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Sisters and Rebels by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall

Descendants of a prominent slaveholding family, Elizabeth, Grace, and Katharine Lumpkin grew up in a culture of white supremacy.  But while Elizabeth remained a lifelong believer, her younger sisters chose vastly different lives using their literary works and organizing efforts to bring the nation’s attention to issues of region, race, and labor. With decades of research, the family’s private papers, and interviews with Katharine and Grace, Sisters and Rebels unfolds an epic narrative of American history through the lives and works of three Southern women.

305.8 HALL

Queen of the Mountaineers by Cathryn J. Prince

Fanny Bullock Workman, an American woman who climbed more peaks than any of her peers and became the first woman to map the far reaches of the Himalayas and the second to address the Royal Geographic Society of London, was instrumental in breaking the British stranglehold on Himalayan mountain climbing. This book brings Workman to life showing how she navigated the male-dominated world of alpine clubs and adventure societies and paved the way for a legion of female climbers.

796.522 PRINCE

Deep Harbor by Fern Michaels

When Carol Ann “CJ” Jansen lost her beloved older brother, Kick, in a boating accident, she came adrift. Inheriting half his fortune has left CJ financially secure—yet needing a purpose. Then CJ stumbles upon information that could implicate her boss, a powerful congressman, in corruption.  When the congressman dies of an apparent suicide, the closer CJ gets to uncovering the truth, exposing one shocking secret after another, the more she wonders if she’s also in jeopardy.


31-Day Food Revolution by Ocean Robbins

This book is your guide to liberation from a toxic food world. Robbins shows you how, in just 31 days, you can use the amazing power of delicious food to heal your gut, lose excess weight, and lower your risk for disease, all while contributing to a healthier planet. Ocean's plan includes 31 simple and affordable step-by-step actions that give you a road map to healthy, ethical, and sustainable food.

641.5636 ROBBINS

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