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On the road

by:Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969

Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast.

Editions:648  Date:1954 - 2018  Genre(s):Autobiographical fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Fictional autobiographies, Road fiction, Road fiction


Little house on the prairie

by:Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957

A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.

Editions:348  Date:1932 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Historical fiction, Fictional autobiographies, Autobiographical fiction, Historical fiction


Angela's ashes : a memoir

by:McCourt, Frank

"My father and mother should have stayed in New York where they met and I was born. Instead, they returned to Ireland when I was four ... When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." So begins the memoir of Frank McCourt, raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland in the 1930s and 40s. The author chronicles his impoverished childhood and early experiences in the Catholic church, and describes his father's alcoholism and talent for storytelling, as well as the challenges and tragedies his mother faced, balancing painful memories with humor.

Editions:322  Date:1199 - 2018  Genre(s):Biography, Autobiographies, Movie novels, Biographies, Biographies


Farmer boy

by:Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957

Nine-year-old Almanzo lives with his family on a big farm in New York State at the end of the nineteenth century. He raises his own two calves, helps cut ice and shear sheep, and longs for the day he can have his own colt.

Editions:163  Date:1933 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Fictional autobiographies


Wind, sand and stars

by:Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944

English translation of "Terre des hommes". Autobiographical account of air travel, captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight.

Editions:644  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Biography, Biographies, Biographies, Autobiographies, Autobiographies



by:Allende, Isabel

Paula is a soul-baring memoir, which, like a novel of suspense, one reads without drawing a breath. The point of departure for these moving pages is a tragic personal experience. In December 1991, Isabel Allende's daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and shortly thereafter fell into a coma. During months in the hospital, the author began to write the story of her family for her unconscious daughter. In the telling, bizarre ancestors appear before our eyes; we hear both delightful and bitter c.

Editions:401  Date:1966 - 2018  Genre(s):Autobiographies, Autobiographies


A child's Christmas in Wales

by:Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953

A Welsh poet recalls the celebration of Christmas in Wales and the feelings it evoked in him as a child.

Editions:152  Date:1954 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Biography, Autobiographies, Literature, Christmas stories, Juvenile works

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On writing : a memoir of the craft

by:King, Stephen, 1947-

This volume "really contains two books: a fondly sardonic autobiography and a tough-love lesson for aspiring novelists", written by American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy, Stephen King (b. 1947). The first third of the book contains King's memoir, which includes heartfelt tidbits about his brother, mother and his long battles with alcohol and drug addiction. The second part of the book, "On Writing," is where aspiring novelists might find inspiration. King describes the symbolism in many of his novels and offers writers common sense advice. He presents his taboos of writing: adverbs (especially those in dialog) and the passive voice. He describes his writer's toolbox, including examples of both good and bad writing, sometimes taken from his own work, sometimes taken from other writers. He also describes his approach to research. King concludes by including a list of nearly a hundred novels that he considers the best that he's read in the last three or four years.

Editions:116  Date:2000 - 2017  Genre(s):Biography, Horror fiction, Autobiographies, Biographies, Biographies


Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail

by:Strayed, Cheryl, 1968-

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State -- and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than "an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise." But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone. Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

Editions:76  Date:2012 - 2019  Genre(s):Biography, Autobiographies, Autobiographies, Movie novels


The notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

by:Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926

Living in Paris as he attempts to write a novel, Brigge, a young Danish aristocrat and poet obsessed with death, muses on his family, his background, and his observations of Parisian life.

Editions:681  Date:1800 - 2020  Genre(s):Fictional autobiographies, Autobiographical fiction

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