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Mary Telfair: The Life and Legacy of a Nineteenth-Century Woman (Oct., $35) by Charles J. Johnson Jr. tells the story of a prominent Southern woman who overcame the "culture of resignation" and pursued life on her own terms.
The Letters of Vita Sackville-West & Virginia Woolf (Oct., $29.95), edited by Louise DeSalvo and Mitchell A. Leaska, showcases the legendary romance in detail, including more than 500 letters and 25 photographs.
Labyrinth of Desire: Women, Passion, and Romantic Obsession (Feb., $22) by Rosemary Sullivan explores women's understanding and desire for romantic love as found in literature, mythology, film and personal anecdote.
Ophelia's Mom: Women Speak Out About Loving and Letting Go of Their Adolescent Daughters (Sept., $24) by Nina Shandler explores the feelings, frustrations and struggles faced by mothers of teenage girls. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour. Radio satellite tour.
Tilting the Playing Field: Schools, Sports, Sex and Title IX (Nov., $24.95) by Jessica Gavora argues that the Title IX program, passed by Congress some 30 years ago, has led to the elimination of men's athletic programs rather than the addition of women's.
FSG/HILL & WANG
Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the United States (Sept., $25) by Rickie Solinger argues for reproductive rights to be considered as human rights .
Around Sarah's Table: Ten Hasidic Women Share Their Stories of Life, Faith, and Tradition (Nov., $24) by Rivka Zakutinsky and Yaffa Leba Gottlieb. Derived from a weekly gathering of women in Brooklyn, this book presents an intimate view of the unique experience of Hasidism. Advertising. Author publicity. Author tour.
Eve's Rib: The New Science of Gender-Specific Medicine and How It Can Save Your Life (Feb., $TBA) by Dr. Marianne Legato explores the new trend in which women and gender differences are becoming the focus of research attention.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
Women and the Machine: Representations from the Spinning Wheel to the Electronic Age (Oct., $39.95) by Julie Wosk. An illustrated study examines how popular culture has portrayed women in relation to technology.
I Dwell in Possibility: Women Build a Nation, 1600-1920 (Sept., $40) by Donna M. Lucey chronicles the women who built America by influencing its economy, culture, society and politics. TV and radio satellite tours.
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
Improbable Warriors: Woman Scientists and the U.S. Navy in World War II (Sept., $34.95) by Kathleen Broome Williams documents the significant contributions women made to the war effort, through the stories of four female Navy scientists.
Serving Proudly: A History of Women in the U.S. Navy (Oct., $36.95) by Susan H. Godson looks at the changing role of women in the Navy.
Women of Discovery: A Celebration of Intrepid Women Who Explored the World (Oct., $40) by Milbry Polk and Mary Tiegreen features women who broke boundaries in their fields, illustrated with photos, paintings, drawings and maps. Advertising. Author lecture tie-in.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self (Jan., $TBA) by Susan J. Brison. Drawing from personal experience, the author examines the undoing and remaking of one's self in the aftermath of violence.
An Old Wife's Tale: My Seven Decades in Love and War (Sept., $26) by Midge Decter looks at how the changing role of women has changed the face of American politics. 25,000 first printing. Advertising. 15-city radio satellite tour.
Why Women Kill: Homicide and Gender Equality (Nov., $49.95) by Vickie Jensen argues that increasing gender parity decreases women's homicide rates.
TALK MIRAMAX BOOKS
Baby Hunger: Why Some Women Who Have It All Don't Have What They Want Most (Jan., $22) by Sylvia Ann Hewlett explores those childless American women who feel the bitter paradoxes of success. Serial rights to Talk magazine.
UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
Letters from the Dust Bowl (Nov., $34.95) by Caroline Henderson, edited by Alvin O. Turner, features a collection of the private letters and published work that shaped national perceptions of the dust bowl and the American West.
UNIV. OF TENNESSEE PRESS
She Left Nothing in Particular: The Autobiographical Legacy of Nineteenth-Century Women's Diaries (Oct., $25) by Amy L. Wink provides a rich resource for investigating the lives and thoughts of women of the 1800s.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
The Corset: A Cultural History (Nov., $39.95) by Valerie Steele explores the cultural history of the corset, accompanied by more than 200 illustrations.
Volume 248 Issue 33 08/13/2001
Fall 2001 Hardcovers: Women's Studies
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