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- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 17.99
Is it possible to maintain chic as a single-mom-to-be in a city where it's all supposed to be effortless and breastfeeding is a horreur ? Does one live by the Parisienne's pregnancy plan of smoking, drinking, and cheese-eating avec vin blanc , but jamais jamais gain more than six kilos? And how to handle a pickup attempt by a married man in the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00
The acclaimed author of the best-selling The Road from Coorain and True North now gives us the third book in her remarkable continuing memoir?describing the pleasures, the challenges, and the constant surprises (good and bad) of her years as the first woman president of Smith College. The story opens in 1973 as Conway, unbeknownst to her, is first... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.00
The bestselling author of The Road from Coorain presents an extraordinarily powerful anthology of the autobiographical writings of 25 women, literary predecessors and contemporaries that include Jane Addams, Zora Neale Hurst, Harriet Jacobs, Ellen Glasgow, Maya Angelou, Sara Josephine Baker, Margaret Mead, Gloria Steinem, and Maxine Hong Kingston.... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.95
This classic account of self discovery and railroad life describes Linda Grant Niemann?s travels as an itinerant brakeman on the Southern Pacific. Boomer combines travelogue, Wild West adventure, sexual memoir, and closely observed ethnography. A Berkeley Ph.D., Niemann turned her back on academia and set out to master the craft of railroad brakeman,... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2004; US$ 14.57
'I learned about conflict from my parents.' So begins Christina McKenna's haunting memoir of her lonely early life. Recounting scenes from her chlldhood in Ulster, she paints a memorable and poignant picture of violence and oppression with her brutal father and protective mother, whose retalliation to her husband's meaness came in the form... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2011; US$ 19.99
How far would you go to change your life? Sharell Cook is 30 years old and living a privileged life in Melbourne's wealthy suburbs. She has it all: the childhood-sweetheart husband, the high-powered job and plenty of cash to splash. And it's not destined to last. In a dramatic turn of events, Sharell's marriage breaks down and her perfect life falls... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2008; US$ 9.99
nspired by the great frescoes of St Francis of Assisi, the highly-praised author of ITALIAN FEVER has written a new and wholly original biography. Composed in a series of vividly realised 'panels', SALVATION begins with the dying Francesco - and the rivalry for his body among the towns of medieval Italy - and moves back in time toward his mystical... more...
- Orion 2011; US$ 10.99
Gypsy tales from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author... Rosemary Penfold was born in 1938 in a traditional Gypsy wagon, and grew up in the fields of the English countryside. In this beautiful and evocative memoir, she recounts her life within a loving extended family and small but close-knit community. From early memories of her father bringing... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 9.99
Amy Dickinson's advice column, 'Ask Amy', appears daily in more than 150 newspapers across the USA, read by more than 22 million readers. Her motto is 'I make the mistakes so you don't have to'. In The Mighty Queens of Freeville , Amy Dickinson takes those mistakes and spins them into a remarkable story. This is the tale of Amy and her daughter... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 11.27
How far would you go to be the perfect mother? The hilarious Wife in the North by Judith O'Reilly , based on her enormously popular blog, recounts one woman's attempt to move her family and her life from cosmopolitan London to rural Northumberland. Maybe hormones ate her brain. How else did Judith's husband persuade her to give up her career and... more...