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Early Gay Literature Rediscovered

Valancourt Books is an independent small press specializing in the rediscovery of rare, neglected, and out-of-print fiction. James Jenkins and Ryan Cagle (who've incidentally been together for 10-plus years and were married in Iowa in 2009), began the press to bring back the many great books that …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Maya Angelou's Incredible Life

You already know that Dr. Maya Angelou's life was too rich and vibrant to be summarized -- indeed, her vast wealth of experiences filled seven iconic memoirs. But her journey was more fascinating than you could ever imagine. Here are just a few of the moments that made up her life:<p><b>1. Maya Angelou</b> …

Secrets Exposed (Tall, Dark & Deadly series) - Introduction

YOU ARE READING<p>Secrets Exposed (Tall, Dark & Deadly series)<p>Her enemy is her passion, her passion is her enemy… Lindsey Paxton was once the number one …

The Cold Song

• <b>Author:</b> Linn Ullmann<p><b>Named in the New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of 2014!</b><p>Ullmann’s characters are complex and paradoxical: neither fully guilty nor fully innocent <br>Siri Brodal, a chef and restaurant owner, is married to Jon Dreyer, a famous novelist plagued by writer’s block. Siri and …

Their Eyes Were Watching God

• <b>Author:</b> Zora Neale Hurston<p>A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick<p>“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith<p>One of the most …

This Week’s Hot Reads: March 31, 2014

A form-defying poetic novel from one of Israel’s best writers and a history of the Ten Commandments.<p><b>The Ten CommandmentsBy Michael Coogan</b><p>Quick, a …

Best Kept Secret

• <b>Author:</b> Jeffrey Archer<p><b>International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer’s mesmerizing saga of the Clifton and Barrington families continues.</b><p>London, 1945. Who shall inherit the Barrington family fortune? The vote in the House of Lords has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a …

The Sins of the Father

• <b>Author:</b> Jeffrey Archer<p>On the heels of the international bestseller <i>Only Time Will Tell</i>, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles….<p>Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced …

Cavendon Hall

• <b>Author:</b> Barbara Taylor Bradford<p>From the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author comes an epic saga of intrigue and mystique set in Edwardian England. Cavendon Hall is home to two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them. Charles Ingham, the sixth Earl of Mowbray, lives there …

Theodore Roosevelt's Reading List | The Libraries of Great Men | The Art of Manliness

Many men are quick to buy the newest book from their favorite business leader or sports hero. From the late Stephen Covey (a personal favorite of …

12 'Unhealthy' Foods Nutritionists Eat

Registered dietitians are experts in healthy eating, and you’ll usually spot them chowing down on a big green salad, whipping up a fruit and yogurt …

8 Things The World’s Most Successful People All Have in Common

I’ve posted a lot about the strategies of very successful people: artists, scientists, business leaders…<p>Looking back, what patterns do we see?<p>Busy …

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …