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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...


Janette Oke: A Heart for the Prairie

by Laurel Oke Logan

The biography of one of our most beloved storytellers, this book introduces readers to the woman behind the stories of faith and love.


Mother Jones: Raising Cain and Consciousness

by Simon Cordery

The details of the life and work of Mary Harris "Mother" Jones are skillfully told here for those who have not heard her story and those who know it well.


American Heroines

by Kay Bailey Hutchison

As long as there has been an America, the indomitable spirit of American women has shaped both the country's history and society. Regardless of the time and place these women were born each excelled in her respective...


DANCING IN THE LIGHT

by Shirley Maclaine

Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her  most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken,  controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley  MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating  personal...


Summoned

by Toni Ortner

Traditional biographies are written in third person, present the facts of their subjects' lives, and provide a critical analysis. Summoned is different. While I researched traditional sources, each woman in...


From Hoofbeats to Dogsteps: A Life of Listening to and Learning from Animals

by Rachel Page Elliott

Born to a loving and educated New England family, Rachel Page Elliott, known to all as Pagey, was encouraged to develop her interests and talents wherever they would lead her. And lead her they did, to a life-long...


Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Internationalism

by Kristen E. Gwinn

Emily Greene Balch was an important Progressive Era reformer and advocate for world peace whose opposition to WWI resulted with the board of trustees at Wellesley College refusing to renew her contract as a...


The Only Girl in the Car

by Kathy Dobie

The Only Girl in the Car

Bookworm and dreamer, Kathy was a young girl with a tender heart, an adventurer’s spirit, and a child’s terrible confusion about her proper place in the world. As the oldest daughter...


Elizabeth Packard: A Noble Fight

by Linda V. Carlisle

This biography details the life of Elizabeth Packard, who in 1860 was committed to an insane asylum by her husband, a strong-willed Calvinist minister. Upon her release three years later, Packard obtained a...


Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran

by Azadeh Moaveni

BONUS: This edition contains a Honeymoon in Tehran discussion guide.

Azadeh Moaveni, longtime Middle East correspondent for Time magazine, returns to Iran to cover the rise of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Living...


The Tulip and the Pope: A Nun's Story

by Deborah Larsen

The story of novelist and poet Deborah Larsen's young womanhood, The Tulip and the Pope is both an exquisitely crafted spiritual memoir and a beautifully nuanced view of life in the convent.In midsummer of 1960,...


Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America

by Linda Lawrence Hunt

In 1896, a Norwegian immigrant and mother of eight children named Helga Estby was behind on taxes and the mortgage when she learned that a mysterious sponsor would pay $10,000 to a woman who walked across America....


The Ladies Gallery: A Memoir of Family Secrets

by Irene Vilar, Gregory Rabassa & Carlin Romano

A shred of black lace. A broken hand mirror. A spidery strip of false eyelash. These are the fragments left to Irene Vilar, granddaughter of Lolita Lebrón, the revered political activist for Puerto Rican independence...