Books tagged: Personal Memoirs

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A Bite of the Apple

By Lennie Goodings

Carmen is vigorously polishing one of our three telephones. I am just twenty-five, Canadian, new to Britain and in awe of this formidable woman but as there are only two of us in the office I feel emboldened to ask: “Why did you start Virago?” She looks up and without missing ... Read more

A Brief History of Oversharing

By Shawn Hitchins
Narrator Shawn Hitchins

 

Musings from a “one-man flash mob” (Toronto Star)

Comedian Shawn Hitchins explores his irreverent nature in this debut collection of essays. Hitchins doesn’t shy away from his failures or celebrate his mild successes — he sacrifices them for an audience’s amusement. ... Read more

A Bright and Steady Flame

By Luanne Armstrong

In 1974, after escaping an abusive marriage, Luanne Armstrong struggled with poverty and caring for four small children. During this time, the author and Sam Moore began their friendship; they were both young single parents in crisis, and needed to change their lives. They supported ... Read more

A Chance for Life

By Suzanne Giroux & Robyn Burnett

Telling the story of a woman who constantly walked a fine line between life and death, this autobiography reveals one woman`s struggles, from breast cancer and miscarriages to the loss of a fiance and an abusive relationship with a man who ended up an alcoholic and adulterer. ... Read more

A Cowherd in Paradise

By May Q. Wong

In 2006, the Prime Minister apologized to the Chinese people for the legislated discrimination created by Canada’s head tax laws in the first half of the twentieth century, acknowledging the far-reaching and long-term consequences it has had on their families. A Cowherd in ... Read more

A Priest in Hell

By Randall Radic

?Living in jail is like living in a foreign country. The customs and culture are different, almost alien, and so is the language.” A Priest in Hell is the compelling true story of life in the U.S. prison system. The book takes fodder for popular reality shows (like Cops) to ... Read more

A Woman of Her Time

By Louise Dupré
Translated by Liedewy Hawke

In this memoir, the distinguished feminist author and poet Louise Dupré conjures up the tragedies and joys of her mother's life--and does so not only in the personal context of the family but as a woman of her time in the dramatically changing backdrop of Quebec before, during, ... Read more

Abode of Love

By Kate Barlow

When Kate Barlow was a little girl, she moved with her mother and her older sisters to a ramshackle English mansion. They were not alone on the once-grand estate, surrounded as they were by twenty eccentric, elderly women, one of whom was her grandmother. ..or was she?

This remarkable ... Read more