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North of Normal

by Cea Sunrise Person

In the late 1960s, Cea Sunrise Person's subversive family fled to the Canadian wilderness to grow pot, embrace free love, and live off the land. A riveting memoir of growing up off the grid amid multiple generations...


Distaff Diplomacy: The Empress Eugenie and the Foreign Policy of the Second Empire

by Nancy Nichols Barker

The Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III and one of the most beautiful women ever to grace a throne, was the victim of her own inconstant mind. A daughter of an aristocratic Spanish family, she had a natural...


50 Women: Book One

by Jessica Buchleitner

50 Women, Book One is the first part of a two book anthology series of personal stories of strength and perseverance told by 50 different women from 30 countries. In these individual stories, the women discuss...


The Climb: Conversations with Australian Women in Power

by Geraldine Doogue

A timely, insightful and personal portrait of what it is to be a woman in power in Australia today.

Iconic journalist and television presenter Geraldine Doogue turns her attention to an issue central to our...


Afloat and Adrift : A Story About Letting Go

by Jan Forsyth

When a discontented career woman begins to question what life should really be about, she makes a courageous change that sets her adrift from financial and personal security. Moving from the west to the east...


You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek)

by Eleni Sikelianos

A memoir of Melena, five-times married, mother, burlesque dancer, and "the hardest-assed woman to ever eat wood and bite nails."


The Search for Anne Perry: The Hidden Life of a Bestselling Crime Writer

by Joanne Drayton

In 1994, director Peter Jackson released the movie Heavenly Creatures, based on a famous 1950s matricide committed in New Zealand by two teenage girls embroiled in an obsessive relationship. The movie launched...


Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

by Lynn Sherr

The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot...


The Romanov Sisters

by Helen Rappaport

A New York Times Bestseller for 12 weeks!

"Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses." --People magazine

"The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but...


Only in Spain: A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir about Food, Flamenco, and Falling in Love

by Nellie Bennett

Why don't' you...run away with the gypsies?

Ten-hour shifts in a high-end department store and catering to snooty customers...Nellie Bennett's life wasn't supposed to turn out this way. But maybe all she needs...


The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark

by Meryl Gordon

Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father William Andrews Clark, was a copper magnate, the second...


The Weaker Vessel: Women's Lot in Seventeenth-Century England

by Antonia Fraser

The renowned historian and biographer Lady Antonia Fraser, author of Marie Antoinette, investigates the lot of women in seventeenth-century England. Drawing on period diaries, letters, and other papers, Fraser...


The Real Mrs Miniver

by Ysenda Maxtone Graham

In 1937 the Court Page of the London Times began publishing a series of articles featuring a charming, upper-middle class English housewife named Mrs Miniver. The articles depicted an idyllically happy family...


Woman of Labrador

by Elizabeth Goudie

Originally published in 1973 and now a Nimbus Classic, Woman of Labrador is Elizabeth Goudie's enduring and candid story of her pioneering life as a trapper's wife in the early 1900s. She was left alone much...


Life of Mary Jemison: White Woman of the Genesee

by James E Seaver

Taken captive at the early age of thirteen by Seneca Indians, Mary Jemison was trained in the wilderness to the ordinary duties of the Indian female. Embedded with the sentiments and lifestyle of the Seneca's...


Pen Portraits: Women Writers and Journalists in Nineteenth Century Australia

by Patricia Clarke

Pen Portraits describes the accomplishments of Australia's earliest women writers and pays belated tribute to their contribution to colonial life and letters.


A Place of Her Own: The  Legacy of Oregon Pioneer Martha Poindexter Maupin

by Janet Fisher

 After leaving home at a young age and defying her parents to marry the dashing Garrett Maupin, Martha Maupin's future became bound up with some of the most extraordinary events in antebellum American history,...


Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island

by Will Harlan

Carol Ruckdeschel is the wildest woman in America. She wrestles alligators, eats roadkill, rides horses bareback, and lives in a ramshackle cabin that she built by hand in an island wilderness. A combination...


Meant to Be: The Lives and Loves of a Jersey Girl

by Lauren Pizza

When Lauren Pizza was thirteen, she died. Caught under a small sailboat, she struggled to reach the surface, only to find that what she thought was up was actually down . . . and that’s all she remembers....


The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians

by Kate Fagan

It’s hard enough coming out, but playing basketball for a nationally ranked school and trying to figure out your sexual identity in the closeted and paranoid world of big-time college sports—that’s a challenge....