Recent Books That May Be of Interest to Women Scholars

Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections. Click on any of the titles for more information or to purchase through

• A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers by Michael Holroyd (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Before the Revolution: Women’s Rights and Right-Wing Politics in Nicaragua, 1821-1979 by Victoria Gonzalez-Rivera (Penn State University Press)
Between the Queen and the Cabby: Olympe de Gouges’s Rights of Women by John R. Cole (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women’s Paths to Power by Jill Flynn et al. (Jossey-Bass)
Darling Ro and the Benet Women by Evelyn Helmick Hively (Kent State University Press)
Erotic Capital: The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom by Catherine Hakim (Basic Books)
Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights edited by Dorothy L. Hodgson (University of Pennsylvania Press)
Irish Literature in the Celtic Tiger Years, 1990-2008: Gender, Bodies, Memory by Susan Cahill (Continuum Books)
Labors Lost: Women’s Work and the Early Modern English Stage by Natasha Korda (University of Pennsylvania Press)
Ladies For Liberty: Women Who Made a Difference in American History by John Blundell (Algora Publishing)
Mother and Myth in Spanish Novels: Rewriting the Maternal Archetype by Sandra J. Schumm (Bucknell University Press)
Spectacular Rhetorics: Human Rights Visions, Recognitions, Feminisms by Wendy S. Hesford (Duke University Press)
The Politics of the President’s Wife by MaryAnne Borrelli (Texas A&M University Press)
The Women of the Cousins’ War: The Duchess, the Queen, and the King’s Mother by Phillippa Gregory et al. (Touchtone Books)
Women in Israel: Race, Gender, and Citizenship by Nahla Abdo (Zed Books)

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