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Katharine the Great

by Deborah Davis

In the early 1970s, Katharine Graham was one of the most powerful women on earth. The publisher of the Washington Post, she published the Pentagon Papers, which shed light on the darkest corners of the war in...

Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical

by Jacqueline Jones

From a prize-winning historian, a new portrait of an extraordinary activist and the turbulent age in which she lived

Goddess of Anarchy recounts the formidable life of the militant writer, orator, and agitator...

Out of My Lane

by Eileen Padberg

How does a wildly successful sixty-year-old Republican woman from affluent Orange County, California find herself smack in the middle of the Iraq War?

In the aftermath of 2003’s American-led invasion of Iraq,...

Fannye Cook

by Dorothy Shawhan, Marion Barnwell & Libby Hartfield

Conservationist Fannye Cook (1889-1964) was the most widely known scientist in Mississippi and was nationally known as the go-to person for biological information or wildlife specimens from the state. This biography...

Gabrielle Bauer 2-Book Bundle

by Gabrielle Bauer

"Canada's Bridget Jones" Gabrielle Bauer shares her journey of self-recognition in her memoirs of a life as a square peg in a round hole.


Waltzing the Tango: A Late Boomer Dances to the Wrong Tune


Translation as Transhumance

by Mireille Gansel & Ros Schwartz

Mireille Gansel grew up in the traumatic aftermath of her family losing everything—including their native languages—to Nazi Germany. In the 1960s and 70s, she translated poets from East Berlin and Vietnam....

Dead Reckoning

by Carys Cragg

A powerful and emotional memoir about a woman whose father was brutally murdered at home by an intruder. Twenty years later, she decides to contact his murderer in prison, and learns startling new information...

Real Women's Stories 2018

by Beth Kallman Werner

The twelve brief chapters in this book reflect both the beauty and the burdens of life, the highs and lows of being a woman.

Mothers and daughters; relocating from a small town in Idaho to a tiny island in the...

She Went

by Diane Marr

Growing up in the uncertainty of a family without a head of household, Diane's first challenge in life was to overcome her fear. The vulnerability of this insecure beginning created a need for courage and trust....


by Jeanhee kang

In November, 1982, Jesus asked Kang on the darkest night of her life,

“Why aren’t you going to church?”

Kang who had broken almost all of the Ten Commandments by age 25,

questioned God in disbelief. “Why...

Memoirs of an American Lady

by Anne MacVicar Grant

With Sketches of Manners and Scenes in America as they existed previous to the Revolution. Mrs. Grant of Laggan, as she was called, spent several years of her childhood in America, where her father was in the...

Miriam Hopkins

by Allan R. Ellenberger

Miriam Hopkins (1902--1972) first captured moviegoers' attention in daring precode films such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), The Story of Temple Drake (1933), and Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise (1932)....

An Activist Life

by Christine Milne

An Activist Life is the story of an apparently ordinary woman – a high-school English teacher from northwest Tasmania – who became a fiery environmental warrior, pitted against some of the most powerful...

Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves

by Jessica Yu

The fascinating and joyful story of Gladys Kalibbala, a Ugandan "orphan sleuth," who works to connect missing and castaway children to their families


by Myriam Gurba

  • Gurba is an extraordinary performer with an enthusiastic spoken word fan base, and the Mean's voice-driven quality should appeal to them directly

  • Rather than a memoir, this is a nonfiction novel, a la How Should...

  • The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame

    by Joanna Kafarowski

    • First comprehensive biography of a female polar explorer
    • An upcoming PBS series titled Unladylike: 30 Women Trailblazers will be featuring Louise Arner Boyd as one of these thirty trailblazing women
    • Retells...

    Great Englishwomen

    by M. B. Synge

    Great Englishwomen is a collection of biographies of some of the greatest women in England’s history. Women who were leaders of their country in troubled times, women who were reformers in prison conditions,...

    Queen Victoria

    by Lytton Strachey

    Lytton Strachey’s first great success, and his most famous achievement, was "Eminent Victorians" (1918), a collection of four short biographies of Victorian heroes. With a dry wit, he exposed the human failings...

    Queens of Georgian Britain

    by Catherine Curzon

    Once upon a time there were four kings called George who, thanks to a quirk of fate, ruled Great Britain for over a century. Hailing from Germany, these occasionally mad, bad and infamous sovereigns presided...

    Wisdom for Victorious Living

    by Ruphina Folayemi Ojo Adesan

    The author's experiences of working within the NHS as a black, christian woman in the last 25 years. She aims to write about both her positive and not so positive experiences and for her experience to count...