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Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy
In a remarkable pairing, two renowned social critics offer a groundbreaking anthology that examines the unexplored consequences of globalization on the lives of women worldwide.

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My Body, My Home is a guide, a meditation, a tender opportunity, and a journey back home to yourself.

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Colonialism/Postcolonialism is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the historical and theoretical dimensions of colonial and postcolonial studies.

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Small-town prosecutor Mara Brent must be tough as nails to succeed in her male-dominated profession. But she harbors a soft s…

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Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence
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Beowulf: A New Translation
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An Irish Times and Vox Best Book of 2020

A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of The Mere Wife.

Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf — and fifty years after t…
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The Beginning of Everything (The Rising #1)
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From the unparalleled imagination of New York Times best-selling author Kristen Ashley comes an enchanting new audio-first fantasy romance series that will sweep you away!

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The Gender Trap: Parents and the Pitfalls of Raising Boys and Girls
From the selection of toys, clothes, and activities to styles of play and emotional expression, the family is ground zero for where children learn about gender. Despite recent awareness that girls are…
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The Wrong End of the Table: A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying to Fit in
An Immigrant Love-Hate Story of What it Means to Be American. "A rare voice that is both relatable and unafraid to examine the complexities of her American identity.—Reza Aslan, #1 New York Times be…
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Written by American heiress Daisy Corning Stone Spedden for her son Douglas--as a Christmas present the year after they escaped the doomed Titanic--this charming and intriguing story gives an enthrall…
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Wilderness: The Lost Writings, Vol. 1
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"Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything, it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all the doors. You can walk through any one that suits you." -- Jim Morrison

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