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  • My New Gender Workbookby Kate Bornstein

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    "This updated edition of Bornstein's formative My Gender Workbook (1997) provides an invigorating introduction to contemporary theory around gender, sexuality, and power. The original is a classic of modern transgender theory and literature and, alongside Bornstein's other work, has influenced an entire generation of trans writers and artists. This... more...

  • America's Womenby Gail Collins

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 11.99

    From the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists having a grand old time protesting beauty pageants and bridal fairs, America's Women tells the story of how women shaped the nation and our vision of what it means to be female in America. Spanning wars, the pioneering days, the fight for suffrage, the Depression, the era... more...

  • Birth of the Chess Queenby Marilyn Yalom

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Everyone knows that the queen is the most dominant piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. It wasn't until chess became a popular pastime for European royals during the Middle Ages that the queen was born and was gradually empowered to become the king's fierce warrior and protector. Birth of... more...

  • The History of Mary Princeby Mary Prince; Sara Salih

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 14.38

    The History of Mary Prince (1831) was the first narrative of a black woman to be published in Britain. It describes Prince's sufferings as a slave in Bermuda, Turks Island and Antigua, and her eventual arrival in London with her brutal owner Mr Wood in 1828. Prince escaped from him and sought assistance from the Anti-Slavery Society, where she dictated... more...

  • Wildby Cheryl Strayed

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 7.28

    Selected to be read on Radio Four's Book of the Week. 'One of the best books I've read in the last five or ten years... Wild is angry, brave, sad, self-knowing, redemptive, raw, compelling, and brilliantly written, and I think it's destined to be loved by a lot of people, men and women, for a very long time.' --Nick Hornby At twenty-six, Cheryl... more...

  • I Am Not a Slutby Leora Tanenbaum

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 12.99

    The author of the groundbreaking work Slut! explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming in the age of sexting, tweeting, and ?liking.? She shows that the sexual double standard is more dangerous than ever before and offers wisdom and strategies for alleviating its destructive effects on young women?s lives. Young women are encouraged to express themselves... more...

  • The Woman Warriorby Maxine Hong Kingston

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity. more...

  • Revolutionary Mothersby Carol Berkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. In this groundbreaking history, Carol Berkin shows us how women played a vital role throughout the conflict. The women of the Revolution were most active at home, organizing boycotts of British goods, raising funds for the... more...

  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?by Jeanette Winterson

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.38

    In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit , was published. It was Jeanette's version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. It was a cover story, a painful past written over and repainted. It was a story of survival. This book is that story's the silent... more...

  • Thirty Something And Over Itby Kasey Edwards

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.23

    An irreverent and self-deprecating memoir by a successful and ambitious career woman who woke up one morning and realised she didn't want to go to work - not just that day, but ever again. Kasey Edwards had a glamorous, successful and highly coveted career, flying around the world consulting to blue-chip organisations and commanding a six-figure... more...