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Gift from the Sea: 50th Anniversary Edition by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Queen of the Head-Hunters - This is the autobiography of Sylvia Brooke (1885-1971), better known as the Ranee of Sarawak, was the wife, consort, and--by custom--slave of Sir Vyner Brooke, the last White Rajah of the jungle kingdom of Sarawak on the island of Borneo. The nation had its own flag, revenue, postage stamps, and money, and for three generations the White Rajahs had held the power of life and death over their subjects. But by the 1930s there was a sharp decline in their power and prestige, and att by Sylvia Lady Brooke

Women's diaries of the westward journey - An expanded edition of one of the most original and provocative works of American history of the last decade, which documents the pioneering experiences and grit of American frontier women. by Lillian Schlissel

On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family by Lisa See

Dust on my heart: Petticoat vagabond in Mexico - In 1943 Neill James, a world-renowned travel writer, arrived in Ajijic to recover from serious injuries suffered while exploring a newly active volcano, Paracutín, located near Pátzcuaro. She soon purchased the property where the LCS stands today, and never left until she died in 1994, just a few months short of her 100th birthday. Neill James was born in 1899 on a cotton plantation in Granada, Mississippi. She graduated from the Women's University of Missi by Neill James

Indian Summer - When you think of chroniclers of love, life and American society during the Gilded Age, you automatically think of Henry James and Edith Wharton. But while W.D. Howells never quite reached their levels of prominence, his similar works are full of quiet introspection and evocative, vivid prose reminiscent of Wharton at her best. A lush, colorful exploration of 19th-century Florence, and a love triangle of Americans who are taking a prolonged vacation there. Middle-aged Theodore Colville falls by William D. Howells

Our Hearts Were Young And Gay - the story of two innocents abroad in the 1920s. Nineteen-year-old Cornelia Otis Skinner and twenty-one-year-old Emily Kimbrough set out on the adventure of a lifetime, first on the high seas and then in England. From ships running aground, to hiding a case of the measles to avoid quarantine, to unwittingly taking lodgings in a brothel, the young women experience one madcap adventure after another. Without excessive ingenuousness, Lawson keeps her reading on an even keel, allo by Cornelia Otis Skinner

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