The Real Lives of Strong Black Women: Transcending Myths, Reclaiming Joy (Oct., $24.95) by Toby Thompkins explores the struggles and triumphs of being an in-charge black woman. 3-city author tour.
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Women's Wicked Wisdom (Sept., $14.95) by Michelle Lovric offers a collection of more than 2,000 sassy quotes by famous females.
A Bookshelf of Our Own: Works That Changed Women's Lives (Jan., $22.95) by Deborah Felder lists 50 must-reads from the 11th century to the present.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
This Was Not Our War: Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace (Nov., $29.95) by Swanee Hunt, foreword by William Jefferson Clinton. The former ambassador to Austria and founder of Women Waging Peace features Bosnian women who are rebuilding their country. Author tour.
Women in Medicine: A Celebration of Their Work (Sept., $39.95) by Ted Grant and Sandy Carter is a photographic tribute to women medical professionals.
May and Amy: A True Story of Family, Forbidden Love, and the Secret Lives of
Mary Gaskell, Her Daughter Amy, and Edward Burne-Jones (Jan., $25) by Josceline Dimbleby tells of the intimate friendship between painter Burne-Jones and the much younger Mary Gaskell through a collection of letters.
Sarah Laughed: Modern Lessons from the Wisdom & Stories of Biblical Women (Sept., $24.95) by Sarah Ochs extracts knowledge from the women of the Bible.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
Legends 2 (Oct., $29.95) by John and Kirsten Miller gathers portraits of women who have changed the world through the eyes of great women writers. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Mustang Sallies: Success Secrets of Women Who Refuse to Run with the Herd (Oct., $22.95) by Fawn Germer challenges women to live life on their own terms.
Celebrating Women (Oct., $49.95), text and photographs by Paola Gianturco, is a photographic journey through the world's festivals that honor women as goddesses, warriors, lovers, athletes and healers.
Women's Work: Gender Equality vs. Hierarchy in the Life Sciences (Oct., $49.94) by Laurel Smith-Doerr presents surprising findings about career opportunities for women.
The Boundaries of Her Body: A History of Women's Rights in America (Sept., $29.95) by Debran Rowland reveals how a woman's biology has controlled her legal rights. 30,000 first printing.
Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood (Jan., $TBA) by Suzanne Braun Levine identifies a new stage of life for women—over 50 and free of limitations and expectations for daughters, wives, mothers and nurturers as primary roles.
WILLOW CREEK PRESS
Women and Cats (Oct., $14.95) by Willow Creek Press editors showcases photos of cats, kittens and their female owners with commentary and quotations about female power and independence.