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Autobiography/Memoir

Tracing Time
Art
Ann Ronald

Tracing Time

Tracing Time, Childs brings the rock art of the Colorado Plateau Canyon country into a rich and moving focus. I have read most, if not

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Recollections of My
Autobiography/Memoir
Neal Ferguson

Recollections of My Nonexistence

Recollections of My Nonexistence – Solnit’s memoir, essays steeped in her honest reflection of an intellectual life well-lived. Rebecca Solnit, a contemporary public intellectual, is

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Fox & I
Animal stories
Ann Ronald

Fox & I

Fox & I, An Uncommon Friendship – Catherine Raven’s strong narrative voice engages and educates readers in her moving nature-writing memoir. I have always been

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Windswept
Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

Windswept

Windswept, Walking the Paths of Trail Blazing Women. Author Annabel Abbs walks the same paths as 19th and early 20th-century trail blazing literary women. To

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Animal Bodies
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

Animal Bodies

Animal Bodies, On Death, Desire, and other Difficulties – a bravely written book for very brave readers. Animal Bodies, on Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties

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A Promised Land
Authors of color
Ann Ronald

A Promised Land

A Promised Land. A recollection and re-analyzation of Barack Obama’s campaigns for political office, through his first term as President. In A Promised Land, Barack

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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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