Memorable Memoirs

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Leo TolstoyAre our families all alike, or are we different? Reading memoirs offers us a glimpse into families who can resemble our own, and strike a chord of recognition, whether they are happy or unhappy.

Here are a few recent memoirs that present universal traits of the joy and disappointment, and the hope and acceptance that color each of our lives. Thanks to our friends at Shelf Awareness for their recommendations, and to our fellow staffer Scott who  recommended Late Migrations,  a moving memoir life and loss.