Memoir

Pumpkinflowers

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$16.95
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
$24.95
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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$14.95
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


Testimony : A Rock 'n' Roll Life

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ISBN: 9780307889782
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Published: Crown Archetype - November 15th, 2016

Whether you have listened to The Band for years or want a unique insight into the music of the ‘60s & ‘70s, Testimony offers an intimate story.  Robertson chronicles the love and struggles of his bandmates with stories that shed new light on the music, the songs, and the history of one of rock ’n’ roll’s pivotal bands.

Robert


Rosalie Lightning

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250049940
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 12th, 2016

A stunning new graphic memoir of loss and grief. Tom Hart (Hutch Owen) and Leela Corman (Unterzakhn) are two cartoonists on the brink of financial ruin, planning a new start in Gainesville--until all their plans are blown apart by the abrupt death of their two-year-old daughter. This book wrecked me for days.

Alexander


Something New

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ISBN: 9781626722491
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Published: First Second - May 3rd, 2016

In her newest memoir, Lucy Knisley chronicles her experiences dealing with the wedding industry and all the social and cultural expectations around getting married. It’s humorous and heartwarming, combining memoir, DIY, and criticism in one thoroughly enjoyable read- especially if you’re a 20 or 30 -something with a mailbox full of invites.

 

Marika


Orion on the Dunes

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ISBN: 9781567925494
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - June 1st, 2016

An illuminating biography on Henry Beston, author of The Outermost House. A prolific contributor to 20th century naturalism and conservationist movement, Beston is often rightly compared to nature writers Henry David Thoreau and Rachel Carson. Payne's writing, while comprehensive, is not academic, and makes for an enjoyable read about this extraordinary man.

Tildy


Testimony

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780307889782
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Published: Crown Archetype - November 15th, 2016

Whether you have listened to The Band for years or want a unique insight into the music of the ‘60s & ‘70s, Testimony offers an intimate story.  Robertson chronicles the love and struggles of his bandmates with stories that shed new light on the music, the songs, and the history of one of rock ’n’ roll’s pivotal bands.


March Trilogy

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By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$49.99
ISBN: 9781603093958
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - September 6th, 2016

A master class in civil disobedience by a legend of the civil rights era. This is the story of how you make a better America. Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, but this book is for everyone, young, old, and in between.

Alexander


Ava's Man

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ISBN: 9780375724442
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Published: Vintage - August 13th, 2002

Rick Bragg masterfully weaves together anecdotes about a true Southern legend—his grandfather. Capturing both the trials and the joys of his grandfather’s life, Bragg illumines the backwoods of north Georgia & Alabama during the Great Depression. Brawler, moonshiner, roofer, & lover, Charlie Bundrum was larger than life, adored by many & feared by most. It’s a gritty story, but also one of devotion & tenderness.

Matthew


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