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Keyword by title : "The Best Of Us A Memoir"


• Author :_Joyce Maynard
• Pages :_448 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1635570360
• ISBN-13 :_9781635570366

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• Description : The San Francisco Chronicle's Best of the Year List From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott) In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn't mind the mess she made in the kitchen. He was not the husband Joyce imagined, but he quickly became the partner she had always dreamed of. Before they met, both had believed they were done with marriage, and even after they married, Joyce resolved that no one could alter her course of determined independence. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the nineteen months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple--to be a true partner and to have one. This is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to singleness on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss. [...] by Publisher : 'Bloomsbury Publishing USA'



• Author :_Joyce Maynard
• Pages :_464 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781635570359
• ISBN-13 :_1635570352

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• Description : The San Francisco Chronicle's Best of 2017 List From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott) In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn't mind the mess she made in the kitchen. He was not the husband Joyce imagined, but he quickly became the partner she had always dreamed of. Before they met, both had believed they were done with marriage, and even after they married, Joyce resolved that no one could alter her course of determined independence. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the nineteen months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple--to be a true partner and to have one. This is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to singleness on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss. [...] by Publisher : 'Bloomsbury Publishing'



• Author :_Joyce Maynard
• Pages :_662 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781432847418
• ISBN-13 :_1432847414

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• Description : "In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn't mind the mess she made in the kitchen. Before they met, both had believed they were done with marriage, and even after they married, Joyce resolved that no one could alter her course of determined independence. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the nineteen months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple--'to be a true partner and to have one.' This is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to living alone on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss."--Jacket. [...] by Publisher : 'Thorndike Press Large Print'



• Author :_Reyna Grande
• Pages :_325 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1451661789
• ISBN-13 :_9781451661781

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• Description : Traces the author's experiences as an illegal child immigrant, describing her father's violent alcoholism, her efforts to obtain a higher education, and the inspiration of Latina authors. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'



• Author :_Lee Montgomery
• Pages :_256 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1416543104
• ISBN-13 :_9781416543107

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• Description : An executive editor for Tin House magazine describes how her fragmented New England family overcame alcohol-related obstacles and was reunited by her gentleman farmer father's battle with stomach cancer. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'



• Author :_Elizabeth Nunez
• Pages :_256 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1617752789
• ISBN-13 :_9781617752780

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• Description : Winner of the 2015 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Nonfiction Longlisted for the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize in Nonfiction One of Oprah.com's Best Memoirs of the Year One of The Skanner's Best Black Books of 2014 One of Oprah.com's "Memoirs Too Powerful to Put Down" "Nunez ponders the cultural, racial, familial, social, and personal experiences that led to what she ultimately understands was a deeply loving union between her parents. A beautifully written exploration of the complexities of marriage and family life." --Booklist (starred review) "Through her thoughtful and articulate writing, Nunez offers a valuable perspective on the racism that she experienced, even in America, and the damage the Catholic Church does to women who follow the 'no artificial birth control' rule. Recommended for memoir enthusiasts and readers interested in Caribbean literature." --Library Journal "An intriguing...courageous memoir." --Kirkus Reviews "A narrative that feels like a close friend talking about her past...An insightful, generous story." --Oprah.com "Nunez reflects on her mother's legacy as she works through her grief, and demonstrates mastery of her craft." --Huffington Post "A powerful memoir...this non-fiction narrative pulls the curtain back upon the Caribbean woman known as writer, mother, sister and wife...Definitely peruse how this writer’s narrative plays out." --Ebony "Self-effacing and honest, Nunez gives listeners a unique window onto a foreign world." --AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Review of audiobook edition narrated by Elizabeth Nunez "A celebration of understanding and empathy." --Chicago Center for Literature and Photography "When a writer like Elizabeth Nunez, who has spent her career unraveling the romances we tell ourselves about our native Caribbean, migrates from the novel to the memoir, readers are eager to discover what boundaries of both genre and familial privacy she will disrupt. Not for Everyday Use is a loving disruption. Through the prism of her parents' enviable marriage--more than half a century--Nunez intimately explores a changing colonial landscape and attitudes about race, reproduction, and the meaning of family." --Review: Literature of the Arts of the Americas no. 91 "Readers and writers of US ethnic literatures will find Nunez' voicing of immigrant sentiments familiar, eloquent, and distinctive." --La Bloga "I loved Not for Everyday Use by Elizabeth Nunez...a must read." --Carry On Friends "A sensitive memoir...The Caribbean is home for many excellent writers, and Elizabeth Nunez is one of the best." --Me, You, and Books Tracing the four days from the moment she gets the call that every immigrant fears to the burial of her mother, Elizabeth Nunez tells the haunting story of her lifelong struggle to cope with the consequences of the "sterner stuff" of her parents' ambitions for their children and her mother's seemingly unbreakable conviction that displays of affection are not for everyday use. But Nunez sympathizes with her parents, whose happiness is constrained by the oppressive strictures of colonialism, by the Catholic Church's prohibition of artificial birth control which her mother obeys, terrified by the threat of eternal damnation (her mother gets pregnant fourteen times: nine live births and five miscarriages which almost kill her), and by what Malcolm Gladwell refers to as the "privilege of skin color" in his mother’s Caribbean island homeland where "the brown-skinned classes...came to fetishize their lightness." Still, a fierce love holds this family together, and the passionate, though complex, love Nunez's parents have for each other will remind readers of the passion between the aging lovers in Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. Written in exquisite prose by a writer the New York Times Book Review calls "a master at pacing and plotting," Not for Everyday Use is a page-turner that readers will find impossible to put down. [...] by Publisher : 'Akashic Books'



• Author :_Julie Lythcott-Haims
• Pages :_192 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1250137756
• ISBN-13 :_9781250137753

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• Description : “Courageous, achingly honest." —Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness “A compelling, incisive and thoughtful examination of race, origin and what it means to be called an American. Engaging, heartfelt and beautifully written, Lythcott-Haims explores the American spectrum of identity with refreshing courage and compassion.” —Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption A fearless memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a black woman in America. Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The only child of a marriage between an African-American father and a white British mother, she shows indelibly how so-called "micro" aggressions in addition to blunt force insults can puncture a person's inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses also, through Lythcott-Haims’s path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered "the other." The author of the New York Times bestselling anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims has written a different sort of book this time out, but one that will nevertheless resonate with the legions of students, educators and parents to whom she is now well known, by whom she is beloved, and to whom she has always provided wise and necessary counsel about how to embrace and nurture their best selves. Real American is an affecting memoir, an unforgettable cri de coeur, and a clarion call to all of us to live more wisely, generously and fully. [...] by Publisher : 'Henry Holt and Company'



• Author :_Oksana Marafioti
• Pages :_370 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0374104077
• ISBN-13 :_9780374104078

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• Description : Recounts the author's early experiences as a fifteen-year-old Gypsy emigrating with her family from the Soviet Union to the United States. [...] by Publisher : 'Macmillan'



• Author :_Joyce Maynard
• Pages :_368 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1473525551
• ISBN-13 :_9781473525559

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• Description : In 1972, Joyce Maynard, an undergraduate at Yale, wrote an article for the New York Times Magazine called 'An Eighteen Year Old Looks Back on Life'. Among the hundreds of letters she received as a result, one expressed deep affection for her writing, and concern at the exploitation that she might be subjected to. The writer was J.D. Salinger, author of Catcher in the Rye and famous recluse. Their correspondence led first to friendship, and then to love, and after a few months she dropped out of college to live with him. In spite of the thirty-five year difference in their ages, she believed they would be together always - but after a year, he sent her away. Courageous, beautifully written and affecting, this book is destined to become a classic memoir of a modern woman's life. [...] by Publisher : 'Random House'

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