Read Canadian Memoirs

This year's Markham Read's title is The Heart of a Superfan: A Memoir of Grit, Love, Family and Basketball, opens a new window by Nav Bhatia. Biographies and memoirs are increasingly popular with readers of all ages. This non-fiction genre inspires and motivates readers through stories that make accessible the lives of individuals, their perspectives on history and society, and the universality of the human experience. Memoirs allow us a glimpse into how others experience our world, it helps to foster empathy and compassion and can help empower us to overcome challenges. Biographies can also be a portal to bygone eras, helping us understand history and society at particular times, and help us contextualize historical trends and societal transformations.

There is a memoir to interest every reader, explore how memoirs span eras and experiences with these Canadian titles, and checkout our reading lists for more. 

Do you want to learn how to write a memoir and connect others with your life experiences and memories, join our Writing Your Life program at the Milliken Mills Branch July 24, register today: Writing Your Life | Events | Markham Public Library (

Canadian Memoirs

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