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Mighty Justice

by Katie McCabe, Dovey Johnson Roundtree & Tayari Jones Algonquin Books (November 05, 2019)

“Dovey Johnson Roundtree set a new path for women and proved that the vision and perseverance of a single individual can turn the tides of history.”

—Michelle Obama

In Mighty Justice, trailblazing African...


Southern Women

by Editors of Garden and Gun Harper Wave (October 22, 2019)

From the award-winning Southern lifestyle magazine Garden & Gun comes this rich collection of some of the South’s most notable women.

For too long, the Southern woman has been synonymous with the Southern...


Heart and Hustle: Use your passion. Build your brand. Achieve your dreams.

by Patricia Bright HQ (February 07, 2019)

‘Patricia Bright is killing it right now’ Glamour ‘One of Britain’s biggest YouTube stars’ Huffington Post ‘I’m going to show you how to hustle like I do, using your head and heart. All it takes...


She Who Dares

by Lyndsy Spence The History Press (May 01, 2019)

‘Oh dear,’ said Evelyn Waugh of his society friends, ‘these great ladies.’ In this book of pen portraits, the reader is introduced to ten extraordinary women who were society stars in the interwar years,...


Courage to Say No

by Raana Mahmood & John DeSimone Skyhorse (September 03, 2019)

Sexual harassment is in the news almost every day. Countless women have been intimidated into silence or their careers and lives have been ruined because they refused to submit to unwanted sexual advances. Yet,...


The Beautiful Spy

by David Tremain The History Press (February 01, 2019)

Often described as ‘the most beautiful spy’, Vera Eriksen could almost rival First World War spy Mata Hari and the various ‘Bond girls’ who followed her. Perhaps the archetypal ‘femme fatale’ of...


In the Wake of Mercedes Gleitze

by Doloranda Pember The History Press (February 01, 2019)

In 1927, Mercedes Gleitze became the first British woman to swim the English Channel, transforming her from a humble working-class typist into one of the most iconic sportswomen of her age. With no financial...


Forever Frida

by Kathy Cano-Murillo Adams Media (July 09, 2019)

Revel in the enduring legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo—from the self-portraits, to the flower crown, to her iconic eyebrows—with this fun and commemorative book!

With her colorful style, dramatic self-portraits,...


Haben's Story

by Haben Girma Grand Central Publishing (August 06, 2019)

The incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage.

Haben Girma grew up spending summers with her family in...


Tears of Battle

by Brigitte Bardot, Anne-Cécile Huprelle & Grace McQuillan Arcade (April 02, 2019)

An Account of one Woman's Courage, Caring, and Generosity in the Face of the Inhumane

Brigitte Bardot—a global icon of French cinema—has used her fame to give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves....


Becoming Boston Strong

by Amy Noelle Roe Skyhorse (April 02, 2019)

Named One of the "Best Nonfiction Books to Read in 2019" by Woman's Day

It’s 2004 and twentysomething Amy Noelle Roe is living by herself in Portland, Oregon, with few friends, little money, and no job. It’s...


Diamond Doris

by Doris Payne Amistad (September 10, 2019)

In the ebullient spirit of Ocean’s 8, The Heist, and Thelma & Louise, a sensational and entertaining memoir of the world’s most notorious jewel thief—a woman who defied society’s prejudices and norms...


The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women

by Sheila Moeschen Running Press (June 04, 2019)

The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women is an illustrated, timely book that celebrates fifty of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used their gift of humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions...


Code Name: Lise

by Larry Loftis Gallery Books (January 15, 2019)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, New York Newsday, and on Today!

Best Nonfiction Books to Read in 2019—Woman’s Day

The Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out This Year—...


A Girl Named Lovely

by Catherine Porter Simon & Schuster (February 26, 2019)

An insightful and uplifting memoir about a young Haitian girl in post-earthquake Haiti, and the profound, life-changing effect she had on one journalist's life.

In January 2010, a devastating earthquake struck...


On Being 40(ish)

by Lindsey Mead Simon & Schuster (February 05, 2019)

“Like a pep talk from your big sister, favorite cousin and wise best friend. These 15 smart, funny women expertly capture what it's like to get older... A must read for anyone 40ish or beyond.” —Joanna...


Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?

by Tina Cassidy Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2019)

In this “heroic narrative” (The Wall Street Journal), discover the inspiring and timely account of the complex relationship between leading suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson in her fight...


This Much Country

by Kristin Knight Pace Grand Central Publishing (March 05, 2019)

A memoir of heartbreak, thousand-mile races, the endless Alaskan wilderness and many, many dogs from one of only a handful of women to have completed both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod.

In 2009, after a crippling...


The World According to Fannie Davis

by Bridgett M. Davis Little, Brown and Company (January 29, 2019)

Set against the dramatic backdrop of 1960s and 70s Detroit, novelist Bridgett M. Davis's stirring memoir tells how her ingenious mother used Detroit's illegal lottery to support her family

Growing up, Bridgett...


Mourning Has Broken

by Erin Davis HarperCollins Publishers (February 26, 2019)

On the morning of May 11, 2015, Erin Davis, one of Canada’s most beloved radio personalities, suffered a devastating blow when her daughter Lauren, who had marked a joyous Mother’s Day with her husband and...


American Spirit

by Taya Kyle & Jim Defelice William Morrow (April 02, 2019)

The "American Sniper" legacy continues: Taya Kyle celebrates the American Spirit in her inspiring new book

Life leads us through difficult terrain. But what happens if you use challenge as an opportunity to...