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Shakespeare's Wife

by Germaine Greer

Little is known about Ann Hathaway, the wife of England's greatest playwright; a great deal, none of it complimentary, has been assumed. The omission of her name from Shakespeare's will has been interpreted...


A Boy I Once Knew: What a Teacher Learned from Her Student

by Elizabeth Stone

One morning, a box was delivered to Elizabeth Stone's door. It held ten years of personal diaries and a letter that began "Dear Elizabeth, You must be wondering why I left you my diaries in my will. After all,...


Searching... Fifty Shades of Sight

by Audrey Ellis

childhood trauma; childhood memories; wartime romance; blitzen; blitzkrieg; childhood hope childhood; war between the states; personal recovery; war; london; warfare; london stories; wartime; personals; childhood...


The Women Who Raised Me

by Victoria Rowell

Born as a ward of the state of Maine, the child of an unmarried Yankee blueblood mother and an unknown black father, Victoria Rowell beat the odds. The Women Who Raised Me is the remarkable story of her rise...


Smile at Strangers: And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly

by Susan Schorn

A rollicking memoir about the rewards of risk and the surprising facts of safety and self-defense, from a woman who has earned two black belts in her pursuit of living fearlessly.


The Book of Sarahs

by Catherine E. McKinley

Suffused with longing, this rueful, passionate memoir about an adopted woman's search for her birth parents explores themes of race and family. Catherine McKinley was one of only a few thousand African American...


The Writing Life

by Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A gregarious recluse,...


Epilogue

by Anne Roiphe

Anne Roiphe was not quite seventy years old when her husband of nearly forty years unexpectedly passed away. But it was not until her daughters placed a personal ad in a literary journal that Roiphe began to...


Dancing to the Precipice

by Caroline Moorehead

Her canvases were the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; the Great Terror; America at the time of Washington and Jefferson; Paris under the Directoire and then under Napoleon; Regency London; the battle...


The Loveliest Woman in America

by Bibi Gaston

Her name was Rosamond Pinchot: hailed as "The Loveliest Woman in America," she was a niece of Pennsylvania governor Gifford Pinchot; cousin to Edie Sedgwick; half sister of Mary Pinchot Meyer, JFK's lover; friend...


Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph

by Jennifer Pharr Davis

In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days -- an average of 47 miles per day -- she became the first female to ever set that mark....


Becoming Mama-San: 80 Years of Wisdom

by Mary Matsuda Gruenewald

In this book, 86-year-old author Mary Matsuda Gruenewald has distilled her lifetime of wisdom into ten stories, each one conveying an essential life lesson. Each chapter is a story from the author's life and...


The Spy Who Loved

by Clare Mulley

The Untold Story of Britain’s First Female Special Agent of World War II

 

In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her name was Christine...


Joan

by Donald Spoto

Since her death at the age of nineteen in 1431, Joan of Arc has maintained a remarkable hold on our collective imagination. She was a teenager of astonishing common sense and a national heroine who led men in...


America's Mom: The Life, Letters, and Legacy of Ann Lan

by Rick Kogan

For two generations of Americans, reading Ann Landers's daily column was as important as eating breakfast. For nearly fifty years an entire nation turned to this quick-witted, worldly-wise counselor for advice...


The Rare and the Beautiful

by Cressida Connolly

Like the better-known Mitfords, the Garman sisters took center stage in Bohemian London during the first half of the twentieth century. Beautiful, flamboyant, and headstrong, they broke away from middle-class...


Riding Barranca: Finding Freedom and Forgiveness on the Midlife Trail

by Laura Chester

In this remarkable one-year journal, skilled horsewoman and adventurer Laura Chester brings us into her world, where we deeply connect with the earth and its seasons, with beauty and sometimes danger. While...


Unmastered

by Katherine Angel

One of O Magazine’s Must-Read Books for June 2013

A provocative and personal meditation on sex, power, and female desire

Today’s women, we’re told, have more options in exercising their desire than ever before...


This Way to the Revolution: A Memoir

by Erin Pizzey

First full biography of an international figure, recently in the news after her successful libel case against Andrew Marry, who described her as a terrorist in The Making of Modern Britain

Internationally famous...


Jane's Window: My Spirited Life in West Texas and Austin

by Jim Comer, Jane Dunn Sibley & James L. Haley

On the southern portion of what was known as the Sibley’s Pezuna del Caballo (Horse’s Hoof) Ranch in West Texas’ Culberson County are two mountains that nearly meet, forming a gap that frames a salt flat...