What’s new from She Writes Press: September 2019

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As the air turns crisp with the onset of fall, we all start to get ready for the coming cold weather. Some people stockpile warm clothes and blankets or hot beverages – we stockpile new releases. We’ve got some exciting new She Writes Press September 2019 titles. If you like real stories from real women, we’ve got you covered.

If you liked The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates, read Among the Maasai: A Memoir by Juliet Cutler

In this powerful memoir, Juliet Cutler sheds light on the dismal state of education in Tanzania for Maasai girls, while actively seeking to improve it. She seeks to empower and support her students and witnesses the life-changing impact of education first-hand. Proceeds from the sales of this title go to support the education of Maasai girls.


If you liked Pieces of My Mother by Melissa Cistaro, read Bowing to Elephants: Tales of a Travel Junkie by Mag Dimond

In this memoir of a travel junkie, Mag Dimond searches for herself in the far-flung corners of the world. From Vietnam to India, from Paris to Venice, from Burma to Bhutan, she tries to escape her childhood loneliness and the fate of her narcissistic, alcoholic mother. Ultimately, she finds peace and self-acceptance in Buddhism.


If you liked Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht, read Diamonds and Scoundrels: My Life in the Jewelry Business by Adrienne Rubin

Follow Adrienne Rubin as she enters, struggles through and ultimately succeeds in the male-dominated jewelry business. Through sheer determination, she recuperates money she was swindled out of multiple times and takes on the industry head-on. This is a story of personal growth and resilience.


If you liked I Ran Into Some Trouble by Peggy Caserta, read Hippie Chick: Coming of Age in the ’60s by Ilene English

When Ilene English found her mother dead in the bathroom, her life changed forever. When she graduated from high school, her sister sent her a one-way ticket to San Francisco. Ilene jumped head-first into the hippie lifestyle that was emerging there in 1963. Her life was soon full of psychedelic drugs, sexual freedom and jazz.


If you liked If You Love Me by Maureen Cavanagh, read Notes After Midnight: How I Outlasted My Teenagers, One Mistake at a Time by Carol Richmond

When Carol Richmond divorces her husband, she has no idea what’s in store. Within a year, he abandons their three children and stops paying child support. She is on her own to raise their children and cannot make ends meet. Over the next decade, life throws Richmond and her children many more curveballs, but together, they survive it all.


If you liked The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman, read So Many Angels: A Family Crisis and the Community That Got Us Through It by Diane Stelfox Cook

In one phone call, Diane’s life was shattered. Her husband, Jed, called to say he’d been arrested for solicitation of a minor male over the internet. In the months that followed, she struggled to deal with the scandal, raise their two sons and learn to cope with her new diagnosis – multiple sclerosis.


If you liked Love Warrior by Gennon Doyle, read Test of Faith: Surviving My Daughter’s Life Sentence by Bonnie S. Hirst

Bonnie S. Hirst has always been a woman of faith, so when her daughter, Lacey, was accused of a terrible crime, she was sure it would all work out. God would protect them. When Lacey was given a life sentence, Bonnie begins to question everything. It is only when she asks for help that she begins to see the blessings in her life again.


If you liked My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, read The Contract by Sheila Grinell

Follow Joanna and Ev, partners in both business and life, as they endure the ultimate test of their relationship. They are invited to design a children’s museum in Riyadh. The process of bidding on the job challenges their assumptions about the value of their work and marriage. Will their partnership survive?


If you liked Endurance by Alfred Lansing, read The Expedition: Two Parents Risk Life and Family in an Extraordinary Quest to the South Pole by Chris Fagan

Chris and Marty are adventure junkies. As they reach middle-age, raising their only child, they decide to go on the ultimate adventure: surviving the frozen tundra of Antarctica. Through Chris’s eyes, experience the life-threatening dangers that lurk in the bitter cold and endure the mind-numbing isolation of Antarctica.


If you liked Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, read The Trumpet Lesson by Dianne Romain

When Callie Quinn was 17, she got pregnant. Her parents insisted she give up the baby. She complied, if only to protect the baby’s father, a black teen, from racist violence. Decades later, she still harbors that secret. When she hears Pamela playing the trumpet, she decides she, too, wants to learn to play, and begins to dream of opening up again.


If you liked Kickass Single Mom by Emma Johnson, read We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart, and Humor edited by Marika Lindholm, Cheryl Dumesnil, Domenica Ruta, and Katherine Shonk

In the United States, there are 15 million women parenting alone. This book – a compilation of essays, quotes and poetry – serves to give them a voice. We Got This reminds solo moms everywhere that they are powerful and important – and that there’s a whole community of women who understand what they’re going through.


If you liked The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, read Wild Boar in the Cane Field by Anniqua Rana

When she was a baby, Tara was found abandoned and covered in flies. The two women who found her, Saffiya and her maidservant, Bhaggan, chose to raise her. All three of them live short, complicated lives in a village in South Asia, and find solace through rituals of ancient belief systems.

(This article is sponsored by She Writes Press)

*Disclosure: The links above are affiliate links. These picks are editorially selected, but if you purchase, She Reads may get something in return. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 

Samantha Strom

Samantha likes to tout herself as a cross-platform storyteller, but all that really means is that she likes creating media as much as she enjoys consuming it. In her role as an Editorial Project Manager at SparkPoint Studio (the parent company of She Reads), she manages the blog for SparkPress, but sometimes the content turns out to be better suited for She Reads.

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