Melanie Fried

Melanie Fried - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Book editor with 7+ years of experience at HarperCollins, St. Martin's Press, and Simon & Schuster. Adult fiction and nonfiction.

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Overview

I have 7+ years of experience as an acquisitions and developmental editor of bestselling and acclaimed, award-winning fiction and nonfiction at HarperCollins, St. Martin's Press, and Simon & Schuster. Over the course of my career, I have worked on nearly every type of book, from women's fiction, historical fiction, and mysteries to political memoirs, travel memoirs, and other narrative nonfiction.

I am available for developmental editing, line-editing, proofreading, editorial assessment, and query letter review. I take a structured, detail-oriented approach that considers not only enhanced storytelling methods but also market standards for those writers who intend to publish.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
History
Music
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Literature
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Editor

HarperCollins
January, 2017 – Present (over 2 years)

Select published and forthcoming titles include The Summer List and Summer Hours by Amy Mason Doan, Campaign Widows by Aimee Agresti, One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski, The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets by Molly Fader, Husband Material by Emily Belden, The Inbetween Days by Eva Woods, and The Grace Kelly Dress by Brenda Janowitz.

Associate Editor

St. Martin's Press
February, 2013 – January, 2017 (almost 4 years)

Select published and forthcoming titles include an untitled memoir by ‘60s icon Mountain Girl; Pablo Escobar: My Father by Juan Pablo Escobar; Been So Long: My Life and Music by Jorma Kaukonen; #1 international bestseller and Jewish Book Award Finalist The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi; and USA Today bestseller The Debt of Tamar by Nicole Dweck. Other authors I’ve worked with include bestselling writers William Shatner, Senator Bernie Sanders, Ann Romney, Michelle Gable, Bryn Greenwood, Viola Shipman, and Steve Hamilton.

Publishing Assistant

Simon & Schuster
July, 2012 – February, 2013 (7 months)

Freelance Proofreader

Simon & Schuster
January, 2012 – January, 2015 (about 3 years)

Editor (resumes, cover letters, college applications, essays, etc.)

Self-employed
January, 2012 – Present (over 7 years)

Edit and provide professional guidance on resumes, cover letters, college applications, academic essays, theses, and dissertations, e-mail correspondence, thank-you notes, special-event speeches, and more.

Copy Chief

The Michigan Daily (University of Michigan)
January, 2009 – December, 2010 (almost 2 years)

Supervised and trained a staff of 20 copy editors for independent, student-run newspaper with a daily circulation of 18,000+ copies and a staff of more than 150 students.

Portfolio (33 selected works)

The Summer List: A Novel

Amy Mason Doan

In the tradition of Judy Blume’s Summer Sisters, The Summer List is a tender yet tantalizing novel about two friends, the summer night they fell apart, and the scavenger hunt that reunites them decades later—until the clues expose a breathtaking secret...Named a Best Book of Summer 2018 by PopSugar, Coastal Living, Family Circle, and The Globe & MailLaura and Casey were once inseparable: as th... read more

In the tradition of Judy Blume’s Summer Sisters, The Summer List is a tender yet tantalizing novel about two friends, the summer night they fell apart, and the scavenger hunt that reunites them decades later—until the clues expose a breathtaking secret...Named a Best Book of Summer 2018 by PopSugar, Coastal Living, Family Circle, and The Globe & MailLaura and Casey were once inseparable: as th... read more

Summer Hours: A Novel

Amy Mason Doan

Commencement meets The Graduate in this sparkling novel about a secret affair, the summer it all unravels, and the reunion a decade later that will be one woman’s happy ending or her biggest mistake.Becc was the good girl. A dedicated student. Aspiring reporter. Always where she was supposed to be. Until a secret affair with the charming Cal one summer in college cost her everything she held d... read more

Commencement meets The Graduate in this sparkling novel about a secret affair, the summer it all unravels, and the reunion a decade later that will be one woman’s happy ending or her biggest mistake.Becc was the good girl. A dedicated student. Aspiring reporter. Always where she was supposed to be. Until a secret affair with the charming Cal one summer in college cost her everything she held d... read more

Campaign Widows

Aimee Agresti

It’s an election season gone wild in this “irresistible” (Cosmopolitan) and “whip-smart” (Us Weekly) novel about a delicious cast of characters who forge an unlikely friendship while their significant others are out on the campaign trail.Cady Davenport is living the American dream…At least she’s supposed to be. She’s in a new city, with a new job and even a new fiancé. But when her husband-to-... read more

It’s an election season gone wild in this “irresistible” (Cosmopolitan) and “whip-smart” (Us Weekly) novel about a delicious cast of characters who forge an unlikely friendship while their significant others are out on the campaign trail.Cady Davenport is living the American dream…At least she’s supposed to be. She’s in a new city, with a new job and even a new fiancé. But when her husband-to-... read more

One Night Gone

Tara Laskowski

One sultry summer in the 1980s, a teenage girl arrived in the wealthy vacation town of Opal Beach to start her life anew—to achieve her destiny. But before the summer was up, she vanished.Decades later, when Allison Simpson is offered the opportunity to house-sit in Opal Beach, it seems like the perfect chance to regroup and start fresh after a messy divorce. It’s the off-season, after all, wh... read more

One sultry summer in the 1980s, a teenage girl arrived in the wealthy vacation town of Opal Beach to start her life anew—to achieve her destiny. But before the summer was up, she vanished.Decades later, when Allison Simpson is offered the opportunity to house-sit in Opal Beach, it seems like the perfect chance to regroup and start fresh after a messy divorce. It’s the off-season, after all, wh... read more

Husband Material

Emily Belden

Sometimes love is unpredictable…Twenty-nine-year-old Charlotte Rosen has a secret: she’s a widow. Ever since the fateful day that leveled her world, Charlotte has worked hard to move forward. Great job at a hot social media analytics company? Check. Roommate with no knowledge of her past? Check. Adorable dog? Check. All the while, she’s faithfully data-crunched her way through life, calculatin... read more

Sometimes love is unpredictable…Twenty-nine-year-old Charlotte Rosen has a secret: she’s a widow. Ever since the fateful day that leveled her world, Charlotte has worked hard to move forward. Great job at a hot social media analytics company? Check. Roommate with no knowledge of her past? Check. Adorable dog? Check. All the while, she’s faithfully data-crunched her way through life, calculatin... read more

The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets: A Novel

Molly Fader

"The talented Molly Fader will keep you turning the pages right down to the oh-so-satisfying final twist."-Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling authorWhat drove their family apart just might bring them back together…It’s been seventeen years since the tragic summer the McAvoy sisters fell apart. Lindy, the wild one, left home, carved out a new life in the city and never looked back. Delia, ... read more

"The talented Molly Fader will keep you turning the pages right down to the oh-so-satisfying final twist."-Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling authorWhat drove their family apart just might bring them back together…It’s been seventeen years since the tragic summer the McAvoy sisters fell apart. Lindy, the wild one, left home, carved out a new life in the city and never looked back. Delia, ... read more

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem: A Novel

Sarit Yishai-Levi

Finalist for the Book Club category of the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards. The #1 International Best Seller, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is a dazzling novel of mothers and daughters, stories told and untold, and the ties that bind four generations of women.Gabriela's mother Luna is the most beautiful woman in all of Jerusalem, though her famed beauty and charm seem to be reserved for every... read more

Finalist for the Book Club category of the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards. The #1 International Best Seller, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is a dazzling novel of mothers and daughters, stories told and untold, and the ties that bind four generations of women.Gabriela's mother Luna is the most beautiful woman in all of Jerusalem, though her famed beauty and charm seem to be reserved for every... read more

The Inbetween Days

Eva Woods

From the author of Something Like Happy comes an uplifting and emotionally compelling novel about a woman in a coma fighting for a second chance at life, love and happiness.Rosie Cooke is “in between.” In between consciousness and oblivion. Life and death. And though some say that when you’re near death your entire life flashes before your eyes, Rosie can’t remember anything at all—not even ho... read more

From the author of Something Like Happy comes an uplifting and emotionally compelling novel about a woman in a coma fighting for a second chance at life, love and happiness.Rosie Cooke is “in between.” In between consciousness and oblivion. Life and death. And though some say that when you’re near death your entire life flashes before your eyes, Rosie can’t remember anything at all—not even ho... read more

Dying on the Vine: A Mystery (Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries Book 2)

Marla Cooper

When wedding planner Kelsey McKenna goes to the Wine Country Wedding Faire, the last thing she expects to do is take on new clients. After all, she’s just there to help out her friend Brody and maybe score some free cupcakes. But when a young couple in a pinch asks for her help, she just can't say no. There’s only one problem: they’d been working with Babs Norton, the self-proclaimed Queen of ... read more

When wedding planner Kelsey McKenna goes to the Wine Country Wedding Faire, the last thing she expects to do is take on new clients. After all, she’s just there to help out her friend Brody and maybe score some free cupcakes. But when a young couple in a pinch asks for her help, she just can't say no. There’s only one problem: they’d been working with Babs Norton, the self-proclaimed Queen of ... read more

Your Killin' Heart: A Mystery (Nashville Mystery)

Peggy O'Neal Peden

Contrary to popular belief, not everyone in Nashville is an aspiring country music star. Campbell Hall, for one, just wants to get her travel agency off the ground and move on from a break-up. But when she gets the opportunity to visit the mansion of mysterious country icon Jake Miller, she jumps at the chance. After all, who knows what clues are lurking around the long-dead star’s last home? ... read more

Contrary to popular belief, not everyone in Nashville is an aspiring country music star. Campbell Hall, for one, just wants to get her travel agency off the ground and move on from a break-up. But when she gets the opportunity to visit the mansion of mysterious country icon Jake Miller, she jumps at the chance. After all, who knows what clues are lurking around the long-dead star’s last home? ... read more

Ireland: A Luminous Beauty

Island light is magical. And none more so than Ireland's. Ireland's light floods the landscape, luring the senses with a restless presence. The water surrounding and carving through the island reflects back to us the ever-changing movement of the wind-blown clouds and light. Stop for a minute and the settings change: what was straight is bent, light is dark, still is in motion. It is as though... read more

Island light is magical. And none more so than Ireland's. Ireland's light floods the landscape, luring the senses with a restless presence. The water surrounding and carving through the island reflects back to us the ever-changing movement of the wind-blown clouds and light. Stop for a minute and the settings change: what was straight is bent, light is dark, still is in motion. It is as though... read more

Stars Over Clear Lake: A Novel

Loretta Ellsworth

Mesmerizing and romantic, Stars Over Clear Lake transports readers to the Surf Ballroom, where musical acts became legends in the 1940s and which holds the key to one woman’s deepest secret.Lorraine Kindred’s most cherished memories are of the Surf Ballroom, the place where youth lost themselves to the brassy sounds and magnetic energy of the big band swing, where boys spent their last nights ... read more

Mesmerizing and romantic, Stars Over Clear Lake transports readers to the Surf Ballroom, where musical acts became legends in the 1940s and which holds the key to one woman’s deepest secret.Lorraine Kindred’s most cherished memories are of the Surf Ballroom, the place where youth lost themselves to the brassy sounds and magnetic energy of the big band swing, where boys spent their last nights ... read more

Sleep in Peace Tonight: A Novel

James MacManus

It's January 1941, and the Blitz is devastating England. Food supplies are low, Tube stations in London have become bomb shelters, and U-boats have hampered any hope of easy victory. Though the United States maintains its isolationist position, Churchill knows that England is finished without the aid of its powerful ally.Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt's most trusted adviser, is sent to Lon... read more

It's January 1941, and the Blitz is devastating England. Food supplies are low, Tube stations in London have become bomb shelters, and U-boats have hampered any hope of easy victory. Though the United States maintains its isolationist position, Churchill knows that England is finished without the aid of its powerful ally.Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt's most trusted adviser, is sent to Lon... read more

It's All a Game: The History of Board Games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan

Tristan Donovan

"[A] timely book...It’s All a Game provides a wonderfully entertaining trip around the board, through 4,000 years of game history." ―The Wall Street JournalBoard games have been with us longer than even the written word. But what is it about this pastime that continues to captivate us well into the age of smartphones and instant gratification? In It’s All a Game, British journalist and renowne... read more

"[A] timely book...It’s All a Game provides a wonderfully entertaining trip around the board, through 4,000 years of game history." ―The Wall Street JournalBoard games have been with us longer than even the written word. But what is it about this pastime that continues to captivate us well into the age of smartphones and instant gratification? In It’s All a Game, British journalist and renowne... read more

Just Between Us: A Novel

Rebecca Drake

"Twisty and compelling [...] a terrific read." ― Associated Press"Compulsively readable... Just Between Us winds its roller-coaster plot around our tendency to see exactly what we are looking for―while our little lies take on dangerous lives of their own." ― O, The Oprah Magazine"A twisty, domestic thriller [...] tense, bombshell-laden, and action-packed." ― Publishers Weekly"Female friendship... read more

"Twisty and compelling [...] a terrific read." ― Associated Press"Compulsively readable... Just Between Us winds its roller-coaster plot around our tendency to see exactly what we are looking for―while our little lies take on dangerous lives of their own." ― O, The Oprah Magazine"A twisty, domestic thriller [...] tense, bombshell-laden, and action-packed." ― Publishers Weekly"Female friendship... read more

Hidden Tuscany: Discovering Art, Culture, and Memories in a Well-Known Region's Unknown Places

John Keahey

In Hidden Tuscany, acclaimed author John Keahey takes the reader into a part of Tuscany beyond the usual tourist destinations of Chianti, Florence, and Siena. The often overlooked western portion of Tuscany is rich with history, cuisine, and scenery begging to be explored, and Keahey encourages travelers to abandon itineraries and let the grooves in the road and the curves of the coast guide y... read more

In Hidden Tuscany, acclaimed author John Keahey takes the reader into a part of Tuscany beyond the usual tourist destinations of Chianti, Florence, and Siena. The often overlooked western portion of Tuscany is rich with history, cuisine, and scenery begging to be explored, and Keahey encourages travelers to abandon itineraries and let the grooves in the road and the curves of the coast guide y... read more

Pablo Escobar: My Father

Juan Pablo Escobar

THE POPULAR SERIES NARCOS CAPTURES ONLY HALF THE TRUTH. HERE, AT LAST, IS THE FULL STORY.THE INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER!Until now, we believed that everything had been said about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the most infamous drug kingpin of all time, but these versions have always been told from the outside, never from the intimacy of his own home.More than two decades after the full-fl... read more

THE POPULAR SERIES NARCOS CAPTURES ONLY HALF THE TRUTH. HERE, AT LAST, IS THE FULL STORY.THE INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER!Until now, we believed that everything had been said about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the most infamous drug kingpin of all time, but these versions have always been told from the outside, never from the intimacy of his own home.More than two decades after the full-fl... read more

Murder is for Keeps: A Penny Brannigan Mystery

Elizabeth J. Duncan

Murder is for Keeps, the latest book in an award-winning mystery series, celebrated for its small-town charm and picturesque Welsh setting, starring amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan.Local artist Penny Brannigan has been spending her summer painting Gwrych Castle and its surrounding landscapes. A privately owned, castellated Welsh country house, Gwrych has been sadly neglected for decades and is ... read more

Murder is for Keeps, the latest book in an award-winning mystery series, celebrated for its small-town charm and picturesque Welsh setting, starring amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan.Local artist Penny Brannigan has been spending her summer painting Gwrych Castle and its surrounding landscapes. A privately owned, castellated Welsh country house, Gwrych has been sadly neglected for decades and is ... read more

Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In

Bernie Sanders

The New York Times bestseller!When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a “fringe” campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an Independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Dem... read more

The New York Times bestseller!When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a “fringe” campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an Independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Dem... read more

Let it Burn: An Alex McKnight Novel

Steve Hamilton

Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, but a trip to Motown these days is a trip to a past he'd just as soon forget. The city will forever remind him of his partner's death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest.Then he gets a call from his old sergeant. A young man Alex helped put away—in the one big case that marked the high point of his career—will be... read more

Alex McKnight swore to serve and protect Detroit as a police officer, but a trip to Motown these days is a trip to a past he'd just as soon forget. The city will forever remind him of his partner's death and of the bullet still lodged in his own chest.Then he gets a call from his old sergeant. A young man Alex helped put away—in the one big case that marked the high point of his career—will be... read more

Southern as a Second Language: A Novel (Dixie Series)

Lisa Patton

Leelee Satterfield is back in a riotously funny and charmingly romantic adventure from Lisa Patton, author of the widely acclaimed Dixie seriesNot only do Southerners talk slowly, sometimes the whole language is hard to understand. No one realizes that more than Memphis belle Leelee Satterfield. Now that she's back home, and starting a new relationship with Peter, the Yankee chef from her New ... read more

Leelee Satterfield is back in a riotously funny and charmingly romantic adventure from Lisa Patton, author of the widely acclaimed Dixie seriesNot only do Southerners talk slowly, sometimes the whole language is hard to understand. No one realizes that more than Memphis belle Leelee Satterfield. Now that she's back home, and starting a new relationship with Peter, the Yankee chef from her New ... read more

Night Blindness: A Novel

Susan Strecker

A future as bright as the stars above the Connecticut shore lay before Jensen Reilly and her high school sweetheart, Ryder, until the terrible events of an October night left Jensen running from her family and her first love. Over the years that followed, Jensen buried her painful past, and now, married to a charismatic artist, she has created a new life far away from the unbearable secret of ... read more

A future as bright as the stars above the Connecticut shore lay before Jensen Reilly and her high school sweetheart, Ryder, until the terrible events of an October night left Jensen running from her family and her first love. Over the years that followed, Jensen buried her painful past, and now, married to a charismatic artist, she has created a new life far away from the unbearable secret of ... read more

I'll See You in Paris: A Novel

Michelle Gable

At once a great love story and literary mystery, I’ll See You in Paris will entertain and delight, with an unexpected ending that will leave readers satisfied and eager for Gable’s next novel.Three women, born generations apart.One mysterious book that threads their lives together.A journey of love, discovery, and truth…I’ll See You in Paris is based on the real life of Gladys Spencer-Churchil... read more

At once a great love story and literary mystery, I’ll See You in Paris will entertain and delight, with an unexpected ending that will leave readers satisfied and eager for Gable’s next novel.Three women, born generations apart.One mysterious book that threads their lives together.A journey of love, discovery, and truth…I’ll See You in Paris is based on the real life of Gladys Spencer-Churchil... read more

SkyMaul 2: Where America Buys His Stuff

Robert Baedeker, Dan Klein, John Reichmuth, James Reichmuth, Kasper Hauser Comedy Group

"A howlingly funny parody. … The copy for the fake products is pitch perfect. I wish the Camping Coma Pills were really for sale - I'd take them." ―BoingBoing.comThe towering sequel to a "comedy classic" (Austin Chronicle), SkyMaul 2 picks up where its "brilliantly funny" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) predecessor left off. Bursting with boatloads of fantastic stuff―from the Catbox Viewing Dome to ... read more

"A howlingly funny parody. … The copy for the fake products is pitch perfect. I wish the Camping Coma Pills were really for sale - I'd take them." ―BoingBoing.comThe towering sequel to a "comedy classic" (Austin Chronicle), SkyMaul 2 picks up where its "brilliantly funny" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) predecessor left off. Bursting with boatloads of fantastic stuff―from the Catbox Viewing Dome to ... read more

The Complete Collection of The Tragedy Series: Secret Lobster Claws and Other Misfortunes

Benjamin Dewey

Welcome and good tidings, ladies, gentlemen, and all manner of upstanding, sentient beasts.The book you hold in your hands (pinchers, tentacles, paws, etc.), is a guide to avoiding the more common pitfalls that appear after parting ways with lady luck. You need not be duped by a collection of rats in an elaborate costume, dressed as a handsome suitor, or experience the embarrassment so many ha... read more

Welcome and good tidings, ladies, gentlemen, and all manner of upstanding, sentient beasts.The book you hold in your hands (pinchers, tentacles, paws, etc.), is a guide to avoiding the more common pitfalls that appear after parting ways with lady luck. You need not be duped by a collection of rats in an elaborate costume, dressed as a handsome suitor, or experience the embarrassment so many ha... read more

Bad Country: A Novel

C. B. McKenzie

Winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Contemporary Novel, a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel, and a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, a debut mystery set in the Southwest starring a former rodeo cowboy turned private investigator, told in a transfixingly original style.Rodeo Grace Garnet lives with his old dog in a... read more

Winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Contemporary Novel, a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel, and a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, a debut mystery set in the Southwest starring a former rodeo cowboy turned private investigator, told in a transfixingly original style.Rodeo Grace Garnet lives with his old dog in a... read more

Wrecked: A Mystery (Josie Gray Mysteries Book 3)

Tricia Fields

Police Chief Josie Gray is living every cop's worst nightmare: a murder suspect who she knows personally. Even worse, it's her longtime boyfriend, Dillon Reese.Dillon's secretary has been murdered, and now Dillon's disappeared. Josie has no choice but to relinquish the investigation to a fellow officer, giving up control of a case that matters more than any other. As suspicions split the depar... read more

Police Chief Josie Gray is living every cop's worst nightmare: a murder suspect who she knows personally. Even worse, it's her longtime boyfriend, Dillon Reese.Dillon's secretary has been murdered, and now Dillon's disappeared. Josie has no choice but to relinquish the investigation to a fellow officer, giving up control of a case that matters more than any other. As suspicions split the depar... read more

Firebreak: A Mystery (Josie Gray Mysteries Book 4)

Tricia Fields

Texas is experiencing its worst season of wildfires in a decade, forcing police chief Josie Gray to evacuate the citizens of Artemis and the surrounding ranchlands. Not everyone makes it out alive, however.In the fire's wake, Josie discovers the body of someone who didn't leave in time, inside the partly burned home of a local country music singer. A syringe found near the body offers an answe... read more

Texas is experiencing its worst season of wildfires in a decade, forcing police chief Josie Gray to evacuate the citizens of Artemis and the surrounding ranchlands. Not everyone makes it out alive, however.In the fire's wake, Josie discovers the body of someone who didn't leave in time, inside the partly burned home of a local country music singer. A syringe found near the body offers an answe... read more

Midnight Crossing: A Mystery (Josie Gray Mysteries Book 5)

Tricia Fields

Police Chief Josie Gray wakes in the middle of the night, sure that she’s heard a car slowly passing by her remote homestead. When she goes outside to check, she discovers a woman, mute with shock and terror, hiding on her porch. And when she explores the field nearby, she comes across the body of another young woman, shot and killed.Located on the border of Texas and Mexico, the small town of... read more

Police Chief Josie Gray wakes in the middle of the night, sure that she’s heard a car slowly passing by her remote homestead. When she goes outside to check, she discovers a woman, mute with shock and terror, hiding on her porch. And when she explores the field nearby, she comes across the body of another young woman, shot and killed.Located on the border of Texas and Mexico, the small town of... read more

Been So Long: My Life and Music

Jorma Kaukonen

"A modern parable." —from the foreword by Grace Slick“Jorma Kaukonen is a force in American music, equally adept at fingerpicked acoustic folk and blues as he is at wailing on an electric.” – Acoustic Guitar“Jorma Kaukonen lit a fuse and transformed his electric guitar into a firework.” – Live For Live MusicIncludes a CD of live music as a companion to the book!From the man who made a name for... read more

"A modern parable." —from the foreword by Grace Slick“Jorma Kaukonen is a force in American music, equally adept at fingerpicked acoustic folk and blues as he is at wailing on an electric.” – Acoustic Guitar“Jorma Kaukonen lit a fuse and transformed his electric guitar into a firework.” – Live For Live MusicIncludes a CD of live music as a companion to the book!From the man who made a name for... read more

Midnight in Berlin: A Novel

James MacManus

Berlin in the spring of 1939. Hitler is preparing for war. Colonel Noel Macrae, a British diplomat, plans the ultimate sacrifice to stop him. The West’s appeasement policies have failed. There is only one alternative: assassination. The Gestapo, aware of Macrae’s hostility, seeks to compromise him in their infamous brothel. There Macrae meets and falls in love with Sara, a Jewish woman blackma... read more

Berlin in the spring of 1939. Hitler is preparing for war. Colonel Noel Macrae, a British diplomat, plans the ultimate sacrifice to stop him. The West’s appeasement policies have failed. There is only one alternative: assassination. The Gestapo, aware of Macrae’s hostility, seeks to compromise him in their infamous brothel. There Macrae meets and falls in love with Sara, a Jewish woman blackma... read more

The Debt of Tamar: A Novel

Nicole Dweck

A USA TODAY Best seller!Bestselling author Nicole Dweck brings to life one of history's greatest yet overlooked stories of love and resilience.In 2002, thirty-two-year-old Selim Osman, the last descendant of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, flees Istanbul for New York. In a twist of fate he meets Hannah, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and an artist striving to understand a father... read more

A USA TODAY Best seller!Bestselling author Nicole Dweck brings to life one of history's greatest yet overlooked stories of love and resilience.In 2002, thirty-two-year-old Selim Osman, the last descendant of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, flees Istanbul for New York. In a twist of fate he meets Hannah, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and an artist striving to understand a father... read more

Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison

Alvin Townley

“Unbroken meets Band of Brothers―and then some.” ―Congressman Pete SessionsDuring the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners-of-war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military intelligence and propaganda. Determined to maintain their Code of Conduct, the POWs developed a powerful und... read more

“Unbroken meets Band of Brothers―and then some.” ―Congressman Pete SessionsDuring the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners-of-war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military intelligence and propaganda. Determined to maintain their Code of Conduct, the POWs developed a powerful und... read more

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