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Baggage

This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff came to my attention thanks to an article in The Writer magazine. It is a memoir about the tumultuous early life of the author. After being separated from his father and older brother, Tobias … Continue reading

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Child of the Mountains

Sergeant York, An American Hero by David D. Lee has been on my list of books to read for years! Many of you may be familiar with the 1940’s movie based on the life of the highly decorated World War I … Continue reading

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Sweet Revenge

A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer is another novel I consumed during my latest obsession with Archer’s work. The story begins with three people celebrating a recent engagement at a pub in London. Four unrelated bar patrons instigate a … Continue reading

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What I Remember

Someone by Alice McDermott was such a good novel that I listened to it twice. In it, a woman named Marie looks back on her early life in Brooklyn in the years before and following World War Two. Her vivid … Continue reading

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The Second Generation

Return to Robinson Island by TJ Hoisington is a fictional book which, as the title implies, is a continuation of the well-known 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson. This exciting story takes place 15 years after the Robinsons have been … Continue reading

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Close Call

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O’Farrell is a 2017 memoir which impacted me on a deep emotional level. Perhaps the timing of it was everything in my case as I am recovering from an unexpected … Continue reading

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God Bless the Child

An Invisible Thread: The true story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and an unlikely meeting with destiny by Laura Schroff is a “get your tissues ready” memoir about a soul connection which occurred between an eleven-year-old at risk … Continue reading

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