Leading Ladies

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A female perspective on gender, femininity, and sexuality.
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    Flawed, funny and forthcoming this collection of semi-autobiographical poems explores the complexity of modern black womanhood.
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    Writing from the depths of an externally imposed otherness, these poems embody the rage of a Filipino American ‘Brown Girl’. Unattractive, unwelcome and unwanted this is the rallying cry of an immigrant woman of colour.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfLeading Ladies25 days ago
    A feminist fantasy revenge about a fat woman in the fashion industry who finds herself entangled with a guerrilla group called Jennifer. Fists fly in this funny, fearless and ferocious read.
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    Breaking boundaries of poetic form, this collection blasts through violence, illness, love and loss in a bold exploration of femininity. Listen to a gun shop owner ranting about the Second Amendment and read the inner thoughts of women in their own world without men.
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    Ten interconnected and experimental stories set across the globe and exploring the experiences of young Asian American women.
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    Illegitimate, raised in a backwater and often left unsupervised, the daughter of Sense And Sensibility’s Eliza Williams discovers the secret of survival is education. But will she ever unravel the secret of her parentage?
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfLeading Ladies2 months ago
    Been there, done that. At 85 Eudora Honeysett decides to end it all at a clinic in Switzerland. Then she meets ten-year-old Rose and her newly-widowed neighbour Stanley and saying goodbye suddenly seems hard to do.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfLeading Ladies2 months ago
    An heiress in 1914, a resistance fighter in 1942 and a widow in 1964 — three women seeking sanctuary from life and love at the renowned Ritz hotel in Paris.
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    After her mother passes away, Else is forced to return home to the Scottish island where she suffered torment seven years ago. And her old tormentor has a gift for her…
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfLeading Ladies3 months ago
    On the verge of the Covid-19 pandemic and within 41 days of each other, mother and daughter Catherine Mayer and Anne Mayer Bird were widowed. Locked down alone, this extraordinary memoir focuses on not on death, but love and life well-lived.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfLeading Ladies4 months ago
    The ordinary and the magical collide in this old-fashioned love story between two women in the old west.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfLeading Ladies5 months ago
    With the world awaiting a peace treaty in the aftermath of the First World War, nurse Bess Crawford is sent to Paris on a personal mission to search out the suicidal Lieutenant Minton. No sooner has she found him than the self-destructive soldier goes missing again…
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfLeading Ladies5 months ago
    First published in 1970, this movement defining classic sent out shock waves upon its release with the assertion that sexual liberation is key to unlocking women’s liberation. Today it is not only an important document of the past but incredibly, the thesis of a future yet to happen.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfLeading Ladies6 months ago
    When Korean fisherman’s daughter, Sunja, falls pregnant to a married yakuza and faces ruin, she seeks salvation from a passing Christian minister. Travelling with him to Japan, the end of one story is the beginning of another…
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    Gradually losing her mother to the early onset of Parkinson’s disease and mental illness, a caregiving daughter negotiates her own struggle to conceive whilst asking: how do you grieve for someone still living?
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    Railroad heiress, global traveller and bohemian sensualist, Aimee Crocker lived life her way, escaping headhunters in Borneo, poisoning in Hong Kong and knife-throwing servants in Shanghai. Through lavish parties, five husbands and multiple lovers — this is her story.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfLeading Ladies7 months ago
    In her transition from college to the real world, Elissa Washuta felt the full force of life’s rulebook thrust in her face and disturbing the delicate chemical balance in her brain. In this self-deprecating and fierce memoir, Elissa Washuta confronts the bi-polar waters of her Native American heritage, her Catholic education and Cosmo’s vision of womanhood.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfLeading Ladies7 months ago
    Fifteen stories exploring the lives of women unified by a desire to seek liberation from domestic societal expectation. From a girl born with feathers seeking her absent mother to a woman psychologically trapped in a car — welcome to this animal wife.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfLeading Ladies7 months ago
    For the first time in seventeen years, a brood of magicicadas decimate crops, trees and locals. Disgraced former cop Jess is deputized to help deal with the disaster but she has her own issues to deal with, including the recent death of her entire family.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfLeading Ladies8 months ago
    Award-winning poet Naomi Foyle exhibits her devotion to truthful female experience, both global and local, historic and contemporary, in this multi-layered, multi-faceted and multi-formed collection.
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