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When her mother is stricken with cancer, a teenage Hope Edelman rebels—and finds love and solace in unexpected places.
It’s 1962 in the Midwest. He’s black, she’s white, and they want to spend the rest of their lives together. Now it’s time to tell their parents.
Female hysteria? Or just plain hysterical? Only Faith Adiele can make a trip to the gynecologist’s office so entertaining—and thought-provoking.
Suzanne Antonetta Paola
Chicklit? Forget it. Suzanne Antonetta Paola shows how a story about lipstick, shoes, and missed connections can be a literary gem.
A hilarious satire of modern dating, women's magazine advice, and our current zombie obsession.
Laura didn’t expect an Italian taxi driver to be a guru who could teach her something so delicious. Essential essays for anyone who loves Italy, cooking, and la bella vita.
Are the nuns setting off firecrackers? Why are there 317 holidays per year? A witty collection of essays on Mexico through the eyes of an expatriate.
"I Am Latina"
Essay Writing Contest
Tell your story. Enter for a chance to win $1,000 and publication in Latina magazine and Shebooks!
NPR commentator Marion Winik browses the things we Google, and what they say about us. Funny, wry essays on life, love, and memory in a fast-moving world.
Can a high school crush bloom into romance in middle age? A short novel about what grows, and what withers away.
She was a young American in Rome, surrounded by alluring men, all beckoning to her—Bella! Bella! It was every woman's dream. Or was it?
Award-winning memoirist Beth Kephart reckons with the loss of her mother and a sudden obsession with birds.
What happens when a wholesome Midwestern girl hits the Paris runway? You won't believe this dishy modeling memoir.
What would you do with acres of time to yourself? Find inspiration, be creative...or drink too many cups of tea?
It’s bad enough that Abby inherited her mom’s fear of food and obsession with the scale. Did she have to get her mom's miserable luck with men, too?
"Did I just unfriend my dying mother?" In this surprisingly hilarious tale about family loyalty, Ariel Gore confronts her mother’s manipulation for the last time.
The addict who introduced Anna Marrian, then 16, to drugs on a safari was handsome and exotic. He was also her father.
For three years, this family made the world their classroom. From Tibet to Egypt, this mom risked everything to give her children the adventure of a lifetime.
One wintery night in Wyoming, a group of men came calling to collect a debt...her life and service. A fantasy thriller.
In this funny, smart, and insightful story about an estranged mother and daughter going on a cruise, will they resolve their issues or throw each other overboard?
Wild thing! On a camping trip, a mother realizes her daughter is growing up to be nearly as wild as she once was.
A new mother with a physical disability is forced to reconsider her body—its limitations,
her capacities, our cultural responses.
Jessica Anya Blau
Could a little yellow pill be responsible for landing Lexie James in the bed of her lover—and her lover’s wife? Two tales of young women, behaving badly.
All she wanted was a healthy donor. With good hair.
A journalist explores the tangled roots of ethnic identity at a time when the nation’s relationship to race is at once regressing and progressing.
Barbara Graham grapples with the knowledge that a childhood “love affair” with her female camp counselor fits every definition of sexual abuse.
When a younger sister goes out with her older sister’s ex, she discovers a date can be dangerous.
When a young genetics student meets her glamorous birth mother, her life outside the lab gives her insights beyond biology.
Lucy Jane Bledsoe
What would you do to save your only child? Two doting dads find out when their beloved boy’s mother suddenly shows up.
Jackie Mercurio, Jacinta Hart Kehoe, and Cynthia Leonard
Three views on motherhood: the winning essays from the Shebooks/Good Housekeeping memoir contest.
Discover the intoxicating rhythms of a Jamaica wrought with political turmoil, bustling with colorful souls, and ripe with the racing hearts of young lovers.
In this expansive novelette, a young woman looks back at her boy-crazy adolescence, boy by boy by boy.