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The Other Mother Book
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0062562657
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Summary: “An atmospheric and harrowing tale, richly literary in complexity but ripe with all the crazed undertones, confusions, and forebodings inherent in the gothic genre. Recommend this riveting, du Maurier–like novel to fans of Jennifer McMahon.” — Booklist (starred review) From the author of the internationally bestselling The Lake of Dead Languages comes a gripping novel about madness, motherhood, love, and trust. When Daphne Marist and her infant daughter, Chloe, pull up the gravel drive to the home of Daphne’s new employer, it feels like they’ve entered a whole new world. Tucked in the Catskills, the stone mansion looks like something out of a fairy tale, its lush landscaping hiding the view of the mental asylum just beyond its border. Daphne secured the live-in position using an assumed name and fake credentials, telling no one that she’s on the run from a controlling husband who has threatened to take her daughter away. Daphne’s new life is a far cry from the one she had in Westchester where, just months before, she and her husband welcomed little Chloe. From the start, Daphne tries to be a good mother, but she’s plagued by dark moods and intrusive thoughts that convince her she’s capable of harming her own daughter. When Daphne is diagnosed with Post Partum Mood Disorder, her downward spiral feels unstoppable—until she meets Laurel Hobbes. Laurel, who also has a daughter named Chloe, is everything Daphne isn’t: charismatic, sophisticated, fearless. They immediately form an intense friendship, revealing secrets to one another they thought they’d never share. Soon, they start to look alike, dress alike, and talk alike, their lives mirroring one another in strange and disturbing ways. But Daphne realizes only too late that being friends with Laurel will come at a very shocking price—one that will ultimately lead her to that towering mansion in the Catskills where terrifying, long-hidden truths will finally be revealed....

The Other Mother Book by Jen Brister

The Other Mother Book
  • Author : Jen Brister
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1473562260
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Summary: 'Hysterical, important, moving, wonderful' Sara Pascoe *LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI PRIZE* I'm Jen Brister: stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent, and mum. But not that mum - I'm the other one. Confused? Two years ago, my partner (a woman - we're not solicitors) gave birth to twins. (I know! Believe me, I'm still reeling myself.) Like every new parent, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. Add 'gay' and 'non-biological' to the mix and what do you get? Not a weird box of detergent, but a panicked beige lesbian desperately googling, 'Will my babies love me?' at 3 a.m. A very funny, very honest look at parenting life, from IVF awfulness to crying over the pages of sleep training manuals. This is a book for any parent who feels they don't fit the mould of a traditional family. 'Damned funny. You'll find the pages of this book brimming with rich and wonderful proof' Hannah Gadsby 'A side-splittingly honest look at the grim realities of same-sex parenting' Diva

The Other Mother Book by Matthew Dicks

The Other Mother Book
  • Author : Matthew Dicks
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1250103479
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Summary: From Matthew Dicks, the beloved author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, comes The Other Mother, a novel about a teenage boy coping with the rupture of his family by viewing his mother in an unusual light. The one he loves most, is the one he knows least. Thirteen-year-old Michael Parsons is dealing with a lot. His father's sudden death; his mother's new husband, Glen, who he loathes; his two younger siblings, who he looks after more and more now that his mother works extra shifts. And then one day, Michael wakes up and his mother is gone. In her place is an exact, duplicate mother. The 'other mother'. No one else seems to notice the real version is missing. His brother, his sister, and even Glen act as if everything's normal. But Michael knows in his heart that this mother is not his. And he begins to panic. What follows is a big-hearted coming-of-age story of a boy struggling with an unusual disorder that poses unparalleled challenges—but also, as he discovers, offers him unique opportunities.

The Other Mother Book by Kelly Chandler

The Other Mother Book
  • Author : Kelly Chandler
  • Publisher : Affirm Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1925475875
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Summary: For Kelly, meeting the right guy was pretty straightforward ? becoming a `spare mum? to his two sons was more daunting. It had taken long enough to get on with her own stepmum, and now Kelly suddenly found herself sharing responsibility for two mini-humans. Her party days gave way to early starts, jokes about farts, games of hide-and-seek, and delicate negotiations with her partner?s ex and a cast of many. When Kelly got pregnant, stitching together the patchwork quilt of their new tribe became even trickier. In The Other Mother Kelly tells how her whole life changed when she became a stepdaughter, how it changed again when she became a stepmum, and how blended families rock her world.

Confessions of the Other Mother Book by Harlyn Aizley

Confessions of the Other Mother Book
  • Author : Harlyn Aizley
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2006-05-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 0807097330
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Summary: A 2006 Lambda Literary finalist in the LGBT anthology category After author Harlyn Aizley gave birth to her daughter, she watched in unanticipated horror as her partner scooped up the baby and said, "I'm your new mommy!" While they both had worked to find the perfect sperm donor, Aizley had spent nine months carrying the baby and hours in labor, so how could her partner claim to be their child's mommy? Many diapers later, Aizley began to appreciate the complexity of her partner's new role as the other mother. Together, they searched for stories about families like their own, in which a woman has chosen to forgo her own birth experience so that she might support her partner in hers. They found very few. Now, in Confessions of the Other Mother, Aizley has put together an exciting collection of personal stories by women like her partner who are creating new parenting roles, redefining motherhood, and reshaping our view of two-parent families. Contributors include Hillary Goodridge, who was one of the lead plaintiffs in the case for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, stand-up comedian Judy Gold, and psychologist and author Suzanne M. Johnson. This candid peek into a previously unexamined side of lesbian parenting is full of stories that are sometimes humorous, sometimes moving, but at all times celebratory. Each parenting tale sheds light on the many facets of motherhood, offering gay and straight readers alike a deeper understanding of what it means to love and parent in the twenty-first century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Her Daughter's Cry Book by M.M. Chouinard

Her Daughter's Cry Book
  • Author : M.M. Chouinard
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2020-01-23
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN Code: 1786818272
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Summary: “Had me hooked from the first page to the last with a heart-wrenching story and explosive conclusion. I love psychological thrillers and police procedural with strong female leads so I felt as if I won the jackpot with this one.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The woman stumbles through the woods, face burned from the sun, feet aching with fatigue. At last she catches sight of a road and limps towards the first store in sight. The kindly storekeeper rushes towards her, “Are you okay, sweetheart? What happened?” The woman looks down at her shirt which is covered in blood. “I—I don’t know. I can’t remember.” On a crisp New England morning, Detective Jo Fournier interviews a woman who dragged herself out of the forest, covered in blood and unsure of her own name. Jo gently tries to help Zoe, as she wants to be called, remember anything about her life. The wedding band on her finger says she’s married, but she can’t remember to whom. And she certainly can’t remember the person who attacked her… Then a shocking revelation comes back from the lab: the blood on Zoe’s clothes belongs to her daughter. Jo knows how painful it is to lose the person who means the most to you, her fiancé was murdered in front of her. One thought races through Jo’s head: who hurt Zoe so badly that she can’t remember her own child? Next a man claiming to be Zoe’s husband turns up looking for her, clearly wanting to finish what he started in the forest. Zoe is utterly terrified and, not knowing who to trust, takes off into the night by herself to find her daughter. Suddenly Jo is playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse where the stakes couldn’t be higher. She is desperate to save Zoe and her daughter and find them both before the killer tracks them down. But when Jo takes a deadly risk to save Zoe—will she escape alive? From USA Today bestseller M.M. Chouinard, Her Daughter’s Cry will grab you from the first page and not let you go until the jaw-dropping twist! Perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Lisa Regan and Gregg Olsen Everyone is utterly addicted to Her Daughter’s Cry: “Just WOW!! The twists I just didn’t see coming… The story was crazy SO CRAZY!!! If you think you can guess what is going to happen, you will be sadly mistaken!! I loved every second of it.” Crossroad Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Hooked straight away… I was on the edge of my seat throughout this book and biting my nails… Full of action and suspense, this one will get a hold of you and will keep you in its clutches until the final thrilling act.” Once Upon A Time Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Tension and suspense to keep me gripped and tapping my kindle faster and faster. This book had me hooked from the first page, read in one sitting and finally turned the last page at 2 a.m. I HAD TO KNOW THE TRUTH!” Goodreads Reviewer “Wow… Gripped me from the very first page until the very last page. I just couldn’t put it down and when I had to put it down I couldn’t wait to pick it up again!” Goodreads Reviewer “Addictive and extremely hard to put down… I was tearing through those pages like there was no tomorrow.” Star Crossed Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Lake of Dead Languages Book by Carol Goodman

The Lake of Dead Languages Book
  • Author : Carol Goodman
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2005-12-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 0345490916
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Summary: “A gothic and elegant page-turner.”—The Boston Globe Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson fled the Heart Lake School for Girls in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. The week before her graduation, in that sheltered wonderland, three lives were taken, all victims of suicide. Only Jane was left to carry the burden of a mystery that has stayed hidden in the depths of Heart Lake for more than two decades. Now Jane has returned to the school as a Latin teacher, recently separated and hoping to make a fresh start with her young daughter. But ominous messages from the past dredge up forgotten memories. And young, troubled girls are beginning to die again–as piece by piece the shattering truth slowly floats to the surface. . . .

The Other Mother Book by J.A. Baker

The Other Mother Book
  • Author : J.A. Baker
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-12-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN Code: 1913682706
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Summary: Three women share one deadly secret in this thrilling novel of psychological suspense for fans of Gone Girl, The Sister, and The Girl on the Train. Lissy and her daughter, Rosie, live a quiet life in Yorkshire. However when events at Rosie’s school come to light, their peaceful existence is shattered. Meanwhile, middle-aged women Erica and Beverley appear to have perfect lives but behind closed doors things are not as they seem. All three women are tied together by a dark past that goes back to their school days. A child was murdered and one of the women is to blame. But is the person responsible for the child’s death the same person who was blamed for it all those years ago? As secrets from their past begin to surface it becomes clear that someone has revenge in their sights. . . .

The Other Mother Book by Gwendolen Gross

The Other Mother Book
  • Author : Gwendolen Gross
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2007-08-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0307395146
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Summary: With a keen eye for what pulls us apart and what brings us together, The Other Mother shines a light on the complexities of mothers trying to balance it all. Amanda is a successful book editor at a prominent publishing house in New York City. Thea is a stay-at-home mother of three who has never really left the community in which she grew up. Eight months’ pregnant with her first child, Amanda and her husband move next door to Thea and her family, and the two women find themselves both drawn to and repelled by each other and their opposing choices in the constant struggle to balance career and family life. When a disaster forces Amanda and her family to take refuge in Thea’s home, the tensions simmering between them are forced to the surface and rise even further when Thea fills in as Amanda’s temporary nanny. But once dead animals start appearing on Thea’s front porch and she thinks that surely they're a macabre gift from Amanda, then the battle with “the other mother” begins in earnest. Gwendolen Gross has created a stunning, dark, suspenseful novel that is as brave as it is shocking.

This Side of Providence Book by Rachel M. Harper

This Side of Providence Book
  • Author : Rachel M. Harper
  • Publisher : Prospect Park Books
  • Release Date : 2016-03-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN Code: 1938849779
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Summary: This tender novel tells a universal story of struggle, loss, and ultimately, survival. Arcelia Perez left Puerto Rico for the American dream, but within a few years she's living on the tough side of Providence, Rhode Island with three children, no job, and a powerful heroin addiction. Through rotating narration, we meet a diverse cast of characters—most notably Arcelia's charming, street-savvy son, Cristo, and his teacher, Miss Valentín—whose futures are inextricably linked as they strive to succeed against the odds. Born in Boston and raised in Providence and rural Minnesota, Rachel M. Harper is a graduate of Brown University and the master's program at USC. Her poems and short fiction have been published in the Carolina Review, Chicago Review, African American Review, Prairie Schooner, and the anthology Mending the World: Stories of Family by Contemporary Black Writers. She was chosen as one of Borders' "Best Original Voices" for her first novel, Brass Ankle Blues, which was also selected by Target's "Break Out Books" program. Harper has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and won the 2002 Fellowship in Fiction from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She teaches fiction at Spalding University's brief-residency MFA in Writing Program.

Mother to Mother Book by Sindiwe Magona

Mother to Mother Book
  • Author : Sindiwe Magona
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0807009970
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Summary: Sindiwe Magona's novel Mother to Mother explores the South African legacy of apartheid through the lens of a woman who remembers a life marked by oppression and injustice. Magona decided to write this novel when she discovered that Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl, who had been killed while working to organize the nation's first ever democratic elections in 1993, died just a few yards away from her own permanent residence in Guguletu, Capetown. She then learned that one of the boys held responsible for the killing was in fact her neighbor's son. Magona began to imagine how easily it might have been her own son caught up in the wave of violence that day. The book is based on this real-life incident, and takes the form of an epistle to Amy Biehl's mother. The murderer's mother, Mandisi, writes about her life, the life of her child, and the colonized society that not only allowed, but perpetuated violence against women and impoverished black South Africans under the reign of apartheid. The result is not an apology for the murder, but a beautifully written exploration of the society that bred such violence.

Aunties Book by Ingrid Sturgis

Aunties Book
  • Author : Ingrid Sturgis
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2008-12-10
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 030748176X
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Summary: An aunt is not just another mother—and aunts defy any sort of archetypal image. Like humanity, they span the spectrum, from down-home Auntie Em to the uninhibited Auntie Mame. Some aunts are smart, others are crazy. Some act bravely, others downright foolish. Now in Ingrid Sturgis’s marvelous Aunties, she gives these extraordinary women their due, sharing a wonderful, eclectic collection of thirty personal essays that explore the complex, seldom-profiled bond between aunts and their nieces and nephews. Profiling a variety of aunts from different cultures, temperaments, and walks of life—the surrogate mother, the wild aunt, the eccentric aunt, the mentor—the essays are written by well-known journalists and authors such as Pearl Cleage and M.J. Rose, as well as everyday people . . . all of whom bring their subjects to stirring life in their own unique ways. “Tia Sonia” made her living as an old-world witch in Honduras, providing her niece, Beverly James, with a tenuous connection to the country of her birth—and imparting a valuable lesson after she fails to predict her own tragic demise; the dramatic and glamorous “Tropical Aunts”—also known as Aunt Debs and Aunt Ava—ventured north from Florida only twice, but left an indelible mark on Enid Shomer’s ideas about being an independent woman; in the heartwarming “Bloodsense,” Mark Holt-Shannon’s magical Aunt Lolly, a woman with a heart as big as the ocean, provided unconditional love—and a bridge between three boys and the father who left them all behind. A wonderful celebration of family, Aunties is a labor of the heart and a show of reverence to the women whose intangible gifts of love and respect often pass without recognition. Through the vivid memories of real relationships, these narratives pay tribute to aunts everywhere.

The Other Mother Book by Kate Hewitt

The Other Mother Book
  • Author : Kate Hewitt
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2013-08-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 1472017102
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Summary: You love your best friend. You trust her with your life.

Girl, Woman, Other Book by Bernardine Evaristo

Girl, Woman, Other Book
  • Author : Bernardine Evaristo
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 0802156991
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Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE “A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum.”—Booker Prize Judges Bernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean. The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London’s funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley’s former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole’s mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter’s lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class. Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form that borrows technique from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.

The Other Woman Book by Sandie Jones

The Other Woman Book
  • Author : Sandie Jones
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2018-08-21
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1250192013
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Summary: THE REESE WITHERSPOON X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "One of the most twisted and entertaining plots."—Reese Witherspoon "Whiplash-inducing."—New York Times Book Review "Such fun you'll cheer [Emily's] chutzpah."—PEOPLE "This thriller will hit close to home."—Refinery29 The most twisty, addictive and gripping debut thriller you'll read this year. HE LOVES YOU: Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adam’s perfect, the man she thought she’d never meet. BUT SHE LOVES YOU NOT: Lurking in the shadows is a rival, a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. AND SHE'LL STOP AT NOTHING: Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother Pammie. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever. The Other Woman will have you questioning her on every page, in Sandie Jones' chilling psychological suspense about a man, his new girlfriend, and the mother who will not let him go.

The Widow's House Book by Carol Goodman

The Widow's House Book
  • Author : Carol Goodman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0062562630
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Summary: This chilling novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Lake of Dead Languages blends the gothic allure of Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca and the crazed undertones of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper with the twisty, contemporary edge of A.S.A. Harrison’s The Silent Wife—a harrowing tale of psychological suspense set in New York’s Hudson Valley. When Jess and Clare Martin move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to their former college town in the Hudson River valley, they are hoping for rejuvenation—of their marriage, their savings, and Jess's writing career. They take a caretaker's job at Riven House, a crumbling estate and the home of their old college writing professor. While Clare once had dreams of being a writer, those plans fell by the wayside when Jess made a big, splashy literary debut in their twenties. It's been years, now, since his first novel. The advance has long been spent. Clare's hope is that the pastoral beauty and nostalgia of the Hudson Valley will offer some inspiration. But their new life isn't all quaint town libraries and fragrant apple orchards. There is a haunting pall that hangs over Riven House like a funeral veil. Something is just not right. Soon, Clare begins to hear babies crying at night, see strange figures in fog at the edge of their property. Diving into the history of the area, she realizes that Riven House has a dark and anguished past. And whatever this thing is—this menacing force that destroys the inhabitants of the estate—it seems to be after Clare next…

The Seduction of Water Book by Carol Goodman

The Seduction of Water Book
  • Author : Carol Goodman
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0345463501
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Summary: Iris Greenfeder, ABD (All But Dissertation), feels the “buts” are taking over her life: all but published, all but a professor, all but married. Yet the sudden impulse to write a story about her mother, Katherine Morrissey, leads to a shot at literary success. The piece recounts an eerie Irish fairy tale her mother used to tell her at bedtime—and nestled inside it is the sad story of her death. It captures the attention of her mother’s former literary agent, who is convinced that Katherine wrote one final manuscript before her strange, untimely end in a fire thirty years ago. So Iris goes back to the remote Hotel Equinox in the Catskills, the place where she grew up, to write her mother’s biography and search for the missing manuscript—and there she unravels a haunting mystery, one that holds more secrets than she ever expected. . . .

Dark Hollows Book by Steve Frech

Dark Hollows Book
  • Author : Steve Frech
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2019-12-06
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0008368228
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Summary: ‘Wowzers, what a read... I absolutely LOVED this book... An unputdownable page turner of a read.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars

The Other Mother Book by Kelly Chandler

The Other Mother Book
  • Author : Kelly Chandler
  • Publisher : Affirm Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1925475875
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Summary: For Kelly, meeting the right guy was pretty straightforward ? becoming a `spare mum? to his two sons was more daunting. It had taken long enough to get on with her own stepmum, and now Kelly suddenly found herself sharing responsibility for two mini-humans. Her party days gave way to early starts, jokes about farts, games of hide-and-seek, and delicate negotiations with her partner?s ex and a cast of many. When Kelly got pregnant, stitching together the patchwork quilt of their new tribe became even trickier. In The Other Mother Kelly tells how her whole life changed when she became a stepdaughter, how it changed again when she became a stepmum, and how blended families rock her world.

Confessions of the Other Mother Book by Harlyn Aizley

Confessions of the Other Mother Book
  • Author : Harlyn Aizley
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2006-05-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 0807097330
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Summary: A 2006 Lambda Literary finalist in the LGBT anthology category After author Harlyn Aizley gave birth to her daughter, she watched in unanticipated horror as her partner scooped up the baby and said, "I'm your new mommy!" While they both had worked to find the perfect sperm donor, Aizley had spent nine months carrying the baby and hours in labor, so how could her partner claim to be their child's mommy? Many diapers later, Aizley began to appreciate the complexity of her partner's new role as the other mother. Together, they searched for stories about families like their own, in which a woman has chosen to forgo her own birth experience so that she might support her partner in hers. They found very few. Now, in Confessions of the Other Mother, Aizley has put together an exciting collection of personal stories by women like her partner who are creating new parenting roles, redefining motherhood, and reshaping our view of two-parent families. Contributors include Hillary Goodridge, who was one of the lead plaintiffs in the case for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, stand-up comedian Judy Gold, and psychologist and author Suzanne M. Johnson. This candid peek into a previously unexamined side of lesbian parenting is full of stories that are sometimes humorous, sometimes moving, but at all times celebratory. Each parenting tale sheds light on the many facets of motherhood, offering gay and straight readers alike a deeper understanding of what it means to love and parent in the twenty-first century. From the Trade Paperback edition.