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Tag Archives: Memoir
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail By Cheryl Strayed First Published: 2012 10 Copies & Reading Guide At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered, … Continue reading
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua First Published: 2011 6 Copies & Reading Guide Traces the rewards and pitfalls of a Chinese mother’s exercise in extreme parenting, describing the exacting standards applied to grades, music lessons, and … Continue reading
The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy First Published: 1972 6 Copies & Reading Guide Yamacraw Island was haunting, nearly deserted, and beautiful. Separated from the mainland of South Carolina by a wide tidal river, it was accessible only by … Continue reading
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver First Published: 2007 6 Copies & Reading Guide When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take … Continue reading
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. First Published: 2008 6 Copies & Reading Guide On the morning of December 10, 1996, Taylor, a brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke. She observed her … Continue reading
Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs by Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer First Published: 2008 5 Copies & Reading Guide In this shocking, timely, and … Continue reading
Several of us have discovered and loved the books by A.J. Jacobs. As Stephannie put it – Jacobs is a guy that’s willing to do anything for a laugh and to truly learn about his subjects! If you’re looking for a giggle while … Continue reading
Where is the Mango Princess? by Cathy Crimmins First Published: 2000 10 Copies & Reading Guide When her husband Alan is injured in a speedboat accident, Cathy Crimmins reluctantly assumes the role of caregiver and learns to cope with the … Continue reading
Making Toast: A Family Story by Roger Rosenblatt First Published: 2010 10 Copies & Reading Guide When his daughter, Amy—a gifted doctor, mother, and wife—collapses and dies from an asymptomatic heart condition, Roger Rosenblatt and his wife, Ginny, leave their … Continue reading