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Marilyn Monroe

by Barbara Leaming

Barbara Leaming's Marilyn Monroe is a complex, sympathetic portrait that will totally change the way we view the most enduring icon of American sexuality. To those who think they have heard all there is to hear...


The Bread of Angels: A Journey to Love and Faith

by Stephanie Saldana

A riveting memoir about one woman's journey into Syria under the Baathist regime and an unexpected love story between two strangers searching for meaning.

 

When Stephanie Saldaña arrives in Damascus, she is...


To Tell the Truth Freely

by Mia Bay

Born to slaves in 1862, Ida B. Wells became a fearless antilynching crusader, women’s rights advocate, and journalist. Wells’s refusal to accept any compromise on racial inequality caused her to be labeled...


Save Karyn

by Karyn Bosnak

Drowning in $20,000 of credit card debt, shopaholic Karyn Bosnak asked strangers for money online -- and it worked!

What would you do if you owed $20,000? Would you: A) not tell your parents? B) start your own...


In This Dark House: A Memoir

by Louise Kehoe

In 1939 the influential architect Berthold Lubetkin abruptly left his thriving career in London and dropped out of sight, moving with his wife to a desolate farm in rural Glucestershire. Life in the house the...


Ruth, A Portrait: The story of Ruth Bell Graham

by Patricia Cornwell

Ruth Bell Graham is known as the wife of evangelist Billy Graham. It was Ruth who influenced Billy, as his most trusted life-partner. In Ruth, a Portrait, we meet this fascinating and remarkable woman. Brimming...


Danger Pay: Memoir of a Photojournalist in the Middle East, 1984-1994

by Carol Spencer Mitchell & Ellen Spencer Susman

"You're going where?" Carol Spencer Mitchell's father demanded as she set off in 1984 to cover the Middle East as a photojournalist for Newsweek and other publications. In this intensely thoughtful memoir, Spencer...


Walking Nature Home: A Life's Journey

by Susan J. Tweit

Without a map, navigate by the stars. Susan Tweit began learning this lesson as a young woman diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that was predicted to take her life in two to five years. Offered no clear direction...


Texas Monthly On . . .: Texas Women

by editors of Texas Monthly & Evan Smith

Since 1973, Texas Monthly has spotlighted hundreds of Texans who, for better or worse, make this state like no place else. TEXAS MONTHLY On . . . Texas Women profiles thirteen women who are not only fascinating...


With Courage and Common Sense: Memoirs from the Older Women's Legacy Circles

by Dayna Finet, Susan Wittig Albert & Liz Carpenter

Women who were sixty or older at the turn of the twenty-first century have lived through some of recent history's most momentous moments-and yet these women often believe that their personal lives and stories...


Invisible Earthquake: A woman's journal through still birth

by Malika Ndlovu

Malika Ndlovu takes us right into the heart of her grief - the loss of her third child, who was stillborn. The book breaks the silence around stillbirth, often seen as a non-event, something women are expected...


Going Rogue: An American Life

by Sarah Palin

One year ago, Sarah Palin burst onto the national political stage like a comet. Yet even now, few Americans know who this remarkable woman really is.

On September 3, 2008 Alaska Governor and vice presidential...


Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser

by Rita Mae Brown

When Rita Mae Brown writes, people often end up laughing out loud.  So naturally, when the bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle, Venus Envy, and the Mrs. Murphy mystery series writes about her own life,...


Last Flight

by Amelia Earhart

Earhart's account of her ill-fated last flight around the world, begun in 1937, remains one of the most moving and absorbing adventure stories of all time. Compiled here are dispatches, letters, diary entries...


The Selected Papers of Jane Addams: vol. 2: Venturing into Usefulness, 1881-88

by Mary Lynn McCree Bryan & Barbara Bair

Venturing into Usefulness, the second volume of The Selected Papers of Jane Addams, documents the experience of this major American historical figure, intellectual, social activist, and author between June 1881,...


The Boys of My Youth

by Jo Ann Beard

Rarely does the debut of a new writer garner such attention & acclaim. The excitement began the moment "The Fourth State of Matter," one of the fourteen extraordinary personal narratives in this book, appeared...


Just Jackie: Her Private Years

by Edward Klein

In this journalistic tour de force, bestselling author Edward Klein, a friend of Jacqueline Onassis's for many years, takes us behind the public image to give us a story that has never been told before. For...


A Very Capable Life

by John Leigh Walters

Written in his mother's unique voice, John Leigh Walters pushes the boundaries of memoir in A Very Capable Life, the extraordinary journey of a seemingly ordinary woman.Zarah Petri was a child when her family...


Klee Wyck

by Emily Carr & Kathryn Bridge

The title of artist, writer, and rebel Emily Carr's first book means "Laughing One," the nickname given her by the Native people of Canada's west coast. She returned the favor with Klee Wyck, a collection of...


Yarn: Remembering the Way Home

by Kyoko Mori

A memoir of crossing cultures, losing love and finding home by a New York Times Notable author in her prime. As steadily and quietly as her marriage falls apart, so Kyoko Mori?s understanding of knitting deepens....