LitStack Review: Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan

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Within the Sanctuary of Wings A Memoir by Lady Trent Marie Brennan Tor Books Release Date:  April 25, 2017 ISBN 978-0-7653-7765-4 What a lovely way to end a wonderful fantasy series! Since 2013, with the publication of Lady Trent’s first installment of her memoirs in A Natural History of Dragons, author Marie Brennan has given [….]

LitStack Rec: Out of Place & Dead Lands

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Out of Place: A Memoir, by Edward Said Edward Said, the prolific author, political activist, pianist, and critic rose to academic stardom in 1978 with the publication of the seminal Orientalism, a critique of the cultural bias that founded Western study of the East. Said, who died in 2003 after battling a rare form of [….]

LitStaff Recs: This Boy’s Life & Kiss & Tell

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This Boy’s Life: A Memoir, by Tobias Wolff  First published in 1989, Tobias Wolff’s This Boy’s Life has since become a classic of the contemporary memoir, the kind of book you can finish, like I did, in nearly one sitting. Wolff, the author of numerous works of fiction, including short stories, novels, and a second memoir, [….]

LitStack Recs: A Brief Look at Father Memoirs & Blueberry Girl

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A Brief Look at Father Memoirs Stories that center on fathers have a distinct place in the memoir genre. For better or worse, fathers hold a place that intersects with the world and experience in a way far different from that of a mother’s. As in Jung’s archetypes, fathers are symbols of worldliness and action, [….]

Pakistani Teen Shot By Taliban Writing a Book

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From The Huffington Post: LONDON — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban as she returned home from school, is writing a book about the traumatic event and her long-running campaign to promote children’s education. Publisher Weidenfeld and Nicolson announced it would release “I am Malala” in Britain and Commonwealth [….]