Mariga's Picks

Sex with Presidents: The Ins and Outs of Love and Lust in the White House Cover Image
Title is Backordered
ISBN: 9780063021914
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 14th, 2021

An interesting way to learn about American history through the escapades of different presidents. Informative, insightful, and very funny.

Jane Austen at Home: A Biography Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250799968
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 10th, 2021

Social history, historical personages, plus Jane's own letters and novels combine to give a very readable biography.

The Mad Women's Ball: A Novel Cover Image
By Victoria Mas, Frank Wynne (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781419757594
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Published: The Overlook Press - September 7th, 2021

Set at a time when women could be committed to an asylum for any reason by the men in their lives, the story takes place at a real mental hospital in 19th century Paris. Based on true events, the female inmates are paraded once a year at an annual ball for the delectation of Parisian high society. No one ever leaves the asylum, until there is one dramatic escape!

The Plot: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250790767
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Published: Celadon Books - May 11th, 2021

A down-on-his-luck author teaches at a third rate MFA program and steals one of his students' unexpectedly brilliant ideas. The plot! Stalking and murder ensue. A smart satire of MFA programs and the publishing industry.