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Wait Till Next Year
Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns Goodwin's touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball. She re-creates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger,...
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
Here is the story of Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's experience in the remote Florida hamlet of Cross Creek where she lived for 13 years. Her recollections of the daily labors of managing a 72 acre orange grove to bouts with runaway pigs and a succession of unruly farm h...
The Thread That Runs So True
First published in 1949, Jesse Stuart's now classic personal account of his twenty years of teaching in the mountain region of Kentucky has enchanted and inspired generations of students and teacher. With eloquence and wit, Stuart traces his twenty-year career in education, which began, when he ...
Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
Beals, Melba Pattillo
The landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education brought the promise of integration to Little Rock, Arkansas, but it was hard-won for the nine black teenagers chosen to integrate Central High School in 1957. For Melba Beals and her eight friends, those steps marked their transfo...
Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People
Hensley, William L. Iggiagruk
Born twenty-nine miles north of the arctic circle, William L. Iggiagruk Hensley was raised to live the seminomadic life that his Iñupiaq ancestors had lived for thousands of years. In this stirring memoir, he offers us a rare firsthand account of growing up Native Alaskan, and later, in the lower...
Brooklyn Was Mine
Of all the urban landscapes in America, perhaps none has so thoroughly infused and nurtured modern literature as Brooklyn. Though its literary history runs deep - Walt Whitman, Truman Capote, and Norman Mailer are just a few of its storied inhabitants - in recent years the borough has seen a grow...
Lemon Swamp and Other Places: A Carolina Memoir
Fields, Mamie Garvin
Mamie Garvin Fields was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1888. Though black, her family was gifted and she grew up not among house servants or sharecroppers but among artisans and professionals. In LEMON SWAMP, she looks back on this all-but-forgotten community of friends and family, and on ...
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