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Untold Stories: Women Break the Silence
What started as an Instagram account showing pictures of pre Title IX female athletes became Molly Schiot’s book; Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History. New York Times Book Review 10/24/2016 “A photo-driven compilation, born of an Instagram project, it offers vivid accounts of the mountain climbers, racecar drivers, sailors and shot-putters who were female path-breakers from the 19th century until today.”
Dear Fang, With Love is the quirky title of Rufi Thorpe’s second novel. From the Kirkus Review website: “A father and daughter tour Lithuania in Thorpe’s odd and deceptively simple family saga that spans countries and generations.”, “Melancholic and whimsical at once, Thorpe’s novel is bumpy, quirky, and wholly original.”. Ms. Thorpe’s first and highly claimed novel is titled: The Girls from Corona del Mar, 2014.
Ruth Wariner’s The Sound of Gravel is the true story of a girl coming of age in a polygamist family. From Publisher’s Weekly “By age 15, Wariner has had enough. Fed up with hearing “It’s God’s will” whenever something goes wrong, she rescues herself and then eventually writes this memoir, which condemns using religion to evade moral responsibility. This well-written book is hard to put down and hard to forget.”
The award winning screenwriting duo Janet Fattal & Joyce Gittlin choose to use the pseudonym of J. J. Gesher. The newly released A Narrow Bridge is their debut novel. Terry Gilman from Mysterious Galaxy Books writes: “Ultimately, this is a beautiful examination of human connection and finding a reason to live again after all hope is gone.”
We are happy to welcome back Pamela Atherton as our event moderator. Pam hosts a one-hour talk show that is heard live on the Achieve Radio Network Thursdays at 1pm PT. Her experience as a radio talk show host as well as her lively wit help create an upbeat atmosphere for our authors.