Memoir genre books (36)


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Als die Welt stehen blieb

Als die Welt stehen blieb : Vom Leben im Ausnahmezustand - Maja Lundes bislang persönlichstes Buch by Maja Lunde DE

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
Maja Lundes bislang persönlichstes Buch. SPIEGEL-Bestsellerautorin Maja Lunde führt uns zurück in jene Märztage, als die ganze Welt stehen blieb. Tage, die uns erschüttert haben und noch immer erschüttern. Die tiefe Risse hinterlassen haben in dem Glauben an unsere Unverletzbarkeit. Maja Lunde zeigt uns, was im Leben wirklich wichtig ist: die kleinen Dinge im menschlichen Miteinander. Sie sind eine fünfköpfige Familie. Die Erwachsenen haben sich gerade gestritten, als die Nachricht vom Lockdown eintrifft: Von nun an werden sie zu Hause sein. Alle zusammen. Jeden Tag. Die Autorin Maja Lunde ist... continue
Genre Memoir
Recommended: 03 Dec 2022

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An Inland Voyage by Robert Louis Stevenson EN

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Description:
Robert Louis Stevenson was not only a gifted writer, he was also an indefatigable traveller. An Inland Voyage, first published in 1878, is Stevenson's earliest book. It describes a voyage undertaken with this Scottish friend Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson, mostly along the Oise River from Belgium through France, in the autumn of 1876. Stevenson and Simpson each had a wooden canoe rigged with a sail, propelled with double-bladed paddles, a style that had recently become popular. An Inland Voyage paints a delightful picture of Europe in a more innocent time, with quirky innkeepers, travelling enter... continue

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An Unexpected Light

An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan by Elliott, Jason EN

Rating: 5     4 Votes
Description:
A riveting combination of history and travel, filled with modern anecdotes, traditional wisdom, and profound insights, vividly brings to life the exotic land of Afghanistan. Reprint.

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Border

Border : A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova EN

Rating: 3.6     6 Votes
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border it shares with Turkey and Greece. When she was a child, the border zone was rumored to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, and it swarmed with soldiers and spies
Recommended: 10 Jan 2023

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Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi EN

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Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
Temple Rome has variant printings.
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

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Dagen in Minsk : dagboek van een opstand

Dagen in Minsk : dagboek van een opstand by Julia Cimafiejeva NL

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
Recommended: 06 Dec 2022


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Free : A Child and a Country at the End of History by Lea Ypi EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Albania flag Albania
Description:
For precocious 11-year-old Lea Ypi, Albania’s Soviet-style socialism held the promise of a preordained future, a guarantee of security among enthusiastic comrades. That is, until she found herself clinging to a stone statue of Joseph Stalin, newly beheaded by student protests. Communism had failed to deliver the promised utopia. One’s “biography”—class status and other associations long in the past—put strict boundaries around one’s individual future. When Lea’s parents spoke of relatives going to “university” or “graduating,” they were speaking of grave secrets Lea struggled to unveil. And wh... continue
Recommended: 08 Oct 2022

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Free : A Child and a Country at the End of History by Lea Ypi EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Albania flag Albania
Description:
For precocious 11-year-old Lea Ypi, Albania’s Soviet-style socialism held the promise of a preordained future, a guarantee of security among enthusiastic comrades. That is, until she found herself clinging to a stone statue of Joseph Stalin, newly beheaded by student protests. Communism had failed to deliver the promised utopia. One’s “biography”—class status and other associations long in the past—put strict boundaries around one’s individual future. When Lea’s parents spoke of relatives going to “university” or “graduating,” they were speaking of grave secrets Lea struggled to unveil. And wh... continue
Recommended: 10 Jan 2023

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Goodbye Sarajevo : A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival by Atka Reid, Hana Schofield EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Description:
A moving and compelling true story about two sisters fighting for survival in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war
Recommended: 04 Sep 2022


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