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Fire on the Track: Betty Robinson and the Triumph of the Early Olympic Women

by Roseanne Montillo

The inspiring and irresistible true story of the women who broke barriers and finish-line ribbons in pursuit of Olympic Gold

When Betty Robinson assumed the starting position at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam,...

A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf

by Emma Claire Sweeney, Emily Midorikawa & Margaret Atwood

A fascinating, inspirational look at the relationships between some of our best-loved female authors and their little-known literary collaborators and friends

We're Going to Need More Wine

by Gabrielle Union

In the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what...

What I Think Happened

by Evany Rosen

A book of comedic personal essays about the history of the western world – a “femmoir” in which the author reconfigures famous and infamous historical events and personalities from her perspective as a feminist,...

Internet Scammed? It Happened To Me!: A dream that turned to ashes

by Lilliana Toscano

Do you think ‘I’m far too sensible - I wouldn’t let anyone scam me?’  That’s what Lilly thought but this is what happened to her. It’s a story that should be read as a warning to anyone, regardless...


by Lakshmibai Tilak & Shanta Gokhale

Lakshmibai Tilak was born in 1868 into a strict Maharashtrian Brahmin family in a village near Nashik. And at the age of eleven, she was married off to poet Narayan Waman Tilak, a man much older than her.

In ...

Voice Lessons

by Cara Mentzel

Voice Lessons is the story of one younger sister growing up in the shadow of a larger-than-life older sister—looking up to her, wondering how they were alike and how they were different and, ultimately, learning...

The Girl from Aleppo

by Nujeen Mustafa & Christina Lamb

Prize-winning journalist and the co-author of smash New York Times bestseller I Am Malala, Christina Lamb, now tells the inspiring true story of another remarkable young hero: Nujeen Mustafa, a teenager born...

Romance of Elsewhere

by Lynn Freed

Lynn Freed’s deeply personal essays explore our most quintessential question: What makes a home? From very early on she had imagined for herself an ideal life: a stranger in a strange place: someone just arrived,...

How to be Champion: My Autobiography

by Sarah Millican

'The naughtiest, helpiest, laughieoutloudiest and goodest book I've ever done reading on. Give that girl a banana!' DAWN FRENCH



Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer

by Amanda Lucidon

A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon,...

A Rubber Face with a Stripper's Name

by Katja Berg

Katja never planned to have twins—but then, she hadn’t planned to raise them as a single mother either. Life has a funny way of seeing how far it can push you.

Pepper and Magnus were born into a flat in Richmond,...

The World of Carmel Snow

by Carmel Snow

Carmel Snow (1887 – 1961), the notorious publishing rival of Vogue editor Edna Woolman Chase, left Vogue in 1932 to become fashion editor, then editor of Harper's Bazaar. This vibrant memoir recalls the glamour...

The Glass Eye: A memoir

by Jeannie Vanasco

The night before her father dies, eighteen-year-old Jeannie Vanasco promises she will write a book for him. But this isn't the book she imagined. The Glass Eye is Jeannie's struggle to honor her father, her...

Dear World: A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace

by Bana Alabed

“A story of love and courage amid brutality and terror, this is the testimony of a child who has endured the unthinkable.” —J.K. Rowling

“I’m very afraid I will die tonight.” —Bana Alabed, Twitter,...

The Trials of Annie Oakley

by Howard Kazanjian & Chris Enss

Long before the screen placed the face of Mary Pickford before the eyes of millions of Americans, this girl, born August 13, 1860 as Phoebe Anne Oakley Moses, had won the right to the title of “America’s...

After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search

by Sarah Perry

A fierce memoir of a mother’s murder, a daughter’s coming-of-age in the wake of immense loss, and her mission to know the woman who gave her life


Dear Cancer, Love Victoria: A Mum¿s Diary of Hope

by Victoria Derbyshire

'I can't bear not to be with these three most important people in my life. I can't bear not to be there alongside Mark as my children grow up. My bright, funny, affectionate boys who are never embarrassed to...

Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide

by Patrice Banks

A do-it-herself guide to auto maintenance, roadside emergencies, and the real scoop on how women can get honest car service at the garage, from engineer turned auto mechanic and award-winning entrepreneur Patrice...

The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl

by Tess Holliday