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American Libraries

The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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Includes bibliographical references (p. 344-351) and index
Topics: American literature, Beat generation, Authors, American, Women artists, Women and literature, Women...
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Topics: French language, English language
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by Oliver, Mary, 1935-
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"A Harvest original."
Topics: English language, American poetry, English poetry, Poetry
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by Edson, Margaret, 1961-
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"In this play, Margaret Edson has created a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally immediate. At the start of Wit, Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliantly difficult Holy Sonnets of the metaphysical poet John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to her illness is not unlike her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing and intensely rational. But...
Topics: Cancer in women, Women college teachers, English teachers, Ovarian Neoplasms, Faculty, Drama,...
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by Gavin De Becker
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Topics: Violence -- Psychological aspects, Victims of violent crimes -- Psychology, Women -- Crimes...
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by Oke, Janette, 1935-
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A lovely eastern schoolteacher faces the frontier with firm resolve "never to marry one of those undependable, rough and rowdy adventurers of the West."
Topics: Women pioneers, Livres en gros caractères, Love stories
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: English language
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by Searles, John
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Returning home to live with his mother, who is still grieving over the death of her younger son, Ronnie, Philip Chase learns that Ronnie's former girlfriend is pregnant with Ronnie's child--despite the fact that Ronnie died five years earlier
Topics: Popular American Fiction, Fiction - General, Fiction, General, Fiction / General, Psychological,...
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by Cashore, Kristin
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"Houghton Mifflin Harcourt"
Topics: Good and evil, Good and evil, Fantasy, Fantasy, Women warriors, Nobility, Uncles, Magic, Violence,...
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by Tan, Amy
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Feathers from a thousand Li away -- The twenty-six malignant gates -- American translation -- Queen mother of the western skies
Topics: Women, Reminiscing in old age, Chinese American women, Mothers and daughters, Loss (Psychology),...
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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Follows the star-crossed romance of a strong-willed woman who vows that no man will ever capture her heart and the powerful warrior who is equally determined to fight for what he wants
Topics: Women construction workers, Love stories
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by Robb, J. D., 1950-
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Topics: Dallas, Eve (Fictitious character), Models (Persons), Policewomen, Women detectives, Detective and...
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by McNaught, Judith
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Topics: Fugitives from justice, Women teachers, Kidnapping, Love stories, English fiction, United States
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by Ripley, Alexandra; Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949. Gone with the wind
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Set in the Reconstruction-era South, this sequel to Margeret Mitchell's well-loved novel follows Rhett, Scarlett, and Ashley as they pick up the pieces of their lives
Topics: O'Hara, Scarlett (Fictitious character), Americans, Irish American women, Love stories
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by Dodd, Christina; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Prim and proper lady's companion Emma Chegwidden throws caution to the winds when she unexpectedly ends up in the arms of the mysterious Reaper, a dangerous masked man on a mission of vengeance who rides under cover of darkness
Topics: Romance -- Authors, A-Z -- ( D ) -- Dodd, Christina, Romance -- Historical, Women household...
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by Robb, J. D., 1950-; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Topics: Dallas, Eve (Fictitious character), Policewomen, Women detectives
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by Child, Lee
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Topics: Women, Reacher, Jack (Fictitious character), Serial murders, Veterans, Mystery fiction
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by Rivers, Francine, 1947-
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Torn by the love for a handsome aristocrat, a young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome
Topics: Church history, Women slaves
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by Aidoo, Ama Ata, 1942-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-196)
Topics: Women, Young women
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by Clare, Cassandra; Rosamilia, Mike, book designer; Margaret K. McElderry Books, publisher; Simon and Schuster, Inc., publisher
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Topics: Demonology, Magic, Young women, Brothers and sisters, Vampires, Good and evil, Supernatural,...
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by Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
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Topics: Literary, Fiction / General, Fiction, Fiction - General, School shootings, High school students,...
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by McNaught, Judith
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When corporate raider Matthew Farrell targets a department store empire, he crosses paths with stunning blonde Meredith Bancroft -- and a once-in-a-lifetime passion and bittersweet memories are rekindled for each of them. Can Matt and Meredith believe in each other at last? Or will a hostile takeover shatter their tenuous trust?
Topics: Social classes, Consolidation and merger of corporations, Department stores, Women executives
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: English language, Engels, Taalkunde, Anglais (Langue), Anglais (langue), English language
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by Jacqueline Susann
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Topics: Female friendship -- Fiction., Women -- Drug use -- Fiction., Motion picture industry -- Fiction.,...
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by Alvord, Lori Arviso; Cohen, Elizabeth
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-204)
Topics: Alvord, Lori Arviso, Alvord, Lori Arviso, Women surgeons, Navajo women, Navajo Indians, Minorities...
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by Ghosh, Amitav
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Topics: Americans, Ecological disturbances, Women scientists, Human ecology, Rural poor, Dolphins, Tides
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by Louis L'Amour
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Topics: Women ranchers -- New Mexico -- Fiction, New Mexico -- Fiction
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by M. H. Abrams
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Topics: Criticism -- Terminology, Literature -- Terminology, English language -- Terms and phrases
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Topics: English language, International English Language Testing System, English language, Universities and...
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by Deveraux, Jude
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The invitation -- Matchmakers -- A perfect arrangement
Topics: Women air pilots, Trail riding, Temporary marriage
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by Leigh, Lora
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Topics: Single women, Brothers, Twins, Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
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Greg Behrendt knows that the one thing harder than realizing he's not that into you is finding the courage to walk away from the relationship. Complete with a workbook to help you put the crazy down on paper and not take it out into the world, this is a manual for getting over Mr. Wrong and reclaiming your inner Superfox. In the first few days or weeks after a breakup, you need to recognize that some things can't and shouldn't be fixed, especially that loser who dumped you or forced you to dump...
Topics: Sex Relations, Self-Help, Love / Sex / Marriage, Interpersonal Relations, Love & Romance,...
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by Brown, Sandra, 1948-
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Topics: Impostors and imposture, Women scientists, Sisters, Twins, Love stories
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"Based on: A Dictionary of American idioms (Barron's, c1975) [edited by] Maxine Tull Boatner and John Edward Gates"--T.p. verso
Topics: English language, Americanisms, Phraseologie, Wörterbuch
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by Lerner, Harriet Goldhor
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Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, c1985
Topics: Anger, Interpersonal relations, Women
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by Evanovich, Janet
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Pages [339]-357 contain an excerpt from the author's book, "Hard eight."
Topics: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character), Women detectives, Bail bond agents
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Topics: Publishers and publishing, Female friendship, Women editors, Stenographers, Young women, Roommates
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by Pemberton, Sheila; Biro, Val
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Topics: English language, Picture dictionaries, English, English language, English language Words...
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by Roberts, Nora
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Topics: Police, Women psychologists, Psychopaths
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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Topics: Inheritance and succession, Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Women pioneers, Ranch life,...
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by Chai, Arlene J
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A family drama in the Philippines in which a woman secretly adopts the daughter of her sister. It is played out during a turbulent period of the country's history--the Japanese invasion in World War II, war of independence against the U.S. and the People's Revolution. A first novel
Topics: Women, Identity (Psychology)
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by Steel, Danielle
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In this heartfelt and incisive new novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family
Topics: Young women, Overweight women, Self-realization in women, Parent and child
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by Allen, W. Stannard (William Stannard)
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Includes index
Topics: Anglais (langue), Anglais (langue), English language, English language, English language, Engels,...
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A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories, and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity
Topics: Kingston, Maxine Hong, Kingston, Maxine Hong, Chinese American women, Asian Americans, Women's...
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by Goodkind, Terry
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"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Topics: Rahl, Richard (Fictitious character), Wizards, Missing persons, Missing women, Epic fiction,...
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by Evanovich, Janet
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Someone wants to kill Vinnie, but who? The list is long, and it's up to Stephanie to whittle it down to one
Topics: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character), Women bounty hunters
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by Roberts, Nora
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Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2004
Topics: Police, Women air pilots, Bush pilots
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by Roberts, Nora
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Topic: Women artists
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by Howard, Linda, 1950-
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A talentedlandscape painter and portrait artist in her early thirties, Paris Sweeney has achieved enviable success:her work sells at an exclusive New York City gallery owned by her friend Candra Worth, and her popularity is at an all-time high. Sweeney, as she is affectionately called by those close to her, loves her work and is content with her life
Topic: Women artists
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by Castle, Jayne; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Includes excerpt from Running hot, p.[372]-387
Topics: Women journalists, Tabloid newspapers, Missing persons
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by Grafton, Sue
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"A Marian Wood book."
Topics: Millhone, Kinsey (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Women detectives
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by Collins, Jackie
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Madison is having problems, her ex-live-in lover who walked out on her is trying to walk back in, her new lover is giving her a hard time, and her father turns out to be a man with deadly secrets
Topics: Women journalists, Mafia
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Poetry, Feminism, Lesbianism, Afro-American women
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by Gilman, Dorothy, 1923-
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In New Haven, Emily Pollifax discovers a girl hiding in a cupboard. The girl is Kadi Hopkirk, an artist who is being followed by some mysterious types ever since she met a young man who is heir to an African throne. The two take off for New York but are pursued. A tale of international intrigue by the author of Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief
Topics: Pollifax, Emily (Fictitious character), Intelligence service, Women spies, Spy stories, American
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-268)
Topics: Women, Achievement motivation in women, Self-actualization (Psychology), Success, Attitude...
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by Evanovich, Janet
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Originally published: New York : Scribner, ©1996
Topics: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character), Women detectives, Private investigators, Bounty hunters,...
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by Roberts, Nora
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"America's Publisher of Contemporary Romance."
Topics: Pregnant women, Man-woman relationships, Love stories
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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After her mother's death, Gabrielle Brooks sets sail to the Caribbean in search of her father, discovers he has become a pirate, and spends three happy years sailing with him. His decision that she should return to London to find a proper husband leads to intrigue, scandal, and Gabrielle's passionate quest for revenge, as she finds herself falling in love with a carefree sea captain with no interest in matrimony
Topics: Young women, Man-woman relationships, Fathers and daughters, Pirates, Aristocracy (Social class),...
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by Roberts, Nora
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Topics: Women archaeologists, Divorced women, Birthparents
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My harem frontiers -- Scheherazade, the king, and the words -- The French Harem -- Yasmina's first co-wife -- Chama and the Caliph -- Tamou's horse -- The harem within -- Aquatic dishwashing -- Moonlit nights of laughter -- The men's salon -- World War II: view from the courtyard -- Asmahan, the singing princess -- The Harem goes to the movies -- Egyptian feminists visit the terrace -- Princess Budur's fate -- The forbidden terrace -- Mina, the rootless -- American cigarettes -- Mustaches and...
Topics: Mernissi, Fatima, Mernissi, Fatima, Muslim women, Vrouwen, Harems, Islam, Musulmanes
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Previous ed.: 2007
Topics: Test of English as a Foreign Language, English language, English language, English language
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by Evanovich, Janet
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Topics: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character), Women private investigators, Bounty hunters
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by Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
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A trio of stories around the writer, Virginia Woolf. In the first, set in 1923, Woolf is writing her novel, Mrs. Dalloway. The second story is on a woman reading the novel in 1949 Los Angeles, while the third is on a woman in present-day New York who has been nicknamed Mrs. Dalloway by her boyfriend
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941, Women, Man-woman relationships, Terminally ill
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by Rivers, Francine, 1947-
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Topics: Mothers and daughters, Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
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by Wick, Lori
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Topics: Women merchant mariners, Ship captains, Large type books
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by French, Tana
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Six months after the events of In the Woods, Detective Cassie Maddox is still trying to recover. She's transferred out of the murder squad and started a relationship with Detective Sam O'Neill, but she's too badly shaken to make a commitment to him or to her career. Then Sam calls her to the scene of his new case: a young woman found stabbed to death in a small town outside Dublin. The dead girl's ID says her name is Lexie Madison--the identity Cassie used years ago as an undercover...
Topics: Women detectives, Murder
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by Gleason, Henry A. (Henry Allan), 1917-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: English language, Language and languages, Beschrijvende taalwetenschap, Anglais (Langue),...
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by Jayne Castle
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Topics: Women archaeologists -- Fiction, Museums -- Employees -- Fiction
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by Richardson, Kat
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A Greywalker with the ability to negotiate the shadowy realm between the living world and the paranormal, private detective Harper Blaine investigates the appearance of zombies roaming the underground beneath Seattle
Topics: Blaine, Harper (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Women private investigators -- Washington (State)...
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by Beverley, Jo
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"The first Malloran novel"--Cover
Topics: Women outlaws, Regency fiction
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by Christine, de Pisan, ca. 1364-ca. 1431
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Translation of: Le livre de la cité des dames
Topics: Imaginary conversations, Women, Women, Feminism
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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A science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in a dingy backstreet room. Set in a multi-layered story of the death of a woman's sister and husband in the 1940's, with a novel-within-a novel as a background
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Topics: Sisters, Fiction, Women novelists, Older women, Widows
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Topics: Commitment (Psychology), Women, Interpersonal relations
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by Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-
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Topic: Married women
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by Garwood, Julie
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Avery Delaney has tried hard to put her past behind her. Abandoned by her mother as an infant, she was raised by her grandmother and her aunt. At age ten, she witnessed her grandmother's murder before she herself was shot and left for dead. Now working as an FBI agent, she is forced to work on the case of her missing Aunt Carolyn who was sent to a posh spa in the mountains of Colorado by her soon-to-be ex-husband. Carolyn never made it to the spa
Topics: Government investigators, Women detectives, Murder for hire, Kidnapping, Aunts