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    Happy International Women's Day!

    Riverhead Books is proud to be the "most feminist publisher" (The New Republic). Here are some of our sensational women writers you won't want to miss in 2014!

    HELEN OYEYEMI

    “Nobody ever warned me about mirrors, so for many years I was fond of them, and believed them to be trustworthy.” -Boy, Snow, Bird

    MEG WOLITZER

    “I always thought it was the saddest and most devastating ending. How you could have these enormous dreams that never get met. How without knowing it you could just make yourself smaller over time. I don't want that to happen to me.” -The Interestings

    MASHA GESSEN

    “No one is easier to manipulate than a man who exaggerates his own influence.” -The Man Without A Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

    JEAN KWOK

    “Sometimes our fate is different from the one we imagined for ourselves.” -Girl in Translation

    SARAH WATERS

    "There was no self-consciousness between them, no sort of shame or embarrassment: they had passed through all that, she thought, their eyes glowing with triumph and wonder, as easily as runners breasting the ribbon at the end of a track."-The Paying Guests

    DINA NAYERI

    "I may never be able to shed the skin of the immigrant, put away the dreams of an old Iran that no longer exists." - A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea

    JEN DOLL

    "Your family sure is proactive. How can you stand them?" -Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest

    PATTY CHANG ANKER

    "I don't want my girls to grow up scared." -Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave

    AMY BRILL

    "You see only the saturated ends of the spectrum, my dear. Dark or light. True or false. Yet we live upon what might be the greyest place on Earth."-The Movement of Stars

    LEAH HAGER COHEN

    "I have faulted myself for being too fond of stories, but now I believe the only crime is telling ourselves the story is done." -No Book But the World

    ANNE LAMOTT

    "Pretending that things are nicely boxed up and put away robs us of great riches." -Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair

    ROSIE SCHAAP

    "Sharing the joys of drink and conversation with friends old and new, in a comfortable and familiar setting, is one of life’s most unheralded pleasures." -Drinking With Men

    NAJLA SAID

    "I came to understand the world could be a smaller and less hostile place if you engaged with others the way my parents did." -Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family

    ANNA BADKHEN

    "Study your carpet. The hands of three generations of illiterate women created it. Its knots fasten wedding songs and women's murmurs. The metronome of a sickle blade and the buzzing of noon flies. An old woman's breath as she, at last, sat down on the floor to rest." -The World is a Carpet

    EMMA STRAUB

    "The human heart was a complex organ at any age." -The Vacationers

    LISA ROBINSON

    "By 1975, there had been other female rock journalists—Ellen Sander, Lillian Roxon, Gloria Stavers, Ellen Willis, Janet Maslin—but there were no other women journalists on that Stones tour. The rock world always was, and still is, predominantly a boys’ club. Often, I was the only woman in the room and certainly the only one who wasn’t sleeping with any of them. I wanted to keep everything professional, to get the stories. For me, the lure was always the music.." -There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll

    SARAH VOWELL

    “She is either male property (Mrs.), wannabe male property (Miss), or man-hating harpy (Ms.).” ― The Wordy Shipmates

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