Blindsided

Essays from the Only Black Woman in the Room
By Dawn Downey

Reading a little like a biography of many but a memoir of one, Blindsided is a powerful collection of essays reflecting on past events and their emotional, psychological, and intellectual impact on author Dawn Downey. But, after the striking opening chapter, readers will quickly see...

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On Being Great Again

A Surgeon, A Soldier, A Family Man, Jack J. Caleca, MD
By Diane Campbell Green

Jack Caleca, MD was a medical doctor serving in the Pacific during World War II. He was stationed on many of the islands and even has a picture of himself with the Enola Gay. This puts him in the middle of the action that led...

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See Your Route and Run It

From Top Soldier to Top Chef
By Scottie A. Johnson

See Your Route and Run It: From Top Soldier to Top Chef by Chef Scottie A. Johnson arose from the biblical passage: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.” Mr. Johnson’s autobiography is a true story about...

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Captured In A Life Case For Truth

What Lies Within
By Lisa Leikam

You have probably read a viral article about persons seeing religious images in the most unlikely places and objects like an animal cracker, bread toast, clouds, or a wall. In the case of author Lisa Leikam, she found a life-changing sign from heaven that mysteriously...

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Stormy Weather

By Ronaildo H. Timms

Stormy Weather by Ranaildo H. Timms is a short memoir of the author’s time in the Marine Corps. In the preface, the author claims not to be a writer but to know how to tell a story. We learn something about his high school days...

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Anthracite Boot Camp

By Louis Ronald Scatena

Anthracite Boot Camp by Louis Ronald Scatena is the story of the author's father, Pete Scatena, and his mother Caroline, and about anthracite mining along the mountainsides where the coal seams slant upwards. This is also the true story about men struggling in a black...

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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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Athena in The Rathole

By Demi K

Athena in the Rathole by Demi K is a memoir that is culturally rich and that will stir the thoughts and emotions of readers. It begins with a reference to the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, a humorous movie that is supposed to portray...

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The Colour of the Sun

By Gillian Thorp

In the beginning of Gillian Thorp’s intensely personal and moving memoir, The Colour of the Sun, an early reader remarks: “… there are some stories that don’t just stick with you; they become a part of you.” I quote this observation because it’s true. Sometimes,...

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The Birds Sang Eulogies

A Memoir
By Mirla Geclewicz Raz

The Birds Sang Eulogies: A Memoir by Mirla Geclewicz Raz is a moving memoir that gives readers glimpses of what it meant to be a child of the Holocaust and how they had to deal with the trauma of their parents in their own way....

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