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Necessary Dreams
Ambition in Women's Changing Lives
Written by Anna Fels


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75888-4 (0-679-75888-7)

In this groundbreaking book about how women perceive, are prepared for, and cope with ambition and achievement, psychiatrist Anna Fels examines ambition at the deepest psychological level. Cutting to the core of what ambition can provide—the essential elements of a fulfilling life—Fels describes why, for women but not for men, ambition... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In Search of Islamic Feminism

Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 10, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48858-7 (0-385-48858-0)

To most Americans, the very idea of “Islamic feminism” would seem a contradiction in terms. We are taught to think of Islam as a culture wherein social code and religious law alike force Muslim women to accept male authority unconditionally. In In Search of Islamic Feminism, Elizabeth Fernea—acclaimed scholar, author of... Read more >
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Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly
The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave
Written by Jennifer Fleischner


Format: Trade Paperback, 396 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0259-5 (0-7679-0259-9)

Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly is a vibrant social history set against the backdrop of the Antebellum south and the Civil War that recreates the lives and friendship of two exceptional women: First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her mulatto dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckly.

Historian Jennifer Fleischner allows us to glimpse the... Read more >
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Georgiana
Duchess of Devonshire
Written by Amanda Foreman


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 16, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75383-1 (0-375-75383-4)

The winner of Britain's prestigious Whitbread Prize and a bestseller there for months, this wonderfully readable biography offers a rich, rollicking picture of late-eighteenth-century British aristocracy and the intimate story of a woman who for a time was its undisputed leader.

Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Your Voice in My Head
A Memoir
Written by Emma Forrest


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-540-2 (1-59051-540-4)

Emma Forrest, a British journalist, was just twenty-two and living the fast life in New York City when she realized that her quirks had gone beyond eccentricity. In a cycle of loneliness, damaging relationships, and destructive behavior, she found herself in the chair of a slim, balding, and effortlessly optimistic psychiatrist–a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Your Voice in My Head
A Memoir
Written by Emma Forrest


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-446-7 (1-59051-446-7)

Emma Forrest, a British journalist, was just twenty-two and living the fast life in New York City when she realized that her quirks had gone beyond eccentricity. In a cycle of loneliness, damaging relationships, and destructive behavior, she found herself in the chair of a slim, balding, and effortlessly optimistic psychiatrist—a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Minding the Body

Written by Patricia Foster


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 20, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47167-1 (0-385-47167-X)

A mulitcultural anthology of fiction and non-fiction literary narratives which addresses the psychological and political aspects of a woman’s body in today’s culture. An important and much-needed book for women who seek to understand their bodies and find independent, imaginative ways to cope with aging, beauty expectations beauty expectations, and ethnic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dispatches from a Not-So-Perfect Life
Or How I Learned to Love the House, the Man, the Child
Written by Faulkner Fox


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 16, 2004
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4940-0 (1-4000-4940-7)

In Dispatches from a Not-So-Perfect Life, a provocative memoir of motherhood, Faulkner Fox explores the root causes of her unhappiness as a modern mother, as well as the often demoralizing societal and cultural forces with which American mothers must contend.

From the time of her first pregnancy, Fox found herself--and her body--scrutinized... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Marie Antoinette
The Journey
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48949-2 (0-385-48949-8)

France’s beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous “Let them eat cake,” was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Mary Queen of Scots

Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: September 1, 1993
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31129-8 (0-385-31129-X)

A biography of Mary Queen of Scots captures the essence of the impulsive and beautiful Scottish queen who lost a throne for love and whose power struggle with Elizabeth I of England ended with her beheading.
“Fraser brings...a vivid sense of the mores of the sixteenth century, [and] so lucid a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Beloved Emma
The Life of Emma, Lady Hamilton
Written by Flora Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7514-0 (1-4000-7514-9)

From her humble beginnings as the daughter of a countryside blacksmith, Emy Lyon went on to claim the undying love of naval hero Admiral Nelson, England’s most famous native son. She served as model and muse to eighteenth-century Europe’s most renowned artists, and consorted with kings and queens at the royal... Read more >

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Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire

Written by Flora Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27793-0 (0-307-27793-3)

From acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser, the brilliant life of Napoleon's favorite sister, with color photos, paintings, and illustrations.

Considered by many in Europe to be the most beautiful woman at the turn of the nineteenth century, Pauline Bonaparte Borghese shocked the continent with the boldness of her love affairs, her opulent... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Princesses
The Six Daughters of George III
Written by Flora Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9669-5 (1-4000-9669-3)

In this sumptuous group portrait of the six daughters of “Mad” King George III, acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser takes us into the heart of the British royal family during the tumultuous period of the American and French revolutions.

Drawing on their extraordinary private correspondence, Fraser gives voice to these handsome, accomplished, extremely... Read more >

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The Unruly Queen
The Life of Queen Caroline
Written by Flora Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45636-6 (0-307-45636-6)

When the Prince Regent (who would later become King George IV) separated privately from Princess Caroline in 1796, they had been together for less than a year. Their disastrous marriage, ridiculed by the satirists of the day, led to profound political consequences and the eventual trial of Queen Caroline for adultery... Read more >

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Ornament and Silence
Essays on Women's Lives From Edith Wharton to Germaine Greer
Written by Kennedy Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 268 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 28, 1998
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70112-2 (0-375-70112-5)

In these fourteen essays, Fraser focuses on women in love affairs, friendships, marriages, and families; the fairer sex is also shown in relation to one another and to the talented men who so often rendered them invisible. In Ornament and Silence we see Virginia Woolf, haunted and eventually destroyed by the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Essential Feminist Reader

Edited by Estelle Freedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 18, 2007
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7460-7 (0-8129-7460-3)

Including: Susan B. Anthony Simone de Beauvoir W.E.B. Du Bois Hélène Cixous Betty Friedan Charlotte Perkins Gilman Emma Goldman Guerrilla Girls Ding Ling • Audre Lorde John Stuart Mill Christine de Pizan Adrienne Rich Margaret Sanger Huda Shaarawi • Sojourner Truth Mary Wollstonecraft Virginia Woolf

The Essential Feminist Reader is the first... Read more >

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No Turning Back
The History of Feminism and the Future of Women
Written by Estelle Freedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 1, 2003
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-45053-1 (0-345-45053-1)

2002 Outstanding Academic Title in History, Geography, & Area Studies
CHOICE Magazine (American Library Association)

A Library Journal Best Books of 2002

Feminism — alive or dead? According to Estelle Freedman, Professor of History and a founder of the Program in Feminist Studies at Stanford University, feminism is not only clearly alive and well... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The War Against Women

Written by Marilyn French


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 2, 1993
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-38248-1 (0-345-38248-X)

In this analysis of the history of women's political, cultural, physical, and economic repression, French argues that women's suppression in society is an intrinsic part of our culture. From the prejudicial treatment of women in medicine, law, education, and business, to the hatred of women as expressed in advertising, the arts... Read more >

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My Mother/My Self
The Daughter's Search for Identity
Written by Nancy Friday


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: September 8, 1997
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-32015-3 (0-385-32015-9)

This landmark study written more than 20 years ago plays a major role in our understanding of the powerful influence the mother/daughter bond has on a woman's identity, her relationships with men, and her self-esteem. Through candid self-disclosure and hundreds of interviews, Nancy Friday investigates this feminine legacy and reveals the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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See Me Naked
Stories of Sexual Exile in American Christianity
Written by Amy Frykholm


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0468-5 (0-8070-0468-5)

Stories of sexual scandals in churches throughout the nation have been downright routine in recent years, suggesting to many Americans that a deeply rooted problem plagues American Christianity–and prompting some to abandon their congregations altogether. In See Me Naked, Amy Frykholm takes us beyond simple indictments of, or blind allegiance to... Read more >

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Reading the Women of the Bible
A New Interpretation of Their Stories
Written by Tikva Frymer-Kensky


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 6, 2004
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1182-5 (0-8052-1182-9)

In this fascinating and important study, Tikva Frymer-Kensky—biblical scholar, assyriologist, feminist—takes up two of the most significant intellectual and religious issues of our day: the experiences of women in a patriarchal society and the relevance of the Bible to modern life. She examines the stories of Sarah, Rebecca, and Rachel; of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Field Guide for Female Interrogators

Written by Coco Fusco


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-780-0 (1-58322-780-6)

The world was shocked by the images that emerged from Abu Ghraib, the US-controlled prison in Iraq. Lynndie England, the young female army officer shown smiling devilishly as she humiliated male prisoners, became first a scapegoat and then a victim who was “just following orders.” Ignored were the more elemental questions... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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"There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me

Written by Eva Gabrielsson
Contribution by Marie-Francoise Colombani
Translated by Linda Coverdale


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-410-7 (1-60980-410-4)

Eva Gabrielsson, long-time partner to Millennium Trilogy author, Stieg Larsson, tells of their thirty-year love story, of Stieg’s life-long struggle to expose Sweden’s right-wing extremists, of his struggle to keep the magazine he founded, Expo, alive, his difficult relationships with his family, and the joy and relief he discovered writing the... Read more >

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"There Are Things I Want You to Know" about Stieg Larsson and Me

Written by Eva Gabrielsson
Contribution by Marie-Francoise Colombani
Translated by Linda Coverdale


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-363-6 (1-60980-363-9)

Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson shared everything, starting when they were both eighteen until his untimely death thirty-two years later at the age of fifty. In “There Are Things I Want You to Know” about Stieg Larsson and Me, Eva Gabrielsson accepts the daunting challenge of telling the story of their... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Laughing in the Dark
From Colored Girl to Woman of Color--A Journey From Prison to Power
Written by Patrice Gaines


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 1, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48027-7 (0-385-48027-X)

An award-winning Washington Post reporter explores the twisted path she traveled to find her place as a confident black female in a world that values whiteness and maleness. Here is a rich and insightful story of a life lived on the edge by a woman formerly preoccupied with pleasing everyone but... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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