Memoir genre books (264)


84, Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff EN

Rating: 5     4 Votes
"Those who have read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a novel comprised of only letters between the characters, will see how much that best-seller owes 84, Charing Cross Road." -- A heartwarming love story about people who love books for readers who love books This funny, poignant, classic love story unfolds through a series of letters between Helene Hanff, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a char... continue


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

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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


A Monk Swimming : A Memoir by Malachy McCourt EN

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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: 5     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Previously published in Japan in 2000. Translated from Japanese by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown. First published in English by AmazonCrossing in 2017.


A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid EN

Rating: 4     6 Votes
Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, this memoir is a brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua, by the author of "Annie John."


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.


Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep by Siba Shakib EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
One woman’s harrowing story about life under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Shirin-Gol was just a young girl when her village was levelled by the Russians in 1979. When the men in her family joined the resistance, she fled with the other women and children to Kabul, and so began a life of day-to-day struggle in her war-torn country. A life that included a Pakistani refugee camp, a forced marriage to pay off her brother’s gambling debts, selling her body and begging for money to feed her growing family, an attempted suicide and an unsuccessful attempt to leave Afghanistan for Iran after the... continue


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


Amkoullel, l'enfant peul : mémoires by Amadou Hampâté Bâ FR

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Country: Africa / Mali flag Mali
Amkoullel, tel est le surnom que porte le jeune Hampâté Bâ quand, au début du XXe siècle, il s'initie aux traditions familiales séculaires. Fréquentant l'école française en même temps que la coranique, courant la savane alors que des proches partent pour une guerre que l'on dit mondiale, mais qui les concerne si peu, à l'écoute des grands maîtres de la parole, il devient lui-même, à son insu, un griot, garant et dépositaire d'une civilisation orale en pleine mutation. A la fois roman d'aventure, tableau de mœurs et fresque historique, ce livre restitue dans une langue savoureuse et limpide tou... continue