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An Iceberg in Paradise
An Iceberg in Paradise (April 2015)
A Passage through Alzheimer's
Nancy Avery Dafoe - Author

Offers a healing and insightful examination of the issues involved in Alzheimer’s for family and caregivers.

In this evocative memoir, Nancy Avery Dafoe shares the heart-wrenching experience of caring for her ailing mother as she struggled, and ultimately lost her battle, with Alzheimer’s disease. Weaving poetry throughout, Dafoe tells her family’s story in the hope of helping those who are navigat...(Read More)
 
 
Feminist Figure Girl
Feminist Figure Girl (February 2015)
Look Hot While You Fight the Patriarchy
Lianne McTavish - Author

Analyzes the author’s transformation from academic to figure competitor.

Feminist Figure Girl chronicles the transformation of art history professor Lianne McTavish, from a university professor into an extraordinarily tanned and crystal-encrusted bikini-wearing “figure girl.” Figure competitions seek a softer appearance than traditional forms of bodybuilding but still require rigorous weightl...(Read More)
 
 
Fifty Years in Sing Sing
Fifty Years in Sing Sing (February 2015)
A Personal Account, 1879-1929
Alfred Conyes - Author
Penelope Kay Jarrett - Editor
Ted Conover - Foreword by

A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.

Written more than eighty years ago, Fifty Years in Sing Sing is the personal account of Alfred Conyes (1852–1931), who worked as a prison guard and then keeper at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York, from 1879 to 1929. This unpublished memoir, dated 1930, was found among his granddaughter’s estate by his great-gr...(Read More)
 
 
The Crazy Thing
The Crazy Thing (February 2015)
Starting Over from the Beginning Somewhere Near the End
Carl Lehmann-Haupt - Author

A love story entwined with a philosophic quest.

“I was talking very quickly about the diagnosis, and Stephanie had closed her eyes. When I paused she opened them again, and with extreme precision she planted her question: ‘If you had to die now, in what ways would it be too soon?’”

The Crazy Thing tries to respond to this endless question. It is a lov...(Read More)
 
 
Polio Boulevard
Polio Boulevard (September 2014)
A Memoir
Karen Chase - Author

FINALIST - 2015 Eric Hoffer Award, presented by Hopewell Publications
A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.

In 1954, Karen Chase was a ten-year-old girl playing Monopoly in the polio ward when the radio blared out the news that Dr. Jonas Salk had developed the polio vaccine. The discovery came too late for her, and Polio...(Read More)
 
 
Adirondack
Adirondack (July 2014)
Life and Wildlife in the Wild, Wild East
Edward Kanze - Author

2015 Adirondack Literary Award - Best Memoir, presented by Adirondack Center for Writing

Probes deeply into Adirondack Mountain lives, both human and otherwise, bringing the area to vivid and colorful life.

Born just north of New York City, Edward Kanze traveled as far as the wilds of Australia and New Zealand, working as a naturalist, par...(Read More)
 
 
Black Passports
Black Passports (June 2014)
Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment
Stephanie Y. Evans - Author

A resource guide that uses African American memoir to address a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development.

In this resource guide for fostering youth empowerment, Stephanie Y. Evans offers creative commentary on two hundred autobiographies that contain African American travel memoirs of places around the world. The narratives are by such well-known figures as Frederick Douglass, W. E....(Read More)
 
 
Clear Skies, Deep Water
Clear Skies, Deep Water (May 2014)
A Chautauqua Memoir
Beth Peyton - Author

A memoir about loss, restoration, and finding home on a lake in western New York.

After a year of devastating personal and financial loss, Beth Peyton and her husband, Jeff, moved to the hamlet of Maple Springs, New York, on Chautauqua Lake to pick up the pieces of their lives, certain to be in a place that they loved and certain of nothing else. As they worked to restore a neglected old house, the community, the...(Read More)
 
 
Lost Orchard
Lost Orchard (January 2014)
Prose and Poetry from the Kirkland College Community
Jo Pitkin - Editor

FINALIST - 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Anthology category

A unique literary anthology with contributions from former members of Kirkland College, the last established women’s college in the United States.

A collection of poems, short stories, novel excerpts, creative nonfiction essays, and one-act plays by Kirkland College alumnae, faculty, and adminis...(Read More)
 
 
Unruly Catholic Women Writers
Unruly Catholic Women Writers (November 2013)
Creative Responses to Catholicism
Jeana DelRosso - Editor
Leigh Eicke - Editor
Ana Kothe - Editor

FINALIST - 2013 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Anthologies Category

A literary anthology exploring contemporary Catholic women’s experiences.

This unique literary anthology is devoted to unruly Catholic women. In short stories, poems, personal essays, and drama, the contributors describe women’s struggles with Catholicism and also complicate contemporary ...(Read More)
 
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