Books by Jill Ker Conway

A WOMAN’S EDUCATION by Jill Ker Conway
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2001

"Theoretical generalizations aside, these are engaging scenes from the most public chapter of an accomplished feminist's life."
Autobiographical lessons from the education Conway received as the first female president of Smith. Read full book review >
WHEN MEMORY SPEAKS by Jill Ker Conway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 1998

"Worse, she imposes her convictions about gender wars and imperialism on the evidence rather than deriving them from it, presupposing her points rather than proving them."
In this erudite essay, former Smith College president and Australian expatriate autobiographer Conway (The Road from Coorain, 1989; True North, 1995) makes a smart but less than convincing case for the construction of identity through the writing of life stories. Read full book review >
TRUE NORTH by Jill Ker Conway
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 1994

"Irishman's way with a story'') as a substitute for the harder work of portraying individual characters. (First printing of 60,000; Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
In this memoir Conway picks up where she left off in Road From Coorain (1989). Read full book review >
THE ROAD FROM COORAIN by Jill Ker Conway
Released: May 4, 1989

Engrossing memoir of an unorthodox girlhood in Australia by Conway, a historian who in 1975 became the first woman president of Smith College. Read full book review >