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The Way Home

by Ernestine Bradley

Growing up in Bavaria during World War II, Ernestine Bradley came to know wartime dislocations and food shortages, along with the challenges of taking care of her siblings while her mother was ill. The men of...


Slow Motion: A True Story

by Dani Shapiro

From one of the most gifted writers of her  generation comes the harrowing and exqui-sitely written true story of how a family tragedy saved her life. Dani Shapiro was a young girl from a deeply religious...


The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens

by Claire Tomalin

Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857; she was 18, a hard-working actress performing in his production of The Frozen Deep, and he was 45, the most lionized writer in England. Out of their meeting came...


On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring

by William Souder

Published on the fiftieth anniversary of her seminal book, Silent Spring, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, founder of the environmental movement

She loved the ocean and wrote three books about...


The Locust and the Bird: My Mother's Story

by Hanan Al-Shaykh

In a masterly act of literary transformation, celebrated novelist Hanan al-Shaykh re-creates the dramatic life and times of her mother, Kamila.

 

Married at a young age against her will, Kamila soon fell head-over-heels...


Westchester Burning: Portrait of a Marriage

by Amine Wefali

Amine Wefali had four beautiful children and houses in Westchester, Nantucket, and Florida--but her marriage had become acrimonious. She had moved into the attic of her exclusive home in Westchester, a suburb...


Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities

by Elizabeth Edwards

The bestselling author of Saving Graces shares her inspirational message on the challenges and blessings of coping with adversity.

She’s one of the most beloved political figures in the country, and on the...


Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

by Maya Angelou

In this third self-contained volume of her autobiography, which began with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou moves into the adult world, and the white world as well, as she marries, enters show business,...


Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana

by Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Desperate to escape South Texas, Stephanie Elizondo Griest dreamed of becoming a foreign correspondent. So she headed to Russia looking for some excitement—commencing what would become a four-year, twelve-nation...


They Went Whistling: Women Wayfarers, Warriors, Runaways, and Renegades

by Barbara Holland

Throughout history there have been women, endowed with curiosity and abundant spirit, who stepped out of the cave, cast off the shackles of expectation, and struck out for new territory. In this ode to bold,...


The Leopard Hat: A Daughter's Story

by Valerie Steiker

In this tender loving memoir, Valerie Steiker evokes a magical childhood on the Upper East side of New York with a woman whose own losses led her to delight in family, beauty and life itself.

Valerie Steiker’s...


Tamil Tigress: My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka's Bloody Civil War

by Niromi de de Soyza

In 1987, 17-year old Niromi de Soyza shocked her middle-class Sri Lankan family by joining the Tamil Tigers. Equipped with a rifle and cyanide capsule she was one of the rebels' first female soldiers. Now married...


Jezebel: The Untold Story of the Bible's Harlot Queen

by Lesley Hazleton

There is no woman with a worse reputation than Jezebel, the ancient queen who corrupted a nation and met one of the most gruesome fates in the Bible. Her name alone speaks of sexual decadence and promiscuity....


Just Jill: The Autobiography of Jill Allen-King OBE

by Jill Allen-King OBE

Just Jill is an inspirational and moving account of one woman's triumph over adversity and how she used her own experience of disability to benefit others. When she was growing up during the 1940s very few people...


Wuhu Diary: On Taking My Adopted Daughter Back to Her Hometown in China

by Emily Prager

In 1994 an American writer named Emily Prager met her new daughter LuLu. All she knew about her was that the baby had been born in Wuhu, a city in southern China, and left near a police station in her first...


Under the Red Blanket

by Bea Andersen Swedien

Under The Red Blanket is a memoir of a Swedish-American family living in a remote area of North East India among the Naga headhunting tribes. The book opens with the father of Bea, Bengt Anderson, immigrating...


The Storyteller's Daughter: One Woman's Return to Her Lost Homeland

by Saira Shah

Imagine that a jewel-like garden overlooking Kabul is your ancestral home. Imagine a kitchen made fragrant with saffron strands and cardamom pods simmering in an authentic pilau. Now remember that you were born...


Knocked Up: Confessions of a Hip Mother-to-be

by Rebecca Eckler

Rebecca Eckler is a popular newspaper columnist who lives the fabulous life and gets paid to write about it. So when a tipsy romp with her fiancé on the night of their lavish engagement party leaves her unexpectedly...


Anonymous in Their Own Names: Doris E. Fleischman, Ruth Hale, and Jane Grant

by Susan Henry

Anonymous in Their Own Names recounts the lives of three women who, while working as their husbands' uncredited professional partners, had a profound and enduring impact on the media in the first half of the...


Getting Genki in Japan: The Adventures and Misadventures of an American Family in Tokyo

by Karen Pond & Akiko Saito

The unexpected gift of a favored bottle of shiraz from her husband leads to the adventure of a lifetime for Karen Pond and her family--moving from rural Maine to the largest city in the world: Tokyo, Japan.

Getting...