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Melissa Ward
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I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.

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Falling for the Highlander by Lynsay Sands (Highlanders #4)
Summary from Goodreads: Lady Murine Carmichael has known her share of bad luck. But when her debt-ridden half-brother tries to sell her off in exchange for a few Scottish horses, it’s the final straw. If keeping her freedom means escaping through harsh coun...

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A Girl Walks Into a Book: What the Brontës Taught Me about Life, Love, and Women's Work by Miranda K. Pennington
Summary from Goodreads: How many times have you heard readers argue about which is better, Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights? The works of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne continue to provoke passionate fandom over a century after their deaths. Brontë enthusiasts, a...

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Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen
Summary from Goodreads: From celebrity gossip expert and BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing boundaries of what it means to be an acceptable woman. You know the type: the wom...

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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan
Summary from Goodreads: When a bookshop patron commits suicide, it’s his favorite store clerk who must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer. Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in pla...

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Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard
Summary from Goodreads: Critically acclaimed, award-winning British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard details his childhood, his first performances on the streets of London, his ascent to worldwide success on stage and screen, and his comedy shows which have ...

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
Summary from Goodreads: From the bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself “I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my ...

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The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami (translated by Allison Markin Powell)
Summary from Goodreads: Featuring a delightfully offbeat cast of characters, The Nakano Thrift Shop is a generous-hearted portrayal of human relationships by one of Japan's most beloved authors. Objects for sale at the Nakano Thrift Shop appear as commonpla...

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Bitch Planet, Volume 2: President Bitch by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro
Summary from Goodreads: Eisner Award-nominated writer KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) follow up on the success of EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE with the second installment of their highly acclaimed and fiercely...

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat
Summary from Goodreads: A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared “America’s next great cooking teacher” by Alice Waters. In the tradition of The Joy of C...

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The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History by Hope Nicholson
Summary from Goodreads: A woman's place is saving the universe. Think comic books can't feature strong female protagonists? Think again! In The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen you ll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, ente...
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