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  • Kinfolks

    Falling Off the Family Tree

    by Lisa Alther ...
    Most of us grow up knowing who we are and where we come from. Lisa Alther’s mother hailed from New York, her father from Virginia. One day a babysitter told Lisa about the Melungeons: six-fingered child-snatchers who hid in caves. Forgetting about these creepy kidnappers until she had a daughter of her own, Lisa learned they were actually an isolated group of dark-skinned people-often with extra ... Read more

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  • Kinflicks

    by Lisa Alther ...
    Bestselling author Lisa Alther’s classic coming-of-age novel set amidst the changing times of the 1960s American SouthGrowing up in Tennessee in a family of privilege, Ginny Babcock’s world is seemingly idyllic. Her father, the Major, runs the local plant—and, thus, the town—and her mother works on beloved home movies, or “kinflicks,” as her children call them, documenting the quintessential ... Read more

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  • Other Women

    by Lisa Alther ...
    Caroline is a giver—as an ER nurse, as devoted lover to her partner, Diane, as a divorced mother of two boys, and as the daughter of world-class do-gooders—but can she accept help from others and still be herself?When trauma cases in the ER leave Caroline emotionally paralyzed and her relationship with her partner, Diane, breaks down, she knows its time to take a look at her life and do something ... Read more

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  • Original Sins

    by Lisa Alther ...
    Five childhood friends with big plans face the changing realities of life in Tennessee in the 1960s in this novel from bestselling author Lisa AltherAs Sally and Emily Prince and Jed, Raymond, and Donny Tatro sit under their beloved Castle Tree in rural, segregated Tennessee, they dream big dreams. But the journey from these dreams to reality is a long one. As they move into their teens, each ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Swan Song

    An Odyssey

    by Lisa Alther ...
    A new novel, funny, wise, moving, true, as only Lisa Alther can write ("she had me laughing at 4 in the morning" --Doris Lessing), set on a cruise ship, about a woman, a doctor in charge of the ship's clinic, recovering from the loss of her longtime female lover, a much-admired writer, and coping with the high-wire madcappery of cruise ship life as she reckons with her past and feels her way into ... Read more

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  • Kinfolks: Falling Off the Family Tree: The Search for My Melungeon Ancestors

    by Lisa Alther ...
    Bestselling author Lisa Alther’s family memoir—now available as an ebookEvery family has secrets, and Lisa Alther seeks to get to the bottom of hers in a book that explains her ancestral relation to the obscure Melungeon people of AppalachiaAs a young girl in eastern Tennessee, Lisa Alther was warned by her babysitter about the six-fingered Melungeons who came for naughty children. Her imagination ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Blood Feud

    The Hatfields and the McCoys: The Epic Story of Murder and Vengeance

    by Lisa Alther ...
    America’s most notorious family feud began in 1865 with the murder of a Union McCoy soldier by a Confederate Hatfield relative of "Devil Anse" Hatfield. More than a decade later, Ranel McCoy accused a Hatfield cousin of stealing one of his hogs, triggering years of violence and retribution, including a Romeo-and-Juliet interlude that eventually led to the death of one of McCoy’s daughters. In a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Five Minutes in Heaven

    by Lisa Alther ...
    A wise and funny novel about the kind of love that extends beyond boundaries—within this world and into the nextRaised in the Tennessee hills in the 1950s by a widower father, Jude grows into a young woman who finds her soul mate in her new neighbor Molly. But when age and social convention intervene, she must find a new person to entrust with her heart. Venturing north to pursue all that ’60s New ... Read more

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  • About Women

    Conversations Between a Writer and a Painter

    A provocative and wide-ranging conversation between two distinctive women—one American and one French—on the dilemmas, rewards, and demands of womanhood.Lisa Alther and Françoise Gilot have been friends for more than twenty-five years. Although from different backgrounds (Gilot from cosmopolitan Paris, Alther from small-town Tennessee) and different generations, they found they have a great deal ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Life with Picasso

    Françoise Gilot’s candid memoir remains “one of the most illuminating [books] we’ve had on the mind and spirit of Picasso”—and gives fascinating insight into the intense and creative life shared by two modern artists (Los Angeles Times).Françoise Gilot was in her early twenties when she met the sixty-one-year-old Pablo Picasso in 1943. Brought up in a well-to-do upper-middle-class family, who had ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Novels of Lisa Alther

    Kinflicks, Original Sins, and Five Minutes in Heaven

    by Lisa Alther ...
    Three wise and witty novels of the sixties, sexuality, and the South by a New York Times–bestselling “strong, salty, original talent” (Doris Lessing).Kinflicks: “An ambitious, funny, lucid and unfailingly honest” coming-of-age novel set in the 1960s American South (The New Yorker). Tart-tongued Tennessean Ginny Babcock seems to live in an idyllic world—and her mother documents every moment for the ... Read more

    $18.99 USD $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    Life with Picasso

    Narrated by Mary Sarah ...


    15 hours 2 min

    Françoise Gilot was in her early twenties when she met the sixty-one-year-old Pablo Picasso in 1943. Brought up in a well-to-do upper-middle-class family, who had sent her to Cambridge and the Sorbonne and hoped that she would go into law, the young woman defied their wishes and set her sights on being an artist. Her introduction to Picasso led to a friendship, a love affair, and a relationship of ... Read more

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