Memoir

My Grandfather's Gallery - A Family Memoir of Art and War

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By Anne Sinclair, Shaun Whiteside (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250074775
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Published: Picador - October 6th, 2015

Author and French television host Anne Sinclair tells the story of her grandfather, Paul Rosenberg, the celebrated French art dealer, who fled the Nazis during World War II. Part of the legendary Paris art scene, Rosenberg knew intimately Picasso, Matisse, Braque and others and his story paints a fascinating tale of war, betrayal, and ultimately, triumph.

Nathan


Giant of the Senate

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781455540419
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Published: Twelve - May 30th, 2017

Franken is an excellent raconteur in this entertaining but highly informative memoir of his political journey to the U.S. Senate.  Providing an account of his excruciatingly drawn out contested run-off election and a sneak peak into the inner workings of government, this funny man shows he is deadly serious about politics, Ted Cruz and Minnesota. Franken for 2020!

Susannah


Priestdaddy

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781594633737
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 2nd, 2017

Poet Patricia Lockwood’s memoir is hilarious and brilliantly weird as Lockwood tells the story of her unique family through her unique perspective. Her prose is like tripping as you walk into the room, grabbing onto a potted plant for balance, but, for once in your life, instead of falling on your face, you’re able to spin around until you’ve reset yourself like a tango dancer dipping nonplussed ficus. After spending time with Lockwood, you feel like you see a different world. This book gives you a new set of eyes.

Josh


Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781573246989
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Published: Conari Press - May 2017

In this deeply affecting graphic memoir, Moss lays out the struggles of trying to live as her husband is dying of Lou Gehrig's disease. Her simple drawings reveal the pain and anguish her characters don't know how to express in words, making the format a perfect choice for the story.

 

Marika


Pumpkinflowers

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ISBN: 9781616206918
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 18th, 2017

Many consider Israel's engagement in southern Lebanon in the 90s to have been its most pointless. Friedman, a Canadian-Israeli journalist, has written a compelling account of that war, filtered through the lens of the small deserted outpost (the Pumpkin) in the no-man's land where he was stationed for his army service. Matti Friedman will be here on May 15.


David


The Best We Could Do

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By Thi Bui
$26.99
ISBN: 9781419718779
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 7th, 2017

This poignant graphic memoir about a Vietnamese family's immigration to the US by boat in the 70s is a deeply affecting reminder of the fragility, humor and challenge of America for so many of its people. An important book for these times.

 

David


The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

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ISBN: 9781616206420
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 6th, 2016

Bedridden by a debilitating illness, Bailey’s world is confined to just her immediate surroundings. But the gift of a wild snail opens to her a wide world of wonder and her acute observations helps us appreciate the small miracles that live all around us.

Dale


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