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Defiant Brides
The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married
Written by Nancy Rubin Stuart

Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0117-2 (0-8070-0117-1)

The story of two Revolutionary—era teenagers who defy their Loyalist families to marry radical patriots, Henry Knox and Benedict Arnold, and are forever changed

When Peggy Shippen, the celebrated blonde belle of Philadelphia, married American military hero Benedict Arnold in 1779, she anticipated a life of fame and fortune, but financial... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Women and Competition
Written by Leora Tanenbaum

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 3, 2002
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-520-2 (1-58322-520-X)

Catfight: Women and Competition is Leora Tanenbaum’s dissection of the gender war waged among women. Tanenbaum meticulously analyzes the roots of destructive competitiveness among women, asserting that “catfights” thrive because, despite women’s many gains, American women are conditioned to regard each other as adversaries rather than allies. She investigates the arenas-from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation
Written by Leora Tanenbaum

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-888363-94-4 (1-888363-94-0)

Leora Tanenbaum’s Slut! is a groundbreaking account of the lives of young women who stand up to the destructive power of name-calling, written by one of the rising young talents of journalism today. Slut! seamlessly weaves together three narrative threads: powerful oral histories of girls and women who tell us their... Read more >

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You Were Always Mom's Favorite!
Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives
Written by Deborah Tannen

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-49697-3 (0-345-49697-3)

New York Times bestselling author Deborah Tannen is renowned for illuminating the way we communicate—and revolutionizing relationships in the process. What she did for women and men in You Just Don’t Understand, and mothers and daughters in You’re Wearing THAT?, she now does for sisters in a groundbreaking book that explores... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Written by Jeanne Theoharis

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5047-7 (0-8070-5047-4)

The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement.

Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who, with a single act, birthed the modern civil rights movement, Theoharis... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Last Night I Dreamed of Peace
The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram
Written by Dang Thuy Tram

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-34738-1 (0-307-34738-9)

“Remarkable. . . . A gift from a heroine who was killed at twenty-seven but whose voice has survived to remind us of the humanity and decency that endure amid—and despite—the horror and chaos of war.”
—Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine

Brutally honest and rich in detail, this posthumously published diary of... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Ten Circles Upon the Pond

Written by Virginia Tranel

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3121-4 (1-4000-3121-4)

In this wonderfully warm and humorous, loving and reflective book, Virginia Tranel looks at her life through the ten children she brought so joyously into this world.

In 1957, as a young Catholic-raised bride from Iowa, she headed into the rural West with her husband. Within the year she gave birth under... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Cold Song

Written by Linn Ullmann

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-667-6 (1-59051-667-2)

Siri Brodal, a chef and restaurant owner, is married to Jon Dreyer, a famous novelist plagued by writer’s block. Siri and Jon have two daughters, and together they spend their summers on the coast of Norway, in a mansion belonging to Jenny Brodal, Siri’s stylish and unforgiving mother.
Siri and Jon’s marriage... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cut Me Loose
Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood
Written by Leah Vincent

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: January 21, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53809-1 (0-385-53809-X)

In the vein of Prozac Nation and Girl, Interrupted, an electrifying memoir about a young woman's promiscuous and self-destructive spiral after being cast out of her ultra-Orthodox Jewish family

Leah Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, a fundamentalist sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. As the daughter of an influential rabbi, Leah and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bad Mother
A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace
Written by Ayelet Waldman

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3069-7 (0-7679-3069-X)

In our mothers’ day there were good mothers, indifferent mothers, and occasionally, great mothers. Today we have only Bad Mothers: If you work, you’re neglectful; if you stay home, you’re smothering. If you discipline, you’re buying them a spot on the shrink’s couch; if you let them run wild, they will... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Written by Janet Wallach

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9619-0 (1-4000-9619-7)

Turning away from the privileged world of the "eminent Victorians," Gertrude Bell (1868–1926) explored, mapped, and excavated the world of the Arabs. Recruited by British intelligence during World War I, she played a crucial role in obtaining the loyalty of Arab leaders, and her connections and information provided the brains to... Read more >

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Love Shrinks

Written by Sharyn Wolf

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-070-5 (1-61695-070-6)

For twenty years, Sharyn Wolf, a practicing psychotherapist and “relationship expert,” has helped revitalize the marriages of countless couples. But while she was being interviewed on Oprah and 48 Hours to talk about her nationally bestselling books that instructed millions on how to flirt, find mates, and “stay lovers for life,”... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Unfinished Revolution
Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights
Edited by Minky Worden
Introduction by Christiane Amanpour

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-387-2 (1-60980-387-6)

Ending abuses of women and girls could change the game for human rights worldwide. This book sets out how and why we should make women’s lives matter.

Writers from around the world tackle some of the toughest questions about improving the lives of women, and explain why we need fresh approaches in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Radical Sanity
Commonsense Advice for Uncommon Women
Written by Elizabeth Wurtzel

Format: Trade Paperback, 108 pages
Publisher: AtRandom
On Sale: February 20, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9160-4 (0-8129-9160-5)

Armed with advice for the modern woman, Elizabeth Wurtzel has found the secret of life, and it's within everyone's reach. It's about enjoying your mistakes. It's about being strong. It's about eating dessert. It's about having opinions. It's about adoring feminism. It's about embracing fanaticism. It's also about saying your prayers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Raising Our Athletic Daughters
How Sports Can Build Self-Esteem And Save Girls' Lives
Written by Jean Zimmerman

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Main Street Books
On Sale: October 19, 1999
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48960-7 (0-385-48960-9)

These first-hand accounts from small-town playing fields and inner-city gyms offer compelling evidence that participation in athletics helps girls build physical strength, academic excellence, and self-esteem, while reducing the likelihood of substance abuse, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, and dropping out of school. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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