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Feminism
The Essential Historical Writings
Written by Miriam Schneir


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 28, 1994
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75381-0 (0-679-75381-8)

Here are the essential historical writings of feminism. Many of these works, long out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male-dominated literary tradition, are finally brought out of obscurity and into the light of contemporary analysis and criticism. Included are more than forty selections, covering 150... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Feminism in Our Time
The Essential Writings, World War II to the Present
Written by Miriam Schneir


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 28, 1994
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74508-2 (0-679-74508-4)

Collected for the first time in one volume are the writings that inspired and continue to shape contemporary feminism. The fifty selections in this volume include works by:

Susan Brownmiller
Kate Millett
Betty Friedan
Simone de Beauvoir
Germaine Greer
Adrienne Rich
The Redstockings
Catharine MacKinnon
Susan Faludi
Doris Lessing
Sylvia Plath
Pauli Murray...
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Emma's War

Written by Deborah Scroggins


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70377-5 (0-375-70377-2)

Tall, striking, and adventurous to a fault, young British relief worker Emma McCune came to Sudan determined to make a difference in a country decimated by the longest-running civil war in Africa. She became a near legend in the bullet-scarred, famine-ridden country, but her eventual marriage to a rebel warlord made... 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 >
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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 >
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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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Voices of the Women's Health Movement, Volume 1

Edited by Barbara Seaman and Laura Eldridge


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-444-2 (1-60980-444-9)

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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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: $16.00
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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Out of Time
The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
Written by Lynne Segal and Elaine Showalter


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-299-9 (1-78168-299-2)

As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Out of Time looks at many of the issues facing the aged–the war of the generations and baby-boomer bashing, the politics of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.


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January 27, 2015
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Straight Sex
The Politics of Pleasure
Written by Lynne Segal


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: January 27, 2015
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-756-7 (1-78168-756-0)

Is heterosexual sex inherently damaging to women? This is the central question of Straight Sex, Lynne Segal’s account of twenty-five years of feminist thinking on sexuality. Covering the thought of sixties-era sexual liberationists, writing on female sexuality from the lesbian community, and the more recent shift toward sexual conservatism, Straight Sex... Read more >
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Painted Shadow
The Life of Vivienne Eliot, First Wife of T. S. Eliot
Written by Carole Seymour-Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49993-4 (0-385-49993-0)

By the time Vivienne Eliot was committed to an asylum for what would be the final nine years of her life, she had been abandoned by her husband T.S. Eliot and shunned by literary London. Yet Vivienne was neither insane nor insignificant. She generously collaborated in her husband’s literary efforts, taking... Read more >
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Growing Up X

Written by Ilyasah Shabazz


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44496-7 (0-345-44496-5)

Growing Up X is a fascinating first-ever, close-up look at a family many have admired from afar. Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, presents an in-depth look at life in the Shabazz household after the assassination of her father. Ilyasha also explores the complex emotions that manifest... Read more >
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The Storyteller's Daughter
One Woman's Return to Her Lost Homeland
Written by Saira Shah


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3147-4 (1-4000-3147-8)

The vivid, often startling memoir of a young woman shaped by two dramatically disparate worlds. Saira Shah is the English-born daughter of an Afghan aristocrat, inspired by his dazzling stories to rediscover the now lost life their forebears presided over for nine hundred years within sight of the minarets and lush... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Opening My Heart
A Journey from Nurse to Patient and Back Again
Written by Tilda Shalof


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $18.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-7989-4 (0-7710-7989-3)

Tilda Shalof had been taking care of critically ill patients in an intensive care unit for more than twenty-five years, but taking care of herself had never been a priority. That is, until she could no longer ignore her extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, and crushing chest pains. When the results... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Queen Mother
The Official Biography
Written by William Shawcross


Format: Trade Paperback, 1168 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $22.50
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7834-9 (1-4000-7834-2)

The official and definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: consort of King George VI, mother of Queen Elizabeth II, grandmother of Prince Charles, and the most beloved British monarch of the twentieth century.
 
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon–the ninth of the Earl of Strathmore’s ten children–was born on August 4, 1900... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Failure Is Impossible
Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words
Written by Lynn Sherr


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 30, 1996
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-2718-4 (0-8129-2718-4)

Published on the occasion of 175th anniversary of Susan B. Anthony's birth and the 75th year since the 19th Constitutional Amendment gave women the right to vote, Failure is Impossible combines a series of biographical essays by Sherr with selections from Anthony's speeches, letters, and quotes. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Finding Fernanda
Two Mothers, One Child, and a Cross-Border Search for Truth
Written by Erin Siegal


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0185-1 (0-8070-0185-6)

The dramatic story of how an American housewife discovered that the Guatemalan child she was about to adopt had been stolen from her birth mother

Over the last decade, nearly 200,000 children have been adopted into the United States, 25,000 of whom came from Guatemala. Finding Fernanda, a dramatic true story paired... 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 >
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Before the Knife

Written by Carolyn Slaughter


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71346-0 (0-375-71346-8)

In this unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Carolyn Slaughter recalls her childhood in Africa and how the land itself released her from a rage that threatened to destroy her.

For Carolyn Slaughter, who grew up in Botswana in the 1950s, it was the Kalahari Desert that made life bearable. Her father was a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Daddy Shift
How Stay-at-Home Dads, Breadwinning Moms, and Shared Parenting Are Transforming the American Family
Written by Jeremy A. Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2121-7 (0-8070-2121-0)

“Jeremy Adam Smith is a most purposeful father, a periodic Stay-at-Home Dad who sees his role as not just a choice that’s best for his family but as a sign of a rapidly changing societal landscape. . . . His new book, The Daddy Shift, is a chronicle of a time... Read more >
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Elizabeth the Queen
The Life of a Modern Monarch
Written by Sally Bedell Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7979-4 (0-8129-7979-6)

From the moment of her ascension to the throne at age twenty-five, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled admiration and scrutiny. But through the fog of glamour and gossip, how well do we really know the world’s most famous monarch? Drawing on numerous interviews and never-before-revealed documents, acclaimed... Read more >

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That Takes Ovaries!
Bold Females and Their Brazen Acts
Edited by Rivka Solomon


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 23, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80659-3 (0-609-80659-9)

Having ovaries: unabashed, gutsy, feisty, playful, challenging, full of chutzpah, mettlesome, naughty, victorious, straight from the hip, full-flavored, outrageous, righteous, loving, inspiring, bold as brass, self-assured, self-confident, self-possessed, daring, heroic, wild, wanton, crazy, optimistic, unflappable, pushy, unstoppable, impressive, rebellious, kick-ass, carefree, having moxie, having heart, having no fear . . .

“That... Read more >
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Elizabeth I

Written by Anne Somerset


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72157-8 (0-385-72157-9)

Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine providence... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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