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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...


Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

by Jill Lepore

National Book Award Finalist

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother,...


The Secrets of the Notebook: A Woman's Quest to Uncover Her Royal Family Secret

by Eve Haas

“The beautiful owner of this book is dearer to me than my life – August your protector.” This one sentence was the key to a mystery involving some of the greatest and most infamous figures in European...


The Girl Factory: A Memoir

by Karen Dietrich

It’s 1985 in a small factory town near Pittsburgh. Eight-year-old Karen’s parents are lifelong workers at the Anchor Glass plant, where one Saturday, an employee goes on a shooting spree, killing four supervisors,...


Fighting for Life

by S. Josephine Baker & Helen Epstein

New York’s Lower East Side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on earth in the 1890s. Health inspectors called the neighborhood “the suicide ward.” Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer,...


Love Italian Style

by Melissa Gorga

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga shows you how to love your man and keep him happy, satisfied, faithful, and devoted to you.

 

What you see is what you get with Melissa Gorga. On Real Housewives...


Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother

by Priscila Uppal

Abandoned in childhood, Priscila Uppal, reunites with her long lost mother after a twenty-year absence.


Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis

by Kim Todd

Today, an entomologist in a laboratory can gaze at a butterfly pupa with a microscope so powerful that the swirling cells on the pupa’s skin look like a galaxy. She can activate a single gene or knock it out....


Ella Baker: Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement

by J. Todd Moye

Ella Josephine Baker was among the most influential strategists of the most important social movement in modern U.S. history, the civil rights movement. With a career that spanned decades, and which began long...


Fatwa: Living With a Death Threat

by Jacky Trevane

Jacky was twenty-three when she arrived in Egypt for a holiday with her boyfriend, Dave. Little did she know that an innocent holiday would result in a horror beyond her imagination. Separated from Dave in a...


Out of the Whirlpool: A Memoir of Remorse and Reconciliation

by Sue Wiygul Martin

Sue Wiygul Martin has written a deeply honest and moving account of the rebuilding of her life after a desperate, impetuous act in her youth ended in traumatic blindness. Since that day, she has greeted the...


Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings

by Linda Rodriguez Mcrobbie

You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But real princesses didn't always get...


Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II

by Farah Jasmine Griffin

As World War II raged overseas, Harlem witnessed a battle of its own. Brimming with creative and political energy, Harlem’s diverse array of artists and activists launched a bold cultural offensive aimed at...