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Petersen, Anne Helen

Summary: A popular BuzzFeed columnist examines the phenomenon of popular provocative womanhood to discuss the rise of such counterculture stars as Amy Schumer, Nicki Minaj, and Caitlyn Jenner, exploring why they are popular in spite of negative behaviors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 PET

Bennett, Brit

5 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2020

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Hooper, Kim

Summary: "Emily Morris got her happily-ever-after earlier than most. Married at a young age to a man she loves passionately, she is building the life she always wanted. But when her mother-in-law becomes chronically ill, enormous stress threatens her marriage. Emily watches helplessly as the devotion Drew once showed her is transferred to his ailing mother. When she's thrust into an enforced caretaker...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOO

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION HOO

Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson

Summary: "An overlooked pianist who finally receives fraught success after decades of disappointment. An elusive dancer whose fiancé is desperate to untangle her untimely death. A mysterious patient who is comatose after a violent accident. These are the three women who animate Olaf Olafsson's brilliantly rendered One Station Away. Magnus, a New York neurologist -- son to one, lover to another, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OLA

Chocano, Carina

Summary: "Who is "the girl"? Look to movies, TV shows, magazines, and ads and the message is both clear and not: she is a sexed-up sidekick, a princess waiting to be saved, a morally infallible angel with no opinions of her own. She's whatever the hero needs her to be in order to become himself. She's an abstraction, an ideal, a standard, a mercurial phantom. In You Play the Girl, Chocano blends...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 CHO

Summary: Ask a woman about her hair, and she just might tell you the story of her life. Ask a whole bunch of women about their hair, and you could get a history of the world. Surprising, insightful, frequently funny, and always forthright, the essays in Me, My Hair, and I are reflections and revelations about every aspect of women’s lives from family, race, religion, and motherhood to culture, health,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 644 ME

Febos, Melissa

4 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "When her body began to change at eleven years old, Febos understood immediately that her meaning to other people had changed with it. By her teens, she defined herself based on these perceptions and by the romantic relationships she threw herself into headlong. Over time, Febos increasingly questioned the stories she'd been told about herself and the habits and defenses she'd developed over...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2021

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1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Perceptively identifying a paradox at the very heart of feminism, editor Robin Romm has marshaled a stunning constellation of thinkers to examine their relationships with ambition with candor, intimacy and wit"--Jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 DOU

Woolf, Virginia

Summary: A poignant portrayal of the thoughts and events that comprise one day in a woman's life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1990

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WOO

Summary: "Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press Ltd. 2017

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Redux, Aisha

Summary: "A first-generation American from New York City, Aisha Redux uses her bold voice and unique point of view in this provocative collection. Weaving together contemporary Black urban culture, traditional African religion, and modern tenets of Islam, she shares her life experiences, astute observations, and evolving belief system. Through the lens of race, culture, gender, sexuality and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Street Noise Books 2020

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 921 RED

Hunt, Kenya

Summary: "From the Deputy Editor of Elle UK, a provocative and humorous collection of essays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother and a global citizen in today's ever-changing world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 HUN

Shepard, Karen

Summary: Karen Shepard's Kiss me someone is inhabited by women who walk the line between various states: adolescence and adulthood, stability and uncertainty, selfishness and compassion. They navigate the obstacles that come with mixed-race identity and instabilities in social class, and they use their liminal positions to leverage power. They employ rage and tenderness and logic and sex, but for all of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tin House Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHE

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Summary: "Acclaimed street syle photographer Ari Seth Cohen and director Lina Plioplyte dive into the personal lives of New York City's most fashionable seniors. In an industry obsessed with youth, these older women dispel conventional ideas about beauty and aging and prove that with age comes grace, confidence, and new, unimagined opportunities for fame and fortune."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ADV

Cote, Rachel Vorona

Summary: "Lacing cultural criticism, Victorian literature, and storytelling together, TOO MUCH explores how culture corsets women's bodies, souls, and sexualities-and how we might finally undo the strings"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 COT

Hatmaker, Jen

Summary: No more hiding or people-pleasing up in here, sisters. No more being sidelined in your own life. It is time for us to be brave, to claim our gifts and quirks and emotions. You are set free and set up and set on fire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson Inc. 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 248.8 HAT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 248.8 Hatmaker 2020

Myer, Caitlin

Summary: "A literary memoir of one woman's journey from wife to warrior, in the vein of breakout hits like Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle. At thirty-six years old, Caitlin Myer is ready to start a family with her husband. She has leftbehind the restrictive confines of her Mormon upbringing and early sexual trauma and believes she is now living her happily ever after . . ....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Pubilshing 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MYER, CAITLIN MYE

Pipher, Mary Bray

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: "Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.26 PIP

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.26 PIP

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.26 PIP

Siddons, Anne Rivers.

Summary: When her husband drops her for a younger woman, Molly Redwine of Atlanta--mother of two adult children and a woman accustomed to comfort--thinks it is the end of the world. But as she recuperates in Martha's Vineyard, Molly discovers other reasons for living--lots of people need her--and gradually she regains confidence and happiness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 1997

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SID

Taylor, Sara

Summary: "A stirring and ambitious debut that traces the history and future of a small group of islands off the coast of Virginia through the lives of generations of the women who live there" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hogarth 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAY

Machado, Carmen Maria

Summary: Contains short stories about the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2017

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P MAC

Stevens, Chevy.

Summary: Captured by a psychopath posing as an interested house buyer, realtor Annie spends a brutally traumatic year in captivity in a remote mountain cabin and recounts her experiences and dramatic escape to her therapist while agonizing over the ongoing police search for her captor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STE

Duerk, Judith.

Contents: v. 1. Woman's journey to herself -- v. 2. I sit listening to the wind : woman's encounter within herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Innisfree Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.333 Duerk vol 1

Madden, Chris Casson.

Summary: Presents the personal spaces of thirty-eight distinctive women, including Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, and Ali MacGraw.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarkson Potter 1997

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