Title Profile & Character Information

The Book of My Lives

Annotation
Anyone familiar with MacArthur Fellow Hemons three distinctive story collections, as well as his formally inventive novel, The Lazarus Project-a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award-knows to expect his first nonfiction venture to go beyond standard memoir. Hemon recounts the arc of his life, from enjoying a childhood in vibrantly multiethnic Sarajevo, to being stranded in Chicago as his hometown came under siege, to building a new life here. Folded into this narrative, though, is a tale of two cities and his love for them both, for his family, and for soccer. Look for a tour.

GenreNonFiction
Literary
Memoir
TopicsWriters
Essayists
Politics
Journalism
Pets
Community relationships
Sick children
Personal narratives
SettingSarajevo, Bosnia
Chicago, Illinois