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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard

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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard. Millard, an author who has distinguished herself with previous works on Theodore Roosevelt’s ill-fated Amazon journey and James A. Garfield’s doomed presidency, focuses her newest work on Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of England. From his upper class upbringing to his quest ... Read More »

The Arab of the Future: A Graphic Memoir: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984 by Riad Sattouf

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The Arab of the Future: A  Graphic Memoir: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984 by Riad Sattouf The author recounts his childhood in Syria, Libya, and France with his French mother and Syrian father. Sattouf writes of primitive conditions, cultural assimilation, and his very unique family dynamic. A compelling vignette about recent Middle Eastern history.   Read More »

The Fairy Tale Girl by Susan Branch

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The Fairy Tale Girl by Susan Branch This is part one of Branch’s memoir of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s and her disappointing first marriage. Her broken heart really resonates and I very much look forward to part two (“the best is yet to come”) in Martha’s Vineyard: Isle of Dreams. If you enjoy memoirs, you will will ... Read More »

It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond by Julia Cameron

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It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond by Julia Cameron Julia Cameron has inspired millions with her bestseller on creativity, The Artist’s Way. In It’s Never Too Late To Begin Again, she turns her eye to a segment of the population that, ironically, while they have more time to be creative, are often reluctant or ... Read More »