American Breeding Standards explores the systemized rules about what comprises a good or bad horse, a good or bad woman, and the steps one might take to achieve the breed standard, using text excerpted from American Horses and Horse Breeding (1895) and Canine Breeding Standards of the German Shepherd (2012).
In Venus Unbound, Jane Sherry explores the misogynist history of both eastern and western civilizations, and reclaims the symbols of female power which have been subverted by cultures worldwide. Sherry's dream journals were the source for text in this book, which is narrative in form, and personal or confessional in theme. Imagery of bondage and pain becomes increasingly positive and intimate.
Each section represents a friendship quilt block presented to Aunt Sallie. Each quilt block has a note card from the presenter on the left and Aunt Sallie's (sometimes snarky) response to the quilt block on the right. A sequel to Aunt Sallie's Lament and a glimpse into the relationships of related women though their craft.
Publisher's description: A graphic melodrama of romance, crime and passion, A Girl's Life addresses adolescent angst in all of its fashionably gory details. The snares and pitfalls of contemporary life, which all girls must struggle to survive, are here revealed through darkly comic and fiendishly noir prose, accompanied by lurid collages and unusual typography.
"Island Girl re-tells a story of longing, rejection, acceptance and pride that my mother, who grew up on the False River in Louisiana, often told us. It is in the form of one of the floursack dresses the children wore."--Alicia Banks