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To Conquer Mr. Darcy

To Conquer Mr. Darcy
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A sexy Jane Austen re-imagining by author Abigail Reynolds

What if...
Instead of disappearing from Elizabeth Bennet's life after she refused his offer of marriage, Mr. Darcy had stayed and tried to change her mind?

What if...
Lizzy, as she gets to know Darcy, finds him undeniably attractive and her impulses win out over her sense of propriety?

What if...
Madly in love and mutually on fire, their passion anticipates their wedding?

In To Conquer Mr. Darcy, instead of avoiding Elizabeth after his ill-fated marriage proposal, Mr. Darcy follows her back to Hertfordshire to prove to her he is a changed man and worthy of her love. And little by little, Elizabeth begins to find the man she thought she despised, irresistible...

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!

Praise for To Conquer Mr. Darcy:
Shows a different side of Darcy, a bold side unafraid of going after what he wants. --Hollywood Today
Sure to appeal to fans of lusty historical romance. --Library Journal
Abigail Reynolds sure knows how to steam up a page! --A Readers Respite
If you always longed for Mr. Darcy to sweep Elizabeth off her feet, then this is your book! --I Just Finished Reviews

ISBN/SKU: 
9781402237300
Publication Date: 
August 3, 2010
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Vintage Postcards from the African World

Vintage Postcards from the African World
$35.00
For over forty years, professor and culinary historian Jessica B. Harris has collected postcards depicting Africans and their descendants in the American diaspora. They are presented for the first time in this exquisite volume. Vintage Postcards from the African World: In the Dignity of Their Work and the Joy of Their Play brings together more than 150 images, providing a visual document of more than a century of work in agricultural and culinary pursuits and joy in entertainments, parades, and celebrations.

Organized by geography--Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States--as well as by the types of scenes depicted--the farm, the garden, and the sea; the marketplace; the vendors and the cooks; leisure, entertainments, and festivities--the images capture the dignity of the labors of everyday life and the pride of festive occasions. Superb and rare images demonstrate everything from how Africans and their descendants dressed to what tools they used to how their entertainments provided relief from toil.

Three essays accompany the postcards, one of which details Harris's collection and the collecting process. A second presents suggestions on how to interpret the cards. A final essay gives brief information on the history of postcards and postcard dating and its increasing use and value to scholars.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781604735666
Publication Date: 
May 15, 2020

Gratitude for the Gifts Blessings for the Journey

Gratitude for the Gifts Blessings for the Journey
$19.95

by Nancy Masland BMC '56

Take a journey with Nancy Masland to California, Colorado, and Europe in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. In her memoir she recounts her experiences growing up in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, including her travels to the American West. This detailed and action-packed autobiography provides a rare glimpse of life in the mid-twentieth century.
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9781736700204
Publication Date: 
February 26, 2021
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Under Twin Suns

Under Twin Suns
$25.00

by Carol Gyzander '78


 

In this anthology of weird fiction, twenty-two authors share their harrowing visions of worlds shaped by the Yellow Sign, in stories and poems inspired by Robert W. Chambers's foundational works of weird horror. From the personal to the historic, from the macabre to the fantastic, the stories and poems gathered here illuminate new, unexpected realities shaped by the King in Yellow, under the sway of the Yellow Sign, or in the grip of madnesses inspired by their power.


Authors included: Marc Abbott - Linda D. Addison - Meghan Arcuri - Greg Chapman - JG Faherty - Trevor Firetog - Patrick Freivald - Carol Gyzander - Todd Keisling - John Langan - Curtis Lawson - Adrian Ludens - Lisa Morton - Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. - Sarah Read - Kathleen Scheiner - Ann K. Schwader - Darrell Schweitzer - J. Daniel Stone - Steven Van Patten - Tim Waggoner - Kaaron Warren


Robert W. Chambers's classic work of weird fiction, The King in Yellow (1895), contained two stories that have exercised wide influence in the genre. "The Repairer of Reputations" introduced the world to The King in Yellow, a play in two acts, banned for its reputed power to drive mad anyone who reads its complete text. Another story, "The Yellow Sign," used the experiences of an artist and his model to elaborate on the mythos of the Yellow King, the Yellow Sign, and their danger to all who encounter them. In those tales Chambers crafted fascinating glimpses of a cosmos populated by conspiracies, government-sanctioned suicide chambers, haunted artists, premonitions of death, unreliable narrators-and dark, enigmatic occurrences tainted by the alien world of Carcosa, where the King rules in his tattered yellow mantle. In Carcosa, black stars rise and Cassilda and Camilla speak and sing. In Carcosa, eyes peer from within pallid masks to gaze across Lake Hali at the setting of twin suns.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781614983316
Publication Date: 
June 29, 2021
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Woman Unbecoming

Woman Unbecoming
$15.99

by Carol Gyzander '78


 

A thwarted female defense attorney releases the baying of the hounds under a full moon, signaling the death of an era-and the birth of a new one under the Old Gods.


Most funerals are celebrations for the living-unless the guests decide to tempt fate and the guest of honor.


A bicycle ride becomes a contest of egos, but the male pursuers aren't the only ones hungry for the race to end.


These women are going to cut the world and let it bleed.


Crone Girls Press presents A Woman Unbecoming, a charity anthology of horror and dark tales to benefit reproductive healthcare rights. Award-winning and up-and-coming authors share over two dozen stories and poems. If you like intense characters, powerful women, and twists you won't see coming, then you'll love this fierce anthology co-edited by Rachel A. Brune and Carol Gyzander.


Explore A Woman Unbecoming to revel in women's rage, power, and agency-and support reproductive healthcare rights today.


Stories and Poems By:

Marc Abbott, Linda Addison, Alp Beck, Carina Bissett, Rachel A. Brune, Paige L. Christie, Ravyn Crescent, Elizabeth Davis, Angela Giddings, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Teel James Glenn, Carol Gyzander, CM Harris, Nicole Henning, Darin Kennedy, DeAnna Knippling, Tara Laskowski, Lee Murray, Bridgett Nelson, Jennifer Nestojko, Jessica Nettles, Christina Nordlander, Cindy O'Quinn & Patricia Gomes, Cristel Orrand, Jude Reid, Mike Robinson, Kathleen Scheiner, Jeff Strand, Anna Taborska, Steven Van Patten, Holly Lyn Walrath, Michael G. Williams, and Jeff Wood

ISBN/SKU: 
9781952388125
Publication Date: 
September 17, 2022
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Adaptations

Adaptations
$12.00

by Emily Pinkerton BMC '07

ADAPTATIONS is an exercise in envisioning the worst case scenario and asking, "What next?" It explores concepts of alienation and survival in a world that's largely inhospitable, and what it means to be human once traditional mechanisms of control and safety cease to exist.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781732334045
Publication Date: 
September 22, 2018

Bully Market

Bully Market
$28.99

by Jamie Higgins '98


 

A "riveting and powerful" (Gretchen Carlson, cofounder of Lift Our Voices) insider's account on Wall Street where greed coupled with misogyny and discrimination enforces a culture of exclusion in the upper echelons of Goldman Sachs.

Jamie Fiore Higgins became one of the few women at the highest ranks of Goldman Sachs. Spurred on by the obligation she felt to her working-class immigrant family, she rose through the ranks and saw it all: out-of-control, lavish parties flowing with never-ending drinks; affairs flouted in the office; rampant drug use; and most pervasively, a discriminatory culture that seemed designed to hold back the few women and people of color employed at the company.

Despite Goldman Sachs having the right talking points and statistics, Fiore Higgins soon realized that these provided a veneer to cover up what she found to be an abusive culture. Her account is one filled with shocking stories of harassment and jaw-dropping tales of exclusionary behavior: when she was told she only got promoted because she is a woman; when her coworkers mooed at her after she pumped for her fourth child, defying the superior who had advised her not to breastfeed; or when a male boss used a racial epithet in front of her, other colleagues, and clients without any repercussions.

Bully Market sounds the alarm on the culture of finance and corporate America, while offering clear, actionable ideas for creating a fairer workplace. Both a revealing, extraordinary look at the industry and a top Wall Streeter's explosive personal story, Bully Market is an essential account of one woman's experience in a flawed system that speaks to the challenge and urgency for change.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781668001028
Publication Date: 
August 30, 2022
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Hamilton Versus Wall Street

Hamilton Versus Wall Street
$13.99

by Nancy Spannaus BMC ’65

Hamilton versus Wall Street delves into the life and mind of Alexander Hamilton, focusing on his impact on the economic history of the United States. The author challenges the conventional portrayal of Hamilton as merely a financier, unveiling him as a statesman whose economic policy laid the foundation for the nation's prosperity and resilience against global imperialism. The book portrays Hamilton not as a follower of the British System but as the architect of the "American System of Economics," a doctrine adopted by influential presidents like Lincoln and Roosevelt to drive the nation toward prosperity. It answers questions such as, "What were Alexander Hamilton's beliefs on economic growth?" and, "What was Hamilton's economic plan?" This book about Alexander Hamilton allows readers to appreciate the power of political economy in shaping the nation's history. Hamilton's revolutionary economic principles, ensuring America's true independence, are presented as vital elements of the American Revolution, inviting readers to reassess their understanding of economic theories. Praised as a "thoughtful, well-written argument for Alexander Hamilton's financial system as a guard against tyranny." --- Kirkus Reviews Richard Sylla, author of Alexander Hamilton: The Illustrated Biography, "In our time of crumbling infrastructure, anemic economic growth, and dysfunctional government, Spannaus points to a better path, the American System of economic policy initiated by Alexander Hamilton more than two centuries ago. ... His policies made America great, and a return to them can make America great again." "An excellent book that for me brought clarity to several threads that made up the fabric of Hamilton's vision of a political economy for the post-war United States, a national country and not a collection of states...." --Douglas S. Hamilton, fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton "Spannaus meticulously traces the origins and describes Hamilton's system (in contrast to the Jeffersonian/British system) and shows how it resulted in the economic growth that defines American enterprise. ... This book is a definite must-read." --David J. Kent, author of Lincoln: The Fire of Genius; President, Lincoln Group of D.C. Inspired by Hamilton's genius and humanity, the author illuminates Hamilton's revolutionary economic ideas, compellingly exploring how Hamilton's ideas have shaped the nation and continue to resonate in today's economic landscape.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781532067549
Publication Date: 
February 16, 2019
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Lemons in the Garden of Love

Lemons in the Garden of Love
$16.95

by Ames Sheldon BMC '70

It's 1977 and Cassie Lyman, a graduate student in women's history, is struggling to find a topic for her doctoral dissertation. When she discovers a trove of drawings, suffrage cartoons, letters, and diaries at Smith College belonging to Kate Easton, founder of the Birth Control League of Massachusetts in 1916, she believes she has located her subject.

Digging deeper into Kate's life, Cassie learns that she and Kate are related--closely. Driven to understand why her family has never spoken of Kate, Cassie travels to Cape Ann to attend her sister's shotgun wedding, where she questions her female relatives about Kate--only to find herself soon afterward in the same challenging situation Kate faced.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781647420482
Publication Date: 
May 11, 2021
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Caped Countess

Caped Countess
$10.99

by Judith Tabron BMC '90

By day, Lady Donnatella is a duke's silly daughter.

So she can save London lives by night.

When she stumbles into something larger than a street fight, everything she's balancing may come crashing down...


It's another lonely season for Tella, dancing and gaming madly while keeping marriage away. She cannot tell her family or friends that her true self is the one battling danger in the city's dark streets. Nor will anyone guess; she's perfected her disguise. Then her night-time alter ego is seen - just when she can no longer count on her best friend, or her beloved great-uncle. And the resulting fuss in the newspapers isn't making any of this easier. Nor is the reporter who saw her.


Henry Fitzwilliam, third son of a marquess, left London society to serve in the wars, and won't go back. He's devoted his life to telling the stories Britain needs to hear, and perhaps this Caped Count falls into that category. He can't be sure until he gets much, much closer.


Tella can handle a fight, but tracking a murderer is higher stakes. She might need someone at her back. Fitz might be the worst choice - or he might be more perfect than either of them suspects.


A new kind of Regency romance, full of action, adventure, and forever love

ISBN/SKU: 
9781953984029
Publication Date: 
July 15, 2021
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