Memoir

The Young Neurosurgeon

Lessons from My Patients
By Paul Edward Kaloostian

Paul Kaloostian’s intimate account describes both the lifesaving feats and tragic failures that are the daily ups and downs of twenty-first century neurosurgery.

Subjects: MedicineMemoir

Leaving Tinkertown

By Tanya Ward Goodman

“Goodman writes beautifully. The characters are well drawn, compelling, and convincing. Most importantly, the book has genuine emotional power, which builds as the story unfolds, even though how it will end is understood from the beginning.”--Frank Huyler, author of The Blood of Strangers

Subjects: MemoirSouthwest

Beyond Words

Illness and the Limits of Expression
By Kathlyn Conway

Author Kathlyn Conway, a three-time cancer survivor, believes that the triumphalist approach to writing about illness fails to do justice to the shattering experience of disease. By wrestling with the challenge of writing about the reality of serious illness and injury, she argues, writers can offer a truer picture of the complex relationship between body and mind.

Subjects: MedicineMemoir

Weekends with O'Keeffe

By C. S. Merrill

In 1973 Georgia O’Keeffe employed C. S. Merrill to catalog her library for her estate. Merrill, a poet who was a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, was twenty-six years old and O’Keeffe was eighty-five, almost blind, but still painting. Over seven years, Merrill was called upon for secretarial assistance, cooking, and personal care for the artist. Merrill’s journals reveal details of the daily life of a genius.

Subjects: ArtMemoir

Navajos Wear Nikes

A Reservation Life
By Jim Kristofic

With tales of gangs and skinwalkers, an Indian Boy Scout troop, a fanatical Sunday school teacher, and the author’s own experience of sincere friendships that lead to hózhó (beautiful harmony), Kristofic’s memoir is an honest portrait of growing up on—and growing to love—the Reservation.

Gentlemen Preferred Dry Flies

The Dry Fly and the Nymph, Evolution and Conflict
By William Black

Through stories of numerous historical characters Black details the long debate among fly-fishing devotees on the relative merits of dry or wet flies.

Leaving New Buffalo Commune

By Arthur Kopecky

This is the second book based on the author's journals about life at one of the most famous communes of the "back to the land" era.

The River in Winter

New and Selected Essays
By Stanley Crawford

Crawford's thoughtful and witty essays explore his experiences as a farmer, activist, and observer in rural New Mexico. In his third nonfiction book he writes, among other topics, about the river which irrigates his land and the animals and plants which touch his life.

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