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Most recent Biography & Autobiography Book Reviews

Faded Pictures From My Backyard Sue Carswell

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

Faded Pictures From My Backyard is the story of the Carswell family, told by oldest daughter Sue, using an age-appropriate child's voice through the years.

The…

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The Fortunate Four and Other Journeys of the Heart Joy Kuby

Reviewed by Barb Greenber
Author of Hope Grew Round Me

Have you ever snuggled next to your Grandmother on the sofa as she gently patted your hand and talked about her adventures as a young…

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Hope Grew Round Me Barb Greenberg

Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Greenberg's daughter suffers life-threatening injuries while in Australia. The author rushes to her daughter's hospital bed, hoping against all hope that she will…

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On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming a Legacy of a Nazi Childhood Irmgard Hunt

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

This World War II book is unique because it's told from a child's viewpoint. The author was born in 1934 and her home was in the Bavarian mountain area of…

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Southern Winds W. Beal

Reviewed by Barbara Broom

Southern Winds by W. Everett Beal (who I believe to be in his 70s) is one Southern gentleman's experience growing up and living in the south. Beal begins his journey…

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Under The Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America Mike Yankoski

Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

At the young age of 20, upper-middle class Mike Yankoski traveled with his friend Sam to six cities in the United States: Denver, Washington D.C., Portland, San…

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Eudora Welty: A Biography Suzanne Marrs

Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi on April 13, 1909 and died July 23, 2001. She was a Southern woman and that simple fact was what initially brought her…

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Cow Pies & Bases Robert Coates

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

The author had told these stories to family and friends for years--and was encouraged to finally write them down for all to enjoy.

As a farm girl, I share many of…

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Hardly a Silent Night: Christmas in a Small Town Parsonage Harold Kurtz

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

Do you know a PK (preacher's kid, that is?). Kurtz, in his memoir of being a PK, tells that he was far from perfect, i.e., he was a normal kid.

Years ago it was…

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Dave Wood's Christmas Book: Stories, Traditions, Recipes and Celebrations Dave Wood

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

To enjoy Dave Wood's memoir of Christmas foods, you 1) best be Scandinavian or German, 2) like to eat and 3) enjoy reading about family celebrations. That's a…

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A Thousand Days in Tuscany Marlena Blasi

Reviewed by Kathy Perschmann, Chanhassen (MN.) Librarian

Marlena de Blasi follows up her Thousand Days in Venice: An Unexpected Romance, with her newest book, A Thousand Days in Tuscany.

This…

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Johann Sebastian Bach: His Life in Pictures and Documents, with CD Hans Fischer

Reviewed by Maria Hoeffer

Nearly everyone is familiar with the joyous music of Bach, from the Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring often heard at weddings to Air, the musical ambiance of many fine…

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The Beatles: The Biography Bob Spitz

Reviewed by Connie Anderson

When the mode of the music changes
the walls of the city shake. -- Plato

How fortuitous ancient Plato's remarks were. He describes the Beatle's entry onto the…

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Julie & Julia: 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen Julie Powell

Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Just before a quick trip to France I plucked the abridged audio book of Julie & Julia off my desk and tossed it into my carry-on bag. It seemed fitting to listen to a…

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Miss New York Has Everything Lori Jakiela

Reviewed by Laura Langer

Remember the first months of college? The summer you spent as a camp counselor? The times in your life when you went somewhere or started something where the rest of…

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