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Still Mad: American Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination

Highly recommended for anyone interested in American literature or women’s studies.

The Heroine with 1001 Faces

A necessary and compelling read for scholars, activists, and storytellers interested in inclusive revisions to the hero’s canon.
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Dweller in Shadows: A Life of Ivor Gurney

Recommend to readers who enjoy reading about 20th-century poetry and the emotional lives behind art.

Two-Way Mirror: The Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A welcome update that avoids sensationalism to pursue a more complex history of a much-loved literary figure. Recommended for all collections.
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Horse Girls: Recovering, Aspiring, and Devoted Riders Redefine the Iconic Bond

All readers, whether they love riding or have never seen a horse up close, will appreciate these essays. This collection not only shares multiple perspectives from the communities of riders and horse fans but also provides commentary on growing up and dealing with both disappointments and successes.
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Everyone You Hate Is Going To Die: And Other Comforting Thoughts on Family, Friends, Sex, Love and More Things That Ruin Your Life

This book is great for readers who like dark, occasionally brutal humor, like that of Ricky Gervais or Dave Chappelle.
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Well, This Is Exhausting: Essays

Benoit brings her A game in her first book, a new addition to the recent spate of brutally honest memoirs. Recommended for fans of Samantha Irby.
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The Letters of Shirley Jackson

At turns hysterical and heartbreaking, this collection is an entertaining and intriguing read even for those who are just discovering Jackson’s many literary gifts. Recommended.
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Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life

This book is a good reminder that reading is meant to be enjoyed; it is itself a refreshing, freeing, and inspiring read. Recommended for public libraries.
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