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Dating Jesus
A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl
Written by Susan Campbell


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1072-3 (0-8070-1072-3)

By the age of twelve, Susan Campbell had been flirting with Jesus for some time, and in her mind, Jesus had been flirting back. Why wouldn’t he? She went to his house three times a week, listened to his stories, loudly and lustily sang songs to him. She even professed her... Read more >

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A Wasp Among Eagles
A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II
Written by Ann Carl


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-870-0 (1-56098-870-3)

Before World War II most Americans did not believe that the average woman could fly professionally, but during the war more than a thousand women pilots proved them wrong. These were the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), who served as military flyers on the home front. In March 1944 one of... Read more >
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Discovery of the World
A Political Awakening in the Shadow of Mussolini
Written by Luciana Castellina


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-286-9 (1-78168-286-0)

Luciana Castellina is one of Italy’s most prominent left intellectuals and a cofounder of the newspaper il manifesto. In this coming-of age memoir, based on her diaries, she recounts her political awakening as a teenage girl in Fascist Italy—where she used to play tennis with Mussolini’s daughter—and the subsequent downfall of the regime. Discovery of the World is... Read more >
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The Memoirs of Catherine the Great

Written by Catherine the Great
Translated by Markus Cruse and Hilde Hoogenboom


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6987-0 (0-8129-6987-1)

Empress Catherine II brought Europe to Russia, and Russia to Europe, during her long and eventful reign (1762—96). She fostered the culture of the Enlightenment and greatly expanded the immense empire created by Czar Ivan the Terrible, shifting the balance of power in Europe eastward. Famous for her will to power... Read more >
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The Clitoral Truth
The Secret World at Your Fingertips
Written by Rebecca Chalker
Illustrated by Fish


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 5, 2002
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-473-1 (1-58322-473-4)

The clitoris has been dismissed, undervalued, unexplored, and misunderstood for hundreds of years, but the truth is out there, and internationally celebrated sex educator Rebecca Chalker has found it. In The Clitoral Truth, Chalker offers the only mainstream, in-depth exploration devoted solely to women’s genital anatomy and sexual response.

Women readers... Read more >
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Having It All?
Black Women and Success
Written by Veronica Chambers


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 13, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1239-6 (0-7679-1239-X)

In a single generation, black women have made extraordinary strides academically, professionally, and financially. They’ve entered the workplace at a far greater rate than white women; increased their enrollment in law schools and graduate programs by 120 percent; and many are now running top companies, or in some cases, the country.

With... Read more >
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Factory Girls
From Village to City in a Changing China
Written by Leslie T. Chang


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52018-8 (0-385-52018-2)

Winner of the 2009 Asian American Literary Award For Nonfiction, given by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop
Winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction
A New York Times Notable Book of 2008
One of the Washington Post’s best books of 2008
A Seattle Times best nonfiction book of 2008
One of the Christian... Read more >
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Live Through This
On Creativity and Self-Destruction
Edited by Sabrina Chapadjiev


Format: Trade Paperback, 250 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-827-2 (1-58322-827-6)

A visceral look at the bizarre entanglement of destructive and creative forces, Live Through This (a finalist for the 2008 Lambda Literary Awards) is a collection of original stories, essays, artwork, and photography. It explores the use of art to survive abuse, incest, madness and depression, and the often deep-seated impulse... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Hottentot Venus
A Novel
Written by Barbara Chase-Riboud


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3208-2 (1-4000-3208-3)

In this extraordinary novel based on a true story, Chase-Riboud recounts the tragic life of Sarah Baartman, a South African herdswoman exhibited as a “scientific curiosity” in the capitals of nineteenth-century Europe. She re-creates in vivid, shocking detail the racism and sexism at the heart of European imperialism. In an unforgettable... Read more >
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The Dinner Party
Restoring Women to History
Written by Judy Chicago
Contribution by Jane F. Gerhard
Foreword by Arnold L. Lehman


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-58093-389-6 (1-58093-389-0)

The official publication celebrating Judy Chicago’s feminist art masterpiece, The Dinner Party installation at the Brooklyn Museum, and an introduction to outstanding women in history.
 
Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party is a defining work of feminist and contemporary art that brought women’s history to light on the national stage when it was... Read more >
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Institutional Time
A Critique of Studio Art Education
Written by Judy Chicago


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-58093-366-7 (1-58093-366-1)

A revered teacher and the most influential feminist artist of our time, Judy Chicago provides an autobiographical look at higher education in art, a must-read for aspiring artists and educators in studio art programs.
 
How should women—and men—be prepared for a career in today’s art world? For more than a decade... Read more >
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Unconfessed

Written by Yvette Christianse


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: September 17, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-281-4 (1-59051-281-2)

Pen/Hemingway Award Finalist

Slavery as it existed in Africa has seldom been portrayed–and never with such texture, detail, and authentic emotion. Inspired by actual 19th-century court records, Unconfessed is a breathtaking literary tour de force. They called her Sila van den Kaap, slave woman of Jacobus Stephanus Van der Wat of Plettenberg... Read more >

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Tupperware
The Promise of Plastic in 1950's America
Written by Alison J. Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: February 17, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-920-2 (1-56098-920-3)

From Wonder Bowls to Ice-Tup molds to Party Susans, Tupperware has become an icon of suburban living. Tracing the fortunes of Earl Tupper’s polyethylene containers from early design to global distribution, Alison J. Clarke explains how Tupperware tapped into potent commercial and social forces, becoming a prevailing symbol of late twentieth-century... Read more >
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The Plantation Mistress

Written by Catherine Clinton


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 12, 1984
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-72253-5 (0-394-72253-1)

This pioneering study of the much-mythologized Southern belle offers the first serious look at the lives of white women and their harsh and restricted place in the slave society before the Civil War.  Drawing on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of hundreds of planter wives and daughters, Clinton sets before us in... Read more >
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Geisha
The Life, the Voices, the Art
Written by Jodi Cobb


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 27, 1998
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70180-1 (0-375-70180-X)

Here, brought vividly to life, is an icon of Japanese culture and custom—the geisha in her role as human work of art and perfect woman.

A hundred years ago geisha numbered eighty thousand; today there are a thousand at most. Happily, Jodi Cobb is able to show us—before they vanish—both the ceremonial... Read more >

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The Murder of Helen Jewett

Written by Patricia Cline Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 1999
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74075-9 (0-679-74075-9)

A 1998 New York Times Notable Book of the Year

In 1836, the murder of a young prostitute made headlines in New York City and around the country, inaugurating a sex-and-death sensationalism in news reporting that haunts us today. Patricia Cline Cohen goes behind these first lurid accounts to reconstruct the story... Read more >
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Queen
The Life and Music of Dinah Washington
Written by Nadine Cohodas


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 24, 2004
Price: $28.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-42148-8 (0-375-42148-3)

Queen is the landmark biography of the brief, intensely lived life and soulful music of the great Dinah Washington.

A gospel star at fifteen, she was discovered by jazz great Lionel Hampton at eighteen, and for the rest of her life was on the road, playing clubs, or singing in the studio—making... Read more >
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Paradise Beneath Her Feet
How Women Are Transforming the Middle East
Written by Isobel Coleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7855-1 (0-8129-7855-2)

“Outstanding . . . [Isobel Coleman] takes us into remote villages and urban bureaucracies to find the brave men and women working to create change in the Middle East.”—Los Angeles Times

In this timely and important book, Isobel Coleman shows how Muslim women and men across the Middle East are working within... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Paradise Beneath Her Feet
How Women Are Transforming the Middle East
Written by Isobel Coleman


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6695-7 (1-4000-6695-6)

Over the centuries and throughout the world, women have struggled for equality and basic rights. Their challenge in the Middle East has been intensified by the rise of a political Islam that too often condemns women’s empowerment as Western cultural imperialism or, worse, anti-Islamic. In Paradise Beneath Her Feet, Isobel Coleman... Read more >
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The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh
A Woman in World History
Written by Linda Colley


Format: Trade Paperback, 420 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72149-3 (0-385-72149-8)

In this remarkable reconstruction of an eighteenth-century woman's extraordinary and turbulent life, historian Linda Colley not only tells the story of Elizabeth Marsh, one of the most distinctive travelers of her time, but also opens a window onto a radically transforming world.

Marsh was conceived in Jamaica, lived in London, Gibraltar, and... Read more >
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Jesus, Jobs, and Justice
African American Women and Religion
Written by Bettye Collier-Thomas


Format: Hardcover, 736 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4420-7 (1-4000-4420-0)

Winner of the 2011 Darlene Clark Hine Award
Winner of the National Women's Political Caucus 2010 Exceptional Merit in Media Award



“The Negroes must have Jesus, Jobs, and Justice,” declared Nannie Helen Burroughs, a nationally known figure among black and white leaders and an architect of the Woman’s Convention of the National Baptist... Read more >
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True North
A Memoir
Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 15, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74461-0 (0-679-74461-4)

Conway continues the story that began in her acclaimed memoir The Road from Coorain. True North starts with her arrival in the United States from Australia in 1960 and carries us through her acceptance in 1975 of the presidency of Smith College. It is a memoir of intellectual discovery, as Conway... Read more >
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A Woman's Education

Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74462-7 (0-679-74462-2)

The beloved bestselling author of The Road from Coorain and True North continues her remarkable autobiography with an account of her decade as the first woman president of Smith College—a time when she was faced with the challenge of reinventing women’s education and with the demands of her own life.

Conway took... Read more >
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Venus to the Hoop
A Gold Medal Year in Women's Basketball
Written by Sara Corbett


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 15, 1998
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49352-9 (0-385-49352-5)

In the spring of 1995, twelve extraordinary basketball players were chosen to represent the United States in the year-long march to the 1996 Olympics. For Rebecca Lobo, Sheryl Swoopes, Lisa Leslie, and their teammates, winning the gold medal was only one of many goals. Around them swirled the dreams of the... Read more >
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Seafaring Women
Adventures of Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways, and Sailors' Wives
Written by David Cordingly


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75872-0 (0-375-75872-0)

For centuries, the sea has been regarded as a male domain, but in this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows that an astonishing number of women went to sea in the great age of sail. Some traveled as the wives or mistresses of captains; others were smuggled aboard by... Read more >
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