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Mother Teresa (Revised Edition)

by Kathryn Spink

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was the founder of the Missionaries ofCharity and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, but her story is so much moreremarkable. From her childhood in the Balkans to her work in India, from...

My Year with Eleanor: A Memoir

by Noelle Hancock

“I honestly loved this book.”

—Jim Norton, New York Times bestselling author of I Hate Your Guts

“Eleanor taught Noelle that, first and foremost, Courage Takes Practice. Her yearlong quest to face her...

Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

by Sarah Keller

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel...

Canadian Heroines 2-Book Bundle: 100 Canadian Heroines / 100 More Canadian Heroines

by Merna Forster

This special bundle collects the two 100 Canadian Heroines volumes, in which Merna Forster presents 200 stories of amazing women who changed our country.

Cleopatra the Great

by Dr. Joann Fletcher

World-Renowned Egyptologist Dr. Joann Fletcher offers an unparalleled look at one of history’s most fascinating leaders—Politician, Mother, and Goddess—the legendary Cleopatra.

The subject of myth for more...

Pretty Good for a Girl: The Autobiography of a Snowboarding Pioneer

by Tina Basich & Kathleen Gasperini

When Tina Basich grabbed her rented snowboard and headed to the mountains in Lake Tahoe, snowboarding wasn't even considered a sport . . . yet. It was the beginning, and could have easily gone the way of many...

The Best Thing About My Ass Is That It's Behind Me

by Lisa Ann Walter

Actressand comic Lisa Ann Walter offers a hilarious, star-studded collection of essaysencouraging women to laugh at what they can't change, enjoy a guilty pleasureor two, and finally accept the lives and the...

Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila

by Julia Kristeva & Lorna Scott Fox

Mixing fiction, history, psychoanalysis, and personal fantasy, Teresa, My Love follows Sylvia Leclercq, a French psychoanalyst, academic, and incurable insomniac, as she falls for the sixteenth-century Saint...

Feel Good and Watch What Happens

by Anthea Morphitis

"Say Bye to the past life of what you don't want and say Hi to your newfound life of what you do want." This is the take-home message of this self-help, semi-biography by Anthea Morphitis. In it, she explains...

From This Moment On

by Shania Twain

Now in paperback from superstar Shania Twain, a poignant, heartfelt, and beautifully told account of her hard-scrabble childhood, rise to worldwide fame, and recent personal tragedies.

The world may know Shania...

Mourning Headband for Hue: An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968

by Nha Ca & Translated with an Introduction by Olga Dror. Nha Ca

Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nha Ca arrives in the city to attend her father's funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around...

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...

GI Brides: June

by Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi

She left everything behind to follow her heart …

The enthralling true story of a British war bride after World War II.

June Baker saw the American soldier walking toward her. In the gray of wartime England,...

The Viceroy's Daughters

by Anne De Courcy

Based on unpublished letters and diaries, The Viceroy's Daughters is a riveting portrait of three spirited and wilful women who were born at the height of British upper-class wealth and privilege.

The oldest,...

Whatever...Love Is Love

by Maria Bello

The acclaimed actress and dedicated activist shares her personal journey of discovery, and destroys outdated ideas about partnership, love and family that will resonate with anyone in an unconventional life...

Ashley's War

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

In 2010, the Army created Cultural Support Teams, a secret pilot program to insert women alongside Special Operations soldiers battling in Afghanistan. The Army reasoned that women could play a unique role on...

The Blue Box: Three Lives in Letters

by Sallie Bingham

A family history centered around three generations of women spans the Civil War through the Jazz Age.

The Lost Life of Eva Braun

by Angela Lambert

Eva Braun is one of history's most famous nonentities. She has been dismissed as a racist, feathered-headed shop girl, yet sixty-two years after her death her name is still instantly recognizable.

She left...

Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself

by Rachel Lloyd

"Powerfully raw, deeply moving, and utterly authentic. Rachel Lloyd has turned a personal atrocity into triumph and is nothing less than a true hero.... Never again will you look at young girls on the street...

The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy

by Priscilla Gilman

The Anti-Romantic Child is remarkable. This haunting and lyrical memoir will be an invaluable and heartening guide to all who find themselves in similar situations and indeed anyone confronting an unforeseen...