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Collection of books by women authors based on a list created by New York Public Library's Gwen Glazer in celebration of International Women's Day.


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by Desai, Anita, 1937-
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183 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Sisters -- Fiction, 18.07 English literature outside Europe and the USA, Sisters, Delhi (India) --...
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?; Takekasa, Hifumi
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by Okorafor, Nnedi
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90 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: College stories, Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction, Human-alien encounters -- Fiction,...
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by Morgan, Claire, 1921-
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Topic: Lesbians
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by McBride, Eimear, author
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205 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Andrae, A, Englisch, .., Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Brain -- Tumors -- Patients -- Fiction,...
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by Carrington, Leonora, 1917-
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by Emecheta, Buchi
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Topic: Motherhood
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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378 p. ; 25 cm
Topics: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction, Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
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by Yoshimoto, Banana, 1964-
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Translation of: Kitchin
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by Sappho
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xlv, 206 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: Sappho -- Translations into English, Love poetry, Greek -- Translations into English
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by Kirino, Natsuo, 1951-; Snyder, Stephen, 1957-
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Published in Japanese under the same title by Kodansha Ltd. in 1997
Topic: Yakuza
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Includes index
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Topics: Feminist theory, Feminism, Sex discrimination against women, Feminisme
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by Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
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Originally published: New York : Tanam Press, 1982
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by Bâ, Mariama
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iv, 171 p. ; 20 cm
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by Walker, Alice, 1944-
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245 p. ; 23 cm
Topics: African American women -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction
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by Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948- author
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x, 240, [1] pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident (Chornobylʹ, Ukraine : 1986), Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ,...
Source: removedNEL
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Follows two teenagers coming of age in the midst of the Bronx drug trade as they experience budding sexuality, teen parenthood, and gang identity in a social examination of the challenges of family life in the face of violence
Topics: Poor, Youth, Families, Inner cities
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by Valentine, Jean
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viii, 67 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: American poetry -- 20th century, American poetry
Source: removedNEL
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by Fox, Paula
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First published in 1970 to great acclaim, this novel stands as one of the most dazzling and rigorous examples of the storyteller's craft in postwar American literature--a novel that, according to Irving Howe, ranks with "Billy Budd" and "The Great Gatsby"
Topics: City and town life, Married women, Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction
Source: removedNEL
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by Saidiya Hartman
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x, 109 p. ; 19 cm
Topic: Botswana -- Rural conditions -- Fiction
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by Solnit, Rebecca, author
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209 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Women, Travel, Landscapes, Art -- Philosophie, West...
Source: removedNEL
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by Soueif, Ahdaf
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529 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Domestic fiction, Historical fiction, Egypt, Egypt -- Fiction
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by Wright, Alexis, 1950-
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Topic: Indigenous peoples
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by Nwaubani, Adaobi
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402 pages ; 21 cm
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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Adult
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by Waters, Sarah, 1966-
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by Hazzard, Shirley, 1931-
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Topics: Australians, Sisters
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by Soliven, Marivi
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viii, 341 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: Filipinos -- California -- Oakland -- Fiction, Women immigrants -- California -- Fiction
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by Ferrante, Elena, author; Goldstein, Ann, 1949- translator
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The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells...
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Topic: Friendship
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by Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941, author
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299 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : 23 cm
Topics: Transsexuals -- Fiction, Women -- England -- History -- Fiction, Men -- England -- History --...
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by Sontag, Susan, 1933-
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by Gordimer, Nadine
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Joint winner 1974 Booker prize
Topics: South African fiction (English), Fiction in English, 1900- Texts
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by Mukherjee, Bharati.
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Topics: East Indian American women -- Fiction, Women revolutionaries -- Fiction, Arranged marriage --...
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by Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965
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142 pages : 21 cm
Topics: African American families -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama, African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago...
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by Hall, Radclyffe
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"Third printing, December, 1928."
Topic: Lesbians
California Digital Library
by Deledda, Grazia, 1871-1936
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2 p. l., [3]-341 p. ; 20 cm
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by Pollitt, Katha
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258 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Abortion -- United States, Abortion -- United States -- Public opinion, Abortion -- Government...
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xxxvi, 236 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies, LITERARY CRITICISM -- Women Authors, SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media...
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by Parks, Suzan-Lori
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"Underdog" in the title appears reversed and upside down on the t.p
Topics: Academic Literacy, Reading Level-Adult
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by Dangarembga, Tsitsi
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"This U.S. edition first published in 1989 by Seal Press"--T.p. verso
Topic: Women
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by Alvarez, Julia
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
Source: inlibrary
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by Saadawi, Nawal
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Topic: Arabic fiction
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by Dove, Rita
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Topics: African American women civil rights workers, Civil rights movements, African American women,...
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by Hochschild, Arlie Russell, 1940-
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xvii, 309 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer Bitterfeld, Dual-career families -- United...
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by Gappah, Petina, 1971- author
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274 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Memory -- Fiction, Prisoners -- Fiction, Albinos and albinism -- Fiction, Albinos and albinism,...
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by Katō, Kazue, 1980-
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178, [3] p. : 19 cm
Topics: Good and evil -- Comic books, strips, etc, Exorcism -- Comic books, strips, etc, Devil -- Comic...
California Digital Library
by Eliot, George, 1819-1880
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3 v. 19 cm
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by Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- author
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287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Topics: Girls -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Missing children -- Fiction, City and town life -- Haiti --...
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by Hempel, Amy
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Topic: United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
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by Dānishvar, Sīmīn, 1921-2012
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189 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Danishvar, Simin, 1921-2012 -- Translations into English, Danishvar, Simin, 1921-2012, Manners and...
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by Penelope Fitzgerald
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Topics: Novalis, 1772-1801 -- Relations with women -- Fiction, Kühn, Sophie von, 1782-1797 -- Fiction,...
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by Oyeyemi, Helen
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324 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: Novelists -- Fiction, Authorship -- Fiction, Marriage -- Fiction
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by Nella Larsen
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Topics: African American women -- Fiction., Racially mixed people -- Fiction., Identity (Psychology) --...
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by Bambara, Toni Cade
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Topic: African Americans
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by Kyung-sook Shin
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by Hò, Xuân Hng; Balaban, John, 1943-
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Translated from the original Nôm script
Topic: Vietnamese poetry
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by Ocampo, Silvina
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xxi, 354 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Ocampo, Silvina -- Translations into English, Ocampo, Silvina, Translations
California Digital Library
by Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886; Todd, Mabel Loomis, 1856-1932; Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911
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152 p. ; 18 cm
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by Kingsolver, Barbara
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x, 546 p. ; 25 cm
Topics: Missionaries -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction, Family -- Congo (Democratic Republic) --...
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by Sei Shonagon, b. ca. 967; Morris, Ivan I., ed
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Translation of Makura no soshi
Topics: Japan -- Court and courtiers, Japan -- Social life and customs -- To 1600
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by McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967
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3 p., l., [3]-356 p. 21 cm
Topics: Teenage girls -- Fiction, Suicide victims -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Racism -- Fiction,...
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by Rif{mllhring}at, Al{macr}ifah; Johnson-Davies, Denys
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"First published by Quartet Books Ltd. 1983 ... first published in this edition in 1987."--t.p. verso
Source: inlibrary
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Topics: Kingston, Maxine Hong, Chinese Americans
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by Munro, Alice, author
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xii, 620 pages ; 25 cm
Topic: Short stories, Canadian
Source: removedNEL
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by Julie Otsuka
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Topics: Fiction, Japanese, Mail order brides, History
Source: removedNEL
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by Lahiri, Jhumpa
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Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives--Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America--until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds
Topics: Brothers, Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Naxalite movement, Large type books
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by Susan Choi
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Topics: Fugitives from justice -- Fiction., Women revolutionaries -- Fiction., Kidnapping victims --...
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338 pages : 25 cm
Topics: Nafisi, Azar, Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951....
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by Patchett, Ann
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Originally published: 2001
Topics: Modern fiction, Fiction, Women singers, Victims of terrorism, Embassy buildings, Hostages, Opera
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by Graham, Jorie, 1951-
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xvii, 312 p. ; 24 cm
Topics: Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States, Criminal justice,...
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by Zangana, Haifa, 1950-
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xi, 169 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: Zangana, Haifa, 1950-, Political activists -- Iraq, Women political prisoners -- Iraq, Torture...
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by Telles, Lygia Fagundes; Neves, Margaret A., translator
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Topic: Women
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by Anam, Tahmima, 1975-
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297 p. ; 24 cm
Topics: Muslims -- Bangladesh -- Fiction, Islamic fundamentalism -- Bangladesh -- Fiction, FICTION /...
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by Jelinek, Elfriede, 1946-; Chalmers, Martin
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