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New and Notable Memoirs

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From the cutthroat world of haute cuisine to Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, from Paris to Ethiopia, and from a story of surviving abuse to one about facing life with a chronic disease, these are fascinating books everyone's talking about.
Just Jen

Just Jen

Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis
also available: Audiobook eBook


Winner of the 2017 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award – Non-Fiction!

Jen Powley was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at fifteen. By thirty-five, she had lost the use of her arms and legs.

Just Jen is a powerful memoir that tells the story of Powley’s life at the time of her diagnosis, and the infinite, irrevocable ways it has changed since. Powley’s writing pulls no punches. She is lively, bold and unapologetic, answering questions people are often afraid to ask about living with …

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Nearly Normal

Nearly Normal

Surviving the Wilderness, My Family and Myself


 From the author of the bestselling memoir North of Normal comes the harrowing story of a past that won’t let go, and one woman’s attempt to put her life back together after everything falls apart

In her bestselling memoir North of Normal, Cea wrote with grace about her unconventional childhood—her early years living in a tipi in Alberta with her pot-smoking, free-loving counterculture family. But her struggles do not end when she leaves her family at the age of thirteen …

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