"SuperNova" Reviewer: 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.
Counting the Cost
Albert, Susan Wittig.
Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place
Albert, Susan Wittig.
Writing from Life: Telling Your Soul's Story
Mother: A Cradle to Hold
Arnett, Marvin V.
Pieces from Life's Crazy Quilt
Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter
Avakian, Arlene Voski.
Through the Kitchen Window: Women Writers Explore the Intimate Meaning of Food and Cooking
The Black Girl Next Door
Boatright, Joyce Murray.
Telling Your Story: A Basic Guide to Memoir Writing
Cattle Kate: A Novel
Bryson, Karen Mueller, Ph.D.
Those They Left Behind: Interviews, Stories, Essays and Poems by Survivors of Suicide
Cantu, Norma Elia.
Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera
Carey, Shelley Johnson.
Thin Mint Memories: Scouting for Empowerment through the Girl Scout Cookie Program
Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter
Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund
Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues
Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Politics
Conant-Park, Jessica & Susan Conant.
Secrets of the Zona Rosa: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women's Lives
Daniell, Rosemary. interview
Heir to the Everlasting
It Ain't All About the Cookin'
Delman, Lisa R.
Dear Mom, I've Always Wanted You to Know
Dobson, Joanne and Beverle Graves Myers.
Face of the Enemy: A New York Wartime Mystery
Terra Incognito: A Novel of the Roman Empire
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels
Dychtwald, Maddy & Christine Larson.
Influence: How Women's Soaring Economic Power Will Transform Our World for the Better
Duchess of Palms
Edgar, Robin. interview
A Widow's Hope
The Mercury Fountain
Farrell, Kate, Linda Joy Myers, Amber Lea Starfire, editors.
Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the 60s and 70s
Thai Die: A Needlecraft Mystery
Split: A Memoir of Divorce
Ask Me Nothing
Single Women of a Certain Age: Romantic Escapades, Shifting Shapers, and Serene Independence
The Slippery Year: A Meditation on Happily Ever After
An Ark of Sorts
The Signature of All Things
Gonzalez, Karen Pierce.
Black Pepper Visions: Original Folktales & Stories You Can Eat
A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents—and Ourselves
The Secrets of the Notebook: A Woman's Quest to Uncover Her Royal Family Secret
The Wheel of the Year: A Writer's Workbook
Holstein, Dr. Barbara Becker.
Horn, Janet, M.D. and Robin Miller, M.D.
The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife and Beyond
No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a 60th Year
Isay, Dave, editor.
Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps
Jackson's Pond, Texas
Twenty-Five Years Ago Today
Junious, Ellen Denise.
Unleash the Power of Personal Advantage: 7 Keys to Unlock Your Potential for Success
Keane, Mary Beth.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving
Levine, Julia B.
Small Disasters Seen in Sunlight
Hope Will Find You: My Search for the Wisdom to Stop Waiting and Start Living
Lippincott, Sharon M.
The Heart and Craft of Lifestory Writing
Home Girl: Building a Dream House on a Lawless Block
A Woman's Song
McArthur, Judith N. and Harold L. Smith.
Texas Through Women's Eyes: The Twentieth Century Experience
McCall, Deanna Dickinson.
Mustang Spring: Stories and Poems
Getting to Happy
Midkiff, Mary Lou.
Lillie Davenport: Pioneer Mother
You Lost Your Marriage Not Your Life
Miller, Donna Marie.
The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk
Mitsch, Darelyn DJ.
Mystic Grits: A Southern Girl's Journey to Wisdom
My Unsentimental Education
On the Outskirts of Normal: Forging a Family Against the Grain
Morrison, Joan Wehlen; Susan Signe Morrison, ed.
Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature and Growing Up in Wartime America
Morrison, Susan Signe. interview
Michelle: A Biography
Myers, Linda Joy.
Don't Call Me Mother: Breaking the Chain of Mother-Daughter Abandonment
Buryin' Daddy: Putting My Lebanese, Catholic, Southern Baptist Childhood to Rest
Breast Cancer: No One Chose This Journey
Reynolds, Linda & Joy Goodale.
Butterflies Don't Sting
Roach, Joyce Gibson.
The Land of the Rain Shadow: Horned Toad, Texas
Coyota in the Kitchen: A Memoir of New and Old Mexico
Dancing Naked: Memorable Encounters with Unforgettable Texans
Schaefer, Nancy Ann.
In Search of Lode
What Went Missing and What Got Found
100 Years in the Life of an American Girl: True Stories 1910-2010
Cries and Whiskers
American Wife: A Novel
Poems of Awakening: An International Anthology of Spiritual Poetry
Compartments: Poems on Nature, Feminitity and Other Realms
Smith, Therese Ambrosi.
Wax: Pearl Harbor Changed Everything
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Stuckart, Diane A. S.
A Bolt from the Blue: A Leonardo da Vinci Mystery
Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins: a Memoir with Recipes
Styne, Marlys Marshall.
Reinventing Myself: Memoirs of a Retired Professor
Reading My Father: A Memoir
I Kiss Your Hands Many Times: Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary
Thomas, Pattie (with Carl Wilkerson).
Taking Up Space: How Eating Well & Exercising Regularly Changed My Life
Game of Secrets
Don't Worry About the Mule Going Blind: Hazel's Daughter
Walker-Nixon, Donna, Cassy Burleson, Rachel Crawford, Ashley Palmer, editors.
Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song
Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
A Foolish Consistency
Wicklund, Susan (with Alan Kesselheim).
This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor
Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist
Off Kilter: A Woman's Journey to Peace with Scoliosis, Her Mother, and Her Polish Heritage
The Sound of Windmills
Wyman, Anne Cabot.
Kipling's Cat: A Memoir of my Father
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