Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas – Joliet

Joliet (IL) (Images of America)
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; 1 edition (June 26, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0738540420
ISBN-13: 978-0738540429

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Joliet once was a lush prairie bordered with scenic bluffs along the Des Plaines River. In the late 19th century, settlers and a large influx of Eastern European immigrants arrived, transforming the […]

Mary T. Wagner – When the Shoe Fits

When the Shoe Fits…: Essays of Love, Life and Second Chances
Print Length: 245 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615991742
Publisher: Waterhorse Press; 1 edition (July 23, 2014)
Language: English

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When a hard fall from a tall horse landed Mary T. Wagner—then a freelance writer and a soccer mom with four young children—in a body […]

Janis Clark Johnston – It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent

It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent: Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development
by Janis Clark Johnston
Hardcover: 380 pages
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 4, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1442221615
ISBN-13: 978-1442221611
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While parents prepare for the birth of their children with trips to the doctor and birthing classes, parenthood itself requires on the […]

Susan Brauer – Just Keep Dancing

Paperback: 565 pages
Published by Dreamers Tapestry, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-0974587806
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Much like a friend would talk to you over a cup of coffee, Susan describes her 20 year relationship and marriage to her childhood sweetheart, telling how that relationship turned abusive and then ultimately violent and dangerous. She then details the event that caused her to […]

Marion E. Gold – Top Cops: Profiles of Women in Command

Paperback  216 page
ISBN 0941394042
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Intimate portraits of a diverse group of trailblazing women who shattered the glass ceiling of law enforcement to achieve command positions. TOP COPS also includes landmark data on the from the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Center for Women & Policing, […]

Francine Pappadis Friedman – MatchDotBomb: A Midlife Journey through Internet Dating

Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: Wheatmark (April 15, 2007)
ISBN-10: 1587366991
ISBN-13: 978-1587366994

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What happens when you find yourself out there again, after years-or even decades-of being half of a couple?

Ask the 89 million adult men and women who are living alone. Or, better yet, follow one woman’s true, touching, and hilarious return to singlehood. […]