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  • Kingdom Womanby Tony Evans; Chrystal Evans Hurst

    Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2013; US$ 14.99

    A kingdom woman gives the devil as much reason to fear as a kingdom man. She lives confidently in the knowledge that Christ died and rose for her so that she can experience the significance of the destiny to which she has been called. In Kingdom Woman , Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, remind women of their calling from God to be... more...

  • Leftover Womenby Leta Hong Fincher

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Contrary to many claims made in the media, women in China have experienced a dramatic rollback of rights and gains relative to men. Leftover Women lays out the structural discrimination against women and speaks to broader problems with China’s economy, politics, and development. more...

  • The Seduction Narrative in Britain, 1747?1800by Katherine Binhammer

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    This book explores how stories of seduction were told in novels, memoirs, ballads, essays and miscellanies. more...

  • The Journal of Helene Berrby Helene Berr; David Bellos

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 21.00

    Not since The Diary of Anne Frank has there been such a book as this: The joyful but ultimately heartbreaking journal of a young Jewish woman in occupied Paris, now being published for the first time, 63 years after her death in a Nazi concentration camp. On April 7, 1942, Hélène Berr, a 21-year-old Jewish student of English literature at the Sorbonne,... more...

  • The Prisoner's Wifeby asha bandele

    Scribner 2010; US$ 13.95

    As a favor for a friend, a bright and talented young woman volunteered to read her poetry to a group of prisoners during a Black History Month program. It was an encounter that would alter her life forever, because it was there, in the prison, that she would meet Rashid, the man who was to become her friend, her confidant, her husband, her lover, her... more...

  • The Plantation Mistressby Catherine Clinton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    This pioneering study of the much-mythologized Southern belle offers the first serious look at the lives of white women and their harsh and restricted place in the slave society before the Civil War. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of hundreds of planter wives and daughters, Clinton sets before us in vivid detail the daily life of the... more...

  • Game, Set, Matchby Susan Ware

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    When Billie Jean King trounced Bobby Riggs in tennis's "Battle of the Sexes" in 1973, she placed sports squarely at the center of a national debate about gender equity. In this winning combination of biography and history, Susan Ware argues that King's challenge to sexism, the supportive climate of second-wave feminism, and the legislative clout of... more...

  • Ella Grassoby Jon E. Purmont

    Wesleyan University Press 2012; US$ 22.99

    Intimate portrait of Connecticut?s first female governor more...

  • Negras in Brazilby Kia Lilly Caldwell

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    In Negras in Brazil , Kia Lilly Caldwell examines the life experiences of Afro-Brazilian women whose stories have until now been largely untold. This pathbreaking study analyzes the links between race and gender and broader processes of social, economic, and political exclusion. Drawing on ethnographic research with social movement organizations... more...

  • The Dance of Intimacyby Harriet Lerner

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.88

    In The Dance of Intimacy, the bestselling author of The Dance of Anger outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed. Taking a careful look at those relationships where intimacy is most challenged--by distance, intensity, or pain--she teaches us about the specific changes we can make... more...