Non-Fiction - Memoir

Jumping Over Shadows

A Memoir
By Annette Gendler

Jumping Over Shadows is a nonfiction historical memoir written by Annette Gendler. Annette hadn’t really wanted to go to her friend Michael’s birthday party; her father had died unexpectedly just three weeks before that. Michael was insistent, however, and he promised that being among some...

Searching for Sarmizegetusa

Journeys to the Heart of Rural Romania
By Caroline Juler

Searching for Sarmizegetusa: Journeys to the Heart of Rural Romania by Caroline Juler is the author’s personal account of her travels and experiences in Romania, but it’s also much more. An author and art historian, Juler found herself deeply attracted to the culture, the history,...

My Impossible Life

By Liza Cheuk May Chan

My Impossible Life by Liza Cheuk May Chan is an incredible memoir that follows the life of a Chinese woman from her early upbringing in Hong Kong and her coming of age in New York City, where she completed her undergraduate studies in the 1970s....

My American Dream and How It Ended

By Robert Goodman

My American Dream and How it Ended is a memoir by Robert Goodman detailing his life growing up in a middle class family in  Beverly Hills during the 1940s and 1950s. Goodman details a modest home life and explores how his parents' childhood and Jewish...

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In The Afternoon Sun

My Alexandria
By Julie Hill

In The Afternoon Sun: My Alexandria by Julie Hill is a memoir that captures the pulse and soul of the city of Alexandria in Egypt, a story that transports readers to a metropolis that was once a melting pot of cultures and civilizations. Her parents...

What Will I Wear to Your Funeral?

By Kellie Curtain

What Will I Wear to Your Funeral? by Kellie Curtain is a beautiful and heart rending memoir that speaks about the author’s most difficult moments in life, her bonding with her mother, and her last journey together. Readers will experience a gamut of emotions, raw...

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Peace in Pieces

A Memoir Told Through Poetry
By Peggy Belles

Peace in Pieces: A Memoir Told Through Poetry is a collection of free verse poetry written by Peggy Belles. Desiring to connect with others on a “heart level,” Belles writes using her experiences of life, love and pain as inspiration. The poems are divided up...

What's Next?

Creativity in the Age of Entertainment
By Jan Karlin

What's Next? Creativity in the Age of Entertainment is a compelling memoir that takes a deep, critical look at creativity, one of the greatest traits that have driven success across multiple disciplines — education, entertainment, innovation, philanthropy, and many others. In this book, career musician,...

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The Blue Chameleon

The Life Story of a Super Cop
By Daril Cinquanta

I really enjoyed The Blue Chameleon: The Life Story of a Super Cop by Daril Cinquanta. This book is filled to the brim about Cinquanta’s experiences while working as a police officer in Denver, Colorado. It also tells why Cinquanta finally retired. Daril Cinquanta certainly...

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Creatives Mimicking the Creator
By Laura Bartnick

Welcome to the Shivoo! Creatives Mimicking the Creator by Laura Bartnick is one of the best things I have read about creativity. In fact, it can be read as the spirituality of the creative person, a book that brilliantly showcases God’s centrality in the creative...

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