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Feminist Fun in Music/New Release

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Feminist Fun in Music/New Release

Just released: Feminist Blues: Choice and Independence in the Songs of Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, and Billie Holiday. An analysis of early African American female song lyrics, this book encompasses the music of three major singers: Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, and Billie Holiday. The song explications focus on the ways in which these performers exhibit choice and independence in their music, which is broken down into four categories that frequently characterize women’s blues songs: sexual freedom, violence against women, obligations, and infidelities. Well-researched and sourced, this project also includes information on cultural customs and language variations inherent in the often-humorous...

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The Ultimate in Women's Letters

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The Ultimate in Women's Letters

Coming on November 18th--Poems in the Attic: Witchery & the Art of Jill-- In 1987, two aspiring writers meet in a university writing program and become best friends. Sue is outgoing and confident in her craft; Jill is introverted and unsure of her talent. Completely opposite, they nevertheless have so much in common that they complement one another like dual halves of the same soul. Determined to keep in touch despite the long distances that will soon separate them, they quickly find that physical proximity is the least of their deterrents. These letters are wholly emblematic of what women’s lives...

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Letters from Valley View Just Released

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Letters from Valley View Just Released

In 2004, the author fled a crime-infested city, closing her business and trading in her small strip mall for a forty-acre country retreat. In this mostly-humorous memoir, she recounts her adventurous life of seclusion in the Klamath Mountains of Northern California. Whether establishing a bird sanctuary or keeping chickens, whether glorying in nature’s splendor or portraying the idiosyncrasies of local oddballs, whether anticipating the annual blackberry harvest or living green in California's most conservative county, whether battling fires and floods or cohabiting with bats, Newark is consistently entertaining in her tales about life in the country.

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All Paperbacks now on eBay

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All Paperbacks now on eBay

All Susan Newark paperbacks are now on both eBay and Amazon. E-books are available on Kindle.

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New Collection: The Occupation of Rooms Possessed

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New Collection: The Occupation of Rooms Possessed

In this anthology spanning thirty years (1985-2015), Newark offers a unique blend of nonfiction and fiction (some previously-published, some never-before seen). Whether writing solely to amuse or questioning conformity in all its guises, she creates a thought-provoking sequence that is both fun and poignant (234 Pages).

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