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The Last Days of Roger Federer: And Other Endings

Recommended for general collections, but probably has more appeal for older readers.

Fly Girl: A Memoir

An engaging memoir perfect for fans of Hood’s and readers interested in aviation history or who love a good coming-of-age memoir.

The Great Stewardess Rebellion: How Women Launched a Workplace Revolution at 30,000 Feet

Recommended for readers of women’s history and histories of the airline industry, and anyone looking for an engaging and entertaining read.

Tasha: A Son’s Memoir

This is a charming and sad memoir, reminding readers of life’s inevitabilities, the beauty of the journey, and the lesson to hold on to those close to them with a fierceness.

Lost & Found

Overall, the narrative is somewhat philosophical and perhaps a little cerebral, as it discusses loss and seeking, but it’s full of curiosity and a great deal of love and compassion that readers will relish. Recommended for most libraries and an excellent book club selection.

I Keep Trying To Catch His Eye: A Memoir of Loss, Grief, and Love

A painful, cathartic memoir for those who have known someone who died by suicide or contemplated it. The grief, and sometimes guilt, of a father makes this memoir a difficult read, but Maisel’s depiction of coping gives it a palpable warmth.

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed To Survive

This book’s staggering accounts of inhumanity can be difficult to read, but the incredible stories of Holocaust survivors and the lives they built during and after the war are worth it.

The Mountbattens: The Lives and Loves of Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten

For fans of any of the iterations of the Windsor story; an absorbing biography of important figures that will generate a lot of interest.

The Viking Heart: How Scandinavians Conquered the World

As in Herman’s previous books, his writing is engaging and accessible and will engage fans of popular history. It doesn’t aim to be an in-depth, exhaustive history, but rather offers some highlights and bite-sized narratives that make it an excellent armchair read.

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