Published Memoir

Ollie Ollie In Come FreeOllie Ollie In Come Free

A family resolves to move forward after the wrenching loss of three children, but their stifled grief subtly takes its toll.
 
The loss of a first child sends chilling tremors of grief through a young family. The two parents bravely try to rebuild, with visions of creating a large, happy Catholic family. Yet the universe lurches and takes the next oldest  child, and yet the next, just a few years apart.
 
Ollie Ollie In Come Free explores the emotional toll unexpressed grief can have on a young child. In the unfiltered voice of a child and adolescent, author Anne Bernard Becker offers a touching insight into her own buried grief,  loneliness, and survivor’s guilt.
 
Author: Anne Bernard Becker
 

Growth & Wonder: A Social Experiment - Beyond Beat, Beatles and Bin LadenGrowth & Wonder: A Social Experiment - Beyond Beat, Beatles and Bin Laden

“The Past is ours, given and earned, forever, until we forget – I learn as I go.” Like an intricate tapestry, “Growth & Wonder: A Social Experiment 1951-2001” weaves together tales of author Maria Ladd Motch’s growing-up years with reflections from her present-day life. Maria writes of her childhood in rambling historic Vermont and Rhode Island homes with her nine siblings and her parents - homesteaders, organic farmers (before it was trendy), devout Catholics, and prolific artists; and of her life with her husband, children, and newest loves, her grandchildren. Through a six-month series of Maria's recent journal entries intermixed with texts from her earlier diaries, stories contributed by siblings, and a collection of 200 captioned photos taken by her father over six decades, readers will see the world through Maria’s eyes - a world that is vivid, colorful, textured and rich. “Live a lush and ardent retreat, a gentle lull to dream.”

Author: Maria Ladd Motch

Click here to purchase


Confessions of a Sin Eater: A Doctor's ReflectionsConfessions of a Sin Eater: A Doctor's Reflections

Dr. Therese Zink, teacher, clinician and researcher, explores the burden, mystery and privilege of doctoring. As a family physician, the act of listening and holding stories is a vital part of healing for both the patients and the healer. Confessions of a Sin Eater lays bare the human heart of the author and reveals the best and worst of our journeys as humans. Discussion questions are included.

Author: Dr. Therese Zink

Click here to purchase


Chapters from the Farmhouse Journal: Tales of Synchronicity and GraceChapters from the Farmhouse Journal: Tales of Synchronicity and Grace

Chapters From The Farmhouse Journal is an encouraging and inspirational narrative of the process of decision, affirmation and providence surrounding the transition of divorce. The author describes her commitment to centering meditation, which led her out of uncertainty and gave insight on letting go with love. Emotional and practical challenges, when surmounted with balance and presence, become occasions of gratitude. Surrounded by loving support from others, she learns to truly love and value herself.

Author: Laura Lander

Click here to purchase


I'll Be in the Car - One Woman's Story of Love, Loss and Reclaiming LifeI'll Be in the Car - One Woman's Story of Love, Loss and Reclaiming Life

Rich in its honesty, I’ll Be in the Car brings hope to those caring for a loved one through life-altering events. Annette Wick is a clear voice for all who are silently living out their losses. She frankly describes her frustration, rage and despair as the one person responsible for Devin’s seemingly endless care. While celebrating her blessings Annette is equally candid with her blunders, ultimately recognizing that no one can be perfect in this most imperfect of situations. Most valuable of all, Annette writes of how she keeps her sanity when reality itself seems insane.

I’ll Be in the Car is not a book about death and grieving; it is a love story about life and living and finding the will to go on when you believe your reasons for living have died.

Author: Annette Januzzi Wick

Click here to purchase


Goddesses on the GangesGoddesses on the Ganges

"'Unvarnished' is one word for Phebe Beiser's and Maria Motch's account of their pilgrimage to Varanasi. The authors, a self-described 'wuss' and a longtime practioner of eastern spirituality, are generous narrators of 'what really happened' when they chose to travel 'well beyond courage and comfort.' The poems, journal entries and narratives in this book - and the evocative photos - are imbued with the beauty of authentic experience." – Mary Pierce Brosmer

Authors: Phebe Beiser and Maria Motch

Click here to order


EmeraldEmerald

Another granddaughter, another memoir. The author of 55 + Isabella details a year in her life - the year that just happens to be the first year of granddaughter Emerald's life.

Author: Maria Motch 

Click here to order


Fifty Five + IsabellaFifty Five + Isabella

From December 2006 through December 2007 Maria Motch committed to writing a page a day, and dedicated the journal to her biggest love, her granddaughter Isabella. We are witness to loving reflections and anxious worries as well as adventures to Italy, Mexico, Jamaica and New England. Through her painter's perspective and photographer's lens, Maria shares her struggles with multiple sclerosis. Blissful moments come from reading, writing, painting, Pilates, the beauty of nature and, of course, her family.

Author: Maria Motch

Click here to order