Books - Biographies & Memoirs

The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
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The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

The young Che Guevara’s lively and highly entertaining travel diary, now a popular movie and a New York Times bestseller.This new, expanded edition features exclusive, unpublished photos taken b...

By   Amalia Gkavea Amalia Gkavea
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Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone
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Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone

On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than 18,500 people had been crushed, burned to deat...

By   Amalia Gkavea Amalia Gkavea
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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson - Book Review
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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson - Book Review

Greg Mortenson is an American registered nurse and a passionate mountaineer who, together with writer David Oliver Relin wrote Three Cups of Tea; a narrative of a truly inspiring journey.   ...

By   Adonis Monahan Adonis Monahan
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Unofficial Britain
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Unofficial Britain

There is a Britain that exists outside of the official histories and guidebooks - places that lie on the margins, left behind. A Britain in the cracks of the urban facade where unexpected life can flo...

By   Amalia Gkavea Amalia Gkavea
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Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen - Book Review
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Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen - Book Review

With this autobiography, Susana Kaysen takes us back to 1967 when she was just an 18-year-old aspiring writer. While a quick overview of the book might give you the wrong impression that the writer so...

By   Kathy Graves Kathy Graves
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A Language Older Than Words by Derrick Jensen - Book Review
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A Language Older Than Words by Derrick Jensen - Book Review

A Language Older than Words takes you on the nerve-wracking journey through an abused child’s upbringing. This controversy-filled 254-page book is a relatively accurate representation of Derrick...

By   Kathy Graves Kathy Graves
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A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway - Book Review
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A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway - Book Review

No analysis can convey Ernest Hemingway’s writing style and rich work. Hemingway isn’t only a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner, but he is also celebrated as the greatest and most infl...

By   Kathy Graves Kathy Graves
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Wintering: A Season with Geese
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Wintering: A Season with Geese

The arrival of huge flocks of geese in the UK is one of the most evocative and powerful harbingers of winter; a vast natural phenomenon to capture the imagination. So Stephen Rutt found when he moved...

By   Amalia Gkavea Amalia Gkavea
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Muhammad A Biography of the Prophet by Karen Armstrong - Book Review
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Muhammad A Biography of the Prophet by Karen Armstrong - Book Review

With over 1.3 billion Muslims roaming the world, you’d think that people would be familiar with Islam and have a basic understanding of what Prophet Muhammed was like. With the terrible image b...

By   Kathy Graves Kathy Graves
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Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett - Book Review
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Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett - Book Review

When the first act of a play starts with two people waiting for a person to come and he never shows up, the readers will be expecting the second act to feature that person along with a different setti...

By   Ethan Griffin Ethan Griffin
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