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jacket/cover - click for larger view Priscilla : the hidden life of an Englishwoman in wartime France
Nicholas Shakespeare.
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After stumbling upon his late aunt's personal belongings, the author pieces together the story of a woman living the precarious existence of a British citizen in a country occupied by the enemy during the Second World War.
2014; 423 p; isbn:0062297031 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view 12 years a slave : a true story of betrayal, kidnap and slavery
Solomon Northup
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Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841. He spent the next 12 years as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation, and during this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. This is his detailed description of slave life and plantation society
2013; 199 p; isbn:9781843914716 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Little failure : a memoir
Gary Shteyngart.
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Traces the author's experiences as a young bullied Jewish-Russian immigrant in Queens, his haphazard college pursuits, and his initial forays into a literary career.
2014; 349 p.; isbn:0679643753 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Confessions of a mediocre widow : or, how I lost my husband and my sanity
Catherine Tidd
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A memoir from a 31-year-old widow with three children under six years old, a rusty resume, no fix-it skills--and no experience living adult life without a husband
357 p; isbn:9781402285226 More Information

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