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Elegies for the Brokenhearted: A Novel

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Book AuthorChristie Hodgen

Mary Murphy grows up in a small town in the midst of an economic downturn as the daughter of a reluctant young mother who was impregnated by her alcoholic boyfriend on prom night.

Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale

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Book AuthorBelle Yang

Paralyzed with fear after an abusive relationship and nearly 30 with no accomplishments, artist Belle Yang feels like a failure. She moves back home to practice calligraphy and recoup, but she finds it hard to identify with her immigrant parents' traditional ways.

Mad, Bad, And Sad: A History Of Women And The Mind Doctors

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Book AuthorLisa Appignanesi

Using letters, diaries and articles of sources ranging from Betty Friedan to Marilyn Monroe, award-winning novelist Appignanesi reveals how women's ability to live creative lives has been controlled by culture, and how their unsuccessful attempts have lead to mental illness, another evolving cultural concept.

Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave

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Book AuthorEdited by Ellen Sussman

Twenty-six authors dish about breaking the rules in this blunt, charming essay collection.

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