Monday, November 16, 2009

Just in time for Thanksgiving break

If you're nosey like me and like to read about the details of other people's lives, you're in luck! This list of new books includes all kinds of memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies--not to mention books about writing memoir:
Family Bible
Tell Me True: Memoir, History, and Writing a Life
Scheisshaus Luck: Surviving the Unspeakable in Auschwitz and Dora
RĂ©sistance: A Woman’s Journal of Struggle and Defiance in Occupied France
The Man on Mao's Right: From Harvard Yard to Tiananmen Square, My Life Inside China's Foreign Ministry
The Time and Place That Gave Me Life
Hapa Girl: A Memoir
Circus Queen & Tinker Bell: The Memoir of Tiny Kline
Things I've Been Silent About: Memories
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
The Middle Place (written by a relative of a PVCC instructor, by the way)
Big Russ and Me: Father and Son, Lessons of Life
Me of Little Faith
Will’s Choice: A Suicidal Teen, a Desperate Mother, and a Chronicle of Recovery
The Urban Hermit: A Memoir
Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir
Audition: A Memoir
Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story
Freddie & Me: A Coming-of-Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody
Beckham: Both Feet on the Ground
My First 100 Marathons: 2,620 Miles with an Obsessive Runner
Saving Jack: A Man's Struggle with Breast Cancer
Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love
From Baghdad, with Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava
Thinking About Memoir
The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World
Steiglitz: A Memoir/Biography
Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford
The Echo from Dealey Plaza: The True Story of the First African American on the White House Secret Service Detail and His Quest for Justice After the Assassination of JFK.

Didn't I warn you? There's a lot of potential for snooping in that list!
Don't give up if you're not a fan of memoirs or biographies--the list of new books has something for everyone. Follow the link to choose the topics that interest you. There are books about horticulture & social networking, books about politics, books about philosophy & religion, books about history, science, anthropology, gender issues...you name it, we've got it. If you don't find something to interest you, use the "Contact Us" link to make a suggestion.

All you need to check out a book before you take your Thanksgiving break is your student ID or your login for MyPVCC. Employees just need to help us spell last names. So what are you waiting for? Stop by the library; stock up on new books!