Tag Archives: Memoir

Waking Up In Eden by Lucinda Fleeson

I read this book as part of a Goodreads Challenge which required a book set in Hawaii. I’ve read a few such books, but quite honestly, there aren’t many set in Hawaii which also got great reviews, so I did a … Continue reading

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Driving Hungry by Layne Mosler

Driving Hungry is part travel memoir and part foodie experience, as Layne Mosler chronicles her adventures of finding good, cheap food by asking taxi drivers in Buenos Aires, New York City and Berlin. I will admit that this is more … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman

In the introduction to Wladyslaw Szpilman’s memoir of his survival of the Nazi occupation of Warsaw, his son begs the reader to take into consideration that Szpilman is not a professional writer.  After reading this work, I find that comment … Continue reading

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A House of Stone by Anthony Shadid

I actually ordered this book by mistake – I had intended to purchase another book by the same name, but different author.  This version of A House of Stone is a memoir about the author’s experiences in rebuilding his ancestral … Continue reading

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