Books tagged: Women

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...and along came Alexis

By Emma Pivato

And Along Came Alexis is a book about choices and consequences. The author’s youngest daughter, Alexis, was born in 1978 with multiple disabilities, including blindness, an intractable seizure disorder and spastic quadriplegia. The choice to keep her at home despite medical ... Read more

A Ghost in the Throat

By Doireann Ní Ghríofa

An Post Irish Book Awards Nonfiction Book of the Year • A Guardian Best Book of 2020 • Shortlisted for the 2021 Rathbones Folio Prize • Longlisted for the 2021 Republic of Consciousness Prize • Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize A New York Times ... Read more

A Quiet Roar

By Heidi Redl

The devastating diagnosis of an incurable, debilitating disease does not ordinarily form the starting point of a triumphant story. This, however, is a triumphant story. Heidi Redl was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2004 and immediately chose to fight the disease with the ... Read more

A Tale of Two Divas

By Elspeth Cameron
With Gail Kreutzer

A Tale of Two Divas tells the story of two Canadian singers who began as soloists in church choirs, but eventually moved on to spectacular careers. Soprano Jean Forsyth and contralto Edith Miller knew each other well. They met when nineteen-year-old Edith studied vocal music ... Read more

A Woman's Almanac: Your Guide to Feminism, Activism and Change

By St. John's Status of Women Council

Fun, functional, and fierce—A Woman’s Almanac 2018 is a beautifully designed day planner and a daily source of insight and creativity. Featuring entries and advice from some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most prominent feminist trailblazers, this is your 24/7 guide to ... Read more

Adèle Hugo

By Leslie Smith Dow

When Victor Hugo died in 1885, the world was shocked to discover that he had a lone survivor: his daughter Adèle, incarcerated in an asylum for insane gentlewomen. Adèle Hugo was an accomplished, intelligent, and ambitious young woman whose potential shrank with every year ... Read more

Alexa!

By Stephen Kimber

Alexa McDonough’s impact on Canadian politics cannot be measured solely by election victories or seat tallies. As the first female leader of a mainstream Canadian political party, she helped transform Nova Scotian and Canadian politics. In the process, she transcended party ... Read more

Alice Munro

By Catherine Sheldrick Ross

Canadian-born Alice Munro has established herself as one of the world's finest contemporary short story-writers. Since the publication of her first collection, Dance of the Happy Shades in 1968, she has tantalized a steadily expanding readership with her ability to present, ... Read more