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Restless Ideas

by Tony Simmons Fernwood Publishing (May 21, 2020)

How do we make sense of the rise of political strongmen like Trump and Erdo?an, or the increase in hate crimes and terrorism? How can we understand Brexit and xenophobic, anti-immigrant sentiments and policies?...


Restless Ideas

by Tony Simmons Fernwood Publishing (May 21, 2020)

How do we make sense of the rise of political strongmen like Trump and Erdo?an, or the increase in hate crimes and terrorism? How can we understand Brexit and xenophobic, anti-immigrant sentiments and policies?...


Missing Women, Missing News

by David Hugill Fernwood Publishing (May 06, 2020)

Missing Women, Missing News examines newspaper coverage of the arrest and trial of Robert Pickton, the man charged with murdering 26 street-level sex workers from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. It demonstrates...


Unfinished Business

by Vivian Gornick Blackstone Publishing (May 05, 2020)

One of our most beloved writers reassess the electrifying works of literature that have shaped her life.

"I sometimes think I was born reading...I can't remember the time when I didn't have a book in my hands,...


Behavior in Public Places

by Erving Goffman & Richard Powers Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2020)

Erving Goffman effectively extends his argument in favor of a diagnosis of deviant behavior which takes account of the whole social situation.


The Address Book

by Deirdre Mask St. Martin's Press (April 13, 2020)

An extraordinary debut in the tradition of classic works from authors such as Mark Kurlansky, Mary Roach, and Rose George.

An exuberant and insightful work of popular history of how streets got their names, houses...


You're Not Listening

by Kate Murphy Celadon Books (January 06, 2020)

When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?

"If you're like most people, you don't listen as often or as well as you'd like. There's no one better qualified than a talented...


The #MeToo Reckoning

by Ruth Everhart & Rebecca Gallagher Blackstone Publishing (April 14, 2020)

"It happened to me too. Does God care?"

The #MeToo movement has revealed sexual abuse and assault in every sphere of society, including the church. But victims are routinely ignored by fellow Christians who deny...


Becoming Eve

by Abby Stein Seal (April 14, 2020)

The powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman

Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture...


NOlympians

by Jules Boykoff Fernwood Publishing (April 08, 2020)

NOlympians: Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beyond investigates the intersection of the global rise of anti-Olympics activism and the declining popularity of hosting...


Honour

by Caroline Goode Oneworld Publications (March 26, 2020)

When Rahmat Sulemani reported his girlfriend Banaz missing, it quickly became clear to DCI Caroline Goode that something was very wrong. In fact, Banaz had contacted her local police station multiple times before,...


Death in Mud Lick

by Eric Eyre & Michael David Axtell Simon & Schuster Audio (March 31, 2020)

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from the smallest newspaper ever to win the prize in the investigative reporting category, an urgent, riveting, and heartbreaking investigation into the corporate greed...


Becoming a Man

by P. Carl Simon & Schuster (January 28, 2020)

“A memoir that is jolting, honest, passionate, and beautifully written” (Claudia Rankine), Becoming a Man explores one man’s gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America.

Becoming a Man...


Death in Mud Lick

by Eric Eyre Scribner (March 31, 2020)

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from the smallest newspaper ever to win the prize in the investigative reporting category, an urgent, riveting, and heartbreaking investigation into the corporate greed...


Slavery and Islam

by Jonathan A.C. Brown Oneworld Academic (March 05, 2020)

What happens when authorities you venerate condone something you know is wrong?

Every major religion and philosophy once condoned or approved of slavery, but in modern times nothing is seen as more evil. Americans...


The Shadow System

by Sylvia A. Harvey & Janina Edwards Bold Type Books (April 07, 2020)

A searing exposé of the effects of the mass incarceration crisis on families-including the 2.7 million American children who have a parent locked up

In The Shadow System, award-winning journalist Sylvia A. Harvey...


My Sister

by Selenis Leyva & Marizol Leyva Bold Type Books (March 24, 2020)

A powerful, honest memoir by two sisters -- one a star on Orange Is the New Black, one a trans woman and activist -- about transitioning, family, allyship, and the path to self-realization.When Selenis Leyva's...


Choosing the Hero

by K. Riva Levinson & Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Blackstone Publishing (February 18, 2020)

The rise of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to become the president of Liberia and the first woman elected to lead an African nation is one of the most inspiring stories of our time. But Sirleaf could not have done it...


The House of Kennedy

by James Patterson, Cynthia Fagen & David Pittu Little, Brown (April 13, 2020)

Those who dwell in the House of Kennedy work hard, live hard, and win at all costs. But just how much has it cost them?

The Kennedy name is synonymous with American royalty. The family commitment to public service...


Suffrage

by Ellen Carol DuBois & Cynthia Farrell Simon & Schuster Audio (February 25, 2020)

Honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, this exciting history explores the full scope of the movement to win the vote for women through portraits of its bold leaders and devoted...


The Will to Change

by bell hooks & Janina Edwards Simon & Schuster Audio (February 11, 2020)

Everyone needs to love and be loved -- even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from...


First, They Erased Our Name

Bluets

by Maggie Nelson Blackstone Publishing (January 28, 2020)


Women Who Launch

by Marlene Wagman-Geller & Susan Ericksen Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2020)

Finalist Pacific Book Awards 2018! Empowering stories of game-changing women

Dorothy Parker observed, "It's a man's world"; the lady entrepreneurs and game-changers profiled in Women Who Launch would beg to differ....


Fear of Falling

by Barbara Ehrenreich, Carmela Marner & Molly Parker Myers 12/Twelve (January 07, 2020)

A brilliant and insightful exploration of the rise and fall of the American middle class by New York Times bestselling author, Barbara Ehrenreich.

One of Barbara Ehrenreich's most classic and prophetic works,...


The Guilty Feminist

by Deborah Frances-White & Adjoa Andoh Seal Press (January 07, 2020)

A witty take on feminism for every woman who wants equality but sometimes wants a day off from fighting for it

Sometimes we feel a bit like "I'm a feminist, but..." As in, "I'm a feminist, but I skipped the Women's...


Too Much

by Rachel Vorona Cote & Suehyla El Attar Grand Central Publishing (February 25, 2020)

Lacing cultural criticism, Victorian literature, and storytelling together, "TOO MUCH spills over: with intellect, with sparkling prose, and with the brainy arguments of Vorona Cote, who posits that women are...


Stealing Home

by Eric Nusbaum & David Owen Nelson PublicAffairs (March 24, 2020)

A story about baseball, family, the American Dream, and the fight to turn Los Angeles into a big league city.

Dodger Stadium is an American icon. But the story of how it came to be goes far beyond baseball. The...


The Pleasure Gap

by Katherine Rowland & Suzie Althens Seal Press (February 04, 2020)

American culture is more sexually liberal than ever. But compared to men, women's sexual pleasure has not grown: Up to 40 percent of American women experience the sexual malaise clinically known as low sexual...


Believe Me

by Willis Williams, Jessica Valenti, Chloe Cannon & Adiagha Faizah et al. Seal Press (January 28, 2020)

What would happen if we believed women? A groundbreaking anthology offers a potent rallying cry and theory of change

Harvey Weinstein. Brett Kavanaugh. Jeffrey Epstein. Donald Trump. The most infamous abusers...


Illegal

by Elizabeth F. Cohen & Ginger White Basic Books (January 28, 2020)

A political scientist explains how the American immigration system ran off the rails -- and proposes a bold plan for reform

Under the Trump administration, US immigration agencies terrorize the undocumented,...


Colonize This!

by Kristyl Dawn Tift, Staci Mitchell, Ariana Delawari & Sharmila Devar et al. Seal Press (January 28, 2020)

Newly revised and updated, this landmark anthology offers gripping portraits of American life as seen through the eyes of young women of color

It has been decades since women of color first turned feminism upside...


Human Diversity

by Charles Murray & David Baker Twelve (January 28, 2020)

All people are equal but, as Human Diversity explores, all groups of people are not the same -- a fascinating investigation of the genetics and neuroscience of human differences.

The thesis of Human Diversity...


Race And Culture

by Thomas Sowell & Tom Weiner Basic Books (April 14, 2020)

Encompassing more than a decade of research around the globe, this book shows that cultural capital has far more impact than politics, prejudice, or genetics on the social and economic fates of minorities, nations,...


The Illustrated Feminist

by Aura Lewis Abrams Image (February 24, 2020)

A beautifully illustrated history celebrating the achievements of American women from 1920 to present day

 

The year 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in America, and what better...


Fear of Falling

by Barbara Ehrenreich Grand Central Publishing (January 14, 2020)

A brilliant and insightful exploration of the rise and fall of the American middle class by New York Times bestselling author, Barbara Ehrenreich.

One of Barbara Ehrenreich's most classic and prophetic works,...


Blood Rites

by Barbara Ehrenreich Grand Central Publishing (January 14, 2020)

A New York Times Notable BookAn ALA Notable Book

"Original and illuminating." --The Washington Post

What draws our species to war? What makes us see violence as a kind of sacred duty, or a ritual that boys must...


Conversations in Black

by Ed Gordon Hachette Books (January 07, 2020)

In the vein of Tavis Smiley's The Covenant with Black America, veteran radio and television personality Ed Gordon offers an unvarnished collection of essays about the state of Black America, drawn from his time...


Boys & Sex

by Peggy Orenstein Harper (January 07, 2020)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Now in paperback—Peggy Orenstein, author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller Girls & Sex, turns her focus to the sexual lives of young men. “Eye-opening…. Every...