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Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet - Based on a true story, Xinran’s extraordinary second book takes the reader right to the hidden heart of one of the world’s most mysterious and inaccessible countries. In March 1958, Shu Wen learns that her husband, an idealistic army doctor, has died while serving in Tibet. Determined to find out what happened to him, she courageously sets off to join his regiment. But to her horror, instead of finding a Tibetan people happily welcoming their Chinese “liberato by Xinran Xinran

The Exile - Biography of Pearl Buck's mother. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, 'for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces'. The Exile and Fighting Angel are those 'biographical masterpieces' by Pearl Buck

Far countries as seen by a boy - delightful letters with many illustrations written to cousin on tour of Far East by Mary Hawley Beecher Longyear

Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography (Anchor Books) - The quintessential memoir of the generation of Englishmen who suffered in World War I is among the bitterest autobiographies ever written. Robert Graves's stripped-to-the-bone prose seethes with contempt for his class, his country, his military superiors, and the civilians who mindlessly cheered the carnage from the safety of home. His portrait of the stupidity and petty cruelties endemic in England's elite schools is almost as scathing as his depictio by Robert Graves

Rosa: The Life of an Italian Immigrant - 'A vital record of another part of America's past. 'A vivid, personalized account of the life of an ordinary woman born and raised in Italy who migrated to the U.S. in 1884. Rosa Cavalleri [is] a gifted storyteller.' This is the life story of Rosa Cavalleri, as told to Marie Hall Ets, a social worker and noted author of children's books who was a friend of Rosa. Rosa's life in a village in Lombardy, her marriage at sixteen to an abusive older man, her unwilling migra by Marie Hall Ets

Birds, Beasts, and Relatives - Part coming-of-age autobiography and part nature guide, Gerald Durrell’s dazzling sequel to My Family and Other Animals is based on his boyhood on Corfu, from 1933 to 1939. Originally published in 1969 but long out of print, Birds, Beasts, and Relatives is filled with charming observations, amusing anecdotes, boyhood memories, and childlike wonder. by Gerald Durell

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