Biography & Autobiography - Childhood Memoir

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When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up ...

Chanrithy Him

In this luminous memoir, Chanrithy Him takes readers into the chaotic world of the Khmer Rouge. Over the course of four years five members of her family, including her parents, die, and so do nearly two million other Khmer. Out of sha...

Published: Apr 2001

First Darling of the Morning: Selecte...

Thrity Umrigar

First Darling of the Morning is the powerful and poignant memoir of bestselling author Thrity Umrigar, tracing the arc of her Bombay childhood and adolescence from her earliest memories to her eventual departure for the United States ...

Published: Nov 2008

Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found...

Jennifer Lauck

To young Jenny, the house on Mary Street was home -- the place where she was loved, a blue-sky world of Barbies, Bewitched, and the Beatles. Even her mother's pain from her mysterious illness could be patted away with powder and a kis...

Published: Sep 2001

The Unwanted: A Memoir of Childhood

Kien Nguyen

Kien Nguyen grew up an outsider in his native land. His once prosperous family, thrust into poverty at the dawn of a new political regime, lived among neighbors who treated them as an unwelcome remnant of the colonialist past. Kien hi...

Published: Apr 2002

An Hour Before Daylight : Memoirs of ...

Jimmy Carter

In An Hour Before Daylight, Jimmy Carter, bestselling author of Living Faith and Sources of Strength, re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm before the civil rights movement forever changed it and the country. Carter ...

Published: Oct 2001

Black Baby White Hands: A View from t...

Jaiya John

July 15, 1968. It is only three months following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the nation is burning. Black and White America are locked in the tense grip of massive change. Into this inferno steps an unsuspecting ...

Published: Apr 2005

Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of...

Madhur Jaffrey

Whether acclaimed food writer Madhur Jaffrey was climbing the mango trees in her grandparents' orchard in Delhi or picnicking in the Himalayan foothills on meatballs stuffed with raisins and mint, tucked into freshly baked spiced poor...

Published: Oct 2007

Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Sto...

Robyn Scott

An exquisitely rendered portrait of an African childhood from an astonishing new talentWhen Robyn Scott 's parents decide to uproot their young family from New Zealand and move to a converted cowshed in rural Botswana, life for six-ye...

Published: Mar 2009

Not Even My Name: A True Story

Thea Halo

Not Even My Name is a rare eyewitness account of the horrors of a little-known, often denied genocide, in which hundreds of thousands of Armenian and Pontic Greek minorities in Turkey were killed during and after World War I. As told ...

Published: Jun 2001

I Love You, Miss Huddleston: and Othe...

Philip Gulley

With his ear for the small town and his knack for finding the needle of humor in life's haystack, Philip Gulley might well be Indiana's answer to Missouri's Mark Twain. In I Love You, Miss Huddleston we are transported to 1970's Danv...

Published: May 2010

The Little Prisoner: A Memoir

Jane Elliott

When Jane Elliott was four years old, the nightmare began. She became the helpless victim of a sociopath—bullied, dominated, and sexually abused by a man only fourteen years her senior: her stepfather. For nearly two decades she wa...

Published: Aug 2008

Creeker: A Woman's Journey (Women in ...

Linda Scott Derosier

"Mine was not the Kentucky of bluegrass, juleps, and cotillions; the Kentucky of my youth was one of coal banks, crawdads, and country music." A memoir of growing up in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, Creeker heralds the...

Published: Jul 2002
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