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Par Sophie Van der Stap. 2015
Sophie is twenty-one when she is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. A striking, fun-loving student, her world… is reduced overnight to the sterile confines of a hospital. But within these walls Sophie discovers a whole new world of white coats, gossiping nurses, and sexy doctors; of shared rooms, hair loss, and eyebrow pencils. As wigs become a crucial part of Sophie's new life, she reclaims a sense of self-expression. Each of Sophie's nine wigs makes her feel stronger and gives her a distinct personality, and that is why each has its own name: Stella, Sue, Daisy, Blondie, Platina, Uma, Pam, Lydia, and Bebé. There's a bit of Sophie in all of them, and they reveal as much as they hide. Sophie is determined to be much more than a cancer patient. 2015.
Par Anne Gisleson. 2017
The Futilitarians is a guide to living curiously and fully and ultimately asks us, "How do we keep moving forward… amid all this loss and threat?" Anne tells us: "One answer is, we do it together." 2017.
Par Rosemary Sexton. 1993
Portrayal of Toronto's wealthy women who organize lavish charity balls. Sexton, who was the society columnist for the "Globe and… Mail" from 1988 to 1993, describes the women's organizational skills for the balls and their talent for gossip and backbiting. 1993.
Par Elly Danica. 1988
The author graphically describes the humiliation and terrible pain she suffered as a victim of incest. She endured verbal abuse,… beatings and degradation as her father sold her services to strange men, and forced her to pose and perform in his pornographic photo studio. Strong language and extreme descriptions of sex and violence. 1990, c1988.
Par Benazir Bhutto. 1989
The daughter of the only popular leader Pakistan has ever produced - President Bhutto, achieved a princess-like status by becoming… Pakistan's first woman Prime Minister. This autobiography describes her upbringing in one of Pakistan's richest families, and her subsequent politicisation and arrest after her father's death, including nearly five years spent in detention. 1989.
Par Elizabeth Gilbert. 2007
Elizabeth Gilbert, in her thirties, settles into a large a house with a husband who wants to start a family.… But she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and determined to find what she's missing. So she begins her quest. In Rome, she indulges herself and gains nearly two stone. In India, she finds enlightenment through scrubbing temple floors. Finally in Bali, a toothless medicine man reveals a new path to peace, leaving her ready to love again. 2007.
Par Waris Dirie, Cathleen Miller. 1998
Autobiography of a Somali woman's journey from nomadic tribal life to a career as a fashion model in London and… to the post of special ambassador at the United Nations. Dirie recounts her personal experience with female genital mutilation that began with circumcision at age five. 1998.
Par Carol Shields, Marjorie May Anderson, Catherine Shields. 2003
Par Carol Shields, Marjorie May Anderson. 2001
Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson asked other women authors to write about the experiences that had amazed them, disappointed them,… or which they had been unprepared for. This collection of diverse, often tender, and sometimes disturbing writings breaks the silences that women still keep. 2001.
Par Andrew Morton. 1992
Morton uses information from undisclosed sources and Diana's family and friends for this portrait of the Princess of Wales, beginning… with her childhood. Morton believes that Diana is an unhappy woman, trapped in a loveless marriage, who distrusts everyone around her, but who is coming to terms with her life -- changing from victim to victor. Bestseller 1992.
Par Jowita Bydlowska. 2013
Her trips to liquor stores are in-and-out missions. Perhaps she's being paranoid, but she thinks people tend to notice the… stroller. Walking home, she stays behind buildings, in alleyways, taking discreet sips from a bottle stored in the diaper bag. She's become a villain: a mother who drinks; a mother who endangers her child. She drinks to forget this. And then the trouble really starts. Includes strong language. 2013.
Par Caroline Knapp. 1996
One woman's struggle to overcome twenty years of "high-functioning" alcoholism. She examines how drinking contributed to her difficulty in dealing… with her parents' deaths and with the discovery of her father's alcoholism. Includes information about alcohol abuse and an alcoholism questionnaire. Bestseller. 1996.
Par Stephen Birmingham. 1981
Par Margaret Webster. 1972
The author has performed in the theatre since the age of five when her actress-mother, Dame May Witty, put her… on the stage. This account of her life-long love affair with the entertainment world includes reminiscences of friendships with other stars. 1972.
Par Shirley MacLaine. 1970
Par Doris Day, Aaron Edward Hotchner. 1988
The actress/singer candidly reminisces about her Pollyanna image, her triumphs and tragedies and her three disastrous marriages. Hotchner includes interviews… with her son Terry Melcher, her mother, her friends and actors James Garner, Jack Lemmon and James Stewart. 1988.
Par Winifred Lear. 1975
Par Rosemary Mahoney. 2007
Rower and award-winning author recounts her 120-mile solo journey along the Nile between the Egyptian cities of Aswan and Qena.… Describes her search for a boat, her excitement in finding ancient ruins, and the obstacles she faced as she confronted searing heat and cultural differences. 2007.
Par Fauziya Kassindja, Layli Miller Bashir. 1998
The account of a young Muslim girl who flees from her home in Togo, West Africa, to escape female genital… mutilation. Arriving illegally in the United States, Fauziya Kassindja is held for more than a year in prisons where she is further degraded. Aided by Layli Miller Bashir, a young law student, Fauziya is eventually granted asylum. 1998.
Par Suzanne Shelton, Ruth St. Denis. 1981
Critical biography of the interpretive dancer from age fourteen, when she launched her untraditional career under the guidance of her… mother, through her death at eighty-nine in 1968. St. Denis is often credited with being the founder of modern dance and influencing generations of performers. 1981.