Memoir

To Serve the People

My Life Organizing with Cesar Chavez and the Poor
By LeRoy Chatfield

In this collection of what the author calls Easy Essays, Chatfield recounts his childhood, explains the social issues that have played a significant role in his life and work, and uncovers the lack of justice he saw all too frequently.

Headed into the Wind

A Memoir
By Jack Loeffler

Loeffler, a former jazz musician, fire lookout, museum curator, bioregionalist, and self-taught aural historian, shares his humor and imagination, his adventures, observations, reflections, and meditations along the trail in his retelling of a life well lived.

Reckless Steps toward Sanity

A Memoir
By Judith Sara Gelt

Throughout her memoir Gelt reflects upon how risk taking has shaped her relationships with and her attitudes toward men and sex, her daughter, Judaism, and her own eventual diagnosis of major depressive disorder.

Subjects: Memoir

I Am a Stranger Here Myself

By Debra Gwartney

Part history, part memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and embracing womanhood in the patriarchal American West.

Subjects: MemoirLiterature

Sawbill

A Search for Place
By Jennifer Case

By chronicling her migratory adulthood alongside the similarly unpredictable history of Sawbill Lodge, this memoir offers a resonant meditation on home, family, environment, and the human desire for place in the inherently mobile twenty-first century.

Subjects: MemoirLiterature

Cosas

Folk Art Travels in Mexico
By Linda Grant Niemann

Love and friendship, art and craft, language and culture are the subjects of this look back at one woman’s experiences in Mexico over a period of twenty years.

Volver

A Persistence of Memory
By Antonio C. Márquez

In this book Márquez recounts his life story, from childhood memories of movies and baseball to the turbulent events of his manhood.

My Heart Belongs to Nature

A Memoir in Photographs and Prose
By John Nichols

In My Heart Belongs to Nature, Nichols records his forty-five-year connection to the Taos valley and its mountains, where he still lives.

Rough Crossing

An Alaskan Fisherwoman's Memoir
By Rosemary McGuire

Both an adult coming-of-age tale and a candid look at the Alaskan fishing industry, this is the story of a woman in a man’s world.

Subjects: MemoirLiterature

Let's Roll This Train

My Life in New Mexico Education, Business, and Politics
By Lenton Malry

This inspiring memoir chronicles Lenton Malry’s journey from segregated Louisiana to a distinguished career in public service in New Mexico.

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