Other People’s Stories | Memoir

Rose Hotel

In trying to find a common thread to the titles I selected this month, I couldn’t help but notice that the majority, while still memoirs, are actually stories about someone else.

Those Were the Daze | Memoir

The Rainman's Third Cure

The spirit of the Sixties hovers over all of the books in this month’s memoir column.

Why It’s Greater To Love and To Lose | Memoir

The Light of the World

I swear, dear readers, that I did not read all of these books about love on purpose. My guess is the love books come out around February, when everyone is feeling in that candy-heart kind of mood. While I would argue that love can be a many-splendored thing all year long, you won’t find me […]

Laughing at Life | Memoir

All the Wrong Places

The authors of this month’s memoirs are preoccupied with coming to terms with the impact others, especially family members, have on us. But there’s a lot of humor here too.

With a Bang and No Whimpers | Memoir

Hammer Head

This month’s memoir column features women on the cusp of change and a 50-year estrangement.

Life, Death, War, and Peace | Memoir

Rise

While the majority of this month’s memoirs touch in some way on war in the traditional sense of armed conflict against a known and defined enemy, many focus on battle in the metaphorical sense—the war within, the fights we undergo to define who we are.

Vicarious Voyages | Collection Development: Armchair Travel

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An armchair voyage is a journey of exploration—a pilgrimage, a feast for the soul, and a way of satisfying curiosities. These 27 resources, including apps, will help users travel routes and set sail for adventures that won’t require security checks or encounter airport snafus.

That’s So Nineties | Memoir

The Call of the Farm

Remember the good times in these Nineties-themed memoirs.

Thanks for the Memories | Memoir

Cinderland

September memoir reviews cover dog stories, tales of illnesses and triumph, marriage and remarriage recountings, and a reckoning with forgiveness.

Books To Make Your Stomach Churn | Memoir

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Memoirs that ooze life (and death)