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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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by Allende, Isabel
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Translation of: La casa de los espíritus
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Topics: Authors, Chilean, Chilean literature, Spanish American literature, Women authors, Chilean
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Women
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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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Bishop T.D. Jakes offers inspired advice for women who want to enrich their relationships -- with themselves, their men and their God
Topics: Women, Women, Christian women, Christian women, Marriage
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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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Uncorrected manuscript in spiral bound covers
Topics: Women plantation owners, Mothers and sons, African Americans, Slaves
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by Sheldon, Sidney
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In Paris, Washington, and at a breathtaking villa in Greece, an innocent American becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal, in this paperback reissue of Sheldon's #1 bestseller.
Topics: Capitalists and financiers, Married women, Americans, Fiction, Protected DAISY, Accessible book,...
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by Tan, Amy
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In 1949, four Chinese women--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club--and forge a relationship that binds them for more than three decades. A celebrated novel in the tradition of Alice Adams and Margaret Atwood from the bestselling author of The Kitchen God's Wife
Topics: Women, Asian Americans, Chinese Americans, Mother and child, Mothers, Reminiscing in old age, Loss...
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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 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 Norwood, Robin
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Includes index
Topic: Women
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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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Through different eyes -- The gatekeepers -- Stairway to heaven -- Why do you hide from me? -- Elijah -- Absorbing the pain of others -- A creature without a soul -- The intermediary -- The angel of death -- The bombers -- The angel of mother's love -- Country cottage -- Telling Joe -- I never knew I had a guardian angel -- The power of prayer -- The tunnel -- Three knocks on the window -- Isn't Lorna lucky-- -- "I'm here, I'm here--here I am!" -- The golden chain -- I need some...
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Topics: Byrne, Lorna, Women mystics, Religious biography
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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 Rivers, Francine, 1947-
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Topics: Church history, Women slaves
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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 Flynn, Gillian, 1971-
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Returning to her hometown after an eight-year absence to investigate the murders of two girls, reporter Camille Preaker is reunited with her neurotic mother and enigmatic, thirteen-year-old half-sister as she works to uncover the truth about the killings
Topic: Women journalists
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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 Bianchin, Helen
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"Wedlocked!"--Cover
Topics: Romance - Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / General, Romance - General, Fiction, Fiction - Romance,...
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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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Beauty and the beast -- Bluebeard -- Cat and mouse -- Cinderella -- East of the sun and west of the moon -- Goldilocks and the three barons -- Mirror on the wall -- Mrs. Fox -- Snow White in the woods -- The empress' new clothes -- The goose girl -- The sheep in wolves' clothing -- The ugly duckling
Topics: Fairy tales, Erotic stories, Short stories, Women
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by Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976
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The mirror crack'd.--A Caribbean mystery.--Nemesis.--What Mrs. McGillicuddy saw!--The body in the library
Topics: Marple, Jane (Fictitious character), Detective and mystery stories, English, Women detectives
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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,...
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1977
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Topics: African American women, African American women
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"Harlequin presents, 2705."
Topics: Billionaires, Single women
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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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by Stockett, Kathryn
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Originally published: New York : Amy Einhorn Books, c2009
Topics: Civil rights movements, African American women
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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 Stone, Merlin
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Bibliography: p. 246-257
Topic: Women and religion
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by Phillips, Susan Elizabeth
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2 titles in one volume
Topics: Football players, Women college teachers, Gifted persons
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Lindy was amazed when shipping tycoon Atreus Drakos made her his mistress.Her-with her fuller figure and lowly lifestyle making candles and potpourri! However, Atreus seemed enchanted by her curves when he made passionate love to her at his country retreat.But Lindy came down to earth with two bumps, first when Atreus revealed she was just his weekend mistress; hisbridewould be selected from the upper echelons of Greek society. The second bump she wouldn't be able to hide because she was...
Topics: Greeks, Rich people, Mistresses, Pregnant women, Man-woman relationships
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by Camp, Candace
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Topic: Married women
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by Mortimer, Carole; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"First North American publication 2007"--T.p. verso
Topics: Pregnant women, Bachelors, Man-woman relationships
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İlk Türk kadın romancı--Cover;Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-128)
Topics: Fatma Aliye, 1862-1936?, Women authors, Turkish, Authors, Turkish, Women and literature, Authors,...
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"Passion has a double price ... Alexander Konstantinakos has discovered that one passionate night in Manchester had its consequences: two, to be precise. Out of the blue he's turned up on Ruby Wareham's doorstep--to take his twin sons back to Greece! Ruby's shocked that she's still so attracted to the dark, sexy and powerful Alexander! She's afraid she might lose her beautiful boys, whom she's struggled to bring up on her own, but maybe there's a solution ... Can she wed Sander--a virtual...
Topics: Poor women, Single mothers, Greeks, Birthfathers, Billionaires, Mothers and sons, Twins, Marriage,...
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Topics: Single mothers, Poor women, Princes, Italians, Arranged marriage, Revenge
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by Kincaid, Jamaica
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Lucy has left the West Indies for a job in New York, but she discovers that her employers' perfect lives are not what they seem
Topics: West Indian Americans, Women household employees
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by Roberts, Nora
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Topics: Police, Women psychologists, Psychopaths
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Topics: Greeks, Billionaires, Women gardeners, Married people
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by McNaught, Judith
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Julie is a third-grade teacher in a small Texas town and is a pillar of the community. Putting her past behind her, she is determined that nothing will shatter the perfect life she has fashioned
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Fugitives from justice, Kidnapping, Women teachers
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by James, Eloisa
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Forced into marriage at eleven, Gina is left by the Duke of Girton who immediately flees to Greece, but when Gina falls in love, he returns to grant her an annulment only to be surprised by the feelings that emerge
Topics: Runaway husbands, Married women, Nobility
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Includes a discussion guide (p. [283-298])
Topics: Women, Multiple personality, Man-woman relationships
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Topic: Sex instruction for women
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by Lucy Monroe
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Topics: Young women, Marriage, Princes, Fiction
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Topics: Publishers and publishing, Female friendship, Women editors, Stenographers, Young women, Roommates
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by Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
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The Farming of Bones begins in 1937 in a village on the Dominican side of the river that separates the country from Haiti. Amabelle Desir, Haitian-born and a faithful maidservant to the Dominican family that took her in when she was orphaned, and her lover Sebastien, an itinerant sugarcane cutter, decide they will marry and return to Haiti at the end of the cane season. However, hostilities toward Haitian laborers find a vitriolic spokesman in the ultra nationalist Generalissimo Trujillo who...
Topics: Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidas, 1891-1961, Massacres, Haitians, Women household employees,...
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by Woodiwiss, Kathleen E
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Topic: Women artists
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by Winters, Rebecca
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Topics: American Light Romantic Fiction, Fiction, Fiction - Romance, Romance: Modern, Romance -...
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by Donald, Robyn
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Topics: Poor women, Extortion
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Originally published: Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2003
Topics: Arranged marriage, Billionaires, Young women, English, Illegitimate children
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Topics: Businessmen, Young women, Dwellings, Virginity, Revenge, Marriage
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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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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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Topics: Millionaires, Women journalists, Pregnancy
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by Howard, Linda, 1950-
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Topic: Women physicians
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Men, Women, Loss (Psychology), Separation (Psychology), Self-help...
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-268)
Topics: Women, Achievement motivation in women, Self-actualization (Psychology), Success, Attitude...
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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 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 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 Marshall, Paule, 1929-
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"A Plume book."
Topics: African American women, African Americans, Granadian Americans, Widows, Ocean travel
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Topics: Millionaires, Women novelists, Housesitting
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by James, Julia
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Topics: Man-woman relationships, Brothers, Sisters, Men, Young women, Billionaires
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by Morgan, Sarah, 1948-
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"Previously published in the U.K. as The Vasquez mistress."
Topics: Mistresses, Pregnant women, Man-woman relationships
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by Howard, Linda, 1950-
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Michelle Cabot has inherited her father's Florida cattle ranch, and a mountain of debt. To make matters worse, a huge chunk of that debt is owed to the neighboring rancher, her nemesis John Rafferty
Topics: Women ranchers, Inheritance and succession
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Special bonus features inside
Topics: Princesses, Pregnant women, Greeks
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by Howard, Linda; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Series statement taken from spine
Topics: Women archeologists, Rain forests
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"Harlequin presents--babies galore!"--Cover verso
Topics: Billionaires, Pregnant women, Marriage
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"She's sexy, successful and pregnant!"--P. [4] of cover
Topics: Pregnant women, Marriage
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by Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-
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Topic: Married women
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Topics: Commitment (Psychology), Women, Interpersonal relations
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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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Greek hotel magnate Chrysander Anetakis's former mistress was pregnant? And had amnesia? That meant Marley Jameson didn't remember betraying him by selling company secrets. Or that he'd thrown her out of his life. So he told her a little white lie: they were engaged. Then he swept her away to his Greek island to await the birth of his baby and enjoy her sudden devotion before tossing her out. But he didn't count on Marley regaining her memory so soon
Topics: Impostors and imposture, Pregnant women, Mistresses, Brothers, Amnesia
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by Jeffries, Sabrina
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Topics: Young women, Nobility, Americans, Arranged marriage
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817, Austen, Jane, 1775-1817, Women and literature, Love stories, English