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BH: Warren Roberts, G.J. Barker-Benfield, Linda Layne will be signing their respective books.

Warren Roberts will sign A Place in History: Albany in the Age of Revolution, 1775-1825G. J. Barker-Benfield will sign Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of SensibilityLinda Layne will sign Feminist Technology

A Place in History: Albany in the Age of Revolution, 1775-1825 (Excelsior Editions) By Warren Roberts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781438433295
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Published: Excelsior Editions/State University of New Yo - October 15th, 2010

A journey into Albanys historic past and the citys role in three pivotal historical narratives: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the construction of the Erie Canal.

Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of Sensibility By G. J. Barker-Benfield Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226037431
Published: University of Chicago Press - November 1st, 2010

"Though Barker-Benfield concentrates on a small group of people, their lives and intellectual and political dealings offer an entree to a much wider appreciation of late eighteenth-century life on both sides of the Atlantic. To their stories he brings an abundance of sympathetic appreciation of people living through complex and painful times and experiences. He has a sharp eye for a telling phrase, and for the nuances of contemporary writing. The end result is a convincing reconstruction of people whose lives were utterly different from our own, but who, in Barker-Benfield''s hands, become real and alive to a modern reader. That alone is a major achievement."—James Walvin, author of The Trader, the Owner, the Slave

-James Walvin

"G. J. Barker-Benfield knows how to captivate a reader. His engagement with the inner strengths and utter humanity of Abigail and John is just the beginning of this ingenious and expansive study of the intellectual underpinnings of sensibility and the practical uses to which it was put in Revolutionary America. The author, already well known for his readings of Anglo-American cultural movements, explores widely ignored influences on the couple and adds tantalizing insights other historians do not provide."—Andrew Burstein, author of The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving

-Andrew Burstein

Feminist Technology (Women Gender and Technology) By Linda Layne (Editor), Sharra Vostral (Editor), Kate Boyer (Editor), Jennifer Aengst (Contributions by), Maia Boswell-Penc (Contributions by), Kate Boyer (Contributions by), Frances Bronet (Contributions by), Shirley Gorenstein (Contributions by), Anita Hardon (Contributions by), Deborah G. Johnson (Contributions by), Linda Layne (Contributions by), Deana McDonagh (Contributions by), Sharra Vostral (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Linda Layne (Editor), Sharra Vostral (Editor), Kate Boyer (Editor), Jennifer Aengst (Contributions by), Maia Boswell-Penc (Contributions by), Kate Boyer (Contributions by), Frances Bronet (Contributions by), Shirley Gorenstein (Contributions by), Anita Hardon (Contributions by), Deborah G. Johnson (Contributions by), Linda Layne (Contributions by), Deana McDonagh (Contributions by), Sharra Vostral (Contributions by)
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ISBN: 9780252077203
Published: University of Illinois Press - May 5th, 2010

In this collection, feminist scholars trained in diverse fields consider these questions by examining a range of products, tools, and technologies that were specifically designed for and marketed to women. Evaluating the claims that such products are liberating for women, the contributors focus on case studies of menstrual-suppressing birth control pills, home pregnancy tests, tampons, breast pumps, Norplant, anti-fertility vaccines, and microbicides. In examining these various products, this volume explores ways of actively intervening to develop better tools for designing, promoting, and evaluating feminist technologies.

BH: Elizabeth Rosner signing her newest novel, Blue Moon

Once a prominent painter, Danzig now shares his wisdom and technique with students at San Francisco’s Art Institute—yet his own canvases remain empty. When he meets Israeli-born Merav, the beautiful new model for his class, he senses she may reignite his artistic passion. Merav moved to California to escape the danger and violence of the Middle East, yet she cannot outrun her fears about the past. As the characters challenge one another, Rosner lyrically uncovers their disparate upbringings, their creative awakenings, and their similarly painful, often catastrophic, love lives to propel them toward reconciliation, redemption, and ultimately revival.

Blue Nude: A Novel By Elizabeth Rosner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439173084
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Published: Gallery Books - September 14th, 2010

“The grace of this novel is . . . in its details, the insights and illuminations that abundantly reveal the author’s intelligence and compassion.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“This luminous and haunting novel explores the possibility of redemption through Art, Truth, Bravery, and Passion . . . and the memory of that journey will linger with me for a long time to come.”

—Lalita Tademy, New York Times bestselling author of Cane River

“Blue Nude explores the big questions of history, fate, art, how we choose to live the lives we’re given—and yet it’s also wonderfully intimate. . . . Elizabeth Rosner has written a thought-provoking, moving, and original book.”

—Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply

“In a restrained yet elegiacal voice, Rosner explores the power of memory and the providence of art to amplify and alleviate human suffering.”


“Through German artist, Danzig, and Israeli muse, Merav, Elizabeth Rosner builds a bridge from loss to reconciliation, from anger to understanding. Blue Nude is a lyrical exploration of how we -- as individuals and as a society -- move past our separate histories and toward a shared redemption. This is truly a lovely book. “

-- Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Sisters

“In Blue Nude, Elizabeth Rosner gracefully explores the uneasy intersection of private lives and public history. A stunningly sensual, deeply emotional novel about guilt, desire, forgiveness, and the mysterious relationship between artist and subject.”

--Michelle Richmond, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Fog

“Rosner has a painter's eye and a poet's ear. Blue Nude is a luminous book about painful histories -- both private and global -- and how they stay with us even as they travel through to become something else - quite possibly art. A book both heady and tangible, both unflinching and generous, but always beautiful to read."

--Karen Joy Fowler, author of the Jane Austen Book Club

"We watch, spellbound, as the story seems to levitate midair, as the characters seamlessly unfold a plot that is no less than fascinating. Using the rhythms of poetry, Elizabeth Rosner has created a lyrical tour de force."

-Linda Gray Sexton, author of Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide

BH: Peter Golden reading and signing "Comeback Love"


Peter will be reading from his new book followed by a signing. Comeback Love is the first release of Staff Picks Press, the Book House's new  publishing venture. Join us for the celebration.

BH: Buddy Valastro signs "Cake Boss: Stories & Recipes from Mia Famiglia"


Take a long lunch hour and meet the Cake Boss himself as he signs copies of "Cake Boss: Stories & Recipes from Mia Famiglia

"Courage, Heart & Wisdom: Essays on Autism" event


Editor Suman Joshi and contributors Beth McLaughlin and Cynthia Riggi will sign "Courage, Heart & Wisdom: Essays on Autism"


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