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Memoirs

This list has 26 sub-lists and 135 members. See also Literature by genre
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  • Bahia Bakari
    Bahia Bakari Airplane crash survivor
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    Bahia Bakari (born 15 August 1996) is a French woman who was the sole survivor of Yemenia Flight 626, an Airbus A310, which crashed into the Indian Ocean near the north coast of Grande Comore, Comoros on 30 June 2009, killing the 152 other people on board. Bakari, who could barely swim and had no life vest, clung to a piece of aircraft wreckage, floating in heavy seas for over nine hours, much of it in pitch darkness, before being rescued. Her mother, who had been traveling with her from Paris, France, for a summer vacation in Comoros, died in the crash.
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    Foreign Babes in Beijing, subtitled Behind the Scenes of a New China, is a memoir published in 2005 by Rachel DeWoskin. The memoir details the author's personal experiences in Beijing from 1994 through 1999, during which time she lived in Beijing and watched the city grow and change as China modernized its economy.
  • Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe
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    Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe (ISBN 978-1-581-57221-6) is a book written by J.W. Ocker and published by Countryman Press (owned by W. W. Norton & Company) on 6 October 2014 which later went on to win the Edgar Award for Best Critical / Biographical Work in 2015.
  • Lab Girl
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    Lab Girl is a 2016 memoir by American geochemist, geobiologist, and professor Hope Jahren, published by Alfred A. Knopf. It is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, a New York Times notable book, winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science prize for Excellence in Science Books, a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, and was named one of the Best Books of the Year in The Washington Post, TIME.com, NPR, Slate, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune and Kirkus Reviews.
  • Something Like an Autobiography
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    Something Like an Autobiography (蝦蟇の油, 自伝のようなもの, Gama no abura, Jiden no you na mono) is the memoir of Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa. It was published as a book in 1981 and the English translation by Audie E. Bock appeared the following year.
  • My Name Is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank
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    My Name Is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank is a 2003 memoir-book written by Jacqueline van Maarsen. The book was about the friendship of the author with the famous diarist, Anne Frank. Van Maarsen, who had previously written two books about Anne, had been giving lectures about her childhood friend since 1987.
  • M Train (book)
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    M Train is a 2015 memoir written by Patti Smith. Smith's audiobook recording of M Train earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Spoken Word Album.
  • Breaking Vases
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    Breaking Vases: Shattering Limitations & Daring to Thrive is an award-winning memoir by Dima Ghawi.
  • The Day That Went Missing: A Family's Story
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    The Day That Went Missing: A Family's Story is a memoir written by English author Richard Beard about a family tragedy that occurred when he was a boy and the collective denial perpetrated by his entire family in its wake.
  • Under a Red Sky
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    Under a Red Sky is a 2010 memoir by Haya Leah Molnar about the life of a young Jewish girl living in Communist Romania.The full name of the book is Under a Red Sky: Memoir of a Childhood in Communist Romania.
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