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Best of 2014 - Biographies and Memoirs

Every year review journals, like Booklist, Kirkus, Libary Journal, and Publisher Weekly, pick the best books of the year. Here is a list the best of 2014 biographies and memoirs.

The titles below are available for check-out. Please contact a librarian at 319-988-4217 to place a hold.

Biographies and Memoirs

Little Failure: a Memoir                                                                                    Shteyngart, Gary

Yes Please                                                                                                     Poehler, Amy

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh                                            Lahr, John

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"               Dunham, Lena

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption                                                Stevenson, Bryan

Thrown                                                                                                           Howley, Kerry

Factory Man: How One Furniture Making Battled Off-Shoring, Stayed Local--and Helped Save an American Town           Macy, Beth

My Life in Middlemarch                                                                                    Mead, Rebecca

Not My Father's Son: a Memoir                                                                        Cumming, Alan

Rebel Yell: the Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson          Gwynne, S.C.

Soldier Girls: the Battles of Three Women at Home and at War                         Thorpe, Helen

H Is for Hawk                                                                                                  Macdonald, Helen

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story                                                                       Bragg, Rick

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: and Other Lessons from the Crematory                   Doughty, Caitlin

Liar, Temptress, Solder, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War           Abbott, Karen

Hard Choices                                                                                              Clinton, Hillary Rodham

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