Nora Ephron's Picks


  • Too Much Happiness

    By Alice Munro

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307390349
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: November 2010
    In these ten superb new stories - now available in paperback - with clarity and ease, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories about the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives. In the first story a young wife and mother, suffering from the unbearable pain of losing her three children, gains solace from a most surprising source. In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less-than-admirable fashion. Other tales uncover the 'deep holes' in a marriage, the unsuspected cruelty of children, and, in the long title story, the yearning of a 19th-century female mathematician. A New York Times Notable Book. 304p.
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

    By Alison Bechdel

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618871711
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
    • Published: June 2007
    A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.
  • The Joy Luck Club

    By Amy Tan

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143038092
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 2006
    A New York Times bestseller. In 1949, four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. As each revealsher secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangle, more entwined. 'That rare, mesmerizing novel that one always seeks but seldom finds.' 288p.
  • Bel Canto

    By Ann Patchett

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061565311
    • Publisher: HarperPerennial
    • Published: June 2008
    When terrorists seize hostages at an embassy party, an unlikely assortment of people is thrown together, including American opera star Roxane Coss, and Mr. Hosokawa, a Japanese CEO and her biggest fan. Reissue. 50,000 first printing.
  • The Accidental Tourist

    By Anne Tyler

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345452009
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: April 2002
    Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary. He is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts when he meets Muriel, a deliciously peculiar dog-obedience trainer who up ends Macon's insular world - and thrusts him headlong into a remarkable engagement with life. A New York Times Bestseller.
  • Hanging Up

    By Delia Ephron

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399140525
    • Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
    • Published: July 1995
    While wrestling with her own anxieties over aging and loneliness, Eve Mozell struggles with her alcoholic father over the telephone, pursues her workaholic sister, and meets a man who rivals her husband. A first novel.
  • Le Divorce

    By Diane Johnson

    Our Price: $6.95 - $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780452277335
    • Publisher: William Abrahams / Plume
    • Published: December 1997
    This delightful comedy of manners and morals, money, marriage, and murder follows smart, sexy, and impeccably dressed American Isabel Walker as she lands in Paris to visit her stepsister Roxy, a poet whose marriage to an aristocratic French painter has assured her a coveted place in Parisian society…until her husband leaves her for the wife of an American lawyer. Could “le divorce” be far behind? Can irrepressible Isabel keep her perspective (and her love life) intact as cultures and human passions clash? 309p.
  • Le Mariage

    By Diane Johnson

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780452282261
    • Publisher: Plume
    • Published: April 2001
    This is Diane Johnson’s bestselling novel about American abroad and Parisians at home. With two appealing heroines at its center – one French, one American – LE MARRIAGE celebrates the paradoxes of marriage, as it is perceived on both sides of the Atlantic, from pre-marital jitters to mid-marital ennui to the guilty pleasures of extramarital adventures. Add in a dash of purloined manuscript, a hunting contretemps, a wrongful arrest, murder, and various suspicions, seductions, and cross-cultural collisions, and you have reached the apex of social comedy. 322p.
  • No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

    By Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Our Price: $6.50 - $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684804484
    • Publisher: Touchstone
    • Published: October 1995
    A brilliant narrative of the interrelationship between the inner workings of the Roosevelt White House and the destiny of the United States. The sheer abundance of biographical anecdotes and the cumulative weight of telling detail sustain an atmosphere of immediacy. Notes, biblio., index. Illus., b&w photos. 759p.
  • When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present

    By Gail Collins

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316014045
    • Publisher: Back Bay Books
    • Published: October 2010
    With a new Preface by the author. This exuberantly praised book begins in 1960, when most American women had to get their husbands' permission to apply for a credit card. It ends in 2008 with Hillary Clinton's historic presidential campaign. This dynamic story is told with the down-to-earth, amusing and agenda-free tone for which New York Times columnist Gail Collins is known. Illus., b&w photos. 496p.
  • Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients

    By Ina Garten

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400054350
    • Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Publishers
    • Published: 2008
    Here Ina covers the essentials, from ten ways to boost the flavors of your ingredients to ten things not to serve at a party, as well as professional tips that make successful baking, cooking and entertaining a breeze. The recipes - crowd-pleasers like Lobster Corn Chowder, Tuscan Lemon Chicken, and Easy Sticky Buns - demonstrate Ina's talent for transforming fresh, easy-to-find ingredients into elegant meals you can make without stress. For newcomers, there's a thorough master class on the basics of Barefoot Contessa cooking plus a Q&A section with answers to the questions people ask her all the time. With invaluable cooking tips. Illus., color photos.
  • Emma

    By Jane Austen

    Our Price: $4.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781853260285
    • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
    • Published: August 1997
    (Wordsworth Classics). Marriage deferred by interior design produces this quest for signs of authentic love. 354p. Pap.
  • Northanger Abbey

    By Jane Austen

    Our Price: $4.95 - $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781853260438
    • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
    • Published: January 1998
    This clever satire of Gothic romance tells the story of a young girl, Catherine Morland, who leavers her sheltered rural hom to enter the busy, sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s. Austen observes with insight and humor the interaction between Catherine and the various characters who she meets there, and tracks her growing understanding of the world around her. The author's first full-length novel. 198p.
  • Persuasion

    By Jane Austen

    Our Price: $4.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781853260568
    • Published: January 1998
    Regency woman finds strength in her sisters. 240p. Pap.
  • Pride and Prejudice

    By Jane Austen

    Our Price: $4.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781853260001
    • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
    • Published: August 1997
    (Wordsworth Classics). A witty, perceptive look at manners and morals. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs. Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. Inthis she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband. 265p.