Among the Remnants, by Josh Gortler When three-year-old Joshua Gortler and his family were forced from their hometown in Poland during World War II, they scrambled for safety across border after border, finding refuge at last in Europe’s Displaced Persons Camps. Undocumented and unschooled, Gortler spent his adolescence learning how to survive. When his family…

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Thirty Years a Dresser by Dennis Milam Bensie

Thirty Years a Dresser (216 pages) is a new memoir by Dennis Milam Bensie, sharing essays, anecdotes, and backstage antics from his years as a theatrical dresser. “The author writes in such a way that you feel you are backstage with him experiencing all he is and does. He is honest, funny and sometimes cutting. Thirty Years…

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Minding the Muse by Priscilla Long

In Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators (128 pages), Priscilla Long shares her secrets to harnessing the creative gift, increasing productivity, and handling the business aspects of the creative life. Minding the Muse is a practical handbook for the artist or writer—highly experienced, aspiring, or somewhere in between. Long…

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tars and Flowers: Informative Talks with Celebrities about Plants by Evelyn Klahre Anderson

Stars and Flowers: Informative Talks with Celebrities about Plants (508 pages), by Evelyn Klahre Anderson, is a collection of interviews that took place in the late ’70s, ’80s and ’90s with famous people from many different professions and walks of life. “A great read for any gardener or nature lover.” Read more …. –Sue Scholz,…

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How to Survive Being Alive by Elton Welke and Donald L. Dudley, M.D.

How to Survive Being Alive (212 pages), by Elton Welke and Donald L. Dudley, M.D., a groundbreaking guide to coping with stress, permanently changed the dialog between doctor and patient. After its first release in 1977, many more doctors began to consider their patients’ physical and mental states, rather than simply treating symptoms. This edition…

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