Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Reader's Shelf


From Library Journal

A Personal Touch:  Debut Memoirs




H Is for Hawk
H Is for Hawk
By MacDonald, Helen
2015-03 - Grove Press
9780802123411 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Costa Book Awards (2014), Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2014)

* "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER
* Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize
* Named the Costa Book of the Year
* #1 bestseller in the UK
When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconerHelen had been captivated by hawks since childhoodshe'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in
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Recipes for a Beautiful Life: A Memoir in Stories
Recipes for a Beautiful Life: A Memoir in Stories
By Barry, Rebecca
2015-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781416593362 Check Our Catalog
"Sex and the Country "follows lovesick advice columnist Linda Hartley in this accessible literary novel set in upstate New York. …More


Girl in the Dark: A Memoir
Girl in the Dark: A Memoir
By Lyndsey, Anna
2015-03 - Doubleday Books
9780385539609 Check Our Catalog
Haunting, lyrical, unforgettable, "Girl in the Dark" is a brave new memoir of a life without light.
Anna Lyndsey was young and ambitious and worked hard; she had just bought an apartment; she was falling in love. Then what started as a mild intolerance to certain kinds of artificial light developed into a severe sensitivity to all light.
Now, at the worst times, Anna is forced to spend
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Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America's Most Select Airborne Firefighters
Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America's Most Select Airborne Firefighters
By Ramos, Jason A.
Author Smith, Julian
2015-07 - William Morrow & Company
9780062319623 Check Our Catalog

Enter a world of breathtaking danger and beauty: In this remarkable memoir, veteran smokejumper Jason Ramos offers a rare inside look at the lives of airborne firefighters, the select few who parachute into the most rugged and remote wild areas to battle nature's blazes.
Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year as record drought conditions, decades …More


Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery
By Marsh, Henry
2015-05 - Thomas Dunne Books
9781250065810 Check Our Catalog

The Instant" New York Times" best seller
Riveting. ... Marsh] gives us an extraordinarily intimate, compassionate and sometimes frightening understanding of his vocation. - "The New York Times"
Shortlisted for both the "Guardian "First Book Prize and the Costa Book Award
Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction
A Finalist for the Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize
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Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
By Chast, Roz
2014-05 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781608198061 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Books for a Better Life (2015), Indies Choice Book Awards (2015), Kirkus Prize (2014), L.A. Times Book Prize (2014), National Book Awards (2014), National Book Critics Circle Award (2014), New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award (2014), New England Book Award (2014)

An alphabet of things to avoid, "Do Not Want "showcases the fears, phobias, and anxieties that occupy the fertile imagination of Roz Chast. …More