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The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe V. Wade
The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe V. Wade
by Ann Fessler
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In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the... (read more)

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A History of the Wife
A History of the Wife
by Marilyn Yalom
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Provocative and comprehensive, this study of how marriage has affected the lives of women from the earliest days of civilization to the 21st century uses the modern marriage as a focal point. Yalom charts the evolution of this institution in the Judeo... (read more)

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In my mother's house
In my mother's house
by Kim Chernin
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Kim Chernin is a guest instructor at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, where she teaches a course in psychoanalytic models with Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer. She is the author of two books about eros and memory, Crossing the Border  and Sex and... (read more)

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Fierce Attachments: A Memoir
Fierce Attachments: A Memoir
by Vivian Gornick
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In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none has dealt with this closest of filial relations as... (read more)

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Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
by Naomi Wolf
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“Taking care of our women and children builds not just a generation but the nation itself,” writes the Indian film star Shabana Azmi in her introduction to this unique volume. “We neglect mothers at our own peril, at the peril of... (read more)

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Pride and Joy: The Lives and Passions of Women Without Children
Pride and Joy: The Lives and Passions of Women Without Children
by Terri Casey
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Pride and Joy: The Lives and Passions of Women Without Children is a collection of interviews with 25 women who have chosen not to have children. In lively stories and vivid voices, these diverse narrators talk proudly of their contributions to their... (read more)

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Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write about Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race, and Themselves
Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write about Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race, and Themselves
by Camille Peri
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The challenges facing mothers in the twenty-first century go well beyond tantrum control and potty training. Camille Peri and Kate Moses, the founding editors of Salon.com's "Mothers Who Think" column and the subsequent anthology of the same name, have... (read more)

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Motherland: A Memoir
Motherland: A Memoir
by Pamela Marin
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Pamela Marin was fourteen when her mother died of breast cancer. After keeping her illness a secret from her daughter, Mildred Marin left her home in Evanston, Illinois, to spend her last months alone and without treatment in California. When she died in... (read more)

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What Is Marriage For?
What Is Marriage For?
by E J Graff
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With a New Foreword by Richard Goldstein, executive editor, The Village Voice Essential reading on same-sex marriage. -Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry Read this book if you want to understand the movement for same-sex marriage-and to counter those who... (read more)

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Creating a Life: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Having a Baby and a Career
Creating a Life: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Having a Baby and a Career
by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
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Featuring a new Introduction by the author, this is the book that touched off a national debate about how career women can start a family if they plan for it with the same intensity as they do for their careers.... (read more)

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FBI Girl: How I Learned to Crack My Father's Code
FBI Girl: How I Learned to Crack My Father's Code
by Maura Conlon-McIvor
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Young Maura Conlon's dad is a secret agent. And she knows what that means: chasing cars, jumping over buildings, handcuffing bad guys, just like on "The FBI," her favorite TV show. No matter how many times she asks her father about his work, he never... (read more)

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Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness
Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness
by Melanie Notkin
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More American women are childless than ever before—nearly half those of childbearing age dont have children. While our society often assumes these women are “childfree by choice,” thats not always true. In reality, many of them expected... (read more)

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1185 Park Avenue: A Memoir
1185 Park Avenue: A Memoir
by Anne Roiphe
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In this captivating memoir, novelist Anne Roiphe shows us what it was really like to grow up rich and Jewish in New York in the 1940s and 1950s. Revisiting the world of her childhood, Roiphe brings alive a cast of characters who are both difficult to... (read more)

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Girls' Night Out: Celebrating Women's Groups Across America
Girls' Night Out: Celebrating Women's Groups Across America
by Tamara Kreinin
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"This is my family away from family." "We have supported each other through huge life transitions." "This group has turned me on to more interesting things in this world, in this life, than anyone else." These are the... (read more)

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My Mother My Self 20TH Anniversary Edition
My Mother My Self 20TH Anniversary Edition
by Nancy Friday
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When Nancy Friday began her research for My Mother/My Self in the early 1970s no work existed that explored the unique interaction between mother and daughter. Today psychotherapists throughout the world acknowledge that if women are to be able to love... (read more)

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Consuming Motherhood
Consuming Motherhood
by Janelle S Taylor
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Consuming Motherhood addresses the provocative question of how motherhood and consumption--as ideologies and as patterns of social action--mutually shape and constitute each other in contemporary North American and European social life. Ideologically... (read more)

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Mothers Who Think: Tales of Reallife Parenthood
Mothers Who Think: Tales of Reallife Parenthood
by Camille Peri
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From the editors of Salon.com's cutting edge Web site, "Mothers Who Think," comes "an anthology of smart and lovely essays" (Chicago Sun Times) -- provacative collection that challenges and changes our views of motherhood today. Anne Lamott, Jayne Anne... (read more)

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Mothering: Ideology, Experience, and Agency (Perspectives on Gender)
Mothering: Ideology, Experience, and Agency (Perspectives on Gender)
by Evelyn Nakano Glenn
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This volume presents a variety of unique perspectives on mothering as a socially constructed relationship, assessing many of the political, legal and cultural debates surrounding the issue.... (read more)

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The Motherhood Manifesto: What America's Moms Want and What to Do about It
The Motherhood Manifesto: What America's Moms Want and What to Do about It
by Joan Blades
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Women shouldn't be discriminated against simply because they are mothers...but they are! The Motherhood Manifesto shares the heartfelt stories of mothers in America who dream of jobs with flexibility and benefits, mothers who can't afford their children... (read more)

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Mother Knot - PB
Mother Knot - PB
by Jane Lazarre
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In this compelling memoir by a writer, mother, and feminist, Jane Lazarre confronts the myth of the good mother with her fiercely honest and intimate portrait of early motherhood as a time of profound ambivalence and upheaval, filled with desperation as... (read more)

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