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Wild and Precious Life

by Deborah Ziegler

“When twenty-nine-year-old Brittany is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, she thinks almost immediately about ending her life with dignity…In this painfully honest memoir, Deborah, Brittany’s mother,...

A Chapter Of Life: A Midwife's African Adventure

by Mary Church Anderson

In 1964 Mary Church Anderson decided she wanted to see the world. As a qualified midwife she was given the chance to work in what was then Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia.)

She decided to take the opportunity...

Les Parisiennes

by Anne Sebba

“Anne Sebba has the nearly miraculous gift of combining the vivid intimacy of the lives of women during The Occupation with the history of the time. This is a remarkable book.” —Edmund de Waal, New York...

Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age

by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Required reading from the founder of—a harrowing and candid memoir about coming of age as a Muslim American in the wake of 9/11, during the never-ending war on terror, and through the Trump...

They're Playing Our Song: A Memoir

by Carole Bayer Sager

Grammy and Academy Award–winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager shares the remarkably frank and darkly funny story of her life in and out of the recording studio, from her fascinating (and sometimes calamitous)...


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...

Around the Way Girl: A Memoir

by Taraji P. Henson & Denene Millner

From Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Taraji P. Henson, comes an inspiring and funny book about family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your...

Not Without a Fight: The Autobiography

by Helen Zille

Helen Zille's long-awaited autobiography is one of the most fascinating political stories of our time. Zille takes the reader back to her humble family origins, her struggle with anorexia as a young woman, her...

Goodbye Istanbul: How a Young Girl from the Middle East Discovered the American Dream

by Emine Loxley

Far from California, in a rural neighborhood on the outskirts of Istanbul, a young woman faced a life where marriages are still arranged and women must keep their bodies covered. It's a culture where women are...

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

by Sam Maggs

A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY


You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have...

The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act

by Alex Prud'Homme

The enchanting story of Julia Child's years as TV personality and beloved cookbook author--a sequel in spirit to My Life in France--by her great-nephew

Julia Child is synonymous with French cooking, but her...

North of Crazy

by Neltje

Imagine a world of Gatsby-esque glamor, opulence, and cultural prestige, of exclusive parties and elegant dinners, of literary luminaries including Somerset Maugham, Daphne du Maurier, Irving Stone, and Theodore...

Turbulence: A True Story of Survival

by Annette Herfkens

A riveting, inspirational true story of an incredibly resilient woman who broke professional barriers as a Dutch banker, was the sole survivor of Vietnam Airlines Flight 474, found love after the loss of her...

My Own Words

by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett & Wendy W. Williams

The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993—a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and...

Field Notes: A City Girl's Search for Heart and Home in Rural Nova Scotia

by Sara Jewell

Sara Jewell has collected lots of addresses--eighteen in total--including four in Vancouver, British Columbia, and three in her hometown of Cobourg, Ontario. But there was one address that always remained constant:...

What are the Blind Men Dreaming?

by Noemi Jaffe, Julia Sanches & Ellen Elias-Bursac

Three generations of women reflect, in their own words, on the Holocaust and bearing witness in Jewish and Brazilian identity.

The Leper Spy: The Story of an Unlikely Hero of World War II

by Ben Montgomery

The GIs called her Joey. Hundreds owed their lives to the tiny Filipina who stashed explosives in spare tires, tracked Japanese troop movements, and smuggled maps of fortifications across enemy lines. As the...

No Job for a Woman

by Sallyanne Atkinson

'A true trailblazer for her generation ...' Sallyanne Atkinson was the first female Lord Mayor of Brisbane, the first female senior trade commissioner to Paris and has been a leader in business and corporate...

Women's Work

by Agnes Amy Bulley

The writers of the present volume have a purely practical object in view. They have no desire to discuss, theoretically, the duties, rights, and responsibilities of women. They consider that it would be unwise...

Stepmother: A Memoir

by Marianne Lile

For the estimated 14 million stepmothers living in the United States, this memoir provides an honest reflection of the stepmom experience, highlighting both the love and the loneliness that encircles it.