Biography, Memoirs & Letters

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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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Considerations of Difficult Questions

University of Washington Press
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Holy Moli

Albatross and Other Ancestors

Oregon State University Press

A natural history of the albatross woven with the author’s moving homage to her ancestors.

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The Call of the World

A Political Memoir

UBC Press, On Point Press

In this fiercely intelligent memoir, Bill Graham – Canada’s minister of foreign affairs and minister of defence during the tumultuous years following 9/11 – takes us on a personal journey through a period of upheaval in global and domestic politics, arguing that global institutions based on international law offer the best hope for a safer, more prosperous, and just world.

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Leaving Iran

Between Migration and Exile

Athabasca University Press

An intimate portrait of one family’s displacement after the 1979 Iranian Revolution and their search for identity.

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