Mama's Hands

A true story of love, loss and pain
By Olena Palatnik

Mama’s Hands by Olena Palatnik is the true story of her mother’s battle with cancer. Olena’s mother, Iryna Dovgan, was an accomplished chemist (Ph.D.), Professor, and Head of the Chemistry & Ecology Department at the Construction and Architecture Academy. She loved her job and was...

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Memoir of a Nerd

Humorous Essays and Short Stories
By Hank Mancini

Memoir of a Nerd: Humorous Essays and Short Stories by Hank Mancini is a hilarious memoir that made me think about the fun, carefree moments of my childhood, formative years, and early adult life when it was not considered abuse to prank people. This book...

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My War with Depression

By Paul Mercer

At the beginning of My War with Depression, Paul Mercer states that people suffering from depression are in pain and do not want to read light-hearted material. They need help that is simple, direct, and easy to read. Paul’s book fits into that category. Those...

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My Shorts

Brief Scenes from My Early Life
By Brian Kagan

My Shorts: Brief Scenes from My Early Life; A Collection of Personal Essays by Brian Kagan gave me a feeling of nostalgia as I listened to the author’s life story and the lessons he learned as he grew up. This collection takes readers back into...

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My Covid Era Odyssey To Reclaim My Sanity

A Humorous Philosophical Travelogue
By Dave Murphy

If more than a year with a pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to cherish what we have and to enjoy the natural world around us. Nature is where true beauty lies. Living in a locked-down world is difficult at the best of times and...

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Magic Blue Rocks

The Secret to Doing Anything
By April Shprintz

In Magic Blue Rocks by April Shprintz, when April was 6 years old, a comment from a child in school would dramatically change her life. April never knew she was poor until that moment but, from then on, she became determined to find success and...

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My Mother Once Told Me...

By Carol A. Schauer

“After she died, a friend said, “Phoebe could always make something out of nothing. Phoebe spent most of her life making something out of nothing but always with a great big laugh.” That’s a powerful statement alluding to the pioneer resilience to work hard, love...

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Missionary

Saving Fearful
By S. O. Fidimaye

Missionary: Saving Fearful by S.O. Fidimaye chronicles the author's fears and apprehensions in spite of growing up in an Islamic family and reading the Quran daily. The Yoruba people are known to have a god for almost anything and the author speaks about how all...

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More Letters from the Pit

Stories of A Physician's Odyssey in Emergency Medicine
By Dr. Patrick J. Crocker

More Letters from the Pit: Stories of A Physician's Odyssey in Emergency Medicine by Dr. Patrick J. Crocker is a memoir that lifts the veil to show readers and non-medical professionals what the emergency room and experience as a doctor feels and looks like. Structured...

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Mom’s Pen

A Daughter’s Resilience Breaks the Cycle of Family Abuse and Dysfunction
By Posie L Carson

A ‘normal’ family can hide harsh realities within the home. Posie L Carson’s memoir Mom’s Pen tackles the issue of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse can lie hidden in plain sight, and it most often does. Women find themselves trapped in a vicious cycle and they...

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