Looking for your next adventure? It might be between the pages of a book! Check out twelve stories by or about Badass Women Adventurers who will light a fire in your soul. Join local educator Jill Davis the second Monday of the month for your next adventurous read!
Sept 9th: My Life On The Road Gloria Steinem
October 14th: West with the Night by Beryl Markham
November 11th: Unbowed by Wangari Maathai
December 9th: Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams
January 13th: Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman
February 10th: Meeting Faith: An Inward Odyssey by Faith Adiele
March 9th: Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country by Louis Erdrich
April 13th: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
May 11th: Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across the Australian Outback by Robyn Davidson
June 8th: A Border Passage: From Cairo to America by Laila Ahmed
July 13th: Conundrum: From James to Jan by Jan Morris
August 10th: Crossing to Avalon by Jean Shinoda Bolen
September 13: I Know Why a Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
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Beryl Markham's West with the Night is a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Isak Dinesen.
In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage. When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, she began a vital poor people’s environmental movement, focused on the empowerment of women, that soon spread across Africa.
In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, The Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by.
The true story of an ordinary woman living an extraordinary existence all over the world.
“Gelman doesn’t just observe the cultures she visits, she participates in them, becoming emotionally involved in the people’s lives. This is an amazing travelogue.” —Booklist
Reluctantly leaving behind Pop Tarts and pop culture to battle flying rats, hissing cobras, forest fires, and decomposing corpses, Faith Adiele shows readers in this personal narrative, with accompanying journal entries, that the path to faith is full of conflicts for even the most devout.
For more than three decades, bestselling author Louise Erdrich has enthralled readers with dazzling novels that paint an evocative portrait of Native American life.
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Robyn Davidson's opens the memoir of her perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company with the following words: “I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back."
An Egyptian woman's reflections on her changing homeland—updated with an afterword on the Arab Spring
In language that vividly evokes the lush summers of Cairo and the stark beauty of the Arabian desert, Leila Ahmed movingly recounts her Egyptian childhood growing up in a rich tradition of Islamic women and describes how she eventually came to terms with her identity as a feminist l
The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian of the British empire. He was happily married, with several children. To all appearances, he was not only a man, but a man’s man.
A MIDLIFE QUEST FOR THE GRAIL AND THE GODDESS
Dr Jean Shinoda Bolen's extraordinary memoir celebrates the pilgrimage that heralded her spiritual awakening and leads readers down the path of self-discovery. In this account of her journey to Europe in search of the sacred feminine, she unveils the mythological significance of the midlife search for meaning and renewal.
Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters.