The memoir of growing up gay in a conservative religious community is a story of quiet rebellion.
REVIEW: The River You Touch: Making a Life on Moving Water by Chris Dombrowski
The memoir is a moving meditation on the nature of man and land juxtaposed with the challenges of family and parenting.
REVIEW: Let Me Count the Ways: A Memoir by Tomás Q. Morín
The memoir offers a beautifully written account of family love and survival amid the challenges of addiction.
REVIEW: The Year Of The Horses: A Memoir by Courtney Maum
The memoir explores the author’s journey out of depression and the wider issue of women looking for something to carry them forward in uncertain times.
REVIEW: When They Tell You to Be Good by Prince Shakur
Shakur’s memoir is a meditation on multiple identities and their place in the larger American society,
REVIEW: The Loneliest Places: Loss, Grief, and the Long Journey Home by Rachel Dickinson
A meditative style and use of metaphor elevates the memoir to a study of what nature can teach us about ourselves and our relationships.
REVIEW: Ivy Lodge: A Memoir of Translation and Discovery by Linda Murphy Marshall
A childhood home and the hidden meaning of family language are translated into insights about the memoirist’s past.
REVIEW: Walking Him Home: Helping My Husband Die With Dignity by Joanne Tubbs Kelly
This is a memoir of helping a husband die with dignity also gives testimony to their relationship and to loving release.
REVIEW: Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place by Neema Avashia
The beautifully written memoir deftly expands both our knowledge of the writer and our own humanity.
REVIEW: Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family by Madhushree Ghosh
The memoir deftly braids memories of food and a Bengali upbringing with reflections of how cuisine has informed the writer’s sense of identity…