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Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert


Bestselling Author • Novelist • Memoirist

Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat, Pray, Love has been called “a generation’s instruction manual” by the Toronto Sun. Exploding onto the scene in 2006, the bestseller famously chronicled the year Gilbert spent traveling the world after a shattering divorce. Translated into more than 30 languages, Eat, Pray, Love has sold over ten million copies worldwide. The book—which The New […]

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Piper Kerman

Piper Kerman


Bestselling Author • Memoirist • Social Justice Advocate

Piper Kerman’s best-selling memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison chronicles what the author calls her “crucible experience”—the 13 months she spent in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. A brief dalliance with drug trafficking while she was in her early twenties sent Kerman to prison ten years later on […]

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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon


Bestselling Author • Journalist • Women’s Advocate

“There is no greater multiplier in the fight against poverty than an educated female.” —Gayle Tzemach Lemmon An intrepid chronicler of strong and resourceful women, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of New York Times bestsellers Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women […]

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Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder


Pulitzer Prize Winner • Bestselling Author

“A lot of the job of a person trying to write stories that are true is to make what’s true believable. It isn’t enough to say, well, it actually happened. You have to make it believable on the page; you have to bring people to life and scenes to life.”

—Tracy Kidder

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Sheri Fink

Sheri Fink


Pulitzer Prize Winner • Bestselling Author • Journalist

Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for journalism and a National Magazine Award, Sheri Fink is the author of Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, the landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina – and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and […]

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Rebecca Skloot

Rebecca Skloot


Bestselling Author • Journalist

Bestselling author Rebecca Skloot spent over ten years doggedly uncovering the truth about the life, death and ultimate “immortality” of a poor black tobacco farmer named Henrietta Lacks.  On a tumultuous educational path until a community college biology instructor uttered the words “Henrietta Lacks,” Skloot—with remarkable focus and tenacity—set off on a trajectory that would […]

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Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem


Bestselling Author • Novelist • Essayist

“Lethem is one of our most perceptive cultural critics, conversant in both the high and low realms, his insights buffeted by his descriptive imagination.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review Jonathan Lethem’s genre-bending fiction weaves the conventions of noir mysteries, westerns, science fiction, and comic books into coming-of-age tales that are evocative and wholly original. He […]

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Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult


Bestselling Author • Novelist

Jodi Picoult is the bestselling author of twenty-three novels. It is estimated that she has 40 million books in print. Her last eight novels have debuted at number one on The New York Times bestseller list. Her books, five of which have been made into movies, are translated into thirty four languages. In addition to her novels, she also wrote five issues of the Wonder Woman comic book series for DC Comics.

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Anything Is Possible

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Between Them: Remembering My Parents

Praise for Between Them: Remembering My Parents

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The Stars Are Fire

Praise for The Stars Are Fire

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