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Women

  • Ruthie is the central character in this lively and candid memoir of institutional life.

    Publisher : University of Queensland Press
    published : 2003
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A candid and insightful look at an era and a life through the eyes of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt. The daughter of one of New York?s most influential families, niece of Theodore Roosevelt, and wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt witnessed some...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2014
  • A New York Times Notable Book Empress Dowager Cixi (1835?1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor?s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2013
  • New York Times Bestseller ? Winner of the 2015 WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize ? Goodreads Best of 2014 Semi-Finalist ? Books for a Better Life Award Finalist ? Lambda Literary Award Finalist ? Time Magazine ?30 Most Influential People on the Internet? ? American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book In her profound and courageous New York Times...

    Publisher : Atria Books
    published : 2014
  • ?Hart has a genuine gift for conveying the texture of midcentury Manhattan?. [She makes] the dilemmas of her own young life both compelling and contemporary.? ? USA Today ?[A] glorious once upon a time fairytale come true?.I loved every moment!?   ?Adriana Trigiani, author of Very Valentine   A memoir acclaimed as ?reminiscent...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2009
  • "She could look demure while behaving like an empress. Blonde, with eyes like pearls too big for her head, she was very striking, but marginally pretty and certainly not beautiful . . . But it was her edge that made her memorable?her upstart superiority, her reluctance to pretend deference to others." Bette Davis was the commanding figure of the...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2010
  • Featured in the film Twenty Feet From Stardom , the woman whose voice the New York Times said "is as embedded in the history of rock 'n' roll as Eric Clapton's guitar and Bob Dylan's lyrics" tells her story Right out of high school, Darlene Love began singing lead vocals for legendary producer Phil Spector, cutting such classic hits as the number...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2013