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Sitting with pain, bearing witness to what it means to be human. DEVOTION, by Dani Shapiro. (Reviewed by Linda Wisniewski)
FROM RICHES TO HAPPINESS, by Judy Hamlin, (reviewed by Jennifer Melville), provides inspiration for escaping a toxic relationship.
Looking for a good light read? Check out Gwendolyn Southin’s DEATH AS A LAST RESORT, (reviewed by Janet Caplan) a Margaret Spencer mystery, set in
THE INCORRIGIBLE CHILDREN OF ASHTON PLACE, by Maryrose Wood, is a fun and exciting story for middle-grade readers. (Reviewed by
MOVING TO THE CENTER OF THE BED, by Sheila Weinstein, (reviewed by Susan Schoch) Weinstein shares her grit, acceptance and effort to grow through pain. An inspiring read.
By Marlyn Horsdal, SWEETNESS FROM ASHES is an ambitious novel that will inspire you to trace your family history! (Reviewed by Diana Nolan)
SECRETS OF POWERFUL WOMEN, by Andrea Wong and Rosario Dawson, is a collection of strong women's stories, especially for strong girls. (Reviewed by Jennifer Melville)
In DEVOTION, author Dani Shapiro writes of reconciliation, the search for meaning, and narrative connection. (Reviewed by Sharon Lippincott)
Zany and energetic SPILLING THE BEANS, by Clarissa Dickson Wright, (reviewed by Judy Alter) is a riveting memoir, full of irony and wit.
Smart, stubborn, & independent, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher is a winner in 212, by Alafair Burke, (Reviewed by Penny Leisch)
The latest installment of the China Bayles long-running mystery series, HOLLY BLUES, by Susan Wittig Albert, (reviewed by Susan Ideus) continues to delight. A wonderful depth in the characters and story line.
House-obsessed Meghan Daun scores in LIFE WOULD BE PERFECT IF I LIVED IN THAT HOUSE (reviewed by Susan Albert). Delightful and funny.
MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS, by Rhoda Janzen, (reviewed by Sharon Lippincott) is a fascinating story, full of humor and compassion.
Fans will enjoy meeting the woman behind that wonderful voice in Anne Murray: ALL OF ME , by Anne Murray with Michael Posner (reviewed by Penny Appleby).
CORKED, by Kathryn Borel, (reviewed by Sharon Lippincott) is a memoir of daughter's trip through
A captivating story pulled together through discovered letters,PAGODA DREAMER, by Judith Davis, (reviewed by Sharon Lippincott) shares a strong mother-daughter synergy with readers.
Full of entertaining vignettes and colorful characters, MIDDLE-AGED SPREAD, by Sonia Day, (reviewed by Linda Hoye) chronicles the Day’s decision to move to the country at age fifty and her challenges with country life.
SECOND SIGHT, by noted psychiatrist Judith Orloff, (reviewed by Linda Hoye), tells the author’s experience of being part of a legacy of gifted women and using intuition as a tool to enhance her work as a therapist.
In ALPHATUDES, author Michele Wahlder found that counting blessings instead of sheep helped her get some rest. (Reviewed by Doris Roop-Benner.)
UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED is a timely reissue of New York Congresswoman and presidential contender Shirley Chisholm's autobiography. (Reviewed by Martha Meacham.) Anne Michaels' A WINTER VAULT is a tale that will infiltrate your dreams. (Reviewed by Edith O'Nuallain) HOW TO KEEP A NATURALIST'S NOTEBOOK, by Susan Tomlinson, (reviwed by Susan Tweit) A wonderful how-to guide on observing, noting, with a naturalist's skills.
UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED is a timely reissue of New York Congresswoman and presidential contender Shirley Chisholm's autobiography. (Reviewed by Martha Meacham.)
Anne Michaels' A WINTER VAULT is a tale that will infiltrate your dreams. (Reviewed by Edith O'Nuallain)
HOW TO KEEP A NATURALIST'S NOTEBOOK, by Susan Tomlinson, (reviwed by Susan Tweit) A wonderful how-to guide on observing, noting, with a naturalist's skills.