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Improper Pursuits

by Carola Hicks

With these words to Boswell, Samuel Johnson dismissed Lady Di Beauclerk, the wife of one of his closest friends, a woman of the highest rank, the daughter of a duke, who had forsaken her reputation, her place...


The Blue Box: Three Lives in Letters

by Sallie Bingham

A family history centered around three generations of women spans the Civil War through the Jazz Age.


Dame Maggie Scott: A Life in Dance

by Michelle Potter & Graeme Murphy

Foreword by Graeme Murphy. 

It is impossible to tell the story of dance in Australia without focusing on Dame Margaret Scott. The fiftieth anniversary of The Australian Ballet School is a fitting time to launch...


The Call of the Farm: An Unexpected Year of Getting Dirty, Home Cooking, and Finding Myself

by Rochelle Bilow

A tantalizing memoir of the author's love affair with farming, food, and a freckle-faced farmer-and her journey of self-discovery along the way.

Rochelle, a classically trained cook and devoted foodie, was nursing...


Sleep with Angels

by Lorene Humpal

Longing to return to beer halls and boys, a teenager gives birth to a daughter during the Great Depression, but shows the ultimate lack of maternal instinct when her baby goes missing. Though she claims that...


Maeve Binchy

by Piers Dudgeon

Maeve Binchy’s heartwarming tales of love, life, and loss made her one of America’s best-loved storytellers. Her novels, which sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, captured imaginations on both sides...


Not My Story: A Kitchen Sink Memoir Featuring a Home Invasion, Sexual Assault, Recovery, Restorative Justice, Parenting and a Love a

by Pip Brennan

Imagine you have found the ideal new home for yourself and your young daughter after several years of upheaval. You can't believe your luck! Not only is the new house wonderful, but your handsome (single) neighbour...


Hooked

by Samantha X

Samantha X is not your typical hooker. She's the wrong side of 35, has two kids and counts a wild night out dining at her local pizzeria. Career-wise, she had it all; writing for Australia's top selling woman's...


Ella Elgar Bird Dumont: An Autobiography of a West Texas Pioneer

by Ella Elgar Bird Dumont, Tommy J. Boley & Emily Cutrer

A crack shot, expert skinner and tanner, seamstress, sculptor, and later writer-a list that only hints at her intelligence and abilities-Ella Elgar Bird Dumont was one of those remarkable women who helped tame...


Lady Lorene: The Truckie Queen

by Tom Dawkins

The inspiring true story of an ordinary woman who became a truck-driving, sheep wrangling legend in one of the most male dominated and old fashioned environments imaginable.


Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture

by Mervyn Morris

The career of Louise Bennett ('Miss Lou') is an essential component in any reckoning of Jamaican culture. This book offers a brief account of her life (1919-2006): a story of challenges and blessings, of a journey...


Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong

by Susan Blumberg-Kason

A stunning memoir of an intercultural marriage gone wrong

When Susan, a shy Midwesterner in love with Chinese culture, started graduate school in Hong Kong, she quickly fell for Cai, the Chinese man of her dreams....


North of Normal

by Cea Sunrise Person

In the late 1960s, Cea Sunrise Person's subversive family fled to the Canadian wilderness to grow pot, embrace free love, and live off the land. A riveting memoir of growing up off the grid amid multiple generations...


Distaff Diplomacy: The Empress Eugenie and the Foreign Policy of the Second Empire

by Nancy Nichols Barker

The Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III and one of the most beautiful women ever to grace a throne, was the victim of her own inconstant mind. A daughter of an aristocratic Spanish family, she had a natural...


50 Women: Book One

by Jessica Buchleitner

50 Women, Book One is the first part of a two book anthology series of personal stories of strength and perseverance told by 50 different women from 30 countries. In these individual stories, the women discuss...


The Climb: Conversations with Australian Women in Power

by Geraldine Doogue

A timely, insightful and personal portrait of what it is to be a woman in power in Australia today.

Iconic journalist and television presenter Geraldine Doogue turns her attention to an issue central to our...


Afloat and Adrift : A Story About Letting Go

by Jan Forsyth

When a discontented career woman begins to question what life should really be about, she makes a courageous change that sets her adrift from financial and personal security. Moving from the west to the east...


You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek)

by Eleni Sikelianos

A memoir of Melena, five-times married, mother, burlesque dancer, and "the hardest-assed woman to ever eat wood and bite nails."


Polly: Sex Culture Revolutionary

by Polly Whittaker

Polly has lived three lives: A rebellious latex fashion designer with a penchant for dancing on tables, an irrepressibly optimistic social innovator with a mad plan to save the world, and a lonely girl defined...


The Search for Anne Perry: The Hidden Life of a Bestselling Crime Writer

by Joanne Drayton

In 1994, director Peter Jackson released the movie Heavenly Creatures, based on a famous 1950s matricide committed in New Zealand by two teenage girls embroiled in an obsessive relationship. The movie launched...