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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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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

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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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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

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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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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 970 NOT

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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

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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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SHE

Pipher, Mary Bray

10 holds on 8 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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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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

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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P MAC

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

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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Ste

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 747.082 MAD

Carty-Williams, Candice

Summary: "'[B]rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.'--Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You; Bridget Jones's Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place. Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scout Press 2019

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Stevens, Chevy.

Summary: After months of research, Sara locates her birth mother -- only to be met with horror and rejection. Then she discovers the devastating truth: Her mother was the only victim ever to escape a killer who has been hunting women every summer for decades. But Sara soon realizes the only thing worse than finding out about her father is him finding out about her.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2011

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC STE

Olsen, Rena

Summary: "In this powerful psychological suspense debut, when a woman's life is shattered, she is faced with a devastating question: What if everything she thought was normal and good and true. wasn't? Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2016

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OLS

D'Erasmo, Stacey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DER

Franzen, Jonathan

Summary: "A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom Young. Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother--her only family--is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FRA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRA

Byrd, Ayana D

Summary: A chronicle of black hair in America looks back at the styles, myths, and grooming techniques adopted by African Americans throughout their history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

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Franzen, Jonathan

Summary: "A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother-- her only family-- is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother has...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FRA