Chanel Brenner is the author of Vanilla Milk: a memoir told in poems, (Silver Birch Press, 2014). Her poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Rattle, Cultural Weekly, The Coachella Review ... Read full author bio >
"Through poems and vignettes, Brenner’s moving debut memoir commemorates her son’s death. Brenner began writing poetry in earnest the night 6-year-old Riley died of an arteriovenous malformation brain hemorrhage...These free verse selections, mostly written in complete sentences, rely on alliteration, assonance and striking imagery rather than straight rhyming for impact. Perspective morphs subtly, starting in the third person and moving into a more intimate first-person present, with occasional outbursts of second-person address to Riley...A noteworthy exploration of a parent's grief."
Author Barry Damsky’s saga—of an adventurous soul who started small, worked hard, got some breaks, rose to heights, took numerous falls, and started again down different paths, is ... Read full author bio >
"...a tone similar to those of the late Andy Rooney or Charles Kuralt...An often uplifting collection about life's joys, wonders and quirks, shared by a writer who experienced them all."
For twenty years, John Morton has ghost-written for the CEOs of some of the world's highest-profile companies. From 1995 to 2013, through a period of unprecedented tumult (multiple plane ... Read full author bio >
Juggle and Hide is a memoir and my first published book. One of thee most important issues for me was to use an image of Charles Pfahl's painting -- a ... Read full author bio >
"She tells her story with novelistic detail and nuance in a raptly observant prose that’s matter-of-fact but infused with mordant wit and occasional flights of hallucinatory fancy. The result is a gripping read that spins painful experiences into deeply satisfying literature."
When I learned how to print my name, I knew I wanted to be a writer. I wrote my first book at age 5: it was 50 pages on brightly ... Read full author bio >
"[I]n Vaughan’s eyes, Niecy was a hero—a kindhearted, wide-eyed dreamer who changed the lives of everyone she met. Although mothers aren’t typically the most reliable narrators, Vaughan’s homespun tales of Niecy the Famous Kid—the nickname that a giggling Niecy dreamed up for herself while collecting shells with her mom on the beach—are stirring, tender and overflowing with love. An emotional tribute to an extraordinary 17-year-old girl through the eyes of her biggest fan: her mom."
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Anne Frank: Silent Witnesses Reminders of a Jewish Girl's Life (Createspace) – Trade paperback (2014) ISBN-13: 978-9490482084/
ISBN: 9789490482084 PUMBO by Ronald Wilfred Jansen ... Read full author bio >
Nancy Salz is the author of many profiles and musical theater reviews for Berkshire County newspapers and online arts magazines. She is the author of a business book that went ... Read full author bio >
"A probing, heartfelt memoir about the true meaning of family ... As Salz recalls her New York City childhood with Miss Hanna by her side, midcentury New York comes to life through her vivid descriptions; a chapter about her early love of Broadway musicals is particularly poignant ... its greatest strengths are Salz's self-awareness and her insight into the issues of class that often separate domestic caretakers from their charges."
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