Author Archives: Judy

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INCONCEIVABLE, by Sean and Carolyn Savage, is a heartrending account of a life-changing fertility clinic mix-up. (Reviewed by Susan Ideus)

Pithy words of wisdom for those who seek to unclutter in A CLUTTERED LIFE, by Pesi Dinnerstein. (Reviewed by Martha Meacham)

Author Clarissa Pinkola Estés is a cantadora, a keeper of the old stories in the Latina tradition, who conceptualizes Blessed Mother image in UNTIE THE STRONG WOMAN.  Reviewer Judy Whelley feels this book is “to be kept and reread because as the reader grows so too will the understandings and insights.”

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Reviewer Sharon Lippincott recommends COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE OF FORGETFULNESS, a story about author Alexandra Fuller’s family within the historical perspective of revolutionary and transitional Africa, to “anyone fascinated with the experience of white colonists who chose to stay in Africa when most had fled, and to anyone who has been to or hopes to go to Africa.”

Author Donna Johnson compellingly, and with great detail, chronicles growing up and being impacted by a Holy Roller preacher in HOLY GHOST GIRL. Reviewer Sharon Lippincott found the book “so rich in detail and provocative thoughts” that she was tempted to read it twice!

Reviewer Mary Ann Moore says THE SPOKEN WORD WORKBOOK, by Sheri-D Wilson, is “a marvelous celebration of life, writing, performance and an invitation to write and perform your own work.”

A STOLEN LIFE, by Jaycee Dugard, is enduring and moving story of survival, supported by Dugard’s journal excerpts, says reviewer Sallie Moffitt. Simple and direct.

ALWAYS PLENTY TO DO, by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, explains what it was like for children who grew up on farms around 1900. (Reviewed by Doris Anne Roop-Benner)

THE LITTLE BRIDE, by Anna Solomon, is a novel based on historical facts. A gripping story of a strong, determined heroine who survives, then, finally thrives. (Reviewed by Judith Helburn)

PALESTINIAN WOMEN, by Fatma Kassem, is a collection of memories of women who lived in Palestine in 1948. (Reviewed by Susan Andrus)

Reviewer Laura Strathman Hulka says JOYFUL COOKING, by Joy Feldman, sets out to make eating well and eating right the same things in today’s world.  Concepts of nutritional balance, along with recipes and a wellness guide are included.