Award winning author, Lisa J. Shultz, is of the Baby Boomer generation and lost her father, age 89 in 2015. She embraces a challenging and often avoided topic of facing the end-of-life stage of a loved one. With courage, vulnerability and love, she recounts her dad's storied life, including its difficult ending. Wrought with what she felt was unnecessary suffering in for all involved at the end, she strives to help others find a more peaceful final chapter of life.More info →
Jules, her sister Joanne, and her brother Andrew all grew up in the same household―but their varying views of and reactions to their experiences growing up have made them all very different people. Now, as adults with children of their own, they are all faced with the question of what to do to help their parents, who insist on maintaining the upscale lifestyle they’re accustomed to despite their mounting debts. A deft exploration of the ever-shifting covenants between parents and children, Things Unsaid is a ferocious tale of family love, dysfunction, and sense of duty over forty years.More info →
This is the story of a journey--the personal journey of a woman of faith. While caring for her aged mother and dealing with a cross-country move, quilter and Bible study leader Gail Howard Gibson drew on fifty years of quilting experience to create The Joshua Quilt.More info →
When a teenage adoptee surrendered her firstborn child, she believed he would be lost to her forever. But fifty-one years later and after an emotional reunion, she recounts the story of his adoption and her own.
Surrender asks which is more important: nature or nurture? Without the crucial, and missing, puzzle pieces of DNA, how can adoptees fashion a meaningful "self"?
If you like truthful accounts laced with the passion of youth and the wisdom of age, read Marylee MacDonald’s Surrender, a funny and poignant memoir about how we grow up, grow old, and learn to accept ourselves.
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