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Melissa Wuske, Book Reviewer

Melissa Wuske (MelissaAnneWuske.com) has been a freelance editor since 2011. Prior to that she was an editor at Writer’s Digest Books. She specializes in holistic edits of nonfiction trade books, including how to, self-help, reference, and memoir titles. She partners with independent authors to make sure their books convey their expertise to their desired audience. Her favorite authors include Jhumpa Lahiri, Marilynne Robinson, Elena Ferrante, Wallace Stegner, and John Steinbeck.

Book Review

Raising Grandkids

by Melissa Wuske

Grandparents who are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren live incredibly complex lives. Their beautiful tapestry of self-sacrifice is laced with legal difficulties, children’s mental and emotional challenges, guilt and... Read More

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Raise Your Voice

by Melissa Wuske

In a world brimming with controversies around race, gender, and sexual orientation, there seems to be an abundance of noise without real dialogue or progress. Into that situation, Kathy Khang brings optimism and insight, urging fellow... Read More

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Silent Lucidity

by Melissa Wuske

"Silent Lucidity" is a heroic and delicate tale of healing from familial sexual abuse. Olivia Benson’s chilling and forthright memoir "Silent Lucidity" recalls the deep trauma of incest and illustrates how healing comes from bringing... Read More

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Survive Shift Work

by Melissa Wuske

"Survive Shift Work" shines a much-needed light on the pitfalls of graveyard shift jobs. Stephen Wilmot’s "Survive Shift Work" proposes a compelling, easy-to-follow, and powerful means of handling the strain of nonstandard working... Read More

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