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I Await the Devil's Coming

Written by Mary MacLane
Introduction by Jessa Crispin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-194-2 (1-61219-194-0)

Mary MacLane’s I Await the Devil’s Coming is a shocking, brave and intellectually challenging diary of a 19-year-old girl living in Butte, Montana in 1902. Written in potent, raw prose that propelled the author to celebrity upon publication, the book has become almost completely forgotten.

In the early 20th century, MacLane’s name... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hildegard of Bingen
The Woman of Her Age
Written by Fiona Maddock


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: May 20, 2003
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49868-5 (0-385-49868-3)

Set against the rich backdrop of the crusades, the flowering of monasticism, and the first stirrings of the Renaissance, this vivid portrait of Hildegard's life—from her entry into a male monastery at the age of eight through her establishment of a thriving convent as a young woman to her admission to... Read more >

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Waist-High in the World
A Life Among the Nondisabled
Written by Nancy Mairs


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: December 22, 1997
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7087-1 (0-8070-7087-4)

In a blend of intimate memoir and passionate advocacy, Nancy Mairs takes on the subject woven through all her writing: disability and its effect on life, work, and spirit.

“Graceful yet gritty paradoxes drive this extraordinary book, which uses the author’s degenerative disease, multiple sclerosis, as a window into a very particular... Read more >

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In Glory's Shadow
The Citadel, Shannon Faulkner, and a Changing America
Written by Catherine S. Manegold


Format: Trade Paperback, 364 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2001
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76714-5 (0-679-76714-2)

In Glory's Shadow explores the history of The Citadel, an institution set on preserving tradition in the face of profound change. Established as protection against slave insurrections feared by the white minority of Charleston, South Carolina, a generation later The Citadel was a school of privilege for young white men. Through... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Woman in the Body
A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction
Written by Emily Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 1, 2001
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4645-6 (0-8070-4645-0)

A bold reappraisal of science and society, The Woman in the Body explores the different ways that women’s reproduction is seen in American culture. Contrasting the views of medical science with those of ordinary women from diverse social and economic backgrounds, anthropologist Emily Martin presents unique fieldwork on American culture and... Read more >

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Hidden Power
Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History
Written by Kati Marton


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 16, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72188-2 (0-385-72188-9)

An extraordinary work of history and original reporting that reveals the ways in which presidential marriages have affected the tone, character, and policies of twelve administrations, from Woodrow and Edith Wilson to George W. and Laura Bush.

Each of the marriages that Kati Marton examines in this hugely appealing book offers up... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-40877-8 (0-345-40877-2)

“[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.”—The Wall Street Journal

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Written by Robert K. Massie


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-45672-8 (0-679-45672-4)

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book (Top Ten Pick)
A 2011 New York Times Notable Book

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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I Shall Be Near to You
A Novel
Written by Erin Lindsay McCabe


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3772-0 (0-8041-3772-2)

In this debut historical novel, based on true events, newlyweds Jeremiah and Rosetta dream of one day acquiring their own farm.  As the Civil War rages around them, Jeremiah enlists hoping the payment he receives will secure their future.  After he departs, Rosetta is overcome by the feeling that her place... Read more >
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The Moon Pearl

Written by Ruthanne Lum McCunn


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 22, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8349-9 (0-8070-8349-6)

In the tradition of Thousand Pieces of Gold comes The Moon Pearl, the story of Rooster, Shadow, and Mei Ju, who become fast friends while members of a girls’ house, where young daughters are taught to become daughters-in-law. These girls, however, want neither to marry nor become nuns (the only options... Read more >

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Thousand Pieces of Gold

Written by Ruthanne Lum McCunn


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 25, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8381-9 (0-8070-8381-X)

Lalu Nathoy’s father called his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his “thousand pieces of gold,” yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a... Read more >

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At the Dark End of the Street
Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
Written by Danielle L. McGuire


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38924-4 (0-307-38924-3)

Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement.

The truth of who Rosa Parks was and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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At the Dark End of the Street
Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
Written by Danielle L. McGuire


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26906-5 (0-307-26906-X)

Winner of the Frederick Jackson Turner Award

In a supposedly solitary, spontaneous act, Rosa Parks sparked the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, which gave birth to the civil rights movement. Parks is often described as an unassuming woman whose fatigue caused her to defy the Jim Crow laws. The truth of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Princesses Behaving Badly
Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings
Written by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59474-644-4 (1-59474-644-3)

You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But the lives of real princesses couldn’t be more different. Sure, many were graceful and benevolent leaders–but just as many were ruthless in their quest... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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I, Rigoberta Menchu
An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Written by Rigoberta Menchu
Edited by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray
Translated by Ann Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-418-3 (1-84467-418-5)

Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Sweetest Thing
A Boxer's Memoir
Written by Mischa Merz


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-928-6 (1-58322-928-0)

Journalist and amateur boxer Mischa Merz fulfills a long-held ambition to travel across the United States and compete in a series of amateur boxing tournaments. On this wild and fascinating journey she meets her idols, including Lucia Rijker of Million Dollar Baby fame, and some other truly extraordinary characters. Merz discovers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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She Flies Without Wings
How Horses Touch a Woman's Soul
Written by Mary D. Midkiff


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33500-3 (0-385-33500-8)

Women have been riding horses into myth and fable for as long as they have sought physical and spiritual liberation. This is the first book to explore and exalt the magical kinship between women and horses.

Written by an internationally recognized horsewoman, examining all stages of woman’s life, She Flies Without... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bodies of Subversion
A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, Third Edition
Written by Margot Mifflin


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-57687-666-4 (1-57687-666-7)

Bodies of Subversion was the first history of women’s tattoo art when it was released in 1997, providing a fascinating excursion to a subculture that dates back to the nineteenth-century and including many never-before-seen photos of tattooed women from the last century. Newly revised and expanded, it remains the only book... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Bodies of Subversion
A Secret History of Women and Tattoo, Third Edition
Written by Margot Mifflin


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-57687-613-8 (1-57687-613-6)

Bodies of Subversion was the first history of women’s tattoo art when it was released in 1997, providing a fascinating excursion to a subculture that dates back to the nineteenth-century and including many never-before-seen photos of tattooed women from the last century. Newly revised and expanded, it remains the only book... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Hell Hath No Fury
True Stories of Women at War from Antiquity to Iraq
Written by Rosalind Miles and Robin Cross


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 26, 2008
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-34637-7 (0-307-34637-4)

HELL HATH NO FURY fills a significant gap in the way we look at women's contributions and role in war. These compelling biographical essays give an in-depth sense of the widely different ways in which women across all cultures have participated in war--from the front lines to the the medical tents... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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She Looks Just Like You
A Memoir of (Nonbiological Lesbian) Motherhood
Written by Amie Klempnauer Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0151-6 (0-8070-0151-1)

After ten years of talking about having children, two years of trying (and failing) to conceive, and one shot of donor sperm for her partner, Amie Miller was about to become a mother. Or something like that. Over the next nine months, as her partner became the biological mom-to-be, Miller became... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Healing Connection
How Women Form Relationships in Therapy and in Life
Written by Jean Baker Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 1, 1998
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2921-3 (0-8070-2921-1)

In The Healing Connection, Jean Baker Miller, M.D., author of the best-selling Toward a New Psychology of Women, and Irene Stiver, Ph.D., argue that relationships are the integral source of psychological health. In so doing they offer a new understanding of human development that points a way to change in all... Read more >

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Toward a New Psychology of Women

Written by Jean Baker Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 2, 1987
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2909-1 (0-8070-2909-2)

In the twenty years since its publication, this classic psychology text has become famous for its groundbreaking demonstration of how sexual stereotypes restrict men’s and women’s psychological development. Toward a New Psychology of Women revolutionized concepts of strength and weakness, dependency and autonomy, emotion, success, and power.

“Monumental in its innovative--possibly revolutionary--restructuring... Read more >
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Honeymoon in Tehran
Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran
Written by Azadeh Moaveni


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7790-5 (0-8129-7790-4)

Azadeh Moaveni, longtime Middle East correspondent for Time magazine, returns to Iran to cover the rise of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Living and working in Tehran, she finds a nation that openly yearns for freedom and contact with the West but whose economic grievances and nationalist spirit find an outlet in Ahmadinejad’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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And If I Perish
Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II
Written by Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3129-0 (1-4000-3129-X)

In World War II, 59,000 women voluntarily risked their lives for their country as U.S. Army nurses. When the war began, some of them had so little idea of what to expect that they packed party dresses; but the reality of service quickly caught up with them, whether they waded through... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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