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"Beautiful Soon Enough"
Sep.02.2009
Margo Berdeshevsky's Beautiful Soon Enough is a collection of hypnotic stories that capture the lives--worldly, sexual, obsessive--of twenty-three arresting women. These are snapshots and collages: stories of women on the outside, looking in; of women content to end their affairs; of young women...
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Jul.07.2009
In our appearance-obsessed society, eating is about much more than hunger and sustenance. Food inspires pleasure and anxiety, shame and obsession. We are constantly judged on how we look, so we’ve come to judge ourselves (and others) on what and how we eat. These evocative essays, from some of the...
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Jul.07.2009
The bad news: there probably isn’t a thin person inside you waiting to get out. But there just might be a happy, confident, awesome fat person in there – and this book will help you find her. Bloggers Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby have lost count of how many diets they’ve been on. Between them,...
Mother of my Mother
Jun.30.2009
In her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Motherless Daughters, Hope Edelman explored the profound and lasting effects of mother loss, as well as her own search for healing. Now, in her compelling new work, Edelman explores another complex, life-changing relationship, the intricate bond between...
Motherless Mothers
Jun.18.2009
When Hope Edelman, author of the New York Times bestseller Motherless Daughters, became a parent, she found herself revisiting the loss of her mother in ways she had never anticipated. Now the mother of two young girls, Edelman set out to learn how the loss of a mother to death or abandonment can...
Motherless Daughters
Jun.18.2009
Ask any woman whose mother has died and she will tell you that she is irrevocably altered, as profoundly changed by her mother's death as she was by her mother's life. And although a mother's mortality is as inevitable as nightfall, no other book has addressed the lasting effects of this...
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Jun.05.2009
The biography of a 19th-century Mormon pioneer who became a celebrity after she was captured, raised, and tattooed on the face by Southwest Indians, then ransomed back five years later. “Margot Mifflin has written a winner… The Blue Tattoo offers quite intense drama along with thorough scholarship...
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May.04.2009
“This collection of essays shows that writers know plenty about love: how it works, when it works, when it doesn’t, and why it’s not always the be-all and end-all of a woman’s emotional life. Growing older solo is fraught with challenges -- but also with opportunities.” —Hartford Courant   This...
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Apr.17.2009
Acclaimed by The New York Times as an “important new book,” and an example of “first-rate research and reporting,” and by The Washington Post as, “exceptionally well-written,” Our Mothers’ War portrays women as equal partners in fighting and winning World War II — a war that forever transformed the...