrity intellectuals.
9780316163798, titled "Professional Responsibility: Problems of Practice and the Profession" | Little Brown & Co Law & Business, March 1, 1996, cover price $54.00 | also contains Professional Responsibility: Problems of Practice and the Profession

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Product Description: A century after her birth, Tillie Olsen’s writing is as relevant as when it first appeared; indeed, the clarity and passion of her vision and style have, if anything, become even more striking over time. Collected here for the first time are several of Olsen’s nonfiction pieces about the 1930s, early journalism pieces, and short fiction, including the four beautifully crafted, highly celebrated stories originally published as Tell Me a Riddle: “I Stand Here Ironing,” “Hey Sailor, What Ship?,” “O Yes,” and “Tell Me a Riddle...read more
By Rebekah Edwards (introduced by)

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9780803245778 | Bison Books, September 1, 2013, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A century after her birth, Tillie Olsen’s writing is as relevant as when it first appeared; indeed, the clarity and passion of her vision and style have, if anything, become even more striking over time.

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Product Description: Mary MacLane’s I Await the Devil’s Coming is a shocking, brave and intellectually challenging diary of a 19-year-old girl living in Butte, Montana in 1902. Written in potent, raw prose that propelled the author to celebrity upon publication, the book has become almost completely forgotten...read more

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9781612191942 | Reprint edition (Melville Pub House, March 19, 2013), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Mary MacLane’s I Await the Devil’s Coming is a shocking, brave and intellectually challenging diary of a 19-year-old girl living in Butte, Montana in 1902.

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By Ying-ying Chang and Richard Rhodes (introduced by)

Hardcover:

9781605981727 | Pegasus Books, May 15, 2011, cover price $29.95

Paperback:

9781605983578, titled "The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond the Rape of Nanking" | Pegasus Books, July 1, 2012, cover price $16.95 | also contains The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond the Rape of Nanking

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Product Description: Known for helping students develop the ability to make sound judgments, the concise Professional Responsibility: Problems of Practice and the Profession, Fifth Edition, is adaptable to a host of teaching styles. Scores of realistic problems and hallmark hypothetical problems call on students to develop a cogent philosophy of lawyering as they master basic concepts and prepare for the MPRE...read more

Hardcover:

9781454802976 | 5th edition (Kluwer Law Intl, December 12, 2011), cover price $233.00 | About this edition: Known for helping students develop the ability to make sound judgments, the concise Professional Responsibility: Problems of Practice and the Profession, Fifth Edition, is adaptable to a host of teaching styles.
9780735567986 | 4th edition (Aspen Law & Business, October 1, 2008), cover price $159.00 | About this edition: <p> The practice-based approach, realistic problems, and brevity of <b> Professional Responsibility: Problems of Practice and the Profession</b> have made it a favorite with both instructors and students.
9780735512078 | 2 edition (Panel Pub, March 1, 2000), cover price $76.00 | About this edition: Book by Crystal, Nathan M.
9780316163798 | Little Brown & Co Law & Business, March 1, 1996, cover price $54.00 | also contains Susan Sontag: A Biography

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Product Description: Born in the 1890s on opposite sides of the Atlantic, friends for more than forty years, Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West lived strikingly parallel lives that placed them at the center of the social and historical upheavals of the twentieth century...read more

Hardcover:

9780345459862 | Ballantine Books, November 8, 2011, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Born in the 1890s on opposite sides of the Atlantic, friends for more than forty years, Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West lived strikingly parallel lives that placed them at the center of the social and historical upheavals of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: In Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles, Panthea Reid examines the complex life of this iconic feminist hero and twentieth-century literary giant.Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Tillie Olsen spent her young adulthood there, in Kansas City, and in Faribault, Minnesota...read more

Hardcover:

9780813546377 | Rutgers Univ Pr, November 19, 2009, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles, Panthea Reid examines the complex life of this iconic feminist hero and twentieth-century literary giant.

Paperback:

9780813551876 | Rutgers Univ Pr, August 15, 2011, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: In Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles, Panthea Reid examines the complex life of this iconic feminist hero and twentieth-century literary giant.

Luminous and intensely personal, Art and Madness recounts the lost years of Anne Roiphe’s twenties, when the soon-to-be-critically-acclaimed author put her dreams of becoming a writer on hold to devote herself to the magnetic but coercive male artists of the period.  Coming of age in the 1950s, Roiphe, the granddaughter of Jewish immigrants, grew up on Park Avenue and had an adolescence defined by privilege, petticoats, and social rules. At Smith College her classmates wore fraternity pins on their cashmere sweaters and knit argyle socks for their boyfriends during lectures. Young women were expected to give up personal freedom for devotion to home and children. Instead, Roiphe chose Beckett, Proust, Sartre, and Mann as her heroes and sought out the chaos of New York’s White Horse Tavern and West End Bar.  She was unmoored and uncertain, “waiting for a wisp of truth, a feather’s brush of beauty, a moment of insight.” Salvation came in the form of a brilliant playwright whom she married and worked to support, even after he left her alone on their honeymoon and later pawned her family silver, china, and pearls. Her near-religious belief in the power of art induced her to overlook his infidelity and alcoholism, and to dutifully type his manuscripts in place of writing her own.  During an era that idolized its male writers, she became, sometimes with her young child in tow, one of the girls draped across the sofa at parties with George Plimpton, Terry Southern, Doc Humes, Norman Mailer, Peter Matthiessen, and William Styron. In the Hamptons she socialized with Larry Rivers, Jack Gelber and other painters and sculptors. “Moderation for most of us is a most unnatural condition . . . . I preferred to burn out like a brilliant firecracker.” But while she was playing the muse reality beckoned, forcing her to confront the notion that any sacrifice was worth making for art. Art and Madness recounts the fascinating evolution of a time when art and alcohol and rebellion caused collateral damage and sometimes produced extraordinary work. In clear-sighted, perceptive, and unabashed prose, Roiphe shares with astonishing honesty the tumultuous adventure of self-discovery that finally led to her redemption.

Hardcover:

9780385531641 | Nan a Talese, March 15, 2011, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Luminous and intensely personal, Art and Madness recounts the lost years of Anne Roiphe’s twenties, when the soon-to-be-critically-acclaimed author put her dreams of becoming a writer on hold to devote herself to the magnetic but coercive male artists of the period.

Paperback:

9780307473967 | Anchor Books, March 6, 2012, cover price $15.95

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Product Description: After contracting polio as a young girl Martha Mason of tiny Lattimore, North Carolina, lived a record sixty-one of her seventy-one years in an iron lung until her death in 2009, but she never let the 800-pound cylinder define her...read more

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9781608191192 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, June 22, 2010), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: After contracting polio as a young girl Martha Mason of tiny Lattimore, North Carolina, lived a record sixty-one of her seventy-one years in an iron lung until her death in 2009, but she never let the 800-pound cylinder define her.

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Product Description: Charlotte Perkins Gilman offers the definitive account of this controversial writer and activist's long and eventful life. Charlotte Anna Perkins Stetson Gilman (1860–1935) launched her career as a lecturer, author, and reformer with the story for which she is best-known today, "The Yellow Wallpaper...read more

Hardcover:

9780804738880 | Stanford Univ Pr, March 2, 2010, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Charlotte Perkins Gilman offers the definitive account of this controversial writer and activist's long and eventful life.

Paperback:

9780804738897 | Stanford Univ Pr, March 2, 2010, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Charlotte Perkins Gilman offers the definitive account of this controversial writer and activist's long and eventful life.

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