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SuperNova "SuperNova" Reviewer: Judith Helburn

Judith Helburn     Judith Helburn has been involved with Sage-ing® since 1994. She is currently Editor of the SG Communicator and member of the Outreach Committee for the international Sage-ing Guild. Past national Sage-ing activities include Training Coordinator and member of the Coordinating Circle. Judith works with seniors in several other programs in Austin, Texas, including the Older Women's Legacy (OWL)-Circle memoir program of Story Circle Network.

She served on the SCN board for 10 years and became the first president after our mentor Susan Wittig Albert stepped down from her presidency. She facilitates a SCN writing group and writes book reviews for Story Circle's website. Judith's two children, their spouses and grandchildren live near-by. She has been called the "weird" grandmother and is flattered. She and her husband travel often and are under the domination of three cats.

Judith Helburn specializes in reviewing books about Elders.

  1. Albert, Susan Wittig. Bleeding Hearts

  2. Albert, Susan Wittig. The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood

  3. Albert, Susan Wittig. A Dilly of a Death

  4. Albert, Susan Wittig. Spanish Dagger

  5. Albert, Susan Wittig. The Tale of Holly How

  6. Albert, Susan Wittig, Susan Hanson, Jan Epton Seale, Paula Stallings Yost, editors. What Wildness is This: Women Write About the Southwest

  7. Alexander, Alma. Secrets of Jin-shei

  8. Allen, K. Eileen. I Like Being Old

  9. Allende, Isabel. Island Beneath the Sea

  10. Allende, Isabel. Portrait in Sepia

  11. Allende, Isabel. Zorro

  12. Athill, Diana. Somewhere Towards the End

  13. Barrett, Andrea. The Air We Breathe

  14. Berg, Elizabeth. Open House

  15. Bernhard, Toni. How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide

  16. Blair, Pamela. The Next Fifty Years

  17. Bloom, Amy. Away

  18. Brown, Eleanor. The Weird Sisters

  19. Cambor, Kathleen. In Sunlight in a Beautiful Garden

  20. Cameron, Julia. Floor Sample

  21. Caram, Eve La Salle. Trio

  22. Carl, JoAnna. The Chocolate Snowman Murders

  23. Crough, Sandra. Memoirs of a Brown-Skin Gyal

  24. Crum, Laura. Chasing Cans

  25. de Hennezel, Marie. The Art of Growing Old

  26. de los Santos, Lita. La Familia de los Santos

  27. Dean, Debra. The Madonnas of Leningrad

  28. Duncker, Patricia. The Strange Case of the Composer and His Judge

  29. Edgar, Robin. In My Mother's Kitchen

  30. Edwards, Kim. The Memory Keeper's Daughter

  31. Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: On [Not] Getting By in America

  32. Ellis, Neenah. If I Live to be 100: Lessons from the Centenarians

  33. Erdrich, Louise. Plague of Doves

  34. Etzioni-Halevy, Eva. The Triumph of Deborah

  35. Eve, Nomi. The Family Orchard

  36. Fishkoff, Sue. Kosher Nation

  37. Flathouse, Pat, with Catherine Cogburn and Susan Wittig Albert. Your Life, Your Story: A Book to Help You Capture Your Memories

  38. Freed, Rachael. Women's Lives, Women's Legacies: Passing Your Beliefs and Blessings to Future Generations

  39. Freeman, Kimberley. Wildflower Hill

  40. Garrison, Gene. Widowhood Happens

  41. Gerber, Merrill Joan. The Victory Gardens of Brooklyn: A Novel

  42. Gilbert, Elizabeth. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

  43. Goldberg, Natalie. Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft

  44. Goldman, Connie. Late Life Love

  45. Goldman, Connie. The Gifts of Caregiving

  46. Graham, Katherine. Personal History

  47. Graves, Ashna. Death Pans Out

  48. Hall, Carolyn. Sweeping Up Glass

  49. Hall, Kathleen & Bonner Hardegree. The Otherness Factor

  50. Hart, Melissa. Gringa

  51. Hoff, Agatha. Burning Horses

  52. Hoffman, Alice. Skylight Confessions

  53. Holstein, Dr. Barbara Becker. The Truth: My Secret Diary. I'm 10. I'm smart. And I know everything!

  54. Horn, Dara. In the Image

  55. Houston, Pam. Contents May Have Shifted

  56. Howell, Georgina. Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations

  57. Jaeschke, S. Jazz. Significance: Life Drawn From a Naturalized Poet

  58. Jim, Patda. Ring Go Round

  59. Johnson, Marilyn. This Book is Overdue!

  60. Johnston, Linda O. Double Dog Dare

  61. Kai, Irene. Golden Mountain

  62. Kelby, N.M. In the Company of Angels

  63. Kidd, Sue Monk. The Secret Life of Bees

  64. Krauss, Nicole. The History of Love

  65. Kingsolver, Barbara. Small Wonder

  66. Konigsberg, Ruth Davis. The Truth About Grief

  67. Kreinin, Tamara & Barbara Camens. Girls' Night Out: Celebrating Women's Groups Across America

  68. Larsen, Deborah. The White

  69. Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara. The Third Chapter

  70. Lessing, Doris. The Cleft

  71. Levinson, Leila. Gated Grief

  72. Lisboa, Adriana. Symphony in White

  73. Lustbader, Wendy. Life Gets Better

  74. Mann, Reva. The Rabbi's Daughter

  75. Matzkin, Alice & Richard. The Art of Aging

  76. Mayes, Frances. A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller

  77. Mazetti, Katarina (Translated by Sarah Death). Benny & Shrimp

  78. McCash, June Hall. A Titanic Love Story

  79. McCauley,Lucy, Amy G. Carlson & Jennifer Leo, editors. A Woman's Path

  80. McLennan, Barbara. The Wealth of Jamestown

  81. Morgan, Deborah. Writing Out Loud

  82. Mountain Dreamer, Oriah. What We Ache For: Creativity and the Unfolding of Your Soul

  83. Murdock, Maureen. Fathers' Daughters: Breaking the Ties That Bind

  84. Myers, Tamar. As the World Churns

  85. Namu, Yang Erche & Christine Mathieu. Leaving Mother Lake: a Girlhood at the Edge of the World

  86. Newhouse, Meg. Legacies of the Heart

  87. Norton, Lisa Dale. Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills

  88. Oliver, Mary. Long Life: Essays and Other Writings

  89. Orsborn, Carol. Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn

  90. Orsborn, Carol. The Year I Saved My (downsized) Soul

  91. Orsborn, Carol & Robert Weber. The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker's Guide to Growing Older

  92. Packer, Ann. The Dive from Clausen's Pier

  93. Packer, ZZ. Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

  94. Patrick, Phaedra. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

  95. Penney, Stef. The Tenderness of Wolves

  96. Phifer, Nan. Memoirs of the Soul

  97. Pokras, Barbara & Fran Pokras Yariv. Feeding Mrs. Moskowitz & the Caregiver

  98. Polo, Amber. Flying Free

  99. Pratt, Sarah Rodriguez. Choose Your Weapon

  100. Prince-Hughes, Dawn. Songs of the Gorilla Nation

  101. Proulx, Annie. That Old Ace in the Hole

  102. Provoost, Anne. In the Shadow of the Ark

  103. Quindlen, Anne. Blessings

  104. Quinlan, Kathie. Blessing Our Goodbyes

  105. Raab, Diana. Listening to Africa

  106. Remen, Rachel Naomi, M.D. My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging

  107. Roiphe, Anne. Epilogue

  108. Rosenblatt, Carolyn. The Boomer's Guide to Aging Parents

  109. Rubin, Lillian. 60 On Up: The Truth About Aging in America

  110. Santiago, Esmeralda. When I was Puerto Rican and Almost a Woman

  111. Shaffer, Mary Ann and Annie Barrows. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  112. Shapiro, Rochelle Jewel. Miriam the Medium

  113. Smallwood, Carol and Cynthia Brackett-Vincent. Contemporary American Women

  114. Solomon, Anna. The Little Bride

  115. Styne, Marlys Marshall. Elder Expectations: My Life in Rictameters

  116. Vreeland, Susan. Girl in Hyacinth Blue

  117. Vreeland, Susan. The Passion of Artemisia

  118. Warner, Barb. Keep Your Fork—Dessert Is on the Way: Savoring the Second Half of Life

  119. Weinberg, Janet Amalia, editor. Still Going Strong: Memoirs, Stories, & Poems About Great Older Women

  120. Wildwind, Sharon. First Murder in Advent

  121. Wildwind, Sharon. Missing, Presumed Wed

  122. Wildwind, Sharon. Soldier on the Porch

  123. Windrum, Deborah F. Harvest the Bounty of Your Career

  124. Winegarten, Debra. There's Jews in Texas?


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