Sonia Reppe

Reviewer Sonia Reppe holds a B.A. in vocal performance, gives voice lessons in the Chicago area and spends most of her time reading and taking care of her daughter, husband and cats.

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Author: Georgia Durante

ISBN: 978-0-451-22568-9

This book was originally published in 1998. As a re-release, this mass-market paperback edition includes an epilogue which shows real redemption and genuine soul-searching. Georgia is now involved in leading an abused-women organization and using her adventurous spirit to help people in crisis. I am looking forward to her next memoir.

Author:  Mila Bernadkin
ISBN-10: 1589851552
ISBN-13: 978-1589851559
Publisher:  Five Star Publications, Inc.

In this Young Adult novel, five best friends help each other through their final year of high school, and the one with the worst attitude gains a new improved outlook on life

Author:  Arthur Blessitt
ISBN:   978-1-934068-67-0
Publisher:  Authentic Books

Author:  Jennifer Caloyeras
ISBN:  978-1-935290-08-7
Publisher:  Diversion press, Inc.

Like many YA books, this has a sleight case of bland parent syndrome; despite that, one of the best scenes is when Evan erupts in anger at them, and we get to feel Evan’s frustration

Author:  Susan Violante
ISBN:  978-1-4415-1319-9

Author:  Rick D. Niece
ISBN:  987-0-9815462-0-9

Childhood memories and circumstances stay with a person forever, and this book reminds us that a rich, caring community can make all the difference in people’s lives

Author: Maureen McCormick
ISBN: 978-0-06-149014-9
Publisher: William Morrow

Admitting she had a cocaine problem, actress Maureen McCormick—famous for playing the role of Marcia Brady in the classic sitcom, The Brady Bunch—told a friend, “I’m afraid of what I’m going to feel if I don’t get high anymore.” For the first time in public, she gets personal in her revealing memoir, Here’s The Story.

Author: Jeff Roberts
ISBN:  978-1-4327-2727-7
Publisher: Outskirts Press

Intended as snapshots of life, each short story aims to capture a scene that reveals an emotion or event that reflects our humanness.  Most of these stories hit their mark but some are a little off-center in this debut collection of fiction by Jeff Roberts.

Author:  Carol Leonard

ISBN:  978-0-615-19550-6

Publisher:  Bad Beaver Farm

Carol Leonard, cofounder of the Midwives Alliance of North America, and midwife of thirty years, helped to make midwives legal and certified in her state of New Hampshire.  Believing that women should have an empowering experience of giving birth, and have the option of a home birth, she felt drawn to helping women after the birth of her son, and started assisting doctors and learning all she could.  This remarkable memoir is the journey of one woman finding her calling as a midwife and finding love on the way.

Author:  Lane Smith

ISBN-13:  978-142310846-7

ISBN-10:  142310846-9

Publisher:  Hyperion

In this children’s book, a schoolgirl imagines herself President, and as we follow her through her day, everything she does is presented through a political viewpoint. 

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