Family Memoir

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“20,000 phone calls are made to domestic violence hotlines each day in the United States.

One in four women will experience intimate partner violence in her lifetime.”

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One wonders what author Jonathan Raban is trying to tell us in his memoir, Father and Son.

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“This book is a compelling read as Angus is a clear, concise, and talented writer who makes even small facets of long ago lives fascinating.”

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“a quietly affecting memoir about family connection and disconnection.”

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“the questions raised about the nature and value of criticism are worthwhile, [but] the heart of this memoir is the unusually powerful, fraught, and enduring father-daughter relationship.”

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“Memoir is meant to be an individual story that illuminates the human condition.

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Growing Up Getty: The Story of America’s Most Unconventional Dynasty is a riveting biographical work of the life and legacy of America’s greatest wildcatter, J.Paul Getty, who discovered t

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The pogroms of Russia have long served as the backdrop to bigger stories.

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“‘I dedicate this book to everyone who helped create its contents in any way, including the assholes.’”

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“Wilson has created a panoramic saga of cruelty, injustice, loyalty, and devotion.

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“The first thing I learned about parenting is that kids ain’t goin’ nowhere.”

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The co-authors of Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty, journalist Anderson Cooper and novelist and historian Katherine Howe, posit that the Vanderbilt family suffered from

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The author, Krys Malcolm Belc, is a nonbinary, transmasculine parent who shares his journey from giving birth to his son, to his decision two years later to take testosterone therapy, and to becomi

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“‘Don’t you have to be born with a voice?’ it was as if my mother had cast a spell on me that I spent a lifetime trying to break.”

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“In 1883, English intellectual Francis Galton coined the term eugenics (meaning ‘wellborn’) to advocate a selective breeding program among humans.”

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From the start it is clear Floating in a Most Peculiar Way is going to be a journey of discovery like few others. Not many people can say they are from a country that no longer exists.

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“If being told you’d kill yourself was not hitting bottom, what was? That changed nothing. He had been run over by a car. That changed nothing. He had been beaten until his brain bled.

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Homeira Qaderi’s Dancing in the Mosque starts with a mother’s “Once Upon a Time” folkloric Afghan fable for her son about a magical lamp that will grant his wishes.

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Nick Flynn’s mother set fire to their house and later killed herself.

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“This book is personal, deeply and bravely thoughtful, and creatively expressed. . . . it can serve as a tool for the politically engaged.”

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“It took Europe arguably two generations to fully face up to its shameful Holocaust past.

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“. . . this book is a remarkably compassionate story of emotional family horror from which neither uncle nor niece could easily escape.”

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“She ties it tight. It takes a while to find a vein. She can’t use her arms anymore, her veins have collapsed. But at the back of the knee, she still has one that lights up for her.

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