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Terri Schlichenmeyer



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‘Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs’

By Pearl Cleage

Dear Diary… You’ve written that many times in your life. Little hurts, schoolgirl crushes, firsts, lasts, and thoughts. It’s all written in your journal so you’d see where you came from and where you’re going.

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‘Handbook for an Unpredictable Life’

By Rosie Perez

You hated your tin grin, but that wasn’t as demoralizing as acne, which was nothing compared to hormones, which wasn’t as annoying as untamable hair, which was minimal compared to your teenage self-esteem—which hovered around 5 on a 1-to-50 scale. Still, you overcame, lived through it, and here you are. And in the new book Handbook for an Unpredictable Life by Rosie Perez, (c.2014, Crown Archetype, $26.00 / $30.00 Canada, 322 pages) you’ll read about another survivor.

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‘Writing God’s Obituary: How a Good Methodist Became a Better Atheist’

By Anthony B. Pinn

Your second home is a grand one. It’s much bigger than the house you live in during the week. No, your second home has huge windows to let in the light, fine linens, and it’s usually filled with music.

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‘Pure Grit’

By Mary Cronk Farrell

When it comes to chores around the house, you have lots of responsibility.

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‘I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom’s Highway’

By Greg Kot

For as long as you can remember, there’s always been someone in your corner.

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‘The Invention of Wings’

by Sue Monk Kidd

Your best friend has been all a-flutter about something lately. You haven’t seen much of her, in fact. She’s been sticking close to her nest but that’s okay. Next time you get together, it’ll be just like you were never apart.

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‘American Adventures: Westward Journeys’

By Judy Young and Devin Scillian, illustrated by Bill Farnsworth, Chris Ellison, and Doris Ettlinger

The last time your family moved, it was quite a big project.

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‘Band-Aid for a Broken Leg’

By Damien Brown

Plan A or Plan B? This one or that? It was a big decision, and you made it with as much information as you could find. Now you hope you’ve gotten the healthcare coverage that works best for you and your family.

“Twelve Years a Slave”

By Solomon Northup, introduction by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Ph.D.

Nobody could tell them like she could, either. She was full of tales of caution and thrift and could remember things that happened back when she was a girl. She even knew stories about her own grandparents, the lives they led, and how they survived.

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‘Letters to an Incarcerated Brother’

By Hill Harper

You figured you had a lock on things. Sell or steal a little something. Hold for somebody, “borrow” a car, gain respect. Make a little money, and it’d be all good, right? Now that lock you h



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