5 Arresting New Memoirs Jeanette Winterson Wants You to Read
"Memoir...satisfies our need for gossip and intimacy, for testimony and confessional, and in this world of spin, offers a truthful account of what it means to succeed or fail, to love or lose, to break your heart and mend it again."
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She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me
A hybrid book—part mystery story, part memoir—about the author's mother's life in South Africa during apartheid. Brockes always knew her mother had a past, but only after her death did the author start to understand why she was always packed and ready to run in case there was ever a knock at the door.
— Jeanette Winterson