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Educated

Educated

by Tara Westover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityBook Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour ...

Narrator: Julia Whelan
Published: 02/20/2018
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Year of Yes

Year of Yes

by Shonda Rhimes

The mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder chronicles how saying YES for one year changed her life―and how it can change yours, too.With three hit shows on television and t...

Narrator: Shonda Rhimes
Published: 11/10/2015
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Gift from the Sea

Gift from the Sea

by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Over a quarter of a century after its first publication, the great and simple wisdom in this book continues to influence women's lives.From the Hardcover edition.

Narrator: Claudette Colbert
Published: 02/22/2005
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Finding Me

Finding Me

by Michelle Knight

Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, fo...

Narrator: Maria Cabezas
Published: 04/22/2014
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A Warrior of the People

A Warrior of the People

by Joe Starita

On March 14, 1889, Susan La Flesche received her medical degree?becoming the first Native American doctor in US history. She earned her degree thirty-one years before women could vote and thirty-five years before Indians could become citizens in their...

Narrator: Carrington MacDuff...
Published: 11/01/2016
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BRAVE

BRAVE

by Rose McGowan

"My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. BRAVE is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same." -Rose McGowanA revealing memoir and empowering manifesto – A...

Narrator: Rose McGowan
Published: 01/30/2018
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Lucky

Lucky

by Alice Sebold

The critically acclaimed memoir from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lovely Bones In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college fr...

Narrator: Alice Sebold
Published: 01/01/2003
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Stalins Daughter

Stalin's Daughter

by Rosemary Sullivan

The award-winning author of Villa Air-Bel returns with a painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history’s most monstrous dictators—her father, Josef Stalin...

Narrator: Karen Cass
Published: 06/02/2015
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The Gratitude Diaries

The Gratitude Diaries

by Janice Kaplan

In this New York Times bestseller, Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and transforms her marriage, family life, work and health. Her pioneering reseach was praised in People and Vanity Fair and hailed on TV shows including Today, The O&rsqu...

Narrator: Janice Kaplan
Published: 08/18/2015
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Once Upon a Secret

Once Upon a Secret

by Mimi Alford

In the summer of 1962, nineteen-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived by train in Washington, D.C., to begin an internship in the White House press office. The Kennedy Administration had reinvigorated the capital and the country—and Mimi was eager to ...

Narrator: Susan Denaker
Published: 02/08/2012
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Reflections

Reflections

by Barbara Bush

"There is a myth in the United States—you've heard it many times. It says that all American mothers hope that their child will grow up to be President of the United States..."—Barbara BushNot since Abigail Adams has one woman been both the...

Narrator: Barbara Bush
Published: 10/20/2003
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Natural Disaster

Natural Disaster

by Ginger Zee

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee pulls back the curtain on her life in Natural Disaster. Ginger grew up in small-town Michigan where she developed an obsession with weather as a young girl. Ginger opens up about her lifelong battle with crippli...

Narrator: Ginger Zee
Published: 12/05/2017
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For Laci

For Laci

by Sharon Rocha

Laci Rocha Peterson, 8 months pregnant, was last seen by her sister, Amy, in the late afternoon of December 23, 2002. She spoke to her mother, Sharon Rocha, at 8:30 p.m. that night. This would be the last time anyone from her immediate family ever spo...

Narrator: Staci Snell,Sharon...
Published: 01/03/2006
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Maid

Maid

by Stephanie Land

At 28, Stephanie Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer, were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She...

Narrator: Barbara Ehrenreich...
Published: 01/22/2019
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I Am Nujood Age 10 and Divorced

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

by Nujood Ali

“I’m a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no.” Nujood Ali's childhood came to an abrupt end in 2008...

Narrator: Meera Simhan
Published: 03/02/2010
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The Lovers

The Lovers

by Rod Nordland

A riveting, real-life equivalent of The Kite Runner—an astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women’s rights in the Musli...

Narrator: Peter Ganim
Published: 01/26/2016
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The Mighty Queens of Freeville

The Mighty Queens of Freeville

by Amy Dickinson

"The Mighty Queens of Freeville is great American storytelling at its best. A tale of promise postponed and scrappy survival, Amy Dickinson's glorious triumphs are like rabbits pulled out of a hat, one after another after another. Full of hope and hu...

Narrator: Amy Dickinson
Published: 02/03/2009
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Comfort Me with Apples

Comfort Me with Apples

by Ruth Reichl

In Ruth Reichl’s latest book — one that will delight her fans and convert those as yet uninitiated to her charming tales — the author brings to life her adventures in pursuit of good meals and good company. Picking up where Tender a...

Narrator: Ruth Reichl
Published: 04/10/2001
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The Lobster Chronicles

The Lobster Chronicles

by Linda Greenlaw

After 17 years at sea, Linda Greenlaw decided it was time to take a break from being a swordboat captain, the career that would earn her a prominent role in Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm and a portrayal in the subsequent film. Greenlaw decided ...

Narrator: Linda Greenlaw
Published: 09/14/2004
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Not Pretty Enough

Not Pretty Enough

by Gerri Hirshey

A bold and deeply researched biography of a complicated cultural iconWhen Helen Gurley Brown published Sex and the Single Girl in 1962, it sold more than two million copies in just three weeks, presaging the self-help boom and helping to ush...

Narrator: Eliza Foss
Published: 07/12/2016
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The Queen of Katwe

The Queen of Katwe

by Tim Crothers

Based on a popular ESPN Magazine article—optioned by Disney films, a finalist for a National Magazine Award and chosen by Dave Eggers for inclusion in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011—the astonishing true story of Phiona Mutesi, a te...

Narrator: Robin Miles
Published: 10/09/2012
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A Woman in Arabia

A Woman in Arabia

by Gertrude Bell

A portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia, the subject of the documentary Letters from Baghdad, voiced by Tilda Swinton, and the major motion picture Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian L...

Narrator: Sian Thomas
Published: 10/27/2015
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What I Told My Daughter

What I Told My Daughter

by Nina Tassler

In What I Told My Daughter, entertainment executive Nina Tassler has brought together a powerful, diverse group of women-from Madeleine Albright to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Dr. Susan Love to Whoopi Goldberg-to reflect on the best advice and counsel t...

Narrator: Madeleine Maby
Published: 04/05/2016
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Seven Women

Seven Women

by Eric Metaxas

In his eagerly anticipated follow-up to the enormously successful Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas gives us seven captivating portraits of some of history’s greatest women, each of whom changed the course of history by ...

Narrator: Tom Parks
Published: 09/08/2015
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Captive of the Labyrinth

Captive of the Labyrinth

by Mary Jo Ignoffo

The first full-length biography of Sarah Winchester, the subject of the movie Winchester starring Helen Mirren, now available for the first time in audio.Since her death in 1922, Sarah Winchester has been perceived as a mysterious, haunted figure. Aft...

Narrator: Nan Mcnamara
Published: 02/07/2017
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Surpassing Certainty

Surpassing Certainty

by Janet Mock

Riveting, rousing, and utterly real, Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world—without a road map to guide her.The journey begins a few months before her twentieth birthday. Janet Mock i...

Narrator: Janet Mock
Published: 06/13/2017
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Eliza Hamilton

Eliza Hamilton

by Tilar J. Mazzeo

From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena’s Children comes a comprehensive and riveting biography of the extraordinary life and times of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and a powerful, unsung hero in Ame...

Narrator: January LaVoy
Published: 09/18/2018
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Motherhood and Hollywood

Motherhood and Hollywood

by Patricia Heaton

“The really important things in life are your family and friends. And what will people say about you at your funeral—that you won an Emmy once, or that you were a good person, kind and generous? Well, as for me, I hope it's the latter. And...

Narrator: Patricia Heaton
Published: 09/17/2002
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Almost There

Almost There

by Nuala O'Faolain

In 1996, a small Irish press approached Nuala O'Faolain to publish a collection of her opinion columns from the Irish Times. She offered to write an introduction to explain the life experience that had shaped this Irish woman's views. Convinced that n...

Narrator: Nuala O'Faolain
Published: 02/01/2003
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Desert Queen

Desert Queen

by Janet Wallach

Turning her back on her privileged life in Victorian England, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), fired by her innate curiosity, journeyed the world and became fascinated with all things Arab. Traveling the length and breadth of the Arab region, armed with a l...

Narrator: Jean Gilpin
Published: 09/04/2012
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Chanel Bonfire

Chanel Bonfire

by Wendy Lawless

With clear-eyed grace, refreshing honesty, and flashing wit, Wendy Lawless tells the true story of her unhinged upbringing—a disjointed fairy tale of a childhood in chaos.

Narrator: Wendy Lawless
Published: 02/25/2013
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The Lady and the Panda

The Lady and the Panda

by Vicki Croke

Here is the astonishing true story of Ruth Harkness, the Manhattan bohemian socialite who, against all but impossible odds, trekked to Tibet in 1936 to capture the most mysterious animal of the day: a bear that had for countless centuries lived in sec...

Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck
Published: 07/05/2005
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Lets Just Say It Wasnt Pretty

Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

by Diane Keaton

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton comes a candid, hilarious, and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, and the importance of staying true to yourself—no matter what anyone else thinks.  ...

Narrator: Diane Keaton
Published: 04/29/2014
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Eva Braun

Eva Braun

by Heike B. Gortemaker

German historian Heike B. Görtemaker delivers the first comprehensive biography of Eva Braun in this authoritative reassessment of Braun’s role in Hitler’s life and revealing portrait of the Führer and his inner circle. Drawing ...

Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Published: 11/15/2011
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Daring My Passages

Daring: My Passages

by Gail Sheehy

The author of Passages, a book that changed millions of lives, now lays bare her own life passages in a captivating memoir that reveals her harrowing and ultimately triumphant path from groundbreaking 1960s "girl" journalist to fearless bestselling a...

Narrator: Bernadette Dunne
Published: 09/02/2014
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A Cool and Lonely Courage

A Cool and Lonely Courage

by Susan Ottaway

The incredible true story of British special agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, sisters who risked everything to fight for freedom during the Second World War. When elderly recluse Eileen Nearne died, few suspected that the quiet little old lady wa...

Narrator: Catherine Harvey
Published: 09/30/2014
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Isabella

Isabella

by Kirstin Downey

An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers...

Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Published: 10/28/2014
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The Girls of Room 28

The Girls of Room 28

by Hannelore Brenner

From 1942 to 1944, twelve thousand children passed through the Theresienstadt internment camp on their way to Auschwitz. Only a few hundred of them survived the war. In the mid-1990s, German journalist Hannelore Brenner met ten of these child survivor...

Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Published: 09/01/2009
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The News Sorority

The News Sorority

by Sheila Weller

“Weller rivetingly recounts these gutsy ladies' time on the front lines... an inspiration for future generations of journalists.” --Vanity FairFor decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism. After fierc...

Narrator: Morgan Hallett
Published: 09/30/2014
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Had I Known

Had I Known

by Joan Lunden

In Had I Known, the former host of Good Morning America, health advocate, international speaker, mother of seven, grandmother of one andNew York Times bestselling author, Joan Lunden, speaks candidly about her battle against breast cancer, ...

Narrator: Joan Lunden
Published: 09/22/2015
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Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

Walk Like You Have Somewhere to G...

by Lucille O'Neal

“In Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go Lucille will take you on a 40-year journey from ‘mental welfare to mental wealth.’ You will laugh—you may cry—and in the process you will be encouraged, enlightened, and empowered.&r...

Narrator: LaTasha Ezell
Published: 05/17/2010
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The Actual One

The Actual One

by Isy Suttie

A hilarious, razor-sharp debut memoir about the moment when you realize that your friends have all grown up and left you behind, for listeners of Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman, Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, a...

Narrator: Isy Suttie
Published: 01/31/2017
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Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and advancing the rights of women...

Narrator: Kate Reading
Published: 07/05/2016
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The Mistresses of Cliveden

The Mistresses of Cliveden

by Natalie Livingstone

For fans of Downton Abbey comes an immersive historical epic about a lavish English manor and a dynasty of rich and powerful women who ruled the estate over three centuries of misbehavior, scandal, intrigue, and passion. Five miles from Windsor Castle...

Narrator: Elizabeth Knowelde...
Published: 06/14/2016
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Life of the Party

Life of the Party

by Bob Kealing

The incredible story of Brownie Wise, the Southern single mother—and postwar #Girlboss—who built, and lost, a Tupperware home-party empireBefore Mary Kay, Martha Stewart, and Joy Mangano, there was Brownie Wise, the charismatic Tupperware ...

Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Published: 07/12/2016
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Ray  Joan

Ray & Joan

by Lisa Napoli

The movie The Founder, starring Michael Keaton, focused the spotlight on Ray Kroc, the man who amassed a fortune as the chairman of McDonald’s. But what about his wife Joan, the woman who became famous for giving away his fortune? Lisa Napoli te...

Narrator: Lisa Napoli
Published: 11/15/2016
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Love and Trouble

Love and Trouble

by Claire Dederer

From the New York Times best-selling author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, a ferocious, sexy, hilarious memoir about going off the rails at midlife and trying to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become. Claire Dederer i...

Narrator: Claire Dederer
Published: 05/09/2017
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Inside My Heart

Inside My Heart

by Robin McGraw

I believe we were put on this earth to enjoy lives of joy and abundance, and that is what I want for you and for me. It's not my intention to give people advice on how to solve their problems (I leave that to my husband). But I've had my share of stru...

Narrator: Robin McGraw
Published: 09/10/2006
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MidLife ExWife

Mid-Life Ex-Wife

by Stella Grey

Nora Ephron meets Bridget Jones's Diary in Guardian columnist Stella Grey’s heartrendingly honest, witty memoir about her online odyssey to find real love in a virtual world. “The literary equivalent of the When Harry Met Sally line, R...

Narrator: Penelope Rawlins
Published: 05/02/2017
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In Full Flight

In Full Flight

by John Heminway

The remarkable story of one woman's search for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II--a life that sparked a heroic career, but also hid a secret past.Dr. Anne Spoerry treated hundreds of thousands of people across rural Kenya over the span ...

Narrator: John Heminway
Published: 02/13/2018
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