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Desert Flower: the Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad by Waris Dirie

This memoir explores the life of Waris Dirie, recognized by many for her work as a model, and by others for her advocacy for human rights and a battle against female genital mutilation. The reader follows her from her early … Continue reading

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American Ghost by Janis Owens

Jolie Hoyt is a small town girl in Hendrix, Florida and her father is the Pentecostal preacher. She becomes involved with Sam Lense, a Jewish anthropology student who is spending his summer in Hendrix supposedly researching local native tribes but really … Continue reading

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Dare Me by Megan Abbott

In Dare Me, Megan Abbot delivers a dark insider’s peek into high school cheerleading. But more than cheers and stunts, the real story is in the relationships developed, manipulated, and reconciled as the characters vie for control. For the most … Continue reading

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Wedding Cake for Breakfast: Essays on the Unforgettable First Year of Marriage edited by Kim Perel and Wendy Sherman

Don’t mind the title, this book is much better than leftover cake.  Editors Kim Perel and Wendy Sherman have stitched together a collection of personal essays from women who reveal the joys, dramas, peculiarities, and even tragedies faced during the … Continue reading

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The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

The Chaperone is Laura Moriarty’s fourth novel and her first historical fiction. As the title suggests, Moriarty created an unforgettable heroine in an ordinary and conservative chaperone, Cora Carlisle. Cora is a respectable and sensible mother and wife of a … Continue reading

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Miss Representation (DVD)

“As the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lay in her youth, beauty and sexuality—and not in her capacity as a leader, making it difficult … Continue reading

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Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins is one of the most frequently challenged young adult authors of the 21 century. She is known for not being afraid to tackle controversial issues and taking on topics such as drug addiction, sexual abuse or teen prostitution. … Continue reading

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The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

A story of love, class and the “American Way” in Gilded Age England, this is definitely several cuts above the traditional historical romance.   Aptly named Cora Cash is the richest debutante in America in 1893, and her mother will stop … Continue reading

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What Women Want: The Global Market Turns Female Friendly, by Paco Underhill

Paco Underhill writes about the importance of women’s growing power and influence in the global marketplace in his 2010 book What Women Want.  The message: Ignore them and you will be losing out on a very large market.  Underhill goes … Continue reading

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ROOM by Emma Donohue

How would you learn to use stairs if you lived every day of your first five years in an 11′ x11′ room? What it would it be like to see a bird flying, or know what a blade of grass … Continue reading

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