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Aug 29, 1995
| ISBN 9780394281209
Aug 15, 1995
| ISBN 9780679744610
Jun 08, 2011
| ISBN 9780307797339
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Aug 29, 1995 | ISBN 9780394281209
Aug 15, 1995 | ISBN 9780679744610
Jun 08, 2011 | ISBN 9780307797339
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. 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. In this vibrant memoir, we watch as a most private woman makes of herself a public persona in Canada.
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 was born in Hillston, New South Wales, Australia, graduated from the University of Sydney in 1958, and received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1969. In 1962 she married John Conway and moved with him to his… More about Jill Ker Conway
"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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