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‘The Best of Us’: Joyce Maynard’s Memoir on Love, Loss and Life

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I highly recommend reading Joyce Maynard’s The Best of Us, but just make sure you have a box of tissues. Maynard finds the love of her life in her 50s, many years after being divorced and raising her children as a single mother. She and Jim, her new love, had a wonderful connection and were enjoying life to the fullest. And then their future was shattered when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She stood by him, provided hope and continued to look for treatments and solutions until the end. Her love story is beautiful and devastating as she chronicles the time before she meets Jim, during their love affair and his battle with this devastating disease, and afterward when she…

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Josh Groban’s Life Revealed in ‘Stage to Stage’

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The yellow stage lights feel hot on your face as the music swells and you begin your first number. You feel the notes deep within your body, and when those notes are shared, the result is a standing ovation. How did you get here? What steps did you take? This is what Josh Groban shares with us in his new coffee table book Stage to Stage: My Journey to Broadway. Groban is not only a Broadway star; this Tony nominee is a multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. (You may remember his “Evermore” from the live action Beauty & The Beast). Like any star, they have a story of how they got where they are today, and Groban’s book…

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Josh Axelrad’s ‘Repeat Until Rich’ is a Spirited Journey into Casino Life

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Are you ready for suspense and adventure as one man’s journey plunges us into casino life? Josh Axelrad is already out of his element on page one and continues slightly off-balance throughout the whole of his memoir. He runs from the cops, hides in the bushes, disguises himself with wigs and sunglasses, straps wads of money to his body, and narrowly avoids going to jail. All apparently necessary— but he hasn’t done anything illegal. At least not yet… Repeat Until Rich is the highly entertaining and yet unbelievable story of ex-Wall Street exec Josh Axelrad’s four short years as a professional blackjack card counter. Enticed into the noisy, fluorescent world of America’s casinos, Axelrad surfed through his apprenticeship, experienced successes…

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Interview with Adele Paula Royce and The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes (Video)

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Adele Paula Royce,” now! Here, we discuss her debut novel, The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes, what inspired her to write this thought-provoking novel and what other releases she has in store for 2017! You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by BookTrib.com, a Meryl Moss Media production. Suicide should never be taken lightly. According to the latest research, it is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and has caused immeasurable pain and suffering to families around the world. But what about those who have contemplated suicide and lived to talk about it? What can we learn from those who have looked so directly into the face of death that…

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Rupert Isaacson’s ‘The Long Ride Home’ Follows an Autistic Boy’s Journey Around the World

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One year after Rupert Isaacson, founder of The Horse Boy Foundation, and Autistic son Rowan met with a shaman in Mongolia in the hopes of somehow helping Rowan (a story you can read about in Isaacson’s first book, The Horse Boy), Isaacson started to notice that his son’s behavior was regressing, despite the significant improvement he showed after leaving Mongolia. It was clear that something was missing, and then Isaacson recalled the shaman telling him Rowan would need to experience three other healing journeys. In The Long Ride Home (Horse Boy Press, March 3), Isaacson shares the life-changing trek from Africa to Australia and back to the United States that changed not only Rowan’s life but the entire family’s life as well. Chock-full of…

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