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Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
really liked it
Note: I listened to the audio edition read by Nicola Barber.

Powerful and beautiful stories of a newly-trained midwife in one of the poorest areas of
Dec 19, 2015
Dec 28, 2015
Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto
liked it
Appealing account of the author's grueling and rewarding landscaping apprenticeship in Kyoto, Japan. Buck's personal life is interwoven smoothly and n ...more
Aug 22, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
The Chick and the Dead: Tales of a Life in Death
liked it
Detailed and engaging account of how the author became a mortuary worker, advanced in the field, and what she learned and did. Not for the squeamish b ...more
Aug 14, 2017
Aug 18, 2017
Why Not Me?
really liked it
Fun, very superficial and flippant in places but with passages on her high regard for coworkers & mentors plus her solid love of friends and famil ...more
Oct 02, 2015
Oct 04, 2015
Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary
really liked it
A wonderfully written story about Sophia Duleep Singh, starting with her grandfather, a legendary early-19-century Sikh maharajah of the Punjab region ...more
Jan 19, 2016
Jan 10, 2016
Not My Father's Son
really liked it
Fast-paced and well-written, with incidents from the past and present deftly blended, which helps readers deal with Cumming's mostly-unpleasant childh ...more
Mar 2015
Apr 20, 2015
Miyazawa Kenji: Selections
really liked it
I've been fascinated by Miyazawa (the book's title follows the Japanese tradition of listing the surname first) since my first exposure to a short ani ...more
not set
Mar 24, 2011
Are You My Mother?
really liked it
Bechdel turns to the story of her mother--or, rather, her relationship with her mother and how it affected Bechdel's own life and psychology from an e ...more
Sep 22, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
Staying True: Musings of an Odd-Duck Quaker Lesbian Approaching Death
really liked it
An intimate, wide-ranging, intensely personal and spiritual memoir of Lynn Waddington's life, from her early childhood in an isolated southern New Jer ...more
Aug 03, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
Mixed: My Life in Black and White
really liked it
Angela Nissen gives us a humorous, never self-pitying look at the often rude reactions of people of all races toward herself as biracial child and tee ...more
Aug 06, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
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