Biography & Autobiography - Ethnic Cultures - General

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Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwa...

Adeline Yen Mah

Born in 1937 in a port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent Chinese family who enjoyed rare privileges during a time of political and cultural upheaval. But wealth and position...

Published: Apr 1999

My Father's Paradise

Ariel Sabar

In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Mostly illiterate, they were self-made mystics and gifted s...

Published: Oct 2009

Tis: A Memoir

Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salv...

Published: Aug 2000

Geisha: A Life

Mineko Iwasaki

No woman in the three-hundred-year history of the karyukai has ever come forward in public to tell her story -- until now.'Many say I was the best geisha of my generation,' writes Mineko Iwasaki. 'And yet, it was a life that I found t...

Published: Sep 2003

Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at th...

Yang Erche Namu

This remarkable memoir transports us to the remote reaches of the Himalayas, to a place the Chinese call 'the country of daughters,' to the home of the Moso, a society in which women rule men. According to local tradition, marriage is...

Published: Feb 2004

Lost in America: A Journey with My Fa...

Sherwin B. Nuland

A writer renowned for his insight into the mysteries of the body now gives us a lambent and profoundly moving book about the mysteries of family. At its center lies Sherwin Nuland's Rembrandtesque portrait of his father, Meyer Nudelma...

Published: Mar 2004

The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and t...

Sandy Tolan

In 1967, Bashir Al-Khayri, a Palestinian twenty-five-year-old, journeyed to Israel, with the goal of seeing the beloved old stone house, with the lemon tree behind it, that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his sur...

Published: Apr 2007
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