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Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807014134
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Published: Beacon Press - November 12th, 1990

I read the first chapter of this book at a nightclub and I did not dance that night. Instead, I sat transfixed and overwhelmed with feelings of recognition. Discovering the works of Mary Daly was like being heard and seen for the first time. I always thought I was crazy, I always thought I was extreme in my thinking, both are true but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.  


Review by Dean

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The Undocumented Americans Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399592683
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

If you enjoyed the novel American Dirt, then I DARE YOU to pick this up.

This explores the real lives of undocumented Americans and what they have contributed to this country. You may find yourself surprised to find what they have done for all of us.


Review by Rosa

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The Once and Future Witches Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316422048
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Published: Redhook - October 13th, 2020

Alix E. Harrow's lush sophomore novel grapples with the allure of feminine power and the bonds of sisterhood in a historical setting. A creative twist on magic and imaginary worlds draws from familiar European folklore, sure to delight any reader familiar with Grimms Tales and other mythological stories.

 

Three sisters, traumatized by their violent father, discover one another on the streets of New Salem in the mid-1850s. A mysterious pull has drawn them together at the moment of two incendiary events: a protest for Women's Suffrage and the dramatic yet brief appearance of the Lost Way of Avalon. These events compel the sisters to work together, despite old wounds, and inadvertently aid a tyrannical mayoral candidate in his efforts to snuff out witchcraft forever.

 


Review by Danielle

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Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers' Rights Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781786633606
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Verso - November 6th, 2018

The Nordic Model vs legalization vs decriminalization. Brothel laws, immigration policy, anti-trafficking and exiting programs, FOSTA-SESTA. This primer - built from the authors and countless others' experiences - explores all the concepts, failures, and possibilities tied within the way society handle the taboo world of sex work, as well as the labor rights its workers deserve. 


Review by Sarah C.

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Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781549188220
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: Little Brown and Company - July 21st, 2020

The phrase 'white nationalism' can dredge up a lot of images for people - angry beige men outlined in the glow of tiki torches or homemade militias kitted out in ill-fitting camo and American flags. In this study of three distinct women of white supremacy, the insidious nature of white women and their complicity in violent rhetoric is brought to the light, despite their best attempts to shield it in 'traditional feminine values' like baking and the pure art of... polka dancing? So much for the superior race. 

 


Review by Sarah C.

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Where the Wild Ladies Are Cover Image
By Aoko Matsuda, Polly Barton (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593766900
Availability: Coming soon - available for pre-order now
Published: Soft Skull Press - October 20th, 2020

A collection of traditional Japanese myths molded to fit contemporary times leads to the following: an incense company that brings lovers and pets back from the dead, fishing for skeletons and potential ghost girlfriends from the Edo period, very pushy but top performing door-to-door saleswomen, and a tree that requests you to stop bringing your hungry children over for blessings because her burrs are not what you think they are and you are making the tree uncomfortable.


Review by Sarah C.

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All the Dirty Parts Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781632868053
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 27th, 2019

I can't think of anything more amusing (and fascinating!) than diving inside the brain of a seventeen year old male on the cusp of his sexual peak. The title is apt though misleading: our protagonist leads a messy life and nothing about his self-discovery is unpleasant.


Review by Danielle

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The Girl in the Mirror: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063030145
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Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020

Iris Carmichael has spent her life feeling second best to her twin, Summer.  Born moments apart and identical to the naked eye, Summer nonetheless has always been the beloved golden child while Iris is the prickly black sheep.  But the race to be the sole heir of their father's massive estate is the one time Iris is determined to be the "first" twin.
Expensive lifestyles, backstabbing siblings and gorgeous Australian and island settings make this the ideal escape, dive in and enjoy!


Review by Deborah

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Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781534437678
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 13th, 2020

Open this exquisite cover and enter a world equally dark and beautiful, a world where every captivating character is both hero and villain of their own story, their fellow characters' stories and the novel as a whole.  And make no mistake, this is a sweeping #ownvoices fantasy.  Epic in scope and using as it's foundation the mythology of the pre-Columbian Americas, the first book of the Between Earth and Sky series introduces a cast of incredibly diverse characters within a gripping political and religious plot that I could not put down.


Review by Deborah

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The Mermaid Atlas: Merfolk of the World Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781786275851
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

With whimsical illustrations and a plethora of mer-lore from all over the world, this book would have capitavted little Dean for hours. Lets be honest, adult Dean is pretty jazzed as well. 


Review by Dean

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