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Author : Molly Brodak
ISBN : 9781785781049
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Raw, poetic and compulsively readable ... I can’t wait to buy a copy for everyone I know.' Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help The summer she turned thirteen, Molly Brodak’s father was arrested for robbing eleven banks. In time, the image she held of him would unravel further, as more and more unexpected facets of his personality came to light. Bandit is her attempt to discover what, exactly, is left, when the most fundamental relationship of your life turns out to have been built on falsehoods. It is also a scrupulously honest account of learning how to trust again, and to rebuild the very idea of family from scratch. Refusing to fence off the trickier sides of her father’s character, Brodak tries to find, through crystalline, spellbinding prose, a version of him that does not rely on the easy answers but allows him to be: an unknowable and incomprehensible whole – who is also her father. Unforgettable, moving, and utterly relatable, Bandit is a story of the unpredictable complexity of family.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Arise And Call Her Blessed A Daughter S Memoir

Author : C. D. Collins
ISBN : 9781483466040
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More than just a simple chronology of dates and facts, this touching biography about the author's beloved mother, Kakki, captures both her spirit and her heart and demonstrates how any person is really an extraordinary person. It presents a lively account of a warmly human woman living an ordinary life with its good times and bad times and dealing with whatever life gives her. These remarkable stories span five decades of life shared by mother and daughter. The retelling of the mother/daughter role reversal that occurred after Kakki's manifestation of Alzheimer's is handled with grace and dignity. A woman with both a strong moral compass and firm Christian beliefs, Kakki leaves an incredible legacy for her child. A fluid and natural storyteller, C.D. Collins shares what she has learned about the human heart and its resilience in this unique memoir of a well-loved mother, whose example made a strong case for motherhood being the highest calling of all.

The Cipher

Author : Molly Brodak
ISBN : 0997099461
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A Daughter S Memoir Of Burma

Author : Wendy Law-Yone
ISBN : 9780231537803
Genre : History
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Wendy Law-Yone was just fifteen when Burma's military staged a coup and overthrew the civilian government in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, the daredevil founder and chief editor of The Nation, Burma's leading postwar English-language newspaper, she experienced firsthand the perils and promises of a newly independent Burma. On the eve of Wendy's studies abroad, Ed Law-Yone was arrested and The Nation shut down. Wendy herself was briefly imprisoned. After his release, Ed fled to Thailand with his family, where he formed a government-in-exile and tried, unsuccessfully, to foment a revolution. Exiled to America with his wife and children, Ed never gave up hope that Burma would one day adopt a new democratic government. Though he died disappointed, he left in his daughter's care an illuminating trove of papers documenting the experiences of an eccentric, ambitious, humorous, and determined patriot, vividly recounting the realities of colonial rule, Japanese occupation, postwar reconstruction, and military dictatorship. This memoir tells the twin histories of Law-Yone's kin and his country, a nation whose vicissitudes continue to intrigue the world.
Category: History

My Father S Daughter

Author : Tina Sinatra
ISBN : 9781439142172
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A startling, compelling, yet affectionate portrait of an American entertainment legend by his youngest daughter, who for the first time writes about the man, his life, the accusations, and about the many people who surrounded him -- wives, friends, lovers, users, and sycophants -- from his Hoboken childhood through the notorious "Rat Pack," and beyond. Complete with many never before seen photographs taken directly from family albums, and placing special emphasis on his later years and his marriage to Barbara Marx Sinatra, Tina's personal exploration of this difficult final period in her father's career will solidify our image of Sinatra as a great performer and reinforce him as something even greater: as a father, and as man.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bread Cement Cactus

Author : Annie Zaidi
ISBN : 9781108840644
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 21.8 MB
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In this prize-winning exploration of the meaning of home, Annie Zaidi reflects on places, cultures and conflicts that shape identity.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Leanne Grabel
ISBN : 1882550471
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Brontosaurus, by Leanne Grabel, is a startlingly unique memoir that details-with deep insight and remarkable humor-the love and sex life of the author following the kidnapping and rape she survives one afternoon in 1972, when she is nineteen, sheltered and naive. She and two college friends set off on a camping trip into Mexico for spring break, and just as their frolic begins on a deserted Baja beach, two masked, armed bandits intervene and change their lives forever. In the wake of this traumatic event, the story follows her through her years at Stanford University, her job at Billie Jean King's WomenSports magazine, a backpacking trip across Europe, and her move from her hometown of Stockton, California, to Portland, Oregon, where she tries to settle down, far from Mexico. She attempts to immerse herself in the vibrant Portland poetry scene, but is waylaid again and again by doomed and destructive romantic entanglements. The years pass turbulently, and when she finally meets the man who eventually becomes her husband and the father of their two daughters, she begins to realize she how much that day in the distant past still haunts her relationships, both with men and with herself. The wound has never healed. She then begins the long and sometimes comical process of trying to figure out what she's going to do about it, and as the book comes to a close in the present day, she has by chance stumbled into a teaching job at a school for incarcerated girls who all suffer from the same wound. As she finds ways to help them heal themselves, she, too, begins to heal. Brontosaurus is profound, heart-wrenching, sexy, and laugh-out-loud funny-often in the same paragraph-rewarding the reader again and again for every minute spent between its pages.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Abubakar Imam Memoirs

Author : Alhaji Abubakar Imam
ISBN : UCAL:B3804225
Genre : Education
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Her Father S Daughter

Author : Alice Pung
ISBN : 9781921870897
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Winner, 2011 Western Australian Book Awards At twenty-something, Alice is eager for the milestones of adulthood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes she feels the sharp tug of invisible threads: the love and worry of her parents, who want more than anything to keep her from harm. Her father fears for her safety to an extraordinary degree – but why? As she digs further into her father's story, Alice embarks on a journey of painful discovery: of memories lost and found, of her own fears for the future, of history and how it echoes down the years. Set in Melbourne, China and Cambodia, Her Father's Daughter captures a father–daughter relationship in a moving and astonishingly powerful way. Shortlisted, 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlisted, 2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Shortlisted, 2012 Queensland Literary Awards ‘Pung has an extraordinary story to tell and the finesse to bring it, most movingly to the page.’ —the Monthly ‘A tender, sophisticated sequel to Unpolished Gem, told with humour, compassion, finesse and powerful imagery.’ —Wet Ink ‘Pung is one of the best young writers in Australia. Her Father's Daughter is an exhilarating journey. Take it.’ —Walkley Magazine ‘Pung makes everything she writes about shine’ —the Australian ‘A beautiful exploration of father-daughter relationships.’ —Vogue ‘Remarkably tender and thoughtful.’ —Sunday Age Alice Pung is a writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. She is the author of Unpolished Gem, Her Father’s Daughter and Laurinda and the editor of the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia. Alice’s work has appeared in the Monthly, Good Weekend, the Age, The Best Australian Stories and Meanjin. Alice lives with her husband at Janet Clarke Hall at the University of Melbourne, where she is currently the Artist in Residence.
Category: Family & Relationships

Her Best Shot

Author : Laura Browder
ISBN : 9780807877401
Genre : Social Science
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The gun-toting woman holds enormous symbolic significance in American culture. For over two centuries, women who pick up guns have disrupted the popular association of guns and masculinity, spurring debates about women's capabilities for violence as well as their capacity for full citizenship. In Her Best Shot, Laura Browder examines the relationship between women and guns and the ways in which the figure of the armed woman has served as a lightning rod for cultural issues. Utilizing autobiographies, advertising, journalism, novels, and political tracts, among other sources, Browder traces appearances of the armed woman across a chronological spectrum from the American Revolution to the present and an ideological spectrum ranging from the Black Panthers to right-wing militias. Among the colorful characters presented here are Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to fight in the American Revolution; Pauline Cushman, who posed as a Confederate to spy for Union forces during the Civil War; Wild West sure-shot Annie Oakley; African explorer Osa Johnson; 1930s gangsters Ma Barker and Bonnie Parker; and Patty Hearst, the hostage-turned-revolutionary-turned-victim. With her entertaining and provocative analysis, Browder demonstrates that armed women both challenge and reinforce the easy equation that links guns, manhood, and American identity.
Category: Social Science