The Unwinding Of The Miracle: A Memoir Of Life, Death, And Everything That Comes After
by Julie Yip-Williams
About Julie Yip-Williams
“An unforgettable memoir from a woman who refuses to let death derail her life.
As an infant in Vietnam, Julie Yip-Williams’s grandmother thought that Julie’s blindness would be a burden on the family and conspired to kill her.
After she came to the United States, got eye surgery, graduated from Harvard, and created a family, she thought she was living a miracle of a life, and the worst was behind her.
Then she was given a terminal medical diagnosis when she was in her 30s.
“There is hope, anger, fear, reflection, immersion in the everyday, and joy reflected in this book,” says Amazon Books editor Chris Schluep.”
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Educated: A Memoir
by Tara Westover
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Tara Westover’s Educated has been named the “Best Of The Year” by the Amazon Books editors. This extraordinary memoir chronicles how she survived her survivalist upbringing, eventually earning a Ph.D from Cambridge University, but rather than a story about the making of a scholar, Educated is about the making of a person. “I couldn't be more pleased that Educated was chosen Best Of The Year,” Ms Westover said. “It's kind of unbelievable, actually. But unbelievable in the very best way.”
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by Michelle Obama
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Michelle Obama, the former First Lady of the United States, fittingly finds herself at No. 1 on this week's Most Sold list for nonfiction.
Mrs. Obama's memoir, Becoming, is drawing early critical praise for the honesty and authenticity that she brings to reflecting on some of the toughest moments of her life.
The book has already found a big fan in Mrs. Obama's friend, Oprah Winfrey, who announced this week the title's selection for Oprah's Book Club. “This book is everything you wanted to know and so much you didn't even know you wanted to know,” Ms Winfrey said. “I loved it so much I've already read it twice.”
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The Broken Circle: A Memoir Of Escaping Afghanistan
by Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller
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“Before the Soviet invasion of 1980, Enjeela Ahmadi remembers her home - Kabul, Afghanistan - as peaceful, prosperous, and filled with people from all walks of life, but after her mother, unsettled by growing political unrest, leaves for medical treatment in India, the civil war intensifies, changing young Enjeela’s life forever. Amid the rumble of invading Soviet tanks, Enjeela and her family are thrust into chaos and fear when it becomes clear that her mother will not be coming home.
Thus begins an epic, reckless, and terrifying five-year journey of escape for Enjeela, her siblings, and their father to reconnect with her mother. In navigating the dangers ahead of them, and in looking back at the wilderness of her homeland, Enjeela discovers the spiritual and physical strength to find hope in the most desperate of circumstances.”
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Rock Needs River: A Memoir About A Very Open Adoption
by Vanessa McGrady
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“After two years of waiting to adopt, slogging through paperwork and bouncing between hope and despair, a miracle finally happened for Vanessa McGrady. Her sweet baby, Grace, was a dream come true. Then Vanessa made a highly uncommon gesture: when Grace’s biological parents became homeless, Vanessa invited them to stay.
Without a blueprint for navigating the practical basics of an open adoption, or any discussion of expectations, or boundaries, the unusual living arrangement became a bottomless well of conflicting emotions and increasingly difficult decisions, complicated by missed opportunities, regret, social chaos, and broken hearts.
Written with wit, candor, and compassion, Rock Needs River is, ultimately, Vanessa’s love letter to her daughter, one that illuminates the universal need for connection, and the heroine’s journey to find her tribe.
From a story first told in the popular New York Times parenting blog comes a funny, touching memoir about a mother who welcomes more than a new daughter into her home.”
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Dirty Laundry: From The Streets To An Executive One Man's Forty Year Journey
by Ivan Von Baublitz
(A True Story, Kindle Edition)
About Ivan Von Baublitz
This story recounts in vivid detail the anger, and depression of growing up in poverty, and the will to overcome even the worst of circumstances. The author's voice is expressed through a masterful use of syntax that reveals a soul that, while battered, is never broken. Humor often shines through the dark and sometimes tragic circumstances he has to endure.There's also a interesting motif that follows the author through the story of presidential proportion! This creates a creative narrative autobiography unlike any other in the genre.
You will feel as if you are standing in the shadows watching the author's life unfold before your eyes. Readers experience an array of emotions while they travel in time next to a young boy all the way into adulthood. Follow him in some of the most unimaginable situations, leading up to a meeting with a certain angel that will change his life for the better...well almost. Find out how a word as simple as "FAVOR" can make all the difference in the world.
A must read that sheds light on an often overlooked portion of Americans. Uncensored, raw, and real, this is truly a tale that will leave you never looking at your own Dirty Laundry the same.
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The Dark Heart: A True Story Of Greed, Murder, And An Unlikely Investigator
by Joakim Palmkvist
(Translated by Agnes Broomé, Kindle Edition)
About Joakim Palmkvist
In late summer of 2012, millionaire landowner Göran Lundblad went missing from his farm in Sweden. When a search yielded nothing, and all physical evidence had seemingly disappeared, authorities had little to go on - except a disturbing phone call five weeks later from Göran’s daughter Maria. She was sure that her sister, Sara, was somehow involved. At the heart of the alleged crime: Sara’s greed, her father’s land holdings, and his bitter feud with Sara’s idler boyfriend.
With no body, there was no crime - and the case went as cold and dark as the forests of southern Sweden. But not for Therese Tang. For two years, this case was her obsession.
A hard-working ex-model, mother of three, and Missing People investigator, Therese was willing to put her own safety at risk in order to uncover the truth. What she found was a nest of depraved secrets, lies, and betrayal. All she had to do now, in her relentless and dangerous pursuit of justice, was prove that it led to murder.
A chilling true crime story of poisonous family secrets, love gone wrong, and a cold case that refused to stay buried.
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