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As a literary genre, a memoir (from the French: mémoire from the Latin memoria, meaning "memory", or a reminiscence), forms a subclass of autobiography – although the terms 'memoir' and 'autobiography' are almost interchangeable in modern parlance. Memoir is autobiographical writing, but not all autobiographical writing follows the criteria for memoir.

Memoirs are structured differently from formal autobiographies which tend to encompass the writer's entire life span, focusing on the development of his/her personality. The chronological scope of memoir is determined by the work's context and is
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    The Wonderful World of Bernies
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    Release date: Jun 13, 2017
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    Radio Okapi Kindu: The Station that Helped Bring Peace to the Congo
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    Release date: Jun 13, 2017
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    Release date: Mar 07, 2017
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    Release date: Jul 22, 2017
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    Giveaway dates: Jul 15 - Jul 27, 2017

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    Daddy's Little Secret: A Daughter's Quest to Solve Her Father's Brutal Murder
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    Giveaway dates: Jun 13 - Jul 21, 2017

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    Release date: Dec 12, 2017
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    Availability: 20 copies available, 1921 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jun 19 - Jul 21, 2017

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    We Are All Shipwrecks: A Memoir
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    Release date: Dec 23, 2014
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    Morningstar: Growing Up With Books
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    Release date: Sep 15, 2017
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    Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat into Victory
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    Release date: Sep 19, 2017
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    Release date: May 31, 2014
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    Giveaway dates: Jun 23 - Jul 24, 2017

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    In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope
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    Release date: Oct 24, 2017
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  • It's Not Your Journey by Rebecca Lombardo
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    Release date: May 25, 2017
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  • Say Yes on Saturday by Lawrence Schneider
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  • Two Are Better by Tim  Bishop
    Two Are Better: Midlife Newlyweds Bicycle Coast to Coast
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    Release date: May 15, 2013
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    Availability: 1 copy available, 488 people requesting

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    Dirty Kids: On the Road with Tramps, Travelers, and Nomads
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    Release date: Sep 16, 2017
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    Availability: 5 copies available, 394 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 14 - Jul 24, 2017

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  • American Educator by Ginger L. Franklin
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    Release date: Jul 07, 2017
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    Release date: Sep 04, 2016
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    Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir, which will be published by Flatiron Books (Macmillan) in May 2017. It is also forthcoming from publishers internationally. A National Endowment for the Arts fellow and Rona Jaffe Award recipient, she has twice been a fellow at both MacDowell and Yaddo. Her essays appear in The New York Times, Oxford American, Iowa Review, and many other publications, and were recognized “notable” in Best American Essays 2013, 2015, and 2016.

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