“My Famous Brain” by Diane Wald

“My Famous Brain” by Diane Wald introduces readers to Jack MacLeod and his ability to memorize books, not just passages, but actual full-length books. However, his brain is also the part of his body that failed him the most. “My Famous Brain” tells Jack’s adult life from a different point of view-mostly from after his death. … More “My Famous Brain” by Diane Wald

“Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops” by Allison Hong Merrill

Allison Hong Merrill gives readers a vivid picture of what it’s truly like to be an immigrant woman in America in her book, “Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops.” A native of Taiwan, Allison moved to the U.S. with grandiose ideas of what her life could and would be like. This memoir is a reminder of all the pain and very real hardships that those born on American soil tend to forget. … More “Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops” by Allison Hong Merrill

“The Sound of Wings” by Suzanne Simonetti

The amount of emotion this debut has is enthralling. Honestly, there are not many firsts that can deliver so much love, secrets, friendship, risks, pain, betrayals… and the list goes on, that hold your attention from beginning to end. The author wrote a tale that literally allowed me to move through time. She allowed me to cry, laugh, and feel the goosebumps grow as I read and waited for the next thing to be unveiled. … More “The Sound of Wings” by Suzanne Simonetti

Saturday’s Child by Deborah Burns

SATURDAY’S CHILDDeborah BurnsShe Writes Press (2019)ISBN 9781631525476Reviewed by Christine Watson for Reader Views (12/19) “Saturday’s Child” by Deborah Burns is a beautifully written memoir of a mother-daughter relationship, and a child’s longing for the attention and love of her mother. Ms. Burns shares thoughts and feelings from her childhood that shows her vulnerability and innocence. … More Saturday’s Child by Deborah Burns

“The Nine: A Novel” by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

THE NINE: A NOVELJeanne McWilliams Blasberg She Writes Press (2019)ISBN 9781631526527Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Reader Views (11/19) “The Nine: A Novel” by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg is the story of love and trying to fit in. What mother wouldn’t do anything she could for her child, especially when they are an only child? What if … More “The Nine: A Novel” by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

“Suspended Sentence” by Janice Morgan

SUSPENDED SENTENCEJanice MorganShe Writes Press (2019)ISBN: 9781631526442Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (9/19) Janice Morgan, a college professor and single mother of Dylan, provides readers with an intimate look at having a child with bipolar disorder, substance abuse problems, and legal issues in her memoir “Suspended Sentence.” In June 2011, 23-year-old Dylan is arrested … More “Suspended Sentence” by Janice Morgan

“Lost Without the River” by Barbara Hoffbeck Scoblic

LOST WITHOUT THE RIVER Barbara Hoffbeck ScoblicShe Writes Press (2019)ISBN 9781631525315Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (6/19) “Lost Without The River” is an inspiring memoir by Barbara Hoffbeck Scoblic, taking place in South Dakota during the 1930s.  During this post-depression era growing up in a large Catholic family was not without struggles. Barbara, the … More “Lost Without the River” by Barbara Hoffbeck Scoblic