Biographies & Memoirs

April 10, 2018

Papa, Where Are You?

"Papa, Where Are You?" by PJ Easterbrook

| Author | Facebook | Abruptly taken from their family, separated from their father, and abandoned in an orphanage, two young sisters face their future all alone. Set in the 1920's and based on a true story, Betty and Julie live through six terrifying years of their life and seek to understand their ordeal.  It's a story of faith, resilience, and strength of two young girls. Reviews: "Excellent book! Gripping from page 1!" Such a great book about life in the 1920s and 30s. The story was very well written, and you really develop true feelings for these people. Hard to put down because I wanted to know what happened! Easy to read in one night. ~ Kristin B "I so enjoyed this story of two sisters' long journey through difficult ..." I so enjoyed this story of two sisters' long journey through difficult circumstances that drew them closer to one another, and to God. The author paints a beautiful picture of the reality that God is always in control even in circumstances that seem out of control! ~ Rhonda P.

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March 21, 2018

Tilting, A Memoir

"Tilting, A Memoir" by Nicole Harkin

| Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | We only learned about our father’s girlfriend after he became deathly ill and lay in a coma 120 miles from our home. Overhearing the nurse tell Linda—since I was nine I had called my mom by her first name—about the girlfriend who came in almost every day to visit him when we weren’t there confirmed that the last moment of normal had passed us by without our realizing it. Up to then our family had unhappily coexisted with Dad flying jumbo jets to Asia while we lived in Montana. We finally came together to see Dad through his illness, but he was once again absent from a major family event—unable to join us from his comatose state. This is the moment when our normal existence tilted.

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March 18, 2018

Pieces of Me

"Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters" by Lizbeth Meredith

| Website | Facebook | Twitter | Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters recounts the author’s two year struggle to bring home her internationally abducted daughters from Greece to Alaska. It’s the story of a 29 year-old woman whose life was marked by domestic violence and childhood kidnapping who faced a $100,000 problem on a $10 an hour budget. More than simply a missing children’s story, Pieces of Me is also the story of the generous community in Anchorage, Alaska and a growing support system in Greece who joined Lizbeth’s efforts to make the impossible a reality.

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March 17, 2018

Too Much Love Is Not Enough

"Too Much Love Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Silence of Childhood Sexual Abuse" by  Dr. Rosenna Bakari

| Website | Twitter | Instagram | GoodReads | Bravely, this memoir is a UV light revealing the dreadful stains of silence. Rosenna Bakari’s expression of truth about healing from childhood sexual abuse presents irrefutable evidence that trauma occurred, in spite of the squeaky-clean surface. She offers a rare validation of the harm of silence for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. When she founded Talking Trees (an empowerment organization for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse) she had no idea that she would champion the cause through the telling of her own story. Rosenna’s effort to live her adult life as if childhood sexual abuse never happened supported her approach to personal and professional trials. In spite of her self-motivation to overcome every negative effect of childhood sexual abuse, all of the systems upon which she relied deepened her pain. To her dismay, achievements of family, financial stability and earning her Ph.D. in psychology bumped up against her trauma as she hid thoughts of suicide and accumulating health concerns. Rosenna brings to life the process of recovery from early life trauma and unravels the misperceptions and coping styles that often evolve, but no longer serve us as adults.

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