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With Love, The Argentina Family

With Love, The Argentina Family

Author(s): Mirta Ines Trupp

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1970s

With Love, The Argentina Family ~ Memories of Tango and Kugel; Mate with Knishes is a unique account, enlightening and inspirational with its autobiographical genuineness. The story unfolds in “die goldene medina” -America-sharing the insecurities and confusion of a...

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Without Reservations

Without Reservations

Author(s): Alice Steinbach

Location(s): London, Oxford, Paris, Venice

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

American journalist Alice Steinbach took a year off to live in four cities – Paris, Venice, London and Oxford – when she realized she had entered a new phase of life. Her sons had graduated from college; she had...

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Wives of the Leopard: Gender, Politics, and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey

Wives of the Leopard: Gender, Politics, and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey

Author(s): Edna G Bay

Location(s): Benin (Danhomè)

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): 18th century, 19th century

“Wives of the Leopard” explores power and culture in a pre-colonial West African state whose army of women and practice of human sacrifice earned it notoriety in the racist imagination of late nineteenth-century Europe and America. Tracing two hundred...

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Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall

Author(s): Hilary Mantel

Location(s): England

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): First half 16th Century

The greatest literary sensation of recent times – and now the inspiration for a major BBC series, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis and directed by Peter Kosminsky. In this staggeringly brilliant novel, Hilary Mantel brings the opulent, brutal...

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Wolf Point

Wolf Point

Author(s): Edward Falco

Location(s): North America

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Late 20th Century

A mature man, driving alone from Virginia to the Thousand Islands near the Canadian border, impulsively stops to pick up two hitchhikers, Jenny and Lester, a young woman and her long-haired companion. They have quite some story to tell,...

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Woman at Sea

Woman at Sea

Author(s): Catherine Poulain

Location(s): Alaska, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Lili is a runaway. She’s left behind her native France to go in search of freedom, of adventure, of life. Her search takes her to Kodiak, Alaska, home to a ragtag community of fishermen, army vets and drifters who...

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Women in Sunlight

Women in Sunlight

Author(s): Frances Mayes

Location(s): Tuscany

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

By the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, and written with Frances Mayes s trademark warmth, heart, and delicious descriptions of place, food, and friendship, Women in Sunlight is the story of four lives that change over the...

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Women of the Dunes

Women of the Dunes

Author(s): Sarah Maine

Location(s): Scotland

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern looking back

In AD 800 there is Ulla, lost in a foreign country after her lover is brutally killed. Ellen, a servant-girl in the 1800s, catches the unwanted attentions of the master of the house’s lascivious son. And, in the present...

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Women Who Walk, How 20 Women From 16 Countries Came to Live in Portugal

Women Who Walk, How 20 Women From 16 Countries Came to Live in Portugal

Author(s): Louise Ross

Location(s): Portugal

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): The Present

What compels someone to leave their country of origin, which is the story before their departure? What happens to them on their journey to the new place, which is the story of getting from one place to another? And...

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Woodswoman: Living Alone in the Adirondack Wilderness

Woodswoman: Living Alone in the Adirondack Wilderness

Author(s): Anne LaBastille

Location(s): Adirondacks

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1960s, 1970s

Many have dreamed of building a cabin in the wilderness and living there alone in the solitude of a region that is far from civilization. Here is the unusual story of a young wildlife ecologist who has done just...

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