Our most loved backlist titles redesigned from cover to cover, ready for a new generation of feminists to enjoy.
Ama Ata Aidoo
A love story in a world where the working lives of women have changed, but cultural assumptions have not.
"A tremendous achievement and a huge step in the remaking of the South African novel."
Zora Neale Hurston
A Zora Neale Hurston Reader
Ama Ata Aidoo
And Other Stories
An international bestseller from one of Italy's foremost women writers.
A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered
A post-Hitlerian dystopian classic where women, as we know them, have been eliminated.
Ordinary Terrible Things
In these stories of common childhood crises, help may come from family, counselors, teachers, or dreams—but crucially, it's the children themselves who find their way to cope and grow.
Cuts through platitudes and gives an honest voice to children's first brush with death.
Kids are told, "it's for the best"—and one day, it may be. But right now, divorce is the worst.
Literature that concerns itself with all of humanity.
Two unlikely friends search for understanding in 1950s Bohemian NYC.
"[A] tough, tender, bitter novel of a black girl struggling toward womanhood."
Great feminist books of the past fifty years don’t fade away–they become Contemporary Classics.
Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English
The Sexual Politics of Sickness
The only young adult book by June Jordan, rediscovered and introduced by Sapphire.
Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English
A History of Women Healers
"Stunning, revealing, provoking." —Vogue
Femmes Fatales restores to print the best of women’s writing in the classic pulp genres of the mid-20th century. From mystery to hard-boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, these rediscovered queens of pulp offer subversive perspectives on a turbulent era.
A novel of breathtaking suspense and a brilliant psychological portrait.
A Hitchcock-like thriller about a lost child and a mother depicted as mad.
Her husband takes her novels and signs them as his own; she takes his lover and becomes her mistress.
Gypsy Rose Lee
A witty whodunit amongst the burlesque demimonde.
Three small-town girls move to the big city in this 1950s pulp.
A woman who kept men spellbound—even after her death.
A jealous husband frames his wife for his own suicide so she'll never love again.
Gypsy Rose Lee
A hard-boiled murder by America’s most famous burlesque entertainer.
Olive Higgins Prouty
The captivating novel that inspired the Bette Davis 1943 cult classic film.
The steamy sequel to Strangers on Lesbos.
An exciting career in a skyscraper or marriage to a regular joe? What's a girl to do?
Olive Higgins Prouty
This 1923 epic tale of motherhood inspired the Oscar-nominated 1937 movie starring Barbara Stanwyck.
A neglected housewife finds the delights and degradations of forbidden love.
The first lesbian pulp: a steamy, sensitive page-turner.
Two by two
Love. Death. Conflict. Civilization and its discontents. Do women and men tackle these enduring themes differently?
Ding Ling and Lu Hsun
Stories of the Chinese Revolution
Tillie Olsen and Leo Tolstoy
Olsen circles and Tolstoy is linear on life's ultimate questions.
Willa Cather and Gustave Flaubert
"Old Mrs. Harris" and "A Simple Heart"
Bessie Head and Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Love and hope in four stories by two great African writers.
Grace Paley and Robert Nichols
A couple expresses their shared activism in a range of styles and voices.
Edith Wharton and Henry James
An Edith Wharton and Henry James pairing explores "reality" in two classic tales.
The Reuben-Rifkin Jewish Women Writers Series
A joint project with the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. The world of modern Jewish writers; a tapestry of works from varied cultures.
Wise, wisecracking, occasionally heartbreaking stories of a Jewish childhood in Depression-era Michigan.
Edited by Rhea Tregebov
Stories by Yiddish women writers, from the shtetl to the Holocaust.
An Israeli girl's diaries addressed to Anne Frank chronicle romantic trysts with her female teacher.
A memoir of traditions lost and found, a flooded city and the healing power of food.
Haunting stories by a highly-acclaimed Israeli author.
Jennifer Rosner’s revelatory memoir explores family, silence, and what it means to be heard.
Set in India, these tales are of Hindus and Muslims and . . . Jews? Oy vey!
A wealthy Israeli family becomes estranged as war and commerce increasingly define their lives.
My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, My Life as a Feminist Artist
Women Writing Africa
Great women writers from a continent rich in literary lore.
Edited by M.J. Daymond, Dorothy Driver, et al.
The Southern Region
Edited by Esi Sutherland Addy and Aminata Diaw
The West and the Sahel
Edited by Amandina Lihamba, Fulata L. Moyo, et al.
The Eastern Region
Edited by Fatima Sadiqi, Amira Nowaira, et al.
The Northern Region
Women Writing Science
From biographies to novels, this series is a window on the lives of women scientists, with the goal of encouraging women to enter and stay in scientific fields.
Torn between her family and her ambitions, an astronomer finds her way back to the stars.
Julie Des Jardins
The Hidden History of Women in Science
A food writer on the trail of what titilates our taste buds.