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Out of the Woods by Luke Turner - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781474607162
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Published: Weidenfeld & Nicolson - March 24th, 2020

A haunting and evocative memoir that grips your hand and pulls you through the depths of Turner’s emotions, totally absorbing. He finds himself, after the abrupt end of a defining relationship, once again questioning his place in the world as a bisexual man, especially one
that is further complicated by religion, and revisiting his feelings of guilt and shame. He turns to Epping Forest, once a place of solace and safety, only to find parallels with his own struggle. A beautiful book about coming to peace with oneself, and the places that may help you may find it. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J. R. Moehringer - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780786888764
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Published: Hachette Books - August 1st, 2006

Outstanding coming-of-age memoir. Troubled by a dysfunctional family, intimidated by the rigors of education and employment, flummoxed by relationships with girls, Moehringer seeks refuge and redemption in a bar loaded with booze and unforgettable characters. As he lurches ahead, will the bar help, or hinder, his path toward manhood? ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit by Eliese Colette Goldbach - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250239402
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 3rd, 2020

"What comes out of Cleveland?" Goldbach gives an honest and nuanced answer to that question in her heartfelt memoir. She vividly describes the inner workings of the steel mill where she works while grappling with her feelings about her upbringing and her hometown. A confident, fascinating memoir from a strong writer. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524732714
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Published: Knopf - January 15th, 2019

A moving memoir in which the author discusses the moment she discovered the unexpected; her father was not actually her father and everything she’s ever known, has been a lie. Shapiro’s journey of self discovery is not to be missed. Follow her as she takes a DNA test, learns her biological father’s name, contemplates her own parents’ motives, and learns what “family” really means. A fast, personal read that can easily be finished in one sitting. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781644450031
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

In her memoir, Carmen Maria Machado details her experience with domestic abuse as a queer woman, specifically as a Lesbian. It is a powerful story in which she loses herself, questions everything, and eventually finds her “plot twist.” This was one of the most captivating books I’ve ever experienced. Machado’s writing is so unique and beautiful even as it tells such a terrifying tale. I highly recommend. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope After Prison by Jason Hardy - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982128593
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 18th, 2020

Eloquent exploration of the difficulties parolees face when they return to the streets. Some adapt, some revert to self-harm, and some pose extreme dangers to their communities. Hardy compassionately details the partnership that law enforcement, families, hospitals, shelters, and outreach agencies provide to give those who have done their time a second chance. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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