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White Teeth | Zadie Smith
When vice had a legal home and jazz was being born—the captivating story of an infamous true-life madam

Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
THE BOARD GAME presents the undeniable case for havingmore women corporate directors at the decision-making tables of America’s public companies. Fifty-eight women directors tell how they won their first board seats. From her executive-search perspective.

The Faraway Nearby | Rebecca Solnit
Navigating between the Indian traditions they’ve inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri’s elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In ” A Temporary Matter,” published in The New York”.

Love Medicine | Louise Erdirch
The vibe-a-thon provides a practical approach to creating your life from the inside out.  Through the book, you’ll come to understand that what you perceive you receive and how your mind limits your range of perception.”

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity | Katherine Boo
From Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women,Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story ” filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unfortunate”

The Warmth of Other Suns target| Isabel Wilkerson
Eve Blossom, a trained architect, tells how she built Lulan Artisans, a sustainable business that merges design, profit and an ambitious agenda for social change.”

This is Running for Your Life: Essays | Michelle Orange
In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more th”

A Fighting Chance | Elizabeth Warren
Charles Arrowby, leading light of England’s theatricalset, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. He plans to write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, his mentor, both professionally and personally, and amuse”

Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wond”

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl | Harriet Ann Jacobs
One of The New York Times’s Ten Best Books of the Year

Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West | Dorothy Wickenden
This personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling andempathy from award winner Rebecca Solnit is a fitting companion to her beloved A Field Guide for Getting Lost

My Beloved World | Sonia Sotomayor
Love Medicine is Louise Erdrich’s masterful debut novel, one of the most influential, beloved, and distinguished works of contemporary fiction. It is the unforgettable saga of two families and how their destinies intertwine over the course of fifty year”

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood | Marjane Satrapi
In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prizewinner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the sh”

Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation | Judith Mackrell
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, PulitzerPrize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities,”
image015 The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know | Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
In This Is Running for Your Life, Michelle Orange takes us from Beirut to Hawaii to her grandmother’s retirement home in Canada in her quest to understand how people behave in a world increasingly mediated—for better and for worse—by images and inte”

All Our Worldly Goods | Irene Nemirovsky
An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesn’t.”

Alias Grace | Margaret Atwood
In Alias Grace, bestselling author Margaret Atwood haswritten her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work since The Handmaid’s Tale. She takes us back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the “

Salt Fish Girl | Larissa Lai
Salt Fish Girl is the mesmerizing tale of an ageless female character who shifts shape and form through time and place. Told in the beguiling voice of a narrator who is fish, snake, girl, and woman – all of whom must struggle against adversity for surviva”

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead | Sheryl Sandberg
Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions th”

A Vindication on the Rights of Woman | Mary Wollstonecraft
In an era of revolutions demanding greater liberties for mankind, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was an ardent feminist who spoke eloquently for countless women of her time.

Fall On Your Knees | Ann-Marie MacDonald
The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake their lives — even destroy them.

The Time Traveler’s Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry”

Fighting for Common Ground | Olympia Snowe
An outspoken centrist, Senator Snowe stunned Washington in February 2012 when she announced she would not seek a fourth term and offered a sharp rebuke to the Senate, citing the dispiriting gridlock and polarization. After serving in the legislative branc”

 The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand’s daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his”

The Small Rain: A Novel | Madeleine L’Engle
Little Women is one of the best loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, an”

 Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder | Arianna Huffington
This autobiographical account by a former slave is one of the few extant narratives written by a woman. Written and published in 1861, it delivers a powerful portrayal of the brutality of slave life. Jacobs speaks frankly of her master’s abuse and her eve”

 Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families | Leslie Morgan Steiner
In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, bored by society luncheons, charity work, and the effete men who courted them, left their families in Auburn, New York, to teach school in the wilds of northwestern Colorado. They lived with “

 From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler | E.L. Konigsburg
The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project”

 The Westing Game | Ellen Raskin
Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years th”

 The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
By the 1920s, women were on the verge of something huge. Jazz, racy fashions, eyebrow raising new attitudes about art and sex—all of this pointed to a sleek, modern world, one that could shake off the grimness of the Great War and stride into the future “

 The House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
Following the success of Lean In and Why Women Should Rule the World, the authors of the bestselling Womenomics provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ag”

 A Thousand Mornings | Mary Oliver
In haunting ways, this gorgeous novel prefigures IrèneNémirovsky’s masterpiece Suite Française. Set in France between 1910 and 1940 and first published in France in 1947, five years after the author’s death, All Our Worldly Goods is a gripping sto”

 Madam: A Novel of New Orleans | Cari Lynn and Kellie Martin
Madeleine L’Engle’s classic young adult books include AWrinkle in Time, A Swiftly Planet, and Certain Women. The Small Place, an adult novel, focuses on Katherine Forrester, the daughter of distinguished musical artists, whose career as a concert pianist”

 The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors | Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire
Arianna Huffington’s personal wake-up call came in theform of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye — the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group — “

 Interpreter of Maladies | Jhumpa Lahiri
With motherhood comes one of the toughest decisions ofa woman’s life: Stay at home or pursue a career? The dilemma not only divides mothers into hostile, defensive camps but pits individual mothers against themselves. Leslie Morgan Steiner has been the”

 vibe-a-thon: creating your life from the inside out | JeanMarie Paolillo
When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere she wants to run to somewhere–to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New Yo”

 March | Geraldine Brooks
When an eccentric millionaire dies mysteriously, sixteen very unlikely people are gathered together for the reading of the will…and what a will it is!”

 Material Change: Design Thinking and the Social Entrepreneurship Movement | Eve Blossom
Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to fina”

 A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel | Ruth Ozeki
Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero.

 The Sea, The Sea | Iris Murdoch
In A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her tr”

 Bellocq’s Ophelia: Poems | Natasha Trethewey
In the early 1900s, E.J. Bellocq photographed prostitutes in the red-light district of New Orleans. His remarkable, candid photos inspired Natasha Trethewey to imagine the life of Ophelia, the subject of her stunning second collection of poems. With elega”

 The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts | Maxine Hong Kingston
A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity.”

 Necropolis: London and its Dead | Catharine Arnold
London is a city literally built upon its dead: the Houses of Parliament sit on the edge of a former plague pit, and subway tunnels were driven through forgotten catacombs thick with bones. Utilizing archaeology, anthropology, anecdote, and history, this “

 Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. ” Goodnight room, goodnight moon.” And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room — to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens”

 The Giver | Lois Lowry
Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control.There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world.

 Incarnadine: Poems | Mary Szybist*
An NPR, Slate, Oregonian, Kansas City Star, Willamette Week, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * Amazon’s Best Book of the Year in Poetry 2013 *

 Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World | Cynthia Chin-Lee
Twenty-six amazing women; twenty-six amazing stories. From Amelia Earhart, pilot and adventurer, to Zora Neal Hurston, writer and anthropologist, learn about the hardships and triumphs that inspired each woman to change the world around her. Detailed coll”

 I Like Myself! | Karen Beaumont
High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves–inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here’s a little girl who knows what really matters.

 The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up for Your Child with Autism or Other Special Needs  | Areva Martin Esq.
In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them.

 Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” | Lena Dunham
Originally published in 1973, the ground-breaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free caused a national sensation—and sold more than twelve million copies. Now, after thirty years, the iconic novel still stands as a timeless ta”

 Bad Feminist: Essays | Roxane Gay
Eleven-year-old Gilly has been stuck in more foster families than she can remember, and she’s disliked them all. She has a county-wide reputation for being brash, brilliant, and completely unmanageable. So when she’s sent to live with the Trotters — by f”

 Save the Enemy | Arin Greenwood
Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have earned her widespread acclaim, establishing her as a major figure in world literature. She has written some of the most admired books of the past few decades, including her internationally best-sellin”

 Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in India | Amana Fontanella-Khan
This spirited collection of poems introduces young readers to Danitra Brown, the most splendiferous girl in town, and her best friend, Zuri Jackson. ” The poignant text and lovely pictures are an excellent collaboration, resulting in a look at touching mom”

 Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! | Kate Schatz
The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion—it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, an”

 One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fig”

 Fear of Flying  | Erica Jong
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education”

 The Great Gilly Hopkins | Katherine Paterson
Before Liz Lemon, before ” Weekend Update,” before “Sarah Palin,” Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day sh”

 Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? | Jeanette Winterson
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises,choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.”

 Meet Danitra Brown | Nikki Grimes
From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government.”

 #Girlboss | Sophia Amoruso
Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection”

 Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) | Mindy Kaling
Melissa Joan Hart explained it all—from dating to bullies—in her groundbreaking role as Clarissa Darling on Clarissa Explains It All. She cast a spell on millions more viewers as  Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Now, in Melissa Explains It All, Melissa te”

 I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban | Malala Yousafzai
At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life”

 Bossypants | Tina Fey
This is Cather’s coming-of-age classic—the story of a young artist who leaves the mediocrity of her home town to seek fame and success in the big city. A bittersweet reflection on severing oneself from one’s past relationships and surroundings, The “

 Hard Choices | Hillary Rodham Clinton
Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that taught Angelou l”

 No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington | Condoleezza Rice
As an individual rights attorney and parent of an autistic child herself, Areva Martin shares clear, step-by-step instructions on how parents can assert themselves-with doctors, teachers, school officials, neighbors, or even family members-and get the bes”

 The Invention of Wings: A Novel | Sue Monk Kidd
“If I could take what I’ve learned and make one menialjob easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine was worthwhile.”

 Melissa Explains It All: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life | Melissa Joan Hart
A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.

 Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail | Cheryl Strayed
Relying on the skills she never wanted to learn—Dad might have had his reasons after all—Zoey is plunged into a lethal battle to rescue her father, protect her brother, and determine the identity of her family’s true enemy”

 The Song of the Lark | Willa Cather
In a country where women’s rights struggle to keep up with rapid modernization, the story of Sampat Pal and her Pink Gang illuminates the thrilling possibilities of female grassroots activism.”

 Letter to My Daughter | Maya Angelou
Like all A-Z books, this one illustrates the alphabet—but instead of ” A is for Apple”, A is for Angela—as in Angela Davis, the iconic political activist. B is for Billie Jean King, who shattered the glass ceiling of sports; C is for Carol Burnett, who”