On Hidden Lives

Memoir often gets a bum

           wrap as a self-involved 

           genre, but the irony is that 

           when it's done well, a memoir 

           is an exploration of one person's

           life that illuminates the lives

           of many."

             —  Sonja Livingston

Sonja Livingston is master of detail. She peers beneath the surface and extracts the emotional terrain of people and place. She is author of Ghostbread, an award-winning memoir about growing up in poverty (it's one of my favorite books), and her newest work, Ladies Night at the Dreamland, is a collection of essays.

At 3 Good Books — a blog series I host — Livingston shares her favorite books on the theme of Hidden Lives.

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