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Kin

Rodenberg writes with an evocative and unflinching style, despite sometimes jarring shifts in narrative. This is a richly nuanced portrait of people and place, along with the bounds of forgiveness. Good for biography readers eager to explore the complexities of family relationships, or readers interested in women’s lives in Appalachia.
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Permission to Dream

This fable-like tale, which blends biography and self-help, is an inspirational reminder to dream big and dream often. Gardner’s latest memoir will especially resonate with readers of Mitch Albom and Paulo Coelho.
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The Survivors

Harper (The Lost Man) again excels at creating atmosphere and depicting tense interpersonal relationships. But unlike her previous stand-alone, this story’s suspense doesn’t escalate satisfactorily. Instead, the author delivers a nuanced rumination on guilt, community, and family that’s best for readers of domestic fiction or light mysteries.
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Broken (in the Best Possible Way)

Lawson already has thousands of fans, and she’s bound to pick up more with this latest memoir. Recommended for all public libraries.

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The Empathy Diaries

This genre-bending memoir is recommended for readers interested in Turkle’s work or in the interplay between technology and self.
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Shaking the Gates of Hell: A Search for Family and Truth in the Wake of the Civil Rights Revolution

A powerful reflection on the influences of family and community and the ability to act justly in tumultuous times. Biography readers, especially those interested in reconciling the past, will be captivated by Archibald’s honest, conversational style.
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Dog Flowers

An introspective reflection on the complexities of family relationships that will engage fans of memoirs.
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Discovering the Inner Mother: A Guide to Healing the Mother Wound and Claiming Your Personal Power

Those with estranged or difficult relationships with their mothers will find affirmation. Good for collections strong in feminist works or the psychology of family dynamics.
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Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World

This impassioned account is ideal for readers well versed in current climate change activism, especially efforts spearheaded by Greta Thunberg. Relevant for collections with a concentration on environmental issues, otherwise optional.

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