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The Brief, Madcap Life of Kay Kendall

by Eve Golden

" Comedic film actress Kay Kendall, born to a theatrical family in Northern England, came of age in London during the Blitz. After starring in Britain's biggest cinematic disaster, she found stardom in 1953...


My Path Leads to Tibet: The Inspiring Story of the Blind Woman Who Brought Hope to the 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...


A Confederate Girl's Diary

by Sarah Morgan Dawson

Documented during the American Civil War, A Confederate Girl’s Diary provides a thorough account of civilian life in Louisiana during and after the war through the diary entries of Sarah Morgan Dawson, who...


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....


The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood

by Kerry Clare

A Dropped Threads-style anthology, assembling original and inspiring works by some of Canada's best younger female writers - such as Heather Birrell, Saleema Nawaz, Susan Olding, Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, Carrie...


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...


Mukwahepo: Women Soldier Mother

by Ellen Ndeshi Namhila

In 1963 Mukwahepo left her home in Namibia and followed her fianc� across the border into Angola. They survived hunger and war and eventually made their way to Tanzania. There, Mukwahepo became the first woman...


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

by Hannah Luce & Robin Gaby Fisher

In this remarkable tale of hope and survival, Hannah Luce tells how, as the sole survivor of a terrible plane crash, she came to grips with her faith: “a calamitous, fascinating memoir, written with surprising...


Atlas Girl: Finding Home in the Last Place I Thought to Look

by Emily T. Wierenga

In this lyrical memoir, a disillusioned pastor's daughter searches the globe for God and finds him in the most unexpected place--back home.


The Awakener: A Memoir of Jack Kerouac and the Fifties

by Helen Weaver

Helen Weaver's insightful and riveting memoir of love and friendship with Jack Kerouac and the Beats.


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...


Paddling North

by Audrey Sutherland & Yoshiko Yamamoto

In a tale remarkable for its quiet confidence and acute natural observation, the author of Paddling Hawaii begins with her decision, at age 60, to undertake a solo, summer-long voyage along the southeast coast...


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...