If you’re looking for a new read, She Writes Press has got you covered. From memoir to historical fiction to thriller, there’s something for readers of every taste.
If you liked A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer, read Raising Myself by Beverly Engel.
This brutally honest memoir follows abuse recovery expert Beverly Engel as she makes her way in the world. Between neglect, constant criticism, sexual abuse as a child and being raped as a tween, this powerful story will inspire you to no end.
If you liked Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, read Screwnomics by Rickey Gard Diamond.
Economics is sexist. Who knew? Screwnomics explains the underlying sexual history of today’s economics, and illuminates the male-dominated conversation. This book is a wake-up call for all women when it comes to their economic futures.
If you liked White Like Me by Tim Wise, read Redlined by Linda Gartz.
In this memoir-turned-exposé on the racist mortgage laws that ravage a Chicago community in the 1960s, experience the upheaval of a neighborhood’s racial change. One white family refused to leave their home, and through their long-hidden letters and diaries, Linda Gartz found a way to piece together the complicated truths of the time, producing this book as a result.
If you liked Wild by Cheryl Strayed, read Rudy’s Rules for Travel by Mary K. Jensen.
Travel the globe with intrepid, frugal Rudy and his spouse Mary, a catastrophic thinker seeking comfort. Rudy has a rule for every occasion, such as “Relax, some kind stranger will appear.” But Mary, has her own rule: “Expect the worst.” Join on their journey in this new memoir from She Writes Press and Mary K. Jensen.
If you liked the movie Prisoners, read A Matter of Chance by Julie Maloney.
When her daughter disappears, Maddy begins on a desperate five-year search, despite the warnings of Detective John D’Orfini. D’Orfini sees more than just a kidnapping, and it is only when Maddy is threatened by the Russian Mafia that she realizes that her daughter’s life isn’t the only one at stake.
If you liked the movie August Rush, read Nothing Forgotten by Jessica Levine.
Nothing Forgotten follows Anna in two parallel timelines—one at twenty-two, living in Rome and involved with a man engaged to be married, and one, years later, living in California, after being contacted by her Italian lover from decades before, threatening the life she’s built.
If you liked the movie Mary Queen of Scots, read Song of Isabel by Ida Curtis.
This historical romance follows Lady Isabel, who at twelve was nearly raped, only to be saved by Lord Chetwynd. Eight years later, they enter an arranged marriage, and journey to the court of King Louis. Danger, rivalry and intrigue abound, putting their relationship to the ultimate test.
If you’re hyped for Leah Remini’s memoir, read Shunned by Linda Curtis.
Linda Curtis was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and is an unquestioning true believer who has knocked on doors from the time she was nine years old—that is, until she knocks on the door of a respected coworker and her words suddenly seem hollow. But leaving the religion means leaving her family and completely uprooting her life.
If you’re excited to read to Every Note Played, read To Play Again by Carol Rosenbereger.
In this inspiring memoir about overcoming adversity, 21-year-old concert pianist Carol Rosenberger is stricken with paralytic polio—a “musical death sentence.” Despite the advice of her doctors, she perseveres, working tirelessly to regain her skills.
If you liked The Crucible by Arthur Miller, read Now I Can See the Moon by Alice Tallmadge.
The oft-forgotten social panic in the 1980s, where children had false memories of being abused had life-shattering effects on the children, the accused and the families of both. This devastating personal account of how it affected Alice Tallmadge’s family will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about this controversial topic.
If you love Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, read A Promise Given by Michelle Cox.
The third installment of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series follows Henrietta and Clive as they push forward with their wedding plans, despite their family differences. But during their honeymoon, they’ll find that murder mysteries are never far away and that they must do everything they can to clear the name of someone close to Clive.