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Autobiography/Memoir

The Blue Bear
Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

The Blue Bear

The Blue Bear, A True Story of Friendship and Discovery in the Alaskan Wild. A one-of-a-kind story of breadth and depth. The subtitle of Lynn

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Sylvie
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

Sylvie

Sylvie – A graphic memoir and a story for the whole family. I am always a bit wary of reviewing any book, fiction or nonfiction,

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The Prince of Frogtown
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

The Prince of Frogtown

THE PRINCE OF FROGTOWN The Prince of Frogtown is Pulitzer Prize-winning Rick Bragg’s third memoir. The first, All Over But the Shoutin‘, was written in praise

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Always Home
Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

Always Home

ALWAYS HOME The subtitle of Fanny Singer’s Almost Home delineates the content—“A Daughter’s Recipes & Stories.” What begins as a paeon to Fanny Singer’s famous

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The Thanksgiving Visitor
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

The Thanksgiving Visitor

The Thanksgiving Visitor My annual reading of Truman Capote’s beloved story, The Thanksgiving Visitor, a tale of the spirit of giving, is my bellwether that

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How to Catch a Mole
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

How to Catch a Mole

HOW TO CATCH A MOLE How to Catch a Mole is the surprisingly enchanting memoir of a molecatcher. A what, you might ask, molecatcher? Like

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Wild Blueberries
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

Wild Blueberries

WILD BLUEBERRIES It has been a long time since a memoir has brought me such laughter and warmth. Peter Damm, now a resident of Berkeley,

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

What You Have Heard is True

WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD IS TRUE: A MEMOIR OF WITNESS AND RESISTANCE I can’t recall reading another book about a topic absolutely foreign to me

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Deep Creek
Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

Deep Creek

DEEP CREEK When I first read Pam Houston’s acerbic collection of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness, I recognized a writer who would have a

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Autobiography/Memoir
Martha Hildreth

Boot Language

BOOT LANGUAGE This memoir will remind the reader of other books that recall a blighted, terrifying childhood such as Glass Castle and Educated. Like those

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A Long Way Home
Autobiography/Memoir
Martha Hildreth

A Long Way Home

A LONG WAY HOME Saroo Brierley’s memoir, A Long Way Home, was the basis for the 2014 Academy Award nominated film, Lion, that featured much-praised

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