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  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (a feminist literature classic)

    This carefully crafted ebook: "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (a feminist literature classic)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Mary Wollstonecraft (27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797) was an eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a ... Read more

    $0.99 USD


  • The Once and Future Sex: Going Medieval on Women's Roles in Society

    **Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by The MillionsA vibrant and illuminating exploration of medieval thinking on women’s beauty, sexuality, and behavior.**What makes for the ideal woman? How should she look, love, and be? In this vibrant, high-spirited history, medievalist Eleanor Janega turns to the Middle Ages, the era that bridged the ancient world and modern society, to unfurl its ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Care Work

    Dreaming Disability Justice

    In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award–winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.Care Work is a mapping of access as radical love, a ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Feminism

    A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates & Politics of the Movement

    Beneath the nonstop cacophony of voices across social media, online forums, and news outlets lie the stubborn facts at the heart of the everyday struggles of women today: more than a third of single moms live in poverty; the United States sees more maternal deaths than anywhere else in the developed world; one in five women will be raped in her lifetime; and women still make eighty cents for every ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Radium Girls

    The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

    by Kate Moore ...
    A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller!"The glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still." —NPR BooksDiscover the gripping and inspiring true story of The Radium Girls, a groundbreaking work by acclaimed author Kate Moore. Immerse yourself in this compelling narrative that unravels the extraordinary lives of these fearless women who fought against all ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • All About Love

    New Visions

    by bell hooks ...
    Series Book 1 - Love Song to the Nation
    A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy. All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Victory Girls, Khaki-Wackies, and Patriotutes

    The Regulation of Female Sexuality during World War II

    Victory Girls, Khaki-Wackies, and Patriotutes offers a counter-narrative to the story of Rosie the Riveter, the icon of female patriotism during World War II. With her fist defiantly raised and her shirtsleeves rolled up, Rosie was an asexual warrior on the homefront. But thousands of women supported the war effort not by working in heavy war industries, but by providing morale-boosting services ... Read more

    $21.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Flash Count Diary

    Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life

    “Many days I believe menopause is the new (if long overdue) frontier for the most compelling and necessary philosophy; Darcey Steinke is already there, blazing the way. This elegant, wise, fascinating, deeply moving book is an instant classic. I’m about to buy it for everyone I know.” —Maggie Nelson, author of The ArgonautsA brave, brilliant, and unprecedented examination of menopauseMenopause hit ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Living for the Revolution

    Black Feminist Organizations, 1968–1980

    The first in-depth analysis of the black feminist movement, Living for the Revolution fills in a crucial but overlooked chapter in African American, women’s, and social movement history. Through original oral history interviews with key activists and analysis of previously unexamined organizational records, Kimberly Springer traces the emergence, life, and decline of several black feminist ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Taylor Swift: The Whole Story

    The full story of Taylor Swift’s stratospheric rise to fame; all any dedicated Swifty needs to know about the pop superstar who’s taking over the worldA small-town girl with an incredible talent, and the strength to realise her dream, Taylor has grown into an award-winning, chart-topping artist and worldwide star, as well as a strong and stylish woman. But how did she get there? And what lies in ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Engendering Democracy in Brazil

    Women's Movements in Transition Politics

    Brazil has the tragic distinction of having endured the longest military-authoritarian regime in South America. Yet the country is distinctive for another reason: in the 1970s and 1980s it witnessed the emergence and development of perhaps the largest, most diverse, most radical, and most successful women's movement in contemporary Latin America. This book tells the compelling story of the rise of ... Read more

    $48.99 USD

  • The Search for Nefertiti

    The True Story of an Amazing Discovery

    Her power was rivaled only by her beauty. Her face has become one of the most recognizable images in the world. She was an independent woman and thinker centuries before her time. But who was Egypt's Queen Nefertiti?After years of intense research, Dr. Joann Fletcher has answered the questions countless researchers before her could not. While studying Egyptian royal wigs, she read a brief mention ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Nine Parts of Desire

    The Hidden World of Islamic Women

    INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - Pulitzer Prize winning author presents the stories of a wide range of Muslim women in the Middle East. As an Australian American and an experienced foreign correspondent, Brooks' thoughtful analysis attempts to understand the precarious status of women in the wake of Islamic fundamentalism."Frank, enraging, and captivating." - The New York TimesNine Parts of Desire is ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Domestic Contradictions

    Race and Gendered Citizenship from Reconstruction to Welfare Reform

    In Domestic Contradictions, Priya Kandaswamy analyzes how race, class, gender, and sexuality shaped welfare practices in the United States alongside the conflicting demands that this system imposed upon Black women. She turns to an often-neglected moment in welfare history, the advent of the Freedmen's Bureau during Reconstruction, and highlights important parallels with welfare reform in the late ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Closer to Freedom

    Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South

    Series series Gender and American Culture
    Recent scholarship on slavery has explored the lives of enslaved people beyond the watchful eye of their masters. Building on this work and the study of space, social relations, gender, and power in the Old South, Stephanie Camp examines the everyday containment and movement of enslaved men and, especially, enslaved women. In her investigation of the movement of bodies, objects, and information, ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • A False Report

    A True Story of Rape in America

    Now the Netflix Limited Series Unbelievable, starring Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, and Kaitlyn Dever • Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists tell the riveting true crime story of a teenager charged with lying about having been raped—and the detectives who followed a winding path to arrive at the truth.“Gripping . . . [with a] John Grisham–worthy twist.”—Emily Bazelon, New York Times Book Review ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Mother of All Dilemmas

    Dreams of Motherhood and the Internship That Changed Everything

    "You really should have kids." Hurtling toward 40-and still single and longing for children of her own-Kathleen doesn't need to be reminded that time is running out for her to turn her dreams for a family into reality. So she starts to consider a Plan B: becoming a single parent. But can she do it all on her own? And does she really want to? If only I could try it out, she thinks. For wouldn't an ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Fair Play

    A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live) (Reese's Book Club)

    by Eve Rodsky ...
    **A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK"A hands-on, real talk guide for navigating the hot-button issues that so many families struggle with."--Reese WitherspoonTired, stressed, and in need of more help from your partner? Imagine running your household (and life!) in a new way...**It started with the Sh*t I Do List. Tired of being the "shefault" parent responsible for all aspects of her busy household, Eve ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • I Feel Bad About My Neck

    by Nora Ephron ...
    #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A candid, hilarious look at women of a certain age and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.“Wickedly witty ... Crackling sharp ... Fireworks shoot out [of this collection].” —The Boston GlobeWith her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls

    Women's Country Music, 1930-1960

    Series series Music in American Life
    A PopMatters Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020From the 1930s to the 1960s, the booming popularity of country music threw a spotlight on a new generation of innovative women artists. These individuals blazed trails as singers, musicians, and performers even as the industry hemmed in their potential popularity with labels like woman hillbilly, singing cowgirl, and honky-tonk angel.Stephanie Vander Wel ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Leaving Mother Lake

    A Girlhood at the Edge of the World

    The haunting memoir of a girl growing up in the Moso country in the Himalayas -- a unique matrilineal society. But even in this land of women, familial tension is eternal. Namu is a strong-willed daughter, and conflicts between her and her rebellious mother lead her to break the taboo that holds the Moso world together -- she leaves her mother's house. ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Hatred and Forgiveness

    Translated by Jeanine Herman ...
    Series series European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
    Julia Kristeva refracts the impulse to hate (and our attempts to subvert, sublimate, and otherwise process it) through psychoanalysis and text, exploring worlds, women, religion, portraits, and the act of writing. Her inquiry spans themes, topics, and figures central to her writing, and her paths of discovery advance the theoretical innovations that are so characteristic of her thought.Kristeva ... Read more

    $27.99 USD

  • Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers

    Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power

    by Sady Doyle ...
    Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearThis “witty, engaging analysis” of female monsters in pop culture offers “provocative and incisive” commentary on society’s fear of female rage and power (Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her)Women have always been seen as monsters. Men from Aristotle to Freud have insisted that women are freakish creatures, capable of immense destruction.Maybe they are. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • No Stopping Us Now

    The Adventures of Older Women in American History

    by Gail Collins ...
    The beloved New York Times columnist "inspires women to embrace aging and look at it with a new sense of hope" in this lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America (Parade Magazine)."You're not getting older, you're getting better," or so promised the famous 1970's ad -- for women's hair dye. Americans have always had a complicated relationship with aging: embrace it, deny ... Read more

    $12.99 USD