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7 Women Whose Life Stories Inspired Best-Selling Books

Women writers are breaking down boundaries and sharing their stories in a variety of different forms. 

Whether they've reached worldwide audiences on the big screen, or in the pages of books, we're highlighting the stories that have one common thread —they're moving enough to inspire a movement.

Meet seven women in the gallery above who wrote their stories into the history of bestsellers.  

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