Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas – Anthology of the Illinois Women’s Press Association

Paperback: 203 pages
Publisher: Dreamers Tapestry, Inc. (April 15, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0974587818
ISBN-13: 978-0974587813

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In 1914 the depth of talented authors of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association published an anthology they called The Memory Book. In honor and celebration of their memory, the IWPA of 2014 continues their legacy with The Anthology of the […]

Tracy Ahrens – Giant Hero

Giant Hero
Paperback: 126 pages
Publisher: Infinity Publishing (October 7, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 074144948X
ISBN-13: 978-0741449481

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Giant Hero is one couple’s intimate story about infant loss, choosing life over abortion, spiritual growth and a valuable resource guide for a rare congenital birth defect called Potter’s Syndrome.


Tracy Ahrens – Raising My Furry Children

Raising My Furry Children
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Weaving Dreams Publishing (August 24, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0982487673
ISBN-13: 978-0982487679

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Raising My Furry Children is an affectionate account of one person’s experiences with her beloved furry children. Originally introduced in a newspaper column, these humorous, and sometimes sad, recollections will touch the heart of […]

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 […]

Rachel Madorsky – Symphony of Your Karma

Symphony of Your Karma: Healing Destiny of Soul
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Avanty House (August 12, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0970534957
ISBN-13: 978-0970534958

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Symphony of Your Karma is a vivid account of individuals’ healing journeys, as they travel into their karmic past to determine and attempt to resolve the issues that haunt and plague them in […]

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 […]

Jan Lisa Huttner – Penny’s Picks: 50 Movies by Women Filmmakers

“Penny’s Picks: 50 Movies by Women Filmmakers”
(Volume 1) [Paperback] $12.99
ISBN 978-0615564890
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What accounts for the lack of movies by women filmmakers in your multiplex?
As readers of this compilation will quickly discover, many wonderful films written and/or directed by women have been released in the past decade. Despite all the obstacles, many women have, in […]

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
Available from and Brittany Publications, Ltd.

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, […]