• Be Frank With Me
      by Julia Claiborne Johnson
      $25.99
      Air Date/Time: May 10, 3:30pm (Central)
      304, hardcover

      Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she’s flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly...Learn More

    • World War II at Sea
      by Craig Symonds
      $34.95
      Air Date/Time May 5, 12 pm (Central)
      1st ed., 792 pages, hardcover

      Opening with the 1930 London Conference, Symonds shows how any limitations on naval warfare would become irrelevant before the decade was up, as Europe erupted into conflict once more and its navies were brought to bear against each other. World War II at Sea offers a global perspective, focusing on the major engagements and personalities and revealing both their scale and their interconnection:...Learn More

    • Rip Crew
      by Sebastian Rotella
      $27.00
      Air Date/Time: April 27, 2pm (Central)
      336, hardcover

      Valentine Pescatore, the globetrotting former Border Patrol agent, finds himself back on American soil investigating the merciless killing of a group of women in a motel room. Award-winning reporter-turned-author Sebastian Rotella returns to crime with this propulsive new work.

      At first, the crime seems to be a straightforward case of gangsters battling for territory. Soon, however, the motive is revealed to be much deeper and more sinister: a single witness who...Learn More

    • Her Perfect Affair – Matched To Perfection Series
      by Priscilla Oliveras
      $4.99
      Air Date/Time: April 19, 2:00pm (Central)
      336, paperback

      Rosa Fernandez doesn’t act on impulse — she’s the responsible one, planning her career with precision, finally landing a job as the librarian at conservative Queen of Peace Academy, confining her strongest emotions to her secret poetry journal. But she’s been harboring a secret crush on dreamy Jeremy Taylor, and after one dance with him at her sister’s wedding, Rosa longs to let loose for the first...Learn More
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    • Creating the Land of Lincoln
      by Frank Cicero
      $29.95
      Air Date/Time: April 14, 12 pm (Central)
      288, hardcover

      How three constitutions built the modern Prairie State

      In its early days, Illinois seemed destined to extend the American South. Its population of transplants lived an upland southern culture and in some cases owned slaves. Yet the nineteenth century and three constitutions recast Illinois as a crucible of northern strength and American progress.

      Frank Cicero Jr. provides an appealing new history of Illinois as expressed by the state’s...Learn More

    • Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk
      by Kathleen Rooney
      $25.99
      Air Date/Time: March 20, 3:00pm (Central)
      304, hardcover and later paperback

      It’s the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. It’s chilly enough out for her mink coat and Manhattan is grittier now ― her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl ― but the quick-tongued poetess has never been one to scare easily. On a walk...Learn More

    • Young Lincoln
      by Jan Jacobi
      $16.95
      Air Date/Time March 10, 12 Noon (Central)
      1st ed., 208p., paperback

      Abe Lincoln is growing up on the American frontier in Indiana. It s cold, there isn t usually enough to eat, there s nothing at all to read, and the one job that awaits him is farmer, like his overbearing father.

      But a chance to travel down the Mississippi river offers Abe the opportunity to see and meet people he has never dreamed of. Abe s eyes...Learn More

    • Tiny and the Big Dig
      written by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Matt Myers
      $16.99
      Air Date/Time March 1, 5:30pm (Central)
      1st ed., 32 pages, hardcover

      Tiny and the Big Dig
      The newest bedtime story for ages 3-5 from New York Times Best Selling author Sherri Duskey Rinker.

      Sniff! Sniff-sniff!

      I smell a bone. A bone that’s BIG.

      I’ll get it out, I’ll dig and dig.

      A big, BIG bone! I know it’s there!

      It will take work, but I don’t care!

      Tiny...Learn More

    • The Girls In The Picture
      by Melanie Benjamin
      $28.00
      Air Date/Time: February 22, 3:00pm (Central)
      448p, hardcover

      It is 1914, and twenty-five-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure of Los Angeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. But the word on everyone’s lips these days is “flickers”—the silent moving pictures enthralling theatergoers. Turn any corner in this burgeoning town and you’ll find made-up actors running around, as a movie camera captures it all.

      In...Learn More

    • This Infernal War: The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard
      edited by Timothy Mason Roberts
      $38.95
      Air Date/Time February 2, 3 PM (Central)
      1st ed., 376., hardcover

      The anti-war love letters of a Copperhead soldier and his wife…

      Among collections of letters written between American soldiers and their spouses, the Civil War correspondence of William and Jane Standard stands out for conveying the complexity of the motives and experiences of Union soldiers and their families. The Standards – of Lewiston in Fulton County,...Learn More

    • Now That You Mention It: A Novel
      by Kristan Higgins
      $15.99
      Air Date/Time: January 10, 2pm (Central)
      400p, hardcover

      New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins welcomes you home in this witty, emotionally charged novel about the complications of life, love and family.

      One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought...Learn More

    • Under the Crescent Moon with the XI Corps in the Civil War. Col 1: From the Defenses of Washington to Chancellorsville, 1862-63
      by James S. Pula
      $34.95
      Air Date/Time December 1, noon CST
      1st ed., 312, hardcover

      The XI Corps served in the Army of the Potomac for just twelve months (September 1862-August 1863), during which it played a pivotal role in the critical battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Thereafter, the corps hastened westward to reinforce a Union army in besieged Chattanooga, and marched through brutal December...Learn More

    • White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing
      By Gail Lukasik
      $22.99
      Air Date/Time December 8, 3 pm CST
      1st ed., hardcover, 316 p.

      Gail’s journey of self-discovery and redemption begins with her appearance on PBS Genealogy Roadshow. Introducing herself with the words “I’m a mystery author who’s never been able to solve my own family mystery”, she learns in a very public way the very private history her mother kept secret.

      In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother’s...Learn More

    • Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists
      By Donna Seaman
      $35.00
      Air Date/Time December 1, 2:00pm (Central)
      1st ed., 480 p., hardcover

      Who hasn’t wondered where – aside from Georgia O’Keeffe and Frida Kahlo – all the women artists are? In many art books, they’ve been marginalized with cold efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the phrase “identity unknown” while each male is named.

      Donna Seaman brings to dazzling life seven of these forgotten artists, among the best of their day: Gertrude Abercrombie, with her...Learn More

    • Macrame Murder (A Cora Crafts Mystery)
      By Mollie Cox Bryan
      $7.99
      Air Date/Time November 9, 2pm (Central)
      1st ed., paperback, 352 p.

      “The perfect weekend getaway: crafting, food and a murder or two!” —New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon

      As the head of a bustling crafting retreat, Cora Chevalier could use a break of her own. So she and her creative cohorts temporarily swap small-town Indigo Gap for the Sea Glass Island Craft Retreat, where they teach classes and create beachy crafts like shell mosaics and sea...Learn More

    • The Simplicity of Cider

      The Simplicity of Cider
      by Amy Reichert
      $28.00
      Air Date/Time September 12, 12pm (Central)
      1st ed., 336 pages., cloth

      A Simple Life
      Focused and unassuming fifth generation cider-maker Sanna Lund has one desire: to live a simple, quiet life on her family’s apple orchard in Door County, Wisconsin. Although her business is struggling, Sanna remains fiercely devoted to the orchard, despite her brother’s attempts to convince their aging father to sell the land.

      Fleeing Heartbreak
      Single dad Isaac Banks has spent years trying...Learn More

    • Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago
      By Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi
      $26.99
      Air Date/Time September 7, 3pm (Central)
      1st ed., 336 pages, cloth

      Sabella Nitti was an Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled on her primitive family farm outside Chicago before her arrest in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago.

      Journalist Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi leads readers...Learn More

    • Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary
      By Walter Stahr
      $35.00
      Air Date/Time August 23, 2pm (Central)
      1st ed., 768, hardcover

      A difficult and stubborn genius, Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) was Lincoln’s stalwart Secretary of War, who not only brilliantly organized the Union Army, but dramatically raced to Lincoln’s deathbed on the night of April 14, 1865, and assumed control of the government.

      Later, President Andrew Johnson attempted to remove Stanton from office after Stanton opposed Johnson’s Reconstruction policies, which led to Johnson’s impeachment. One cannot understand the first...Learn More

    • Act of Justice: Lincoln’s Emancipation
      Proclamation and the Law of War
      By Burrus M. Carnahan
      $50
      Air Date/Time September 19, 2016 1pm (Central)
      216  pages, hardcover

      In his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln declared that as president he would “have no lawful right” to interfere with the institution of slavery. Yet less than two years later, he issued a proclamation intended to free all slaves throughout the Confederate states.
      When critics challenged the constitutional soundness of the act, Lincoln pointed to the international...Learn More