Biography, Memoirs & Letters

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Reading Vincent van Gogh

A Thematic Guide to the Letters

Athabasca University Press

Reading Vincent van Gogh is at once an interpretive guide to Van Gogh’s letters and a distillation of the key themes that reoccur throughout his collected letters.

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Nobody Rich or Famous

A Family Memoir

The University of Arizona Press

Lyrical literary memior by an acclaimed poet captures life, poverty, and family in the American West during the 1930s and 1940s.

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Fitting In

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Anybody Can Do Anything

University of Washington Press

After the bankruptcy of the chicken ranch immortalized in The Egg and I, Betty MacDonald returns to live with her mother and desperately searches to find a job to support her daughters.

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Onions in the Stew

University of Washington Press

Onions in the Stew is Betty MacDonald’s final memoir recounting her life on Washington’s beautiful Vashon Island with her second husband, Don MacDonald, and her teenage daughters.

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The Plague & I

University of Washington Press

An upbeat account of her battle at age thirty, The Plague and I is MacDonald’s witty take on her experiences in a Seattle sanitarium, where the author spent almost a year (1938-39) battling tuberculosis.

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