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Enter for a Chance to Win CHINA DOLLS by Lisa See

Enter for a Chance to Win CHINA DOLLS by Lisa See

The New York Times bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and Shanghai Girls has garnered international acclaim for her great skill at rendering the intricate relationships of women and the complex meeting of history and fate. Now comes Lisa See’s highly anticipated new novel, China Dolls.
It’s 1938 in San [...]

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Enter for a Chance to win LUCKY US by Amy Bloom

Enter for a Chance to win LUCKY US by Amy Bloom

“Lucky Us is a remarkable accomplishment. One waits a long time for a novel of this scope and dimension, replete with surgically drawn characters, a mix of comedy and tragedy that borders on the miraculous, and sentences that should be in a sentence museum. Amy Bloom is a national treasure.”—Michael Cunningham “My father’s wife died. [...]

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Enter for your chance to win an advance copy of BLOOD & BEAUTY by Sarah Dunant

Enter for your chance to win an advance copy of BLOOD & BEAUTY by Sarah Dunant

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Italian Renaissance novels—The Birth of Venus, In the Company of the Courtesan, and Sacred Hearts—has an exceptional talent for breathing life into history. Now Sarah Dunant turns her discerning eye to one of world’s most intriguing and infamous families—the Borgias—in an engrossing work of literary fiction.
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Enter for your chance to win a copy of TRANSATLANTIC by Colum McCann

Enter for your chance to win a copy of TRANSATLANTIC by Colum McCann

In the National Book Award–winning Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann thrilled readers with a marvelous high-wire act of fiction that The New York Times Book Review called “an emotional tour de force.” Now McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a [...]

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Enter for the chance to win an advanced copy of PRINCESS ELIZABETH’S SPY by Susan Elia MacNeal

Enter for the chance to win an advanced copy of PRINCESS ELIZABETH’S SPY by Susan Elia MacNeal

Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed debut, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. Now Maggie returns to protect Britain’s beloved royals against an international plot—one that could change the course of history.
As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston [...]

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Watch the trailer for THE WINTER PALACE: A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak

Watch the trailer for THE WINTER PALACE: A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak

“Stachniak’s brilliant, bold historical novel of eighteenth-century Russia is a masterful account of one woman’s progress toward absolute monarchical rule. . . . This superb biographical epic proves the Tudors don’t have a monopoly on marital scandal, royal intrigue, or feminine triumph.”Booklist (starred review)





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Calling all book clubs: Have you read Melanie Benjamin’s Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb?

Calling all book clubs: Have you read Melanie Benjamin’s Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb?

IN HER NATIONAL BESTSELLER ALICE I HAVE BEEN, Melanie Benjamin imagined the life of the woman who inspired Alice in Wonderland. Now, in this jubilant new novel, Benjamin shines a spotlight on another fascinating female figure whose story has never fully been told: a woman who became a nineteenth century icon and inspiration—and whose most daunting limitation became her greatest strength. Full of history and intriguing relationships, this book is perfect for book clubs, so here is a handy Reading Group Guide to help move along the discussion.

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Win a Trip for Two to Paris!

Win a Trip for Two to Paris!

“This remarkable novel about Ernest Hemingway’s first marriage is mesmerizing. Hadley’s voice, lean and lyrical, kept me in my seat, unable to take my eyes and ears away from these young lovers.” —Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank

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MR. CHARTWELL ON SALE TODAY!

MR. CHARTWELL ON SALE TODAY!

A Letter From the Author: Rebecca Hunt

The central premise of Mr. Chartwell is that Winston Churchill’s ‘black dog’ of depression is imagined as an independent character, free to walk, talk, and stalk others as he did with Churchill. The book follows the charismatic but menacing black dog – called Mr. Chartwell, but known as Black Pat by his closer acquaintances – as he weaves his devious influence into the lives of Churchill and Esther Hammerhans, a young widow. In different ways, both Esther and Churchill are approaching the end of deeply significant relationships, and the dog arrives to plague them as they face their challenges.

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