Heart in the Right Place, A Memoir (Algonquin Books) by Carolyn Jourdan 

Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year; Book Sense Best Book Club Book; Family Circle Magazine’s First Ever Book of the Month; Elle Magazine Reader’s Prize; The Literary Guild Selection; Doubleday Book Club; American Compass Book Club; Satellite Sisters Radio Book Club; The Pulpwood Queens Book Club

Jourdan’s dispatches from the reception desk make for a stirring, beautiful memoir that is alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, and ultimately a triumph. — Publishers Weekly Starred Review

This is a soul-touching memoir mostly about character and the transformative power of selfless acts in forgotten places far from the spotlight. –Seattle Post-Intelligencer

With lavish affection, genuine respect, and exuberant humor, Jourdan offers a zestfully compassionate portrait of a poor community rich in the ways of true humanity. – Booklist