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Memoirs are a unique genre of writing which some people shy away from. However, you will never regret reading one. Memoirs are intimate and personal. They present a first person view of the author's life through deep and emotional storytelling.
Memoirs are special and real pieces of writing which won't leave you yawning halfway through the first chapter. I personally love memoirs because they show an intricate view of a person's experience told through their own eyes. Memoirs seem to say: here's my story, the real, raw depth of it. Memoirs are true storytelling drawn from the source itself. So here are a couple of memoirs available at the Washington Public Library that I think you might enjoy!
' 'Educated.” This memoir is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe Bestseller. This riveting personal story comes from Tara Westover, a woman who grew up deep in the mountains of Idaho. Her parents are skeptical of the government and the outside world, so they keep their children isolated at home. Westover writes passionately, but also with depth and insight gleaned from her experiences. What I enjoyed about this particular memoir is how real it feels. Although fiction is always a very popular genre, I think that memoirs offer a unique authenticity that fiction can't. This memoir will keep you constantly guessing about what happens next, and keep you so engaged that you just won't want to stop reading.
' 'Hillbilly Elegy.” This memoir is a 'deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures. Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.” (from our Biblionix website) In this story, J.D. Vance shares his family's struggle with poverty, and enlightens readers with the fact that anyone can be poor no matter what their ethnicity. Vance's true account of his family's experiences shows how you can come up from nothing and make something of yourself, despite your beginnings in life.
Memoirs are some of the best works of literature that an author can offer to readers. They show true accounts of their lives and don't hold back on the details one bit. If you would like to check out these two wonderful memoirs or look for any other books in our catalogue, you can call us at 653-2726, or just come on inside to browse for 30 minutes.