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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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Rainbow’s End by Lauren St. John

Rainbow’s End is a beautiful and haunting memoir of a young girl coming of age in war-torn Rhodesia.  At the age of eleven, Lauren St. John moved with her family to a farm where a series of brutal murders had … Continue reading

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If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name by Heather Lende

When I picked up this memoir of Alaska, I was really hoping for a book along the lines of Rick Bass’s Winter: Notes from Montana, but instead of an artful reflection of an arctic wonderland and unique, hearty people, it … Continue reading

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