Category Archives: memoirs

The Seasons of My Mother by Marcia Gay Harden

My Review: In The Seasons of My Mother, Well known actress from stage and screen, Marcia Gay Harden, tells the story of her life in the context of memories she has with her mother. Their close relationship is so beautiful … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya

My Review: The Nobel Peace Prize winning author and Holocaust survivor, Elie Weisel, appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006 where Oprah played clips from an interview they had done on site at Auschwitz.  In addition, on the same … Continue reading

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The Ropes That Bind by Tracy Stopler

My Review: WOW! The Ropes That Bind is a heartbreaking, powerful and hopeful story of a woman’s journey and her quest for healing and growth after being sexually assaulted as a young girl. As Tali crosses the street to get … Continue reading

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The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

My Review: The Rules Do Not Apply is a well written memoir about real life, disappointments, successes, grief and joy.  Ariel Levy has a compulsion for adventure, drawn to  untraditional relationships and the need to become “the kind of woman … Continue reading

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First Survivor by Mark Unger

My Review: The Unger’s endured every parent’s worst nightmare when their young son, age three, was diagnosed with cancer and given a 0% chance of survival. But the world of medicine is ever changing and with dedicated patient advocates like … Continue reading

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Educated by Tara Westover

My Review: The author’s coming of age in Educated is incredible, tragic, praiseworthy and monumental.  From a young girl loving and believing everything her parents tell her to questioning their logic and actively pursuing different answers and other ways of thinking, … Continue reading

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Sybil’s List October 2017

  Every Tuesday new books are released and my reading pile is continually growing (See all photos in this post!).  I follow lots of book websites and Facebook pages along with many published lists to decide what I want to … Continue reading

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The Best of Us by Joyce Maynard

My Review: I highly recommend reading The Best of Us , just make sure you have a box of tissues.  Joyce Maynard finds the love of her life in her 50s, many years after being divorced and raising her children … Continue reading

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Reading With Patrick by Michelle Kuo

My Review: Heartbreaking, inspiring and a tribute to dedication, Reading With Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship  is the memoir of an Asian American Teach For America teacher and her friendship with a poor, black student in Helena, Arkansas.  Their special … Continue reading

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