Memoirs Summaries

The Glass Castle

  • Last updated on April 29, 2021

The Glass Castle chronicles the life of writer Jeanette Walls. At the book’s beginning she is three years old and living in a trailer in Arizona where she severely burns herself while making hot dogs. She is hospitalized, but her father, Rex, grabs her and takes her from the hospital before she is released. Not […]

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Love You More

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book” name Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter orig title translator image author Jennifer Grant cover_artist country United States language English languageEnglish series classification Non-Fiction genre publisher Thomas Nelson release_date August 2011 media_type Paperback, Kindle pages 197 isbn ISBN 0849946441 preceded_by followed_by Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting […]

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An Anchor for the Soul

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book” name An Anchor for the Soul orig title translator image author Ray Pritchard cover_artist country United States language English languageEnglish series classification nonfiction genre Christian Theology, Christian Life publisher Moody Publishers release_date February 2011 media_type Print (paperback), Kindle, Audio, CD, Audiobook pages 192 isbn ISBN 9780802415363 preceded_by followed_by An Anchor for the Soul: […]

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Unsinkable

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book” name Unsinkable: A Young Woman’s Courageous Battle on the High Seas orig title translator image author Abby Sunderland and Lynn Vincent cover_artist country United States language English languageEnglish series classification Non-fiction genre Biography/Autobiography/Personal Memoirs publisher Thomas Nelson release_date April 2011 media_type Print (hardcover), Audio, Audiobook, Kindle pages 240 isbn ISBN 10: 9781400203086 ISBN-13: […]

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When I Was Puerto Rican

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Esmeralda Santiago, Negi, had no idea how hard her childhood would be. With constant moving around and the nonstop bickering of her parents, it was tough for Negi to find her identity. A move to the big city changed her life forever. The author of When I was Puerto Rican writes about finally finding her […]

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Piano lessons

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book” name Piano Lessons: a memoir title_orig Piano Lessons translator image image_caption An American hardcover edition of Piano Lessons author Anna Goldsworthy illustrator cover_artist country USA language English series genre Memoir publisher St. Martin’s Press release_date October 2010 media_type pages 256 isbn ISBN 978-0-312-64628-8 (first edition, hardcover), preceded_by followed_by Piano Lessons: a memoir Plot […]

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Kaffir Boy

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Kaffir Boy is Mark Mathabane’s 1986 autobiography about life under the South African apartheid regime. It focuses on the brutality of the apartheid system and how he escaped from it, and from the township Alexandra, to become a well-known tennis player. He also depicted how the young black children dealt with racism and stereotypes External […]

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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier image image caption 2007 Hardcover Edition author Ishmael Beah country United States language English language genre(s) Memoir publisher Sarah Crichton Books release date 2007 media type Hardcover pages 229 isbn 0374105235 A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a […]

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Dreams From My Father

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Dreams from my Father : A Story of Race and Inheritance” was written by Barack Obama, the praised candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. This moving memoir is a picture of Obama as a young black American in search of his identity, a belonging, in a white American community. This […]

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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia image image caption 10th Anniversary Edition author Elizabeth Gilbert country America language English language genre(s) Memoir publisher Riverhead Books release date 2006 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 368 isbn 0143038419 How liberating it would be to just […]

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Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Down and Out in Paris and London (1933) is one of George Orwell’s first published works, an autobiographical account (or perhaps only a semiautobiographical account, depending on which reviewer/critic you read) of being destitute in Paris and London. The book opens in Paris with a description of the hotel and neighborhood where Orwell is lodging. […]

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