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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...


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...


Two Thousand Minnows: A Young Girl's Story of Separation, Hope, and Forgiveness

by Sandra Leigh Vaughan

When Sandra Leigh was seven years old, she fell into the role of protector of her mother and three younger siblings. One winter night, she ushered her mother out of the house during one of her father’s tirades,...


The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb: Founder of Save the Children

by Clare Mulley

Since 1919 Save the Children has fought to uphold the human rights of children worldwide. Now promoted by the likes of Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Julianne Moore the charity’s founder was a childless spinster...


Free to Fly

by Evelyn M Douglas

What do you do when a loved one has committed corporate fraud? How do you manage when your life-partner is jailed? Free to Fly is one woman's account of how she dealt with this major life challenge. An announcement...


Understanding Through Fiction: A Selection from Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila

by Julia Kristeva & Lorna Scott Fox

Born in 1515, Teresa of Avila survived the Spanish Inquisition and was a key reformer of the Carmelite Order. Her experience of ecstasy, which she intimately described in her writings, released her from her...


Am I Getting Paid for This?: Memoir of A Career Girl

by Betty Rollin

When Betty Rollin graduated from college in the late 1950s, she couldn’t find a husband and she didn’t want to be a secretary. So, in the days before women’s liberation, she started a career—or, as she...


Hesitation Kills: A Female Marine Officer's Combat Experience in Iraq

by Jane Blair

This riveting memoir is the first book written by a female Marine about the war in Iraq, and one of the only books written by a woman who has experienced combat first hand. Throughout her deployment, Jane kept...


The Call of the Farm: An Unexpected Year of Getting Dirty, Home Cooking, and Finding Myself

by Rochelle Bilow

Rochelle Bilow, a classically trained cook and aspiring food writer, was nursing a broken heart and frustrated with her yet-to-take-off career when she set out to write a short profile of a small, sustainable...


Women Healers of the World: The Traditions, the History, and the Geography of Herbal Medicine

by Holly Bellebuono & Rosemary Gladstar

A celebration of the healing traditions that made yoga, acupuncture, and aromatherapy popular.

The recent trend toward holistic living has heightened our national fascination with herbal remedies and less conventional...


The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour-and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News

by Sheila Weller

"Weller rivetingly recounts these gutsy ladies' time on the front lines... an inspiration for future generations of journalists." --Vanity Fair

For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of...


Lulu: One Woman's Journey from Poverty and the Occult to Enduring Faith and True Riches

by Lulu Auger

The wife of a successful restauranteur meets Jeane Dixon and seeks security and knowledge through astrology, and finds hopelessness, until she finds peace through Christ.


Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz

by Rena Kornreich Gelissen & Heather Dune Macadam

Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the...


Hooked

by Samantha X

Samantha X is not your typical hooker. She's the wrong side of 35, has two kids and counts a wild night out dining at her local pizzeria. Career-wise, she had it all; writing for Australia's top selling woman's...


Conversations with Linda McCartney

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

Linda McCartney was the wife of ex Beatle Paul McCartney. But what of her inner thoughts and her regrets. Now Listen as Linda reflects and gives advice on her breast cancer, thoughts of Heather Mills and Nancy...


The First Lady of Radio: Eleanor Roosevelt's Historic Broadcasts

by Stephen Drury Smith & Blanche Wiesen Cook

On the afternoon of December 7, 1941, as a stunned nation gathered around the radio to hear the latest about Pearl Harbor, Eleanor Roosevelt was preparing for her weekly Sunday evening national radio program....


High Heels in High Places: Walking Worthy in Way Cute Shoes

by Rhonda Rhea

Rhonda Rhea takes women on a biblical adventure with fall-off-your-high-heels humor as she teaches them to walk worthy before their God.


Planting Dandelions: Field Notes From a Semi-Domesticated Life

by Kyran Pittman

"[Pittman's] tales of modern motherhood are fearless and addictive" (People, four stars)

A regular contributor to Good Housekeeping, Kyran Pittman has won the hearts of readers with her keen eye, wicked tongue,...