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Women of the Way

by Sallie Tisdale

In this groundbreaking work, Sallie Tisdale traces women Buddhist masters and teachers across continents and centuries, drawing upon historical, cultural, and Buddhist records to bring to life these narratives...


Lulu: One Woman's Journey from Poverty and the Occult to Enduring Faith and True Riches

by Lulu Auger

Lulu Auger's life is what fairy tales are made of: a poor farm girl from rural Minnesota goes to Washington, D.C., to seek her fortune. On the way, she meets a dashing prince who sweeps her into marriage. Wealth...


First Ladies: An Intimate Group Portrait of White House Wives

by Margaret Truman

This well-informed, intimate look at 29 women whose lives were intertwined with those who lead and have led this country presents forthright interviews with Lady Bird Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan,...


Read My Pins

by Madeleine Albright

Before long, and without intending it, I found that jewelry had become part of my personal diplomatic arsenal. Former president George H. W. Bush had been known for saying "Read my lips." I began urging colleagues...


The Ladies Gallery: A Memoir of Family Secrets

by Irene Vilar, Gregory Rabassa & Carlin Romano

A shred of black lace. A broken hand mirror. A spidery strip of false eyelash. These are the fragments left to Irene Vilar, granddaughter of Lolita Lebrón, the revered political activist for Puerto Rican independence...


Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of An Abortion Addict

by Irene Vilar & Robin Morgan

Irene Vilar was just a pliant young college undergraduate in thrall to her professor when they embarked on a relationship that led to marriage—a union of impossible odds—and fifteen abortions in fifteen...


Hillary Rodham Clinton: The Evolution of a First Lady

by Donnie Radcliffe & Jack Broome

Covering all aspects of America's controversial former President's wife, this comprehensive biography offers an unprecedented view of our first baby boomer First Lady, and provides a better understanding of...


The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws

by Margaret Drabble

The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws is an original and brilliant work. Margaret Drabble weaves her own story into a history of games, in particular jigsaws, which have offered her and...


For Glory and Bolivar: The Remarkable Life of Manuela Saenz

by Pamela S. Murray & Fredrick B. Pike

She was a friend, lover, and confidante of charismatic Spanish American independence hero Simón Bolívar and, after her death, a nationalist icon in her own right. Yet authors generally have chosen either to...


My Prison, My Home

by Haleh Esfandiari

At the Ministry of Intelligence in Tehran, a man in a checkered shirt sits down in an easy chair. He removes several documents from his pocket and hands one to Haleh Esfandiari, a sixty-seven-year-old Iranian...


The Girls of Room 28: Friendship, Hope, and Survival in Theresienstadt

by Hannelore Brenner

From 1942 to 1944, twelve thousand children passed through the Theresienstadt internment camp, near Prague, on their way to Auschwitz. Only a few hundred of them survived the war. In The Girls of Room 28, ten...


The Locust and the Bird: My Mother's Story

by Hanan Al-Shaykh

In a masterly act of literary transformation, celebrated novelist Hanan al-Shaykh re-creates the dramatic life and times of her mother, Kamila.

 

Married at a young age against her will, Kamila soon fell head-over-heels...


After the Flag Has Been Folded

by Karen Spears Zacharias

Karen Spears was nine years old, living with her family in a trailer in rural Tennessee, when her father, David Spears, was killed in the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam. It was 1966 -- in a nation being torn apart...


The Slippery Year

by Melanie Gideon

Melanie Gideon’s hilarious memoir is a disarmingly honest take on marriage and motherhood by a woman who realized she was sleepwalking through life and decided she needed to do something about it.

The Slippery...


The Lois Wilson Story: When Love is not Enough, The Biography of the Cofounder of Al-Anon.

by William G Borchert

Lois Wilson, the wife of Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Bill W., knew better than anyone that families, friends, and loved ones of alcoholics are also affected and need informed support and advice. The Lois...


Growing Girls

by Jeanne Marie Laskas

Award-winning author Jeanne Marie Laskas has charmed and delighted readers with her heartwarming and hilarious tales of life on Sweetwater Farm. Now she offers her most personal and most deeply felt memoir yet...


Tiger's Heart: The Story of a Modern Chinese Woman

by Aisling Juanjuan Shen

"Like a suspense novel, this book is impossible to put down. All readers interested in China, as well as memoir fans (especially of success stories), must read this astonishing title."--Library Journal (Starred...


Risking It All: My Student, My Lover, My Story

by Heather Ingram

Heather Ingram was one of the most respected teachers at a British Columbia secondary school. Trapped at age 30 in an unhappy relationship, Ingram found herself increasingly drawn to 17-year-old Troy, a rebellious...


Dancing to the Precipice

by Caroline Moorehead

Her canvases were the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; the Great Terror; America at the time of Washington and Jefferson; Paris under the Directoire and then under Napoleon; Regency London; the battle...


Lessons I Learned in the Dark: Steps to Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

by Jennifer Rothschild

At the age of fifteen, Jennifer Rothschild confronted two unshakable realities: Blindness is inevitable ... and God is enough. Now this popular author, speaker, and recording artist offers poignant lessons that...