The Will to Live: Best Survival Memoirs

Maurice eats Italian and Indian (food not people) and likes traveling, hiking, Pilates, reading comics and living on a tight budget (not really). He lives in the NYC area and has written for Publishers Weekly and AOL News, among others.

cancersurvivors_400Summer is undeniably a season for exploration and reflection. Few things ignite the spark to get out of our comfort zone or to move past hurdles than experiencing the real-life stories of others who’ve overcome unforeseen adversity to reach new personal heights. Inspiration abounds through these reads, from the coming-of-age-amid-turmoil story in A House in the Sky to the story of a soldier who refused to surrender to wartime horror in Unbroken.

A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky

by Amanda Lindhout

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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survivial, Resilience, and Redemption

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survivial, Resilience, and Redemption

by Laura Hillenbrand

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Brain on Fire

Brain on Fire

by Susannah Cahalan

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I Am Malala

I Am Malala

by Malala Yousafzai

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Life by the Cup

Life by the Cup

by Zhena Muzyka

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The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

by Hollye Jacobs

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