Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

By Jeanette Winterson

Winner of the Whitbread Prize for most sensible first fiction, Oranges should not the single Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed writer of the eagerness and Sexing the Cherry. The narrator, Jeanette, cuts her enamel at the wisdom that she is certainly one of God’s pick, yet as this budding evangelical comes of age, and is derived to phrases along with her choice for her personal intercourse, the abnormal stability of her God-fearing loved ones crumbles.

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Contemporary Arab Women Writers: Cultural Expression in Context (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures)

By Anastasia Valassopoulos

This booklet engages with modern Arab girls writers from Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Algeria. inspite of Edward Said’s groundbreaking reappraisal of the asymmetric dating among the West and the Arab international in Orientalism, there was little postcolonial feedback of Arab writing. Anastasia Valassopoulos raises the profile of Arab ladies writers through examining how they negotiate contexts and reports that experience emerge as pointed out with postcoloniality comparable to the preoccupation with Western feminism, political clash and conflict, the social results of non-conformity and feminine empowerment, and the negotiation of influential cultural discourses corresponding to orientalism.

Contemporary Arab girls Writers revitalizes theoretical recommendations linked to feminism, gender experiences and cultural experiences, and explores how art heritage, pop culture, translation stories, psychoanalysis and information media all provide effective how one can go along with Arab women’s writing that paintings past a restricting socio-historical context. Discussing the writings of authors including Ahdaf Soueif, Nawal El Saadawi, Leila Sebbar, Liana Badr and Hanan Al-Shaykh, this book represents a brand new course in postcolonial literary feedback that transcends constrictive monothematic approaches.

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Women and Political Power: Europe since 1945 (The Making of the Contemporary World)

The development of girls throughout the political approach has been probably the most major advancements of the second one 1/2 the 20 th century. For the 1st time we've seen ladies top Ministers and Presidents in Europe.
Women and Political Power examines the level of growth ladies have made in ten western eu international locations, and appears on the components that have helped, or hindered, their larger involvement within the political approach. This ebook not just explores interesting contrasts among northern and southern ecu nations, it additionally finds the robust similarities in all nations. It highlights, particularly, the continued absence of ladies from management positions, and the focus of girls on committees facing social and welfare issues.

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The Sweet By and By: A Novel

By Todd Johnson

Meet 5 North Carolina girls who're approximately to alter how you take into consideration friendship. For Rhonda, a gritty, fun-loving hairdresser in tight denims, the attractions and scents of Ridgecrest Nursing middle are miserable. yet ahead of she will switch her brain approximately operating there, citizens glue themselves to her: Margaret, droll and whip-smart, with a will of iron that by no means fails her even if her physique does, and Bernice, an avid nation tune fan who's not often lucid. including Lorraine, their church-going, God-questioning nurse, and her daughter, April, vivid and bold, they lock hands in braveness and humor for a trip that speaks to us all—of how we are living and die, of the way we adore and forgive.

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Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women's Magazines

By Jennifer Nelson

Glamour. Cosmo. SELF. girls’ domestic magazine. Vogue. In an that has been in a downward spiral for years, those magazines—and different women—focused magazines like them—have not just retained their readership, they’ve elevated it. each month, 5 million-plus girls peel again the slick hide in their favourite journal to thumb via pages choked with tidings and suggestion approximately type, attractiveness, intercourse, relationships, eating regimen, future health, and way of life. yet do women’s magazines supply worthwhile details, or do they purely peddle fluff and fantasy—and in both case, do ladies take their messages to heart?

In Airbrushed Nation, Jennifer Nelson—a longtime insider—exposes the bare fact in the back of the sleek pages of women’s magazines, either reliable and undesirable. Nelson delves deep into the realm of glossies, explaining the ways that those magazines were optimistic for girls, highlighting the ways that their agendas were faulty, and asking the questions that experience long past unasked: What do ladies imagine and think concerning the retouched photographs, the ever present intercourse suggestion, the consistent offensive on getting older, and the delusion style spreads that includes unaffordable clothes and niknaks? Do the unrealistic advertisements, photos, and beliefs that permeate glossies harm women’s vainness . . . and is it intentional?

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The Interestings: A Novel

By Meg Wolitzer

Pilot episode tailored from Meg Wolitzer’s bestselling novel is now on hand on Amazon Video. Directed via Mike Newell and starring Lauren Ambrose, the hot York occasions says “you are in for a treat.”

“Remarkable . . . With this ebook [Wolitzer] has handed herself.”—The manhattan occasions ebook Review

"A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's position the most effective novelists of her iteration. . . . She's each piece as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. however the very human moments in her paintings hit you more durable than the massive principles. this is not women's fiction. it really is everyone's."—Entertainment Weekly (A)

The New York Times–bestselling novel via Meg Wolitzer that has been known as "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), “wonderful” (Vanity Fair), "ambitious" (San Francisco Chronicle), and a “page-turner” (Cosmopolitan), which The manhattan Times Book Review says is "among the ranks of books like Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom and Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot."

The summer season that Nixon resigns, six childrens at a summer season camp for the humanities turn into inseparable. a long time later the bond continues to be strong, yet loads else has replaced. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows those characters from the peak of juvenile via heart age, as their skills, fortunes, and levels of delight diverge.

The type of creativity that's rewarded at age fifteen isn't really continuously adequate to propel an individual via existence at age thirty; now not every body can maintain, in maturity, what appeared so targeted in formative years. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comedian actress, ultimately resigns herself to a simpler career and way of life. Her buddy Jonah, a proficient musician, stops taking part in the guitar and turns into an engineer. yet Ethan and Ash, Jules’s now-married top associates, turn into shockingly successful—true to their preliminary inventive goals, with the wealth and entry that permit these goals to maintain increasing. The friendships suffer or even prosper, but in addition underscore the diversities of their fates, in what their skills became and the shapes their lives have taken.

Wide in scope, bold, and populated by means of complicated characters who come jointly and aside in a altering big apple urban, The Interestings explores the which means of expertise; the character of envy; the jobs of sophistication, paintings, cash, and gear; and the way it all can shift and tilt precipitously over the process a friendship and a lifestyles.

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Women: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Lush allegorical girls, Grecian maids and Victorian maidens, Indians, eastern, dancers, housewives, courtesans; girls dancing, smiling, operating, weeping, flirting — an surprisingly wealthy sourcebook of female poses and actions, costumes, garments, lifestyle, and masses more. Images chosen from infrequent problems with Leslie's Weekly, The London Illustrated information, The Graphic, and extra. 488 illustrations.

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Rebel in a Dress: Cowgirls

By Sylvia Branzei

For the insurgent in each girl's center, this sequence provides the achievements of outstanding, suitable, and encouraging ladies all through historical past. via charges, narratives, images, illustrations, and fact-filled side-bars, each one ebook tells the tale of twelve daring and brave women.

The Wild West and the rodeo usually are not the one areas the place the cowgirl spirit are available. From the sharpshooting Annie Oakley to the mythical Calamity Jane, those woman cowgirls got here from all walks of existence, yet proportion an irrepressible spirit and commitment to pushing the limits. Featured cowgirls contain Georgie Sicking (cowboy poet), Charley Parkhurst (stagecoach driver), Tillie Baldwin (rodeo cowgirl), Tad Lucas (rodeo’s First Lady), Lucille Mulhall (steer roper), Charmayne James (barrel racer), Lillian Riggs (rancher), Sally cranium (horse trader), Johanna July (horse tamer), and Mary Fields (pioneer and mail driver).

Reading point: a long time eight and up

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