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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by... more...

  • The Gatekeeperby Kathryn Smith

    Touchstone 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    The first biography of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt?s administration, Marguerite ?Missy? LeHand, FDR?s de facto chief of staff, who has been misrepresented, mischaracterized, and overlooked throughout history?until now. Widely considered the first female presidential chief of staff, Marguerite ?Missy? LeHand was... more...

  • Franklin and Lucyby Joseph E. Persico

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was arguably the greatest figure of the twentieth century. While FDR?s official circle was predominantly male, it was his relationships with women?particularly with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd?that most vividly bring to light the human being beneath this towering statesman. It is no coincidence that Rutherfurd was with Roosevelt... more...

  • Isabellaby Kirstin Downey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.95

    An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively... more...

  • She Survived: Janeby M. William Phelps; Jane Carson-Sandler

    Kensington 2015; US$ 1.99

    Pure Terror. Real Courage. Jane Sandler had just kissed her husband goodbye as he left for work that morning. When he pulled out of the garage, another man walked in unnoticed. Seconds later, as her three-year-old nestled by her side, Jane heard footsteps?and then saw an intruder wearing a black ski mask. He had a rope and a knife in his hands?... more...

  • Brother, I'm Dyingby Edwidge Danticat

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her ?second father,? when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she was both elated and saddened when, at twelve, she joined her parents and youngest brothers in New York City. As Edwidge made a life in a new country,... more...

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Singsby Maya Angelou; Oprah Winfrey

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou?s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.   Sent by their mother to... more...

  • When Women Were Birdsby Terry Tempest Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 12.00

    The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates Terry Tempest Williams's mother told her: "I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you won't look at them until after I'm gone." Readers of Williams's iconic and unconventional memoir, Refuge , well remember that mother.... more...

  • The Girl with Three Legsby Soraya Miré; Eve Ensler

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    Having experienced firsthand the horror of female genital mutilation (FGM), Soraya Miré reveals the personal violation and immense challenges she overcame. This book is at once an intimate revelation, a testament to the empowerment of women, and an indictment of the violent global oppression of women and girls. This forthright narrative recounts what... more...

  • Moving Beyond Wordsby Gloria Steinem

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    Steinem?s career-spanning collection of essays?each one a book in itself?re-imagine everything from the masculinization of wealth to Freudian thought and aging With cool humor and rich intellect, Gloria Steinem strips bare our social constructions of gender and race, explaining just how limiting these invented cultural identities can be.  ... more...