Justifying the Means
By Jo Allison Andrews

 

For over three decades, reporter Penny Dickenson has set her sights on and beaten the worst and wiliest Philadelphia has to offer.  When a killer proclaims he has committed The Perfect Murder, she knows bringing him to justice is just what she needs to lose a first-ever touch of lethargy.  When a reclusive billionaire storms the News Building to reach Penny, and she realizes his daughter is the victim, she also realizes what he wants is not justice, but hot and swift revenge. Soon there is victim number two, and Penny finds herself in the brash, self-assured killer’s taunting sights. More determined than ever to bring him down, Penny learns of her own internal killer, brain cancer. With very little time left to live, and feeling surging effects of the disease, she at last knows she will do anything at all to bring her external nemesis to justice, or to the grieving father.

Interesting story that takes you into the mind of a compulsive killer and into the thoughts of the people who want to stop him.

—  J. Neumann

 

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The Butterfly Hours
Transforming Memories Into Memoir
By Patty Dann

The Butterfly Hours

Patty Dann is the author of three novels: Starfish, Mermaids, and Sweet & Crazy. She has also published two memoirs, The Goldfish Went on Vacation: A Memoir of Loss (and Learning to Tell the Truth about It) and The Baby Boat: A Memoir of Adoption. Her work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Mermaids was made into a movie starring Cher, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci.

Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Christian Science Monitor, O, the Oprah Magazine, the Oregon Quarterly; Redbook, More, ForbesWoman; Poets & Writers Magazine, Writer’s Handbook, Dirt: Quirks, Habits; and Passions of Keeping House, and This I Believe: On Motherhood.

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It Never Ends

Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters
By Sandra Butler and Nan Fink Gefen

It Never Ends: Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters explores the complex challenges and unexpected rewards of aging mothers in their relationships with their midlife daughters. Based on interviews with women between 65 and 85, it illuminates issues of closeness, distance, longing, and need that arise. Mothers speak openly about the ongoing effects of the past on the present, the cultural, familial, and interpersonal conflicts that remain, and the varied and often invisible ways they continue mothering.

A rich, thoughtful, multi-layered look into the ways that mothers experience their relationships variously with love, joy, fulfillment, sorrow, anguish and longing…

—Paula J. Caplan, Don’t Blame Mother: Mending the Mother-Daughter Relationship

 
A brave book, and one that will help many aging mothers feel less alone…

—Ellen Bass, Like a Beggar, coauthor of The Courage To Heal

 

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Wednesdays with Winston
A Collection of Essays and Poems
By The Grant Street Writers

From the diverse voices of artists, a musician, therapists, corporate and career women and caregivers come universal stories of self-discovery, friendship, childhood, betrayal, trauma and loss. These women use inspiring memoir to speak their truths.

A delightful read.… In short bursts each writer offers her very personal experiences and insights with concise and heart-felt accounts. Each reflects a command of unique and well-crafted language offering such subjects and life-changing episodes as debilitating health; childhood memories; marriage; sexual abuse and challenges of faith.…

— Gerald T. Rogers, documentary filmmaker

 

I do a pretty good job of passing for normal. — Susan E. Cohen
The day I almost died was one of sublime winter beauty. — Marie Davidson
I kindly stopped for Emily Dickinson In her house upon the hill. — Catherine Davis
There are now no longer any secrets between the lady and me. — Ann Fiegen
The wait was nerve-wracking because I was in dire fear of being discovered. — Trudi Goodman
Someone once asked me what I would wish if a genie offered to change my appearance. — Fumiko Tokunaga Jensen
Each fallen leaf a reminder of someone loved, now lost. — Susan Lyon
I clung to passing truths from low hanging pearls of wisdom. — Judy SooHoo
I remember how Finnie’s whole body fit between my palm and my elbow. — Ruth Sterlin
Over the years, while the house passed from family to family, he was a constant. — Anne Haack Sullivan
 

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Heartprint
By Amy Miller

Annie is a recluse who has forsaken any hope of finding true connection. When she becomes lost in an unfamiliar forest, she must learn to develop the tools to stay alive.

Amid the harsh wilderness of the sometimes mysterious elements in the woods, she discovers a fresh awareness of her own authentic life and spirit and embraces the chance to clear the slate and begin again. As she settles into her new life, a man enters her domain — a loner, too, who presents an intrigue Annie cannot ignore. Separated from the normal conventions of the world, the pair initiate a friendship, striving for full honesty and trust. When one of them considers an essential change, what will happen to the relationship?

Heartprint offers a new paradigm for a different kind of intimacy – and asks whether and how that might endure in the real world.

A richly imagined literary exploration of life and love.

— Kirkus Review

 

An original female voice, one that will help readers to rediscover the unique identity of their own heartprint. I couldn’t put it down.

— Eric Booth, The Everyday Work of Art

 

This book transforms a woman’s inner world into a compelling, elemental landscape that becomes spell-binding for the reader.

— Tricia Tunstall, Changing Lives

 

Pulled into Annie’s psychology and the weird and wonderful sense of place in the woods, I was given moments of insight, the kind I live for as a reader.

— Vestal McIntyre, Lake Overturn

 

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I Give You My Word
Women’s Letters as Life Support, 1973-1987
By Signe Eklund Schaefer

– A forgotten box of letters, messages from women friends written decades ago –

– An intimate record of a time of great transition in how women experienced their daily lives and imagined their future –

From the surprising discovery of these handwritten letters, now relics of a pre-Internet world, comes a moving account of the reflections, mutual support and multidimensional exchanges between women friends. The book offers images of women’s lives five decades ago and speaks powerfully to contemporary social concerns. Exploring relationships, motherhood, children, personal development, work and friendship itself, the letters touch on the emerging women’s movement and the challenges of individual spiritual striving. The Epilogue offers new letters from these articulate and impassioned women, now in their 70’s and 80’s.

…A reminder of how the words of a friend can accompany, unveil, and ignite who we truly are and who we are wanting to become.

—Jennifer Brooks Quinn, biographical counselor and adult educator

 

Signe Eklund Schaefer is the author of Why on Earth? – Biography and the Practice of Human Becoming and Ariadne’s Awakening: Taking Up the Threads of Consciousness
 

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Ballroom
By Alice Simpson

 

Told in interconnecting stories, BALLROOM is a beautifully crafted debut novel about a group of strangers united by a desire to escape their complicated lives in a faded New York City dance hall. Time has eroded the glamour of the Ballroom, but at the end of the1990s, a small crowd of loyal patrons still makes its way past the floor-to-ceiling columns which frame the once grand hall each Sunday evening. Sweeping across the worn parquet floor under a peeling indigo ceiling, these men and women succumb to the magic of the music, looking for love and connection, eager to erase the drab reality of their complicated lives. As the rhythms of the Ballroom ebb and flow through these characters’ hearts, their fates come together in touching, unexpected ways.

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The Bewildered Patient’s Whole-Body Health Guide
By J.A.V. Simson
Here’s to Your Health!
For a long and joyful lifetime

 

Stay well and healthy for a long and joyful lifetime! The Bewildered Patient’s Whole-Body Health Guide is a highly informative, well-illustrated guide to the only body you’ll ever have. Learn how that body works and how to keep it healthy!

The author taught medical students and other healthcare personnel for over three decades. She spent eight years writing and polishing this book, consulting with non-medical authors, to offer a readable text that can help lay-people understand the human body—how it works and what may go wrong. The medical consultant was Dr. Susan Reynolds, an award-winning physician.

Three main sections include an overview of basic biology; an in-depth look at the body’s systems—from skin to reproductive organs, and a guide to interacting with physicians. As abonus, there is a 50-page glossary that defines common medical terms in everyday language.

The Bewildered Patient’s Whole-Body Health Guide will help you understand how to take good care of yourself while you’re well, and it will help you communicate with physicians if you become ill.

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