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This Is War

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover is an emotional story based on the author’s life in Idaho where she was raised by Mormon survivalists in an isolated environment. Westover’s early life and the experiences of her immediate family were often so … Continue reading

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Off the Radar

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is a gut-wrenching memoir which came to my attention via an article I read in The Writer magazine. The author along with four siblings was raised by an alcoholic father and free-spirited, codependent mother. Hopping … Continue reading

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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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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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Words to Live By

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe isn’t a new book, but it is a beautiful one which touched my heart. It is a memoir based on the author’s relationship and experiences with his mother after she … Continue reading

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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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