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Posted August 10, 2014
Conway continues her story, begun in The Road From Coorain which describes her coming-of-age life on an Australian sheep farm. After obtaining an undergraduate at the University of Sydney, True North describes her adventures, first in the United States, where she begins graduate studies and meets her future husband, and then continues on to Toronto, Canada, where she eventually becaomes Vice President of the University of Toronto.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Conway's writing is literate, sophisticated, and a pleasure to read. Her signature restraint, while making her memoirs into real page-turners, belies her intellectual depth and the enormous importance of the work she does in the field of women's education.
True North leaves Conway poised for another life-changing decision and its consequences, which story she tells in her final volume of memoir, A Woman's Education.
Posted June 22, 2006
Women and Leadership
True North: A Memoir is not just a well written book that is hard to put down, but the next-to-last chapter should be required reading for women in leadership or who are entering such positions. Her insights are invaluable and that chapter is worth far more than the price of the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 3, 2003
I REALLY LOVE THIS BOOK AND I FELT REALLY CONNECTED TO THE AUTHOR
I really can't explain my feelings in words. Look at the subject first then read on. They are all by Dr. Jill Ker Conway (shes a phd). The titles are The Road from Coorain (also a Exxon Mobil Masterpiece Theater movie as well), True North, and A Women's Education. Is she orginally from New South Wales, Australia. Came to the United States for graduate school, but stayed there after that, but was Canada as well for 6 years. Boys you will also love reading them as well. Thank you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.