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Photo courtesy of Skyhorse Publishing

Apprenticed to Venus: My Secret Life with Anais Nin by Tristine Rainer

Although her exploits with American writer Henry Miller, proclamations of sexual freedom, and unapologetic erotica made her a feminist icon, Anaïs Nin had her own secrets. In this cross between memoir and novel, author Tristine Rainer finds the famed French writer married to two men. Only 18 years old (and sexually inexperienced) at the time of their meeting in 1962, Rainer becomes Nin’s protégé, keeping her confidences and seeking her advice. This intimate look at one of the most provocative influences in letters—and the influence she exerted—is as enthralling as the controversy she courted. $25.99, SkyhorsePublishing.com