• The cover of the book Milady

    Milady

    In Milady, Sullivan imagines the life of Milady de Winter, the nemesis of the Three Musketeers. Aware that her reputation as a seductress and a murderer has made her a despised character, Milady puts forth a defense of her life that shows readers all the subtleties of her actions and her autobiographical reasons for being who she is. Love her or despise her, Milady de Winter presents a spirited defense of her actions.

     
  • The cover of the book The Chelsea Girls

    The Chelsea Girls

    The Chelsea Hotel has welcomed creative spirits and restless wanderers for generations. In the 1950s, two women fight to bring their play to the stage but find restrictions imposed on them by the paranoia about communism that infected the arts scene. In this stirring novel, the women must overcome their culture’s biases in order to succeed.

     
  • The cover of the book The Secrets We Kept

    The Secrets We Kept

    Before Doctor Zhivago became a film, it was a novel by Boris Pasternak, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature but prevented from leaving the USSR to receive it. His book never would have made it to the world if not for the courageous women of this novel, who helped smuggle the book out of the Soviet Union at great personal risk. Their daring story will keep you turning pages well past your bedtime.

     
  • The cover of the book Bringing Down the Duke

    Bringing Down the Duke

    When Annabelle Archer arrives as a member of the first cohort of women students admitted to Oxford in 1879, she discovers that many of the male students don’t welcome the women’s presence. And, in exchange for her admission, Annabelle has committed herself to working for women’s suffrage, the right to vote denied at that time to all women. Surrounded by unpleasant and arrogant men, Annabelle must find a way to convince these same men to help her in her quest for her rights.

     
  • The cover of the book Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen

    Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen

    Dexter Palmer brings to life the true story of Mary Toft, an eighteenth-century English woman who astounds male surgeons and doctors when she gives birth to rabbits. As she continues to produce rabbits, the mystery grows, and doctors descend on her small town to try to explain what is happening. By the time King George I commands her to come to London, public interest demands more and more of these miracles from Mary.

     
  • The cover of the book Split Tooth

    Split Tooth

    “Snow is fickle. Snow picks itself up and goes wherever Wind tells it to. One element controls the other in a cyclical oblivion.” Growing up in the Arctic Nunavut in the 1970s, an indigenous girl comes of age in a land of extremes. Her parents’ love and her close friendships help to insulate her from the bullying and tedium of school. But when she becomes pregnant as a teenager, she must draw on her grounding in Native stories and song to help plan her future.

     
  • The cover of the book The Silence of the Girls

    The Silence of the Girls

    In Homer’s Iliad, the “wrath of Achilles” leads to destruction for both the Greeks and the Trojans. In Pat Barker’s re-telling, readers meet the women who played significant roles in Homer’s epic, but whose importance was downplayed by the men who came after.

     
  • The cover of the book The Last Collection

    The Last Collection

    In Paris in 1938, two powerful women—Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli—fight for dominance in the world of haute couture. A young American woman, Lily, comes into their orbit and she goes to work for Schiaparelli at her boutique. But all of Paris is nervous because the Nazis have not hidden their desire to control the City of Light. As Lily gets pulled further into the two designers’ drama, she must also find a way to protect herself from harm.