An American Heritage

By John T. Wayne

People often told John T. Wayne, author of An American Heritage, that he looked a lot like the well-known actor John Wayne. Even Maureen O’Hara, who often worked in films with John Wayne, noticed the resemblance. John T. Wayne knew that merely resembling John Wayne...

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Cuba, Your Children Cry/ Cuba, tus hijos lloran

By Otto H Iglesias

Cuba, Your Children Cry/ Cuba, tus hijos lloran by Otto H. Iglesias is a memoir about one man’s journey to connect with his origins. Otto was born in Florida in the 1970s. He was always enthralled by his parents’ stories about their life in Cuba...

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Belonging Matters

Conversations on Adoption, Family, and Kinship
By Julie Ryan McGue

In Belonging Matters: Conversations on Adoption, Family, and Kinship, Julie Ryan McGue records her experiences as an adoptee during the Baby Scoop Era. After a breast biopsy, questions about her health history prompted her to embark on a journey to find her birth parents. The...

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Lost Roots

Family, Identity, and Abandoned Ancestry
By Karl von Loewe

Lost Roots: Family, Identity, and Abandoned Ancestry by Karl von Loewe explores the background of his father, Sigmund. Growing up in a German household immersed in cultural traditions, Sigmund's ancestral past remained vague until von Loewe's relentless inquiry. Uncovering surprising truths, von Loewe discovered that...

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Life of Peter

Man of vigor, a common farmer, the father of eleven, grandfather of seventy-four
By Michael Pedretti

Life of Peter is a work of non-fiction in the biography, historical, and slice-of-life subgenres. The work is best suited to the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Michael Pedretti. Self-described as the tale of a “man of vigor, a common farmer,...

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Once Our Lives

Life, Death, and Love in the Middle Kingdom
By Qin Sun Stubis

Once Our Lives: Life, Death, and Love in the Middle Kingdom by Qin Sun Stubis is a non-fiction memoir that traces the author's family legacy back generations and forms a full picture from the evolution of the Chinese Communist Revolution to the Cultural Revolution. Stubis...

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The Buster Clan

An American Saga
By K.P. Kollenborn

The Buster Clan: An American Saga by K.P. Kollenborn is a deep dive into the author’s family history and the ancestors who were, in their small way, a part of shaping and building the United States. Using stories, legends, and sometimes myths from his family’s...

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Jigsaw Puzzle in a Vortex

A Collection of Memoirs
By Aurora M. Lewis

Jigsaw Puzzle in a Vortex: A Collection of Memoirs tells the story of Aurora M. Lewis, a black woman living in America. Aurora traces her family’s genealogy from her great-grandmother to her mother, describing how they lived their lives. She seems to have a special...

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Crossing Fifty-One

Not Quite a Memoir
By Debbie Russell

Debbie Russell's Crossing Fifty-One: Not Quite a Memoir is a touching reflection on familial history that doubles as a personal exploration of the author's own identity. The book follows Russell's journey as she faces her father's terminal illness, exploring her ancestry as a means of...

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Virgil's Story

By Virgil D Mochel

Virgil's Story is an autobiographical memoir in which Virgil D. Mochel recounts his entire life and the story of how the Mochel family found its footing in America. The book opens with Virgil narrating how his ancestors from both sides of his parents' family arrived...

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