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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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Rachel and Her Children
Homeless Families in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 15, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-34589-9 (0-307-34589-0)

Jonathan Kozol is one of America’s most forceful and eloquent observers of the intersection of race, poverty, and education. His books, from the National Book Award–winning Death at an Early Age to his most recent, the critically acclaimed Shame of the Nation, are touchstones of the national conscience. First published in... 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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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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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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The Blue Notebook
A Novel
Written by James A. Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52872-6 (0-385-52872-8)

An unforgettable, deeply affecting debut novel, The Blue Notebook tells the story of Batuk, a precocious fifteen-year-old girl from rural India who is sold into sexual slavery by her father. As she navigates the grim realities of Mumbai’s Common Street, Batuk manages to put pen to paper, recording her private thoughts... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Seasons of a Woman's Life

Written by Daniel J. Levinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 456 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 11, 1997
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-31174-0 (0-345-31174-4)

Based on interviews with a diverse group of forty-five women, The Seasons of a Woman's Life completes and substantiates Levinson's thesis which he first introduced nearly twenty years ago: that all human beings go right on developing throughout their lives in a pattern of amazing inevitability.

Firmly grounded in original scientific research... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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The Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg

Written by Rosa Luxemburg
Edited by Annelies Laschitza, Georg Adler and Peter Hudis
Translated by George Shriver


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-107-7 (1-78168-107-4)

The most comprehensive collection of letters by Rosa Luxemburg ever published in English, this book includes 190 letters written to leading figures in the European and international labor and socialist movements——Leo Jogiches, Karl Kautsky, Clara Zetkin and Karl Liebknecht——who were among her closest friends, lovers and colleagues. Much of this correspondence... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg

Written by Rosa Luxemburg
Edited by Annelies Laschitza, Georg Adler and Peter Hudis
Translated by George Shriver


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: February 28, 2011
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-453-4 (1-84467-453-3)

The most comprehensive collection of letters by Rosa Luxemburg ever published in English, this book includes 190 letters written to leading figures in the European and international labor and socialist movements——Leo Jogiches, Karl Kautsky, Clara Zetkin and Karl Liebknecht——who were among her closest friends, lovers and colleagues. Much of this correspondence... Read more >

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I Await the Devil's Coming

Written by Mary MacLane
Introduction by Jessa Crispin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-194-2 (1-61219-194-0)

Mary MacLane’s I Await the Devil’s Coming is a shocking, brave and intellectually challenging diary of a 19-year-old girl living in Butte, Montana in 1902. Written in potent, raw prose that propelled the author to celebrity upon publication, the book has become almost completely forgotten.

In the early 20th century, MacLane’s name... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Color Me Butterfly
A Novel Inspired by One Family's Journey from Tragedy to Triumph
Written by L. Y. Marlow


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71661-3 (0-307-71661-9)

Inspired by a true story, Color Me Butterfly follows four generations of mothers and daughters—haunted by a common specter of domestic abuse—as they discover the strength, hope, and courage to survive.

Eloise Bingham had never wanted to leave the comforts of her South Carolina home and family. But at the end of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Woman in the Body
A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction
Written by Emily Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 1, 2001
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4645-6 (0-8070-4645-0)

A bold reappraisal of science and society, The Woman in the Body explores the different ways that women’s reproduction is seen in American culture. Contrasting the views of medical science with those of ordinary women from diverse social and economic backgrounds, anthropologist Emily Martin presents unique fieldwork on American culture and... Read more >

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-40877-8 (0-345-40877-2)

“[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.”—The Wall Street Journal

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-45672-8 (0-679-45672-4)

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book (Top Ten Pick)
A 2011 New York Times Notable Book

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Princesses Behaving Badly
Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings
Written by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59474-644-4 (1-59474-644-3)

You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But the lives of real princesses couldn’t be more different. Sure, many were graceful and benevolent leaders–but just as many were ruthless in their quest... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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I, Rigoberta Menchu
An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Written by Rigoberta Menchu
Edited by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray
Translated by Ann Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-418-3 (1-84467-418-5)

Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Sweetest Thing
A Boxer's Memoir
Written by Mischa Merz


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-928-6 (1-58322-928-0)

Journalist and amateur boxer Mischa Merz fulfills a long-held ambition to travel across the United States and compete in a series of amateur boxing tournaments. On this wild and fascinating journey she meets her idols, including Lucia Rijker of Million Dollar Baby fame, and some other truly extraordinary characters. Merz discovers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bodies of Subversion
A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, Third Edition
Written by Margot Mifflin


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-57687-666-4 (1-57687-666-7)

Bodies of Subversion was the first history of women’s tattoo art when it was released in 1997, providing a fascinating excursion to a subculture that dates back to the nineteenth-century and including many never-before-seen photos of tattooed women from the last century. Newly revised and expanded, it remains the only book... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Bodies of Subversion
A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, Third Edition
Written by Margot Mifflin


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-57687-613-8 (1-57687-613-6)

Bodies of Subversion was the first history of women’s tattoo art when it was released in 1997, providing a fascinating excursion to a subculture that dates back to the nineteenth-century and including many never-before-seen photos of tattooed women from the last century. Newly revised and expanded, it remains the only book... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Hell Hath No Fury
True Stories of Women at War from Antiquity to Iraq
Written by Rosalind Miles and Robin Cross


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 26, 2008
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-34637-7 (0-307-34637-4)

HELL HATH NO FURY fills a significant gap in the way we look at women's contributions and role in war. These compelling biographical essays give an in-depth sense of the widely different ways in which women across all cultures have participated in war--from the front lines to the the medical tents... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Who Cooked the Last Supper?
The Women's History of the World
Written by Rosalind Miles


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80695-1 (0-609-80695-5)

Men dominate history because men write history. There have been many heroes, but no heroines. This is the book that overturns that "phallusy of history," giving voice to the true history of the world — which, always and forever, must include the contributions of millions of unsung women. Here is the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Healing Connection
How Women Form Relationships in Therapy and in Life
Written by Jean Baker Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 1, 1998
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2921-3 (0-8070-2921-1)

In The Healing Connection, Jean Baker Miller, M.D., author of the best-selling Toward a New Psychology of Women, and Irene Stiver, Ph.D., argue that relationships are the integral source of psychological health. In so doing they offer a new understanding of human development that points a way to change in all... Read more >
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