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Too Much: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today

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Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America

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Seduction: A History From the Enlightenment to the Present

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Lurking: How a Person Became a User

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The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope After Prison

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This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers

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Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space

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Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People

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Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis

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Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

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