Moving Memoirs

There’s something about a true-life story that is more gripping than fiction. Experiencing another person’s joy or heartbreak is at once relatable and an escape from your everyday.

Dolly Alderton   recounts the good, the bad and the ugly of dating in her powerful debut

Dolly Alderton recounts the good, the bad and the ugly of dating in her powerful debut

Penelope Lively   uses gardening and gardens in literature as a way to look back on her formative years

Penelope Lively uses gardening and gardens in literature as a way to look back on her formative years

Maggie O'Farrell  's compelling memoir tells of the author's 17 brushes with her own mortality

Maggie O'Farrell's compelling memoir tells of the author's 17 brushes with her own mortality

Writer   Claire Tomalin   turns the focus to herself in this memoir about childhood and a literary life

Writer Claire Tomalin turns the focus to herself in this memoir about childhood and a literary life

Joan Didion  's is a powerfully intimate and yet universal look at marriage and loss

Joan Didion's is a powerfully intimate and yet universal look at marriage and loss

Tracy Franz   documents a period of six months separated from her Buddhist monk husband

Tracy Franz documents a period of six months separated from her Buddhist monk husband