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Memoir

Memoir
Ann Ronald

Anthem for a Burnished Land

ANTHEM FOR A BURNISHED LAND: WHAT WE LEAVE IN THIS DESERT OF WORK AND WORDS Sitting alongside the Little Walker River last weekend, contemplating Nevada’s

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Memoir
Ann Ronald

Wolfer and Wolf Land

After several years of writing “Bookin’ with Sunny” reviews, I risk sounding like a broken record. When I go on holiday, I prowl the local

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My Pantry
Food
Ann Ronald

My Pantry

My Pantry Just recently, I’ve discovered a new genre, or at least a genre new to me. I call it the “narrative cookbook:” a book

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Memoir
Neal Ferguson

The Fly Trap

The Fly Trap When I began reading Frederik Sjöberg’s The Fly Trap, I hadn’t a clue as to what a hoverfly is, does, or looks

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British Authors
Neal Ferguson

Testament of Youth

Vera Brittain was in many ways a typical female product of a slightly repressive, prosperous, late Victorian family. Despite the potential stultification, she developed an

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Books on books
Ann Ronald

Let Me Tell You

Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays and Other Writings Two of Shirley Jackson’s children have selected a miscellany of their mother’s writings that have

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Brown Girl Dreaming
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

Brown Girl Dreaming

Award-wining author Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming may have been published for middle and young adult readers, but this is a book for every reader,

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Memoir
Ann Ronald

Off The Sidelines

Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World Because I am a bit of a political junkie, I often read biographies and autobiographies of

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Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

The Other Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore:  One Name, Two Fates How many times have we seen or read of a person less fortunate than ourselves, someone our

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Memoir
Neal Ferguson

Love My Rifle

Love My Rifle More than You: Young & Female in the U.S. Army Kayla Williams If you weren’t paying attention to the first sentence of

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Badluck Way
Memoir
Ann Ronald

Badluck Way

Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West Many authors, especially those engaged in contemporary nonfiction nature writing, have dealt with the

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

A Bushel’s Worth

A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography My dictionary does not include “ecobiography,” nor does spellcheck recognize the word. But one definition of “eco” is “not harmful

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