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Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass

by Isak Dinesen

With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Innocent Spouse

by Carol Ross Joynt

What would you do if, just weeks after your spouse's sudden death, you found out he was keeping secrets? Big secrets. Secrets that could cost you millions of dollars—and brand you as a criminal. Innocent Spouse...


Ten Circles Upon the Pond

by Virginia Tranel

Ten Circles Upon the Pond is a book for anyone who’s ever lived in that unwieldy group called family—a story of passion, intimacy, work, religion, puberty, love and loss, and the struggle to be steadfast...


An Italian Affair

by Laura Fraser

When Laura Fraser's husband leaves her for his high school sweetheart, she takes off, on impulse, for Italy, hoping to leave some of her sadness behind. There, on the island of Ischia, she meets M., an aesthetics...


Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest

by H. Alan Day & Sandra Day O'Connor

What was it in Sandra Day O'Connor's background and early life that helped make her the woman she is today-the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and one of the most powerful women in America? In...


Cleopatra the Great

by Joann Fletcher & Dr. Joann Fletcher

World-Renowned Egyptologist Dr. Joann Fletcher offers an unparalleled look at one of history’s most fascinating leaders—Politician, Mother, and Goddess—the legendary Cleopatra.

The subject of myth for more...


Pretty Good for a Girl: The Autobiography of a Snowboarding Pioneer

by Tina Basich & Kathleen Gasperini

When Tina Basich grabbed her rented snowboard and headed to the mountains in Lake Tahoe, snowboarding wasn't even considered a sport . . . yet. It was the beginning, and could have easily gone the way of many...


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....


The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran

by Nazila Fathi

As a nine-year-old Tehrani schoolgirl during the Iranian Revolution, Nazila Fathi watched her country change before her eyes. The revolutionaries—most of them poor, uneducated, and radicalized—seized jobs,...


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

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. The movie launched...


Victoria: A Life

by A. N. Wilson

"[A] shimmering and rather wonderful biography." --The Guardian (UK)

When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. She was a mother of nine and grandmother of forty-two and the...


In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate

by Nancy Gertner

From a “Human Rights Hero,” a memoir of her illustrious career litigating groundbreaking cases

 

In the boys' club climate of 1975, Nancy Gertner launched her career fighting a murder charge on behalf of...


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

by Janny Scott

The New York Times bestseller-an unprecedented look into the life and character of the woman who raised a president.

Barack Obama has written extensively about his father but credited his mother for "what is...


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...