Wyatt’s World: A Core Quintet of Memoirs

The memoir continues to be a genre beloved by authors and readers. The best of them transcend the purely personal and share particular moments that become universal. Here are five well worth adding to your collections:

  • Joe Blair’s By the Iowa Sea (Scribner)
  • Anne Lamott’s Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son (Riverhead: Penguin Group USA)
  • Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir (Amy Einhorn: Putnam)
  • Howard Frank Mosher’s Great Northern Express: A Writer’s Journey Home (Crown)
  • Anthony Shadid’s House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
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Heather McCormack (hmccormack@mediasourceinc.com, HuisceBeatha on Twitter) is Editor, Book Review for Library Journal.