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Lucille Mulhall: An Athlete of Her Time

by Cynthia Kay Rhodes

Synopsis: Before the turn of the twentieth century, most women would not dream of engaging in "men's work." Women were expected to ride sidesaddle, wear skirts, and most women did not race their pony like lightning...


Beauty In Disarray

by Harumi Setouchi, Sanford Goldstein & Kazuji Ninomiya

Setouchi was eminently qualified to write this historical novel on women's liberation in Japan, which had its roots in sexual politics, socialism, and anarchism, movements in decline following the famous massacre...


America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

by Sarah Bradford

Acclaimed biographer Sarah Bradford explores the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the woman who has captivated the public for more than five decades, in a definitive portrait that is both sympathetic and...


Musically Speaking: A Life Through Song

by Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

"Music, I have come to realize, is for me a kind of golden thread running through my life. It has helped maintain my connection with the past that otherwise might have been severed by catastrophe and time. I...


Tomboy Bride: A Woman's Personal Account of Life in Mining Camps of the West

by Harriet Backus

A true pioneer of the West, Harriet Backus writes about her amusing and often challenging experiences with heart felt emotion and vivid detail. New foreword by Pam Houston and afterword by author's grandson...


Sheroes: Bold, Brash, and Absolutely Unabashed Superwomen from Susan B. Anthony to Xena

by Varla Ventura & Vicki León

Women have always been heroes. But it is no longer enough just to say so. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women need a new name of their own. As sheroes, all women can fully...


Crossing Stars

by Peggy Wolff Lewis

When Phillip Creighton faces his diagnosis of cancer alone, he thinks back on his humble beginnings and painful love affairs. Moving from 1930’s Wyoming, through 1950’s Spain and Kenya, to modern Texas and...


Memory Lake: The Forever Friendships of Summer

by Nancy S. Kyme

Coming of age novel-memoir, told from a point of mature wisdom. Characters surmount fear and grief while forming friendships and finding faith. Set along the shores of Lake Michigan.


Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America

by Jennifer Storm

Jennifer Storm's Blackout Girl is a can't-tear-yourself-away look at teenage addiction and redemption. At age six, Jennifer Storm was stealing sips of her mother's cocktails. By age 13, she was binge drinking...


The Lois Wilson Story: When Love is not Enough, The Biography of the Cofounder of Al-Anon.

by William G Borchert

Lois Wilson, the wife of Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Bill W., knew better than anyone that families, friends, and loved ones of alcoholics are also affected and need informed support and advice. The Lois...


The Tale of Two Nazanins

by Susan McClelland & Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Nazanin Afshin-Jam was on top of the world. In 2006, she had just signed her first record deal and, after placing as first runner-up for Miss World, was a sought-after fashion model and icon within the Iranian...


The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines

by Shohreh Aghdashloo

Oscar nominee and Emmy Award–winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo shares her remarkable personal journey—from a childhood in the Shah's Iran to the red carpets of Hollywood—in this dazzling memoir of family,...


Alone Together

by Theodora Getty Gaston & Digby Diehl

It was 1935. Flame-haired Teddy Lynch finished singing "Alone Together" at the swanky nightclub the New Yorker and left the stage to find a charming stranger at her friends' table. It was Jean Paul Getty, enigmatic...


Waiting to Be Heard

by Amanda Knox

In November 2007, Amanda Knox was twenty years old and had been studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, for only a few weeks when her friend and roommate, a young English student named Meredith Kercher, was brutally...


The New Rules for Blondes

by Selena Coppock

Writer, comedienne, and full-time Blonde, Selena Coppock offers up adventures, misadventures, and golden-hued nuggets of wisdom in a laugh-out-loud anthem for those of us who really do have more fun. . . .

The...


The Other Woman

by Tunette Powell

The Other Woman is a bold and emotional memoir based on a sixteen-line rap written by the daughter of an addict. In this honest portrayal of addiction, Nette loses herself in the stories of her father's struggles....


Kiyo's Story: A Japanese-American Family's Quest for the American Dream

by Kiyo Sato

“Vividly honest, deeply moving.”—Bill Hosokawa, Out of the Frying Pan: Reflections of a Japanese American

“It is a magnificent memoir, fully worthy of being compared to Farewell to Manzanar. I cannot...


Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume I, 1884-1933

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1992

by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and...


Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume II, The Defining Years, 1933-1938

by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Historians, politicians, feminists, critics, and reviewers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's monumental Eleanor Roosevelt as the definitive portrait of this towering female figure of the twentieth...


Tiger's Heart: The Story of a Modern Chinese Woman

by Aisling Juanjuan Shen

"Like a suspense novel, this book is impossible to put down. All readers interested in China, as well as memoir fans (especially of success stories), must read this astonishing title."--Library Journal (Starred...