Surviving Genocide: Memoirs of the Unthinkable | The Reader’s Shelf, April 15, 2013

The men and women who survived genocide and helped others to survive deserve our everlasting admiration. Their heroic, suspenseful, and inspirational accounts are harrowing but vitally important reading.

James Beard Foundation Award finalists

Cookbook and food writing finalists for the James Beard Awards.

Memoir Short Takes: Food, Drink, and DNA

The first few weeks of a new year make for a good time to review the work this column does. Reviewing memoir is tricky stuff, and a review is not a referendum on the writer’s life. A loathsome life story beautifully told? Great. A life of virtue predictably related? Nope. Like I’ve said before: it’s […]

War Trauma: Military Memoirs

by Martha Bauder, LTC, US Army Reserve Physician Castner, Brian. The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows. Doubleday. 2012. c.224p. ISBN 9780385536202. $25.95. MEMOIR “The Crazy” is what former Air Force explosives ordinance officer Castner calls the feeling that assailed him after his return from several deployments to the Middle […]

Spiritual Living Reviews, July 15, 2012

Spiritual Living Reviews, July 15, 2012

Memoir Short Takes: Stories Broad and Narrow

Memoir Short Takes: Stories Broad and Narrow

Olympic Memoirs, June 1, 2012

Olympic Memoirs, June 1, 2012

Wyatt’s World: Celebrity-Free Memoirs

Wyatt’s World: Celebrity-Free Memoirs

Women in Transition: Life-Changing Memoirs | The Reader’s Shelf, May 1, 2012

Women in Transition: Life-Changing Memoirs | The Reader’s Shelf, May 1, 2012

RA Crossroads: What To Read After Cheryl Strayed’s Wild

RA Crossroads: What To Read After Cheryl Strayed’s Wild