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Abandoned Women: Scottish convicts exiled beyond the seas

by Lucy Frost

From the crowded tenements of Edinburgh to the Female Factory nestling in the shadow of Mt Wellington, dozens of Scottish women convicts were exiled to Van Diemen's Land with their young children. This is a...


Pixie Annat: Champion of Nurses

by Colleen Ryan Clur

Isobel Mary “Pixie” Annat grew up in rural Queensland and trained to be a nurse shortly after World War II. Working first at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, she went on to forge an extraordinary career as matron,...


First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women

by Susan Swain & C-SPAN

C-SPAN's year-long history series, "First Ladies: Influence and Image," aired in 2013 and 2014 and was devoted to revealing the private lives and public actions of 43 iconic American women.

First Ladies captures...


Bloodhound: Searching for My Father

by Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval's parents were Holocaust survivors who fled their homeland and settled in Melbourne. As a child, Koval learned little about their lives - only snippets from traumatic tales of destruction and escape....


Bon Appetempt: A Coming-of-Age Story (with Recipes!)

by Amelia Morris

When Amelia Morris saw a towering, beautiful chocolate cake in Bon Appétit and took the recipe home to recreate it for a Christmas day brunch she was hosting, it resulted in a terrible (but tasty) mess that...


Subject to Change

by Renee Rodin

Subject to Change is a series of self-portraits along the road of a life well lived.


Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator

by Doris L. Rich

Here is the brief but intense life of Bessie Coleman, America's first African American woman aviator. Born in 1892 in Atlanta, Texas, she became known as “Queen Bess,” a barnstormer and flying-circus performer...


Behind Every Great Man: The Forgotten Women Behind the World's Famous and Infamous

by Marlene Wagman-Geller

Who Said Men Get to Monopolize the Glory?

Discover the Little Known Women Who Have Put the World's Alpha Males on the Map.

From ancient times to the present, men have gotten most of the good ink. Yet standing...


Conversations with Whitney Houston, What Really Happened At The Beverly Hilton

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

Whitney Houston is one of the best-selling musical artists of all times. Her career, life and the records she sold, who she married and who she left behind is well documented. This amazing talent sadly passed...


A Walk In My Stilettos: How To Get Through The Struggle With Grace

by Makini Smith

As human beings, we look to outside sources to validate our own thoughts and experiences. This general notion is called "social proof." When we see that others have been through similar experiences and have...


The Art of Not Having it All

by Melissa Kite

Melissa Kite's hilarious and honest memoir draws readers in to her exploits in not having it all in the world of leaning in--complete with dating misadventures, heroic plumbers, and clinically obese fish.

Does...


Fallen: Out of the Sex Industry & Into the Arms of the Savior

by Annie Lobert

After more than a decade as a victim of the commercial sex industry, Annie Lobert shares not only her redemption story but those of others involved in sex trafficking.


Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

by Sarah Keller

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel...


Mother and Daughter

by Fremantle Press

Sally Morgan’s My Place is an Australian classic. Since first publication in 1987, My Place has sold more than half a million copies in Australia, been translated and read all over the world, and been reprinted...


Arthur Corunna's Story

by Fremantle Press

Sally Morgan’s My Place is an Australian classic. Since first publication in 1987, My Place has sold more than half a million copies in Australia, been translated and read all over the world, and been reprinted...


Shine: Making the most of life without losing yourself

by Samantha Armytage

SHINE is your chance to sit down with Samantha Armytage, co-host of Channel Seven's top-rating SUNRISE, where she takes you inside her world and the lessons she's learned (and is still learning!) about life,...


Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila

by Julia Kristeva & Lorna Scott Fox

Mixing fiction, history, psychoanalysis, and personal fantasy, Teresa, My Love follows Sylvia Leclercq, a French psychoanalyst, academic, and incurable insomniac, as she falls for the sixteenth-century Saint...


Fireflies at Twilight: Letters of Pat Adams

by Pat Adams & Cate Adams

"Waiting for Pat was like waiting for the music to start," write the editors of Fireflies at Twilight: Letters from Pat Adams. A true Aquarian-age woman, Pat was equally comfortable swinging a hammer on a building...


The Hollow Heart: The true story of one woman's desire to give life and how it almost destroyed her own

by Martina Devlin

In three attempts at in-vitro fertilization Martina Devlin lost nine embryos. Or nine 'maybe babies' as she thought of them. But she also lost her marriage and her dreams of being a mother. The Hollow Heart...


Dearest Ones At Home: Clara Taylor's Letters from Russia, 1917-1919

by Katrina Maloney & Patricia Maloney

On November 5, 1917, Taylorville, Illinois native Clara Taylor stepped off a Trans-Siberian Railway train into a city then called Petrograd, Russia. Employed by the YWCA as an industrial expert, Clara had been...