Category Archives: inspiration

A memoir of overcoming: Gwen Plano and Letting Go into Perfect Love

Today I am pleased to feature Gwendolyn Plano, author of the memoir Letting Go into Perfect Love:  Discovering the Extraordinary After Abuse. Plenty of people have written memoirs about surviving and overcoming abuse of different types, and these are valuable … Continue reading

Posted in book talk, inspiration, overcoming, Spiritual | Tagged | 3 Comments

Seasons of Our Lives: Women’s Memoirs

“Each woman is a story waiting to be told,” says Susan Wittig Albert, author of Writing from Life and founder of Story Circle Network, an organization that teaches and encourages women to write and share their life stories. After writing my … Continue reading

Posted in book talk, inspiration, lifewriting, memoir writing, writing prompt | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Canton Elegy: Astonishing memoir of Chinese history and a father’s love

Recently I finished reading an advance copy of Canton Elegy by Stephen Jin Nom Lee. It is one of the most beautiful memoirs I’ve ever read, and I’ve read a LOT of memoirs. I wrote about Canton Elegy in April 2012 when I saw … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, book talk, grandparents, history, inspiration, letters, multicultural, war stories, WWII | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment