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When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa by Peter Godwin

Christopher Isherwood: A Critical Biography - Full critical biography, written with the benefit of unrestricted access to Isherwood's private archives, letters, and manuscripts. Winner the of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 1979. by Brian Finney

All Will Be Well: A Memoir - This story, so beautifully told, of McGahern's family is like a microcosm of Ireland in the 1940s and 50s: the rough indifference of his callous father alongside the selfless warmth of his mother. So it was in Ireland during that time: an era marked on the one hand by the cruel exclusion of those who did not buckle to the rigid demands of society, in contrast to much altruism and a shared sense of decency. How McGahern didn't emerge a bitter man from his childhood (the latter pa by John McGahern

MY SEVERAL WORLDS - born in the US, raised in China, tells us about her life abroad and at home. Her missionary parents took her to China as a small child, and she traveled the world later. She only hints at very personal and painful events: the birth of her daughter with PKU and a divorce as well. We do learn about the founding of her Amerasian orphan adoption agency, placing the unwanted children of Korean women and American soldiers, about her Nobel Prize for 'The Good Earth', and about life in China fro by Pearl S. Buck

The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices by Xinran Xinran

East Toward Dawn: A Woman's Solo Journey Around the World - On the eve of her sixtieth birthday, Nan Watkins decided to embark on the around-the-globe trip she had always dreamed of -- a trip she would take alone. Having endured both the dissolution of her thirty-year marriage and the devastating death of her twenty-three-year-old son, the author resolved to follow a solo path east across Europe and Asia to renew connections with old friends and explore foreign lands and cultures. Over adventure-filled week by Nan Watkins

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