Memoirs

The Language of Blood

Jane Jeong Trenka

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2005

"Adoption memoirs are not rare, but this one stands out because of the quality of the writing and the aspect of adoption it portrays."—Booklist

A Lie About My Father

A Memoir
John Burnside

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2007

A powerful, clear-eyed account of a father's cruelty and a son's survival.

My Lesbian Husband

Barrie Jean Borich

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2000

Award-winning memoir about marriage and love

The Narrow Door

A Memoir of Friendship
Paul Lisicky

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2016
A deeply moving memoir of friendship, from the author of The Burning House and Famous Builder

North Enough

AIDS and Other Clear-Cuts
Jan Zita Grover

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1997

"This is a book about a possible healing where we suffer devastation. Where else do we find such understanding and strength to face the double killings of our time?"—Kim Stafford

Northern Waters

Jan Zita Grover

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1999

One Day I Will Write About This Place

A Memoir
Binyavanga Wainaina

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2012

“A Kenyan Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man . . . suffused by a love affair with language.”—Publishers Weekly, Top Ten Books of 2011

A Postcard Memoir

Lawrence Sutin

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2003

“Like Kafka in a good mood.” —Judith Katz

The Red Parts

Autobiography of a Trial
Maggie Nelson

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2016

First time in paperback, a genre-busting memoir by a major American essayist

Riverine

A Memoir from Anywhere but Here
Angela Palm

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2016

Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, spellbinding essays on place, young love, and a life-altering crime

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