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Jill Ker Conway

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Jill Ker Conway was born in Hillston, New South Wales, Australia, graduated from the University of Sydney in 1958, and received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1969. In 1962 she married John Conway and moved with him to his native Canada. From 1964 to 1975 she taught at the University of Toronto, where she was also Vice President, before going to Smith College. Since 1985 she has been a visiting scholar and professor in MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society. She serves on the boards of Nike, Merrill Lynch, and Colgate-Palmolive, and as Chairman of Lend Lease Corporation. She lives in Boston.

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In Her Own Words
Women's Memoirs from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States
Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 1999
Price: $23.00

In Her Own Words is Conway's distillation of women's experience from the British Commonwealth world she came from, compared with major themes in women's lives in the United States, which is now her home. We learn how the world of politics and the private self intersect in the four offshoots of... Read more >
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In Her Own Words
Women's Memoirs from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States
Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: eBook, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 2011
Price: $17.99

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The Road from Coorain

Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 1990
Price: $14.95

“This beautifully written narrative of Conway's journey from a girlhood on an isolated sheep-farm in the grasslands of Australia to her departure for America (and eventually presidency of Smith College) is both new and universal. If few of us have known an eight-year drought in New South Wales, many of us... Read more >
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The Road from Coorain

Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 22, 2011
Price: $11.99

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True North
A Memoir
Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: August 29, 1995
Price: $

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True North
A Memoir
Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 15, 1995
Price: $15.95

Conway continues the story that began in her acclaimed memoir The Road from Coorain. True North starts with her arrival in the United States from Australia in 1960 and carries us through her acceptance in 1975 of the presidency of Smith College. It is a memoir of intellectual discovery, as Conway... Read more >
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True North
A Memoir
Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $11.99

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When Memory Speaks
Exploring the Art of Autobiography
Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 22, 1999
Price: $13.95

Jill Ker Conway, one of our most admired  autobiographers-- author of The Road from Coorain and True North --looks astutely and with feeling into the modern memoir: the forms and styles it assumes, and the strikingly different ways in which men and women respectively tend to understand and present their lives.

In a... Read more >
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When Memory Speaks
Exploring the Art of Autobiography
Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $9.99

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A Woman's Education

Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $14.00

The beloved bestselling author of The Road from Coorain and True North continues her remarkable autobiography with an account of her decade as the first woman president of Smith College—a time when she was faced with the challenge of reinventing women’s education and with the demands of her own life.

Conway took... Read more >
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A Woman's Education

Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Written by Herself: Volume I
Autobiographies of American Women: An Anthology
Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: eBook, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $15.99

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Written by Herself: Volume 2
Women's Memoirs From Britain, Africa, Asia and the United States
Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: eBook, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $12.99

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Written by Herself: Volume I
Autobiographies of American Women: An Anthology
Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 17, 1992
Price: $21.00

These are the autobiographical writings of twenty five of Jill Kerr Conway's literary predecessors and contemporaries in a volume that is outstanding for both its strength and clarity of individual selections, and for what it conveys about the range of American women's experience in the last 150 years.

Excerpts include:

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Written by Herself: Volume 2
Women's Memoirs From Britain, Africa, Asia and the United States
Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 17, 1996
Price: $19.95

In this powerful new collection, the author of two of the most celebrated memoirs in recent years presents the autobiographical writings of 14 of her English-speaking predecessors and contemporaries. The women who tell their stories in Written By Herself, Vol. II represent three generations, four continents, and a range of experience... Read more >
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