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The Tigress of Forli by Elizabeth Lev

About the Book The astonishing life of a long-misunderstood Renaissance virago Wife, mother, leader, warrior. Caterina Riario Sforza was one of the most prominent women in Renaissance Italy—and one of the most vilified. In this glittering biography, Elizabeth Lev reexamines her extraordinary life and accomplishments. Raised in the court of Milan and wed at age [...]

Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox

Swimming to Antarctica Lynne Cox ISBN:9780156031301 About the book: Now in paperback, with photos and maps added especially for this new edition, here is the acclaimed life story of a woman whose drive and determination inspire everyone she touches. Lynne Cox started swimming almost as soon as she could walk. By age sixteen, she had [...]

Charise Mericle Harper

Charise Mericle Harper is the creator of the witty and winning Just Grace series, along with many other books for young readers. Charise was born in Vancouver, B.C. and still has her Canadian citizenship. Besides writing and illustrating children’s books, Charise has also been a freelance editorial illustrator for many national magazines and newspapers, penned [...]

Daniel Pinkwater

Daniel Pinkwater is crazy about writing and has been trying to learn how to do it right for fifty years. He has written about one hundred books, all but two or three of them good. Other books published by Houghton Mifflin include The Neddiad, The Education of Robert Nifkin, and the popular series about Irving [...]

Allen Say

Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1937. His father, a Korean orphan raised by a British family in Shanghai, and his mother, a Japanese American born in Oakland, California, divorced when Say was eight. When he was twelve, he was sent to live with his maternal grandmother. His relationship with his grandmother was [...]

The Florist's Daughter by Patricia Hampl

Praise “Patricia Hampl writes the best memoirs of any writer in the English language.” —Pat Conroy Introduction Award-winning author Patricia Hampl now takes us to the heart of her Midwestern girlhood. She describes her debonair father’s passion for flowers and the artistry he wrought for customers as a lifelong florist in St. Paul, Minnesota. Emerging [...]

Desmond, Adrian and Moore, James — Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution

“Desmond and Moore’s fascinating new look at Darwin forces us to revise and expand the way we look at this revolutionary figure, and to see him wrestling with moral as well as scientific questions. And it is a reminder of just how much the issue of slavery loomed over everything in the nineteenth century, including [...]