Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is an American former actress and the wife of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Markle was raised in Los Angeles, California. During her studies at Northwestern University, she began playing small roles in television series and films.

  • A Confederacy of Dunces

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.,???A masterwork . . . the novel astonishes with its inventiveness . . . it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue.??????The New York Times Book Review,A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole’s hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is “huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans’ lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures” (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times).

  • All the Light We Cannot See

    From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant , bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.,Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure???s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum???s most valuable and dangerous jewel.,In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

  • All the Missing Girls

    Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda???s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women???a decade apart???told in reverse.,It???s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne???s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched.,The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne???s boyfriend Jackson. Since then, only Nic has left Cooley Ridge. Daniel and his wife, Laura, are expecting a baby; Jackson works at the town bar; and Tyler is dating Annaleise Carter, Nic???s younger neighbor and the group???s alibi the night Corinne disappeared. Then, within days of Nic???s return, Annaleise goes missing.,Told backwards???Day 15 to Day 1???from the time Annaleise goes missing, Nic works to unravel the truth about her younger neighbor???s disappearance, revealing shocking truths about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.,Like nothing you???ve ever read before, All the Missing Girls delivers in all the right ways. With twists and turns that lead down dark alleys and dead ends, you may think you???re walking a familiar path, but then Megan Miranda turns it all upside down and inside out and leaves us wondering just how far we would be willing to go to protect those we love.

  • American Tabloid

    We are behind, and below, the scenes of JFK’s presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination???in the underworld that connects Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, D.C….,Where the CIA, the Mob, J. Edgar Hoover, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Hoffa, Cuban political exiles, and various loose cannons conspire in a covert anarchy…,Where the right drugs, the right amount of cash, the right murder, buys a moment of a man’s loyalty…,Where three renegade law-enforcement officers???a former L.A. cop and two FBI agents???are shaping events with the virulence of their greed and hatred, riding full-blast shotgun into history….,James Ellroy’s trademark nothing-spared rendering of reality, blistering language, and relentless narrative pace are here in electrifying abundance, put to work in a novel as shocking and daring as anything he’s written: a secret history that zeroes in on a time still shrouded in secrets and blows it wide open.,Chosen by , magazine as one of the ten best books of the year.

  • Because of Winn-Dixie

    Kate DiCamillo’s first published novel, like Winn-Dixie himself, immediately proved to be a keeper???a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor winner, the inspiration for a popular film, and most especially, a cherished classic that touches the hearts of readers of all ages. It’s now available in a paperback digest format certain to bring this tale’s magic to an even wider circle of fans.,The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket???and comes out with a dog. A big, ugly, suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor. A dog she dubs Winn-Dixie. Because of Winn-Dixie, the preacher tells Opal ten things about her absent mother, one for each year Opal has been alive. Winn-Dixie is better at making friends than anyone Opal has ever known, and together they meet the local librarian, Miss Franny Block, who once fought off a bear with a copy of WAR AND PEACE. They meet Gloria Dump, who is nearly blind but sees with her heart, and Otis, an ex-con who sets the animals in his pet shop loose after hours, then lulls them with his guitar.,Opal spends all that sweet summer collecting stories about her new friends and thinking about her mother. But because of Winn-Dixie or perhaps because she has grown, Opal learns to let go, just a little, and that friendship???and forgiveness???can sneak up on you like a sudden summer storm.

  • Big Magic

    Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert???s books for years. Gilbert offers insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the ???strange jewels??? that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, , cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

  • Bittersweet

    Suspenseful and cinematic, Bittersweet exposes the gothic underbelly of an idyllic world of privilege and an outsider???s hunger to belong.,On scholarship at a prestigious East Coast college, ordinary Mabel Dagmar is surprised to befriend her roommate, the beautiful, wild, blue-blooded Genevra Winslow. Ev invites Mabel to spend the summer at Bittersweet, her cottage on the Vermont estate where her family has been holding court for more than a century; it???s the kind of place where children twirl sparklers across the lawn during cocktail hour. Mabel falls in love with midnight skinny-dipping, the wet dog smell that lingers near the yachts, and the moneyed laughter that carries across the still lake while fireworks burst overhead. Before she knows it, she has everything she???s ever wanted: friendship, a boyfriend, access to wealth, and, most of all, for the first time in her life, the sense that she belongs.,But as Mabel becomes an insider, a terrible discovery leads to shocking violence and reveals what the Winslows may have done to keep their power intact – and what they might do to anyone who threatens them. Mabel must choose: either expose the ugliness surrounding her and face expulsion from paradise, or keep the family???s dark secrets and make Ev???s world her own.

  • Carine Roitfeld

    Karl Lagerfeld once said that if you close your eyes and imagine the ideal French woman, it would be Carine Roitfeld. She is a fashion visionary and a muse. Since the start of her career in the early 1990s, through her collaborations with the legendary photographer Mario Testino, Roitfeld has been credited with launching Tom Ford’s career at Gucci, as well as turning , into one of the industry’s most worshipped magazines.,This elegant volume is a visual history of Roitfeld’s fearless career. A daring instigator, she is known for pushing the limits with her subversive styling ideas. Featuring a selection of 250 magazine tear sheets and covers from pivotal editorial shoots and advertising campaigns, as well as intimate visual ephemera, this book gives an inside view into Roitfeld’s creative thought process and sensibility. A must-have for those interested in cutting-edge fashion and femininity, this book will empower women to follow Roitfeld’s lead and take risks with their personal style.

  • Dept. of Speculation

    Dept. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all.,Jenny Offill’s heroine, referred to in these pages as simply “the wife,” once exchanged love letters with her husband postmarked Dept. of Speculation, their code name for all the uncertainty that inheres in life and in the strangely fluid confines of a long relationship. As they confront an array of common catastrophes – a colicky baby, a faltering marriage, stalled ambitions – the wife analyzes her predicament, invoking everything from Keats and Kafka to the thought experiments of the Stoics to the lessons of doomed Russian cosmonauts. She muses on the consuming, capacious experience of maternal love, and the near total destruction of the self that ensues from it as she confronts the friction between domestic life and the seductions and demands of art.,With cool precision, in language that shimmers with rage and wit and fierce longing, Jenny Offill has crafted an exquisitely suspenseful love story that has the velocity of a train hurtling through the night at top speed. Exceptionally lean and compact, Dept. of Speculation is a novel to be devoured in a single sitting, though its bracing emotional insights and piercing meditations on despair and love will linger long after the last page.

  • Doctor Sleep

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormal.,On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless – mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky 12-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.,Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”,Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

  • Fates and Furies

    Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.,At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.

  • Fl??neuse

    If the word fl??neur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia ??? then what exactly is a fl??neuse?,In this gloriously provocative and celebratory book, Lauren Elkin defines her as ???a determined resourceful woman keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city, and the liberating possibilities of a good walk???. Part cultural meander, part memoir, , traces the relationship between the city and creativity through a journey that begins in New York and moves us to Paris, via Venice, Tokyo and London, exploring along the way the paths taken by the fl??neuses who have lived and walked in those cities.,From nineteenth-century novelist George Sand to artist Sophie Calle, from war correspondent Martha Gellhorn to film-maker Agnes Varda, , considers what is at stake when a certain kind of light-footed woman encounters the city and changes her life, one step at a time.

  • Food and the City

    An unprecedented behind-the-scenes tour of New York City???s dynamic food culture, as told through the voices of the chefs, line cooks, restaurateurs, waiters, and street vendors who have made this industry their lives. ,In ,, Ina Yalof takes us on an insider???s journey into New York???s pulsating food scene alongside the men and women who call it home. Dominique Ansel declares what great good fortune led him to make the first Cronut. Lenny Berk explains why Woody Allen???s mother would allow only him to slice her lox at Zabar???s. Ghaya Oliveira, who came to New York as a young Tunisian stockbroker, opens up about her hardscrabble yet swift trajectory from dishwasher to executive pastry chef at Daniel. Restaurateur Eddie Schoenfeld describes his journey from Nice Jewish Boy from Brooklyn to New York???s Indisputable Chinese Food Maven. ,From old-schoolers such as David Fox, third-generation owner of Fox???s U-bet syrup, and the outspoken Upper West Side butcher ???Schatzie??? to new-kids-on-the-block including Patrick Collins, sous chef at,The Dutch,and,Brooklyn artisan Lauren Clark of Sucre Mort Pralines, , is a fascinating oral history with an unforgettable gallery of New Yorkers who embody the heart and soul of a culinary metropolis.

  • Go Set a Watchman

    From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, ,. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch???”Scout”???returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from ,, , perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in a painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past???a journey that can be guided only by one’s conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, , imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor and effortless precision???a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of ,, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context and new meaning to an American classic.

  • God Help the Child

    Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child???the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment???weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult.,Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult. At the center: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love until she told a lie that ruined the life of an innocent woman, a lie whose reverberations refuse to diminish … Booker, the man Bride loves and loses, whose core of anger was born in the wake of the childhood murder of his beloved brother … Rain, the mysterious white child, who finds in Bride the only person she can talk to about the abuse she’s suffered at the hands of her prostitute mother … and Sweetness, Bride’s mother, who takes a lifetime to understand that “what you do to children matters. And they might never forget.”

  • Grace

    Beautiful. Willful. Charming. Blunt. Grace Coddington???s extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of , have made her an international icon. Known through much of her career only to those behind the scenes, she might have remained fashion???s best-kept secret were it not for , the acclaimed 2009 documentary that turned publicity-averse Grace into a sudden, reluctant celebrity. Grace???s palpable engagement with her work brought a rare insight into the passion that produces many of the magazine???s most memorable shoots.,With the witty, forthright voice that has endeared her to her colleagues and peers for more than forty years, Grace now creatively directs the reader through the storied narrative of her life so far. Evoking the time when models had to tote their own bags and props to shoots, Grace describes her early career as a model, working with such world-class photographers as David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, before she stepped behind the camera to become a fashion editor at British , in the late 1960s. Here she began creating the fantasy ???travelogues??? that would become her trademark. In 1988 she joined American , where her breathtakingly romantic and imaginative fashion features, a sampling of which appear in this book, have become instant classics.,Delightfully underscored by Grace???s pen-and-ink illustrations, , will introduce readers to the colorful designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers, models, and celebrities with whom Grace has created her signature images. Grace reveals her private world with equal candor???the car accident that almost derailed her modeling career, her two marriages, the untimely death of her sister, Rosemary, her friendship with , editor-in-chief Liz Tilberis, and her thirty-year romance with Didier Malige. Finally, Grace describes her abiding relationship with Anna Wintour, and the evolving mastery by which she has come to define the height of fashion.

  • How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are

    From four stunning and accomplished French women–at last–a fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves.,In short, frisky sections, these Parisian women give you their very original views on style, beauty, culture, attitude and men. The authors–Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas–unmarried but attached, with children–have been friends for years. Talented bohemian iconoclasts with careers in the worlds of music, film, fashion and publishing, they are untypically frank and outspoken as they debunk the myths about what it means to be a French woman today. Letting you in on their secrets and flaws, they also make fun of their complicated, often contradictory feelings and behavior. They admit to being snobs, a bit self-centered, unpredictable but not unreliable. Bossy and opinionated, they are also tender and romantic.,You will be taken on a first date, to a party, to some favorite haunts in Paris, to the countryside, and to one of their dinners at home with recipes even you could do — but to be out with them is to be in for some mischief and surprises. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, look natural, make your boyfriend jealous, and how they feel about children, weddings and going to the gym. And they will share their address book in Paris for where to go: At the End of the Night, for A Birthday, for a Smart Date, for a A Hangover, for Vintage Finds and much more., will make you laugh as you slip into their shoes to become bold and free and tap into your inner cool.

  • I???ll Drink to That

    Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original. A tough broad who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim???s repertoire, she has spent nearly forty years as the legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, where she works with socialites, stars, and ordinary women off the street. She has helped many find their true selves through clothes, frank advice, and her own brand of wisdom. She is trusted by the most discriminating persons???including Hollywood???s top stylists???to tell them what looks best. But Halbreich???s personal transformation from a cosseted young girl to a fearless truth teller is the greatest makeover of her career.,A Chicago native, Halbreich moved to Manhattan at twenty after marrying the dashing Sonny Halbreich, a true character right out of Damon Runyon who liked the nightlife of New York in the fifties. On the surface, they were a great match, but looks can be deceiving; an unfaithful Sonny was emotionally distant while Halbreich became increasingly anguished. After two decades, the fraying marriage finally came undone. Bereft without Sonny and her identity as his wife, she hit rock bottom.,After she began the frightening process of reclaiming herself and started therapy, Halbreich was offered a lifeline in the form of a job at the legendary luxury store Bergdorf Goodman. Soon, she was asked to run the store???s first personal shopping service. It was a perfect fit.,Meticulous, impeccable, hardworking, elegant, and???most of all???delightfully funny, Halbreich has never been afraid to tell it to her clients straight. She won???t sell something just to sell it. If an outfit or shoe or purse is too expensive, she???ll dissuade you from buying it. As Halbreich says, ???There are two things nobody wants to face: their closet and their mirror.??? She helps women do both, every day.

  • In the Company of Women

    Across the globe, women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses. , profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries. Chock-full of practical, inspirational advice for those looking to forge their own paths, these interviews detail the keys to success (for example, going with your gut; maintaining meaningful and lasting relationships), highlight the importance of everyday rituals (meditating; creating a daily to-do list), and dispense advice for the next generation of women entrepreneurs and makers (stay true to what you believe in; have patience). The book is rounded out with hundreds of lush, original photographs of the women in their work spaces.

  • In Vogue

    is a fascinating look at the history of the world’s most influential magazine. The complete compendium is illustrated with hundreds of covers and archival interiors of past , editions, featuring the work of some of the twentieth century’s most respected artists, cover illustrators, and photographers???from Edward Steichen, Toni Frissell, and Erwin Blumenfeld to Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Bruce Webber, and Herb Ritts. In 1909, an entrepreneurial New Yorker named Cond?? Nast took charge of a struggling society journal and transformed it into the most glamorous fashion magazine of the twentieth century. , traces the history, development and influence of this media colossus???from its beginning as a social gazette in the late nineteenth century, to the exploration of modern fashion photography and new visuals in the mid-twentieth century, to its status as the top style magazine today.,The book explains the makings of the magazine???from runways, to editorial meetings, to the pages of ,. The thoroughly researched story incorporates first-person accounts, interviews with editors and photographers, and excerpts from stories written in the magazine by many world-renowned writers, including Truman Capote, Aldous Huxley, Richard Burton, Federico Fellini, and Marcello Mastroianni. Unparalleled in its scope and exceptionally illustrated, , is sure to be among the most important publications on the subjects of culture, art, fashion, photography, and media.