Memoir

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Memories of a free-spirited childhood in the isolated town in: GROWING UP ALASKA

Rating: 2.5
This sentimental memoir tells the story of the author’s childhood in the isolated Alaskan town of Tok.
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Memoir, spirituality, literature, and philosophy successfully blend together for an enlightening read in: SPLENDOR.

Rating: 4
Best known for his science fiction novels, David Zindell gets personal this time with insights into how growing up as a Baby Boomer in the Cold War Era helped him learn to appreciate the beauty and bliss of being at one with the universe in rare moments he calls splendor.
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A surprising and moving relationship develops in: AND THEN THERE WERE THREE

Rating: 5
In AND THEN THERE WERE THREE, Fox tells the story of her unconventional three-person relationship through a series of sixty-seven letters addressed to her beloved.
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A woman’s loving memorial to her husband in: HE DIED

Rating: 2.5
A woman mourns the death of her husband from cancer.
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A Life of faith and humility converge in INTIMACY WITH GOD: One Man's Journey

Rating: 5
Pastor, teacher, speaker and writer Rob Oberto describes how we can encounter God in a real, inspiring way in the midst of ordinary life.
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A detailed look at one man’s experience in rehab in: YOU CAN LEAVE ANYTIME

Rating: 3
A beautiful beach resort called Wetlands is a promising getaway spot with one little catch--it’s actually rehab.
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Lively anecdotes about the obscure 1980s comedy troupe abound in: TALES OF THE TROUPE

Rating: 4.5
Comedy writer Rob Dinsmoor lovingly recounts his years as a member of Chucklehead, a dynamic troupe of twenty-somethings who briefly charmed New York’s comedy scene in the 1980s.
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A jewish grandmother's tales filled with history, humor and love in: Managing Bubbie

Rating: 5
Attorney and author Russel Lazega blends funny stories about his larger-than-life Miami Beach Jewish grandmother with her historical accounts and additional research of her escape from the Nazi regime.
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Lessons learned when a boy emigrates Israel to America in: Little American Man

Rating: 5
At five years of age, Lior Lampert emigrates from Israel to the United States with his two brothers and his mother. A high school student “with a clear vision for his future,” Lampert candidly shares his immigrant journey to America.
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The search for truth and faith in: Salvation of a Serial Celibate

Rating: 5
SALVATION OF A SERIAL CELIBATE is a memoir of the faith journey of Greg McAllister. The story begins in the safe cocoon of a Catholic parish in Northern California to the present day where he has come to rest in the scenic mountains of Vermont.
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Twisted Broad: Tales From an Internet Dive Bar

Rating: 3
After a quiet (but not Mormon) upbringing in Utah, Nicole Jackson Jones launched herself into a life of debauchery, drinking, storytelling, and YouTube.
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Xelie's Gift

Rating: 4
Yes, this is a story about a dog named Xelie. Author Michele McGuire met her Picardy Shepherd on a trip to Austria and enthusiastically brought the dog home to join with the others.
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Wife of the Deceased

Rating: 4.5
A widow must come to terms with the loss of her husband and learn to go on with her life without him. Dawn Bell had a wonderful life—a beautiful daughter, a fulfilling job, good friends, and most of all, a loving and much-beloved husband.
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Madness, Miracles, Millions

Rating: 2.5
This faith-based memoir highlights how the Semprevivo family overcame obstacles to create, own, and operate a multi-million-dollar, sugar-free cookie company.
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Authentic, raw and inspiring: The Cancer Olympics

Rating: 5
THE CANCER OLYMPICS tells the heart-rending story of a middle-aged woman’s battle against colorectal cancer. The story begins with Canadian author Robin McGee, a physically fit psychologist, wife and mother in her 40s.
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Rediscovering happiness and wholeness in: Broken Places

Rating: 5
BROKEN PLACES is the heartbreaking memoir of a middle-aged woman who was molested when she was a girl and is a must-read for anyone who’s been the victim of sexual assault.
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Icarus Falling

Rating: 4
Christopher Paul Meyer chronicles his highs and lows as a nightclub bouncer in Los Angeles in the early 2000s in this debut memoir.
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Inside the Founding of Newsweek

Rating: 4.5
Granddaughter Anne Alexander has pieced together her grandfather's drafts and notes on his experiences as the initial founder of Newsweek magazine.
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You Don’t Get To Wear That

Rating: 2
Author John Consoli’s memoir chronicles his chaotic life under the thrall of his manipulative father.
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Wanderlush

Rating: 3.5
A hypochondriac, thinking he is near death, promises to take his wild, drunken mother on four vacations around the world.
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Paths Less Travelled: of a Scholar Warrior (Spy) Teacher Healer

Rating: 4
Lee tells the rich story of growing up with immigrant parents, navigating the battlefields of Vietnam during the war, and eventually becoming a CIA agent, martial arts studio owner, and later a practitioner of Chinese medicine.
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After Action

Rating: 5
AFTER ACTION is the account of a U.S. Marine’s tours of combat and his consequent PTSD.