Posts Tagged ‘memoir’
“This eloquent memoir about an extraordinary boy and a resilient and remarkable mother will be of interest to every parent and/or educator hoping to nurture a child’s authentic ‘spark.’ ”—Publishers Weekly
“[A] compelling memoir . . . Jake is unusual, but so is his superhuman mom.”—Booklist
“An invigorating, encouraging read.”—Kirkus Reviews
Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ [...]
“Brave, honest, savage, and tender all at once. It broke my heart, and I’m so grateful I’ve read it.”—Jesmyn Ward, author of Salvage the Bones, winner of the National Book Award
“There is a sort of gracefulness in the cadences, and a lovely control of rhythm in the sentences, which do justice to the themes of [...]
“It is a beautiful love story, charting her parents’ devotion in one of history’s darkest hours.” -Arianna Huffington
Marianne Szedy-Maszak’s parents, Hanna and Aladar, met and fell in love in Budapest in 1940. He was a rising star in the foreign ministry-a vocal anti-Fascist who was in talks with the allies when he was arrested and [...]
A raw and surprisingly beautiful coming-of-age memoir, Coal to Diamonds tells the story of Mary Beth Ditto, a girl from rural Arkansas who found her voice.
Born and raised in Judsonia, Arkansas—a place where indoor plumbing was a luxury, squirrel was a meal, and sex ed was taught during senior year in high school (long after [...]
“I will read whatever Domenica Ruta writes.”
“Freakishly brilliant, brilliantly freakish, this is one of the best memoirs I have ever read. ”
“Unflinching in its regard, forgiving in its humor, With or Without You is that rare thing, a story you think you know transformed into one you have to read to the [...]
A forty-year-old cheerleader? When Laura Vikmanis, a single mom in Ohio, told friends that she wanted to be an NFL cheerleader, they said it would never happen. But she proved them all wrong. . . .
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In this powerful, affecting, and unflinching memoir, Kambri Crews looks back on her unconventional childhood with deaf parents in rural Texas while trying to reconcile it to her present life—one in which her father is serving a twenty-year sentence in a maximum-security prison.
When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she’s thrilled to finally share a zip code, let alone an apartment, with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, Bertsche realizes that her new life is missing one thing: friends. Sure, she has plenty of BFFs—in New York and San Francisco and Boston and Washington, D.C. Still, [...]
“What a beautiful and delightful tasting menu of a book: the kids, the plump little dog, the Italian husband. Reading this memoir was like wandering through a Parisian patisserie in a dream. I absolutely loved it.” -Elizabeth Gilbert