The Biography Shelf.

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Belly River's Famous Joe Cosley

Brian McClung

Life Preservers Publishing LLC

2863 Jamie Rose Street, Las Vegas, NV 89135

9780984322916 $19.95 1-888-360-8162

Belly River's Famous Joe Cosley is the true-life autobiography of one of the first park rangers of Glacier Park-a man who engaged in illegal trapping and poaching on the sly. His questionable activities eventually got him arrested and taken to trial; yet he escaped the authorities and out-raced the rangers of Glacier Park to his cache of furs, a struggle that included crossing 30 miles of icy Ahern Pass in one night, by snowshoe. Black-and-white photographs illustrate this amazing story of an extraordinary (albeit greedy) man, along with new information on his family. A most enjoyable read cover to cover, highly recommended.

Under the Carmel Valley Sun

Pam and Fred Gilberd

Tunnington Press

27640 Selfridge Lane, Carmel, CA 93923

9780578025261, $17.95,

How to spend the retirement years is always a debate for long standing couples. "Under the Carmel Valley Sun: An Adventure in Remodeling, Relationship, and Red Wine" is a relationship memoir following Pam and Fred Gilberd as they reflect on their decision to move a run down ranch in California, with very different ideas and views on what to do with it. A charming read that many couples will relate to and cherish, "Under the Carmel Valley Sun" is a top pick and strongly recommended read.

Looking for Mr. Right but Slept with Mr. Wrong

Marsha A. Johnson

Morris Publishing

3212 East Highway 30, Kearney, NE 68842

Mpress Xpress

PO Box 9531, Tulsa, OK 74167

9780976535997, $24.99

No woman finds their love so easily. "Looking for Mr. Right but Slept with Mr. Wrong: Confessions of a Single Woman" is a memoir of a twice-divorcee in Marsha A. Johnson as she reflects on her failed relationships and how the desire for love leads her to believe that though a failed relationship is a tragedy, the fear of failure should never stop your search for love. "Looking for Mr. Right but Slept With Mr. Wrong" is an uplifting and highly recommended read that shouldn't be missed.

Sweet Home Acres

Mosezickle II

Total Publishing & Media

9731 East 54th Street, Tulsa, OK 74146

9780881445152, $21.99,

A plantation was something passed down for generations. "Sweet Home Acres" is a history of one particular family as it struggled through the nineteenth and twentieth century faced with constant challenges and...

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