Category Archives: Memoir

Top Ten Tuesday- 2/3/15

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists … Continue reading

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Ireland Unhinged by David Monagan

Title: Ireland Unhinged: Encounters with  a Wildly Changing Country Author: David Monagan Published: 2010 Pages: 281 Rating: ***1/2    In 2000, David and his family- his wife, Jamie, and three children, Laura, Harris, and Owen- are living in rural Connecticut. … Continue reading

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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

Title: Relish: My Life in the Kitchen Author: Lucy Knisley Published: 2013 Pages: 192 Rating: ***      Lucy Knisley grew up a daughter of two self-professed foodies. From her very early years in New York City, to her childhood … Continue reading

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The Girl From Foreign by Sadia Shepard

Title: The Girl From Foreign: A Search for Shipwrecked Ancestors, Forgotten Histories, and a Sense of Home Author: Sadia Shepard Published: 2008 Genre: Nonfiction: Memoir; Travel Pages: 364 Rating: *** Sadia Shepard grew up in a joyful, chaotic home just … Continue reading

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Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitvh

Title: Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading Author: Nina Sankovitch Published: 2011 Genre: Nonfiction: Memoir Pages: 224 Rating: **** Nina Sankovitch has always been a reader. As a child, she discovered that a trip to the … Continue reading

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The Gerbil Farmer’s Daughter: A Memoir by Holly Robinson

Title: The Gerbil Farmer’s Daughter: A Memoir Author: Holly Robinson Published: 2009 Pages: 290 Rating: ****1/2 “What kind of Navy officer sits on his ship in the middle of the Mediterranean dreaming of gerbils?” That’s the question that Holly Robinson … Continue reading

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Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Coast by Mike Tidwell

Title: Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Coast Author: Mike Tidwell Published: 2003 Genre: Non-fiction: Nature Pages: 338 Rating: ***1/2 The Cajun coast of Louisiana is home to a way of life as unique, complex, and … Continue reading

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