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Spinach Soup for the Walls: Finding My Spirit in Africa

by Lynne Harkes

The author has lived in wonderful places, from Nigeria to South America, Oman to the Gabon jungle.She describes the hospitality and resilience of the natives and the magnificence of landscape and animals. But...


Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution

by Alma Guillermoprieto

In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary);...


Anna of All the Russias: A Life of Anna Akhmatova

by Elaine Feinstein

In this definitive biography of the legendary Russian poet, Elaine Feinstein draws on a wealth of newly available material–including memoirs, letters, journals, and interviews with surviving friends and family–to...


The Slippery Year

by Melanie Gideon

Melanie Gideon’s hilarious memoir is a disarmingly honest take on marriage and motherhood by a woman who realized she was sleepwalking through life and decided she needed to do something about it.

The Slippery...


Spring's Edge: A Ranch Wife's Chronicles

by Laurie Wagner Buyer

Chronicling a time of deep personal change, Buyer struggles with her role as a ranch wife in Colorado.


Sissieretta Jones: "The Greatest Singer of Her Race," 1868-1933

by Maureen D. Lee

A biography of a distinguished African American musical pioneer.


Adelaide Hoodless

by Cheryl MacDonald

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, lifelong crusader for the recognition of the domestic sciences (cooking, sewing, childcare and housework) and an early proponent of home economics in Canada, was considered one of the...


Heading for Home

by Zahava Hanan

Zahava Hanan's struggle to save her ranch in Alberta from the threat of industrial pollution makes Heading for Home a modern tale on an epic scale. For twenty years she fought for her rights in Western Canada....


Kate Rice: Prospector

by Helen Duncan

This is the story of an inspiring woman who forged new frontiers as a prospector in Manitoba during the gold rush.


My Year Before the Mast

by Annette Brock Davis

A memoir of Annette Brock Davis's life at sea as the first female crew member of a commercial sailing line.


Tokyo, My Everest: A Canadian Woman in Japan

by Gabrielle Bauer

Gabrielle Bauer finds herself on a plane bound for Tokyo, leaving her career, home, and husband behind.


Women Who Give Away Millions

by Iris Nowell

This book pays tribute to 14 women who donated millions of dollars to causes close to their hearts.


Eslanda

by Barbara Ransby

Eslanda "Essie" Cardozo Goode Robeson lived a colorful and amazing life, embroiled in much of the twentieth century's social turmoil and traveling to every corner of the globe to fight for downtrodden and oppressed...


Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives

by Becky Aikman

Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning.

   In her forties – a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role – Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world.  In...


100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces

by Merna Forster

Augmented by great quotes and photos, this inspiring collection profiles remarkable women - heroines in science, sport, preaching and teaching, politics, war and peace, arts and entertainment, and more. Profiles...


Clinic of Hope: The Story of Rene Caisse and Essiac

by Donna M. Ivey

This story of Rene M. Caisse describes her pursuit to obtain official recognition of her herbal cancer remedy, Essiac, her name spelled backwards. Caisse was thrust into a life-long medical-legal-political controversy...


Fifty Years the Queen: A Tribute to Elizabeth II on Her Golden Jubilee

by Arthur Bousfield & Garry Toffoli

This tribute examines the life of this outstanding personality and monarch, with emphasis on her Canadian experiences.


To Experience Wonder: Edna Staebler: A Life

by Veronica Ross

Edna Staebler, author of the Schmecks cookbooks, was 60 when her first book was published, and has received the Order of Canada, among many honours.


Incest: From ¿A Journal of Love¿ -The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin (1932-1934)

by Anais Nin

The continuation of the story begun in Henry and June, exposing the shattering psychological drama that drove Nin to seek absolution from her psychoanalysts for the ultimate transgression. “It is [Nin’s]...


In the Shadow of Billy the Kid: Susan McSween and the Lincoln County War

by Kathleen P. Chamberlain

The Lincoln County War catapulted Susan McSween and a young cowboy named Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, into the history books. As a woman in a man's story, Susan McSween has been all but ignored. This...