True North by Jill Ker Conway
A Memoir

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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.  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.


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About Jill Ker Conway

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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 native Canada. From 1964 to 1975 she taught at the University of Toronto, where she was also Vice President, before going to Smith College. Since 1985 she has been a visiting scholar and professor in MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society. She serves on the boards of Nike, Merrill Lynch, and Colgate-Palmolive, and as Chairman of Lend Lease Corporation. She lives in Boston.
 
Published June 8, 2011 by Vintage. 271 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Studying American women reformers, she learns to identify passionately with those who defied social convention to bring women out of the confines of domesticity and into public life.

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Conway ( The Road from Coorain ) continues her autobiography with this account covering the period from her departure from Australia for the U.S. to enter graduate school in 1960 through her appointment as Smith College president in 1975.

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Conway continues her autobiography in this follow up to The Road from Coorain, picking up with her arrival in the U.S. to begin graduate studies at Harvard, and culminating with her being named the first woman president of Smith College in 1975.

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A --Kate Wilson Originally posted Sep 23, 1994 Published in issue #241 Sep 23, 1994 Order article reprints

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Devastating drought, death by drowning, a fatal car accident, psychological torment—all were part of Jill Ker Conway's early life, and all were described in engrossing detail in the first volume of her memoirs, The Road from Coorain, published to critical acclaim in 1989.

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