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IRDA Winners

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Asleep Without Dreaming

By Barbara Forte Abate

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

After fleeing their old life, Willa and her mother end up working in a motel on the edge of a near-ghost town. Ghosts from Willa’s past seep into the present, as her mother’s troubled history emerges.

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Corporate Recruiter Tells All

By Ryan Fisher

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Ryan Fisher shares his wealth of behind-the-scenes-hiring information and strategic, career building advice based on his twelve-plus years experience as a professional recruiter in this concise guide to landing your dream job.

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Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service

By Kirt Manecke

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Author Kirt Manecke offers what he dubs “The Essential 60-Minute Crash Course” in a slender paperback sporting a sharp-looking cover in blue with yellow highlights of the word ‘Smile’.

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Rice’s Owls

By Robert Flatt

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Photographer Robert Flatt ties together narrative of the birds’ lives, facts about owls, Rice, and their connection, and visually stunning photographs to create a beautiful and thoughtful book.

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How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice: A Memoir of Love, Hope, and Empowerment

By Michelle L. Whitlock

Rating: ★★★★★ 

At 26, author Michelle Whitlock was living a “normal” life; she had a job in retail, great friends, and a loving family. Then, with the discovery that she had invasive cervical cancer, everything changed.

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Finding My Voice: My Journey Through Grief to Grace

By Nita Whitaker

Rating: ★★★★★ 

In a work that began as therapy and became a beautiful tribute to her husband, Nita Whitaker explores her life, marriage to Don LaFontaine, her grief and journey to ‘find her voice’ after his death.

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Spoon and the Moon

By Wickedly Sisters, aka Marie Davis and Margaret Hultz

Rating: ★★★★★ 

SPOON and the MOON leaves behind the realm of children’s nursery rhyme becoming a seductive and fanciful tale about protagonists longing for fulfillment and satisfaction in their lives.

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My Prison Without Bars: The Journey of a Damaged Woman to Someplace Normal

By Taylor Evan Fulkes

Rating: ★★★★½ 

The harrowing tale of a young girl brutally raped and abused by her stepfather, and her efforts to find a normal life as she gets older, despite repeated encounters with sexual violence, rape and abuse at the hands of boyfriends.

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Madman’s Monster

By Michael Weinberger

Rating: ★★★★★ 

The second book in The Hidden Amongst Us series, it picks up several years later and in a totally different world.

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2084

By Mark Sroufe

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Sleek, stylish, realistic and ominous, “2084″ is an Orwellian world on steroids.

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No Character Limit

By Keren Taylor

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

“No Character Limit” is a collection of poetry and short prose, interspersed with writing tips and authors’ notes, from the WriteGirl project.

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A Friend In Grief: Simple Ways To Help

By Ginny Gallaway

Rating: ★★★★★ 

A deeply heartfelt and graphically delicate handbook that should sit on everyone’s bookshelf for times in need.