True North: A Memoirby Jill Kerr Conway, Kate Reading
The true story of a woman's continuing education - not just of the mind, but of the heart and spirit - began in Jill Ker Conway's best-selling The Road from Coorain. Now, we join her, 25 years old, in Boston, where she has just gained admission to Harvard. Later she will marry a professor, become a teacher herself and eventually assume the presidency of Smith College.
Conway vividly portrays the daily dilemma married women face: how to live with a spouse and grow fully into oneself. This very private woman discovers the warrior within, fighting for equality in her career as well as equality for all women.
"An absorbing, charming story of a life lived fully." (Publishers Weekly)
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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. 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.
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.
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.