Books for Boomers

Are you in the mood for an exciting or juicy memoir or biography? Well search no further! We have plenty of suggestions for you. Here are a few titles to get you started.

The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew at His Side, Atria Books, 2014
By Damien Lewis
An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts–ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend.

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, Simon & Schuster, 2015
By Rinker Buck
This true story weaves a tale somewhere between a travelogue and a history lesson. Buck traces the iconic path literally and figuratively as he re-creates the great migration with his brother and a Jack Russell terrier.

Girl in the Dark: A Memoir, Doubleday, 2015
By Anna Lyndsey
In this astonishing memoir Anna Lyndsey takes us into the world of a rare and shocking illness, and we emerge awed by a shining love story. Anna writes with such honesty and grace and mischief about how her condition forces her to retreat into blackness—yet we see
that this new space she so bravely creates for herself is suffused with light.

It’s a Long Story: My Life,
By Willie Nelson
The iconic Country Music Hall of Fame artist shares the story of his life and career, from his early ambitions and relationships through his bankruptcy and founding of Farm Aid.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: and Other Lessons from the Crematory, Norton & Co. h, 2014
By Caitlin Doughty
This book is part memoir, part exposé of the death industry, and part instruction manual for aspiring morticians. First-time author Doughty has written an attention-grabbing book that is sure to start some provocative discussions. Fans of Mary Roach’s Stiff and anyone who
enjoys an honest, well-written autobiography will appreciate this quirky story.