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

  15. Childs, Laura. Death Swatch

  16. Clement, Blaize. Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter

  17. Clement, Blaize. Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund

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

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

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

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

  22. Daniell, Rosemary. interview

  23. Daugharty, Janice. Heir to the Everlasting

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

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

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

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

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

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

  30. Eckhardt, Nadine. Duchess of Palms

  31. Edgar, Robin. interview

  32. Ellis, Mary. A Widow's Hope

  33. Factor, Eliza. The Mercury Fountain

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

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

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

  37. Fox, Carol. Ask Me Nothing

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

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

  40. Gilbert, Celia. An Ark of Sorts

  41. Gilbert, Elizabeth. The Signature of All Things

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

  43. Gorman, Amy. Aging Artfully

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

  45. Gussin, Patricia. The Test

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

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

  48. Holstein, Dr. Barbara Becker. Delight

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

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

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

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

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

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

  55. Karr, Mary. Lit

  56. Keane, Mary Beth. Fever

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

  58. Koen, Karleen. Dark Angels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  67. McMillan, Terry. Getting to Happy

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

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

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

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

  72. Monroe, Debra. My Unsentimental Education

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

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

  75. Morrison, Susan Signe. interview

  76. Mundy, Liza. Michelle: A Biography

  77. Murphy, Yannick. The Call

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

  79. Newton, Judith. Tasting Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

  86. Santiago, Esmeralda. Conquistadora

  87. Schaefer, Nancy Ann. In Search of Lode

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

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

  90. Simon, Clea. Cries and Whiskers

  91. Sittenfeld, Curtis. American Wife: A Novel

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

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

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

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

  96. Stockett, Kathryn. The Help

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

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

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

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

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

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

  103. Tripp, Dawn. Game of Secrets

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

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

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

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

  108. Webb, Betty. Desert Cut

  109. Weir, Andrea. A Foolish Consistency

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

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

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

  113. Woolley, Jackie. The Sound of Windmills

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

       

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