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Memoir

  • My Memoirs

    by Bernard Gwertzman
    Bernard Gwertzman tells the story of growing up as a journalist in the world of print newspapers, his hometown New Rochelle, New York’s Standard-Star then the Washington DC Evening Star (both of which went under as print papers collapsed) where he became a senior diplomatic correspondent until moving to the New York Times, where he served during the Cold War as Moscow Bureau Chief and then traveled with Henry Kissinger who was making deals and opening the way toward peace in the Middle East. He ... more
  • Why Do You Look at Me and See a Girl?

    by Anvi Hoàng
    Making coal patties. Selling liquid soap. Shopping at a glittering shoe mecca. She’s done them all living half her life in deprived-post-war-communist-Vietnam-turned-free-market. It’s life in a vacuum when strange types of brainwashing happened. Part memoir and part social criticism, Why Do You Look at Me and See a Girl? is a provocative read about a full-fledged bilingual who fights to get free from the dead past and her ancestors’ sins. The story starts with her grandmother’s prison visit a... more
  • Bless the Birds: Living with Love in a Time of Dying

    by Susan J Tweit
    Bless the Birds, a personal journey through the terra incognita of life’s ending, shows us how to be our best when life throws us the worst. Embracing the idea that love will carry us through, this story reminds us that the personal is the political. How we live—each and every day—really does impact the larger world. Our every day actions create the society we live in, and also chart our paths. Writer Susan Tweit and her economist-turned-sculptor husband Richard Cabe had just settled into their ... more
  • Far Sweeter Than Honey: Searching for Meaning on a Bicycle

    by William Spencer

    But, if my hands were empty of honey,
    and pearls and gold,
    There were treasures far sweeter than
    honey, and marvelous things to be told.

                                               –The Gulistan

    This is the true story of a young man’s epic bicycle journey from England to India. Traveli... more

  • The Longest Trail

    by Roni McFadden
    The true story of a troubled teenage girl whose life is saved by horses, an old cowboy, ancient native spirits, and the High Sierra Mountains.
  • The Able Queen

    by Rainy Horvath
    A tale of coming of age in World War II, this memoir follows a Hump Pilot with the 14th Airforce flying perilous transport missions over the Himalayan mountains. Dodging bullets, missing mountains and navigating one of the most dangerous air routes in the world he survives many dangerous missions only to be forced to bail out and become one in need of rescue himself.
  • Around the world in 65 years

    by Biku Ghosh
    During my recent community volunteering, I have been spending time with an 83-year-old engineer with severe dementia who used to travel abroad a lot. He loved looking at the world maps. He could remember nothing but only had glimpses of memory hearing the names of places or seeing them on the map. He would say, ‘I think I have been there.’ 'Memory is like a fiction' wrote Haruki Murakami. Soon as I began writing this book, memories flooded back with astonishing detail. I want to hold on t... more

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