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Celebrate Women’s History Month in February with these titles about incredible women in history. Wonder Woman In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Dead Feminists Based on the beloved letterpress poster series, Dead Feminists […]

It’s agreed, BOOK OF AGES is a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister Jane and a history of history itself. Book of Ages will not disappoint any Franklin-o-phile or Founding Era enthusiast. (See press praise below) It was written by one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, Jill Lepore who is the […]

The National Book Foundation recently announced their longlist for the National Book Award.  Congratulations to our Random House authors who have made this distinguished list. 2013 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST FOR FICTION Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House) Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Hogarth/Random House) George Saunders, Tenth of December (Random House) 2013 NATIONAL […]

Amazing news! ALA has just announced the shortlisted titles for the 2nd Annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction: NONFICTION The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death by Jill Lepore (Knopf HC: 9780307592996, Vintage TR: 9780307476456, eBook: 9780307958501) Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal […]

Special discount to the New-York Historical Society event! On Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 pm, Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore will visit the New-York Historical Society to discuss their new novel, Blindspot. To order tickets, call SmartTix at (212)868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com and be sure to use the discount code BLIND8 to receive a special discounted […]