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Rocket Girl
The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist
Written by George D. Morgan
Foreword by Ashley Stroupe, PHD


Format: Trade Paperback, 310 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-61614-739-6 (1-61614-739-3)

This is the extraordinary true story of America’ s first female rocket scientist. Told by her son, it describes Mary Sherman Morgan’s crucial contribution to launching America’s first satellite and the author’s labyrinthine journey to uncover his mother’s lost legacy--one buried deep under a lifetime of secrets political, technological, and personal. 

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

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Polite Lies
On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures
Written by Kyoko Mori


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 6, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-00428-9 (0-449-00428-7)

In this powerful and exquisitely crafted book, notable author Kyoko Mori delves into her dual heritage with a rare honesty that is both graceful and stirring. From her unhappy childhood in Japan, weighted by a troubled family and a constricting culture, to the American Midwest, where she found herself free to... Read more >

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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 >
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Rose
Love in Violent Times
Written by Inga Muscio


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-926-2 (1-58322-926-4)

With trademark precision and razor-sharp wit, Inga Muscio explores the impacts of passive violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward healthy and imaginative sex and love.

Rose breaks new ground in answering a fundamental question in most feminist and antiracist writing... 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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The Underground Girls of Kabul
In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
Written by Jenny Nordberg


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95249-3 (0-307-95249-5)

Forthcoming September, 2014.  To request a FREE advance reader's copy, email: rhacademic@randomhouse.com

“[A] searing exposé…Nordberg's subtle, sympathetic reportage makes this one of the most convincing portraits of Afghan culture in print.” –Publishers Weekly [starred]

“As affecting as the stories of these women are, Nordberg’s conclusion—that women’s rights are essential to ‘building peaceful civilizations’—is... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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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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Schoolgirls
Young Women, Self Esteem, and the Confidence Gap
Written by Peggy Orenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-42576-6 (0-385-42576-7)

SchoolGirls examines the lives of teenage girls and reveals that despite perceptions of progress toward equality between the sexes, fundamentally things have not really advanced much. Written in association with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the book is deeply rooted in a broad-based 1990 AAUW poll, which found that... Read more >
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Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps
How We're Different and What to Do About It
Written by Allan Pease and Barbara Pease


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 19, 2001
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0763-7 (0-7679-0763-9)

Drawing on current research in evolutionary psychology and biology, Barbara and Allan Pease put forth a compelling, controversial, and clever argument-that men and women are, indeed, born different and, as such, are different.

Supported by research cited in their book, they suggest that who we are and what we are capable... 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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One and the Same
My Life as an Identical Twin and What I've Learned About Everyone's Struggle to Be Singular
Written by Abigail Pogrebin


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27962-0 (0-307-27962-6)

Journalist Abigail Pogrebin is many things—wife, mother, New Yorker—but the one that has defined her most profoundly is “identical twin.” As children, she and her sister, Robin, were inseparable. But when Robin began to pull away as an adult, Abigail was left to wonder not only why, but also about the... 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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After Silence
Rape & My Journey Back
Written by Nancy Venable Raine


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 3, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80419-3 (0-609-80419-7)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Chosen as One of the Top 10 Women's Studies books in 1998 by Amazon.com

Beginning with her assault by a stranger in her home in 1985, Nancy Venable Raine probes the long-term psychological and physiological aftereffects of rape, its tangled sexual confusions, the treatment... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Woman of Science
An Extraordinary Journey of Love, Discovery, and the Sex Life of Mushrooms
Written by Cardy Raper
Foreword by Remeline Damasco, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-57826-442-1 (1-57826-442-1)

A Woman of Science catalogues a decades-long journey of inspirational hardship and success that serves as a model for what women can do in a field largely dominated by men.

Cardy Raper succeeded in becoming what she dreamed of as a young girl: a scientist. This beautifully written memoir details her struggles... 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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Barbara Jordan
American Hero
Written by Mary Beth Rogers


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 4, 2000
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38066-8 (0-553-38066-4)

This seminal biography chronicles the life of the first black woman elected to the Texas State Senate and the first black woman from the South in the United States Congress. One of the most influential women of the 20th century, Barbara Jordan held an unwavering faith in the American people and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Pursuit of Perfection
The Promise and Perils of Medical Enchancement
Written by Sheila Rothman and David Rothman


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75835-8 (0-679-75835-6)

What does it mean to live in a time when medical science can not only cure the human body but also reshape it? How should we as individuals and as a society respond to new drugs and genetic technologies? Sheila and David Rothman address these troubling questions with a singular blend... 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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Sexism and God Talk
Toward a Feminist Theology
Written by Rosemary R. Ruether


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 1993
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1205-5 (0-8070-1205-X)

“By the time Ruether finishes, systematic theology has undergone a radical critique from which it emerges transformed rather than simply modified or totally rejected. She has constructed a full-fledged feminist theology-the first within a Christian context.” -The New York Times Book Review
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If You Knew Me You Would Care

Edited by Zainab Salbi
Photographed by Rennio Maifredi


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-57687-619-0 (1-57687-619-5)

If You Knew Me You Would Care represents a journey taken to find women who have survived wars, violence, and poverty in order to collect their stories. The stories go beyond tears and victimhood and reveal joy, love, and forgiveness.

If You Knew Me You Would Care is a collaboration between... Read more >

A Woman Scorned

Written by Peggy Sanday


Format: eBook, 338 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 14, 2011
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-80209-5 (0-307-80209-4)

2011 Edition with a New Afterword by the author

The venerable and often misquoted phrase "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" continues to haunt American women who accuse men of sexual harassment and rape. In this bracing study of American sexual culture and the politics of acquaintance rape, anthropologist Peggy... Read more >

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Lean In
Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Written by Sheryl Sandberg


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 11, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-34994-9 (0-385-34994-7)

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg... Read more >

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Wildflower
An Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Death in Africa
Written by Mark Seal


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7909-1 (0-8129-7909-5)

Wildflower is a compelling work of narrative nonfiction in which the shocking death of a dedicated environmentalist becomes a broader story of a beautiful, breathtaking country in peril.

In January 2006, Joan Root, a sixty-nine-year-old naturalist, Oscar-nominated wildlife filmmaker, and staunch conservationist, was murdered by two masked men armed with an AK-47... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women
Exploding the Estrogen Myth
Written by Barbara Seaman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-862-3 (1-58322-862-4)

With the ardent tone of a close friend, Barbara Seaman draws on forty years of journalistic research to expose the “menopause industry” and shows how estrogen therapy often causes more problems–including breast cancer, heart attack, and stroke–than it cures. The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women tracks the well-intentioned discovery of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Voices of the Women's Health Movement, Volume 2

Edited by Barbara Seaman and Laura Eldridge


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-446-6 (1-60980-446-5)

From pioneering women’s health advocate Barbara Seaman, the most comprehensive collection of literature on women’s health and history to date

An essential collection of essays, interviews, and commentary by leading activists, writers, doctors, and sociologists on topics ranging across reproductive rights, sex and orgasm, activism, motherhood, and birth control. The more than... Read more >
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