Leading Ladies

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A female perspective on gender, femininity, and sexuality.
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With the world awaiting a peace treaty in the aftermath of the First World War, nurse Bess Crawford is sent to Paris on a personal mission to search out the suicidal Lieutenant Minton. No sooner has she found him than the self-destructive soldier goes missing again…
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First published in 1970, this movement defining classic sent out shock waves upon its release with the assertion that sexual liberation is key to unlocking women’s liberation. Today it is not only an important document of the past but incredibly, the thesis of a future yet to happen.
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When Korean fisherman’s daughter, Sunja, falls pregnant to a married yakuza and faces ruin, she seeks salvation from a passing Christian minister. Travelling with him to Japan, the end of one story is the beginning of another…
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Gradually losing her mother to the early onset of Parkinson’s disease and mental illness, a caregiving daughter negotiates her own struggle to conceive whilst asking: how do you grieve for someone still living?
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Railroad heiress, global traveller and bohemian sensualist, Aimee Crocker lived life her way, escaping headhunters in Borneo, poisoning in Hong Kong and knife-throwing servants in Shanghai. Through lavish parties, five husbands and multiple lovers — this is her story.
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In her transition from college to the real world, Elissa Washuta felt the full force of life’s rulebook thrust in her face and disturbing the delicate chemical balance in her brain. In this self-deprecating and fierce memoir, Elissa Washuta confronts the bi-polar waters of her Native American heritage, her Catholic education and Cosmo’s vision of womanhood.
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Fifteen stories exploring the lives of women unified by a desire to seek liberation from domestic societal expectation. From a girl born with feathers seeking her absent mother to a woman psychologically trapped in a car — welcome to this animal wife.
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For the first time in seventeen years, a brood of magicicadas decimate crops, trees and locals. Disgraced former cop Jess is deputized to help deal with the disaster but she has her own issues to deal with, including the recent death of her entire family.
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Award-winning poet Naomi Foyle exhibits her devotion to truthful female experience, both global and local, historic and contemporary, in this multi-layered, multi-faceted and multi-formed collection.
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Three women from three different backgrounds come together in this daring tale of family, imbalance and vengeance.
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With the world watching in horror as two planes hit the Twin Towers, Sophie Parry’s New York flight is re-routed to Newfoundland where she takes refuge with her Aunt Ellie and the secrets that may change her life forever…
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After her father’s death in 1873, Carrie Manning is left to take charge of his ailing shipping company. Taking work as a companion to Maria Colville at a rival firm, Carrie soon discovers a sea of secrets between the two families which threaten to turn the tide on the Manning name.
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In the Summer of 1940, Vivian Morris arrives in New York with a sewing machine and an adventurous spirit. Taking work as a playhouse seamstress, Lily transforms the down-at— heel showgirls into glamorous goddesses whilst pursuing her own promiscuous lifestyle… until a personal error causes professional scandal.
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Heralded by critics as the classic, definitive and unsurpassable unofficial biography of Queen Elizabeth II, this recently updated edition takes a fascinating, sensitive and balanced look at its royal subject.
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Feeling the sting of her WASP father’s liquor-soaked conservative lifestyle, Daley Amory is a daughter damaged by divorce. But after three decades of dysfunction, lifelong loyalty to her father brings Daley home on a mission to get him sober.
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In this thoroughly researched and evocative narrative, Ann Baer paints a compelling living portrait of a year in the life of Marion — a medieval carpenter’s wife.

From the gruelling daily grind and fight for survival. to battles with unpredictable weather and the Lord of the Manor, immerse yourself in a lost world at the heart of a tightly knit community without soap, paper, glass and with the most basic of tools.
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Compiled by bestselling author and cultural critic Roxane Gay, this deeply personal and unflinchingly honest anthology exposes the subjucation of women: from a rape epidemic in a refuge crisis to accounts of childhood molestation. ‘Not that bad’ must no longer be good enough.
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How can privileged, white feminists claim solidarity as a movement when so many minority groups are still oppressed by women?

In this incendiary indictment of the modern movement, Mikki Kendall lights a fire under feminist elitism and explodes the roles that classism, racism, ableism and transmisogyny play in destabilizing the feminist cause.
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Motherlode is in the grip of the goldrush. Makeshift settlements are springing up as an influx of outsiders attempts to cash in. Here amongst the moonshine and madness is Alex, disguised as a boy, evading her troubled past...and the first to strike gold.
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Studying the science and folklore of plants historically used for birth control, the speaker in this ecopoetic collection nurtures ethnobotanical portraits of common herbs whilst cultivating lyrical biographies of pioneering women ecologists.
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