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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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DESERT QUEEN
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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The XX Factor
How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World
Written by Alison Wolf


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59040-4 (0-307-59040-2)

New York Times Book Review Editor's Pick

Long-listed for the George Orwell Prize


Noted British academic and journalist Alison Wolf offers a surprising and thoughtful study of the professional elite, and examines the causes—and limits—of women’s rise and the consequences of their difficult choices.


The gender gap is closing. Today, for the first time... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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