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Best Memoirs of 2019

  • NONFICTION

    THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FANNIE DAVIS

    JAN. 29, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FANNIE DAVIS

by Bridgett M. Davis

This outstanding book is a tribute to one woman but will surely speak to the experiences of many. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HARD TO LOVE

    FEB. 5, 2019

  • NONFICTION

    MY PARENTS

    JUNE 11, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

MY PARENTS

by Aleksandar Hemon

An incisive combination of literature that addresses the function of literature and memories that explore the meaning of... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    GOOD TALK

    MARCH 26, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

GOOD TALK

by Mira Jacob illustrated by Mira Jacob

The visual echoes between past and present make this extraordinary memoir about difficult conversations all the more... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    WAR FLOWER

    MARCH 1, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

WAR FLOWER

by Brooke King

An absolutely compelling war memoir marked by the author’s incredible strength of character and vulnerability. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    IN THE DREAM HOUSE

    NOV. 5, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

IN THE DREAM HOUSE

by Carmen Maria Machado

A fiercely honest, imaginatively written, and necessary memoir from one of our great young writers. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    MAMASKATCH

    JUNE 11, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

MAMASKATCH

by Darrel J. McLeod

Lyrically written and linked by family, compassion, forgiveness, and hope, Mamaskatch sings out as a modern-day celebration... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    KNOW MY NAME

    SEPT. 24, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

KNOW MY NAME

by Chanel Miller

A powerful narrative that couldn’t be timelier and deserves the widest possible audience. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE LIGHT YEARS

    APRIL 2, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE LIGHT YEARS

by Chris Rush

A captivating, psychedelically charged coming-of-age memoir. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    INHERITANCE

    JAN. 15, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

INHERITANCE

by Dani Shapiro

For all the trauma that the discovery put her through, Shapiro recognizes that what she had experienced was “a great... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE ART OF LEAVING

    FEB. 19, 2019

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