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Sophia Grantham aka Kezia Tregilgus
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Price: Free! Words: 73,370. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The true story of a female convict transported to Van Diemens Land aboard the Rajah in 1841. She married a seaman known as Handspike Jack Tregilgus and together they pioneered the settlement of central Queensland. They built the first hotels at Taroom and Rolleston, then moved to Rockhampton where she ran bushranger-friendly hotels before she died at the age of 52.
60 Black Women in Horror Fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 44,630. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
February is African American History Month here in the United States. It is also Women in Horror Month (WiHM). In 2013, as an Ambassador for Women in Horror Month. This list of black women who write horror was compiled at the intersection of the two. The booklet also includes interviews with nine of the women. Exclusive bonus in the eBook version, four short stories, and an essay.
Trees Tall as Mountains (The Journey Mama Writings: Book 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 103,400. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
For eight years Rachel Devenish Ford has been writing about her not quite normal life at her blog, Journey Mama, telling stories about her days with characteristic honesty and humor. Now for the first time, this writing is captured in book format in the Journey Mama Writings Series.
A Journey of a Bouncing Czech
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,840. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A story of a Czech girl who finds herself after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in London, her subsequent departure for Canada, her adventures, travels and survival in the world of retail, her sicknesses, triumphs and setbacks she handles and retains with her drive and a sense of humor. Part memoir, part history lesson and the enjoyment of the story of the woman who lived it.
THE DUNES OF PILGRIM LAKE - One Woman's Search for Family
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,630. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Natl Book Award Nominated author brings out her memoir about one woman's struggle to find her family. Told from 3 different points of view and framed by the creation and deconstruction of a painting, this story within a story tells each family member's individual story until they finally come together on canvas, in a work of art that can only be defined as family. See paintings on my website
Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,180. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(4.00 from 1 review)
Judy Taylor relished her simple happy life. She had a loving husband, three young daughters, a beautiful suburban home. But after intestinal blood clots annihilated her guts, Judy faced starving to death in a cold Toronto hospital. The year was 1970. Judy lived two more decades without eating. "Lifeliner" is about her inspirational story from death to life, from ordinary woman to medical pioneer.
Broken Birds, The Story of My Momila
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 113,970. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
World War II has long since ended,and yet Jacyln and her siblings grow up learning to survive it.Having lived through the Holocaust on the principle of constant distrust, their mother, Channa, dutifully teaches her children to cling to one another while casting a suspicious eye to the outside world.When Channa dies the contents of her will will force her children to fight . . each other.
Born a Gangster's Daughter: My Mother's Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,780. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Maha Al Fahim tells her mother's story. This true tale is more than a disturbing account of hypocrisy, corruption, and betrayal. Thanks to Amina’s 14-year-old daughter, Maha, who skillfully brings her story to life in these pages, it is also an inspiring testament to the power of speaking the truth, of bringing meaning to suffering, and of discovering what truly matters in this life.
Charlotte Bronte's Thunder
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 214,750. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Charlotte Brontë, author of 'Jane Eyre,' spent most of her life concealing a secret. Like a wizard or magician, she could conjure thousands of anagrams in her mind and then hide them inside the pages of her writing. In her childhood, this talent was a novelty, but later her secret code took on immense proportions and serious consequences when she wrote about corruption and murder in her township.
The Invincible Alice
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You set the price! Words: 28,560. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Alice L. Walters Wallace is a Florida-raised, privileged, educated and lovely young woman in 1940. Yet, for the next 69 years she endured numerous personal illnesses, family deaths and four different husbands within a few years. In spite of the problems she managed to live life to its fullest; whether being a pilot, model, businesswoman or nurse, she attempted it and achieved success at them all.
Reflections...Tales from Nanna
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Price: Free! Words: 24,400. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Ms Canning has already published on Smashwords her searing account of deceit and betrayal in the memoire A Tree Change…at any age—and the risks/rewards of meeting a man on the Internet. Now we have a chance to discover a little more about this writer’s background and experiences, through short stories, poems and reflections written over four decades.
Actress in Spite of Herself: The Life of Anna Cora Mowatt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,880. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Anna Cora Mowatt holds an important place in American theater history. She was the first woman to give public readings; she wrote the first social satire for the stage; and, having become a star overnight without previous acting experience, she was the first American to make the acting profession for women respectable--proving that a lady could be an actress and an actress a lady. Ages 12 up.
Put the Billy On
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Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 59,740. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2010 by Dr David Reiter. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Gives us insights into what it was like to grow up in Australia in the before and during WWII. The story is mixed with undertones of delightful humour and fading innocence. Historical events are artfully compared to the tensions in the speaker’s own life. Invites us to reflect on how far we’ve come, and the precious things that may have been that may have been lost on the way.
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,250. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
PRINCESS reveals the secret life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, from the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband and her country. A New York Times bestseller, PRINCESS was named one of the 500 Great Books by Women since 1300, an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild, a Doubleday Book Club pick, & a Reader's Digest Selection
Every Month was May
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 41,040. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2010 by Logan Books LLC. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Best-selling author Evelyn Eaton (Quietly My Captain Waits) wrote a series of light-hearted stories about her life in England, France, and Canada in the 1920s and 1930s. Those stories, published in The New Yorker, form the basis for Every Month was May. Though the original was published a lifetime ago, the appeal of these stories is timeless.
Princess Sultana's Daughters
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,850. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Readers of PRINCESS were gripped by Jean Sasson's powerful indictment of women's lives behind the veil. Now, in the compelling sequel, Jean Sasson and Princess Sultana turn the spotlight on Sultana's two teenage daughters, Maha and Amani.
Six Thousand Signatures: My Trek Through Illinois Politics
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,250. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
Is the playing field level for men and women in Illinois politics, or is it politics as usual? This book chronicles the campaigning experience of one woman's bid for Barack Obama's former Senate seat. Serious, poignant, thought-provoking and humorous.
Starting Over Again
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,060. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Starting Over Again is a true story about one woman's struggle from the devastation of spousal abuse and divorce. A story for any woman who has suffered pain or shame at the hands of a man. A story of how two people changed the lives of many others. One man's betrayal cost a man his life, two children their fathers, and two families were destroyed. The price of our decisions can be very costly.
The Butterfly's Cage
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Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 25,320. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(5.00 from 1 review)
'The Butterfly’s Cage', is the heart wrenching, inspiring true story of a young Pakistani woman’s flight to freedom. Suffering abuse, tyranny and disownment as a result of refusing to submit to the abuse received by not one but two violent husbands, Shahnaz opens the doors to a hidden world, illustrating how cultural values can allow human rights violations to prosper.
Bruja
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,050. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2010 by Fisher King Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
This is the true story of a life shared and a relationship formed over twenty years, between Morag Higgins and her companion, a horse called Bruja. At times humorous, often deeply emotional but overall one woman’s story of a lifelong bond between her and a horse from which she learned so much.