Books In the Country of Women A Memoir by Susan Straight Hardcover, 363 pages, Pgw, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleIn the Country of WomenSubtitleA MemoirAuthorSusan Straight Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary The award-winning author of Highwire Moon presents a narrative social history and tribute to the indomitable women ancestors of husband Dwayne Sims' family, whose resilient spirits were shaped by slavery, Jim Crow racism and abusive relationships. Genres: Parenting & Families Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Also by Susan Straight Highwire Moon Take One Candle Light a Room A Million Nightingales Between Heaven and Here Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about In the Country of Women Author Susan Straight with her three daughters. Cassandra Barragan hide caption toggle caption Cassandra Barragan Code Switch Author Susan Straight Takes Us 'In The Country Of Women' January 29, 2020 In her new memoir, Straight tells the story of the women in her family—her Swiss-German blood relatives and her African American, Indigenous and Creole in-laws who crossed the U.S. to settle in Calif. Review Book Reviews 'In The Country Of Women' Honors The Strength And Resilience Of 6 Generations August 7, 2019 While Susan Straight reflects on far more than her own upbringing in her memoir, she brings her trademark lyricism and a significant dose of humility to these pieces of the book.