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The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them

by Amy Dickinson

Dear Amy,

First my husband told me he didn't love me. Then he said he didn't think he had ever really loved me. Then he left me with a baby to raise by myself. Amy, I don't want to be a single mother.

I told myself...


Happy Accidents

by Jane Lynch

In the summer of 1974, a fourteen-year-old girl in Dolton, Illinois, had a dream. A dream to become an actress, like her idols Ron Howard and Vicki Lawrence. But it was a long way from the South Side of Chicago...


Forbidden Lessons in a Kabul Guesthouse: The True Story of a Woman Who Risked Everything to Bring Hope to Afghanistan

by Damien Lewis & Suraya Sadeed

Includes a Reading Group Guide and Author Q&A

From her first humanitarian visit to Afghanistan in 1994, Suraya Sadeed has been personally delivering relief and hope to Afghan orphans and refugees, to women and...


My Extraordinary Ordinary Life

by Sissy Spacek & Maryanne Vollers

In her delightful and moving memoir, Sissy Spacek writes about her idyllic, barefoot childhood in a small East Texas town, with the clarity and wisdom that comes from never losing sight of her roots. Descended...


Residence Georgian Plantation

by Frances Anne Kemble

Fanny Kemble was one of the leading lights of the English theater in the nineteenth century. During a triumphant tour of America, she met and married a wealthy Philadelphian, Pierce Butler, part of whose fortune...


C'est La Vie: An American Woman Begins a New Life in Paris and--Voila!--Becomes Almost French

by Suzy Gershman

Bestselling writer Suzy Gershman (dubbed “Super Shopper Suzy” by Oprah) is our answer to Peter Mayle in this heartfelt, breezy, and funny story of starting over in Paris. Suzy had always fantasized about...


Arts to Intelligence

by Doreen Galvin

Doreen Galvin's work in WWII was classified as "Top Secret" for at least 30 years after the cessation of hostilities. The atmosphere and events of the time, she wrote down many years later.

She relates personal...


In the City: Random Acts of Awareness

by Colette Brooks

An award-winning kaleidoscope of a book that "shocks and stirs the urban heart," capturing city life on the edge of the twenty-first century. What kind of person is a city person?

This is a question of increasing...


Jane Austen: Obstinate Heart

by Valerie Grosvenor Myer

There has been a veritable explosion of interest in the works of Jane Austen during the last two years. With five films based on Austen novels recently released via film and television, her books are finding...


The Little Locksmith: A Memoir

by Katharine Butler Hathaway & Alix Kates Shulman

Classic memoir of a disabled woman's spiritual growth, called "a testament to the human spirit."


Women of Privilege: 100 Years of Love and Loss in a Family of the Hudson River Valley

by Gillotti Susan

Women of Privilege traces the decline of a once-privileged Hudson River Valley family where the neighbors were Vanderbilts, Delanos, and Roosevelts. Susan Gillotti provides us an insight into her ancestors'...


Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography

by Marion Meade

"Marion Meade has told the story of Eleanor, wild, devious, from a thoroughly historical but different point of view: a woman's point of view."-Allene Talmey, Vogue.


Soon We Will Not Cry: The Liberation of Ruby Doris Smith Robinson

by Cynthia Fleming

During her short life, Ruby Doris Smith Robinson became one of the most important leaders in the black struggle for equality. By age 24, Robinson's intelligence, brashness, and bravery had elevated her to a...


Amelia Earhart: A Biography

by Doris L. Rich

She died mysteriously before she was forty. Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best-known female aviator in the world. She set record after record—among...


Into the Canyon: Seven Years in Navajo Country

by Lucy Moore

"A delight to read; an invaluable historical and cultural narrative."--Leslie Marmon Silko


Salonika Street

by Julie Stringer

An abandoned quarry at one o'clock in the morning. Cars skidding in the gravel, their headlights carving through the darkness. A dozen young men celebrating their buck's night, high on booze and testosterone....


Those Glamorous Gabors: Bombshells from Budapest

by Darwin Porter

Zsa Zsa, Eva, and Magda Gabor transferred their glittery dreams and gold-digging ambitions from the twilight of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to Hollywood. There, more effectively than any army, these Bombshells...


Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul

by Mark Bego

A frank examination of Aretha Franklin, Mark Bego’s definitive biography traces her career accomplishments from her beginnings as a twelve-year-old member of a church choir in the early 1950s, to recording...


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...