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"The armchairs were exhausted, worn out by life, and during the night they liked to stretch out their arms, legs, and backs, creaking and groaning." -- from 'Memories' by Teffi; trans. Robert Chandler & others
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AN EXPERT ON CARCERAL VIOLENCE and the system’s cruel injustices to poor and minority youth tells the story of a tragedy that happened in his own extended family—the loss of a bright, caring teen to imprisonment and then a gang-related murder. A MINUS

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sito-laurence-ralph/1143598833?ean=9781538740323

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A BLACK PHYSICIAN’S UNSPARING examination of the profound impact racism has on healthcare and health outcomes intertwines with stories of her own, her sister’s, and her mother’s lives as doctors. Thoughtful, deep, engaging. A MINUS

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/legacy-uch-blackstock-md/1142804246?ean=9780593491287

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A MEMOIR OF DIVORCE AND MOTHERHOOD shines brightest when talking about the raw physicalities of birth and parenting and love and longing. Candid and impressively unafraid to show the writer’s flaws. B PLUS

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/splinters-leslie-jamison/1143707716?ean=9780316374880

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Chronicles, Volume One by Bob Dylan

This is the first spellbinding volume of the three-volume memoir of one of the greatest musical legends of all time. In CHRONICLES Volume I, Bob Dylan takes us back to the early 1960s when he arrived in New York to launch his phenomenal career. This is Dylan's story in his own words - a personal view of his motivations, frustrations and remarkable creativity.

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BRILLIANT, MOTIVATED, AND FIERCELY fabulous, activist Eddie Ndopu tells the story of his journeys: South Africa to Canada to Oxford to his role on the world’s most glittering stages speaking out for the rights of people with disabilities. B PLUS

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sipping-dom-p-rignon-through-a-straw-eddie-ndopu/1142837554?ean=9780306829062

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30 Jan. 1649 Charles I was executed. For Alice Thornton, looking back on this c.1669, Charles I was a 'martyr' who was 'cruelly murdered by the hands of blasphemous rebels, his own subjects, at Whitehall, London' (Book 1). https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2023-01-27-last-days-charlesI/
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AN EXTRAVAGANTLY THEATRICAL LIFE, onstage and off—the playwright and incomparable diva Charles Busch’s memoir is witty and full of love for his family, friends, mentors, and muses, but most of all for the glamour of acting. B PLUS

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/leading-lady-charles-busch/1142959951?ean=9781637744147

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We have a new most read post for 2023! Thank you for counting down to 2024 with Alice Thornton's Books, and we wish you a very Happy New Year. Our most read blog post is my 'A House Divided', about the Restoration of Charles II and a domestic quarrel. https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2022-09-12-a-house-divided/ @litodons @histodons @histodon

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We're down to our top two most read blog posts as we count down to 2024! Last year, my piece about finding two missing Alice Thornton manuscripts was in the very top spot. This year it's at number 2. Find out where the Alice Thornton's Books project all began. https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2022-06-23-two-missing-thornton-manuscripts/
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As we look over our top 5 blog posts, what better time to dip into the world of Alice Thornton (1626-1707). We'll keep you reading about the till the Eve of 2024. At no. 4, project postdoc Jo Edge brought us 'Alice Thornton, Memory and Middleham Castle'. https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/posts/blog/2022-07-25-alice-thornton-middleham-castle/
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A VISIONARY, KALEIDOSCOPIC MEMOIR combines tales from the writer’s life with legends from her Japanese, Okinawan, and Taiwanese heritage. Touching and insightful; beautifully illustrated by the author’s sister. A MINUS

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-night-parade-jami-nakamura-lin/1142972630?ean=9780063213234

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THE OPPRESSION OF THE UYGHUR PEOPLE explored in heartbreaking detail through an exiled poet and filmmaker’s memoir. Beautiful writing about a horrifying topic brings stories of the imprisoned and murdered into the light. A MINUS

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/waiting-to-be-arrested-at-night-tahir-hamut-izgil/1142610549?ean=9780593491799

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Insha Allah, guess who's going to rev up her Substack with ...

A 2024 / 1445 preparation log!

ALL kinds of prep will be grist for the mill, not just nerdy gear buys or struggles with the Nusuk app. Photos and pictures will abound, Insha Allah.

And I'll be excerpting and commenting on other Hajj , Insha Allah. They're often fascinating and beautifully written.

Subscriptions are free of charge.

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Check out version v1.3.0 of our edition of Alice Thornton's Books. We have a new search function for people and places. Links that go to our partial release are live (others show up but are currently disabled). We also have some sample bios up for the 14 people named in the first 22 pages of her 'Book of Remembrances'. https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/entities/

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We have also added more detail on the site about Alice Thornton's four manuscript books, especially her 'Book of Remembrances' which is where the 103pp of the partial release are from
https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/books/
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While four autobiograpical accounts of Alice Thornton's (1626-1707) life exist, each one is different from the others as she changed the structure and rewrote events.

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If you are interested in learning more about the four Thornton manuscripts, see our page here:
https://thornton.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/books/


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A FAMILY’S DEEPEST SECRETS are brought to light in this ambitious, poetic memoir. In a mix of recollection and recreation, the author uses her uncle’s conviction for art forgery as the lens through which to examine a family in flight from truth. B PLUS

https://bellepointpress.com/products/letting-in-air-and-light

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BARBRA STREISAND’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY is as unique as its subject and her remarkable career. Lots of candor about her childhood and her professional life, very little gossip about her romantic life, a strong throughline of moral and artistic clarity. A MINUS

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-name-is-barbra-barbra-streisand/1108730905?ean=9780525429524

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Aphrodite A Memoir of the Senses

New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende celebrates the pleasures of the sensual life in this rich, joyful and slyly humorous book, a combination of personal narrative and treasury of erotic lore.

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Breaking Through: My Life in Science

A powerful memoir from Katalin Karikó, winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, whose decades-long research led to the COVID-19 vaccines.

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    BRITNEY SPEARS’S LONG-AWAITED memoir is unsparingly candid and surprisingly sweet. There’s grief here, but little grievance in this thoughtful look at the truth behind an overwhelmingly hyped image. A MINUS

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-woman-in-me-britney-spears/1143770186?ean=9781668009048

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    Man Is Wolf to Man

    In 1941 Janusz Bardach's death sentence was commuted to ten years' hard labor and he was sent to Kolyma—the harshest, coldest, and most deadly prison in Joseph Stalin's labor camp system—the Siberia of Siberias. The only English-language memoir since the fall of communism to chronicle the atrocities committed during the Stalinist regime, Bardach's gripping testimony explores the darkest corners of the human condition.

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    A MEDITATION ON FAMILY, HERITAGE, identity, and self-creation by a writer who is an enrolled member of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe of the Pacific Northwest. Insightful observations weave deftly with personal reimagining of Indigenous myths. B PLUS

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thinning-blood-leah-myers/1142243349?ean=9781324036708

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    A SHIMMERING TAPESTRY OF ESSAYS, poetic and direct, woven from stories about life and love, illness and health, connection and loss. B PLUS

    https://bookshop.org/p/books/drawing-breath-essays-on-writing-the-body-and-grief-gayle-brandeis/18582442?ean=9798985652710

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