Title: Surrender Author: Marylee MacDonald Genre: Memoir When fifteen-year-old Marylee MacDonald falls pregnant and must give her child up for adoption, she is forced to come to terms with her own childhood and adoption story. Set in the 1960s, Surrender is MacDonald’s memoir of her experience as a pregnant teen, an adopted daughter,… Read More Editorial Review – Surrender
Title: Germ Warfare Author: Dr. Adrian Fine Genre: Fiction Germ Warfare by Dr. Adrian Fine is a fictionalized memoir of his early years as a medical student and a doctor in the United Kingdom and Ireland, then in Canada, and his counterpart is Dr. Robert Cohen in the book. Humorous stories of Robert’s… Read More Editorial Review – Germ Warfare
Mud, Sweat, and Tears – Guest Review Post My grandmother and I both share similar tastes in reading–classics and biographies/autobiographies. This Christmas, she gave me a copy of Bear Gryll’s autobiography, Mud, Sweat, and Tears.
Title: Aid From Above Author: Kurtis Bell Genre: Memoir In Aid From Above, Kurtis Bell shares several stories of his experience as a flight nurse working on a medical helicopter. Covering a wide array of experiences, from traumas to joking around with his coworkers, this is a clear-cut, honest account of what it’s… Read More Editorial Review – Aid From Above
Title: Dancing with Death: An Epic and Inspiring Travel Adventure Author: Jean-Philippe Soulé Genre: Adventure / Travel / Memoir / Non-Fiction In this diary-style memoir, Dancing with Death follows two men on an experience of a lifetime.
Title: An Extraordinary Life Author name: Daniel Freeman Genre: Memoir / Romance / Multicultural This memoir provides a detailed view of the marriage and overseas career of P. Frank–the author’s father–an African-American man who was drafted during World War II and stationed in Europe during and after the war.
Title: Kim’s Memoir Author: Young-Koo Kim Genre: Memoir / Korean History Kim’s Memoir is the passionately told story of a prominent Korean jurist, naval officer, professor, and scholar of international law who spent his life serving South Korea, in particular doing legal work to ensure the security of the country’s Northern Limit Line.… Read More Editorial Review – Kim’s Memoir
Title: Fortune Favors the Bold – A Woman’s Odyssey through a Turbulent Century Author name: Theodore Modis Genre: Creative Non-fiction / Biography / Memoir This creative nonfiction work looks at the life of Theodosia Modis, lover and wife of Giorgos Modis, the son of a significant martyr in the cultural and political conflict… Read More Editorial Review – Fortune Favors the Bold
Title: Lessons in Poetry: For a Wayward Child of Sad Eyes and Lonely Heart Authors: Anita Garman and John Knowlton Genre: Memoir When her husband of 58 years dies, Anita is inconsolable at having lost her best friend, life companion, and soulmate. She slips in and out of periods of severe depression, struggling… Read More Editorial Review – Lessons in Poetry: For a Wayward Child of Sad Eyes and Lonely Heart
With Angel’s Wings by Stephanie A. Collins How do you review a memoir? It feels wrong to apply the same criteria I would apply to fiction. This isn’t a story someone has written to entertain the reader. This is someone’s life.