Monday, November 28, 2016

New Biographies

Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus
“Two victims of infamous Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro share the story of their abductions, their decade in captivity, and their dramatic escape.” –WorldCat

Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes
“Told with honesty and passion, Open Heart, Open Mind is Clara’s personal journey through physical and mental pain to a life where love and understanding can thrive. This revelatory and inspiring story will touch the hearts of all Canadians.” –Amazon

The Lightless Sky by Gulwali Passarlay
“A twelve-year-old refugee's harrowing escape from Afghanistan and his extraordinary journey across half the world. A gripping, inspiring, and eye-opening memoir of fortitude and survival, of a boy's traumatic flight from Afghanistan to the West, that puts a face to one of the most shocking and devastating humanitarian crises of our time.” –WorldCat

The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew
“Born to an Anishinaabe father and a non-native mother, he has a foot in both cultures. He is a Sundancer, an academic, a former rapper, a hereditary chief, and an urban activist. Kinew writes affectingly of his own struggles in his twenties to find the right path, eventually giving up a self-destructive lifestyle to passionately pursue music and martial arts. From his unique vantage point, he offers an inside view of what it means to be an educated aboriginal living in a country that is just beginning to wake up to its aboriginal history and living presence.” –WorldCat

Tomcats and House Calls by William O’Flaherty
“Dr. William O'Flaherty draws on thousands of patient encounters, both human and animal, for Tomcats and House Calls: Memoir of a Country Doctor. O'Flaherty’s 24 stories about living and doctoring in rural Newfoundland and New Brunswick are filled with humour and poignancy; insight gained from 40+ years of facing life, death, and the truly unexpected.” –WorldCat