Barrie Olmstead

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Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor

A nuanced examination of complicated ripple effects of intergenerational emigration. A powerful memoir of finding self-worth.
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Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood

Diamond’s memoir is compulsively readable; for fans of suspense novels or memoirs like Tyler Wetherall’s No Way Home.
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Somebody’s Daughter

Moving testimony about the effect of incarceration on the lives of the children and families who live in its shadow. Ford’s writing sets itself apart.

Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn’t Ours

Sentilles writes candidly and humanely about her experience of building a family beyond immediate kin and discovering the depths of love and protection. Essential reading for those hoping to be foster parents.

Second Thoughts: On Having and Being a Second Child

Recommended for parents contemplating a second or third child, as well as readers interested in family dynamics.
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Fat Chance: Diet Mania, Greed, and the Infamous Fen-Phen Swindle

The rotating cast of unscrupulous lawyers may exhaust readers’ patience; as the author notes early on, there are no heroes in this book. Still, it’s an absorbing tale that’s sure to hold the interest of those interested in books on corporate crime.
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The Officer’s Daughter: A Memoir of Family and Forgiveness

A powerful meditation on the long aftermath of violent crime that will engage a variety of readers.

Between Two Kingdoms

The author’s book title is a nod to Susan Sontag’s Illness as Metaphor, in which she asserts that there is a “kingdom of the well” and a “kingdom of the sick.” Jaouad does a beautiful job of writing from this place of “dual citizenship,” where she finds pain but also joy, kinship, and possibility.

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Love Is an Ex-Country

Readers interested in the queer Arab American experience may be better served by Samra Habib’s We Have Always Been Here. Recommended for fans of the author’s previous work.
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