Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
Speak, Memory is an autobiographical memoir by writer Vladimir Nabokov. The first twelve chapters describe Nabokov's remembrance of his youth in a quasi-aristocratic family living in pre-revolutionary Saint Petersburg and their country estate Vyra near Siverskaya. The final three chapters recall his years at Cambridge and as part of the Russian émigré community in Berlin and Paris. The book is dedicated to his wife Vera and covers his life from 1903 until his emigration to America in 1940.