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The Sun Rises East By Sarah Jo Willey
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For the young, and the young at heart. The Sun Rises East is the follow up to The Stars Are The Same and continues the memoir-style reflections of Achila Priscilla "Mary" Hazard. Although a... More > work of fiction, many of the subtle details, like Mary's penchant for collection as a way of storing memories, are pieces of the author's own life experiences. Travel back with Mary to 1938 as she recalls settling into her new home with her father and grandfather, after three years on the road. She meets Sean Michael Lang, the son of Irish immigrants, and Lincoln Strong, the son of a migrant worker, and continues to discover what it means to grow up.< Less
Life on the Mississippi By Mark Twain
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Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the... More > Mississippi from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War. The book begins with a brief history of the river as reported by Europeans and Americans, beginning with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River in a section that was first published in 1876, entitled "Old Times on the Mississippi".< Less
Trees By Bill Burdsal
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Bill Burdsal, author of "Memoirs of a Human Being" and "Waco,Texas, a History and Photographic Retrospective of the Late 40's to Mid-50's" has produced his third book, this one... More > titled "Trees". His current offering contains black and white photographs of trees of all kinds that he has taken during his 65 years of travels expressing the love affair that he has had with phototography since he was eleven years old and now he has combined this with his love of trees in all their glory.< Less
The Cabin By Munira Judith Avinger
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Like any memoir, The Cabin isn't just a story; it's also a reflection on life's journey, which brings the past and the present into focus and explores the decisions that lead to major turning points.... More > Munira is one of today's nomads, free to move from place to place thanks to the speed of modern transportation but often troubled by feelings of displacement. In The Cabin, the author describes her struggle to adjust to the life she has created for herself and her discovery, through her travels, writings and meditations, that she can redefine and extend her awareness of what it means to feel at home.< Less
Petrol In My Blood By Eric Jackson
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In the course of his career, Eric went around the world - literally on one famous occasion - on driving epic trips, winning rallies, breaking records and generally causing mayhem. But that’s... More > not all his book is about. Read about his humble beginnings, from his birth as the illegitimate son of a gypsy right through to today, as he completes his memoirs in his eighty-seventh year. Along the way, travel with him on his adventures, meet fascinating characters and discover why he is nicknamed Lucky Jacko as he uses up another of his nine lives.< Less
A Holy Hole In One By Zev Zahavish
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This engaging and informative memoir has a higher purpose than to anecdotally relate the narrator’s life: just as the game of golf “has contributed to the quality of life” (p. 272)... More > for over twenty million Americans, so could an affordable golf course improve the lives of many Israelis. A Holy Hole in One uses humor and compassion to reach beyond a potential audience of golfers—to include Israeli families whose children could benefit from learning to golf, students and scholars of Middle Eastern studies, travelers, business people, and philanthropic humanitarians—in the hope of raising consciousness and funding to turn the narrator’s dream of Israel’s second golf course into a reality.< Less
Come Good Home By Cindy J Kaiser
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As a freshman at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, Cindy meets the smart and funny Cathy. The two fall deeply in love, they spend the next few decades traveling the world and building a... More > community in the Twin Cities. When Cathy suddenly starts forgetting basic things, seeing hallucinations, and within weeks struggles to walk without a cane, a desperate Cindy must quickly learn to navigate the maddening medical world and gets a crash course in becoming a caregiver. Told with warmth and humor, Come Good Home is a heartbreaking memoir about a rare disease and a rare love.< Less
Crossing the Gnat Line By Dan White
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South Georgia stood in sharp contrast to daily life in Atlanta in the 1960s. This unabashed memoir recounts a time and place quite different from the modern world. “Someone has, at long last,... More > distinguished the sand gnat from the common gnat and country-style chicken from pan-ready.” Will Long, physician “A puzzling chronicle.” David Chandler, retired project manager “This is agriculture, baseball, catering, cycling, litigation, rattlers, religion, and travel all rolled into one.” Rafer White, sophomore, Watkins College of Art, and drummer for Pelvis Lesly< Less
A Kind of Knowing (conversations with spiritual healer, Floyd McAuslan) By Larry Kimmel & Floyd McAuslan
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Memoirs and instructions from the life and work of a spiritual healer. - Floyd McAuslan, who traveled with the famed Arthur Ford and worked with other mediums in his early career, eventually became... More > the spiritual leader of a Wholeness Healing Center in Massachusetts. He was not, himself, a medium. He was a spiritual healer, whose powerful clairvoyance and intuitive powers complimented and enhanced his abilities as a counselor and teacher. The story of his life-long and commitment to the welfare of all life and his philosophy aimed at the wellness of body, soul and spirit, is at once inspirational and instructive to any who are seeking their way on the spiritual path. Especially interesting is the view of an ordinary man living quietly an extraordinary life of care and service.< Less
Fat Meat Ain't Greasy By Kendria J.
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Fat Meat Ain’t Greasy is a window into the soul of a woman on a mission. This journey is not in chronological order. Instead, it is a compilation of hard life lessons from a teenage mother to... More > an educated Math and Science teacher. How did Kendria go from being pregnant at fourteen to traveling the world as a highly educated woman filled with self-discovery? Her proudest achievement is her daughter, who works for NASA in Cleveland, OH. Her dream of starting a legacy and educating the next generation has now come full circle. This Memoir of a Diva is a tale of tales, narrating her life until now.< Less

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