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Best Indie Memoirs of 2014

  • NONFICTION

    TESORO

    MARCH 15, 2014

NONFICTION

TESORO

by Veronica Picone

A fascinating, magnificently epic family saga told by a gifted storyteller. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    Heroes and Giants

    APRIL 29, 2013

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

Heroes and Giants

by Douglas B. Ashby

Bloodcurdling recollections from a regular guy who answered the call when the alarm bell rang. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    Tales of a Country Doctor

    APRIL 21, 2014

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

Tales of a Country Doctor

by Paul Carter

After this auspicious start, one hopes that the good doctor will keep on writing. Highly recommended. A keeper. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    99 JOBS

    NOV. 10, 2013

NONFICTION

99 JOBS

by Joe Cottonwood

Expertly crafted narrative nonfiction that reveals the framework of people’s lives. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE LONGEST NIGHT

    JUNE 1, 2013

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE LONGEST NIGHT

by Helen Engelhardt

Engelhardt is an accomplished poet and writer, and there is not a single significant misstep in this moving and engrossing... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    VODKA SHOT, PICKLE CHASER

    MARCH 5, 2014

NONFICTION

VODKA SHOT, PICKLE CHASER

by David A. Kalis

A personal look at the disintegration of the Soviet Union, experienced through the eyes of an occasionally callow, but... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    AFTER THE WIND

    APRIL 1, 2014

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

AFTER THE WIND

by Lou Kasischke

A vivid, intimate memoir that, with great clarity and attention to detail, tells an unforgettable survival story. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    IN PURSUIT

    AUG. 5, 2014

NONFICTION

IN PURSUIT

by John W. Mindermann Brian Solon

Both sophisticated and rowdy, Mindermann reminds us that the cops and FBI often wore white hats during their darker days in... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    The Man Who Saved the V-8

    JAN. 11, 2014

NONFICTION

The Man Who Saved the V-8

by Chase Morsey Jr.

A compelling narrative of the design and development of Ford cars in the 1950s and ’60s. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    A Century on New Brunswick's N.W. Miramichi

    NOV. 27, 2013

A Century on New Brunswick's N.W. Miramichi

by George S. Mumford

An enjoyable look at how outdoorsy vacations have changed, though the appeal isn’t too broad. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A LONG WAY FROM PARIS

A LONG WAY FROM PARIS

by EC Murray

A welcome memoir of France that offers a complex mosaic of memories. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    Phoning Home

    MAY 31, 2014

NONFICTION

Phoning Home

by Jacob M. Appel

Entertaining, intelligent and compassionate essays that provoke reflection. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    JUGGLE AND HIDE

    JUNE 25, 2014

NONFICTION

JUGGLE AND HIDE

by Sharon Van Ivan

An affecting memoir of dysfunction in a fragmented life that gains clarity and grace in its telling. Full review >

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