Category Archives: memoir

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Dr. Paul Kalanithi was on the verge of completing his residency to become the neurosurgeon he always dreamed of being, when he noticed that he was losing weight and a persistent back ache was making it hard to get through … Continue reading

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Books to Read For an Alaskan Cruise! (Part One)

This summer our extended family is going on an Alaskan cruise! There will be 20 of us and we will be celebrating some important milestones on this trip, from birthdays (80 and 90 years old) to a big 60th wedding … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

J.D. Vance grew up in Middletown, Ohio and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. Looking at just the outline of the author’s personal story: ┬áHis grandparents, “dirt poor and in love,” move to Middletown in order to escape the poverty … Continue reading

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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

Rhoda Janzen realized her marriage had ended when in the middle of the night the phone rang and her husband’s male lover asked to speak with him. Soon after that Rhoda was in a car accident leaving her seriously injured. … Continue reading

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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

After her father died, Helen Macdonald seemed to die a little too. A naturalist and historian, she was completing her research fellowship at a university in England when her father’s unexpected death throws her off course, overwhelmed by her fierce … Continue reading

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