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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

113 Days

by Melissa Wuske

"113 Days" is a memoir as well as an invitation to grow in understanding what it’s like to live with mental illness. Bradley Good’s memoir of mental illness, "113 Days", falls to rock bottom and then climbs back to health. How did I... Read More

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Six by Ten

by Melissa Wuske

Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary, edited by Mateo Hoke and Taylor Pendergrass, compels change by giving a voice to the voiceless. Solitary confinement is one of the dirty little secretes of America’s criminal justice system; sure,... Read More

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The Grace of Enough

by Melissa Wuske

Haley Stewart’s compelling "The Grace of Enough" follows the author’s family as they make the switch to living with less stuff and more life. Stewart and her husband, who were working hard to maintain a lifestyle that was not... Read More

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Invitation to Retreat

by Melissa Wuske

Ruth Haley Barton’s refreshing "Invitation to Retreat" gives guidance to Christians longing for more time with God. Modern life is harried, to say the least. Yet people resist taking advantage of retreats because of misconceptions... Read More

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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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