Memoir

The Orchard

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ISBN: 9780553378597
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 1st, 1997

Down the end of Argilla Road in Ipswich stand the remains of the Robertson family’s orchard; you pass it on the way to Crane Beach. During the Great Depression, Adele Robertson single-handedly strived to keep the family business going. Her struggle reflects the country’s story in those hard years.

Robin


I Await the Devil's Coming

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By Mary MacLane, Jessa Crispin (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781612191942
Published: Melville House - March 19th, 2013

Equal parts Nietzsche, Emma Goldman, Oscar Wilde, and Dickinson/Whitman, Mary MacLane’s portrait of herself is an exuberant, daring, and brilliant book from a vibrant intellect. MacLane’s passion and philosophy might  raise a few contemporary eyebrows, but that she wrote this book when she was 19 years old in 1901 is just astonishing. 2013 might be the year this forgotten talent gets her due.

Josh


The Man in the Empty Boat

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ISBN: 9781453258132
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Published: Open Road Media - February 14th, 2012

Another memoir by Mark Salzman - I wish my life were so interesting. Yet it is the everydayness of this book that makes it compelling: raising his daughters, caring for his seriously ill sister, running a household, dealing with unwanted pets. It all feels familiar, so familiar that you can’t stop reading to see how it all turns out.

Robin


Cures for Hunger

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ISBN: 9781571313317
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Published: Milkweed Editions - May 15th, 2012

The prologue of this eloquent and haunting memoir describes the bleak circumstances of Becahrd's father's suicide in rural British Columbia when Bechard was only 20 years old.  Deni had spent much of his life torn by his father's rages and detached demeanor while trying to forge a bond with the adventurous and thrill seeking side of his dad who had robbed banks and spent time in prison before meeting Bechard's mother.  Heartbreaking and honest in its descriptions of the landscape, both emotional and physical.


Ann


Plant Dreaming Deep

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ISBN: 9780393315516
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 1996

What a pleasure, after many years, to read this book again. Leaving summer behind, and settling into the next season can be a time of reflection no matter how busy we are. We take comfort in familiar routines and the newfound quiet of our homes, but also look forward to the changes this time of year brings. These are the themes of this book: anticipation of the new, looking back on the familiar, and how their combination brings clarity to our lives.

Robin


Remembering the Music Forgetting the Words

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ISBN: 9780807003190
Published: Beacon Press - September 6th, 2011

An intimate, humorous, sensitive and ultimately humane portrait of a complex mother-daughter relationship reckoning with the travails of Alzheimer’s. Full of warmth and insight, I’m grateful to learn from Whouley how one might cope with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and the support systems available to caregivers.

Dale


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