Janet Mock's Bookshelf

Janet Mock's Bookshelf


  • A Room With a View

    By E. M. Forster

    Our Price: $5.50 - $9.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679724766
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: October 1989
    First published in 1908, Forster's most acclaimed novel portrays the love of a British woman for an expatriate living in Italy. Caught up in a world of social snobbery, the book's heroine, Lucy Honeychurch, finds herself constrained bythe claustrophobic influence of her British guardians, who encourage her to take up with a well-connected boor. In the end, however, Lucy takes control of her own fate and finds love with a man whose free spirit reminds her of a 'room with a view.' 256p.
  • Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

    By bell hooks

    Our Price: $32.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781138821514
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: October 2014
  • Anna Karenina

    By Leo Tolstoy

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143035008
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 2002
    Anna Karenina has beauty, social position, wealth, a husband, and an adored son, but her existence seems empty. When she meets the dashing officer count Vronsky she rejects her marriage and turns to him to fulfill her passionate nature - with devastating results. One of the world's greatest novels, Anna Karenina is both an immortal drama of personal conflict and social scandal, and a vivid, richly textured panorama of 19th-century Russia. In a magnificent, acclaimed translation. With Notes. 838p.
  • Brown Girl Dreaming

    By Jacqueline Woodson

    Our Price: $10.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780147515827
    • Publisher: Puffin Books
    • Published: October 2016
  • Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, Second Edition

    By Eric A. Stanley

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781849352345
    • Publisher: AK Press
    • Published: October 2015
    A Lambda Literary Award finalist, Captive Genders is a powerful tool against the prison industrial complex and for queer liberation. This expanded edition contains four new essays, including a foreword by CeCe McDonald and a new essay by Chelsea Manning.Eric Stanley is a postdoctoral fellow at UCSD. His writings appear in Social Text, American Quarterly, and Women and Performance, as well as various collections.Nat Smith works with Critical Resistance and the Trans/Variant and Intersex Justice Project.CeCe McDonald was unjustly incarcerated after fatally stabbing a transphobic attacker in 2011. She was released in 2014 after serving nineteen months for second-degree manslaughter.
  • Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays

    By Zadie Smith

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143117957
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: October 2010
    Split into five sections - Reading, Being, Seeing, Feeling, and Remembering - CHANGING MY MIND finds Zadie Smith casting an acute eye over material both personal and cultural. This engaging collection of essays - some published here for the first time - reveals Smith as a passionate and precise essayist, equally at home in the world of great books and bad movies, family and philosophy, British comedians and Italian divas. Whether writing on Katharine Hepburn, Kafka, Anna Magnani, or Zora Neale Hurston, she brings deftness to a new level of art criticism - a style both sympathetic and insightful. Index. 306p.
  • Committed: A Love Story

    By Elizabeth Gilbert

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143118701
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: February 2011
    Best known for her 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert's latest book is a fascinating meditation on compatibility, fidelity, and family, and - ultimately - an enthralling celebration of love. At the end of her memoir (also made into a major motion picture), Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian living in Indonesia. The couple swore eternal love, but also swore to never marry. However, when Felipe was unexpectedly kicked out of the U.S. by Immigration officials, the couple was faced with a strict ultimatum: get married or Felipe could never enter America again. Over the next ten months, as Elizabeth and Felipe wandered Southeast Asia waiting for permission to return home and wed, the author searched far and wide for wisdom, advice, and perspectrive on the subject of romantic commitment. 285p.
  • Conundrum

    By Jan Morris

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590171899
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: May 2006
    One of the earliest books to discuss transsexuality with honesty and without prurience tells the story of the great travel writer Jan Morris who was born James Morris, his hidden life and how he decided to bring it into the open, as heresolved first on a hormone treatment and, second, on risky experimental surgery that would turn him into the woman he always already was. 174p. A New York Review Books Classics.
  • Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat

    By Chrissy Teigen

    Our Price: $15.00 - $29.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781101903919
    • Publisher: Clarkson Potter
    • Published: February 2016
    The Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model demonstrates how to make cooking a part of a fashion-forward lifestyle, sharing 100 recipes ranging from personal creations and her mother's classics to dishes taught to her by chef friends.
  • Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

    By Barack Obama

    Our Price: $7.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400082773
    • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
    • Published: August 2004
    Written nine years before he took the Senate by storm and a NY Times bestseller when it was reprinted in 2004, 'Dreams From My Father' is presidential aspirant Barack Obama's compelling memoir of his experiences of coming to terms with his heritage and his place in America. Son of a white American woman and a black African father whose tragic death set Obama on the course of an emotional odyssey - first to the small town in Kansas from which he traced his mother's origins, to Hawaii, and then, to Kenya, where he discovered his father's roots - Obama shares and probes his struggles and triumphs as he searches for self-understanding and peace.
  • Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision

    By Barbara Ransby

    Our Price: $37.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807856161
    • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
    • Published: February 2005
    One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of lives. A gifted grassroots organizer, Baker shunned the spotlight in favor of vital behind-the-scenes work that helped power the black freedom struggle. She was a national officer and key figure in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and a prime mover in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Baker made a place for herself in predominantly male political circles that included W. E. B. DuBois, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King Jr., all the while maintaining relationships with a vibrant group of women, students, and activists both black and white. In this deeply researched biography, Barbara Ransby chronicles Baker's long and rich political career as an organizer, an intellectual, and a teacher, from her early experiences in depression-era Harlem to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Ransby shows Baker to be a complex figure whose radical, democratic worldview, commitment to empowering the black poor, and emphasis on group-centered, grassroots leadership set her apart from most of her political contemporaries. Beyond documenting an extraordinary life, the book paints a vivid picture of the African American fight for justice and its intersections with other progressive struggles worldwide across the twentieth century.
  • George

    By Alex Gino

    Our Price: $6.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780545812573
    • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
    • Published: April 2017
  • Giovanni's Room

    By James Baldwin

    Our Price: $12.60
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345806567
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: September 2013
    Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    By Maya Angelou

    Our Price: $7.19
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780345514400
    • Publisher: N/A
    • Published: April 2009
    A black woman recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.
  • I Love You and I'm Leaving You Anyway: A Memoir

    By Tracy McMillan

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061724596
    • Publisher: It Books
    • Published: February 2011
    Blessed with beauty and brains, television writer Tracy McMillan was not only able to parlay her talents into a killer Hollywood career but also able to attract a rather eclectic assortment of men as well. Unfortunately, the "right" kind of men felt wrong all too often, while the "wrong" ones felt so, so right. The result was three failed marriages and countless catastrophic romances, all by the age of forty. Despite Tracy's successful ascension into the privileged world of pool houses, premieres, and big-time producer deals, she just couldn't break her pattern of questionable choices in matters of the heart. That is, until she finally figured out her relationship with the first man she ever loved: her father, a wildly flamboyant pimp, drug dealer, and convicted felon who spent most of his daughter's life behind bars . . . and until she set about raising the son who taught her everything else she needed to know about men, love, and life. I Love You and I'm Leaving You Anyway is the comic, tragic, unflinchingly real, and ultimately victorious true story of how one woman learned to love herself no matter what. It is an inspiring testament to the power of change that proves we can all grow from even our most flawed relationships.