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  • Happy Belated Mother's Day: The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison

    I meant to write this several weeks ago, before Mother's Day, but I've had trouble sitting down to try and put into words what this book meant to me. I picked it up last fall when it was new. The flyleaf calls it "a memoir of a family in transition" and mentioned children becoming teenagers...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 06-01-2010
  • Love As Always, Kurt: Vonnegut As I Knew Him, by Loree Rackstraw

    In September of 1965 Lorree Rackstraw was a graduate student in her second year at the Iowa Writer's Workshop, apprehensive about her new teacher, a relatively unknown writer named Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut had published just three books: The Sirens of Titan , Mother Night , and Cat's Cradle ....
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 09-07-2009
  • E Can Write More Than Songs

    Mark Oliver Everett is probably better known simply as E, the lead singer and creative force behind the Eels, but a few months ago he published a memoir under his full name called Things the Grandchildren Should Know . He might be a little younger than most people who've decided to write memoirs...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 03-24-2009
  • The Longest Trip Home

    After reading several mixed reviews on John Grogan's newest book , I took the plunge and decided I'd see for myself. I really didn't think there was any way I could like the book as much as the bestselling " Marley and Me ", but I didn't think it would be as bad as some of the...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 02-04-2009
  • "House at Sugar Beach" by Helene Cooper

    I just finished one of those books that will stay with me for a long while. Helene Cooper's memoir, The House at Sugar Beach: in Search of a Lost African Childhood is remarkable and haunting. Her journalistic expertise opens the reader up to a privileged Liberian childhood, which ended in 1980 when...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 10-07-2008
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