Sara Shreve

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Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology

While the personal experiences Zimmerman draws on are by no means universal, there is plenty here for any woman to relate to. Her wit and eloquence, as well as her understanding of these myths, make for persuasive and empowering reading that will have women embracing their inner monsters.

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The Life She Wished to Live: A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Author of The Yearling

A comprehensive, well-researched portrait of the life of Rawlings and her creative struggles that will engage a variety of readers.
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In Search of a Kingdom: Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire

An intriguing-but-flawed exploration of an often-overlooked aspect of Elizabethan history.
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The Last Queen: Elizabeth II’s Seventy Year Battle to Save the House of Windsor

A gossipy, yet critical look at the monarchy by a skillful writer who knows his subject well. Fans of The Crown will especially enjoy.

Magic: A History; From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present

A fascinating exploration of magic’s hold on the human imagination.

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Royal Witches: Witchcraft and the Nobility in Fifteenth-Century England

Gaps in the historical record prompt Hollman to make some questionable speculations about the women’s attributes and relationships, but for the most part this is a well-researched and enlightening look at how cultural fear was used to justify acts of misogynistic vengeance and greed.
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Places I’ve Taken My Body: Essays

Anyone who has faced physical challenges is sure to find wisdom in Brown’s words as well as the universal truths she shares.
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Under Pressure: Living Life and Avoiding Death on a Nuclear Submarine

For the vast majority of people who will never experience life in a submarine, Humphreys’s work delivers an engaging glimpse into what they’re missing out on
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Aesop’s Fables: The Cruelty of the Gods

While there’s little comfort to be found in these tales that ruthlessly dissect human nature, this anthology is not without its charms, especially as found in the whimsical illustrations and witty, honest prose.
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