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Personal Politics
Personal Politics
Written by Sara Evans
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ISBN: 9780307773609
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Personal Politics
The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement & the New Left
Written by Sara Evans


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 15, 2010
Price: $10.99

The women most crucial to the feminist movement that emerged in the 1960's arrived at their commitment and consciousness in response to the unexpected and often shattering experience of having their work minimized, even disregarded, by the men they considered to be their colleagues and fellow crusaders in the civil rights... Read more >
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Spinning Straw into Gold
Spinning Straw into Gold
Written by Joan Gould
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ISBN: 9780307769848
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Spinning Straw into Gold
What Fairy Tales Reveal About the Transformations in a Woman's Life
Written by Joan Gould


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 24, 2010
Price: $12.99

What’s your favorite fairy tale? Whether it’s “Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Hansel and Gretel,” or another story, your answer reveals something significant about you, your experiences, and your soul. In this penetrating book, Joan Gould brings to the surface the hidden meanings in fairy tales and myths, and illuminates what... Read more >
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The Murder of Helen Jewett
The Murder of Helen Jewett
Written by Patricia Cline Cohen
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ISBN: 9780307773210
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The Murder of Helen Jewett

Written by Patricia Cline Cohen


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $13.99

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 of the mysterious victim, Helen Jewett.

From her beginnings... Read more >
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The First Sex
The First Sex
Written by Helen Fisher
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ISBN: 9780307766113
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The First Sex
The Natural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the World
Written by Helen Fisher


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $13.99

"Tomorrow belongs to women," notes celebrated anthropologist Helen Fisher. In her explosive new book, The First Sex, she illustrates this enticing assertion. Drawing on original research, Fisher reveals how women and their natural talents are changing the world, making them ideal leaders and successful shapers of business and society--today and on... Read more >
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The Secrets of Mariko
The Secrets of Mariko
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller
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ISBN: 9780307765888
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The Secrets of Mariko
A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family
Written by Elisabeth Bumiller


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $13.99

With Bumiller's intimate, beautifully written portrait of a middle-class Tokyo housewife, readers finally penetrate the mysteries of the Japanese people to see how they differ from us, and how they are alike.


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After Silence
After Silence
Written by Nancy Venable Raine
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ISBN: 9780307765031
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After Silence
Rape & My Journey Back
Written by Nancy Venable Raine


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 22, 2010
Price: $13.99

"Silence has the rusty taste of shame. The words shut up are the most terrible words I know. . . . The man who raped me spat these words out over and over during the hours of my attack--when I screamed, when I tried to talk him out of what he... Read more >
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The House of Secrets
The House of Secrets
Written by Varda Polak-Sahm
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ISBN: 9780807077467
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The House of Secrets
The Hidden World of the Mikveh
Written by Varda Polak-Sahm


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $20.00

For Orthodox Jews, immersion in a ritual bath—the mikveh—is the cornerstone of family life and is central to Jewish women’s practice of their faith. Yet women from across the Jewish spectrum frequent the mikveh, often for surprising personal reasons. Roused by her own immersion experience, for years Varda Polak-Sahm, a secular...

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Composing a Further Life
Composing a Further Life
Written by Mary Catherine Bateson
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ISBN: 9780307594228
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Composing a Further Life
The Age of Active Wisdom
Written by Mary Catherine Bateson


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $13.99

From the author of Composing a Life (first published in 1991 and still in print), an inspiring exploration of a new stage of the life cycle, “Adulthood II,” created by unprecedented levels of health, energy, time, and resources—of which we have barely begun to be fully conscious.

Mary Catherine Bateson sees aging... Read more >
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Iron Butterflies
Women Transforming Themselves and the World
Written by Birute Regine


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 9, 2010
Price: $11.99

A profound transition is taking place in our society, a revolution that is largely hidden, and led predominantly by women. A society once based on domination and power over others is beginning to crumble as an era of cooperation and community emerges, founded on the principle that power should only be... Read more >
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The Woman Warrior
The Woman Warrior
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston
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ISBN: 9780307759337
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The Woman Warrior
Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity. Read more >
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Pornland
How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
Written by Gail Dines


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 6, 2010
Price: $26.95

Professor Gail Dines has written about and researched the porn industry for over two decades. She attends industry conferences, interviews producers and performers, and speaks to hundreds of men and women each year about their experience with porn. Students and educators describe her work as “life changing.”
 
In Pornland—the culmination of... Read more >
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft, Introduction by Katha Pollitt
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ISBN: 9780307757814
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft
Introduction by Katha Pollitt


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 21, 2010
Price: $9.99

(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)

The first novel of Samuel Beckett's mordant and exhilarating midcentury trilogy introduces us to Molloy, who has been mysteriously incarcerated, and who subsequently escapes to go discover the whereabouts of his mother. In the latter part of this curious masterwork, a certain Jacques Moran is deputized by... Read more >
Pornland
Pornland
Written by Gail Dines
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ISBN: 9780807044520
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Pornland
How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
Written by Gail Dines


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $26.95

Professor Gail Dines has written about and researched the porn industry for over two decades. She attends industry conferences, interviews producers and performers, and speaks to hundreds of men and women each year about their experience with porn. Students and educators describe her work as "life changing."

In Pornland—the culmination of her... Read more >
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A Wasp Among Eagles
A Wasp Among Eagles
Written by Ann Carl
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ISBN: 9781560988700
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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
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $14.95

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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The Body Project
The Body Project
Written by Joan Jacobs Brumberg
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ISBN: 9780307755742
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The Body Project
An Intimate History of American Girls
Written by Joan Jacobs Brumberg


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2010
Price: $13.99

"Timely and sympathetic . . . a work of impassioned advocacy."         --People

A hundred years ago, women were lacing themselves into corsets and teaching their daughters to do the same. The ideal of the day, however, was inner beauty: a focus on good deeds and a pure heart. Today American women have... Read more >
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Bad Shoes & The Women Who Love Them
Bad Shoes & The Women Who Love Them
Written by Leora Tanenbaum, Illustrated by Vanessa Davis
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ISBN: 9781583229040
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Bad Shoes & The Women Who Love Them

Written by Leora Tanenbaum
Illustrated by Vanessa Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
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Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them is a lighthearted wake-up call to women to make informed decisions when buying and wearing fashionable shoes. Arming the reader with essential facts, citing medical literature as well as leading podiatric surgeons and orthopedists, Tanenbaum covers the history of high heels, Chinese foot... Read more >
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Half the Sky
Half the Sky
Written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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ISBN: 9780307387097
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Half the Sky
Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.95

#1 National Bestseller

From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.

With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa... Read more >
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Dropped Threads 2
Dropped Threads 2
Written by Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson
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ISBN: 9780307365880
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Dropped Threads 2
More of What We Aren't Told
Written by Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 28, 2010
Price: $11.99

The idea for Dropped Threads: What We Aren't Told came up between Carol Shields and longtime friend Marjorie Anderson over lunch. It appeared that after decades of feminism, the “women's network” still wasn't able to prevent women being caught off-guard by life. There remained subjects women just didn't talk about, or... Read more >
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Damned If She Does, Damned If She Doesn't
Damned If She Does, Damned If She Doesn't
Written by Lynn Cronin and Howard Fine
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ISBN: 9781616141745
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Damned If She Does, Damned If She Doesn't
Rethinking the Rules of the Game That Keep Women from Succeeding in Business
Written by Lynn Cronin and Howard Fine


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $19.00

Forty-five years after Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, women have yet to achieve parity with men in the workplace. Men continue to make more money than women, and women’s representation in the higher management ranks continues to lag behind men’s. This book asserts that certain respected rules of business actually work... Read more >
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft, Edited by Sheila Rowbotham
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ISBN: 9781844674466
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Written by Mary Wollstonecraft
Edited by Sheila Rowbotham


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $15.95

“It would be an endless task to trace the variety of meannesses, cares, and sorrows, into which women are plunged by the prevailing opinion that they were created rather to feel than reason, and that all the power they obtain, must be obtained by their charms and weakness.”—Mary Wollstonecraft

Composed in... Read more >
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Telling
Telling
Written by Marion Winik
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ISBN: 9780307755476
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Telling

Written by Marion Winik


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: May 12, 2010
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Combining the insight of Anna Quindlen and the comic storytelling of Garrison Keillor with her own singularly outrageous humor, Marion Winik has captivated thousands of listeners on NPR's All Things Considered. Now, in Telling, she takes us on a journey both personal and universal, a tour of the minefield of chance... Read more >
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The Feminist Promise
The Feminist Promise
Written by Christine Stansell
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ISBN: 9781588369161
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The Feminist Promise
1792 to the Present
Written by Christine Stansell


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $13.99

In this definitive volume, respected historian Christine Stansell tells the story of one of the great democratic movements of our times. She paints richly detailed portraits of well-known leaders—Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Betty Friedan—but others, too, appear in a new light, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Toni Morrison. Accounting for... Read more >
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Sapphires and Other Precious Jewels
Sapphires and Other Precious Jewels
Written by Terri McFaddin
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ISBN: 9780307552464
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Sapphires and Other Precious Jewels
Discover and Celebrate the Beauty of Women of African Descent
Written by Terri McFaddin


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2010
Price: $13.99

Women of African Ancestry Shine With the Beauty, Value, and Uniqueness of Precious Jewels.

If any race of women should recognize that their value is far above rubies, pearls, and sapphires, says author Terri McFaddin, it is those of African ancestry. Like precious gemstones formed within the earth, we have endured hard... Read more >
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Iron Butterflies
Iron Butterflies
Written by Birute Regine
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ISBN: 9781616141691
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Iron Butterflies
Women Transforming Themselves and the World
Written by Birute Regine


Format: Trade Paperback, 299 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $19.00

A profound transition is taking place in our society, a revolution that is largely hidden, and led predominantly by women. A society once based on domination and power over others is beginning to crumble as an era of cooperation and community emerges, founded on the principle that power should only be... Read more >
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Paradise Beneath Her Feet
Paradise Beneath Her Feet
Written by Isobel Coleman
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ISBN: 9781400066957
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Paradise Beneath Her Feet
How Women Are Transforming the Middle East
Written by Isobel Coleman


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $26.00

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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