Sweeping the Earth: Women Taking Action for a Healthy Planet Miriam Wyman, ed.

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... is a tribute to the struggles of women working globally to raise awareness about the link between health and environment. From fighting for compensation from a Thai factory for work-related illness to bringing nuclear awareness to rural Ontario, it provides inspiration for continued change. English Cost: $24.95

Gynergy Books, 1999 PO Box 2023 Charlottetown PEI C1A 7N7

Where Women Have No Doctor: A health guide for women Sandy Niemann, ed. The Hesperian Foundation

Written for women living in areas where they lack access to health care and clear information about their health, the book covers an enormous range of women's health issues in simple language with many illustrations to ensure that the information is easy to understand and use. English. Soon to be translated into two dozen different languages. Cost: $20 US

The Hesperian Foundation, 1997 PO Box 11577 Berkeley CA 94712-2577

Reclaiming the Future: Womens Strategies for the 21st Century Somer Brodribb, ed.

...is a compilation of Canadian feminists= views of the future. Topics range from science fiction to poverty, but no matter what the focus, the goal remains commitment to justice and freedom for women. English Cost: $24.95

Gynergy Books, 1999 (see address above)

Consciousness Rising Cheryl Malmo, Toni Suzuki Laidlaw, eds.

Sixteen women in mid-life voice their tales of powerful personal transformation coming out of a rising awareness, understanding and growth through the women's movement. English Cost: $19.95

Gynergy Books, 1999 (see above)

The Go Ask Alice Book of Answers Columbia University's Health Education Program

Nothing is too personal for this informative book of answers concerning everything from Athe pill@ to gym etiquette. Alice provides a casual, friendly and uninhibited voice, responding to questions, generally from university students. Added bonus: If you can=t find what you need to know, there is an extensive list of resources included, or you can always visit the web site and ask Alice yourself! English Cost: $22.95

Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1999 115 West 18th Street New York NY 10011 www.henryholt.com

Fragment by Fragment: Feminist Perspectives on Memory and Child Sexual Abuse Margo Rivera, ed.

Fragment by Fragment is about women tackling the topic of child sexual abuse memories from a range of perspectives. The book centres on three main themes: Memory in Therapy, Memory on Trail, and Memory in Culture. Included is a critic of therapy and the false belief that accounts of abuse are fabricated, the analysis of our justice system, which frequently turns the perpetrator into the victim. English Cost: $24.95

Gynergy Books, 1999 (see previous page)

Le secret de Blanche - Témoignage Blanche Landry

The author discloses her story about incest and tells of the difficult process of healing the soul that she had to undergo. In order to help others who have suffered similar trauma, she adds to her testimony thoughts and suggestions regarding the healing process, drawing from academic findings in psychotherapy. French Cost : $25.95

Messageries ADP, 1999 955 rue Amherst Montréal QC H2L 3K4 Tel: (514) 523-1182 Fax : (514) 939-0406

Issues in Women's Occupational Health - Invisible - La santé des travailleuses

Karen Messing, Barbara Neis, and Lucie Dumais, eds.

This bilingual collection of essays is meant to raise awareness of the risks in women's jobs, bring attention to the gender biases in research and attempt to explain the delays in recognition of women's occupational health problems. Bilingual (English & French) Cost: $25.95

Gynergy Books, 1995 (see above)

De l'une à l'autre: le fil de l'histoire Sylvie Roche

This book illustrates a chapter in the history of the evolution of Quebec society, as told by ten women from different regions, socio-economic backgrounds and occupations (factory worker, secretary, lab technician, teacher, etc.). Their stories reveal how their personal and professional lives have evolved over the years. In French Cost: $14.95

Les Éditions du remue-ménage, 2000 110 rue Sainte-Thérèse, bureau 501 Montréal QC H2Y 1E6 Tel: (514) 876-0097 Fax: (514) 876-7951

L'allaitement maternel Comité pour la promotion de l'allaitement maternel de l'Hôpital Sainte-Justine

The goal of this book is to demystify breast-feeding, provide information and act as guide so that it can be an enriching experience. Current research trends are outlined in simple and accessible language. In French Cost: $11.95

Le Service des publications de l'Hopîtal Sainte-Justine, 1999 3715 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine Montréal QC Tel: (514) 345-4671 Fax : (514) 345-4631

The Fibromyalgia Advocate: Getting the Support You Need to Cope with Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome Devin J. Starlanyl

This guide covers the basics of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome and how to manage your treatment by building a "health team" of professionals and other supporters. It is personalized by insight and the author's own experiences in dealing with the medical community that often dismisses the condition as merely psychological. English Cost: $28.95

New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 1999 5674 Shattuck Ave Oakland CA 94609

Des droits à reconnaître: Les lesbiennes face à la discrimination Irène Demczuk, ed.

This book attempts to grasp the social mechanisms that lead to silencing lesbians and weakening their role within society. The analyses and personal stories offered here not only describe the various constraints that are indeed imposed on lesbians, but also testify in equal measure to their resistance. In French Cost: $19.95

Distributed by: Diffusion Dimedia, 1998 539 boul. Lebeau Saint-Laurent QC H4N 1S2 Tel: (514) 336-3941

The Black Women's Health Book, Expanded Edition Evelyn C. White

These pages are filled with words of comfort, advice, inspiration and healing from black women writers and health care providers, among them Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, and Julia A. Boyd. Within this gathering of voices that cover topics from alcoholism to the Tuskegee syphilis study, is the determination of black women to lead healthy lives. English Cost: $16.95

Seal Press, 1994

Distributed in Canada by: Raincoast Book Distribution 8680 Cambie Street Vancouver BC V6P 6M9 Toll free: 1-800-663-8583 Fax: 1-800-565-3770 custserv@raincoast.com

A Gynecologist's Second Opinion: The Questions and Answers You Need to Take Charge of Your Health William H. Parker with Rachel L. Parker

Written in a Q& A format, the book attempts to provide women with an understanding of how our bodies should work, and an educated idea of what has gone wrong when a problem arises. Clear descriptions of common problems with multiple and up-to-date treatment options, paired with stories of women who have dealt with them, make this an easy-to-use reference. English Cost: $17.99

Penguin Books Canada Ltd., 1996 10 Alcorn Avenue Toronto ON M4V 3B2

Fibroids: The Complete Guide to Taking Charge of Your Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Well-Being Johanna Skilling

Written holistically, this book takes the approach that treating a womans fibroids means treating the whole woman, not just her uterus. It covers fibroids from testing and treatment options to feelings of identity, with personal stories from diverse women, and straight-forward and up-to-date information. English Cost: $15.95

Marlowe & Company, 2000 841 Broadway, 4th Floor New York NY 10003

Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain: Women, Food and Globalization Deborah Barndt, ed.

In this compelling and original collection contributors from Canada, Mexico and the US look at how global restructuring through NAFTA is affecting the continental food system and women workers. English Cost: $19.95

Second Story Press, 2000 720 Bathurst Street, Suite 301 Toronto, ON M5S 2R4 Tel.: (416) 537-7850 Fax: (416) 537-0588 E-mail: secstory@fox.nstn.ca www.secondstorypress.on.ca

Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Insights from Practitioners and Patients Mari Skelly, Andrea Helm

This book explores various treatment alternatives for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Each chapter focuses on a different alternative, such as acupuncture or massage therapy, first from the perspective of a treatment provider, second from someone who has experienced it. English Cost: $24.95

Hunter House Inc., 1999 PO Box 2914 Alameda CA 94501-0914

Toll free: 1-800-266-5592 Fax: (510) 865-4295 E-mail: ordering@hunterhouse.com