• We Are Shining
      By Gwendolyn Brooks, Illustrated by Jan Gilchrist Spivey
      $17.99
      Air Date/Time August 8, 5:30pm (Central)
      1st ed., 32p, hardcover

      From Gwendolyn Brooks, U.S. Poet Laureate and the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize, and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Jan Spivey Gilchrist comes We Are Shining. Marking the 100th birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks, this powerful picture book is a celebration of the diversity of our world. This life-affirming poem is now illustrated for the very first time, with stunning, vibrant...Learn More

    • Funny Girl Betsy Bird

      Funny Girl
      Edited by Betsy Bird
      $16.99
      Air Date/Time July 27, 6pm (Central)
      1st ed., 205p., hardcover

      Funny Girl is a collection of uproarious stories, rollicking comics, rib-tickling wit, and more, from 25 of today’s funniest female writers for kids.

      With clever contributions from award-winning and bestselling authors including Cece Bell, Sophie Blackall, Libba Bray, Shannon Hale, Lisa Graff, and Raina Telgemeier, this anthology of funny girls will make you laugh until you cry. Or cry until you laugh. Or maybe you won’t cry at all....Learn More

    • My Sister’s Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin’s Siberia
      by Donna Solecka Urbikas
      $26.95
      Air Date/Time August 1, 2pm (Central)
      1st ed., 312p., hardcover

      In 1940, Janina Slarzynska and her five-year-old daughter Mira were taken by Soviet secret police (NKVD) from their farm in eastern Poland and sent to Siberia. 

      In the 1950s, younger daughter Donna yearns for a “normal” American life. In this unforgettable memoir, Donna recounts her family history,  finally understanding the damaged mother who had saved her sister.

      Finalist, Best Traditional Non-Fiction...Learn More

    • Afterlife
      by Marcus Sakey
      $15.95
      Air Date/Time August, 3:30pm (Central)
      1st ed., 302., paperback

      Claire McCoy stands over the body of Will Brody. As head of an FBI task force, she hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in weeks. A terrorist has claimed eighteen lives and thrown the nation into panic.

      Against this horror, something reckless and beautiful happened. She fell in love…with Will Brody.

      But the line between life and death is narrower than any of us suspect—and all that matters to Will and Claire...Learn More

    • The Witch's Cauldron

      The Witch’s Cauldron
      by Laura Tempest Zakroff
      $15.99
      Air Date/Time July 25, 2pm (Central)
      1st ed., 288p., paperback

      Explore the spellbinding history, tradition, and modern uses of the Witch’s cauldron. From blessing and using your cauldron in ritual and divination to practicing kitchen witchery with it, this easy-to-use book provides essential information for Witches of all ages and skill levels.

      The Witch’s Cauldron shows you the ins and outs of one of the most iconic tools in Witchcraft. Learn about the cauldron’s role in...Learn More

    • Fuel For Fire

      Fuel For Fire
      by Julia Ann Walker
      $7.99
      Air Date/Time July 6, 6pm (Central)
      1st ed., 384p., paperback

      A brooding covert operative and a spunky CIA agent discover a burning passion in the tenth installment of Julie Ann Walker’s red-hot BKI series. 

      Dagan Zoelner has made three huge mistakes:
      The first two left blood on his hands.
      The third left him wondering…what if? What if he had told the woman of his dreams how he felt before his world fell...Learn More

    • The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband

      The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband
      by Julie Quinn
      $7.99
      Air Date/Time June 25, 4:00pm (Central)
      1st ed., 374p., paperback

      With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin.

      Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health.

      But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his...Learn More

    • Murder in Saint Germain

      Murder in Saint Germain
      By Cara Black
      $27.95
      Air Date/Time June 24, 1:00pm (Central)
      1st ed., 336 p., cloth with dj.

      Paris, July 1999: Private investigator Aimée Leduc is walking through Saint-Germain when she is accosted by Suzanne Lesage, a Brigade Criminelle agent on an elite counterterrorism squad. Suzanne has just returned from the former Yugoslavia, where she was hunting down dangerous war criminals for the Hague. Back in Paris, Suzanne is convinced she’s being stalked by a ghost—a Serbian warlord her team took down. She’s...Learn More

    • Wrestling With His Angel

      Wrestling With His Angel: 1849-1856
      By Sidney Blumenthal
      $35.00
      Air Date/Time June 8, 3:30pm (Central)
      1st ed., 592p, cloth with dj

      Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal’s acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president’s genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. (Volume I, A Self-Made Man, is available below.)

      In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat....Learn More

    • Sidney Blumenthal A Self-Made Man. The Early Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln’s early years Signed copy of A Self-Made Man Sidney Blumenthal

      A Self-Made Man
      by Sidney Blumenthal
      $75.00
      Air Date/Time: Original Air Date May 25, 2016
      556p. Hardcover with dj, Signed on bookplate

      The first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as “a slave,” to his emergence as the man we recognize as Abraham Lincoln.

      From his youth as a “newsboy,” a voracious newspaper...Learn More

    • Blackout

      Blackout
      by Marc Elsberg
      $26.99
      Air Date/Time June 8, 1pm (Central)
      1st ed., 320p., cloth with dj

      When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don’t they? Surely it’s a glitch, a storm, a malfunction.

      But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. There is no power, anywhere.

      A former hacker and activist, Piero, investigates a possible cause of the disaster. The authorities don’t believe...Learn More

    • Windy City Blues

      Windy City Blues
      By Renee Rosen
      $16.00
      Air Date/Time May 22, 4pm (Central)
      1st ed., paperback, 451 p.

      In 1960s Chicago, a young woman stands in the middle of a musical and social revolution. A new historical novel from the bestselling author of White Collar Girl and What the Lady Wants.

      Leeba Groski doesn’t exactly fit in, but her love of music is not lost on her childhood friend and neighbor, Leonard Chess, who offers her a job at his new record company in Chicago. What...Learn More

    • War Spies and Bobby Sox

      War Spies and Bobby Sox
      By Libby Fischer Hellman
      $15.95
      Air Date/Time May 22, 4pm (Central)
      1st ed., paperback, 293 p.

      As World War II rages across Europe and the Pacific, its impact ripples through communities in the heartland of America.

      A farm girl is locked in a dangerous love triangle with two Germans soldiers held in an Illinois POW camp … Another German, a war refugee, is forced to risk her life spying on the developing Manhattan Project in Chicago … And espionage surrounds the...Learn More

    • Rising Star

      Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama
      By David Garrow
      $45.00
      Air Date/Time May 19, 11am (Central)
      1st ed., 1472p.,  cloth with dj

      As epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro’s The Years of Lyndon Johnson series, the definitive account of Barack Obama’s life before he became the 44th president of the United States—the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise—from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross.

      Barack Obama’s keynote speech...Learn More

    • The Radium Girls

      The Radium Girls
      by Kate Moore
      $26.99
      Air Date/Time May 11, 2:30pm (Central)
      1st ed., 496p., cloth with dj

      The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s undark danger…

      The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

      Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst...Learn More

    • Behind The Curtain

      Behind The Curtain
      By Beth Kery
      $16.99
      Air Date/Time May 9, 6pm (Central)
      1st ed., paperback, 400 p.

      Cultures clash and passion ignites in the novel that will leave you begging for more–from the bestselling author of The Affair and Looking Inside.

      There’s something about this woman. On a break between overseas jobs, journalist Asher Gaites returns to his hometown of Chicago and allows his friends to persuade him to check out a hot new singer. At a downtown jazz club, he’s soon transfixed by the...Learn More

    • Heroines of Mercy Street

      Heroines of Mercy Street:
      Real Nurses of the Civil War
      by Pamela Toler, PhD
      $27.00
      Air Date/Time May 2, 3pm (Central)
      1st ed., 304p., hardcover

      Heroines of Mercy Street tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia mansion turned wartime hospital and setting for the PBS drama Mercy Street. Among the Union soldiers, doctors, wounded men from both sides, freed slaves, politicians, speculators and spies who passed through the hospital in the crossroads of the Civil War, were nurses...Learn More

    • The Nerdy and the Dirty

      The Nerdy and the Dirty
      by B. T. Gottfred
      $17.99
      Air Date/Time April 21, 6pm (Central)
      1st ed., 304p., hardcover
      For Young Adults

      His classmates may consider him a nerd, but Benedict Pendleton knows he’s destined for great things. All he has to do is find a worthy girlfriend, and his social station will be secured. Sure, Benedict is different–but that’s what he likes about himself.

      Pen Lupo is sick and tired of hiding who she is. On the outside, Pen is popular, quiet, and deferential...Learn More

    • Fallout

      Fallout
      by Sara Paretsky
      $27.99
      Air Date/Time April 15, 2pm (Central)
      1st ed., 448p., hardcover

      Before there was Lisbeth Salander, before there was Stephanie Plum, there was V.I. Warshawski.

      To her parents, she’s Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she’s Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she’s V.I. And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago… and into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star.

      Accompanied by her dog, V.I. tracks her...Learn More

    • Presidential Libraries as Performance

      Presidential Libraries As Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush
      By Jodi Kanter
      $35.00
      Air Date/Time April 15, 12noon (Central)
      1st ed., paperback 198p, illus.

      How do the funding, setting architecture, and exhibition of a presidential library shape our understanding of the president’s character? And how do diverse performances of the presidency create radically different opportunities for the practice of American citizenship?

      In Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush, Jodi Kanter...Learn More