Foreword Reviews

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

In Praise of Retreat

by Melissa Wuske

Kirsteen MacLeod’s "In Praise of Retreat" is a body, mind, and spirit book that invites refuge away from the noise. In today’s hyperconnected climate, wherein the idea of stepping away is unthinkable, this book calls stepping back an... Read More

Book Review

Chemistry for Breakfast

by Melissa Wuske

Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim’s "Chemistry for Breakfast" is a delightful, mentally stimulating popular science book. This chemist’s-eye view of daily life brings out curiosity that is both intelligent and childlike. Nguyen-Kim’s love for... Read More

Book Review

Escapology

by Melissa Wuske

Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan’s "Escapology" is a showcase of rustic architecture and interior design. You may want to pack your bag—or even call a moving company—before you read this book. It will lure you away from modern,... Read More

Book Review

The Double Happiness Cookbook

by Melissa Wuske

Accomplished chef Trevor Lui shares delectable, Asian-inspired recipes in his inventive "The Double Happiness Cookbook". These recipes, which break the bounds of cuisine and culture, begin with Lui’s story. He grew up as a... Read More

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