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  • Mercury by Margot Livesey

    MARGOT LIVESEY is the acclaimed author of the novels The House on Fortune Street, Banishing Verona, Eva Moves the Furniture, The Missing World, Criminals and Homework. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vogue and The Atlantic, and she is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for…

    MARGOT LIVESEY is the acclaimed author of the novels The House on Fortune Street, Banishing Verona, Eva Moves the Furniture, The Missing World, Criminals and Homework. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vogue and The Atlantic, and she is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. The House on Fortune Street won the 2009 L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award. Livesey was born in Scotland and now now lives in the Boston area. She is a distinguished writer-in-residence at Emerson College. Visit her online at www.margotlivesey.com or on her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @MargotLivesey.

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  • Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing

    You fall down. You get hurt. You get up again. You know Jennifer Weiner as many things: a bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon, and an unlikely feminist enforcer ("The New Yorker"). She's also a mom, a daughter, and a sister; a former rower and current runner; a best friend and a reality TV …

    You fall down. You get hurt. You get up again.

    You know Jennifer Weiner as many things: a bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon, and an unlikely feminist enforcer ("The New Yorker"). She's also a mom, a daughter, and a sister; a former rower and current runner; a best friend and a reality TV junkie. Here, in her first foray into nonfiction, she takes the raw stuff of her personal life and spins it into a collection of essays on womanhood as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Tina Fey, Fran Lebowitz, and Nora Ephron.

    Jennifer grew up as an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown ( a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie & Fitch photo shoot ) and at her Ivy League college, but finally found her people in newsrooms in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia and her voice as a novelist, activist, and "New York Times" columnist.

    No subject is off-limits in this intimate and honest essay collection: sex, weight, envy, money, her mom's late-in-life lesbianism, and her estranged father's death. From lonely adolescence to modern childbirth to hearing her six-year-old daughter's use of the f-word fat for the first time, Jennifer dives deep into the heart of female experience, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world.

    By turns hilarious and deeply touching, "Hungry Heart" is about yearning and longing, love and loss, and a woman who searched for her place in the world and found it as a storyteller.

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