Author: Khawaja Azimuddin Title: The Boy Refugee: A Memoir from a Long-Forgotten War Genre: Memoir / History This personal and detailed account of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 effectively balances memoir and remembered history with details the author gathered from speaking with others who experienced the same events from a different perspective.
There are some events that occur in our lives that leave us void of the very breath that we breathe. These events are usually without fail, occurrences that happen unexpectedly, and certainly aren’t a part of the ultimate blueprint we have drawn for our lives. Nonetheless, these catastrophic moments in time do come,… Read More Praying For a Miracle When it’s Hopeless – Book Quote Corner
Author: Isabella Milan Title: Praying for a Miracle When It’s Hopeless Genre: Non-fiction / Memoir / Self-Help This beautifully systematic book shares the author’s own struggles in life and health as she dealt with her ending marriage right after she was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. The author then offers support and… Read More Editorial Review – Praying for a Miracle When It’s Hopeless
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: On a Cold Day in Hell Author: Stephen Parkes Genre: Non-fiction / Memoir / Legal Thriller On a Cold Day in Hell opens with Parkes committing a crime for which he is arrested and sent to jail. The majority of this book takes place there with Parkes awaiting sentencing and the impending… Read More Editorial Review – On a Cold Day in Hell
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
Book Title: Ollie Ollie In Come Free Author: Anne Bernard Becker Genre: Memoir Ollie Ollie In Come Free is the product of an author’s lifelong struggle to deal with and process the traumatic events of her childhood, and to analyze the repercussions that it inevitably had on her as an adult. This memoir is… Read More Editorial Review – Ollie Ollie in Come Free
Title: Nowhere Else I Want to Be Author: Carol D. Marsh Genre: Nonfiction memoir Carol Marsh has no idea what to expect when she founds Miriam’s House, a care home for homeless women living with AIDS in Washington, D.C. Growing up in a stable, loving family, she always felt a passion for helping others… Read More Editorial Review – Nowhere Else I Want to Be
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo Memoirs from female comedians seem to be coming fast and furious these days. Books by Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, Anna Kendrick, etc. are all examples of this extremely popular trend in books right now. Personally, I hate trends, I’m the person with a giant scowl on my face as people… Read More The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo – Book Review