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BookTrib's Bites: Character Study, Kids' Activities, Memoir, Self-Help

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Puzzle Pieces"The Musician"
by Mike Shaw

"True, endearing, joyful, and at times disheartening "The Musician" is an unvarnished look at what most musicians encounter when they choose to follow their dreams," says Huffington Post's Ralph Miriello.

Becoming an accomplished musician and recognized for it will become the driving force in Tom Cliffe's life. He will give up all the accommodations of the conventional life. Even when he is nearly destitute, he cannot, will not, abandon music.

"The Musician" captures the character and circumstance of life as shared by musicians everywhere, from immersion in their craft to the joy of playing music well to the frustrations associated with committing a lifetime to such an unstructured and unrewarded career. Purchase at

Puzzle Pieces"Brielle's Birthday Ball"
by Ballerina Konora

A delightful birthday adventure packed with movement concepts and subtle life lessons. Each book in the "Dance-It-Out!" series is an independent story, and Brielle's Birthday Ball is the perfect series introduction, ideal for kids 4-7.

Ballerina Konora inspires kids to get up and get moving on the imagination stage. Kids bring out their own inner storyteller or follow Konora's suggested moves, designed by an award-winning dance instructor to develop body coordination, focus breath, and explore dance fundamentals.

Says Reedsy, "Another wonderful journey into the imagination with Ballerina Konora, perfect for young dancers everywhere!" Purchase at

Puzzle Pieces"Why Her? Why Not Me?"
by Roland J. Bain

This life story traces a major segment of the author's adult life riddled with devastating personal events. It is a roller coaster of emotions as he tries to dig out of a parade of unique and scarring events that have beset his two sets of children and himself.

First, he has to raise his fiave children alone after his wife of 17 years abandons him. Remember this is only the first in a series of events that the author has to overcome. Those events include a number of serious health issues. Follow him as he somehow finds the resolve to push through these incredible hardships. Purchase at

Puzzle Pieces"We Can Save the World…But There's No Money in It "
by Peri Scott

Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to make ends meet? Stretching your paycheck to the end of the month seems to always be a struggle. Why do so many people feel this way?

Is the system rigged? Is it broken? Explore the reasons why poverty and strife are so common and financial abundance is so rare. Let's get the discussion going on how to fix this and allow everyone to prosper. Says one reviewer, "Peri Scott changes the game when it comes to talking about money and how it affects society. Insightful ideas lead you to question your participation in capitalism. Purchase at

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