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1 Abramovitz, Mimi Regulating the Lives of Women: Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present
Boston South End Press 1988 0896083292 / 9780896083295 5th Printing Trade Paperback Very Good + 8vo --8 in Tall 
406 pp. Reference notes follow each chapter. Index. Close to new, spine uncreased, tight. A compelling historical overview detailing how women often have been the losers as various welfare reforms have been tried in the American political system. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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2 Alice Walker In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose
San Diego, Calif Harcourt Brace & Co. 1984 0156445441 / 9780156445443 Later Printing Trade Paperback Very Good 8v0 -- 8 in Tall 
397 pp. Ink notes on first preliminary page; previous owner's name blacked out on inside cover. Small ripple along lower spine, likely printing error. Text clean, binding tight. Light foxing on fore edge. Anthology of Walker's non-fiction writing on feminism and African American experiences, from the 1966-82 years.Includes essays on Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Flannery O'Connor, and the civil rights and peace movements. 
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3 Apter, Teri Working Women Don't Have Wives: Professional Success in the 1990s
NY St. Martin's Press 1993 0312096755 / 9780312096755 Boards Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
289 pp., no markings, tight binding, slight residue of sticker glue on dust jacket. Copyright page says First Edition, with number sequence starting at 2. A look at how career women are coping with the demands of jobs and family life simultaneously. With notes, references. More than 100 women were interviewed for this book. 
Price: 3.20 USD
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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, Azar Nafisi
4 Azar Nafisi Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
NY Random House 2003 081297106X / 9780812971064 24th Printing Trade Papeback Very Good 8vov --8 in Tall 
356 pp., ID label blacked out. Nearly new, no spine creases. Pencil numbers on front cover. A Johns Hopkins professor recounts her teaching years at a university in Iran. Every Thursday morning for two years, Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, the girls in Nafisis living room risked removing their veils and immersed themselves in the worlds of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. 
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5 Barfield, Velma Woman on Death Row
Minneapolis World Wide Publications 1985 0840795319 / 9780840795311 Trade Paperback Good +  8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
175 pp. Creases on cover, light wear, toning of pages. Binding firm. No markings. Barfield, convicted of poisoning her boyfriend, recounts her life in prison, her repentence and the solace she found in Christianity prior to her 1984 execution by lethal injection. Foreword by Ruth Bell Graham.  
Price: 2.56 USD
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6 Barter, Judith A, Editor. Mary Cassatt, Modern Woman
NY Harry N Abrams; Art Institute of Chicago 1999 0865591679 / 9780865591677 1st Printing Trade Paper Near Fine Art Catalog 4to -- 12 in Tall 
376 pp. on heavy stock. 91 color plates, most full-age. Numerous other color and b&w illustrations. Nearly new, no markings. Corners lightly rubbed. Spine uncreased.Boston Globe review of the exhibit laid in. Contributors include: Erica E. Hirshler; George T. M. Shackelford; Kevin Sharp; Harriet K. Strattis and Andrew J. Walker. A detailed catalog of the 1998-99 Cassatt exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism, Black, Allida M.
7 Black, Allida M. Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism
NY Columbia Univ Press 1996 0231104049 / 9780231104043 First Edition Cloth & Boards Very Good Very Good + Ex-Library 8vo-- 9.25 in Tall 
295 pp., with extensive notes, bibliography, index, 10 pp. glossy b&w historical photos, some never previously published. Actual text about 200 pp. Ex-library copy with usual stampings. Lightly used, but text block is cracked in mid section. Binding still sturdy and all page intact. No text markings. Historian Black examines Eleanor Roosevelt's role as a Democratic Party power broker in post-war America, admonishing JFK and others to show greater commitment to civil rights. 
Price: 4.40 USD
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I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted, A Memoir, Boylan, Jennifer Finney
8 Boylan, Jennifer Finney I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted, A Memoir
NY Broadway Books 2008 0767921755 / 9780767921756 First Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Fine 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
279 pp., includes reader's guide. Nearly new, no creases or markings, firm binding. The author of the best-selling "She's Not There" tells more about her transgender evolution from James to Jennifer, and the Pennsylvania haunted house that was a setting for her discovery of being a gender misfit. The author teaches at Colby College. 
Price: 5.65 USD
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9 Bregnard, Edythe E. I Am Not An Old Lady (Just a Little Girl with Wrinkles)
Sun City, Arizona Pisces Press 1981 2nd Printing Cloth Good+ Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Bregnard, Edythe E. Signed by Author
96 pp. Bottom edge bumped, damp stain on dj near top of spine. Large signature by author on front endpaper, two other gift inscriptions, one crossed out. . A collection of about 100 inspirational and humorous poems by an Arizona senior citizen reflecting lightly on everyday aspects of life. With numerous b&w drawings. 
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10 Caroli, Betty Boyd First Ladies
Garden City, N.Y. Guild America Books 1989 Cloth & Boards Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
320 pp., with 42 photos & portraits. A collection of thumbnail portraits of 42 First Ladies through Barbara Bush, giving their varying approaches to their duties and their relationships with the public. 
Price: 3.20 USD
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Living History, Clinton, Hillary Rodham
11 Clinton, Hillary Rodham Living History
NY Scribner 2004 0743222253 / 9780743222259 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine 
566 pp., 26 pp. b&w glossy photos, with index, reading guide. Clinton recounts her life up through her stint as First Lady in Bill Clinton's tempestuous administration. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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12 Curb, Rosemary; Manahan, Nancy Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence
Tallahassee, Florida NAIAD Press 1985 0930044622 / 9780930044626 2nd Printing Trade Paperback Good + 8vo --8.5 In High 
383 pp., spine slant, some thumbing and spine creasing. Binding still firm. Text clean. A collection of nearly 50 testimonies from former nuns who came to terms with their lesbian identities. Published when Vatican II was promising a spirit of liberation and experimentation in the Catholic Church, now sadly replaced by a rigid return to patriarchal authority. Includes a glossary and a resource list. Contributors include Ginny Apuzzo, who later headed the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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13 De Beauvoir, Simone A Transatlantic Love Affair: Letters to Nelson Algren
NY The New Press 1998 156584422 X / 9781565844223 First Edition Boards Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
559 pp. Boards with light fading along edges. Dj in mylar. No markings. Sturdy. A presentation of Ohio State's collection of the hundreds of love letters that De Beauvoir wrote from France and elsewhere to Nelson Algren in America. Algren's replies are still in De Beauvoir's private possession. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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14 De Mejo, Oscar Diary of a Nun
NY Pyramid 1963 3rd Printing Mass Market Paperback Good  12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
144 pp. Binding still sturdy, but this vintage paperback's rear cover has a 2-inch slit along bottom of spine. Foxing on inside covers. No marks. Light toning. A young nun recounts her experiences in a corrupt Italian convent in 1606. She attempts to stifle her physical desires but the convent atmosphere works against her. In the introduction, De Mejo says the book is based on an antique diary he received in San Gemignano, Italy,from a "direct descendant" of Sister Cara. Pyramid F-950.  
Price: 2.70 USD
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15 Douglas, Ann The Feminization of American Culture
NY Discus Books/Avon 1978 038001968X / 9780380019687 3rd Printing Mass Market Paperback Good + 12mo -- 7 in Tall 
504 pp. Moderate toning of pages, rubbed corners, previous owner's name on a card envelope on inside cover (but not ex-library.) No markings in text. Edgewear but spine uncreased. Includes reference notes and index. Douglas's thesis is that women and clergy allied in Victorian times to produce the values that shaped American culture in the 20th century -- emphasis on consumption and fashion. NY Times blurb: "Indispensable reading for modern feminists and, indeed, any else of serious intelligence." 
Price: 4.00 USD
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Voice of the River, Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
16 Douglas, Marjory Stoneman Voice of the River
Sarasota, Florida Pineapple Press 1987 0910923949 / 9780910923941 6th Printing Trade Paperback Fine 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
267 pp. Nearly new, spine uncreased. Text clean. On the occasion of her 100th birthday, a paperback edition provides the oral history of MSD's remarkable life. Much of the book covers her early years in Massachusetts, her short marriage and her relocation to Miami after her divorce. Narrating in a no-nonsense voice that often pokes fun at herself, the First Lady of Conservation presents the personal side of her long career in preserving the Everglades. An addendum gives an update on her life as a nonagenarian. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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17 Dowell, Susan and Williams, Jane Bread, Wine & Women: The Ordination Debate in the Church of England
London Virago Press 1994 1853817309 / 9781853817304 First Edition Trade Paperback Fair + Ex-Library 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
133 pp. Library discard markings, shelf label on spine, large taped tear on front cover, light thumbing. Text clean, OK as reading copy. A detailed recounting of how the Church of England agreed finally to ordain women in 1992. Instructive as the church now argues about the proper place of gay people in the priesthood, with recent waffling on the issue by the Archbishop of Canterbury. 
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18 Forrest, Katherine V. Curious Wine
Tallahassee FL NAIAD Press 1993 1562800531 / 9781562800536 10th Anniversary Edition, 1st Printing Trade Papeback Near Fine 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
160 pp. Slight rubbing at top and bottom of spine corner, slight thumbing, else nearly new. No markings, no spine creasing. Gift quality.Diana and Lane discover lesbian love in a cabin at Lake Tahoe. One of the best known modern lesbian novels in America, freshly reprinted in a cover showing a snow-covered pine forest. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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19 Gelfant, Blanche H. Women Writing in America: Voices in Collage
Hanover, New Hampshire Univ Pr of New England 1984 0874513081 / 9780874513080 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Fair + Ex-Library 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
272 pp. Clean and sturdy although a library discard with stampings on half title page. Light creasing of cover, and light rubbing of corners. Spine uncreased. Lightly thumbed. Some dampstaining. Several essays on various American women writers, including Willa Cather, Margaret Mitchell, Ann Beattie and Meridel Le Seuer. 
Price: 2.50 USD
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20 Gies, Frances and Joseph Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages
NY Harper & Row 1987 0060157917 / 9780060157913 Cloth & Boards Very Good Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
372 pp. Binding firm but front hinge has 2-inch split from top down. No markings. Slight soil to foot and top of white spine. With notes and bibliography. A scholarly but readable social history of marriage in Western culture as it evolved from the Middle Ages to modern times, shaped by Christian doctrine. 
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