Books

On a road trip across the country, photographer and writer Shreve Stockton falls under the dizzying spell of Wyoming's beatific landscapes and peaceful atmosphere....

In this lively critique, scholar Susan J. Douglas debunks the myth of a post-feminist society, stating that women are actually living in a time of "enlightened sexism"-a seductive form of patriarchy that encourages women to behave as sex objects in celebration of their alleged sexual equality....

In this breezy biography, Shelley Emling uncovers the life of fossil hunter and tongue-twister muse Mary Anning, who, in selling "seashells by the seashore," discovered the first complete skeleton of an ichthyosaur....

The characters and situations in The Gin Closet feel familiar; close cousins to the women who populate Lifetime movies, sad songs, and countless other novels....

Although Shoshana Johnson was raised an army brat, she joined the army for the same reason a lot of young Americans do: to earn money for college....

Now in her early 40s, Emily White has suffered from crippling loneliness on and off since childhood, and it dominated her life for four years, beginning in 2002....

Nadine Cohodas' new book immortalizes one of the greatest musicians of our time, "The High Priestess of Soul," with never-before-shared stories about Nina Simone's childhood and her temperamental career that burned a path through the history of music....

In this coming-of-age novel, a young woman named Imelda Richardson escapes from Jamaica during the hurricane of 1974, forcing her to start a new life in England....

Nothing is sweeter than desire. All other delights are second. These lines, written by one of Sappho's admirers, are quoted by Leila J. Rupp in the beginning of her fascinating new book about the history of same-sex female attraction....

On the first page of The Storm, Margriet de Moor reveals the novel's ending....