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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. Bernhard, Johnnie. A Good Girl

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

  12. Bommersbach, Jana. Cattle Kate: A Novel

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

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

  15. Carey, Shelley Johnson. Thin Mint Memories: Scouting for Empowerment through the Girl Scout Cookie Program

  16. Childs, Laura. Death Swatch

  17. Clement, Blaize. Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter

  18. Clement, Blaize. Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund

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

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

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

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

  23. Daniell, Rosemary. interview

  24. Daugharty, Janice. Heir to the Everlasting

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

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

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

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

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

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

  31. Eckhardt, Nadine. Duchess of Palms

  32. Edgar, Robin. interview

  33. Ellis, Mary. A Widow's Hope

  34. Factor, Eliza. The Mercury Fountain

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

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

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

  38. Fox, Carol. Ask Me Nothing

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

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

  41. Gilbert, Celia. An Ark of Sorts

  42. Gilbert, Elizabeth. The Signature of All Things

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

  44. Gorman, Amy. Aging Artfully

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

  46. Gussin, Patricia. The Test

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

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

  49. Holstein, Dr. Barbara Becker. Delight

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

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

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

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

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

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

  56. Karr, Mary. Lit

  57. Keane, Mary Beth. Fever

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

  59. Koen, Karleen. Dark Angels

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

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

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

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

  64. Martinelli, Ardine. Listening to My Life: My Journey Through Fear to Trust

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

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

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

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

  69. McMillan, Terry. Getting to Happy

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

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

  72. Miller, Donna Marie. The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk

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

  74. Monroe, Debra. My Unsentimental Education

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

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

  77. Morrison, Susan Signe. interview

  78. Mundy, Liza. Michelle: A Biography

  79. Murphy, Yannick. The Call

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

  81. Newton, Judith. Tasting Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

  88. Santiago, Esmeralda. Conquistadora

  89. Schaefer, Nancy Ann. In Search of Lode

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

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

  92. Simon, Clea. Cries and Whiskers

  93. Sittenfeld, Curtis. American Wife: A Novel

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

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

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

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

  98. Stewart, Susan Avery. Winter's Graces: The Surprising Gifts of Later Life

  99. Stockett, Kathryn. The Help

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

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

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

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

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

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

  106. Tripp, Dawn. Game of Secrets

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

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

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

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

  111. Webb, Betty. Desert Cut

  112. Weir, Andrea. A Foolish Consistency

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

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

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

  116. Woolley, Jackie. The Sound of Windmills

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


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