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6 Featured Titles

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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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Women's Oppression Today
The Marxist/Feminist Encounter
Written by Michele Barrett
Foreword by Kathi Weeks


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-013-1 (1-78168-013-2)

Women’s Oppression Today is now a classic text in the debate about Marxism and feminism and has been reprinted many times since its first publication in 1980. Acknowledging the book as a product of the specific political climate of the time it was written, Michèle Barrett in this revised edition surveys the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Empress Dowager Cixi
The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Written by Jung Chang


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45670-0 (0-307-45670-6)

A New York Times Notable Book

In 1852, at age sixteen, Cixi was chosen as one of Emperor Xianfeng’s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a coup against her son’s regents and placed herself as the true source of power—governing... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-8041-7155-7 (0-8041-7155-6)

This riveting biography brilliantly explores the short, intense, and passionate life of the country girl from Normandy, who at thirteen fled her brute of a father to go to Paris. Almost overnight she became one of the most admired courtesans of the 1840s—the inspiration for Alexandre Dumas fils’ The Lady of the Camellias and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Book of Ages
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94883-0 (0-307-94883-8)

National Book Award Finalist
Time Magazine #1 Nonfiction Book of 2013
The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Kirkus Best Books of 2013

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Magnificent Obesity
My Search for Wellness, Voice and Meaning in the Second Half of Life
Written by Martha Moravec


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-57826-505-3 (1-57826-505-3)

The voice of a generation, speaking on issues of mortality, body image, health and dreams deferred, Magnificent Obesity recounts one woman’s effort to look honestly and compassionately at her obesity through the lenses of anxiety, addiction, aging and agnosticism. Although things don’t always turn out the way she’d hoped or planned... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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