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Carrie Welton

by Charles Monagan

Eighteen-year-old Carrie Welton is restless, unhappy, and ill-suited to the conventions of nineteenth-century New England. When she is presented with an opportunity to escape is a socially approved manner, she...

Dr. Elsie Inglis

by Lady Frances Balfour

THE story of Elsie Inglis needs little introduction. From first to last she was the woman nobly planned. She achieved what she did because she was ready when the opportunity came. Consistently she had lived...

Tribute: Nancy Reagan #1

by Michael Frizell & Manuel Diaz

They say behind every great man is a great woman, and behind every great President is a strong, loyal First Lady. Ronald Reagan was one of the most revered Presidents of the modern age and his wife, Nancy Reagan,...

The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: A Biography

by Elaine Showalter

“Unfailingly vivid—and fair-minded” —The Atlantic

“Riveting” —The New York Times Book Review

“A biography with the verve and pace of a delicious novel...a polemic and a pleasure.” —The Boston...

Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart

by Claire Harman

On the two hundredth anniversary of her birth, a landmark biography transforms Charlotte Brontë from a tragic figure into a modern heroine.


Charlotte Brontë famously lived her entire life in an isolated...

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: The Givens Collection

by Harriet Jacobs

Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of the most compelling accounts of slavery and one of the most unique of the one hundred or so slave narratives -- mostly written by men -- published...

British Nannies and the Great War: How Norland's Regiment of Nannies Coped with Conflict and Childcare in the Great War

by Louise Heren

In 1912, Norland children’s nurse Kate Fox was travelling by train heading to the British military station at Nowshera on the Afghan border to care for the premature baby born to the base’s commanding officer....

Living Like a Runaway

by Lita Ford

“Heavy metal’s leading female rocker (Rolling Stone) bares all, opening up about the Runaways, the glory days of the punk and hard-rock scenes, and the highs and lows of her trailblazing career

Wielding her...

A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century

by Jerome Charyn

A passionate and deeply researched reassessment of Emily Dickinson’s life and singular legacy in American arts and letters

Doreen Valiente Witch

by Philip Heselton

A personal biographical account of the life of Doreen Valiente, described by Professor Ronald Hutton as "the greatest single female figure in the modern British history of witchcraft". Author Philip Heselton...

Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist

by Anne Boyd Rioux

"Biography at its best aims at resurrection. Anne Boyd Rioux has brought the novelist Constance Fenimore Woolson back to life for us. Hurrah!" —Robert D. Richardson, author of the Bancroft Prize–winning...

Political Power: Election 2016: Clinton, Bush, Trump, Sanders, & Paul

by Michael Frizell & Joe Paradise

The 2016 election cycle is fast becoming one of the most interesting - and most divisive - in history. Clinton. Bush. Trump. Sanders. Paul. All strong personalities vying for the attention of the electorate....

More Was Lost: A Memoir

by Eleanor Perenyi & J.D. Mcclatchy

Best known for her classic book Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden, Eleanor Perényi led a worldly life before settling down in Connecticut. More Was Lost is a memoir of her youth abroad, written in the...

Look At Me Now: My Life - My Weight  - My Change

by Wendy Ruth Bennett

The only book you need to turn your life around.

Are you in complete charge of your life? Or are your struggles sweeping you away from your most sincere goals? In this exuberant, conversational style, thought-provoking...

Wild by Nature

by Sarah Marquis & Stephanie Hellert

One woman

10,000 miles on foot

6 countries

8 pairs of hiking boots

3,000 cups of tea

1,000 days and nights

"The only way to survive three years of walking was to embrace the moment of now.”—from Wild by...

The Ribbons Are for Fearlessness: My Journey from Norway to Portugal beneath the Midnight Sun

by Catrina Davies

“Read this book if you have ever loved and lost. . . . It will inspire you.” —Monique Roffey, author of With the Kisses of His Mouth

Fuzzy-haired, neurotic, cello-playing Catrina is devastated when her lover,...

In Search of Buddha's Daughters: A Modern Journey Down Ancient Roads

by Christine Toomey

An award-winning journalist vividly reports her two-year, 60,000-mile global odyssey in the company of exceptional women who choose to dedicate their lives to Buddhism.


In 2011, Christine Toomey met an unforgettable...

Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir

by Jasmin Singer

One woman’s journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul.


From the extra pounds and unrelenting bullies that...

Fast into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail

by Debbie Clarke Moderow

A captivating memoir of one woman’s attempt to complete Alaska’s legendary race, the Iditarod, led by her team of huskies with whom she forms a fascinating and inextricable bond and gains unique insights...

An Infamous Mistress: The Life, Loves and Family of the Celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliot

by Joanne Major & Sarah Murden

Divorced wife, infamous mistress, prisoner in France during the French Revolution and the reputed mother of the Prince of Wales’ child, notorious eighteenth-century courtesan Grace Dalrymple Elliott lived...