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- Henry Holt and Co. 1996; US$ 6.79
This book is a striking departure from the literature of illness as well as a remarkable literary work in its own right. The stories we typically hear about people coping with serious illness are set up as heroic tales that emphasize the victim's triumph over adversity or even portray the experience of illness as a transformative event that makes... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 14.99
Beryl Markham, like Karen Blixen, could only have come out of Africa. Pioneering aviatrix, flamboyant beauty, brilliant race-horse trainer, unscrupulous seducer - her life story is for every reader who was enthralled by Blixen's exotic world, that of Kenya between the wars. This fully authorised biography, drawn from the author's personal association... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 11.99
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 dissident community. But one afternoon, she received an email that would change the course of her life. The subject of that email?a Kurdish... more...
- Canongate Books 1997; US$ 10.79
As a fine novelist, critic and biographer Catherine Carswell led a passionate and various life, full of intellectual commitment and a wide range of social interests. She worked on this original, modest and yet richly remarkable autobiography over a number of years, coming back to it again and again, almost as an act of meditation.The younger daughter... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2000; US$ 6.79
When famed bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson is killed by a car bomb, his widow and daughter take over the family business, tracking down wanted felons. Initially they meet with strong resistance among the mostly male denizens of the bail-bond circuit, until they prove themselves more than capable of capturing even the most dangerous of bail-jumpers.... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99
A true story of love, loss, and the mother-daughter relationship across generations, this biography describes Rebecca Huntley?s search for her maternal grandmother?s story. Following the death of her Italian Nonna , Huntley discovers that there was much unknown about the kind-hearted, quiet individual she thought she knew. With evocative stories... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 15.99
Canadians fell in love with Pierre Elliott Trudeau?s beautiful and high-spirited bride when he brought her to the world stage as the youngest First Lady in the history of the country. But the situation wasn?t as rosy as it seemed. Plagued by mood swings and unprepared for public life, Margaret became increasingly isolated at 24 Sussex as her depression... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2013; US$ 4.54
The captivating sequel of Sara Henderson's first book, From Strength to Strength . The Strength of Our Dreams is the long-awaited follow-up to From Strength to Strength and its equally best-selling sequel, The Strength in Us All . It continues the story of this amazing Australian, taking us through the last six years of her incredibly... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2002; US$ 19.95
The story of a woman who made her life in New Mexico--a determined, ingenious entrepreneur whose career and personality defy every stereotype about women. more...