Memoirs of Merit

Gurba, a writer for our times, brings a powerful perspective; this thrilling story of one woman’s search for truth and her place in the world is an early candidate for memoir of the year; O’Farrell’s work emphasizes the body’s desire to fight for survival, even as it takes on challenges from all sides; an engrossing read for all, even those who don’t know their folk music history

Choose Your Own Adventure | Memoir

Books about the journey to self-discovery dominate this month’s memoir column.