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Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism

Written by Joan Acocella


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 15, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71295-1 (0-375-71295-X)

Joan Acocella’s acute and often very funny critique of the critics untangles Cather’s reputation from decades of politically motivated misreadings, and proposes her own view of Cather’s genius. Serving also as a concise and graceful summary of Cather’s life and work, Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism is a refreshing... Read more >

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Pitch Dark

Written by Renata Adler
Afterword by Muriel Spark


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-614-6 (1-59017-614-6)

“What’s new. What else. What next. What’s happened here.”

Kate Ennis is poised at a critical moment in an affair with a married man. The complications and contradictions pursue her from a house in rural Connecticut to a brownstone apartment in New York City, to a small island off the coast... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Others

Written by Seba Al-Herz


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-871-5 (1-58322-871-3)

A best-selling book when it appeared in Arabic, The Others is a literary tour de force, offering a window into one of the most repressive societies in the world. Seba al-Herz tells the story of a nameless teenager at a girls’ school in the heavily Shi’ite Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Spider Woman's Granddaughters
Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women
Written by Paula Gunn Allen


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 12, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90508-1 (0-449-90508-X)

Paula Gunn Allen has collected this powerful cast of traditional tales, biographical writings, and contemporary short stories, many by the most accomplished Native American women writing today, including:
Louise Erdrich
Leslie Marmon Silko
Vickie L. Sears
Mary TallMountain
Anna Lee Walters
LeAnne Howe
Linda Hogan
Misha Gallagher
And many others.

"Native American women rank high among modern writers... Now with this... Read more >

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Red Sunshine
A Story of Strength and Inspiration from a Doctor Who Survived Stage 3 Breast Cancer
Written by Kimberly Allison, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-57826-407-0 (1-57826-407-3)

Dr. Kimberly Allison diagnoses breast cancer for a living. But as a 33-year-old healthy new mother, she never expected to find herself looking at her own malignant cells under the microscope. Like many others diagnosed with cancer, Dr. Allison was starving for stories of other survivors. She wanted to hear someone’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Freedom
Stories Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Written by Amnesty International USA


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58883-8 (0-307-58883-1)

Sixty years ago, the United Nations took a moral stand against human rights crimes and adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a proclamation of thirty rights that belong to us all, starting memorably with Article 1: “All human beings are born free and equal.”

Now, an array of internationally acclaimed... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Even the Stars Look Lonesome

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 1, 1998
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37972-3 (0-553-37972-0)

Available in paperback, Maya Angelou's most recent book Even the Stars Look Lonesome is a continuation of her celebrated Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now. In this new book, Angelou shares more vital lessons gleaned from intimate personal experiences and reveals insights into a wide variety of subjects. She tells... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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I Shall Not Be Moved

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 1, 1991
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-35458-4 (0-553-35458-2)

The best selling author presents a new collection of poems. This volume of poetry captures the pain and triumph of being black and speaks out about history, heartbreak and love. Here are three volumes of classic Maya Angelou -- including her first poetry collection, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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In Clothes Called Fat

Written by Moyoco Anno


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-939130-43-3 (1-939130-43-3)

From the pen of Moyoco Anno comes a stunning tale of self-image and self-loathing. In Clothes Called Fat details the lives of young women earnestly revealing the struggles women may have with their bodies and sexuality.    

Noko appears to be living a great life, she's got a good job and a... Read more >

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Sakuran
Blossoms Wild
Written by Moyoco Anno


Format: Trade Paperback, 308 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: July 17, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-935654-45-2 (1-935654-45-4)

Kiyoha may wear the similar fancy kimono-dresses but she is not your everyday geisha. The hairstyle may be the same and she may have some of the finest clientele comparable to those of the most refined women in all of Kyoto, but she is not in the home of geisha and... Read more >

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The Handmaid's Tale

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Hardcover, 392 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 17, 2006
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26460-2 (0-307-26460-2)

A gripping vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid's Tale has become one of the most powerful and most widely read novels of our time.

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Handmaid's Tale
A Novel
Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 16, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49081-8 (0-385-49081-X)

Set in a frightening America of the near future where women--categorized in terms of whether or not they are able to bear children--function only in the strictly defined roles assigned to them by men. It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Life Before Man

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 13, 1998
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49110-5 (0-385-49110-7)

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Mansfield Park

Written by Jane Austen
Introduction by Carol Shields


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75781-5 (0-375-75781-3)

Through Fanny Price, the heroine of Mansfield Park, Jane Austen views the social mores of her day and contemplates human nature itself. A shy and sweet-tempered girl adopted by wealthy relations, Fanny is an outsider looking in on an unfamiliar, and often inhospitable, world. But Fanny eventually wins the affection of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

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Persuasion

Written by Jane Austen
Introduction by Amy Bloom


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75729-7 (0-375-75729-5)

Called a 'perfect novel' by Harold Bloom, Persuasion was written while Jane Austen was in failing health. She died soon after its completion, and it was published in an edition with Northanger Abbey in 1818.

In the novel, Anne Elliot, the heroine Austen called 'almost too good for me,' has let herself... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

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Sense and Sensibility

Written by Jane Austen
Introduction by David Gates


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 9, 2001
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75673-3 (0-375-75673-6)

Published in 1811, Sense and Sensibility has delighted generations of readers with its masterfully crafted portrait of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Forced to leave their home after their father's death, Elinor and Marianne must rely on making good marriages as their means of support. But unscrupulous cads, meddlesome matriarchs... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Center of the Universe
A Memoir
Written by Nancy Bachrach


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45541-3 (0-307-45541-6)

The story is so improbable, it can only be true: A brilliant woman with a long history of mental illness—who once proclaimed herself to be "the center of the universe"—is miraculously cured by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning aboard the family boat. Nancy Bachrach warns readers, “Don’t try this at home” in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cassandra at the Wedding

Written by Dorothy Baker
Afterword by Deborah Eisenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-601-6 (1-59017-601-4)

Cassandra Edwards is a graduate student at Berkeley: gay, brilliant, nerve-racked, miserable. At the beginning of this novel, she drives back to her family ranch in the foothills of the Sierras to attend the wedding of her identical twin, Judith, to a nice young doctor from Connecticut. Cassandra, however, is hell-bent... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What the Body Remembers
A Novel
Written by Shauna Singh Baldwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 16, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49605-6 (0-385-49605-2)

Out of the rich culture of India and the brutal drama of the 1947 Partition comes this lush and eloquent debut novel about two women married to the same man.

Roop is a young girl whose mother has died and whose father is deep in debt. So she is elated to learn... Read more >

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The Salt Eaters

Written by Toni Cade Bambara


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 30, 1992
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74076-6 (0-679-74076-7)

Set in Claybourne, a town somewhere in the South, The Salt Eaters is the story of a community of black people searching for the healing properties of salt, who witness an event that will change their lives forever. From the men who live off welfare-women to the mud mothers who carry... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hungry for the World
A Memoir
Written by Kim Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 20, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72044-1 (0-385-72044-0)

From the author of the critically acclaimed In the Wilderness, comes a riveting new narrative of self-discovery and personal triumph. Hungry for the World is the story of how an intelligent and passionate young woman, yearning for an understanding of the world beyond her insular family life, found her way.

On the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In the Wilderness
Coming of Age in Unknown Country
Written by Kim Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 17, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47821-2 (0-385-47821-6)

Poet Kim Barnes grew up in northern Idaho, in the isolated camps where her father worked as a logger and her mother made a modest but comfortable home for her husband and two children. Their lives were short on material wealth, but long on the riches of family and friendship, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now

Edited by Aliki Barnstone and Willis Barnstone


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 28, 1992
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0997-6 (0-8052-0997-2)

This is a monument to the literary genius of women throughout the ages. Here in one volume are the works of three hundred poets from six different countries and four millennia. This revised edition includes a newly expanded section of American poets from the colonial era to the present. Contributors include... Read more >

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The Second Sex

Written by Simone de Beauvoir
Translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier


Format: Hardcover, 832 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 13, 2010
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26556-2 (0-307-26556-0)

Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork weaves together history, philosophy, economics, biology, and a host of other disciplines to analyze the Western notion of “woman” and to postulate on the power of sexuality.

Sixty years after its initial publication, The Second Sex is still... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Second Sex

Written by Simone de Beauvoir
Translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27778-7 (0-307-27778-X)

Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness. This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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