January 24, 2023

Out of Wedlock

The third installment in Larry Lockridge’s Enigma Quartet—four standalone but interconnected novels—is set largely in 1990s Greenwich Village and chronicles the life of a plastic surgeon not only searching for meaning in his life (via exploration into his sexuality) but also, ultimately, his identity and purpose as a human being.

Although Jess Freeman is a […]

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January 10, 2023

Your Way There (To Being Fully Alive): Concepts and Tools for Mindful Transformation

From her clinical practice and personal life as a daughter, wife, and mother, psychotherapist Gretta Keene provides valuable tools and an instruction manual to construct an authentic, fulfilling life.

Keene uses several profound questions to help the reader, as she’s helped herself and her patients, find reasons for and ways out of devastating circumstances: “How […]

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September 19, 2022

Winning in Your Own Court

Finding the right niche can be hard for attorneys, who often feel “overworked and overwhelmed,” career coach Dena Lefkowitz writes in Winning in Your Own Court. Here, she shares ten laws that helped her find the right legal career path and could help other lawyers as well.

Leftkowitz experienced burnout when she worked as a […]

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August 15, 2022

Grady Whill and the Templeton Codex: A Superhero High School Adventure

In Carole P. Roman’s middle-grade book, a 14-year-old boy is desperate to be accepted to a mysterious, highly selective new high school—but is held back by self-doubt and his guardian, who is reluctant to let him attend.

High school is just months away, and Grady is highly insecure about his prospect of getting into Templeton, […]

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August 1, 2022

This Dark Star: Thomas Digges, the Scientific Revolution, and the Infinite Universe

With this short but illuminating biographical study, Charles L. Ladner argues convincingly for a lesser-known early scientist’s place among the Scientific Revolution’s leading lights.

Ladner acknowledges that his subject, Elizabethan astronomer and mathematician Thomas Digges, isn’t exactly a household name. Nonetheless, Digges could boast of an impressive list of accomplishments. As Copernicus’s first English translator, […]

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July 29, 2022

When Relationships Matter: A Socioemotional Approach to Teaching and Learning

In When Relationships Matter, elementary school teacher Crystal Tanyag Goins shares her strategies for classroom management in hopes of inspiring other public school teachers.

“Making connections with your students first is key” declares Goins, a parent and educator with ten years’ experience teaching young students. She builds these relationships on a classroom management framework she […]

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July 19, 2022

Still, the Sky

Still, the Sky is an impeccably researched and elegantly designed collection combining poetry exploring and reimagining the dual Bildungsromane of Icarus and Asterion with intriguing installation artwork that enhances the text.

Author Tom Pearson’s volume is a dramatic, book-length poem with a prologue, seven sections, and an epilogue. Its first lines — “My departure instigated […]

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June 27, 2022

Love Your Selfie

Love Your Selfie is a picture book featuring three pre-teen friends who start an initiative to help their classmates gain confidence in the face of social media pressure.

Best friends Lauren, Lisa, and Nicole post selfies on their social media channels while preparing for their first day of middle school. Nicole is shocked when one […]

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June 7, 2022

Daria’s Secrets

In this thoughtful novel, a grandmother and child of the Holocaust must face the secrets of her past to live more fully in the present.

When 82-year-old Daria Abramson begins having disturbing dreams and panic attacks, she decides to see a therapist to find relief. Through Dr. Metzger, she begins to peel back the layers […]

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