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Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
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A trio of Omani sisters—a repressed seamstress, an aspiring intellectual, and a dewy-eyed idealist—grapple with fates forged by the clash between their strict patriarchal upbringing and modernity A trio of Omani sisters—a repressed seamstress, an aspiring intellectual, and a dewy-eyed idealist—grapple with fates forged by the clash between their strict patriarchal upbringing and modernity Show less
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
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A beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration, and the sacrifices we make in the name of love from award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn. A beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration, and the sacrifices we make in the name of love from award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn. Show less
Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Díaz
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This hard-hitting memoir-in-essays adeptly captures how the wounds of youth can remain long into adulthood. The author survived a foulmouthed, chain-smoki...Show more This hard-hitting memoir-in-essays adeptly captures how the wounds of youth can remain long into adulthood. The author survived a foulmouthed, chain-smoking mother described as “small but scared of nothing” while trying to avoid becoming her Lothario father, a “keeper of secrets, teller of tales” who gave her—and now readers—the gift of words. Show less
The Summer Demands by Deborah Shapiro
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The Summer Demands is a beautiful, quietly startling exploration of the sting of seduction, of unspoken female rage, and of how desire and ambition shift over time. The Summer Demands is a beautiful, quietly startling exploration of the sting of seduction, of unspoken female rage, and of how desire and ambition shift over time. Show less
Lifelines by Heidi Diehl
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For fans of Meg Wolitzer and Maggie Shipstead: a sweeping debut novel following an American artist who returns to Germany—where she fell in love and had a child decades earlier—to confront her past at her former mother-in-law’s funeral. For fans of Meg Wolitzer and Maggie Shipstead: a sweeping debut novel following an American artist who returns to Germany—where she fell in love and had a child decades earlier—to confront her past at her former mother-in-law’s funeral. Show less
Rough Magic by Lara Prior-Palmer
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Told with terrific suspense and style, Rough Magic captures the extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead, against all odds, to become the first female winner of the world’s longest, toughest horse race. Told with terrific suspense and style, Rough Magic captures the extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead, against all odds, to become the first female winner of the world’s longest, toughest horse race. Show less
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