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Jill Ker Conway (1934–2018)

Autor(a) de The Road from Coorain

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About the Author

Jill Ker Conway was born Jill Kathryn Ker in Hillston, New South Wales, Australia on October 9, 1934. She received a history degree from the University of Sydney in 1958 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1969. She took a teaching post at the University of Toronto. She became a dean in 1971 and mostrar mais a vice president in 1973. In 1975, she became the first woman to be named president of Smith College. She left Smith in 1985 to become a writer. She wrote three memoirs entitled The Road from Coorain, True North, and A Woman's Education. In 2002, the PBS program Masterpiece Theater used The Road from Coorain as the basis for a film. She also wrote When Memory Speaks: Reflections on Autobiography. She edited several books including Written by Herself: Autobiographies of American Women and In Her Own Words: Women's Memoirs from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. In 2013, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal. She died on June 1, 2018 at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Associated Works

Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir (1987) — Contribuidor — 496 exemplares
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Contribuidor — 408 exemplares
The Road From Coorain [2002 TV movie] (2010) — Original book — 1 exemplar
THE BORZOI READER. VOLUME 1. NUMBER 1. (1989) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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True North is the inspirational Canadian Chapter of Jill Ker Conway's life story, which began with her much love, bestselling memoir, The Road from Coorain.nbsp;nbsp;Beginning with her departure from Australia, Jill Ker Conway tells of her romance with Harvard House Master John Conway, of coming to grips with his manic-depressive disorder, and of their move to Canada in 1964 where she became the first female vice-president at the University of Toronto.nbsp;nbsp;In this vibrant memoir, we watch as a most private woman makes of herself a public persona in Canada.… (mais)
PendleHillLibrary | 5 outras críticas | Apr 1, 2024 |
The memoirs of Jill Conway and her journey into adulthood from a 30,000 acre sheep ranch in Coorain, Australia, to America where she became the first woman president of Smith College.
PendleHillLibrary | 32 outras críticas | Apr 1, 2024 |
This book was authored by a woman who apparently went on to become the president of Smith College. She took some pretty fascinating subject matter and made it quite dull by narrating the entire book. No dialogue. No scenes. Nothing to make the book come alive. She's a history professor, and this book is written just like a history book. There are some lovely descriptive passages, but I can't really recommend this unless you are seriously interested in Australia and really enjoy reading history texts.… (mais)
Anita_Pomerantz | 32 outras críticas | Mar 23, 2023 |
Great biography. Pro women and education.
kslade | 5 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2023 |



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