• Biography & Autobiography

The Road from Coorain

Author: Jill Ker Conway
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307797308
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 7276
Jill Ker Conway is a noted historian, specializing in the experience of women in America, and was the first woman president of Smith College.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Road From Coorain

Author: Jill Ker Conway
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446485390
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 6913
The Road From Coorain is the beautifully written narrative of Jill Ker Conway's journey from girlhood on an isolated sheep-farm in the grasslands of Australia to her departure for America (and eventually the presidency of Smith College).

    • Australia

The Road from Coorain

Author: Jill K. Conway
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0749398949
Category: Australia
Page: 237
View: 1172
The Road From Coorain is the beautifully written narrative of Jill Ker Conway's journey from girlhood on an isolated sheep-farm in the grasslands of Australia to her departure for America (and eventually the presidency of Smith College).

    • Biography & Autobiography

True North

A Memoir
Author: Jill Ker Conway
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307797333
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
View: 3392
True North is the inspirational Canadian Chapter of Jill Ker Conway's life story, which began with her much love, bestselling memoir, The Road from Coorain. Beginning with her departure from Australia, Jill Ker Conway tells of her romance with Harvard House Master John Conway, of coming to grips with his manic-depressive disorder, and of their move to Canada in 1964 where she became the first female vice-president at the University of Toronto. In this vibrant memoir, we watch as a most private woman makes of herself a public persona in Canada. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Inventing the Truth

The Art and Craft of Memoir
Author: Russell Baker,William Knowlton Zinsser
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395901502
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 227
View: 8470
Nine authors discuss the problems and pleasures of reinventing the past.

    • Literary Criticism

Written by Herself

Literary Production by African American Women, 1746-1892
Author: Frances Smith Foster
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253207869
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 206
View: 958
ÒI am very impressed by Frances Smith FosterÕs Written by Herself, a work of thorough scholarship, judicious criticism, and original insights. . . . This book will confirm her leadership among those working in this ever-expanding field.Ó ÑWilliam L. Andrews Written by Herself is the first comprehensive cultural history of literature by African American women prior to the twentieth century. Beginning with the earliest extant writings, Frances Smith Foster frames her textual analyses within the writersÕ social and literary contexts. These works stem from literary traditions and cultural interventions received, invented, or modified by writers who defied the accepted literary prerogatives of their race, gender, and class. Their literature was argument, designed to correct or to instruct an audience often ignorant about or even hostile to Black women. Adapting existing genres and literary techniques, these authors developed a form of literary signification and saw themselves as part of a continuing literary tradition. Foster begins with the oral histories of Alice, a slave born in Philadelphia in 1686. She continues with political activists Maria W. Stewart and Anna Julia Cooper, precursors of the African American womenÕs literary tradition that included Lucy Terry Price, Phyllis Wheatley, Jarena Lee, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Keckley, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and Octavia Victoria Rogers Albert.

    • Fiction

Overnight Float

Author: Jill Ker Conway,Clare Munnings,Elizabeth Kennan
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780142000113
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 6046
A college chaplain still recovering from her husband's tragic death, Rosemary Stubbs finds herself joining forces with a local police detective to investigate the mysterious drowning death of a college official. Reprint.

    • History

Dancing with Strangers

Europeans and Australians at First Contact
Author: Inga Clendinnen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521616812
Category: History
Page: 324
View: 3240
This 2005 book tells the story of the first British settlers of Australia and the people they found living there.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Written by Herself: Autobiographies of American women

Author: Jill K. Conway
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679736332
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 672
View: 3439
Presents excerpts from the autobiographies of fourteen women, including Margery Perham, Isak Dinesen, Meena Alexander, and Vivian Gornick

    • Biography & Autobiography

In Her Own Words

Women's Memoirs from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States
Author: Jill Ker Conway
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307797244
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 624
View: 3925
Jill Ker Conway, author of one of the most celebrated memoirs of recent decades, is also the premier anthologist of women's autobiographical writing. In Her Own Words is Conway's distillation of women's experience from the British Commonwealth world she came from, compared with major themes in women's lives in the United States, which is now her home. In this dazzling collection, we meet twelve remarkable women−from Shirley Chisholm, the West Indian-raised girl who became the first black woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, to Janet Frame, the brilliant New Zealand writer who overcame involuntary treatment in a mental institution to write one of the archetypal analyses of the post-colonial experience. We learn how the world of politics and the private self intersect in the four offshoots of the old British world, and see how these women have made a difference−by their honesty, by the scale of their struggle for self-knowledge and autonomy, and by the power of their writing. Patricia Adam-Smith Lillian Hellman Rosemary Brown Dorothy Hewett Kim Chernin Robin Hyde Shirley Chisholm Dorothy Livesay Lauris Edmond Sally Morgan Janet Frame Gabrielle Roy

    • Nature

Earth, Air, Fire, Water

Humanistic Studies of the Environment
Author: Jill K. Conway,Kenneth Keniston,Leo Marx
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558492219
Category: Nature
Page: 349
View: 865
A collection of papers on alternative approaches to environmental issues, written in an accessible style and aimed at a general audience. Sections cover the elements and our understanding of them, social institutions and human-nature interactions, and modern technology's affect on our imagination.

    • History

Cooper's Creek

Tragedy and Adventure in the Australian Outback
Author: Alan Moorehead
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616080221
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 1318
Originally published: New York: Harper & Row, c1963.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Wild Steps of Heaven

Author: Victor Villaseñor
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0385315694
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 5560
Follows the story of the author's father, Juan, who as a child witnessed the devastating effects of persecution and poverty on his once-noble Mexican family

    • Juvenile Fiction

Felipe the Flamingo

Author: Jill Ker Conway
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
ISBN: 9781555915476
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 9696
Felipe is small for a flamingo of his age, and his feathers and legs are not pink, but with the help of some friends he sorts out his problems and begins to feel better about himself.

    • Travel


One Woman's Journey Across 1,700 Miles of Australian Outback
Author: Robyn Davidson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 148045267X
Category: Travel
Page: 262
View: 8123
The incredible true story of one woman’s solo adventure across the Australian outback, accompanied by her faithful dog and four unpredictable camels. I arrived in the Alice at five a.m. with a dog, six dollars and a small suitcase full of inappropriate clothes. . . . There are some moments in life that are like pivots around which your existence turns. For Robyn Davidson, one of these moments comes at age twenty-seven in Alice Springs, a dodgy town at the frontier of the vast Australian desert. Davidson is intent on walking the 1,700 miles of desolate landscape between Alice Springs and the Indian Ocean, a personal pilgrimage with her dog—and four camels. Tracks is the beautifully written, compelling true story of the author’s journey and the love/hate relationships she develops along the way: with the Red Centre of Australia; with aboriginal culture; with a handsome photographer; and especially with her lovable and cranky camels, Bub, Dookie, Goliath, and Zeleika. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver, Tracks is an unforgettable story that proves that anything is possible. Perfect for fans of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild.

    • Self-Help

The Art of Doing

How Superachievers Do what They Do and how They Do it So Well
Author: Camille Sweeney,Josh Gosfield
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 0452298172
Category: Self-Help
Page: 272
View: 2834
High achievers who have made it to the top of their respective fields describe how they do what they do, featuring advice from Will Shortz on creating a mind-bending crossword puzzle and from the OkCupid founders on finding love online.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Running with Scissors

A Memoir
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429902526
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 9296
Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

    • History

A Concise History of Australia

Author: Stuart Macintyre
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139915533
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 5615
Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, as a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions was long frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness, until it came to terms with its origins. The third edition of this acclaimed book recounts the key factors - social, economic and political - that have shaped modern-day Australia. It covers the rise and fall of the Howard government, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.

Jewels That Speak

Author: Lynn Burlingham
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
ISBN: 1642371890
Page: N.A
View: 7268

    • Social Science

Daisy Bates in the Desert

A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines
Author: Julia Blackburn
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307829235
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 3721
In 1913, at the age of 54, Daisy Bates went to live in the deserts of South Australia. Brilliantly reviewed, astonishingly original, this "eloquent and illuminating portrait of an extraordinary woman" (New York Times Book Review) tells a fascinating, true story in the tradition of Isak Dinesen and Barry Lopez.