By Jill Ker Conway
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780679744610, 272pp.)
Publication Date: August 15, 1995
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Conway's The Road from Coorain presents a vivid memoir of coming of age in Australia. In 1960, however, she had reached the limits of that provincial--and irredeemably sexist--society and set off for America. True North--the testament of an extraordinary woman living in an extraordinary time--te lls the profound story of the challenges that confronted Conway, as she sought to establish her public self.
Jill Ker Conway taught at the University of Toronto from 1964 to 1975 when she became the first woman president of Smith college. Since 1985 she has been a visiting scholar at MIT, and lives in Boston.
"Compelling...A fascinating life." --The Toronto Star
"Conway is a remarkable woman--spunky, intelligent." --The Globe and Mail
"A wonderful book...An immensely engaging storyteller." --Washington Post Book World
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