Reconciling Histories, Unraveling Mysteries | Memoir

This month, we’ve got a variety of memoirs: two that focus on family and its vicissitudes, and two that consider different aspects of Russia and its traumatic history. Anne Fadiman’s The Wine Lover’s Daughter is a standout—possibly the best memoir, and one of the best books, this reviewer has read in 2017.
Alyokhina, Maria. Riot Days. Metropolitan: Holt. Sept. 2017. 160p. ISBN 9781250164926. pap. $17; ebk. ISBN 9781250164919. MEMOIRAlyokhina, a member of the Russian feminist protest collective Pussy Riot, writes passionately and with insight about the events leading up to and the two years she spent in a penal colony for …read more

Source: Library Journal: Collection Development