• Funding Feminism:
      Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870–1967
      by Joan Marie Johnson
      $39.95
      Air Date/Time: December 9, 12pm (Central)
      320 pages, hardcover

      How did a group of affluent white women beginning in the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries advance the status of all women? Through acts of philanthropy. This cadre of activists included Phoebe Hearst, the mother of William Randolph Hearst; Grace Dodge, granddaughter of Wall Street “Merchant Prince” William Earle Dodge; and Ava Belmont, who married into the Vanderbilt family fortune.

      Motivated by their...Learn More

    • The Best of Us

      The Best of Us: A Memoir
      by Joyce Maynard
      $27.00
      Air Date/Time September 12, 3:30pm (Central)
      1st ed., 448 pages., hardcover

      “Heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life.” (Anne Lamott)
      In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and...Learn More

    • Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago
      By Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi
      $26.99
      Air Date/Time September 7, 3pm (Central)
      1st ed., 336 pages, cloth

      Sabella Nitti was an Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled on her primitive family farm outside Chicago before her arrest in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago.

      Journalist Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi leads readers...Learn More

    • My Sister’s Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin’s Siberia
      by Donna Solecka Urbikas
      $26.95
      Air Date/Time August 1, 2pm (Central)
      1st ed., 312p., hardcover

      In 1940, Janina Slarzynska and her five-year-old daughter Mira were taken by Soviet secret police (NKVD) from their farm in eastern Poland and sent to Siberia. 

      In the 1950s, younger daughter Donna yearns for a “normal” American life. In this unforgettable memoir, Donna recounts her family history,  finally understanding the damaged mother who had saved her sister.

      Finalist, Best Traditional Non-Fiction...Learn More