There is nothing quite like reading the lived experience of another woman and seeing yourself reflected in her story. Seal Press memoirs explore women’s lives through the many challenges and victories faced by authors such as Kara Richardson Whitely, Elizabeth Enslin, and Nancy K. Miller.

Crossing the River

Amy Ragsdale

$16.00 USD, Trade Paper Original
November 2015

Overwhelmed with her fast-paced, competitive lifestyle, Amy Ragsdale moved with her husband and children from the US to a small town in northeastern Brazil, where she hoped they would learn the value of a slower life.

All the Things We Never Knew

Sheila Hamilton

$24.00 USD, Cloth
October 2015

A reporter chases the biggest story of her life—her husband’s descent into mental illness.


Kara Richardson Whitely

$17.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
April 2015

Honest and unforgettable, Kara’s journey is one of intense passion, endurance, and self-acceptance. In Gorge, Kara shows that big women can do big things.


Samantha Waltz (editor)

$16.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
May 2015

Sometimes funny, often poignant, and always deeply personal, the stories in Blended capture the essence of stepfamilies in all of their weird and wonderful varieties.

While the Gods Were Sleeping

Elizabeth Enslin

$17.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
October 2014

Love and marriage brought American anthropologist Elizabeth Enslin to a world she never planned to make her own: a life among Brahman in-laws in a remote village in the plains of Nepal.


Kerry Cohen (editor)

$17.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
November 2014

In Spent, editor Kerry Cohen opens the closet doors wide to tales of women’s true relationships with shopping, from humorous stories of love/hate relationships with the mall to heartbreaking tales of overspending to fix relationships.

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