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The Black Girl Next Door: A Memoir

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Genre Memoir
Book Author Jennifer Baszile

Yale's first black female history professor, Jennifer Baszile, came of age in the not-quite-integrated suburbs of Southern California. Her account of that era in this riveting, fast-paced memoir is noteworthy for her clear-eyed perspective and honesty; in Baszile, the reader finds an all-cards-on-the-table narrator to root for as she navigates the ins and outs of growing up in an affluent, white enclave in the late 1970s and early 80s.

How To Sew A Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew

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Genre How-To
Book Author Erin Bried

How to Sew a Button offers instruction on things that you may have forgotten (or never even learned in the first place). Important things, like how to make blueberry pancakes.

Cleaving: A Story Of Marriage, Meat, And Obsession

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Genre Memoir
Book Author Julie Powell

A black-and-blue mess of confessions in which best-selling author Julie Powell (Julie and Julia), apprentices with a butcher while simultaneously hacking away at her own life and loves.

The True Deceiver

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Genre Novel
Book Author Tove Jansson

Published in 1982 and only now translated into English, Tove Jansson's novel asks the timeless question, whether it is better to be kind than to be truthful when a poor woman inveigles her way into a wealthy older woman's life.

Sapphistries: A Global History of Love Between Women

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Genre Sex
Book Author Leila Rupp

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.

 
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