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Held Hands

A House Full of Daughters by Juliet Nicolson is a wonderful memoir. In it, the author traces the interesting lives of seven generations of women in her family. Beginning with a famous great-great-grandmother who was a European flamenco dancer, and … Continue reading

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A Child’s Eyes

The Book of Emma Reyes by Emma Reyes is a memoir of letters written by the late Colombian painter. Emma was raised in abject poverty by a woman who eventually abandoned Emma and her older sister. They ended-up in a … Continue reading

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Bella

Four Seasons in Rome: On twins, insomnia, and the biggest funeral in the history of the world by Anthony Doerr provided a nice, lighthearted read after my previous undertaking, SPQR. As many of you may know, Doerr authored Pulitzer prize-winning … Continue reading

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L.A. Makeover

The New Old Me by Meredith Maran was in some ways, a story I was able to identify with. Unfortunately, in many ways it was not. This memoir chronicles the author’s break-up and divorce from another woman and her subsequent … Continue reading

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Play It Again Sam

Old Records Never Die: One Man’s Quest for His Vinyl and His Past by Eric Spitznagel took me on a lyrical journey down memory lane. This is a memoir about Eric’s search to reconnect with his past by searching through … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

All Over But the Shoutin’┬áby Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg is a five-star memoir which melted my heart like butter on a warm biscuit. Raised in poverty in rural Alabama, Rick recalls his life and rise to the pinnacle of … Continue reading

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O Mio

Elsewhere is a memoir by Richard Russo. In his youth, Richard and his mother lived in the second story of a two-flat owned and occupied by his maternal grandparents on the first floor. He had a happy childhood surrounded by … Continue reading

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