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Half the Sky

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn; read by Cassandra Campbell


An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year
Winner-Washington Post Book World's 10 Best Books of the Year
A New York Times Bestseller!

“Women hold up half the sky”—Chinese proverb

With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as your guide, undertake a journey through Africa and Asia to meet an extraordinary array of women struggling under profoundly dire circumstances—and an equally extraordinary group that have triumphed. Learn More
Half Broke

by Ginger Gaffney; read by Christa Lewis

Resonant, smart, and beautifully written, Half Broke tears at the heart of what it takes to find wholeness after years of trauma and addiction and offers profound insight on how working with animals can satisfy our universal need for connection. Learn More
Grayson

Lynne Cox; read by Lynne Cox

Seventeen-year-old long distance swimmer Lynne Cox was out training in the cold Pacific one morning when she became aware that an 18-foot baby gray whale was following her, apparently lost and separated from its mother, without whom it would surely die. Something so enormous as a mother whale 50 feet long suddenly seemed very small in the vast Pacific. . . . Learn More
Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

Zelda la Grange; read by Adjoa Andoh; introduction read by the author

A powerful, intimate portrait of the late South African president and apartheid leader Nelson Mandela from the white Afrikaner woman who overcame her own upbringing and prejudice to serve as one of his private secretaries. Learn More
Girlvert

by Oriana Small; read by Oriana Small

Proclaimed "girl-pervert" Oriana Small, AKA Ashley Blue, a veritable artist at heart, weaves through the intricacies of a decade in and out of the adult film industry, love, drugs, and her own firebrand of what it means to live ecstatically. From accolades to agony, Girlvert illuminates the surreality of a life lived beyond all comprehension. Contains mature themes. Learn More
A Girl Named Zippy

Haven Kimmel; read by Haven Kimmel

Laced with fine storytelling, sharp wit, dead-on observations, and moments of sheer joy, Haven Kimmel's straight-shooting portrait of her childhood gives us a heroine who is wonderfully sweet and sly as she navigates the quirky adult world that surrounds her. Learn More
Girl in Black and White

by Jessie Morgan-Owens; read by Allyson Johnson

The riveting, little-known story of Mary Mildred Williams—a slave girl who looked "white"—whose photograph transformed the abolitionist movement. Learn More
The Girl Explorers

by Jayne Zanglein; read by Kirsten Potter

The Girl Explorers is an inspiring examination of forgotten women from history, perfect for fans of bestselling narrative history books like The Radium Girls, The Woman Who Smashed Codes, and Rise of the Rocket Girls. Learn More
The Girl and the Bombardier

by Susan Tate Ankeny; read by Karen White

A downed B-17 bombardier's unfinished World War II memoir and a box of letters from the French girl who saved him sets a veteran's daughter on a journey, sixty-five years later, to craft their intersecting stories—a true WWII tale of danger, courage, love, and escape. Learn More
Ghosted and Breadcrumbed

by Dr. Marni Feuerman; read by Devon Sorvari

The lure of the unavailable man is a mystery to many. Why is she wasting her time? But, for many others, it is a deep-seated pattern. With empathy and compassion, Dr. Marni Feuerman helps women see their situations clearly, understand the historical, emotional, and psychological reasons behind their actions, and, most importantly, make better choices for themselves. Learn More
A Ghost in the Throat

by Doireann Ní Ghríof; read by Siobhan McSweeney

NEW! Now Available

Moving fluidly between past and present, quest and elegy, poetry and those who make it, A Ghost in the Throat is a shapeshifting book: a record of literary obsession; a narrative about the erasure of a people, of a language, of women; a meditation on motherhood and on translation; and an unforgettable story about finding your voice by freeing another's. Learn More
Gandhi

by Ramachandra Guha; Derek Perkins


New York Times Notable Books 2018
Kirkus Best of 2018 Nonfiction

The second and concluding volume of the magisterial biography that began with the acclaimed, Gandhi Before India: the definitive portrait of the life and work of one of the most abidingly influential—and controversial—men in world history. Learn More
Free Thinker

by Kimberly A. Hamlin; read by Emily Durante

A story of transgression in the face of religious ideology, a racist and sexist scientific establishment, and political resistance to securing women's right to vote.
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A Fool's Errand

by Lonnie G. Bunch III; read by JD Jackson


AudioFile Earphones Winner

Founding Director Lonnie Bunch's deeply personal tale of the triumphs and challenges of bringing the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to life. His story is by turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, bittersweet, and above all, a compelling listen. Learn More
Fly Girls

by Keith O'Brien; read by Erin Bennett


New York Times Bestseller
Amazon's Best Book of the Month
Shelf Awareness Best Books of the Year 2018

Like Hidden Figures and Girls of Atomic City, Fly Girls celebrates a little-known slice of history wherein tenacious, trail-blazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness. Learn More
Flight of the Diamond Smugglers

by Matthew Gavin Frank; read by Jonathan Yen

Blending elements of reportage, memoir, and incantation, Flight of the Diamond Smugglers is a rare and remarkable portrait of exploitation and greed in one of the most dangerous areas of coastal South Africa. Learn More
Five

by Hallie Rubenhold; read by Louise Brealey


Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. Learn More
The Firsts

by Jennifer Steinhauer; read by Tanya Eby

A lively, behind-the-scenes look at the historic cohort of diverse, young, and groundbreaking women newly elected to the House of Representatives in 2018 as they arrive in Washington, DC, and start working for change, by a New York Times reporter with sharp insight and deep knowledge of the Hill. Learn More
First Ladies

by Betty Boyd Caroli; read by Susan Ericksen

Betty Boyd Caroli's engrossing and informative First Ladies is an essential resource for anyone interested in the role of America's First Ladies. Learn More
The First 50

by Natascia Tornetta-Mallin; read by Jean Ann Douglass

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available December

A proudly humanist portrayal of sexual impulse and impropriety in the City of Angels, The First 50 is a chronological recapitulation of fifty erotic encounters that take place between the ages of thirteen and thirty-three. Columbine, 9/11, The Iraq War, and The Great Recession set the stage as a young woman navigates the ambient decadence that has long defined Los Angeles. Learn More
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