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On My Knees

by Periel Aschenbrand

On My Knees is Periel Aschenbrand’s seriously funny follow-up to her debut memoir The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own.

At the beginning of On My Knees, we find Periel chain-smoking her days away on a plastic-covered...


Memory Lake: The Forever Friendships of Summer

by Nancy S. Kyme

Coming of age novel-memoir, told from a point of mature wisdom. Characters surmount fear and grief while forming friendships and finding faith. Set along the shores of Lake Michigan.


Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America

by Jennifer Storm

Jennifer Storm's Blackout Girl is a can't-tear-yourself-away look at teenage addiction and redemption. At age six, Jennifer Storm was stealing sips of her mother's cocktails. By age 13, she was binge drinking...


The Lois Wilson Story: When Love is not Enough, The Biography of the Cofounder of Al-Anon.

by William G Borchert

Lois Wilson, the wife of Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Bill W., knew better than anyone that families, friends, and loved ones of alcoholics are also affected and need informed support and advice. The Lois...


The Tale of Two Nazanins

by Nazanin Afshin-Jam & Susan McClelland

Nazanin Afshin-Jam was on top of the world. In 2006, she had just signed her first record deal and, after placing as first runner-up for Miss World, was a sought-after fashion model and icon within the Iranian...


The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines

by Shohreh Aghdashloo

Oscar nominee and Emmy Award–winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo shares her remarkable personal journey—from a childhood in the Shah’s Iran to the red carpets of Hollywood—in The Alley of Love and Yellow...


Alone Together

by Theodora Getty Gaston & Digby Diehl

It was 1935. Flame-haired Teddy Lynch finished singing "Alone Together" at the swanky nightclub the New Yorker and left the stage to find a charming stranger at her friends' table. It was Jean Paul Getty, enigmatic...


Waiting to Be Heard

by Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit.

In the fall of 2007, the 20-year-old college coed left Seattle to study abroad in Italy, but her life was shattered when her roommate...


The New Rules for Blondes

by Selena Coppock

Writer, comedienne, and full-time Blonde, Selena Coppock offers up adventures, misadventures, and golden-hued nuggets of wisdom in a laugh-out-loud anthem for those of us who really do have more fun. . . .

The...


Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume I, 1884-1933

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1992

by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Historians, politicians, feminists, critics, and reviewers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's monumental Eleanor Roosevelt as the definitive portrait of this towering female figure of the twentieth...


Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume II, The Defining Years, 1933-1938

by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Historians, politicians, feminists, critics, and reviewers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's monumental Eleanor Roosevelt as the definitive portrait of this towering female figure of the twentieth...


Mary Astell: Reason, Gender, Faith

by William Kolbrener & Michal Michelson

Mary Astell: Reason, Gender, Faith includes essays from diverse disciplinary perspectives to consider the full range of Astell's political, theological, philosophical, and poetic writings. The volume does not...


A Grandmother's Wisdom: Lessons learnt at my Nan's knee

by Catriona Rowntree

A sweet and inspirational memoir, about the special relationship between the star of Getaway and her beloved grandmother.


Rose Macaulay: A Biography

by Sarah LeFanu

In a writing career that covered the first fifty years of the twentieth century, Rose Macaulay produced twenty-three novels, six books of criticism, four books of travel and history and two collections of poetry,...


Dreaming of Rose: A Biographer's Journal

by Sarah LeFanu

'Dreaming of Rose: A Biographer's Journal' is a fascinating account of a biographical quest and of a personal journey. While working on her biography of the writer and traveller Rose Macaulay, Sarah LeFanu kept...


Keeping Hope Alive: One Woman--90,000 Lives Changed

by Hawa Abdi & Sarah J. Robbins

The moving memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept 90,000 of her fellow citizens safe, healthy, and educated for over 20 years in Somalia.

Dr. Hawa Abdi, "the Mother Teresa of Somalia"...


Ruth, A Portrait: The story of Ruth Bell Graham

by Patricia Cornwell

Ruth Bell Graham is known as the wife of evangelist Billy Graham. It was Ruth who influenced Billy, as his most trusted life-partner. In Ruth, a Portrait, we meet this fascinating and remarkable woman. Brimming...


Black Ice

by Lorene Cary

In 1972 Lorene Cary, a bright, ambitious black teenager from Philadelphia, was transplanted into the formerly all-white, all-male environs of the elite St. Paul's School in New Hampshire, where she became a...


Gifts of Gratitude: The Joyful Adventures of a Life Well Lived

by Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker

Elizabeth Baker celebrates life: yours and hers, with this collection of deeply stirring stories. Within the covers of Gifts of Gratitude - The Joyful Adventures of a Life Well Lived, She narrates a series of...


Breaking Through My Limits: An Olympian Uncovered

by Alexandra Orlando

Alexandra Orlando is an Olympic athlete who dedicated seventeen years of her life to the sport of rhythmic gymnastics, winning almost two hundred medals. Despite injury, she competed at the Beijing Olympic Games...