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

Subversive Habits

by Melissa Wuske

Shannen Dee Williams’s "Subversive Habits" is an awe-inspiring history book about Black nuns who fought for freedom and equality. The first comprehensive history of Black Catholic sisters in the United States, this book reveals the... Read More

Book Review

Salt & Light

by Melissa Wuske

Sifting through a variety of historical and religious source material, the inquisitive book Salt & Light seeks to understand Jesus beyond how he is presented in traditional contexts. Jonathan Geoffrey Dean’s investigative book Salt... Read More

Book Review

Winter Stars

by Melissa Wuske

Compelling in sharing admiration for the women in his life, Iverson’s monumental memoir about assuming a caregiver’s role is marked by complexity, love, and humor. Journalist Dave Iverson’s memoir "Winter Stars" is about caring for... Read More

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