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Honeymoon in Tehran
Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran
Written by Azadeh Moaveni


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7790-5 (0-8129-7790-4)

Azadeh Moaveni, longtime Middle East correspondent for Time magazine, returns to Iran to cover the rise of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Living and working in Tehran, she finds a nation that openly yearns for freedom and contact with the West but whose economic grievances and nationalist spirit find an outlet in Ahmadinejad’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Unearthing Venus
My Search for the Woman Within
Written by Cate Montana


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-78028-597-9 (1-78028-597-3)

Cate Montana was a liberated woman. Beginning a career in broadcasting after college in 1973, within four years she broke into the elite male bastion of sports television as a freelance editor for NBC, ABC and CBS. By 1981, she was living the ultimate vision of the second-wave feminist: fabulous career... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Autobiography of a Blue-eyed Devil
My Life and Times in a Racist, Imperialist Society
Written by Inga Muscio


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-520-3 (1-60980-520-8)

In an updated second edition of her widely anticipated follow-up to the cult classic Cunt, controversial feminist author Inga Muscio asserts that the history we learn in school and that is perpetuated in all areas of life in the US, is, in fact, a marketing brand developed by powerful people to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Channeling Mark Twain
A Novel
Written by Carol Muske-Dukes


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 19, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6749-4 (0-8129-6749-6)

Fresh out of graduate school, Holly Mattox is a young, newly married, and spirited poet who moves to New York City from Minnesota in the early seventies. Hoping to share her passion for words and social justice, she decides to teach poetry at the Women’s House of Detention on Rikers Island... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Women of Vision
National Geographic Photographers on Assignment
Written by National Geographic
Afterword by Elizabeth Crist
Foreword by Ann Curry
Introduction by Chris Johns


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-1272-7 (1-4262-1272-0)

Women photographers have produced many of National Geographic’s most powerful photo-narratives of the past decade. These talented photojournalists are celebrated in this captivating photography book, covering places and subjects around the globe and sharing the same passion and commitment to storytelling that has come to define National Geographic magazine, with more... Read more >

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We Band of Angels
The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan
Written by Elizabeth Norman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8484-2 (0-8129-8484-6)

In the fall of 1941, the Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there. War was a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and dinners under the stars. On December 8 all that changed, as Japanese bombs began raining down on American bases... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Out of Order
Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8432-3 (0-8129-8432-3)

“I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the... Read more >

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Out of Order
Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9392-9 (0-8129-9392-6)

“I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the... Read more >

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The Bolter

Written by Frances Osborne


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47642-5 (0-307-47642-1)

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year

In an age of bolters—women who broke the rules and fled their marriages—Idina Sackville was the most celebrated of them all. Her relentless affairs, wild sex parties, and brazen flaunting of convention shocked high society and inspired countless writers and artists, from Nancy... Read more >
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Hunger Pains

Written by Mary Pipher, Ph.d.


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 21, 1997
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-41393-2 (0-345-41393-8)

In Hunger Pains Dr. Mary Pipher offers advice, counsel, and practical solutions for young women dealing with eating disorders and other problems. The rates of anorexia, bulimia, and depression for women are the highest they have ever been; signs show that the age of women susceptible to these problems is decreasing... Read more >

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Pretty Is What Changes
Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene, and How I Defied My Destiny
Written by Jessica Queller


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52041-6 (0-385-52041-7)

A timely, affecting memoir from the front lines of medical science: When genetics can predict how we may die, how then do we decide how to live?

Eleven months after her mother succumbs to cancer, Jessica Queller has herself tested for the BRCA “breast cancer” gene mutation. The results come back positive... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A World Apart
Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars
Written by Cristina Rathbone


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7109-5 (0-8129-7109-4)

The picture that emerges is both astounding and enraging. Women reveal the agonies of separation from family, and the prevalence of depression, and of sexual predation, and institutional malaise behind bars. But they also share their more personal hopes and concerns. There is horror in prison for sure, but Rathbone insists... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hedy's Folly
The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
Written by Richard Rhodes


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74295-7 (0-307-74295-4)

What do Hedy Lamarr, avant-garde composer George Antheil, and your cell phone have in common? The answer is spread-spectrum radio: a revolutionary invention based on the rapid switching of communications sig­nals among a spread of different frequencies. Without this technology, we would not have the digital comforts that we take for... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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No Higher Honor
A Memoir of My Years in Washington
Written by Condoleezza Rice


Format: Hardcover, 784 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58786-2 (0-307-58786-X)

From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. In her position as America’s chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes... Read more >

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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Written by Glynis Ridley


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-46353-1 (0-307-46353-2)

The year was 1765. Eminent botanist Philibert Commerson had just been appointed to a grand new expedition: the first French circumnavigation of the world. As the ships’ official naturalist, Commerson would seek out resources—medicines, spices, timber, food—that could give the French an edge in the ever-accelerating race for empire.

Jeanne Baret, Commerson’s... Read more >
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The Unsayable
The Hidden Language of Trauma
Written by Annie Rogers


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 31, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7166-8 (0-8129-7166-3)

In her twenty years as a clinical psychologist, Annie Rogers has learned to understand the silent language of girls who will not—who cannot—speak about devastating sexual trauma. Abuse too painful to put into words does have a language, though, a language of coded signs and symptoms that conventional therapy fails to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Happier at Home
Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life
Written by Gretchen Rubin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: December 31, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88679-8 (0-307-88679-4)

From the author of The Happiness Project comes a new book focusing on the home as the most important factor in personal happiness. The author argues that a home should calm and energize, while making inhabitants feel safe in order to take risks and fully engage in life. She also points... Read more >

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The Other Side of War
Women's Stories of Survival and Hope
Written by Zainab Salbi


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: September 19, 2006
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-7922-6211-4 (0-7922-6211-5)

With stunning images by award-winning photographers Susan Meiselas, Lekha Singh, and Sylvia Plachy, Salbi presents a riveting collection of letters and first-person narratives by amazing women who survived war's devastation and now must find the strength to rebuild families and communities. The Other Side of War explores six regions where Women... Read more >

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Shanghai Girls
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8053-0 (0-8129-8053-0)

HONOR BOOK, ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN LIBRARIANS ASSOCIATION (APALA)
LITERATURE AWARD - FICTION


In 1937, Shanghai is the Paris of Asia, a city of great wealth and glamour, the home of millionaires and beggars, gangsters and gamblers, patriots and revolutionaries, artists and warlords. Thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their father’s... Read more >

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 21, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6806-4 (0-8129-6806-9)

"A nuanced exploration of women's friendship and women's writing in a remote corner of Imperial China."
Kirkus Reviews

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a brilliantly realistic journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful. With the period detail and deep resonance of... Read more >

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 28, 2005
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6028-3 (1-4000-6028-1)

Lily is haunted by memories–of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness.

In nineteenth-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost... Read more >

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Written by Rebecca Skloot


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5218-9 (1-4000-5218-1)

Winner of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine’s Communication Award for Best Book
Winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction
Winner of the Wellcome Trust Book Prize

Named by more than 60 critics as one of the best books of 2010,
including:
Best Book of... Read more >

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Playing House
Notes of a Reluctant Mother
Written by Lauren Slater


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0173-8 (0-8070-0173-2)

Lauren Slater’s rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children, and three houses later, she came around to the challenges, trials, and unexpected rewards of playing house. Boldly honest, these biographical pieces reveal Slater at her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Valleys of the Assassins
and Other Persian Travels
Written by Freya Stark


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 24, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75753-2 (0-375-75753-8)

Hailed as a classic upon its first publication in 1934, The Valleys of the Assassins firmly established Freya Stark as one of her generation's most intrepid explorers. The book chronicles her travels into Luristan, the mountainous terrain nestled between Iraq and present-day Iran, often with only a single guide and on... Read more >

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Mommy Wars
Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families
Written by Leslie Morgan Steiner


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 27, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7448-5 (0-8129-7448-4)

With motherhood comes one of the toughest decisions of a woman’s life: Stay at home or pursue a career. The dilemma not only divides mothers into hostile, defensive camps but pits individual mothers against themselves. As an executive at THE WASHINGTON POST, a writer, and mother of three, author Leslie Morgan... Read more >
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