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Women

  • 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...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2009
  • Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story?the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fifties?and to have survived with pride and courage intact. In this now classic autobiography,...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America?s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2016
  • Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #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,...

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2010
  • Middle-aged single mother and entertainment publicist Suzanne Portnoy leads a double life. Monday to Friday, she's a professional executive devoted to her two adolescent boys. But at weekends she spends her kid-free hours having sex, with a different man each time. Or multiple men. Picking up where her first book, The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick...

    Publisher : Ebury Publishing
    published : 2008
  • Winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction,The Age Book of the Year Award for Non-fiction, The Dobbie Prize for Best First Book. A lyrical memoir from a first-time author that has won critical acclaim Australia-wide. In the tradition of Drusilla Modjeska's Poppy , Mahood offers an intense and sensitive exploration...

    Publisher : Penguin Random House Australia
    published : 2012
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world?s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships ? and the story of one woman?s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.

    Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
    published : 2015
  • May Sarton?s bestselling memoir of a solitary year spent at the house she bought and renovated  ?Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.? ?May Sarton May Sarton?s parrot chatters away as Sarton looks out the window at the rain and contemplates returning to her ?real? life?not friends, not even love, but writing. In her...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2014
  • Mago pointed to a spot on the dirt floor and reminded me that my umbilical cord was buried there. ?That way,? Mami told the midwife, ?no matter where life takes her, she won?t ever forget where she came from.? Then Mago touched my belly button . . . She said that my umbilical cord was like a ribbon that connected me to Mami. She said, ?It doesn?t...

    Publisher : Washington Square Press
    published : 2012
  • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER ?  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SEATTLE TIMES This groundbreaking dual biography brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she never knew. Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley have each been the subject of numerous biographies, yet no one has ever examined their lives...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2015