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Child At War: The True Story of Hortense Daman

by Mark Bles

At the age of fifteen Hortense Daman embarked on a secret career. In her German-occupied hometown of Louvain, Belgium, she joined the resistance, first as a courier, then as a fighter. She ran terrifying risks,...


Diving for Pearls: A Thinking Journey with Hannah Arendt

by Katheen B. Jones

Kathleen B. Jones brings a scholar's insights and a lyrical voice to this philosophical memoir about her thirty-year fascination with Hannah Arendt, one of the 20th century's most controversial thinkers. With...


Minding the Manor: The Memoir of a 1930s English Kitchen Maid

by Mollie Moran

Born in 1916 in Norfolk, Mollie Moran is one of the few people still alive today who can recall working "downstairs" in the golden years of the early 1930's before the outbreak of WWII. She provides a rare and...


The Lady Upstairs

by Marilyn Nissenson

The Lady Upstairs is the dramatic story of Dorothy Schiff---liberal activist, society stalwart, and the most dynamic female newspaper publisher of her day. From 1939 until 1976 she owned and guided the New York...


Reclaiming Our Brains Without Losing Our Minds: Some Hows and Whys of a Reading Group

by Inga Wiehl

Reclaiming Our Brains without Losing Our Minds relates the story of a group of women in Yakima, Washington, who form a reading discussion group. Over the course of twenty-nine years, the women hone their minds,...


A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940

by Victoria Wilson

Frank Capra called her “The greatest emotional actress the screen has yet known.” She was one of its most natural, timeless, and underrated stars. Now, Victoria Wilson gives us the first full-scale life...


My Path Leads to Tibet: The Inspiring Story of How One Blind Woman Brought Hope to the Blind Children of Tibet

by Sabriye Tenberken

She was twenty-six, blonde and beautiful, sensitive and intelligent . . . and blind. Alone, she set off to help the blind of Tibet. Here is the incredible story of a woman many have called a contemporary Mother...


Ruth Benedict: Stranger in This Land

by Margaret M. Caffrey

Poet, anthropologist, feminist—Ruth Fulton Benedict was all of these and much more. Born into the last years of the Victorian era, she came of age during the Progressive years and participated in inaugurating...


Her Life's Work: Conversations with Five New Zealand Women

by Deborah Shepard

Spanning the impressive careers of five notable New Zealand women, this uncommon examination portrays the lives of Merimeri Penfold, Margaret Mahy, Anne Salmond, Gaylene Preston, and Jacqueline Fahey. Having...


Victorian Secrets: What a Corset Taught Me about the Past, the Present, and Myself

by Sarah A. Chrisman

On Sarah A. Chrisman’s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views....


No One To Tell: Breaking My Silence on Life in the RCMP

by Janet Merlo, Leslie Vryenhoek & Linden MacIntyre

A stunning personal account of Janet Merlo's twenty years of service in the RCMP, with an introduction by Linden MacIntyre. In 2012, Janet Merlo was among the first female RCMP officers to publicly allege she...


Spell Breaking: Remembered Ways of Being

by Carole Ione

The collection Spell Breaking offers intimate glimpses of life-transforming openings in the lives of nineteen women. Though they come from varying cultures, ages, and walks of life, they are united in their...


Fields of Grace: Faith, Friendship, and the Day I Nearly Lost Everything

by Hannah Luce & Robin Gaby Fisher

A remarkable true story of hope, survival, and faith lost and found . . .

On May 11, 2012, a small plane carrying five young adults en route to a Christian youth rally plummeted into a Kansas field. Only two...


Jane Means Appleton Pierce: U.S. First Lady (1853-1857): Her Family, Life and Times

by Ann Covell

This book offers insight into the life of Jane Appleton, wife of President Franklin Pierce. Through family letters and anecdotes, it details Jane’s complex life and family history. This book also reveals the...


The Interior Castle: The Art and Life of Jean Stafford

by Ann Hulbert

An important moment in American literary history takes life in this stunning biography of Jean Stafford, one of the most successful, admired--and troubled--of the brilliant and influential midcentury circle...


In the City: Random Acts of Awareness

by Colette Brooks

An award-winning kaleidoscope of a book that "shocks and stirs the urban heart," capturing city life on the edge of the twenty-first century. What kind of person is a city person?

This is a question of increasing...


Xwelíqwiya: The Life of a Stó:lo Matriarch

by Rena Point Bolton & Richard Daly

Xwelíqwiya is the life story of Rena Point Bolton, a Stó:lō matriarch, artist, and craftswoman.


Mrs Catherine Gladstone: 'A Woman Not Quite of Her Time'

by Janet Hilderley

Catherine Glynne was born in 1812, in the same year as Charles Dickens. An earl’s daughter she married the son of a self-made merchant, William Ewart Gladstone, who became Queen Victoria’s Prime Minister...


Pool of Life: The Autobiography of a Punjabi Agony Aunt

by Kailash Puri & Eleanor Nesbitt

This life story of Kailash Puri, a Punjabi author and advice columnist, connects the narrative of her life to the history of Punjabi diaspora and themes in Sikh studies. Beginning with her memories of childhood...


Ida McKinley: The Turn-Of-The-Century First Lady Through War, Assassination, and Secret Disability

by Carl Sferrazza Anthony

This is the first full-length biography of Ida Saxton McKinley (1847- 1907), the wife of William McKinley, president of the United States from 1897 to his assassination in 1901. Long demeaned by history because...