Non-Fiction - Grief/Hardship

Dancing with Elephants

Mindfulness Training For Those Living With Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain (How to Die Smiling Book 1)
By Jarem Sawatsky

Dancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training For Those Living With Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain (How to Die Smiling Book 1) by Jarem Sawatsky is a non-fiction grief/hardship book. This is a book that would appeal most to an adult audience of those who...

Counterstrike: Heaven Sent

Book Four: Non-Fiction
By Travis L Salisbury

Counterstrike: Heaven Sent (Book 4) by Travis L Salisbury is an autobiography. This is a book that would appeal most to a mixed audience of adults and mature young adults, who are not literary purists, enjoy non-fiction, and those who do not mind strong language....

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Incest, Murder and a Miracle

The True Story Behind the Cheryl Pierson Murder-For-Hire Headlines
By Cheryl Cuccio, Robert Cuccio, Morgan St. James

It’s rare for me to review a book subjectively, but in the case of Incest, Murder and a Miracle by Cheryl Cuccio, Robert Cuccio, and Morgan St. James, I felt I had no choice. For starters, details, many of which were inaccurate, about the young...

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Interrupted Journeys

A Memoir of an Army Brat
By Barbara Fifield

Interrupted Journeys by Barbara Fifield tells the story of her life, but concentrates mostly on her childhood and then the later years. As the daughter of a Major in the American army, they relocated several times, including stays in Japan, Germany, and several army bases...

The Sun is Gone

A Sister Lost in Secrets, Shame, and Addiction and How I Broke Free
By Jodee Prouse

What an irony! We live in a society that encourages us to drink and thinks we’re weird or something’s wrong with us when we decline the invitation to have “one more drink before you go?” Yet, we look with disgust on dishevelled drunks, passed out...

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The Bi-Polar Express

Ride the Life and Death Roller-coaster of Mania and Depression with Mother and Daughter
By Ela Simon, Natasha Simon

As the name suggests, The Bi-Polar Express by Ela and Natasha Simon is a book that throws light on how the life of a family is affected by depression and other mental instabilities. Ela, in the first half of the book, expresses the point of...

Hear Me

No Longer Silent, Breaking the Cycle Volume 1
By Brenda Hammon

Brenda Hammon’s memoir is a courageous work that deals with one of the subjects that many people avoid — sexual assault — and it showcases the damaging effects it can have on an individual’s growth, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Brenda suffered immensely over the years because...

Stepparenting the Grieving Child

Cultivating Past and Present Connections with Children Who Have Lost a Parent
By Diane Ingram Fromme

Stepparenting the Grieving Child: Cultivating Past and Present Connections with Children Who Have Lost a Parent by Diane Ingram Fromme is a comprehensive and informative guide for step parents facing one of the most heartbreaking of challenges. The book begins with Fromme's own experience with...

Weedmonkey

Mama, Mother, Whore
By Lisa V. Proulx

Weedmonkey by Lisa V. Proulx is a moving memoir which tells the story of how a little girl called Virgie was brought into the world amidst the remnants of what was the old south, amongst wealth, judgement, poverty, and injustice. Virgie’s mother is considered a...

"Yes, and..."

A Journey of Hope Through Tragedy
By Matthew Croke

"Yes, and…": A Journey of Hope Through Tragedy is a moving memoir written by Matthew Croke. The context of the story is incredibly tragic, as Matthew, a loving husband, experiences the devastation of his pregnant wife (only 8 weeks pregnant at the time) and mother-in-law...