Book: These Women


SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL AN LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE, MYSTERY & THRILLER FINALIST * AN INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS FINALIST, BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL * A MACAVITY BEST MYSTERY NOVEL FINALIST A Recommended Book From The New ...

  • Author : Ivy Pochoda
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 19 May 2020
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062656407

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL AN LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE, MYSTERY & THRILLER FINALIST * AN INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS FINALIST, BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL * A MACAVITY BEST MYSTERY NOVEL FINALIST A Recommended Book From The New York Times Book Review * The Washington Post * Vogue * Entertainment Weekly * Elle * People * Marie Claire * Vulture * The Minneapolis Star-Tribune * LitHub * Crime Reads * PopSugar * AARP * Book Marks * South Florida Sun Sentinel From the award-winning author of Wonder Valley and Visitation Street comes a serial killer story like you’ve never seen before—a literary thriller of female empowerment and social change In West Adams, a rapidly changing part of South Los Angeles, they’re referred to as “these women.” These women on the corner … These women in the club … These women who won’t stop asking questions … These women who got what they deserved … In her masterful new novel, Ivy Pochoda creates a kaleidoscope of loss, power, and hope featuring five very different women whose lives are steeped in danger and anguish. They’re connected by one man and his deadly obsession, though not all of them know that yet. There’s Dorian, still adrift after her daughter’s murder remains unsolved; Julianna, a young dancer nicknamed Jujubee, who lives hard and fast, resisting anyone trying to slow her down; Essie, a brilliant vice cop who sees a crime pattern emerging where no one else does; Marella, a daring performance artist whose work has long pushed boundaries but now puts her in peril; and Anneke, a quiet woman who has turned a willfully blind eye to those around her for far too long. The careful existence they have built for themselves starts to crumble when two murders rock their neighborhood. Written with beauty and grit, tension and grace, These Women is a glorious display of storytelling, a once-in-a-generation novel.

Book: These Women


"From the award-winning author of Wonder Valley and Visitation Street comes a serial killer story like you've never seen before-a literary thriller of female empowerment and social change"--

  • Author : Ivy Pochoda
  • Publisher : Ecco Press
  • Release : 01 May 2020
  • Category: Serial murderers
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 13 : 0062656392

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From the award-winning author of Wonder Valley and Visitation Street comes a serial killer story like you've never seen before--a literary thriller of female empowerment and social change In West Adams, a rapidly changing part of South Los Angeles, they're referred to as "these women." These women on the corner ... These women in the club ... These women who won't stop asking questions ... These women who got what they deserved ... In her masterful new novel, Ivy Pochoda creates a kaleidoscope of loss, power, and hope featuring five very different women whose lives are steeped in danger and anguish. They're connected by one man and his deadly obsession, though not all of them know that yet. There's Dorian, still adrift after her daughter's murder remains unsolved; Julianna, a young dancer nicknamed Jujubee, who lives hard and fast, resisting anyone trying to slow her down; Essie, a brilliant vice cop who sees a crime pattern emerging where no one else does; Marella, a daring performance artist whose work has long pushed boundaries but now puts her in peril; and Anneke, a quiet woman who has turned a willfully blind eye to those around her for far too long. The careful existence they have built for themselves starts to crumble when two murders rock their neighborhood. Written with beauty and grit, tension and grace, These Women is a glorious display of storytelling, a once-in-a-generation novel.

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' 'The kind of storytelling you hope to find in your movie theaters one day.' 'Pochoda weaves a mystery that not only had me turning the page, but dwelling on lines of prose.' 'This book was far from what I was expecting it to be . . .

  • Author : Ivy Pochoda
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 19 May 2020
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9780571363834

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'These Women is full of resilient and undaunted characters that society often doesn't give a second look to. But Ivy Pochoda does and in these pages she gives us the small story that grows so large in meaning and emotion as to transcend genre. It tells us how to look at ourselves and at what is important.' Michael Connelly The dancer. The mother. The cop. The artist. The wife. These women live by countless unspoken rules. How to dress; who to trust; which streets are safe and which are not. The rules grow out of a kaleidoscope of fear, anguish, power, loss and hope. Maybe it is only these rules which keep them alive. When their neighbourhood is rocked by two murders, the careful existence these women have built for themselves begins to crumble. 'Pochoda turns grief, suffering and loss into art, crafting a literary thriller that is no less compelling for its deep emotional resonance.' Vogue Named a Most Anticipated Novel for 2020 by * The Washington Post * Entertainment Weekly * Vulture * LitHub * Crime Reads * Book Riot * What readers are saying: 'Gritty and addicting.' 'The kind of storytelling you hope to find in your movie theaters one day.' 'Pochoda weaves a mystery that not only had me turning the page, but dwelling on lines of prose.' 'This book was far from what I was expecting it to be . . . I couldn't tear myself away.' 'I devoured it in one sitting . . . I LOVED IT.' 'This is one of those books that tears into you and doesn't let you go - even after you read the last page.'

Book: Of Women and Salt


A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of ...

  • Author : Gabriela Garcia
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release : 30 March 2021
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9781250776693

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Score: 3.5
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF 2021 A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK WINNER of the Isabel Allende Most Inspirational Fiction Award, She Reads Best of 2021 Awards • FINALIST for the 2022 Southern Book Prize • LONGLISTED for Crook’s Corner Book Prize • NOMINATED for 2021 GoodReads Choice Award in Literary Fiction A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt. From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Gabriela Garcia's Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals—personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others—that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots.

Book: These Modern Women


In 1926-27,The Nation published these seventeen anonymous essays by "women active in professional and public life.

  • Author : Elaine Showalter
  • Publisher : Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Release : 24 January 1989
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN 13 : 1558610073

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In 1926-27,The Nation published these seventeen anonymous essays by "women active in professional and public life." At that timeThe Nation editors noted that, "Our object is to discover the origin of their modern point of view toward men, marriage, children, and jobs." In the introduction, Elaine Showalter discusses the issues raised--from alcoholism to celibacy, from mother-daughter relationships to politics--and identifies and examines the lives of the authors, among whom are Crystal Eastman, Mary Austin, and Genevieve Taggard.

Book: Wonder Valley


NPR Best Book of 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Fiction Pick Refinery29 Best Book of the Year BOLO Books Top Read of 2017 “Destined to be a classic L.A. novel.”—Michael Connelly When a teen runs away from his father’s mysterious ...

  • Author : Ivy Pochoda
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 07 November 2017
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062656377

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NPR Best Book of 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Fiction Pick Refinery29 Best Book of the Year BOLO Books Top Read of 2017 “Destined to be a classic L.A. novel.”—Michael Connelly When a teen runs away from his father’s mysterious commune, he sets in motion a domino effect that will connect six characters desperate for hope and love, set across the sun-bleached canvas of Los Angeles. From the acclaimed author of Visitation Street, a visionary portrait of contemporary Los Angeles in all its facets, from the Mojave Desert to the Pacific, from the 110 to Skid Row. During a typically crowded morning commute, a naked runner is dodging between the stalled cars. The strange sight makes the local news and captures the imaginations of a stunning cast of misfits and lost souls. There's Ren, just out of juvie, who travels to LA in search of his mother. There's Owen and James, teenage twins who live in a desert commune, where their father, a self-proclaimed healer, holds a powerful sway over his disciples. There's Britt, who shows up at the commune harboring a dark secret. There's Tony, a bored and unhappy lawyer who is inspired by the runner. And there's Blake, a drifter hiding in the desert, doing his best to fight off his most violent instincts. Their lives will all intertwine and come crashing together in a shocking way, one that could only happen in this enchanting, dangerous city. Wonder Valley is a swirling mix of angst, violence, heartache, and yearning—a masterpiece by a writer on the rise.

Book: Women Talking


  • Author : Miriam Toews
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 21 August 2018
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9780735273986

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A FINALIST FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD: A transformative and necessary work--as completely unexpected as it is inspired--by the award-winning author of the bestselling novels All My Puny Sorrows and A Complicated Kindness. The sun rises on a quiet June morning in 2009. August Epp sits alone in the hayloft of a barn, anxiously bent over his notebook. He writes quickly, aware that his solitude will soon be broken. Eight women--ordinary grandmothers, mothers and teenagers; yet to August, each one extraordinary-- will climb the ladder into the loft, and the day's true task will begin. This task will be both simple and subversive: August, like the women, is a traditional Mennonite, and he has been asked to record a secret conversation. Thus begins Miriam Toews' spellbinding novel. Gradually, as we hear the women's vivid voices console, tease, admonish, regale and debate each other, we piece together the reason for the gathering: they have forty-eight hours to make a life-altering choice on behalf of all the women and children in the colony. And like a vast night sky coming into view behind the bright sparks of their voices, we learn of the devastating events that have led to this moment. Acerbic, funny, tender, sorrowful and wise, Women Talking is composed of equal parts humane love and deep anger. It is award-winning writer Miriam Toews' most astonishing novel to date, containing within its two short days and hayloft setting an expansive, timeless universe of thinking and feeling about women--and men--in our contemporary world.

Book: Whose Panties Are These


Humorous and insightful, this collection of travel writing by very funny women includes hilarious stories from around the world, with tales of fighting ticks in Ozark Mountains, ducking the Turkish mafia, and searching for straight men in ...

  • Author : Jennifer L. Leo
  • Publisher : Travelers' Tales
  • Release : 24 January 2022
  • Category: Humor
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 13 : 1932361111

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Humorous and insightful, this collection of travel writing by very funny women includes hilarious stories from around the world, with tales of fighting ticks in Ozark Mountains, ducking the Turkish mafia, and searching for straight men in the gay section of London. Original.

Book: Those Other Women


" -Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies The author of The Fifth Letter takes a laser look at the uneasy relationships between women and the real-world ramifications of online conflicts and social media ...

  • Author : Nicola Moriarty
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 26 June 2018
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9780062657190

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"A firecracker of a novel..." -Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies The author of The Fifth Letter takes a laser look at the uneasy relationships between women and the real-world ramifications of online conflicts and social media hostilities in this stunning domestic drama. A story of privilege, unspoken rivalries, and small acts of vengeance with huge repercussions sure to please fans of Sarah Jio and Ruth Ware. Overwhelmed at the office and reeling from betrayals involving the people she loves, Poppy feels as if her world has tipped sideways. Maybe her colleague, Annalise, is right—Poppy needs to let loose and blow off some steam. What better way to vent than social media? With Annalise, she creates an invitation-only Facebook group that quickly takes off. Suddenly, Poppy feels like she’s back in control—until someone begins leaking the group’s private posts and stirring up a nasty backlash, shattering her confidence. Feeling judged by disapproving female colleagues and her own disappointed children, Frankie, too, is careening towards the breaking point. She also knows something shocking about her boss—sensitive knowledge that is tearing her apart. As things begin to slide disastrously, dangerously out of control, carefully concealed secrets and lies are exposed with devastating consequences—forcing these women to face painful truths about their lives and the things they do to survive.

Book: These Women You Gave Me


Brim's poems sing of the ability women have always had to love and thrive in spite of the most oppressive odds, or as Brim herself would say, "His heavy breath filled her ears. She awakened beneath." This is really gorgeous work.

  • Author : Antoinette Brim
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 01 July 2017
  • Category: American poetry
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN 13 : 1945023058

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Poems by Antoinette Brim. Brim's poems sing of the ability women have always had to love and thrive in spite of the most oppressive odds, or as Brim herself would say, "His heavy breath filled her ears. She awakened beneath." This is really gorgeous work. -Jericho Brown

Book: These Fiery Frenchified Dames


Susan Branson examines the avenues through which women's presence became central to the competition for control of the nation's political life and, despite attempts to quell the emerging power of women—typified by William Cobbett's ...

  • Author : Susan Branson
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 24 November 2010
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9780812201413

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On July 4, 1796, a group of women gathered in York, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of American independence. They drank tea and toasted the Revolution, the Constitution, and, finally, the rights of women. This event would have been unheard of thirty years before, but a popular political culture developed after the war in which women were actively involved, despite the fact that they could not vote or hold political office. This newfound atmosphere not only provided women with opportunities to celebrate national occasions outside the home but also enabled them to conceive of possessing specific rights in the young republic and to demand those rights in very public ways. Susan Branson examines the avenues through which women's presence became central to the competition for control of the nation's political life and, despite attempts to quell the emerging power of women—typified by William Cobbett's derogatory label of politically active women as "these fiery Frenchified dames"—demonstrates that the social, political, and intellectual ideas regarding women in the post-Revolutionary era contributed to a more significant change in women's public lives than most historians have recognized. As an early capital of the United States, the leading publishing center, and the largest and most cosmopolitan city in America during the eighteenth century, Philadelphia exerted a considerable influence on national politics, society, and culture. It was in Philadelphia that the Federalists and Democratic Republicans first struggled for America's political future, with women's involvement critical to the outcome of their heated partisan debates. Middle and upper-class women of Philadelphia were able to achieve a greater share in the culture and politics of the new nation through several key developments, including theaters and salons that were revitalized following the war, allowing women to intermingle and participate in political discussions, and the wider av