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Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila

by Julia Kristeva & Lorna Scott Fox

Mixing fiction, history, psychoanalysis, and personal fantasy, Teresa, My Love follows Sylvia Leclercq, a French psychoanalyst, academic, and incurable insomniac, as she falls for the sixteenth-century Saint...


Don't Call me a Victim!

by Dina Yafasova

This novel revolves around the life of Archana Guha, whose unique destiny became the subject of continuous media attention for nearly twenty years in India, Europe, USA and Japan. One night in1974, Archana,...


Dear Zari: The Secret Lives of the Women of Afghanistan

by Zarghuna Kargar

"A powerful collection of testimonies that depict the struggles and hopes of Afghan women. An often emotional and at times painful read, this book is ultimately a poignant celebration of human resilience under...


Lady Lorene: The Truckie Queen

by Tom Dawkins

The inspiring true story of an ordinary woman who became a truck-driving, sheep wrangling legend in one of the most male dominated and old fashioned environments imaginable.


Great Dames: What I Learned from Older Women

by Marie Brenner

"Fascinating, gossipy, entertaining. . . ."

New York Times Book Review

They are ten outstanding women of the century. Each had an aura, including Thelma Brenner, the first great dame her daughter ever knew....


Dame Maggie Scott: A Life in Dance

by Michelle Potter & Graeme Murphy

Foreword by Graeme Murphy. It is impossible to tell the story of dance in Australia without focusing on Dame Margaret Scott. The fiftieth anniversary of The Australian Ballet School is a fitting time to launch...


A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France

by Susan Ottaway

The incredible true story of British special agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, sisters who risked everything to fight for freedom during the Second World War.

When elderly recluse Eileen Nearne died, few...


Dearest Ones At Home: Clara Taylor's Letters from Russia, 1917-1919

by Katrina Maloney & Patricia Maloney

On November 5, 1917, Taylorville, Illinois native Clara Taylor stepped off a Trans-Siberian Railway train into a city then called Petrograd, Russia. Employed by the YWCA as an industrial expert, Clara had been...


Appalachian Mountain Girl: Coming of Age in Coal Mine Country

by Rhoda Warren

Appalachian Mountain Girl is a sensitive and beautifully written autobiographical account of a childhood in the coalmine district of Depression-era Kentucky. With humor and warmth—but without sentimentality—Rhoda...


The Search for Anne Perry: The Hidden Life of a Bestselling Crime Writer

by Joanne Drayton

A New York Times Best Seller!

In 1994, director Peter Jackson released the movie Heavenly Creatures, based on a famous 1950s matricide committed in New Zealand by two teenage girls embroiled in an obsessive relationship....


A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother

by Janny Scott

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A major publishing event: an unprecedented look into the life of the woman who most singularly shaped Barack Obama-his mother.

Barack Obama has written extensively about his father, but little...


Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman's Story of Identity, Love, and Adoption

by Gail Harris, Brandi Rarus & Marlee Matlin

At just a few months old, Zoe was gradually losing her hearing. Her adoptive parents loved her—yet agonized—feeling they couldn’t handle raising a Deaf child. Would Zoe go back into the welfare system and...


Two Thousand Minnows: A Young Girl's Story of Separation, Hope, and Forgiveness

by Sandra Leigh Vaughan

When Sandra Leigh was seven years old, she fell into the role of protector of her mother and three younger siblings. One winter night, she ushered her mother out of the house during one of her father’s tirades,...


The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb: Founder of Save the Children

by Clare Mulley

Since 1919 Save the Children has fought to uphold the human rights of children worldwide. Now promoted by the likes of Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Julianne Moore the charity’s founder was a childless spinster...


Free to Fly

by Evelyn M Douglas

What do you do when a loved one has committed corporate fraud? How do you manage when your life-partner is jailed? Free to Fly is one woman's account of how she dealt with this major life challenge. An announcement...


Understanding Through Fiction: A Selection from Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila

by Julia Kristeva & Lorna Scott Fox

Born in 1515, Teresa of Avila survived the Spanish Inquisition and was a key reformer of the Carmelite Order. Her experience of ecstasy, which she intimately described in her writings, released her from her...


Am I Getting Paid for This?: Memoir of A Career Girl

by Betty Rollin

When Betty Rollin graduated from college in the late 1950s, she couldn’t find a husband and she didn’t want to be a secretary. So, in the days before women’s liberation, she started a career—or, as she...


Hesitation Kills: A Female Marine Officer's Combat Experience in Iraq

by Jane Blair

This riveting memoir is the first book written by a female Marine about the war in Iraq, and one of the only books written by a woman who has experienced combat first hand. Throughout her deployment, Jane kept...


The Call of the Farm: An Unexpected Year of Getting Dirty, Home Cooking, and Finding Myself

by Rochelle Bilow

Rochelle Bilow, a classically trained cook and aspiring food writer, was nursing a broken heart and frustrated with her yet-to-take-off career when she set out to write a short profile of a small, sustainable...


Between Heaven and Ground Zero: One Woman's Struggle for Survival and Faith in the Ashes of 9/11

by Leslie Haskin

A 9/11 survivor tells of her escape from the Twin Towers and her transformation from a career-focused life to a God-focused life.