Category: memoir

Book review

EDUCATED: A memoir that sears the soul.

EDUCATED by Tara Westover Random House, Feb 2018 A review by Kamalini Natesan How does one review a book of this nature- a memoir? Memoirs have the undue advantage of a certain point of view, and rely on memory and narration of facts from the perspective of the writer, who has chosen to write of

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Book review

When Breath Becomes Air : A lesson in Memoir

The biggest challenge in such a book is that the reader knows the end. It’s on the blurb, and in every single book review. With that critical piece gone, how do you still engage the reader? Paul does so by taking us along on his difficult journey. We live his life, share his love, joy & pain. We experience utter despair in his book – I wept more than once. His skill as a storyteller makes us his fellow traveler.

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