Memoir genre books (177)


A Daughter of Han; the Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman by Ida Pruitt, from the story told her by Ning Lao T'ai-t'ai EN

Rating: 4     6 Votes
Country: Asia / China flag China
2011 Reprint of 1945 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In "A Daughter of Han" author Ida Pruitt presents the autobiography of a Chinese working woman. Through this story the reader gains insight into the China of the poor, of women, and of the provinces. The subject of the autobiography, Ning Lao Tai-Tai, is also interesting as she lived in the period, the late 19th to mid 20th century, during which China underwent its most dramatic changes. This is a genuine, warm-blooded, dramatic chronicle of a woman's life, of the life of one... continue
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

A Monk Swimming : A Memoir

A Monk Swimming : A Memoir by Malachy McCourt EN

Rating: 3     7 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
The memoirs of Malachy McCourt who left a childhood of poverty in Ireland to live in New York where he carved out a colourful career as a writer and actor - The story of his early life was told in Angela's ashes, by his brother Frank McCourt.


A River in Darkness : One Man's Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / North Korea flag North Korea
Previously published in Japan in 2000. Translated from Japanese by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown. First published in English by AmazonCrossing in 2017.
Recommended: 04 Sep 2022


A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
The author of such books as At the Bottom of the River and My Brother returns to Antigua, the ten-by-twelve mile Caribbean island where she grew up, to explore the effects of colonialism. Reprint.


A Woman of Firsts by Edna Adan Ismail EN

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Country: Africa / Somalia flag Somalia
'The Muslim Mother Teresa' Huffington Post Imprisonment. Mutilation. Persecution. Edna Adan Ismail endured it all - for the women of Africa.
Recommended: 26 Dec 2022

Abessijnse kronieken

Abessijnse kronieken by Moses Isegawa NL

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Uganda flag Uganda
Genre Memoir
Recommended: 22 Dec 2022

Als die Welt stehen blieb

Als die Welt stehen blieb : Vom Leben im Ausnahmezustand - Maja Lundes bislang persönlichstes Buch by Maja Lunde DE

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Maja Lundes bislang persönlichstes Buch. SPIEGEL-Bestsellerautorin Maja Lunde führt uns zurück in jene Märztage, als die ganze Welt stehen blieb. Tage, die uns erschüttert haben und noch immer erschüttern. Die tiefe Risse hinterlassen haben in dem Glauben an unsere Unverletzbarkeit. Maja Lunde zeigt uns, was im Leben wirklich wichtig ist: die kleinen Dinge im menschlichen Miteinander. Sie sind eine fünfköpfige Familie. Die Erwachsenen haben sich gerade gestritten, als die Nachricht vom Lockdown eintrifft: Von nun an werden sie zu Hause sein. Alle zusammen. Jeden Tag. Die Autorin Maja Lunde ist... continue
Genre Memoir
Recommended: 03 Dec 2022

An Inland Voyage

An Inland Voyage by Robert Louis Stevenson EN

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Robert Louis Stevenson was not only a gifted writer, he was also an indefatigable traveller. An Inland Voyage, first published in 1878, is Stevenson's earliest book. It describes a voyage undertaken with this Scottish friend Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson, mostly along the Oise River from Belgium through France, in the autumn of 1876. Stevenson and Simpson each had a wooden canoe rigged with a sail, propelled with double-bladed paddles, a style that had recently become popular. An Inland Voyage paints a delightful picture of Europe in a more innocent time, with quirky innkeepers, travelling enter... continue

An Unexpected Light

An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan by Elliott, Jason EN

Rating: 5     4 Votes
A riveting combination of history and travel, filled with modern anecdotes, traditional wisdom, and profound insights, vividly brings to life the exotic land of Afghanistan. Reprint.


Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales EN

Rating: 3.5     7 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories--and a terrifying brush with her own mortality--sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered book, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the ... continue
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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