Scrapped: Justice and a Teen Informant

The Real Story of Heidi Allen's Kidnapping
By Lisa A. Peebles and John O'Brien

In Scrapped: Justice and a Teen Informant, Lisa A. Peebles and John O'Brien investigate the abduction of Heidi Allen on the early morning of Easter - April 3, 1994 - from the store where she worked. Despite no evidence linking them to the crime, two...

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Snow Blind

Recovering After the Random Shooting
By William M Johnson

Snow Blind: Recovering After the Random Shooting by William M Johnson begins in July 1991 when, at the age of 41, Bill Johnson was shot in the left temple. The bullet passed behind the orbits of his eyes and exited at the right temple. Accepting...

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A Mother's Journey of Love, Death, and Forgiveness

By Jackie Loret De Mola

A Mother's Journey of Love, Death, and Forgiveness by Jackie Loret De Mola is a compilation of social media posts, photographs, and journaling that she had the presence of mind to articulate in the aftermath of the death of her son, Frank Loret de Mola....

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The Art of Reassembly

A Memoir of Early Mother Loss and Aftergrief
By Peg Conway

Peg Conway, the author of The Art of Reassembly: A Memoir of Early Mother Loss and Aftergrief, lost her mother at a very young age, and the impact of this loss continued to shape her life for many years. It meant shouldering adult responsibilities while...

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One Pound, Twelve Ounces

A Preemie Mother's Story of Loss, Hope, and Triumph
By Melissa Harris

One Pound, Twelve Ounces, written by Melissa Harris, is a tale based on a real-life event of a mother’s journey with difficult pregnancies. The story starts with her extraordinary uterus that made getting pregnant an outright miracle. While her first child was born with few...

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From the Summer of Love to the Valley of the Moon

By Nancy J Martin

From the Summer of Love to the Valley of the Moon by Nancy J Martin is a non-fiction memoir that chronicles the life of Martin as she navigates through the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and the transition to adulthood into the...

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Fear Traps

Escape the Triggers that Keep You Stuck
By Dr. Nancy Stella

Dr. Nancy Stella deals with six fear traps that bother most people in her book Fear Traps: Escape the Triggers That Keep You Stuck. Through personal experiences and years of counseling, she has developed the Courageous Brain Process (CBP). This process is a six-step program...

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My 730 Days at the Gates of Hell

Writings from the Inside
By Philip van Heusen

Gritty. Unapologetic. Engaging. This is the essence behind My 730 Days at the Gates of Hell: Writings from the Inside by Philip van Heusen. The reader is given a personal, behind-the-scenes account of the author's day-to-day life in prison and its impact on him. Philip...

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Run, Walk, Crawl

A Caregiver Caught Between Generations
By Sarahbeth Persiani

Run, Walk Crawl: A Caregiver Caught Between Generations is a memoir by Sarahbeth Persiani. In this book, she recounts the difficulties of being in the “sandwich generation,” in which a person juggles being a parent to young children while also becoming a caretaker for their...

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The Long Road Home

By Ella Anderson

The Long Road Home is a heartbreaking biographical account by Ella Anderson, whose brother lost his life under mysterious circumstances. Growing up in an unstable home with a drunk, PTSD-ridden father and a neglectful mother, Ella and her siblings had to learn to care for...

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