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

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

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

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

  68. McMillan, Terry. Getting to Happy

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

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

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

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

  73. Monroe, Debra. My Unsentimental Education

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

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

  76. Morrison, Susan Signe. interview

  77. Mundy, Liza. Michelle: A Biography

  78. Murphy, Yannick. The Call

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

  80. Newton, Judith. Tasting Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

  87. Santiago, Esmeralda. Conquistadora

  88. Schaefer, Nancy Ann. In Search of Lode

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

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

  91. Simon, Clea. Cries and Whiskers

  92. Sittenfeld, Curtis. American Wife: A Novel

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

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

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

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

  97. Stockett, Kathryn. The Help

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

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

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

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

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

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

  104. Tripp, Dawn. Game of Secrets

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

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

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

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

  109. Webb, Betty. Desert Cut

  110. Weir, Andrea. A Foolish Consistency

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

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

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

  114. Woolley, Jackie. The Sound of Windmills

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


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