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Jill Ker Conway

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... Read More

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In Her Own Words
Written by Jill Ker Conway
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1999
$23.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78153-0 (0-679-78153-6)

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The Road from Coorain
Written by Jill Ker Conway
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1990
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72436-0 (0-679-72436-2)

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True North
Written by Jill Ker Conway
Vintage Canada | Trade Paperback | August 1995
$19.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-28120-9 (0-394-28120-9)

True North is the inspirational Canadian Chapter of Jill Ker Conway's life story, which began with her much love, bestselling memoir, The Road from Coorain.  Beginning with her departure from Australia, Jill Ker Conway tells of her romance with Harvard House Master John Conway, of coming to grips with his manic-depressive disorder... Read more






True North
Written by Jill Ker Conway
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1995
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-74461-0 (0-679-74461-4)

Conway's The Road from Coorain presents a vivid memoir of coming of age in Australia. In 1960, however, she had reached the limits of that provincial--and irredeemably sexist--society and set off for America. True North--the testament of an extraordinary woman living in an extraordinary time--te lls the profound story of the... Read more






When Memory Speaks
Written by Jill Ker Conway
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1999
$13.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76645-2 (0-679-76645-6)

J ill 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.
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A Woman's Education
Written by Jill Ker Conway
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2002
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74462-7 (0-679-74462-2)

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






Written by Herself: Volume I
Written by Jill Ker Conway
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 1992
$21.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73633-2 (0-679-73633-6)

The bestselling author of The Road from Coorain presents an extraordinarily powerful anthology of the autobiographical writings of 25 women, literary predecessors and contemporaries that include Jane Addams, Zora Neale Hurst, Harriet Jacobs, Ellen Glasgow, Maya Angelou, Sara Josephine Baker, Margaret Mead, Gloria Steinem, and Maxine Hong Kingston. Read more






Written by Herself: Volume 2
Written by Jill Ker Conway
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1996
$19.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-75109-0 (0-679-75109-2)

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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