Memoir

Ungrateful Refugee

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The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226424
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Published: Catapult - September 3rd, 2019

 

A refugee who escaped Iran under threat of religious persecution in 1989, Dina Nayeri writes with lyricism and incredible clarity about the refugee experience. She weaves her own story in with those of fellow Iranian refugees, as well those waiting in the camps in Greece today to show the insidious power of Western privilege, the hopelessness of the asylum seeker, and to make the plea for dignity for the misplaced. A necessary read.

Meaghan


The Guynd

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The Guynd: Love & Other Repairs in Rural Scotland Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781567926583
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - September 26th, 2019

 

If you like to learn about other people’s cultural heritage, or if you just like poking around their homes (by invitation!), this is the book for you. The perfect read for a winter’s day, I could not put it down. 

Robin


It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525582168
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2019

 

A thoroughly astonishing and enlightening life story, that will make you see the world with more open-mindedness and humor. The best non-fiction book I've ever purchased for my kids, thrilling stories and perspective. Best for ages 11 and up.

Molly


Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781538745151
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 12th, 2019

 

Keena Roberts split her childhood between a private school in Philadelphia and "Baboon Camp," a remote island in Botswana where her primatologist parents worked several months out of the year. Her resulting memoir, a story of a fish-out-of-water girl most comfortable with animals, is funny, touching, and deeply compelling.

Rebecca


It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525582168
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2019

 

A thoroughly astonishing and enlightening life story, that will make you see the world with more open-mindedness and humor. The best non-fiction book I've ever purchased for my kids, thrilling stories and perspective. Best for ages 11 and up.

Molly


I Will Never See the World Again

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By Ahmet Altan, Yasemin Congar (Translated by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781590519929
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Published: Other Press - October 1st, 2019

 

Altan, one of contemporary Turkey’s most important writers, currently serving a life sentence on trumped up charges by Erdogan’s  brutish authoritarian regime, has written this profoundly moving prison memoir that ultimately is an expression of the triumph of the human spirit and imagination.

Dale


Leaving the Witness

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Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735222540
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Published: Viking - June 4th, 2019

 

This is the rare book where the mundane details of life put you on the edge of your seat. Equal parts thrilling and thoughtful, Scorah's memoir is the first time I've seen my own experience living overseas reflected pitch-perfectly on the page. A timely reminder that sometimes it's easier to find ourselves in words than it is in the culture around us.

Caleb


The Education of an Idealist

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The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062820693
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 10th, 2019

 

Power, well-known for her earlier Pulitzer Prize winning book on genocide A Problem from Hell ,  gives us a compelling memoir chronicling her life becoming a tireless human rights advocate first as a journalist and vocal critic of government policy, then through her service as presidential adviser, and finally her appointment as U.N Ambassador, struggling to make a difference by bringing a moral dimension to American foreign policy.

Dale


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