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Recommended memoir books (3)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into memoir here are some memoir books from France for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.


Happening by Annie Ernaux EN

Rating: 4.3     4 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
The author recalls her traumatic experience with abortion as a young literature student in the early 1960s--an event that left her hemorrhaging in a Paris dormitory.
Recommended: 08 Oct 2022

Passion Simple

Passion Simple by Annie Ernaux FR

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Country: Europe / France flag France
Recommended: 31 Jan 2023


The Diving Bell and the Butterfly : A Memoir of Life in Death by Jean-Dominique Bauby EN

Rating: 4     90 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
A triumphant memoir by the former editor-in-chief of French Elle that reveals an indomitable spirit and celebrates the liberating power of consciousness. In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young children, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem. After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to... continue
Recommended: 13 Nov 2022

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