Confined by illness, the feminist literary scholar dove into the complete works of V.S. Naipaul and Paul Theroux.
Pagels vividly recounts her spiritual experiences. But she won’t let herself be bound by any tradition.
Delphine Minoui planned a weeklong visit to explore her heritage. She stayed for 10 years.
Even as a child, Dani Shapiro wondered whether she belonged in her family.
Theology is story, and Jones is a rousing storyteller.
Cottom interrogates her own story loudly enough for others to hear themselves in it.
Stephen Faller’s series of wise reflections on being alive
A cancer memoir about a life sustained by improbable events
Leslie Jamison weaves cultural critique into her memoir about alcohol and creativity.
A memoir about survival and the theological questions it raises
Ilana Kurshan shows how the practice of Daf Yoni gave structure to a life made formless and void.
Stephanie Land's memoir reveals the intimacy and power of a housecleaner’s labor.
J. Philip Wogaman tried to surrender his ordination. Would this have helped?
A history of the 20th century told by ordinary Germans.
Two memoirs by men who endured decades of criminal injustice before being exonerated