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Regulating the Lives of Women: Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present

By: Abramovitz, Mimi

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Boston, South End Press: 1988

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 007176

ISBN: 0896083292

Condition: Very Good +


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. Size: 8vo --8 in Tall View more info

In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose

By: Alice Walker

Price: $4.00

Publisher: San Diego, Calif, Harcourt Brace & Co.: 1984

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 010100

ISBN: 0156445441

Condition: Very Good


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. Size: 8v0 -- 8 in Tall View more info

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Bastard out of Carolina: (Plume Essential Edition)

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Plume (New American Library): 2005

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010233

ISBN: 0452287057

Condition: Very Good +


309 pp.Close to new. slight bumping of corners. No markings. Gatefold flaps. Spine uncreased. A National Book Award nominee, telling the saga of a southern family's hard times. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In View more info

Working Women Don't Have Wives: Professional Success in the 1990s

By: Apter, Teri

Price: $3.20

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 1993

Seller ID: 002139

ISBN: 0312096755

Condition: Near Fine


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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Face Forward

By: Aucoin, Kevin

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co.: 2000

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009981

ISBN: 0316286443

Condition: Fine


175 pp. on glossy stock. Dozens of full-color portraits of various actresses and singers, and commentary by makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin on the "look" he sought for each of the celebrities. Virtually new condition. Photo collage on endpapers. Text clean. Among the subjects protrayed are Cher, Madonna, Audrey Hepburn, Martha Stewart, Debbie Harry, Maria Callas, Diana Ross and Janet Jackson Size: Folio - -12.5 In Tall By 9.25 in Wide. View more info

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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

By: Azar Nafisi

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 2003

Edition: 24th Printing.

Seller ID: 009888

ISBN: 081297106X

Condition: Very Good


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 wor... View more info

Woman on Death Row

By: Barfield, Velma

Price: $2.85

Publisher: Minneapolis, World Wide Publications: 1985

Seller ID: 002357

ISBN: 0840795319

Condition: Good +


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. View more info

Mary Cassatt, Modern Woman

By: Barter, Judith A, Editor.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: NY, Harry N Abrams; Art Institute of Chicago: 1999

Edition: 1st Printing.

Seller ID: 009123

ISBN: 0865591679

Condition: Near Fine


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. Size: 4to -- 12 in Tall View more info

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Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism

By: Black, Allida M.

Price: $4.40

Publisher: NY, Columbia Univ Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005507

ISBN: 0231104049

Condition: Very Good


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 righ... View more info

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I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted, A Memoir

By: Boylan, Jennifer Finney

Price: $5.65

Publisher: NY, Broadway Books: 2008

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 005683

ISBN: 0767921755

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

I Am Not An Old Lady (Just a Little Girl with Wrinkles)

By: Bregnard, Edythe E.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Sun City, Arizona, Pisces Press: 1981

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 003142

Condition: Good +


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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Women Of Words

By: Bukovinsky, Janet, Ed.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Running Press: 1994

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 010351

ISBN: 1561384151

Condition: Near Fine


176 pp. glossy stock. Nearly new, no markings. An anthology introducing readers to 35 major women authors and poets, with a pastel sketech, brief bio and sample of work for each one. The selections range from Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Jane Austen to such moderns as Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorothy Parker, Doris Lessing and Toni Morrison. Idea gift for the young woman (or man) developing a serious interest in literature. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In View more info

First Ladies

By: Caroli, Betty Boyd

Price: $3.20

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Guild America Books: 1989

Seller ID: 000874

Condition: Very Good


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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Living History

By: Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 2004

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009316

ISBN: 0743222253

Condition: 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. View more info

Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence

By: Curb, Rosemary; Manahan, Nancy

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Tallahassee, Florida, NAIAD Press: 1985

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 0503003744

ISBN: 0930044622

Condition: Good +


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... View more info

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A Transatlantic Love Affair: Letters to Nelson Algren

By: De Beauvoir, Simone

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, The New Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003459

ISBN: 156584422 X

Condition: Very Good +


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. View more info

Diary of a Nun

By: De Mejo, Oscar

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Pyramid: 1963

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 002891

Condition: Good


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 Sist... View more info

The Feminization of American Culture

By: Douglas, Ann

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Discus Books/Avon: 1978

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 007155

ISBN: 038001968X

Condition: Good +


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... View more info

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Voice of the River

By: Douglas, Marjory Stoneman

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Sarasota, Florida, Pineapple Press: 1987

Edition: 6th Printing.

Seller ID: 007065

ISBN: 0910923949

Condition: Fine


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 ... View more info

Bread, Wine & Women: The Ordination Debate in the Church of England

By: Dowell, Susan and Williams, Jane

Price: $4.00

Publisher: London, Virago Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005164

ISBN: 1853817309

Condition: Fair +


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. View more info