Leading Ladies

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A female perspective on gender, femininity, and sexuality.
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Three women from three different backgrounds come together in this daring tale of family, imbalance and vengeance.
To Dare, Jemma Wayne
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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…
The English Wife, Adrienne Chinn
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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.
The Summer Maiden, Dilly Court
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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.
Medieval Woman, Ann Baer
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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.
Rue, Kathryn Nuernberger
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Crossing the globe-girdling Montagnes du Monde with sarcastic witch Strix, Lizbet Lenz yearns to free her dungeon-dwelling father through the seemingly impossible retrieval of a mysterious book.
Half-Witch, John Schoffstall
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Banished after birthing a boy out of wedlock, bereft and broken-hearted Netta finds solace in the quiet pleasure of sewing. Dressmaking repairs Netta’s self-respect but can it restitch the frayed fabric of her mother-child bond?
The Wedding Dress Maker, Leah Fleming
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Sailboat and skiff; missionary and bluff; cannery and subsistence… a generational saga and an Alaskan cultural divide, when Anne and John collide.
Under Nushagak Bluff, Mia Heavener
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Four women. One rebellion. Split loyalties. A need to make history.
The Winged Histories, Sofia Samatar
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Two dozen recipes from the hit show, Girls:
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Romance still has a chance even — when the world seems to be spinning out of control.
Sad Girls, Lang Leav
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She wasn't just a weather woman — she could actually affect changes in atmospheric pressure.
Weather Woman, Cai Emmons
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He came to finish her story, only to find his was just about to begin.
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One woman's account of her extraordinary escape from an abusive marriage to a successful creative entrepreneur.
When the World Breaks Open, Seema Reza
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