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Fanpire
The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love it
Written by Tanya Erzen


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0639-9 (0-8070-0639-4)

An author immerses herself in the frenzied fandom of Twilight, the young-adult vampire romance series that has captivated women of all ages.

Why have the Twilight saga’s representations of romance and relationships enchanted millions of fans and generated millions in revenue, selling everything from Barbie-type dolls to blockbuster films? Tanya Erzen–herself... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Fanpire
The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love it
Written by Tanya Erzen


Format: Hardcover, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0633-7 (0-8070-0633-5)

An author immerses herself in the frenzied fandom of Twilight, the young-adult vampire romance series that has captivated women of all ages.

Why have the Twilight saga’s representations of romance and relationships enchanted millions of fans and generated millions in revenue, selling everything from Barbie-type dolls to blockbuster films? Tanya Erzen–herself... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Plum Bun
A Novel without a Moral
Written by Jessi Redmon Fauset


Format: Trade Paperback, 408 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: December 15, 1999
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0919-2 (0-8070-0919-9)

Written in 1929 at the height of the Harlem Renaissance by one of the movement’s most important and prolific authors, Plum Bun is the story of Angela Murray, a young black girl who discovers she can pass for white. After the death of her parents, Angela moves to New York to... Read more >

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Written by Fannie Flagg


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 21, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91135-8 (0-449-91135-7)

Here is a folksy and funny, endearing and affecting, southern-fried tale about two very special friendships.

In a small town near Birmingham sits the Whistle Shop Cafe, a place alive with the hungry, the heartbroken, the righteous and the garrulous.  The cafe is owned by sweet, patient Ruth, and by Idgie, irresistibly big-hearted... Read more >

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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 >
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Before Women Had Wings

Written by Connie May Fowler


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 22, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91144-0 (0-449-91144-6)

"My name is Avocet Abigail Jackson. But because Mama couldn't find anyone who thought Avocet was a fine name for a child, she called me Bird. Which is okay by me. She named both her children after birds, her logic being that if we were named for something with wings then... Read more >

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Rosario Tijeras
A Novel
Written by Jorge Franco
Translated by Gregory Rabassa


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 5, 2005
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-678-0 (1-58322-678-8)

“Since they shot her at point-blank range while she was being kissed, she confused the pain of love with that of death.” Rosario Tijeras is the violent, violated character at the center of Jorge Franco’s study of contrasts, set in self-destructing 1980s Medellín. Her very name-evoking the rosary, and scissors-bespeaks her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The Diary of a Young Girl

Written by Anne Frank
Edited by Otto M. Frank and Mirjam Pressler
Translated by Susan Massotty


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 1, 1996
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48033-8 (0-385-48033-4)

Edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler, the Definitive Edition of Anne Frank's diary features 30% new material. It restores all of the entries omitted from previous publications-including Anne's observations about her emerging sexuality and her stormy relationship with her mother.

"The new edition reveals a new depth to Anne's dreams... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, hardcover, paperback and a paperback.

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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
An African Childhood
Written by Alexandra Fuller


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75899-7 (0-375-75899-2)

When the ship veered into the Cape of Good Hope, Mum caught the spicy, heady scent of Africa on the changing wind. She smelled the people: raw onions and salt, the smell of people who are not afraid to eat meat, and who smoke fish over open fires on the beach... 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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Miss Lulu Bett and Selected Stories

Written by Zona Gale


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 13, 2005
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9538-4 (1-4000-9538-7)

Lulu Bett lives in a small town with her sister Ina and Ina’s husband Dwight–a dentist who rules his household with self-righteous smugness. The unmarried Lulu has learned that she cannot question her role as chief cook, housekeeper, and gracious presence. But when Dwight’s sophisticated brother Ninian comes to visit, Lulu... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mean Little deaf Queer
A Memoir
Written by Terry Galloway


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7331-5 (0-8070-7331-8)

In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed “child freak,” she acted out... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Passionate Nomad
The Life of Freya Stark
Written by Jane Fletcher Geniesse


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 24, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75746-4 (0-375-75746-5)

Freya Stark—traveler, explorer, Arabist, and woman of letters—began the extraordinary adventures that would glamorize her—and would catapult her into public life for the next sixty years—in 1927. And with the publication of The Valley of the Assassins in 1934, her legend was launched.

Leaving behind a miserable family life, Freya set out... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Virtuous Woman

Written by Kaye Gibbons


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 5, 1997
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70306-5 (0-375-70306-3)

An Oprah's Book Club selection, this is the story of Blinking Jack Stokes and Ruby Pitt Woodrow--Jack, forty years old, Ruby, twenty--and their desperate half-loving, half-needing relationship. In A Virtuous Woman Gibbons transcends the early promise of her first novel, Ellen Foster by creating a multilayered and indelibly convincing portrait of... Read more >

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The Slippery Year
A Meditation on Happily Ever After
Written by Melanie Gideon


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45486-7 (0-307-45486-X)

Melanie Gideon’s hilarious memoir is a disarmingly honest take on marriage and motherhood by a woman who realized she was sleepwalking through life and decided she needed to do something about it.

The Slippery Year chronicles her struggle to rediscover meaning and pleasure in life while navigating the comical ups and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Birth of Pleasure

Written by Carol Gilligan


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75943-0 (0-679-75943-3)

Carol Gilligan, whose classic In a Different Voice revolutionized the study of human psychology, now offers a brilliant, provocative book about love. Why is love so often associated with tragedy, she asks. Why are our experiences of pleasure so often shadowed by loss? And can we change these patterns?

Gilligan observes children... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Writings

Written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Introduction by Alexander Black


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 28, 2000
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-78340-4 (0-679-78340-7)

"There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. Might as well speak of a female liver."--Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), a leading figure in the women's movement of the early twentieth century, is a pillar of the American feminist canon. This edition of her work... Read more >

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The Good Husband

Written by Gail Godwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 10, 1995
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-39645-7 (0-345-39645-6)

As a young woman, the precocious and eternally curious Magda Danvers took the academic world by storm. Then, to everyone's surprise, she married Francis Lake, a mild, midwestern seminarian, who devoted his life to taking care of his charismatic wife. Now, Magda's grave illness puts their marriage to the ultimate test.

"One... Read more >

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Mother and Two Daughters

Written by Gail Godwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 9, 1994
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-38923-7 (0-345-38923-9)

When beloved Southern gentleman and family man Leonard Strickland dies suddenly, his wife Nell and her two grown daughters are devastated. As each woman begins to view her life, her past, and the possibilities of the future with new eyes, each belatedly discovers that life and death are impossible to plan... Read more >

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And Do Remember Me

Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 19, 1994
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-38271-9 (0-345-38271-4)

Critically acclaimed novelist, Marita Golden, explores passion, politics, and sisterhood in this rich and poignant tale of the intimate friendship between two courageous African-American women, from 1963 freedom summer to today.

Two very different African-American women meet, each to discover in the other an elegant completion of herself. Jessie, running from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Ages of Lulu
A Novel
Written by Almudena Grandes
Translated by Sonia Soto


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 6, 2005
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-688-9 (1-58322-688-5)

At just fifteen years old, Lulu, a “round, hungry little girl,” finds that her erotic cravings are already powerfully established when she is seduced by a family friend, Pablo, twelve years her senior. This initial encounter incites the violent power play that drives an adult Lulu through a series of increasingly... Read more >
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The Angel Makers

Written by Jessica Gregson


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: December 26, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-179-5 (1-61695-179-6)

Is witchcraft or revenge to blame when men from a remote Hungarian village start dropping dead?

Teenage Sari’s smart, inquisitive nature would be enough to make her an outcast in her remote Hungarian village; add to that her knowledge of healing herbs, and she’s widely considered a witch.

When the men leave... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Angel Makers

Written by Jessica Gregson


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-979-7 (1-56947-979-8)

When the men of a remote Hungarian village go off to war in 1916, the women left behind realize their lives are much better without them. Suddenly, they are not being beaten; they have time for friendships; they even find romance with the injured Italian soldiers staying just outside of town... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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