By Carrie Fisher (B Fish, CD B Fish)
This is Carrie Fisher’s intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie.
By Margot Lee Shetterly (510.9 LeeS, CD 510.9 Lee)
A group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space.
By Megyn Kelly (B Kell, QB Kell, CD B Kell)
Kelly reflects on values and experiences that shaped her. She goes behind-the-scenes of her career, sharing the stories and struggles that landed her in the anchor chair of cable’s #1 news show. Megyn discusses how she abandoned a thriving legal career to follow her journalism dreams.
By Jaime Primak Sullivan (B Sull)
Jersey bred Jaime shares hard-learned lessons on Southern etiquette, deep-fried foods, college football, and matters of the heart while living in the heart of Dixie, with her quintessential ball-busting, bullsh*t free, and side-splitting Jersey twist.
By Ruth Bader Ginsburg (B Gins, CD B Gins)
My Own Words is much more than a biography or a memoir. It is also a collection of lectures, writings, and Court decisions by one of only four female justices in the history of the United States Supreme Court.
By Patricia Bell-Scott (973.917092 Bell)
Describes the unlikely friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Pauli Murray, a lawyer and civil rights pioneer whose grandfather was a mixed race slave, and the important work they each did, taking stands for justice and freedom.
By Nathalia Holt (629.4072 Holt)
Traces the pivotal achievements of the elite female science recruits at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where in the mid-20th century they transformed rocket design and enabled the creations of the first American satellites.
By Nathan Hill (Fic Hill, Q Hill, CD Fic Hill)
Samuel Andresen-Anderson is a college professor, stalled writer who has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn’t seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she’s re-appeared, having committed an absurd crime. As far as Samuel knows his mother was an ordinary girl. Which version of his mother is true?
By Kathleen Rooney (Fic Roon, Q Roon, CD Fic Roon)
Inspired by Margaret Fishback, poet and Macy’s ad-writing phenom of the 1930s, Lillian Boxfish takes an extraordinary walk through the streets of New York City on the last night of 1984, one that triggers a flood of memories and the changes she observes.
By Paula McLain (Fic McLa, Q McLa, CD Fic McLa, PLAY Fic McLa)
The author brings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen.