Well Read – New Pages Waiting to be Discovered

 Well Read – New Pages Waiting to be Discovered

Just in time for the holiday season is Dolly Parton: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life by Tracey E.W. Laird. A stunning tribute to America’s national treasure, the retrospective explores 100 remarkable moments in the extraordinary life of the music icon, highlighting her most amazing achievements.


Laird takes readers on a compelling journey through the life and career of the legendary singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. With meticulous research and engaging storytelling, Laird delves into the intriguing and transformative moments of Dolly’s life, chronicling her rise from humble beginnings to becoming a global sensation. Some of the notable moments include Dolly’s first performance at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville at age 13, her rise to superstardom with the famous song “I Will Always Love You” topping the country music charts, classic movie moments from 9 to 5 , The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and  Steel Magnolias, and much more. Complemented by a rich collection of photographs spanning over six decades, the book provides a visually stunning and illuminating journey through the life of the American superstar. (Published by Epic Ink, an imprint of The Quarto Group Hardcover, 264 pages, 100+ images ∙ $24.99 USD, $32.99 CAN ∙ ISBN: 9780760382967)

For the budding entrepreneur, The Underdog Founder by Edrizio De La Cruz is a must read. The new book chronicles De La Cruz’s improbable odyssey from selling guavas in a Dominican barrio to co-founding his startup, Arcus, in Silicon Valley. Arcus was recognized by Forbes as one of the most successful startups of 2021 and was later sold to Mastercard.

This no-nonsense playbook is for the entrepreneurial dark horse, a memoir and business narrative that presents seven key principles to rise above racism, poverty, imposter syndrome, and every imaginable and unimaginable startup obstacle. The Underdog Founder is the inspirational and practical guide needed to transform obstacles into opportunities and manifest the life you’ve dreamed of—a life that goes against all odds.

We can always benefit from having the angels on our side. In Debra Schildhouse‘s How To Chat With Archangels: Inviting Your Divine Best Friends Into Your Life , the author, who communicates with 11 of the Archangels, offers a step-by-step guide on how to foster angelic communications in order to receive daily support, wisdom, and love. 

Schildhouse comments, “Archangels were created by God for the sole (and soul) purpose of helping humanity. I’ve been having amazing conversations with Archangels for 12 years and you can too—whether you are religious or not.” Available on Amazon.

World-renowned numerologist Jesse Kalsi helps us understand how to elevate the unique energy of the numbers all around us. Kalsi, who specializes in residential and business numerology, offers valuable insights into the power of numbers and how they affect our lives, in his latest book, The Power of Home Numbers: Discover the Best Numbers to Increase Harmony and Prosperity in Your Home.

Half-Finnish, half-Greek food writer, and veteran bestselling author Tessa Kiros celebrates her 12th cookbook Now & Then: A Collection of Recipes for Always (Murdoch Books), sharing the recipes that have been inspired by the wonderful people she has met in the most delightful corners of the world.

Kiros brings us into her kitchen to experience her childhood in South Africa, travels to Mexico and New Orleans as a young adult, frequent visits to family in Thailand and Greece, all overlaid with a growing appreciation for lighter, more grounded plant-focused eating. Part memoir, part travel guide, part food odyssey, Now & Then provides endless inspiration for recipes that reflect the author’s culinary past, present and future.

Not to forget the little ones, Hillary and the Ogres, the latest book in The Adventures of Hillary the Little Ladybug children’s series, In the story, Hillary is tasked with helping the Ogres select a new king or queen, which sends her and Tiny Tim on an epic quest!

Nicole Muj
Nicole Muj