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All Fired Up: Tales of a Country Fireman

by Malcolm Castle

Nothing about the county fire service was quite what Malcolm expected when he joined the watch in Shrewsbury. As the newest member of the service he was first in line when swans terrorised the high street -...


An Eagle in the Airing Cupboard

by Rex Harper

AN EAGLE IN THE AIRING CUPBOARD picks up where Rex Harpers first book, AN OTTER ON THE AGA, left off. It follows the fortunes of the Cornish RSPCA centre through one of its most testing twelve months. Once more...


Evelyn Prentis Bundle: A Nurse in Time/A Nurse in Action

by Evelyn Prentis

Desperate circumstances were something Evelyn Prentis had to get very used to when she began her life as a nurse. It was in 1934 that Evelyn left home for the first time to enrol as a trainee at a busy Nottingham...


In the Old Chief's Country

by Chris McIvor

“We pushed on well beyond the hour mark, neither of us wanting to remind the other of our agreement to return to the vehicle if we found nothing within that time. Surely beyond the next bend we would stumble...


Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil

by Angela Stanton & Alveda King

Brazen, incisive, and outrageous, Lies Of A Real Housewife, spans the years of early childhood through adulthood. It’s an illustration of guts, and the determination it takes to overcome tragedies in one’s...


Finding Jung: Frank N. McMillan Jr., a Life in Quest of the Lion

by Frank N. McMillan, David H. Rosen & Sir Laurens van der Post

Available electronically in an open-access, full-text edition from the Texas A&M University Libraries' Digital Repository at http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /146844.

Frank N. McMillan Jr., a country boy...


The Lost Woman: A Memoir

by Sydney Smith

The Lost Woman is a brave and elegantly written memoir. When Sydney Smith was nine, she thought about killing herself because of her mother's cruelty. By the time Sydney was twenty, she believed there were cameras...


Living in Parentheses: Cancer and Who You AreFu

by Jim Rappaport

Inspiring essays on dying of pancreatic cancer


The Other Side of Suffering: The Father of JonBenet Ramsey Tells the Story of His Journey from Grief to Grace

by John Ramsey & Marie Chapian

The untold story of how John Ramsey survived unspeakable tragedy and learned to hope again.

Like the biblical Job, John Ramsey had it all-wealthy, social position, a loving family. And like Job, Ramsey was destined...


When I Was a Child I Read Books

by Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, not only as a major American novelist, but also as a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. In When I Was a Child...


The Patagonian Hare

by Claude Lanzmann, Frank Wynne & John Gaffney

“Even if I lived a hundred lives, I still wouldn’t be exhausted.” These words capture the intensity of the experiences of Claude Lanzmann, a man whose acts have always been a negation of resignation: a...


Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster

by Kristen Johnston

The New York Times bestseller—a harrowing and hysterical memoir by the two-time Emmy Award-winning actress from the hit television show 3rd Rock from the Sun.

“It felt like I was speeding on the Autobahn...


Self-Consciousness: Memoirs

by John Updike

John Updike’s memoirs consist of six Emersonian essays that together trace the inner shape of the life, up to the age of fifty-five, of a relatively fortunate American male. The author has attempted, his Foreword...


A Complicated Marriage: My Life with Clement Greenberg

by Janice Van Horne

In 1955, Jenny Van Horne was a 21-year-old, naïve Bennington College graduate on her own for the first time in New York City when she met 46-year-old Clement Greenberg who, she is told, is “the most famous,...


Diplomatic Digs: A personal account of diplomacy and Australian public life

by Robert S. Merrillees

A frank personal account of the experiences of a Diplomat and Foreign Affairs Officer who served Australian Governments for 34 years.


Red Sorrow: A Memoir

by Nanchu

At the outbreak of the Cultural Revolution, 13-year-old Nanchu watched Red Guards destroy her home and torture her parents, whom they jailed. She was left to fend for herself and her younger brother. When she...


The Bishop's Daughter: A Memoir

by Honor Moore

"An eloquent argument for speaking even the most difficult truths." -New York Times Book ReviewPaul Moore's vocation as an Episcopal priest took him- with his wife, Jenny, and their family of nine children-from...


The Road Washes Out in Spring: A Poet's Memoir of Living Off the Grid

by Baron Wormser

A beautifully written memoir of nature, community, and poetry


Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

by Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson’s novels have establishing her as a major figure in world literature. She has written some of the most admired books of the past few decades, including her internationally bestselling first...


The Great Northern Express: A Writer's Journey Home

by Howard Frank Mosher

From bestselling, nationally celebrated author Howard Frank Mosher, a wildly funny and deeply personal account of his three-month, 20,000-mile sojourn to discover what he loved enough to live for.

 

Several months...