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The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
by Sonya Renee Taylor
published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems.

Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot—and Relaunch Their Careers
by Wendy Sachs
published by Amacom

We are in the midst of a wild job market. Women hear words like hustle and grit and are told we need to think strategically, cultivate our own brands, and sell ourselves. But how do we do that? How do we pivot or radically relaunch our careers? How do we become unapologetically bold and badass—the boss of our own future?

All the Time in the World: A Novel
by Caroline Angell
published by Holt

An unforgettable debut about a young woman's choice between the future she's always imagined and the people she's come to love.

A Small Indiscretion: A Novel
by Jan Ellison
published by Random House

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE • With the emotional complexity of Everything I Never Told You and the psychological suspense of The Girl on the Train, O. Henry Prize winner Jan Ellison delivers a brilliantly paced, beautifully written debut novel about one woman’s reckoning with a youthful mistake.

A Small Indiscretion: A Novel
by Jan Ellison
published by Random House

With the brilliant pacing and emotional precision that won Jan Ellison an O. Henry Prize for her first published story, A Small Indiscretion announces a major new voice in suspense fiction as it unfolds a story of denial, obsession, love, forgiveness -- and one woman's reckoning with her own fateful mistakes.

Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life
by Dr. Nancy O'Reilly
published by Adams Media

This book delivers: Hard-won insights and advice from 20 smart, amazing women leaders. No-nonsense discussion about the issues affecting the evolution of women into leaders. Useful tools to help you claim a larger role and overcome internal barriers. Inspiration from women who reach out effectively to improve the world.

While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal
by Elizabeth Enslin
published by Seal Press

Chronicling her personal quest for belonging in a foreign place, Enslin shares fascinating insights into the history, culture, and politics of this little understood corner of the world. Building on 25 years of family relationships and anthropological research, it reveals a compelling story of love, pregnancy, self-doubt, and prejudice in Nepal.

Sweet Nothings
by Janis Thomas
published by Berkley Trade

Ruby McMillan's husband leaves her with two children and to cope with her ruined dessert, an unpaid mortgage, and her failing bakery. Suddenly single again at the age of forty-four, she's beginning to discover that life is most delicious when you stop following a recipe and just live.

Stiletto Network: Inside the Women's Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business
by Pamela Ryckman
published by AMACOM

More women are running major companies than ever before. During the past few years, women's groups have been coalescing in every major American city. Formidable ladies across professions are convening at unprecedented rates, forming salons, dinner groups, and networking circles, and collaborating to achieve clout and success. A new girls' network is alive and set to hyperdrive. "Stiletto Network" is about those groups.

The House at the End of Hope Street: A Novel
by Menna van Praag
published by Pamela Dorman Books

Welcome to Hope Street, where literary ghosts give advice to the living, hot chocolate contains magical properties and hope is something you can hold in your hands. Discover a mysterious house where women come to hide their secrets, heal their broken hearts and risk everything to change their lives forever…

The Sunshine When She's Gone: A Novel
by Thea Goodman
published by Henry Holt and Company

A fresh, funny, and wisely observed debut novel about marriage - about the love, longing and ambivalence exposed when a husband takes the baby on a highly unusual outing. Told through alternating points of view, The Sunshine When She's Gone explores the life-changing impact of parenthood on a couple as individuals and as partners.

Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter
by Melissa Francis
published by Weinstein Books

The Glass Castle meets The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother in this dazzlingly honest and provocative family memoir by former child actress and current Fox Business Network anchor Melissa Francis. A fascinating account of life as a child star in the 1980’s, and also a startling tale of a family under the care of a highly neurotic, dangerously competitive “tiger mother.”

The Bracelet
by Roberta Gately
published by Gallery Books

A moving and timely novel about human trafficking—from the author of the acclaimed debut Lipstick in Afganistan. A highly emotional and powerful story, The Bracelet expertly navigates readers through the rich and complex Middle Eastern cultural landscape and is an absorbing and satisfying read.

Taste of Home Mrs. Holiday Contest
by Taste of Home
published by Reader's Digest

Taste of Home recently kicked off their nationwide search for Mrs. Holiday -- The winner to receive role with company and $50,000. Submit your favorite holiday recipe and video audition to show why you should be Mrs. Holiday. Enter at

Hot Water
by Erin Brockovich
published by Vanguard Press

The follow-up thriller to Rock Bottom. No stranger to balancing an intensely demanding work schedule with the stresses of keeping her family together, AJ Palladino now faces another challenge: she is leaving her young son home so that she can travel to the site of a new case involving a nuclear power plant in peril. And it will take all her skills to keep her cool while the action and tension in both places build to a fever pitch. Can she save the community, herself and her son in time?

Recipes for Life: My Memories
by Linda Evans
published by Vanguard Press

In Recipes for Life, Linda opens up her heart, her past, and her kitchen. She shares a revealing assortment of anecdotes (magical moments mised with painful ones), photographs, and recipes enjoyed by Linda and those near and dear to her. Complete with over 40 recipes from a variety of places.

Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World
by Lisa Bloom
published by Vanguard Press

Packed with thought-provoking, revelatory points that will get your gray matter growing again, Think is delivered in a no-nonsense, straight-talk manner that will make you laugh, squirm, and question yourself -- and most importantly -- make you start thinking again.

Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives
by Mina Samuels
published by Seal Press

In this inspiring book, Mina Samuels uses the varied personal stories of women and girls of all ages and backgrounds -- as well as her own -- to take a broad look at the power that sports have to help us face, and to overcome, obstacles in all arenas of life.

Tales from the Yoga Studio
by Rain Mitchell
published by Plume

The yoga studio is where daily cares are set aside, mats are unfurled, and physical exertion leads to well-being, renewal, and friendship.

Lipstick in Afghanistan
by Roberta Gately
published by Gallery Books

Violent nights as an emergency room nurse in Boston did not prepare Elsa for the devastation she witnesses at the small medical clinic she runs in Bamiyan. As she struggles to prove herself in the male-dominated culture, a tube of lipstick she finds in the aftermath of a tragic bus bombing leads her to a life-changing friendship.

Changing Shoes: Getting Older - Not Old - with Style, Humor, and Grace
by Tina Sloan
published by Gotham Books

You might be wondering what a soap opera actress, dispatched from the land of outrageous and hilarious plots, has to say about a difficult, painful, and emotional real-life issue like aging.

Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction
by Marcia Reynolds
published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers

After years of coaching high-achieving women, master coach and personal development expert Marcia Reynolds started noticing something troubling: many of the clients with whom she worked were plagued by anxiety over their own restless responses to the world. These women were jumping jobs regularly, defining and redefining their relationship with the marketplace, constantly questioning their roles as wives and mothers and sisters.

The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide
by Peri Pakroo
published by Nolo

Approximately eight million U.S businesses are currently women-owned, and the number is growing at twice the national average for all businesses. As one of the millions of aspiring female small business owners, you know that there are specific issues and questions that need to be addressed when you're setting up shop. The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit, written by the author of the bestselling The Small Business Start-Up Kit, gives you the practical and legal information you need to kickstart a successful enterprise.

Queen of Your Own Life: The Grown-Up Woman's Guide to Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life You Deserve
by Kathy Kinney & Cindy Ratzlaff
published by Harlequin

Queen of Your Own Life is a philosophy, a decision and an invitation to happiness for women who have made the tough but rewarding journey to the midpoint in their lives.

Face It: What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change
by Vivian Diller, Ph.D. with Jill Muir-Sukenick, Ph.D. Edited by Michele Willens
published by Hay House

Let's face it: everyone's getting older. But millions of women, raised to believe that success and happiness are based on their intelligence and accomplishments, face an unexpected challenge: the physical realities of aging. If looks are not supposed to matter, why do so many women panic as their appearance changes?

Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape
by Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D. with Linda Villarosa
published by Amistad (Harper Collins)

The world of work has changed dramatically, and there's never been a better time for women to take advantage of this new corporate landscape. But in order to seize new opportunities, one must master the current rules of corporate success. Career GPS is an essential tool for professional women at every stage of their life and careers.

Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success
by Nicole Williams
published by Center Street

Nicole Williams is the tell-it-like-it-is career expert who you wish could fight your work battles for you. But with her ingenious approach--taking the tactics used to land a man and applying them to your career--you'll be able to handle any work situation and come out on top.

Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success
by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay
published by Harper Business

Women have power. In Womenomics, journalists Shipman and Kay deal in facts, not stereotypes, providing a fresh perspective on the largely hidden power that women have in today's marketplace. Why? Companies with more women managers are more profitable. Women do more of the buying. A talent shortage looms.

Twenty Boy Summer
by Sarah Ockler
published by Little, Brown Young Readers

According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in ZanzibarBay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance.

Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do
by Wednesday Martin
published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Stepmonster illuminates the harrowing process of becoming a stepmother, exposes the myths and realities of being married to a man with children, counteracts the prevailing notion that stepmothers are solely responsible for the problems they encounter, and considers the emotional and social challenges men with children face when they remarry.

The Divorce Party
by Laura Dave
published by Penguin

Set in Hamptons high society, The Divorce Party features two women—one newly engaged and one at the end of her marriage—trying to answer the same question: when should you fight to save a relationship, and when should you let go?

The Lie: A Novel
by Fredrica Wagman
published by Steerforth Press

Ramona marries young and escapes her mother's house shortly after the death of her father. She takes with her a dark family secret, the sort of secret one simply did not talk about and that would stalk her as she matured into her role as wife and mother, remained a devoted daughter to her aging mother, and secretly harbored an obsession with the iconic Rita Hayworth.

When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win: Reflections on Looking in the Mirror
by Carol Leifer
published by Villard

Stand-up comic and comedy writer Carol Leifer faced a critical dilemma and had only two options: either continue sharing her greatest childhood memory (seeing the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1966) or lie about her age.

The Ten Year Nap
by Meg Wolitzer
published by Riverhead Books

For a group of four New York friends the past decade has been defined largely by marriage and motherhood, but it wasn't always that way.

Sleepwalking in Daylight
by Elizabeth Flock
published by Mira

Bestseller Flock's latest takes a glimpse inside a dysfunctional and affluent Chicago family. Flock's plot is heavy on the sorrow, though there's a requisitely redemptive ending to lighten the familiar and melancholy arc.

Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love
by Diana Kirschner
published by Center Street

Diana Kirschner, PhD, knows the questions single women everywhere face: "Why am I attracted to the wrong kind of guys?" "Why is he just not that into me?" "Why can't I seem to find the One?" In Love In 90 Days, Dr. Diana reveals the secrets to finding Mr. Right and the crucial steps single women can take to create fulfilling love that lasts. Most singles unconsciously make the same mistakes over and over again in love, regardless of age, work success, or the type of man they are dating. Using her unique four-pronged approach, Dr. Diana pulls no punches. She outlines a program that gets women on the path to smash through their self-sabotage and forge a healthy love relationship.

S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom: A Woman's Survival Guide to Success in Business & Life
by Marshawn Evans
published by Wiley

S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom equips professional women with the strategies necessary to combine confidence and compassion, style and substance, and beauty and brains for professional success.

The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife and Beyond: A No Nonsense Approach to Staying Healthy After 50
by Janet Horn M.D. & Robin H. Miller M.D.
published by New Harbinger Publications

This comprehensive guide shows you how to work with your body instead of against it to stay healthy and happy through menopause and beyond.

Understanding Your Moods When You're Expecting: Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness -- Before, During, and After Pregnancy
by Lucy J. Puryear MD
published by Houghton Mifflin

In this informative, book, Puryear examines the emotional health issues associated with pregnancy and postpartum, providing an indispensable resource for expectant parents and for those who wish to become pregnant.

by Sherri Rifkin
published by Broadway

It's almost summer, and in certain circles summer means summer share. After an intervention by her three best friends forces her out of a breakup-induced personal hiatus (read: depression), TV producer Tori Miller ditches her old look with the help of a makeover on a reality show pilot.

Playing House: A Novel
by Fredrica Wagman
published by Steerforth Press

When Playing House appeared in 1973, Publishers Weekly hailed it, “A probing descent into madness that will fascinate the same audience that appreciated I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.” This nationally bestselling story of one woman’s struggle with the lasting effects of a childhood sexual relationship with her brother shocked American readers; it remains a literary work of enduring quality and value.

The Mindful Woman: Gentle Practices for Restoring Calm, Finding Balance, and Opening Your Heart
by Sue Thoele
published by New Harbinger

In this book, Sue Patton Thoele shows you how to incorporate mindfulness into your busy and dynamic life. The book's gentle and humorous approach makes it a practical and easily understood guide for those who are new to the practice of mindfulness as well as those who are already familiar with its gifts.

A Church of Her Own: What Happens When a Woman Takes the Pulpit
by Sarah Sentilles
published by Harcourt

Women have been among the most dynamic and successful ministers in all Protestant denominations; but in divinity school, Sarah Sentilles discovered that some of the best and brightest of them were having trouble and even leaving the church altogether.

On My Own: The Art of Being a Woman Alone
by Florence Falk
published by Three Rivers Press

At some point over the course of the average American woman's life, she will find herself alone, whether she is divorced, widowed, single, or in a loveless, isolating relationship. And when that time comes, it is likely that she will be at a loss as to how to handle it.

Still Hot: The Uncensored Guide to Divorce, Dating, Sex, Spite and Happily Ever After
by Sue Mittenthal & Linda Reing
published by Running Press Book Publishers

Still Hot is a completely hilarious and saucy survival guide that takes you from the first inkling that your marriage is toast to regaining your long-forgotten inner peace, and all the bizarre tragicomedy that comes in between.

Four Wives: A Novel
by Wendy Walker
published by St. Martin's Press

In Wendy Walker's brilliant debut novel, the lives of four wives and mothers intertwine in an insightful tale of suburban life set amid outrageous wealth.

The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything
by Melissa Kirsch
published by Workman

A colossal cheat sheet for your post college years. Finally, all the needs of the modern girl -- from the benefits of a Roth IRA to the pleasure and pain of dating, from figuring out what to wear to a job interview to the delicate enterprise of defriending.

History Lesson for Girls: A Novel
by Aurelie Sheehan
published by Penguin

In 1975, Alison Glass, age thirteen, moves to Connecticut with her bohemian parents and her horse, Jazz. Shy, observant, and in a back brace for scoliosis, Alison finds strength in an unlikely friendship with Kate Hamilton, the charismatic but troubled daughter of an egomaniacal new age guru and his substance-loving wife.

I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame
by Brené Brown, ph.D., L.M.S.W.
published by Gotham

Shame manifests itself in many ways. Addiction, perfectionism,fear, and blame are just a few of the outward signs that Dr. Brene Brown discovered in her six-year study of shame's effects on women.

Men, Love & Sex: The Complete User's Guide for Women
by David Zinczenko with Ted Spiker
published by Rodale

What makes a man fall in love? Why do men really cheat? What does he want in the bedroom? What's the one thing that men crave in a relationship more than anything else (besides that)?

On Becoming Fearless . . . in Love, Work, and Life
by Arianna Huffington
published by Little, Brown and Company

Observing that her teenage daughters were beginning to experience some of the same fears that had once burdened her -- how attractive am I? do people like me? do I dare speak up? -- Arianna Huffington set out to explore the ways in which fear affects all our lives.

Why You're Still Single: Things Your Friends Would Tell You if You Promised Not to Get Mad
by Evan Marc Katz and Linda Holmes
published by Plume

"This book isn't about catching men or reeling anybody in. Catching is for nine-year-olds playing freeze tag, and reeling is for trout . . . This is about you, considering the possibility that you're tripping over your own feet -- no matter how much of an amazing, smart, hot, totally worthwhile ass-kicker you may be as a general rule." --Linda

Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors
by Barbara Delinsky
published by Washington Square Press

With Uplift, bestselling author Barbara Delinsky, whose life has been shaped by her mother's breast cancer as well as her own, created a resource she wished she'd had for herself during her own treatment.

Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women
by Paula Goldman
published by New World Library

The works in these pages are inspiring, challenging, enlightening, funny, and sometimes shocking. The contributors emphasize that the world they inhabit is different from the world of their mothers and grandmothers.

Money, A Memoir: Women, Emotions, and Cash
by Liz Perle
published by Henry Holt

Long ago, and not entirely consciously, Liz Perle made a quiet contract with cash: She would do what it took to get it -- work hard, marry right -- but she didn't want to have to think about it too much. Ever since she was a young girl, the subject of money had been quietly sidestepped, a shadowy factor whose importance was downplayed and deemed impolite to discuss. This deliberate denial eventually exacted its price, however, when a sudden reversal of fortunes left Perle with no home, no job, a four-year-old, and a box of toys. She realized she could no longer afford to leave her murky and fraught relationship with money unexamined.

The Triple Whammy Cure: The Breakthrough Women's Health Program for Feeling Good Again in 3 Weeks
by David Edelberg, M.D. with Heidi Hough
published by Free Press

Is this your life? You've been feeling just plain awful for far too long -- depressed, exhausted, achy, stressed-out, bloated, and forgetful. In fact, you're beginning to find it hard to remember the last time you felt really well -- or even just okay.

Woman First, Family Always: Real-life Wisdom from a Mother of Ten
by Kathryn Sansone
published by Meredith Books

Happily married and the mother of ten, Kathryn Sansone is centered, fit, organized, and beautiful. But Supermom? Absolutely not. Welcome to her club.

Eating Drinking, Overthinking: The Toxic Triangle of Food, Alcohol, and Depression -- and How Women Can Break Free
by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
published by Henry Holt

What causes the vicious cycle of binge eating, drinking, and overthinking that troubles so many women? Acclaimed psychologist and expert on women and depression Susan Nolen-Hoeksema examines how these three problems, each fairly commonplace in women's lives, can work together to seriously threaten their health and well-being.

Drama Kings: The Men Who Drive Strong Women Crazy
by Dalma Heyn
published by Rodale

This book, by best-selling author Dalma Heyn, explores a rising trend in today's relationships -- the coupling of accomplished, successful women with Drama Kings, less-evolved men who are either too controlling, can't connect, or won't commit. These men are attracted to strong women yet undermine their strength.

It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy
by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
published by Broadway

It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken is the ultimate survival guide to getting over Mr. Wrong and reclaiming your inner Superfox. From how to put yourself through "he-tox," to how to throw yourself a kick-ass pity party, Greg and Amiira share their hilarious and helpful roadmap for getting past the heartache and back into the game.

Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget
by Marianne J. Legato, MD, FACP and Laura Tucker
published by Rodale

According to Dr. Marianne Legato, an internationally recognized expert in gender-specific medicine, male and female brains are chemically and structurally different. And scientists are now finding out how these differences cause us to approach problems and experience the world in such dissimilar ways.

The Boomers' Guide to Online Dating
by Judsen Culbreth
published by Rodale

Maybe you've heard wonderful success stories about online dating but are a little intimidated to try it. Or perhaps you think there are no terrific men your age. That's how journalist Judsen Culbreth felt until she gave online dating a try.

The MomsTown Guide to Getting It All: A Life Makeover for Stay-at-Home Moms
by Mary Goulet and Heather Reider
published by Hyperion

A practical guide to reshaping your attitudes and reigniting your passions, The MomsTown Guide to Getting It All will help you create your most fulfilling life as both a woman and a mom.

Cult of Power: Sex Discrimination in Corporate America and What Can Be Done About It
by Martha Burk
published by Scribner

In a stunning rebuttal to the reductionist claim that Augusta National is just about golf or "private association," Burk unveils, for the first time, the extraordinary web of business, government, and philanthropic affiliations of Augusta National members.

Let Your Goddess Grow!: 7 Spiritual Lessons on Female Power and Positive Thinking
by Charlene M. Proctor
published by The Goddess Network Press

In this book of women's wisdom, Charlene M. Proctor, Ph.D., teaches you how to replace old, negative thought patterns with powerful ideas. Through seven lessons, you'll manifest more success while deepening your relationship with spirit.

Life Lessons for My Sisters: How to Make Wise Choices and Live a Life You Love
by Natasha Munson
published by Hyperion

Searching for a life blessed with peace and happiness? Longing to move past old expectations and learn to live in the moment? Life Lessons for My Sisters offers warm encouragement and refreshingly straightforward guidance for women who want to live a more meaningful life.

The Breaking Point: How Female Midlife Crisis is Transforming Today's Women
by Sue Shellenbarger
published by Henry Holt

When Sue Shellenbarger wrote about her midlife crisis in her award-winning Wall Street Journal "Work & Family" column, the volume and emotional intensity of the responses from readers was stunning. As she heard story after store of middle-aged women radically changing course in search of greater fulfillment, a trend began to emerge.

Unstoppable Women: Achieve Any Breakthrough Goal in 30 Days
by Cynthia Kersey
published by Rodale

The Unstoppable Women 30-Day Challenge is a revolutionary plan that's changed the lives of thousands of women. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, you'll complete simple, daily actions that will build momentum and keep you on target for success.

It's Her Wedding but I'll Cry If I Want To: A Survival Guide for the Mother of the Bride
by Leslie Milk
published by Rodale

When you think "mother of the bride," maybe you picture a proud, serene woman, pulling a neatly folded hanky out of her purse to discreetly blot proud tears from her welling eyes. Well, perhaps this is what you see at the final stages of Operation Wedding, but...

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