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Ask Me About My Uterus

A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain
By Abby Norman
10 hours 19 minutes

For any woman who has experienced illness, chronic pain, or endometriosis comes an inspiring memoir advocating for recognition of women's health issues

In the fall of 2010, Abby Norman's strong dancer's body dropped forty pounds and gray hairs began to sprout from her temples. She was repeatedly hospitalized in excruciating pain, but the doctors... Read More »

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This Will Be My Undoing

Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America
By Morgan Jerkins
Narrated by Morgan Jerkins /  7 hours 5 minutes

From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins’ highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism with her own experiences to confront the very real challenges of being a black woman today—perfect for fans of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist,... Read More »

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Votes for Women!

American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot
By Winifred Conkling
Narrated by Christina Moore /  7 hours 21 minutes

On August 18, 1920, American women finally won the right to vote. Ratification of the 19th Amendment was the culmination of an almost eighty-year fight in which some of the fiercest, most passionate women in history marched, protested, and sometimes broke the law in to achieve this huge leap toward equal rights. In this expansive yet personal... Read More »

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March Forward, Girl

From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine
By Melba Pattillo Beals. PhD
Narrated by Janina Edwards /  4 hours 35 minutes

Long before she was one of the Little Rock Nine, Melba Pattillo Beals was a warrior. Frustrated by the laws that kept African-Americans separate but very much unequal to whites, she had questions: Why couldn't she drink from a whites only fountain? Why couldn't she feel safe beyond home-or even within the walls of church? Adults all told her:... Read More »

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Together We Rise

Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World
By Women's March Organizers, The & Condé Nast
Narrated by Women's March Organizers, The, Ashley Judd, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sister Aisha Al-Adawiya, Melanie L. Campbell, Judith LeBlanc, Cindi Leive, Ai-jen Poo, Jia Tolentino, Robin Miles, January LaVoy, Therese Plummer & James Fouhey /  5 hours 49 minutes

An audiobook for the ages featuring the voices of Women's March Organizers, as well as Ashley Judd, Jia Tolentino, Cindi Leive, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sister Aisha Al-Adawiya, Melanie Campbell, Judith LeBlanc, Ai-Jen Poo, Robin Miles, January LaVoy, Thérèse Plummer, and James Fouhey.

In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Women’s March,... Read More »

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A Short History of Women

By Kate Walbert
Narrated by Eliza Foss, Ruth Moore & Paula Parker /  8 hours 4 minutes

The novel opens in England in 1915, at the deathbed of Dorothy Townsend, a suffragist and one of the first women to integrate Cambridge University. Her decision to starve herself for the cause informs and echoes in the later, overlapping narratives of her descendants. Among them are her daughter Evie, who becomes a professor of chemistry at... Read More »

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Sally Ride

America's First Woman in Space
By Lynn Sherr
Narrated by Pam Ward /  13 hours 26 minutes

Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission, inspiring several generations of women. After a second flight, Ride served on the panels investigating the Challenger explosion and the Columbia disintegration that killed all... Read More »

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Americanah

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Narrated by Adjoa Andoh /  17 hours 29 minutes

As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find... Read More »

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The Wife

A Novel
By Meg Wolitzer
Narrated by Dawn Harvey /  8 hours 9 minutes

Meg Wolitzer brings her characteristic wit and intelligence to a provocative story about the evolution of a marriage, the nature of partnership, the question of a male or female sensibility, and the place for an ambitious woman in a man's world.The moment Joan Castleman decides to leave her husband, they are thirty-five thousand feet above the... Read More »

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My Brilliant Friend

The Neapolitan Novels: Book #1
By Elena Ferrante & Ann Goldstein
Narrated by Hillary Huber /  12 hours 37 minutes

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, who represent the story of a nation and the nature of friendship.The story begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these... Read More »

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The Invention of Wings

A Novel
By Sue Monk Kidd
Narrated by Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye & Sue Monk Kidd /  13 hours 42 minutes

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women


Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0... Read More »

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Brown Girl Dreaming

By Jacqueline Woodson
Narrated by Jacqueline Woodson /  3 hours 54 minutes

A New York Times bestseller and National Book Award winner

Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African... Read More »

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The Woman Upstairs

By Claire Messud
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell /  10 hours 56 minutes

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor’s Children, a masterly new novel: the riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed and betrayed by a desire for a world beyond her own.

Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago compromised her dream to be a successful artist, mother and... Read More »

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Reading Lolita in Tehran

A Memoir in Books
By Azar Nafisi
Narrated by Azar Nafisi /  17 hours 35 minutes

Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists seized hold of the universities, and a blind censor... Read More »

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I Am Malala

The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
By Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb
Narrated by Archie Panjabi /  9 hours 54 minutes

A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

As seen on Netflix with David Letterman

"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right... Read More »

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Madame President

By Helene Cooper
Narrated by Marlene Cooper Vasilic /  12 hours 45 minutes

BEST BOOKS of 2017 SELECTION by * THE WASHINGTON POST * NEW YORK POST *

The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women’s movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.

When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential... Read More »

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The Woman Who Smashed Codes

A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies
By Jason Fagone
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell /  13 hours 36 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

NPR Best Book of 2017

“Not all superheroes wear capes, and Elizebeth Smith Friedman should be the subject of a future Wonder Woman movie.”— The New York Times

Joining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her... Read More »

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Notorious RBG

The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
By Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik
Narrated by Andi Arndt /  5 hours 9 minutes

Irin Carmon: I heard you can do 20 pushups.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Yes, but we do ten at a time. And then I breathe for a bit and do the second set.

Nearly a half-century into being a feminist and legal pioneer, something funny happened to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the octogenarian won the internet. Across America, people who... Read More »

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Personal History

By Katharine Graham
Narrated by Carrington MacDuffie /  30 hours 27 minutes

As seen in the new movie The Post, here is the captivating, inside story of the woman who helmed the Washington Post during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography

In this bestselling and widely acclaimed memoir, Katharine Graham, the woman who piloted the Washington Post... Read More »

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