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Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II

by Farah Jasmine Griffin

As World War II raged overseas, Harlem witnessed a battle of its own. Brimming with creative and political energy, Harlem’s diverse array of artists and activists launched a bold cultural offensive aimed at...


Blasphemy: A Memoir: Sentenced to Death Over a Cup of Water

by Asia Bibi & Anne-Isabelle Tollet

In June 2009 a Pakistani mother of five, Asia Bibi, was out picking fruit in the fields. At midday she went to the nearest well, picked up a cup, and took a drink of cool water, and then offered it to another...


The Fabyoulist: List It, Live It, Love Your Life

by Susan Campbell Cross

The funny and inspiring story of one suburban mom’s adventures as she tackles forty challenges before her fortieth birthday.


The Criminal Conversation of Mrs. Norton: Victorian England's "Scandal of the Century" and the Fallen Socialite Who Changed Women's Lives Fore

by Diane Atkinson

A forgotten heroine of the women’s rights movement is rescued from obscurity in this biography of Caroline Norton, a respected poet, songwriter, and socialite whose 1836 adultery trial rocked Victorian England....


Grace, Under Pressure: A Girl with Asperger's and Her Marathon Mom

by Sophie Walker

Grace, Under Pressure is a moving story that charts the highs and lows of raising a child with Asperger Syndrome and the physical challenge of training for a long-distance running event.


Narrative of Sojourner Truth

by Sojourner Truth

Truth's landmark slave narrative chronicles her experiences as a slave in upstate New York and her transformation into an extraordinary abolitionist, feminist, orator, and preacher. Based on the complete 1884...


Fancy Feet: Turning My Tragedy Into Hope

by Heidi Cave

Burned over 50 percent of her body and a double amputee, Heidi Cave chooses life and forgiveness.


Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

by Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Jr. Newell

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for...


Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten

by Pamela Hicks

A magical memoir about a singular childhood in England and India by the daughter of Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten

Few families can boast of not one but two saints among their ancestors, a great-aunt who was...


Miriam's Kitchen: A Memoir

by Elizabeth Ehrlich

Like many Jewish Americans, Elizabeth Ehrlich was ambivalent about her background. She identified with Jewish cultural attitudes, but not with the institutions; she had fond memories of her Jewish grandmothers,...


Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir

National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 1983

by Joyce Johnson

Jack Kerouac. Allen Ginsberg. William S. Burroughs. LeRoi Jones. Theirs are the names primarily associated with the Beat Generation. But what about Joyce Johnson (nee Glassman), Edie Parker, Elise Cowen, Diane...


A Match to the Heart: One Woman's Story of Being Struck By Lightning

by Gretel Ehrlich

A powerful chronicle of a wounded woman's exploration of nature and self

After nature writer Gretel Ehrlich was struck by lightning near her Wyoming ranch and almost died, she embarked on a painstaking and visionary...


Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda

by Rosamond Halsey Carr & Ann Howard Halsey

In 1949, Rosamond Halsey Carr, a young fashion illustrator living in New York City, accompanied her dashing hunter-explorer husband to what was then the Belgian Congo. When the marriage fell apart, she decided...


The May Queen: Women on Life, Love, Work, and Pulling It All Together in Your 30s

by Andrea Richesin

If recent bestsellers such as The Bitch in the House and Midlife Crisis at Thirty serve as any indication of how women are experiencing their thirties, who can blame women embarking upon this decade in their...


The Art of Sleeping Alone: Why One French Woman Suddenly Gave Up Sex

by Sophie Fontanel

Sophie Fontanel, bestselling novelist and iconic editor of French Elle, tells the provocative story of her decision to stop having sex—a choice that profoundly changed her view of herself and her place in...


Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo: Revised Edition

by Zlata Filipovic

When Zlata’s Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and the...


Living My Life

by Emma Goldman

Anarchist, journalist, drama critic, advocate of birth control and free love, Emma Goldman was the most famous—and notorious—woman in the early twentieth century. This abridged version of her two-volume...


Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein

by Jean Sasson

A member of one of the most distinguished and honored families in Iraq, Mayada grew up surrounded by wealth and royalty. But when Saddam Hussein’s regime took power, she was thrown into cell 52 in the infamous...


101 Amazing Beyonce Facts

by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor

Are you the world's biggest Beyoncé fan? Or do you want to find out everything there is to know about the ex Destiny's Child singer and global superstar? If so, then this is the book for you! Contained within...


The Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg

by Rosa Luxemburg, Annelies Laschitza & Georg Adler

The most comprehensive collection of letters by Rosa Luxemburg ever published in English, this book includes 190 letters written to leading figures in the European and international labor and socialist movements––Leo...