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SuperNova "SuperNova" Reviewer: Trilla Pando

Trilla Pando     I live in my favorite city, Houston, Texas where I write, volunteer at the Museum of Fine Arts, enjoy all the fun a city offers. For years in both Texas and Georgia I wrote about food and memories in a weekly column "Stirring up memories." That remains my writing interest. Since 2000 when I joined Story Circle I've been a contributing editor to the Story Circle Journal and a member of the board. In 2005, I became president for a two-year term. I particularly relish writing book reviews. I'm delighted to have become a SuperNova Reviewer. Reviewing has made me both a more careful reader, as I seek to capture the essence of a book, and a more adventuresome one, as I enjoy the fun of sharing a new experience and books I might not otherwise have chosen.

  1. Adair, Liz. Counting the Cost

  2. Albert, Susan Wittig. Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place

  3. Albert, Susan Wittig. Writing from Life: Telling Your Soul's Story

  4. Allred, Alexandra. White Trash

  5. Angelou, Maya. Mother: A Cradle to Hold

  6. Arnett, Marvin V. Pieces from Life's Crazy Quilt

  7. Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter

  8. Avakian, Arlene Voski. Through the Kitchen Window: Women Writers Explore the Intimate Meaning of Food and Cooking

  9. Baszile, Jennifer. The Black Girl Next Door

  10. Boatright, Joyce Murray. Telling Your Story: A Basic Guide to Memoir Writing

  11. Bommersbach, Jana. Cattle Kate: A Novel

  12. Bryson, Karen Mueller, Ph.D. Those They Left Behind: Interviews, Stories, Essays and Poems by Survivors of Suicide

  13. Cantu, Norma Elia. Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera

  14. Childs, Laura. Death Swatch

  15. Clement, Blaize. Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter

  16. Clement, Blaize. Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund

  17. Clement, Blaize. Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues

  18. Clift, Eleanor. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Politics

  19. Conant-Park, Jessica & Susan Conant. Fed Up

  20. Daniell, Rosemary. Secrets of the Zona Rosa: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women's Lives

  21. Daniell, Rosemary. interview

  22. Daugharty, Janice. Heir to the Everlasting

  23. Deen, Paula. It Ain't All About the Cookin'

  24. Delman, Lisa R. Dear Mom, I've Always Wanted You to Know

  25. Dobson, Joanne and Beverle Graves Myers. Face of the Enemy: A New York Wartime Mystery

  26. Downie, Ruth. Terra Incognito: A Novel of the Roman Empire

  27. Drummond, Ree. The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels

  28. Dychtwald, Maddy & Christine Larson. Influence: How Women's Soaring Economic Power Will Transform Our World for the Better

  29. Eckhardt, Nadine. Duchess of Palms

  30. Edgar, Robin. interview

  31. Ellis, Mary. A Widow's Hope

  32. Factor, Eliza. The Mercury Fountain

  33. Farrell, Kate, Linda Joy Myers, Amber Lea Starfire, editors. Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the 60s and 70s

  34. Ferris, Monica. Thai Die: A Needlecraft Mystery

  35. Finnamore, Suzanne. Split: A Memoir of Divorce

  36. Fox, Carol. Ask Me Nothing

  37. Ganahl, Jane. Single Women of a Certain Age: Romantic Escapades, Shifting Shapers, and Serene Independence

  38. Gideon, Melanie. The Slippery Year: A Meditation on Happily Ever After

  39. Gilbert, Celia. An Ark of Sorts

  40. Gilbert, Elizabeth. The Signature of All Things

  41. Gonzalez, Karen Pierce. Black Pepper Visions: Original Folktales & Stories You Can Eat

  42. Gorman, Amy. Aging Artfully

  43. Gross, Jane. A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents—and Ourselves

  44. Gussin, Patricia. The Test

  45. Haas, Eve. The Secrets of the Notebook: A Woman's Quest to Uncover Her Royal Family Secret

  46. Hasselstrom, Linda. The Wheel of the Year: A Writer's Workbook

  47. Holstein, Dr. Barbara Becker. Delight

  48. Horn, Janet, M.D. and Robin Miller, M.D. The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife and Beyond

  49. Ironside, Virginia. No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a 60th Year

  50. Isay, Dave, editor. Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps

  51. Jones, Teddy. Jackson's Pond, Texas

  52. Juba, Stacy. Twenty-Five Years Ago Today

  53. Junious, Ellen Denise. Unleash the Power of Personal Advantage: 7 Keys to Unlock Your Potential for Success

  54. Karr, Mary. Lit

  55. Keane, Mary Beth. Fever

  56. Kingsolver, Barbara. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

  57. Koen, Karleen. Dark Angels

  58. Leleux, Robert. The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving

  59. Levine, Julia B. Small Disasters Seen in Sunlight

  60. Levy, Naomi. Hope Will Find You: My Search for the Wisdom to Stop Waiting and Start Living

  61. Lippincott, Sharon M. The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing

  62. Matloff, Judith. Home Girl: Building a Dream House on a Lawless Block

  63. May-Waldman, Diana. A Woman's Song

  64. McArthur, Judith N. and Harold L. Smith. Texas Through Women's Eyes: The Twentieth Century Experience

  65. McCall, Deanna Dickinson. Mustang Spring: Stories and Poems

  66. McMillan, Terry. Getting to Happy

  67. Midkiff, Mary Lou. Lillie Davenport: Pioneer Mother

  68. Miller, Barbara. You Lost Your Marriage Not Your Life

  69. Mitsch, Darelyn DJ. Mystic Grits: A Southern Girl's Journey to Wisdom

  70. Monroe, Debra. My Unsentimental Education

  71. Monroe, Debra. On the Outskirts of Normal: Forging a Family Against the Grain

  72. Morrison, Joan Wehlen; Susan Signe Morrison, ed. Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature and Growing Up in Wartime America

  73. Morrison, Susan Signe. interview

  74. Mundy, Liza. Michelle: A Biography

  75. Murphy, Yannick. The Call

  76. Myers, Linda Joy. Don't Call Me Mother: Breaking the Chain of Mother-Daughter Abandonment

  77. Newton, Judith. Tasting Home

  78. Nicholas, Theresa. Buryin' Daddy: Putting My Lebanese, Catholic, Southern Baptist Childhood to Rest

  79. Padgett, Fran. Breast Cancer: No One Chose This Journey

  80. Reynolds, Linda & Joy Goodale. Butterflies Don't Sting

  81. Roach, Joyce Gibson. The Land of the Rain Shadow: Horned Toad, Texas

  82. Rodriguez, Anita. Coyota in the Kitchen: A Memoir of New and Old Mexico

  83. Rogers, Mary. Dancing Naked: Memorable Encounters with Unforgettable Texans

  84. Santiago, Esmeralda. Conquistadora

  85. Schaefer, Nancy Ann. In Search of Lode

  86. Shaik, Fatima. What Went Missing and What Got Found

  87. Sherman, Suzanne. 100 Years in the Life of an American Girl: True Stories 1910-2010

  88. Simon, Clea. Cries and Whiskers

  89. Sittenfeld, Curtis. American Wife: A Novel

  90. Small, Betsy. Poems of Awakening: An International Anthology of Spiritual Poetry

  91. Smallwood, Carol. Compartments: Poems on Nature, Feminitity and Other Realms

  92. Smith, Therese Ambrosi. Wax: Pearl Harbor Changed Everything

  93. Spitz, Bob. Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

  94. Stockett, Kathryn. The Help

  95. Stuckart, Diane A. S. A Bolt from the Blue: A Leonardo da Vinci Mystery

  96. Sweets, Ellen. Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins: a Memoir with Recipes

  97. Styne, Marlys Marshall. Reinventing Myself: Memoirs of a Retired Professor

  98. Styron, Alexandra. Reading My Father: A Memoir

  99. Szegedy-Maszak, Marianne. I Kiss Your Hands Many Times: Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary

  100. Thomas, Pattie (with Carl Wilkerson). Taking Up Space: How Eating Well & Exercising Regularly Changed My Life

  101. Tripp, Dawn. Game of Secrets

  102. Tucker, Betty. Don't Worry About the Mule Going Blind: Hazel's Daughter

  103. Walker-Nixon, Donna, Cassy Burleson, Rachel Crawford, Ashley Palmer, editors. Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song

  104. Wallis, Velma. Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival

  105. Walls, Jeanette. Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

  106. Webb, Betty. Desert Cut

  107. Weir, Andrea. A Foolish Consistency

  108. Wicklund, Susan (with Alan Kesselheim). This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor

  109. Winegarten, Debra. Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist

  110. Wisniewski, Linda. Off Kilter: A Woman's Journey to Peace with Scoliosis, Her Mother, and Her Polish Heritage

  111. Woolley, Jackie. The Sound of Windmills

  112. Wyman, Anne Cabot. Kipling's Cat: A Memoir of my Father


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