Dogfish Memory: A Memoir by Joseph A. Dane +

Dogfish Memory: A Memoir by Joseph A. Dane
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Overview: The Maine dogfish are gone-fished to the brink of extinction. Gone too is Linda Jane, and with her the love and the subjunctive Maine that they might have shared. And what of that fabled "Old Maine"? Is it gone for good?Written as a sailing chronicle, Dogfish Memory is the story of the search for an authentic Maine, a Maine of the past, whether historical or simply imagined, and a Maine of the present, one experienced by both permanent residents and seasonal ones-summerfolk. Joseph Dane is both. He has worked on commercial fishing boats as a local and he has sailed the coast for years like those who are "from away." Dogfish Memory tells the story of how his often conflicting Maines are intertwined. Authentic Maine is elusive; stories and even photographs of a past Maine often contradict the memories of those who have lived through the changes they record. Dogfish Memory is thus the story of loss, the loss of a Maine recalled and imagined, and the loss of the love with which Maine is irrevocably associated.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer by John Glynn

Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer by John Glynn
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 440KB
Overview: A gripping portrait of life in a Montauk summer house-a debut memoir of first love, identity and self-discovery among a group of friends who became family.

They call Montauk the end of the world, a spit of land jutting into the Atlantic. The house was a ramshackle split-level set on a hill, and each summer thirty one people would sleep between its thin walls and shag carpets. Against the moonlight the house’s octagonal roof resembled a bee’s nest. It was dubbed The Hive.

In 2013, John Glynn joined the share house. Packing his duffel for that first Memorial Day Weekend, he prayed for clarity. At 27, he was crippled by an all-encompassing loneliness, a feeling he had carried in his heart for as long as he could remember. John didn’t understand the loneliness. He just knew it was there. Like the moon gone dark.OUT EAST is the portrait of a summer, of the Hive and the people who lived in it, and John’s own reckoning with a half-formed sense of self. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, The Hive was a center of gravity, a port of call, a home. Friendships, conflicts, secrets and epiphanies blossomed within this tightly woven friend group and came to define how they would live out the rest of their twenties and beyond.

Blending the sand-strewn milieu of George Howe Colt’s The Big House, the radiant aching of Olivia Liang’s The Lonely City, OUT EAST is a keenly wrought story of love and transformation, longing and escape in our own contemporary moment.
Genre: Non-fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Final Fire: A Memoir by Michael Mitchell

Final Fire: A Memoir by Michael Mitchell
Requirements: EPUB Reader 35.62 MB
Overview: See the world through a photographer’s eyes
Final Fire is a companion piece to Mitchell’s much-praised 2004 memoir, The Molly Fire, a finalist for both the Writers’ Trust Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction, anda Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year.
Nearly a half century ago, Mitchell abandoned a safe and secure academic career to become a "cowboy" with a camera and a keyboard. While he has always kept one foot planted firmly in the arts, as a working photographer his search for adventure took him through the Americas, into the High Arctic, across Europe, on to the Middle East, India, and the Far East. He photographed famous athletes, musicians, actors, politicians, revolutionaries, and more than a few criminals. The sum of these scary, strange, heartrending, and funny episodes is one man’s prescription for how to live in a bizarre and, best of all, never boring world.
It is also a book about loss. Mitchell reflects on the invention of photography and its transformative effect on world culture and pays tribute to fellow photographers who led remarkable and frequently obsessive lives.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Biographies

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How to Forget: A Daughter’s Memoir by Kate Mulgrew

How to Forget: A Daughter’s Memoir by Kate Mulgrew
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.6MB | Retail
Overview: In this profoundly honest and examined memoir about returning to Iowa to care for her ailing parents, the star of Orange Is the New Black and bestselling author of Born with Teeth takes us on an unexpected journey of loss, betrayal, and the transcendent nature of a daughter’s love for her parents. They say you can’t go home again. But when her father is diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer and her mother with atypical Alzheimer’s, New York-based actress Kate Mulgrew returns to her hometown in Iowa to spend time with her parents and care for them in the time they have left.

The months Kate spends with her parents in Dubuque-by turns turbulent, tragic, and joyful-lead her to reflect on each of their lives and how they shaped her own. Those ruminations are transformed when, in the wake of their deaths, Kate uncovers long-kept secrets that challenge her understanding of the unconventional Irish Catholic household in which she was raised.

Breathtaking and powerful, laced with the author’s irreverent wit, How to Forget is a considered portrait of a mother and a father, an emotionally powerful memoir that demonstrates how love fuses children and parents, and an honest examination of family, memory, and indelible loss.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Educated: A Memoir


Educated: A Memoir
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The Naked Truth: A Memoir by Leslie Morgan

The Naked Truth: A Memoir by Leslie Morgan
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.9 MB
Overview: A formidable, addictive storyteller, Morgan provides a highly stimulating story of a midlife education in the messiness of modern sex and love. A steamy, liberating tale of self-exploration and self-love that encourages readers to ‘revel in your sexuality'” -Kirkus Reviews

Leslie Morgan, bestselling author of Crazy Love and Mommy Wars, was a mom turning fifty, reeling from divorce and determined to reclaim her life. In a radical break with convention, she dedicated a year to searching for five new lovers, seeking the rapture absent in a life of minivans and mom jeans-and finding a profound new sense of self-worth.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Raynor Winn – The Salt Path: A Memoir

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Hana Ali – At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Forgiveness

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A Balcony Over Jerusalem: A Memoir of Occupation by John Lyons

A Balcony Over Jerusalem: A Memoir of Occupation by John Lyons
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.8 MB
Overview: A gripping memoir of life in Jerusalem from one of Australia’s most experienced Middle East correspondents. Leading Australian journalist John Lyons will take readers on a fascinating personal journey through the wonders and dangers of the Middle East. From the sheer excitement of arriving in Jerusalem with his wife and eight-year-old son, to the fall of dictators and his gripping account of what it feels like to be taken by Egyptian soldiers, blindfolded and interrogated, this is a memoir of the Middle East like no other.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Tell Me True: Memoir, History, And Writing …

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Out Of Orange: A Memoir

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Ordinary Light: A memoir


Ordinary Light: A memoir
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Botanical Companions: A Memoir Of Plants And …

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The Mythical Bill: A Neurological Memoir (Sightline Books)


The Mythical Bill: A Neurological Memoir (Sightline Books)
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