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Author: Kathryn Harrison
Release Date: October 02, 2018
In the tradition of The Hare with Amber Eyes and Running in the Family, a memoir of the author's upbringing by her grandparents in a fading mansion above Sunset Boulevard -- a childhood at once privileged and unusual, filled with the mementos and echoes of their impossibly exotic and peripatetic lives.
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Author: Nell Stevens
Release Date: August 07, 2018
History meets memoir in two irresistible true-life romances--one set in 19th century Rome, one in present-day Paris and London--linked by a bond between women writers a hundred years apart

In 1857, English novelist Elizabeth Gaskell completed her most famous work.
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Author: Jonathan Santlofer
Release Date: July 10, 2018
Written with unexpected humor and great warmth, The Widower's Notebook is a portrait of a marriage, an account of the complexities of finding oneself single again after losing your spouse, and a story of the enduring power of familial love.
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ISBN: 9780525635215
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Author: Ashleigh Young
Release Date: July 03, 2018
A dazzling - and already prizewinning - collection of essays on youth and aging, ambition and disappointment, Katherine Mansfield tourism and New Zealand punk rock, and the limitations of the body.

Youth and frailty, ambition and anxiety, the limitations of the body and the challenges of personal transformation.
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Author: Glen David Gold | Narrator: Glen David Gold
Release Date: June 26, 2018
From the best-selling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, a big-hearted memoir told in three parts. about growing up in the wake of the destructive choices of an extremely unconventional mother.

Glen David Gold was raised rich, briefly, in southern California at the end of the go-go 1960s.
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Author: Penelope Lively | Narrator: Heather Lloyd
Release Date: June 12, 2018
From the Booker Prize winner and national bestselling author, reflections on gardening, art, literature, and life

Penelope Lively takes up her key themes of time and memory, and her lifelong passions for art, literature, and gardening in this philosophical and poetic memoir.
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Author: Richard Russo | Narrator: Richard Russo
Release Date: May 08, 2018
A master of the novel, short story, and memoir, the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Everybody's Fool now gives us his very first collection of personal essays, ranging throughout writing and reading and living.

In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader.
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Author: Christie Watson | Narrator: Christie Watson
Release Date: May 08, 2018
A moving, lyrical, beautifully-written portrait of a nurse and the lives she has touched

Christie Watson spent twenty years as a nurse, and in this intimate, poignant, and remarkably powerful book, she opens the doors of the hospital and shares its secrets.
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Author: Patricia Hampl | Narrator: Patricia Hampl
Release Date: April 17, 2018
A spirited inquiry into the lost value of leisure and daydream

The Art of the Wasted Day is a picaresque travelogue of leisure written from a lifelong enchantment with solitude. Patricia Hampl visits the homes of historic exemplars of ease who made repose a goal, even an art form.
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Author: Gregory Pardlo | Narrator: Gregory Pardlo
Release Date: April 10, 2018
From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. an extraordinary memoir and blistering meditation on fatherhood, race, addiction, and ambition. 
 
Gregory Pardlo's father was a brilliant and charismatic man--a leading labor organizer who presided over a happy suburban family of four.
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Author: John Banville | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: March 27, 2018
From the internationally acclaimed and Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and the Benjamin Black mysteries--a vividly evocative memoir that unfolds around the author's recollections, experience, and imaginings of Dublin.

As much about the life of the city as it is about a life lived, sometimes, in the city, John Banville's "quasi-memoir" is as layered, emotionally rich, witty, and unexpected as any of his novels.
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Author: Anya Yurchyshyn | Narrator: Anya Yurchyshyn
Release Date: March 27, 2018
"Sharp and searching...a potent look at the fraught, painful, and complicated relationship between parents and children, and the mysteries — revelatory, difficult — that can and cannot be solved."
— Boston Globe

Anya Yurchyshyn grew up in a narrow townhouse in Boston, every corner filled with the souvenirs of her parents’ adventurous international travels.
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