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Messengers of the Wind

Written by Jane Katz


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
On Sale: March 5, 1996
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-40285-1 (0-345-40285-5)

In Messengers of the Wind Native American women, old and young, from a variety of tribal groups, speak with eloquence and passion about their experiences on the land and in urban areas; about their work as artists, activists, and healers; as grandmothers, mothers, and daughters; as modern professional women with a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27079-5 (0-307-27079-3)

From the author of Nureyev, the definitive biography of the celebrated Russian dancer, now comes the astonishing and unknown story of Marie Duplessis, the courtesan who inspired Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel and play La dame aux camélias, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata, George Cukor’s film Camille, and Frederick Ashton’s ballet Marguerite... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Camera My Mother Gave Me

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: Trade Paperback, 162 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76343-7 (0-679-76343-0)

Susanna Kaysen, who wrote about her teenage depression in the bestseller Girl, Interrupted, now takes on another taboo: her vagina—which suddenly and inexplicably starts to hurt. And neither Kaysen’s cheery gynecologist, nor her internist, nor a laconic “vulvologist” has the cure. An alternative health nurse suggests direct application of tea, baking... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Flamboya Tree
Memories of a Mother's Wartime Courage
Written by Clara Kelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6685-5 (0-8129-6685-6)

The Flamboya Tree is a fascinating story that will leave the reader informed about a missing piece of the World War II experience, and in awe of one family’s survival.” —Elizabeth M. Norman, author of
We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese

Fifty... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Orange Is the New Black
My Year in a Women's Prison
Written by Piper Kerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52339-4 (0-385-52339-4)

Selected for Common Reading at Salem State University and the University of California - Santa Barbara


With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years ago. But that past has caught up... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Orange Is the New Black (Movie Tie-in Edition)
My Year in a Women's Prison
Written by Piper Kerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8618-1 (0-8129-8618-0)


Selected for Common Reading at Salem State University and the University of California - Santa Barbara


NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten... Read more >

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Invisible Eve

Written by Yousef Khanfar


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 978-0-8478-4110-3 (0-8478-4110-3)

A collection of powerful images and messages of women incarcerated, taken by award-winning photographer Yousef Khanfar, showing us humanity and hope behind the dark corridors. In Invisible Eve, award-winning photographer and writer Yousef Khanfar, in his lifelong search for the essence of humanity, goes behind prison walls, where women convicted of... Read more >

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The Female Thing
Dirt, envy, sex, vulnerability
Written by Laura Kipnis


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27577-6 (0-307-27577-9)

From the author of the acclaimed Against Love comes a pointed, audacious, and witty examination of the state of the female psyche in the post-post-feminist world of the twenty-first century.

Women remain caught between feminism and femininity, between self-affirmation and an endless quest for self-improvement, between playing an injured party and claiming... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Girl Boy Girl
How I Became JT Leroy
Written by Savannah Knoop


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-851-7 (1-58322-851-9)

The JT LeRoy scandal is a story of our times. In January 2006, the New York Times unmasked Savannah Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy. A media frenzy ensued as JT’s fans, mentors, and readers came to terms with the fact that the gay-male-ex-truck-stop-prostitute-turned literary-wunderkind was really... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Shutterbabe
Adventures in Love and War
Written by Deborah Copaken Kogan


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75868-3 (0-375-75868-2)

Fresh out of college and passionate about photography, Deborah Copaken Kogan moved to Paris in 1988 and began knocking on photo agency doors, begging to be given a photojournalism assignment. Within weeks she was on the back of a truck in Afghanistan, the only woman—and the only journalist—in a convoy of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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It's Always Personal
Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace
Written by Anne Kreamer


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7993-0 (0-8129-7993-1)

With women now the majority of the workforce and the lines between office and personal life blurring as never before, the dynamics of work have shifted profoundly. Written by journalist and former corporate executive Anne Kreamer, It's Always Personal combines the latest information on the intricacies of the human brain, candid... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Half the Sky
Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38709-7 (0-307-38709-7)

Winner of the Stowe Award for Excellence in Writing to Advance Social Justice

From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.

With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Reading Jackie
Her Autobiography in Books
Written by William Kuhn


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74465-4 (0-307-74465-5)

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis never wrote a memoir, but she told her life story and revealed herself in intimate ways through the nearly 100 books she brought into print as an editor at Viking and Doubleday during the last two decades of her life. Many Americans regarded Jackie as the paragon of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Mr. Jefferson's Women

Written by Jon Kukla


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7857-8 (1-4000-7857-1)

From the acclaimed author of A Wilderness So Immense comes a pioneering study of Thomas Jefferson’s relationships with women, both personal and political.

The author of the Declaration of Independence, who wrote the words “all men are created equal,” was surprisingly uncomfortable with woman. In eight chapters, Kukla examines the evidence... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Fire This Time
Young Activists and the New Feminism
Edited by Vivien Labaton and Dawn Lundy Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 18, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72102-8 (0-385-72102-1)

“I have been waiting twelve years for this book.” —Rebecca Walker

Feminism has long been associated with a few important issues like reproductive rights and equal pay for equal work. But for some time young feminists have found this too limited an agenda, and have been frustrated that their other activist concerns... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Mighty Long Way
My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School
Written by Carlotta Walls Lanier and Lisa Frazier Page
Foreword by Bill Clinton


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-51101-0 (0-345-51101-8)

Selected for Common Reading at :

Colorado Mountain College
Evergreen State College
Frank Phillips Community College
Hood College
University of Illinois at Springfield


"Carlotta Walls LaNier's A Mighty Long Way is a riveting account of nine brave high school students and their families in a quest for quality desegregated public education. What happened in Little Rock... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Bound for the Promised Land
Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero
Written by Kate Clifford Larson


Format: Trade Paperback, 440 pages
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
On Sale: December 28, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-45628-1 (0-345-45628-9)

Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history—a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. And yet in the nine decades since her death, next to nothing has been written about this extraordinary woman aside... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Typhoid Mary
Captive to the Public's Health
Written by Judith Walzer Leavitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 31, 1997
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2103-3 (0-8070-2103-2)

She was an Irish immigrant cook. Between 1900 and 1907, she infected twenty-two New Yorkers with typhoid fever through her puddings and cakes; one of them died. Tracked down through epidemiological detective work, she was finally apprehended as she hid behind a barricade of trashcans. To protect the public’s health, authorities... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95834-1 (0-307-95834-5)

National Book Award Finalist

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 passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35404-2 (0-385-35404-5)

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origins of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism

Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Black Women in White America
A Documentary History
Edited by Gerda Lerner


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 17, 1992
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74314-9 (0-679-74314-6)

Recipient of the 2002 Bruce Catton Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Historical Writing

In this "stunning collection of documents" (Washington Post Book World), African-American women speak of themselves, their lives, ambitions, and struggles from the colonial period to the present day. Theirs are stories of oppression and survival, of family and community... Read more >

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The Many Lives of Miss K
Toto Koopman - Model, Muse, Spy
Written by Jean-Noel Liaut
Translated by Denise Raab Jacobs


Format: Hardcover, 244 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli Ex Libris
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8478-4129-5 (0-8478-4129-4)

A life of glamour and tragedy, set against the watershed cultural and political movements of twentieth-century Europe. “Toto” Koopman (1908—1991) is a new addition to the set of iconoclastic women whose biographies intrigue and inspire modern-day readers. Like her contemporaries Lee Miller or Vita Sackville-West, Toto lived with an independent spirit... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes
A Memoir of Dublin in the 1950s
Written by Martha Long


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-414-5 (1-60980-414-7)

When Martha Long’s feckless mother hooks up with the Jackser (“that bandy aul bastard”), and starts having more babies, the abuse and poverty in the house grow more acute. Martha is regularly sent out to beg and more often steal, and her wiles (as a child of 7, 8) are often... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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