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Last Boat to Yokohama: The Life and Legacy of Beate Sirota Gordon

by Nassrine Azimi & Michel Wasserman

LAST BOAT TO YOKOHAMA: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BEATE SIROTA GORDON tells a story of both tragedy and grandeur in the twentieth century. It recounts the life and work of Beate Sirota Gordon: the influence of her...


I Regret Nothing: A Memoir

by Jen Lancaster

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster has lived a life based on re-invention and self-improvement. From Bitter Is the New Black to The Tao of Martha, she’s managed to...


Madam Ambassador: Three Years of Diplomacy, Dinner Parties, and Democracy in Budapest

by Eleni Kounalakis

A helicopter ride to visit troops in the Afghanistan war zone, a tense meeting with the newly elected Prime Minister, and…a wild boar hunt! Eleni Kounalakis was forty-three and a land developer in Sacramento,...


Whatever...Love Is Love

by Maria Bello

am I a partner?

am I forgiving?

am I a bad girl?

am I resilient?

am I enough?

In the summer of 2013, lying in a hospital bed, her body riddled with parasites, Maria Bello realized that waiting to do something isn't...


Forged From Silver Dollar

by Li Feng

One family's epic tale of survival in tumultuous twentieth-century China.

Li Feng grew up in Mao's communist China with her mother's motto burning in her ears - Success demands two things: unconditional sacrifice...


The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects

by Deborah Lutz

An intimate portrait of the lives and writings of the Brontë sisters, drawn from the objects they possessed.

In this unique and lovingly detailed biography of a literary family that has enthralled readers for...


Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt.

by Jacob Abbott

THE story of Cleopatra is a story of crime. It is a narrative of the course and the consequences of unlawful love. In her strange and romantic history we see this passion portrayed with the most complete and...


Songs of Sorrow: Lucy McKim Garrison and <i>Slave Songs of the United States</i>

by Samuel Charters

The untold story behind the creation of the classic songbook Slave Songs of the United States


Ashley's War

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

In 2010 the U.S. Army Special Operations Command created Cultural Support Teams, a pilot program to put women on the battlefield alongside Army Rangers, Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and other special operations...


My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today

by Nora Pouillon & Laura Fraser

A wonderfully engaging memoir from the woman who founded America’s first certified organic restaurant, My Organic Life is the story of an unheralded culinary pioneer who made it her mission to bring delicious,...


Arctic Daughter: A Wilderness Journey

by Jean Aspen

Set in the Arctic wilderness of Alaska in the 1970s, here is an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and a lyrical odyssey. This remarkable tale of survival and courage measures the value of dreams against...


Capital Dames

by Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts, the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, turns her attention to the Civil War in a riveting exploration of the ways in which the conflict...


Petals and Bullets: Dorothy Morris ¿ New Zealand Nurse  in the Spanish Civil War

by Mark Derby

This book is based on the vivid, detailed, and evocative letters New Zealand nurse Dorothy Morris sent from Spain and other European countries. They have been supplemented by wide-ranging research to record...


The Life of Joan of Arc

by Andrew Lang

JOAN OF ARC was perhaps the most wonderful person who ever lived in the world. The story of her life is so strange that we could scarcely believe it to be true, if all that happened to her had not been told...


Pandora's Daughters

by Kalyani Shankar

Pandora's Daughters looks at eight prominent women leaders in modern India who have achieved great power in the male-dominated world of Indian politics, examining their traits and personalities, tactics and...


Going Off Script: How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and Clooney's 32 On-Screen Rejections

by Giuliana Rancic

A witty, warm, and inspiring memoir from the E News! host, Fashion Police panelist, red-carpet correspondent, author, and reality show star Giuliana Rancic. 

 

Giuliana Rancic is best known for interviewing...


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

by Sarah A. Chrisman & Sue Lean

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....


The Story: A Reporter's Journey

by Judith Miller

Star reporter for the New York Times, the world’s most powerful newspaper; foreign correspondent in some of the most dangerous fields; Pulitzer winner; longest jailed correspondent for protecting her sources,...


Forgiveness: A Memoir

by Chiquis Rivera

“I wrote this book not to dismiss a rumor but to share something much more important: my journey to forgiveness.”

Chiquis Rivera is a singer and the daughter of the late music superstar Jenni Rivera. In...


Michelle Obama: A Life

by Peter Slevin

An inspiring story, richly detailed and written with élan, here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama, a woman of achievement and purpose—and the most unlikely first lady...