Category Archives: Memoir

Call The Nurse by Mary J. MacLeod

In this charming memoir, Mary J. MacLeod shares stories of her experiences living on a remote Scottish island as a district nurse in the 1970’s. Coming from London, MacLeod’s family certainly had adjustments to make, and the inconvenience of living … Continue reading

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My Own Country by Abraham Verghese

My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story of a Town and its People in the Age of AIDS Verghese’s parents were from Kerala, India but taught school in Ethiopia, where Abraham was born, and given his Christian name. He specialized in … Continue reading

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And The Good News Is by Dana Perino

And The Good News Is: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side This is a short book.. way too short. And it’s too long. Perino has tried to write three different books. The first third is a biography. Perino had … Continue reading

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Tender At The Bone by Ruth Reichl

I can’t resist memoirs about foodies.  I don’t have to even know who they are –  if they write about their life with key moments charmed by cooking and good food, I want to read it.  Tender at the Bone … Continue reading

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Dream Weaver by Gary Wright

Gary Wright is an interesting guy. His memoir, Dream Weaver, covers a lot of ground from his childhood in New Jersey, finding a deep faith in Hinduism, becoming close friends with George Harrison, finding success with “The Dream Weaver” album, and … Continue reading

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Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart

I have to admit, I’d never read any of Gary Shteyngart’s books before picking up Little Failure, his memoir.  But the reviews from Goodreads readers were outstanding. There were many, many five star reviews, so I trusted and gave it … Continue reading

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My Own Country by Abraham Verghese

After reading Verghese’s semi-autobiographical novel Cutting For Stone, there was no doubt I wanted to read another of his books.  My Own Country is a non-fiction, a memoir of his five years working with AIDS patients in a small community … Continue reading

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