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  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2021-01-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN Code: 1800191235
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Summary: “I was 100% hooked right from the start… A non-stop, heart-pounding suspenseful read!… Captivated me from page one all the way through… WOW!!” Misty’s Corner Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s a crisp spring morning when the small-town community around Briar Ridge Elementary School is shattered by devastating news. Bright and shy five-year-old Nicole has disappeared at recess. When the phone call comes, Gia Marchand is suddenly living every parent’s worst nightmare. She feels like time has stopped and she struggles to truly understand it: she dropped her daughter at the school gate this morning and now Nicole is gone. In her big house all alone, she breaks down. Her best friend was in the playground at recess but when Gia begs desperately for any details, the woman won’t look her in the eye. Surely her closest friend wouldn’t betray her? Then Detective Jo Fournier says her husband was in the school building this morning but now she can’t reach him. Gia is left completely alone with her grief. As time slips away and Nicole hasn’t been found, Gia becomes utterly terrified: is she finally paying the price for a secret that she has been hiding for years? Or is someone she thought she could trust committing the ultimate betrayal? From USA Today bestseller M.M. Chouinard, The Other Mothers is a completely addictive psychological thriller that will not let you go until you turn the last heart-thumping page! Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, The Stepdaughter and The Girl on the Train. Readers are utterly addicted to The Other Mothers! “Wow, wow, wow!!!!! I’m speechless. Did I really just read that????… I truly would’ve never guessed it in a million years.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Holy buckets… Grabs you by the throat and won’t let go. There are not enough stars to accurately label how genuinely excellent this book is.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Right off the bat you are pulled in and are immediately hooked… Took me a while to get my racing heart back under control again.” Once Upon A Time Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Addictive… Had me gripped from page one… I couldn’t stop reading… I can wholeheartedly recommend it.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Totally blew me away… I especially loved the ending. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined it.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A complete shocker… An absolute page-turner I could not put down.” Goodreads Reviewer “Absolutely thrilling from start to finish. A rollercoaster of a read. Heart thumpingly, stay-up-all-night-reading good. Loved this brilliant book.” Renita D’Silva, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Believe me you'll be stunned… Awesome.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Other Mothers Book by Jennifer Berney

The Other Mothers Book
  • Author : Jennifer Berney
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1728222842
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Summary: A story of fertility, feminism, and family Jenn Berney was one of those people who knew she was destined for motherhood—it wasn't a question of if, but when. So when she and her wife Kelly decided to start building their family, they took the next logical step: they went to a fertility clinic. But they soon found themselves entrenched in a medical establishment that didn't know what to do with people like them. With no man factoring into their relationship, doctors were at best embarrassed and at worst disparaging of the couple. Soon Jenn found herself stepping outside of the system determined to disregard her. Looking into the history of fertility and the LGBTQ+ community, she saw echoes of her own struggle. For decades queer people have defied the patriarchy and redefined the nuclear family—and Jenn was walking in their footsteps. Through the ups-and-downs of her own journey, Jenn reflects on a turbulent past that has led her to this point and a bright future worth fighting for. With clarity, determination, and hope, The Other Mothers gives us a wonderful glimpse into the many ways we can become family.

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.

The Other Mother Book by Carol Goodman

The Other Mother Book
  • Author : Carol Goodman
  • 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 School for Good Mothers Book by Jessamine Chan

The School for Good Mothers Book
  • Author : Jessamine Chan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1982156147
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Summary: A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick In this taut and explosive debut novel, one lapse in judgement lands a young mother in a government reform program where custody of her child hangs in the balance. Frida Liu is struggling. She doesn’t have a career worthy of her Chinese immigrant parents’ sacrifices. She can’t persuade her husband, Gust, to give up his wellness-obsessed younger mistress. Only with Harriet, their cherubic daughter, does Frida finally attain the perfection expected of her. Harriet may be all she has, but she is just enough. Until Frida has a very bad day. The state has its eyes on mothers like Frida. The ones who check their phones, letting their children get injured on the playground; who let their children walk home alone. Because of one moment of poor judgment, a host of government officials will now determine if Frida is a candidate for a Big Brother-like institution that measures the success or failure of a mother’s devotion. Faced with the possibility of losing Harriet, Frida must prove that a bad mother can be redeemed. That she can learn to be good. A searing page-turner that is also a transgressive novel of ideas about the perils of “perfect” upper-middle class parenting; the violence enacted upon women by both the state and, at times, one another; the systems that separate families; and the boundlessness of love, The School for Good Mothers introduces, in Frida, an everywoman for the ages. Using dark wit to explore the pains and joys of the deepest ties that bind us, Chan has written a modern literary classic.

Mothers and Other Liars Book by Amy Bourret

Mothers and Other Liars Book
  • Author : Amy Bourret
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Griffin
  • Release Date : 2010-08-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 9781429929523
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Summary: How far will a mother go to save her child? Ten years ago, Ruby Leander was a drifting nineteen-year-old who made a split-second decision at an Oklahoma rest stop. Fast forward nine years: Ruby and her daughter Lark live in New Mexico. Lark is a precocious, animal loving imp, and Ruby has built a family for them with a wonderful community of friends and her boyfriend of three years. Life is good. Until the day Ruby reads a magazine article about parents searching for an infant kidnapped by car-jackers. Then Ruby faces a choice no mother should have to make. A choice that will change both her and Lark's lives forever.

The Mothers Book by Brit Bennett

The Mothers Book
  • Author : Brit Bennett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0399184538
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Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught.” –The New York Times Book Review "Fantastic… a book that feels alive on the page." –The Washington Post From the New York-Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Half, the beloved novel about young love and a big secret in a small community. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. "All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season." It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt. In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a "what if" can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever.

Mothers and Other Strangers Book by Gina Sorell

Mothers and Other Strangers Book
  • Author : Gina Sorell
  • Publisher : Prospect Park Books
  • Release Date : 2017-04-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1938849906
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Summary: "My father proposed to my mother at gunpoint when she was nineteen, and knowing that she was already pregnant with a dead man’s child, she accepted." Thus begins this riveting story of a woman's quest to understand her recently deceased mother, a glamorous, cruel narcissist who left her only child an inheritance of debts, threats, and mysteries.

Mothers and Others Book by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

Mothers and Others Book
  • Author : Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-15
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 0674659953
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Summary: Mothers and Others finds the key in the primatologically unique length of human childhood. Renowned anthropologist Sarah Hrdy argues that if human babies were to survive in a world of scarce resources, they would need to be cared for, not only by their mothers but also by siblings, aunts, fathers, friends—and, with any luck, grandmothers. Out of this complicated and contingent form of childrearing, Hrdy argues, came the human capacity for understanding others. In essence, mothers and others teach us who will care, and who will not.

My Seven Other Mothers Book by Lenetta Raysha Lee

My Seven Other Mothers Book
  • Author : Lenetta Raysha Lee
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2011-09-26
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN Code: 1456873903
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Summary: Mothering is a central and vital aspect of our lives. Simultaneously, it’s a sensitive and complex issue for many people to discuss. The story, My Seven Mothers, however, challenges us to revisit our understanding of mothers. As we enter into lives of these women/mothers, we undoubtedly will notice their unique inner and infl uential powers. Truly, an intimate narrative, My Seven Mothers, is storytelling with a purpose.

The Push Book by Ashley Audrain

The Push Book
  • Author : Ashley Audrain
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-01-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0735239908
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Summary: INSTANT INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER “Utterly addictive.” —Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train “Written with an unflinching eye and a stylistically sharp, tight economy The Push is a single-sitting read, as suspenseful as any thriller, as thoughtful as any literary novel, with an almost physical force behind each of its turns and revelations.” —Toronto Star A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family, told through the eyes of a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for--and everything she feared. Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, supportive mother she never had to her new baby Violet. But in the thick of motherhood's exhausting early days, Blythe doesn't find the connection with her daughter she expected. She's convinced that something is wrong with Violet--the little girl is distant, rejects affection, and becomes increasingly disruptive at preschool. Or is it all in Blythe's head? Her husband, Fox, says she is imagining things. Fox doesn't see what Blythe sees; he sees a wife who is struggling to cope with the day-to-day challenges of being a mother. And the more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity... Then their son Sam is born--and with him, Blythe has the natural maternal connection she'd always dreamed of. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth about herself, her past, and her daughter. The Push is a rare and extraordinary gift to readers: a novel about the expectations of motherhood we're taught not to challenge and what really happens behind the closed doors of even the most perfect-looking families. It's impossible to put down and impossible to forget.

Slay Like a Mother Book by Katherine Wintsch

Slay Like a Mother Book
  • Author : Katherine Wintsch
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1492669415
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Summary: "Slay Like a Mother is a feisty, clever, and fun blueprint for modern motherhood that belongs on every book shelf and in every diaper bag...As a woman and mother, you'll gain a newfound power, happiness, and ability to leap tall Lego buildings in a single bound."—Erin Falconer, author of How To Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything So They Can Achieve Anything A revelatory, inspirational guide for mothers to crush their "never enough" mentality and slay every day! Katherine Wintsch knows firsthand the self-doubt that rages inside modern moms. As founder and CEO of The Mom Complex, she has studied the passions and pain points of moms worldwide to help some of the largest brands develop innovative new products and services. As a working mom of two, she was running in an exhausting cycle of "never enough"—not strong enough, not thin enough, not patient enough, not "mom" enough. In Slay Like a Mother, you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll discover eye-opening lessons about: THE MASK YOU'RE WEARING. The one you hide behind when you say everything is "just fine" when it's not. YOUR UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS. The goal-setting tactics you're deploying to get ahead could be what's holding you back. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STRUGGLING AND SUFFERING. Being a mother is a struggle — it always has been — but your suffering is optional. Brave, supportive, and insightful, the stories and advice in this book will encourage you to live more confidently, enjoy the present, and become your best self — as a woman, a mother, and beyond. Perfect for fans of Girl Wash Your Face and #IMomSoHard! ***As featured in The Wall Street Journal and Parade.com*** Additional Praise for Slay Like a Mother: "Wintsch's style is brisk and forthright with enough humor to make readers laugh even as she illuminates dark corners. Although this is aimed at moms, any woman will find this enlightening and encouraging."—Booklist, STARRED review "Slay Like a Mother is much more than a self-help book for women; it is the end of self-doubt and the beginning of self-love... and that is nothing short of life-changing"—Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama

The Perfect Mother Book by Aimee Molloy

The Perfect Mother Book
  • Author : Aimee Molloy
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0062696815
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Summary: THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE SUMMER—SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SCANDAL’S KERRY WASHINGTON An addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing. A night out. A few hours of fun. That’s all it was meant to be. They call themselves the May Mothers—a group of new moms whose babies were born in the same month. Twice a week, they get together in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for some much-needed adult time. When the women go out for drinks at the hip neighborhood bar, they want a fun break from their daily routine. But on this hot Fourth of July night, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but her fellow May Mothers insisted everything would be fine. Now he is missing. What follows is a heart-pounding race to find Midas, during which secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are destroyed. Thirteen days. An unexpected twist. The Perfect Mother is a "true page turner." —B.A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors

The Mother-in-Law Book by Sally Hepworth

The Mother-in-Law Book
  • Author : Sally Hepworth
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1250120942
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Summary: • "Deliciously entertaining!" —People Magazine's "People Pick" • Entertainment Weekly's "MUST List" • O Magazine’s "15 Best Beach Books of the Year So Far" • Bustle "Best Book of April" • Refinery29 "Best Book of April" • Cosmopolitan "Best Book of April" • Woman's Day's "27 Fiction Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List ASAP" • BookBub's "Biggest Books of April" • PopSugar's "30 Must-Read Books of 2019" A twisty, compelling new novel about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death... From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, she knew she wasn’t the wife Diana had envisioned for her perfect son. Exquisitely polite, friendly, and always generous, Diana nonetheless kept Lucy at arm’s length despite her desperate attempts to win her over. And as a pillar in the community, an advocate for female refugees, and a woman happily married for decades, no one had a bad word to say about Diana...except Lucy. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body claiming that she longer wanted to live because of the cancer wreaking havoc inside her body. But the autopsy finds no cancer. It does find traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her children, and their spouses? And what does it mean that Lucy isn’t exactly sad she’s gone? Fractured relationships and deep family secrets grow more compelling with every page in this twisty, captivating new novel from Sally Hepworth. Praise for Sally Hepworth: “With jaw-dropping discoveries, and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies.” —Library Journal, starred review "Hepworth deftly keeps the reader turning pages and looking for clues, all the while building multilayered characters and carefully doling out bits of their motivations." —Booklist

Finding the Mother Tree Book by Suzanne Simard

Finding the Mother Tree Book
  • Author : Suzanne Simard
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 073523776X
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Summary: INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER of the 2021 Banff Mountain Book Prize in Mountain Environment and Natural History WINNER of the National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature A world-leading expert shares her amazing story of discovering the communication that exists between trees, and shares her own story of family and grief. Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she’s been compared to Rachel Carson, hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is dazzling and profound. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls in James Cameron’s Avatar), and her TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide. Now, in her first book, Simard brings us into her world, the intimate world of the trees, in which she brilliantly illuminates the fascinating and vital truths—that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp but are a complicated, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities with communal lives not that different from our own. Simard describes up close—in revealing and accessible ways—how trees, living side by side for hundreds of years, have evolved; how they perceive one another, learn and adapt their behaviors, recognize neighbors, and remember the past; how they have agency about their future; how they elicit warnings and mount defenses, compete and cooperate with one another with sophistication: characteristics previously ascribed to human intelligence, traits that are the essence of civil societies. And, at the center of it all, the Mother Trees: the mysterious, powerful forces that connect and sustain the others that surround them.Simard, born and raised in the rain forests of British Columbia, spent her days as a child cataloging the trees from the forest; she came to love and respect them and embarked on a journey of discovery and struggle. Her powerful story is one of love and loss, of observation and change, of risk and reward. And it is a testament to how deeply human scientific inquiry exists beyond data and technology: it’s about understanding who we are and our place in the world. In her book, as in her groundbreaking research, Simard proves the true connectedness of the Mother Tree to the forest, nurturing it in the profound ways that families and humansocieties nurture one another, and how these inseparable bonds enable all our survival.

Motherhood Book by Sheila Heti

Motherhood Book
  • Author : Sheila Heti
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0345810562
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Summary: A daring, funny, and poignant novel about the desire and duty to procreate, by one of our most brilliant and original writers. Motherhood treats one of the most consequential decisions of early adulthood--whether or not to have children--with the intelligence, wit and originality that have won Sheila Heti international acclaim, and which led her previous work, How Should a Person Be?, to be called "one of the most talked-about books of the year" (TIME magazine). Having reached an age when most of her peers are asking themselves when they will become mothers, Heti's narrator considers, with the same urgency, whether she will do so at all. Over the course of several years, under the influence of her partner, body, family, friends, mysticism and chance, she struggles to make a moral and meaningful choice. In a compellingly direct mode that straddles the forms of the novel and the essay, Motherhood raises radical and essential questions about womanhood, parenthood, and how--and for whom--to live.

Lives on the Edge Book by Valerie Polakow

Lives on the Edge Book
  • Author : Valerie Polakow
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1994-03-28
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN Code: 022621964X
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Summary: One out of five children, and one out of two single mothers, lives in destitution in America today. The feminization and "infantilization" of poverty have made the United States one of the most dangerous democracies for poor mothers and their children to inhabit. Why then, Valerie Polakow asks, is poverty seen as a private issue, and how can public policy fail to take responsibility for the consequences of our politics of distribution? Written by a committed child advocate, Lives on the Edge draws on social, historical, feminist, and public policy perspectives to develop an informed, wide-ranging critique of American educational and social policy. Stark, penetrating, and unflinching in its first-hand portraits of single mothers in America today, this work challenges basic myths about justice and democracy.

The Mothers Book by Jennifer Gilmore

The Mothers Book
  • Author : Jennifer Gilmore
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-04-09
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1451697880
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Summary: Poignant, raw, and insightful, Jennifer Gilmore’s third novel is an unforgettable story of love, family, and motherhood. With a “voice [that is] at turns wise and barbed with sharp humor” (Vanity Fair), Gilmore lays bare the story of one couple’s ardent desire for a child and their emotional journey through adoption. Jesse and Ramon are a loving couple, but after years spent unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant, they turn to adoption, relieved to think that once they navigate the bureaucratic path to parent-hood they will have a happy ending. But nothing has prepared them for the labyrinthine process—for the many training sessions and approvals; for the constant advice from friends, strangers, and “experts”; for the birthmothers who contact them but don’t ultimately choose them; or even, most shockingly, for the women who call claiming they’ve chosen Jesse and Ramon but who turn out never to have been pregnant in the first place. Jennifer Gilmore’s eloquence about the human heart—its frailties and complexities—and her razor-sharp observations about race, class, culture, and changing family dynamics are spectacularly combined in this powerful novel. Suffused with passion and fury, The Mothers is a taut, gripping, and satisfying book that will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.

The Three Mothers Book by Anna Malaika Tubbs

The Three Mothers Book
  • Author : Anna Malaika Tubbs
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1250756111
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Summary: "Tubbs' connection to these women is palpable on the page — as both a mother and a scholar of the impact Black motherhood has had on America. Through Tubbs' writing, Berdis, Alberta, and Louise's stories sing. Theirs is a history forgotten that begs to be told, and Tubbs tells it brilliantly." — Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James, about Alberta King's son Martin Luther, and Louise Little's son Malcolm. But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them. In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood by telling the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal heroes. A New York Times Bestsellers Editors' Choice An Amazon Editor's Pick for February Amazon's Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2021 One of theSkimm's "16 Essential Books to Read This Black History Month" One of Fortune Magazine's "21 Books to Look Forward to in 2021!" One of Badass Women's Bookclub picks for "Badass Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2021!" One of Working Mother Magazine's "21 Best Books of 2021 for Working Moms" One of Ms. Magazine's "Most Anticipated Reads for the Rest of Us 2021" One of Bustle's "11 Nonfiction Books To Read For Black History Month — All Written By Women" One of SheReads.com's "Most anticipated nonfiction books of 2021" Berdis Baldwin, Alberta King, and Louise Little were all born at the beginning of the 20th century and forced to contend with the prejudices of Jim Crow as Black women. These three extraordinary women passed their knowledge to their children with the hope of helping them to survive in a society that would deny their humanity from the very beginning—from Louise teaching her children about their activist roots, to Berdis encouraging James to express himself through writing, to Alberta basing all of her lessons in faith and social justice. These women used their strength and motherhood to push their children toward greatness, all with a conviction that every human being deserves dignity and respect despite the rampant discrimination they faced. These three mothers taught resistance and a fundamental belief in the worth of Black people to their sons, even when these beliefs flew in the face of America’s racist practices and led to ramifications for all three families’ safety. The fight for equal justice and dignity came above all else for the three mothers. These women, their similarities and differences, as individuals and as mothers, represent a piece of history left untold and a celebration of Black motherhood long overdue.

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 Mother I Could Have Been Book by Kerry Fisher

The Mother I Could Have Been Book
  • Author : Kerry Fisher
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2019-11-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1838880275
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Summary: Why would you walk away from the one person you can’t live without? As a child, Vicky Hall never had the sort of family she wanted. The least important person in her new step-family, ignored by her mother in favour of her two younger half-siblings, Vicky was always an afterthought. Sitting alone at her graduation ceremony at the age of twenty-one, she vows to create her own family and her own life, one which is full of the love and attention she has always craved. When Vicky meets William and falls pregnant in Greece that summer, it isn’t planned. But the two of them believe they can make it work, showering their child with the love which they believe should be enough. But when her son Theo is two, Vicky leaves him in the care of her mother-in-law, walks out of her front door and drives to a hotel where she takes a room for the night. She doesn’t return. It’s unthinkable. What kind of mother does that? The kind who is hiding a story you can never imagine. The Mother I Could Have Been is a heartbreaking story of impossible decisions and second chances, from the bestselling author of The Silent Wife and The Woman I Was Before. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain. Readers are loving The Mother I Could Have Been! ‘WOW!… An amazing read!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I wish I could have read this book in one sitting… I literally couldn't put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Kerry Fisher goes from strength to strength, with The Mother I Could Have Been being her best book yet.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This is a book that once I picked up, it totally consumed me. I ended up reading it in one evening as I was so absorbed by what was in front of me and I had to see how everything was going to end… An absolute must read.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘I have loved every book I’ve read by this author and this is no exception. I loved it. I didn’t want it to end. Excellent read.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘An incredible read. So well written and heartfelt.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘I don’t even know how to start this review as I know my words will never do it justice. Each time I pick one of Kerry’s books up, I wonder how it is going to top her previous book as each and every one I’ve read has absolutely blown me away and warmed me to the core.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Another great Kerry Fisher read… this book makes you want to hug your loved ones and tell them you love them as you never know what’s around the corner!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Awesome story… grab your hankies! Read in one day.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘LOVED this book so much… Beautifully written and such a great read. Highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘5 stars! I absolutely love Kerry Fisher’s writing… Highly recommend The Mother I Could Have Been.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A cracking good read… Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Oh my goodness what a story! …I absolutely was drawn into it from the very beginning.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Loved it!!! When I got to the end, I shouted NOOOOOOO!!! (In my head, not out loud.) I couldn't believe it was over.’ NetGalley reviewer ‘Gripping, heartbreaking, emotional page turner! Wow! … I couldn't stop reading this book! I was hooked! This book has drama written all over it!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘I'm going to go out on a limb here and say – if I were to ever re-read books, this would be one I would re-read.’ Goodreads reviewer

Taken to the Grave Book by M.M. Chouinard

Taken to the Grave Book
  • Author : M.M. Chouinard
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2019-09-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN Code: 1786818256
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Summary: “My head is spinning. I couldn’t figure out who was out for revenge!! My eBook froze as I quickly tried to turn the pages!! Could not put it down!!… Don’t want to give anything away but don’t miss this book!!!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s a sleepy morning in the leafy town of Oakhurst when Jo finds Britney’s body on a running trail. She stares into the girl’s blue eyes as she gently lifts her off the ground—and finds a tarot card… A few days ago, Detective Jo Fournier stood in the middle of the local college, looking at a truly horrifying scene: a well-respected staff member murdered in his office. And it was there that Jo met Britney—a smart and pretty student in the same department who was utterly distraught about the killing. One thought is now racing through Jo’s mind: who would want to kill them both? When another body turns up inside a cabin in the woods, Jo is the only person who can see the link between the murders—the killer left a tarot card with all three bodies. She desperately wants to stop the killing before anyone else dies. Jo knows how it feels to lose someone you love. Her failure to protect her fiancé on the night he was murdered has always haunted her. As the body count rises, no one else will take Jo’s theory seriously. She’s absolutely sure that the cards are the clue that will break this entire case wide open and lead them to the person who has stolen so many innocent lives. But she’s out on her own—can Jo track down the dangerous killer or will they find her first? From USA Today bestseller M.M. Chouinard, Taken to the Grave is a completely addictive detective thriller that will keep you guessing into the early hours of the morning. If you love Kendra Elliot, Melinda Leigh and Lisa Regan, you’ll be utterly gripped! Everyone is utterly addicted to Taken to the Grave: “Keeping you enthralled and on the edge of your seat till the final page… Like a pressure cooker that keeps building up as you wait for the explosion!… Chock full of mystery and suspense, with twists and turns at every corner… A reveal that will knock your socks off.” Once Upon A Time Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “OMG what a great lead character… I DID NOT FIGURE OUT THE TRUE BAD GUY UNTIL THE END!” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Amazing… Gripping and suspenseful… Five stars from me. Jo Fournier is one of the greatest characters ever written.” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If you haven’t already added this to your series lists, DO IT NOW… Highly recommend it, it’s full of twists and turns, red herrings, you will be left guessing, everything you want in a book.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I could not stop turning the pages of this book… I wasn’t able to figure out who the killer was.” Fireflies and Free Kicks Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A gripping and intense thriller… Fast-paced and will keep you up well into the evening.” Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Preparing Him for the Other Woman Book by Sheri Rose Shepherd

Preparing Him for the Other Woman Book
  • Author : Sheri Rose Shepherd
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2009-01-21
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 9780307562265
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Summary: What Kind of Husband Will Your Son Grow Up to Be? His is a generation of boys who have better relationships with their Game Boxes, i-Pods, televisions, and computers than they do with their families. His understanding of marriage is that it has little hope for success, witnessing a fifty percent divorce rate both inside and outside of the church. His world is one where pornography is no longer a hidden shame, but encouraged as entertainment. Can you raise your son to one day love, lead, and protect a wife and family in a world like this? The answer is yes. The heartbeat of this book is to give you the tools to help your son become a tender warrior who will one day fight for his family, a godly husband who will faithfully love his wife, and a leader who will be a man of his word. The time is now to take your love, tears, prayers, and influence and pour them into his future. Even if our world does not change its moral fiber, you can influence your son and bring hope to the next generation. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime—yours. Reviews “Not only is this an amazing concept, but it meets an urgent need for every mother of boys.” Lisa Bevere, speaker and author of Fight Like a Girl and Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry “I have three sons, two stepsons, two son-in-laws, and nine grandsons! Any help I can glean to give me more wisdom is welcome. I would have welcomed more help like this when I was a young mother raising my young men for ‘the other woman.’” LeeAnn Rawlins, Coauthor, To Love Again Story Behind the Book When the manager of a large Christian bookstore told Sheri Rose Shepherd that readers of the popular His Princess TM series were futilely looking for material about raising their sons to be godly future husbands, she knew she could help. “Think about how much farther all men would be in their marriages if their moms had trained them how to one day love and understand their wives,” says Sheri Rose . “We can take all the mistakes we’ve made in our lives and use them to teach our sons the right way to live. And we can use our most powerful weapon of all—our prayers—to fight for them.”

The Book of Polly Book by Kathy Hepinstall

The Book of Polly Book
  • Author : Kathy Hepinstall
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0399562117
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Summary: For readers of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Joshilyn Jackson, and Fannie Flagg, with a touch of Terms of Endearment A laugh-out-loud funny yet poignant novel about a daughter determined not only to keep her mother among the living but to find out the secrets of her long-buried past Willow Havens is ten years old and obsessed with the fear that her mother will die. Her mother, Polly, is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern woman who lives to shoot varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonize the neighbors--and she sticks out like a sore thumb among the young, modern mothers of their small conventional Texas town. She was in her late fifties when Willow was born, so Willow knows she's here by accident, a late-life afterthought. Willow's father died before she was born, her much older brother and sister are long grown and gone and failing elsewhere: it's just her and her bigger-than-life mom, Polly. Willow is desperately hungry for clues to the family life that preceded her, and Polly has her own secrets that she won't reveal. Why did she leave her hometown of Bethel, Louisiana, fifty years ago and vow never to return after a mysterious and terrible incident? Who is Garland Jones, her long-ago suitor who possibly killed a man? And will Polly be able to outrun The Bear, the illness that finally puts her on a collision course with her closely guarded past and a final trip back to Bethel that will end with them, like Huck Finn, riding a river raft back home? THE BOOK OF POLLY has a kick like the best hot sauce, and a great blend of humor and sadness, pathos and hilarity. This is a bittersweet novel about the grip of love in a truly quirky family and you'll come to know one of the most unforgettable mother-daughter duos you've ever met.

How Mothers Love Book by Naomi Stadlen

How Mothers Love Book
  • Author : Naomi Stadlen
  • Publisher : Piatkus
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0748118705
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Summary: Mothers describe falling in love with their babies and then, more slowly, learning to understand them. Children flourish when their mothers love and understand them. For over 20 years, Naomi Stadlen has listened to hundreds of mothers talking at her weekly discussion groups. In 'How Mothers Love' she offers unique insights into how mothers and babies learn to communicate intimately with one another. When adults relate to one another, they are building on the foundations usually laid down by their mothers. 'How Mothers Love' is a study of how mothers start to build those foundations and covers areas such as: how to create emotional 'space' for your unborn child; how to maintain a close relationship with two or more children; the transformation into motherhood and your role as a mother in wider society. By sharing the experiences of other mothers, Naomi Stadlen offers reassurance and support to all new parents as they navigate the highs and lows of the early years with their babies.

From Cradle to Stage Book by Virginia Hanlon Grohl

From Cradle to Stage Book
  • Author : Virginia Hanlon Grohl
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1580056458
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Summary: While the Grohl family had always been musical-the family sang together on long car trips, harmonizing to Motown and David Bowie-Virginia never expected her son to become a musician, let alone a rock star. But when she saw him perform in front of thousands of screaming fans for the first time, she knew that rock stardom was meant to be for her son. And as Virginia watched her son's star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars. Were they as surprised as she was about their children's fame? Did they worry about their children's livelihood and wellbeing in an industry fraught with drugs and other dangers? Did they encourage their children's passions despite the odds against success, or attempt to dissuade them from their grandiose dreams? Do they remind their kids to pack a warm coat when they go on tour? Virginia decided to seek out other rock star mothers to ask these questions, and so began a two-year odyssey in which she interviewed such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre's mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM's mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother; Patsy Noah, Adam Levine's mother; Donna Haim, mother of the Haim sisters; Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother. With exclusive family photographs and a foreword by Dave Grohl, From Cradle to Stage will appeal to mothers and rock fans everywhere.

Nightbitch Book by Rachel Yoder

Nightbitch Book
  • Author : Rachel Yoder
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-07-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0735281564
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Summary: One day, the mother was a mother, but then one night, she was quite suddenly something else... In this blazingly smart and voracious debut, an artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced she's turning into a dog. An ambitious mother puts her art career on hold to stay at home with her newborn son, but the experience does not match her imagination. Two years later, she steps into the bathroom for a break from her toddler's demands, only to discover a dense patch of hair on the back of her neck. In the mirror, her canines suddenly look sharper than she remembers. Her husband, who travels for work five days a week, casually dismisses her fears from faraway hotel rooms. As the mother's symptoms intensify, and her temptation to give into her new dog impulses peak, she struggles to keep her alter-canine-identity secret. Seeking a cure at the library, she discovers the mysterious academic tome which becomes her bible, "A Field Guide to Magical Women: A Mythical Ethnography," and meets a group of mommies involved in a multi-level-marketing scheme who may also be more than what they seem. An outrageously original novel of ideas about art, power and womanhood wrapped in a satirical fairy tale, Nightbitch will make you want to howl in laughter and recognition. And you should. You should howl as much as you want.

The Mother's Fault Book by Nicole Trope

The Mother's Fault Book
  • Author : Nicole Trope
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2021-10-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1803140542
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Summary: ‘OMG!!!… WHAT HAVE I JUST READ!?!?!?… Truly unputdownable… I did absolutely NOT expect that humongous bombshell at all. What an absolute twist!!! I can hand on my heart say that I cannot remember when I was so gobsmacked… If you read one book in your life, make sure it is this!!!!… An absolutely heart-racing, nail-biting, unputdownable psychological thriller with a bombshell you will not see coming!!!’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ She’ll do anything to save her son. But what if telling the truth means losing him for ever? On a crisp winter’s evening, Beverly is cooking for her son. Eight-year-old Riley is climbing a tree in the garden, and Beverly smiles as she watches him. Nothing makes her happier than her precious child having fun – she never thought they’d be happy again. The water on the stove is boiling, and Beverly slides in a handful of spaghetti. When she glances out of the window again, Riley is not there. She races outside, her heart thumping. Riley is nowhere to be found. Instinctively, Beverly knows that her son has not just run away. She knows this because of her secret – the one she has kept for eight years. The one that means she has no choice but to keep neighbours at a distance, that stops her sleeping at night. She thought she’d made the right decision, that she was protecting her son. But now he’s gone. Could this be all her fault? She’ll do anything to save him. Yet if she tells the truth, she could lose him for ever… A totally gripping psychological thriller that will get your pulse racing like crazy as it hits you with twist after twist after twist! If you loved The Wife Between Us or The Girl on the Train you’ll be utterly glued to this page-turner. Readers love The Mother’s Fault: ‘OMG!!! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!.… The most heart-racing book I’ve read in long time, if not ever!!! It had me hook, line and sinker from the first page and I could not put it down!!! Every time I said one more chapter it ended on a cliffhanger and I just had to know what was going on!!!… Clear your day because it is truly unputdownable… If you read one book in your life, make sure it is this!!!!… LOVED it.’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Absolutely amazing with huge twists and turns – I defy anybody not to love this book! I devoured this.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved, loved, loved!!!!! You cannot go wrong when you pick up one of Nicole Trope’s books. My world literally stops. I finish in just one sitting with a box of Kleenex by my side… You are in for a shock of all shockers.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! A book packed with so many twists and turns it’s impossible to put down!… Tugs on so many emotions.’ NetGalley reviewer ‘Amazing! This was a tense book that I read pretty much in one sitting, and late into the night! Jammed packed with tension and suspense that kept my heart racing. Whenever I had to stop reading I couldn’t wait to get back to it!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was on the edge of my seat from page 1… I honestly thought I had figured out the twist early on but boy was I WRONG!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Kept me up well past my bedtime!’ NetGalley reviewer ‘This is my first by this author & it won’t be my last!!!!!!!!!!…The twists & turns had me zipping throughout the pages!!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Wow, what a page turner!! I could not put this book down!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was hooked… Wow – this is the kind of book where you start reading and think you have a pretty good handle on things, then, WHAM! A twist gets thrown in there and knocks you off your feet.’ Ebookbnerdreviews ‘Wow what a book!… Had me hooked immediately… Unputdownable... The twists keeping me on the edge of my seat.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Finished it in less than a day… I was hooked and captivated until the very ending… This book deserves more than 5 stars!’ Jessica Bryson, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A brilliant, cliff-hanger of a read… I just kept turning the pages desperate to find out what was going to happen next, enthralled from the first page to the last.’ Charliebeesbooks, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh wow!… Absolutely fantastic!… It made me shriek a little more times than I’d care to admit.’ Goodreads reviewer

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.

Mother Night Book by Kurt Vonnegut

Mother Night Book
  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-11
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0440339073
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Summary: “Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer . . . a zany but moral mad scientist.”—Time Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all. “A great artist.”—Cincinnati Enquirer “A shaking up in the kaleidoscope of laughter . . . Reading Vonnegut is addictive!”—Commonweal

My Mother's Daughter Book by Perdita Felicien

My Mother's Daughter Book
  • Author : Perdita Felicien
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0385689977
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Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER "A phenomenal, human story. . . . I could not put this book down." —CLARA HUGHES An instant national bestseller, this raw and affecting memoir is the story of a mother and daughter who beat the odds together. Decades before Perdita Felicien became a World Champion hurdler running the biggest race of her life at the 2004 Olympics, she carried more than a nation's hopes—she carried her mother Catherine's dreams. In 1974, Catherine is determined and tenacious, but she's also pregnant with her second child and just scraping by in St. Lucia. When she meets a wealthy white Canadian family vacationing on the island, she knows it's her chance. They ask her to come to Canada to be their nanny—and she accepts. This was the beginning of Catherine's new life: a life of opportunity, but also suffering. Within a few years, she would find herself pregnant a third time—this time in her new country with no family to support her, and this time, with Perdita. Together, in the years to come, mother and daughter would experience racism, domestic abuse, and even homelessness, but Catherine's will would always pull them through. As Perdita grew and began to discover her preternatural athletic gifts, she was edged onward by her mother's love, grit, and faith. Facing literal and figurative hurdles, she learned to leap and pick herself back up when she stumbled. This book is a daughter's memoir—a book about the power of a parent's love to transform their child's life.

The Other Wes Moore Book by Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore Book
  • Author : Wes Moore
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2010-04-27
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1588369692
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Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “compassionate” (People), “startling” (Baltimore Sun), “moving” (Chicago Tribune) true story of two kids with the same name from the city: One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. In development as a feature film executive produced by Stephen Curry, who selected the book as his “Underrated” Book Club Pick with Literati The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. In December 2000, the Baltimore Sun ran a small piece about Wes Moore, a local student who had just received a Rhodes Scholarship. The same paper also ran a series of articles about four young men who had allegedly killed a police officer in a spectacularly botched armed robbery. The police were still hunting for two of the suspects who had gone on the lam, a pair of brothers. One was named Wes Moore. Wes just couldn’t shake off the unsettling coincidence, or the inkling that the two shared much more than space in the same newspaper. After following the story of the robbery, the manhunt, and the trial to its conclusion, he wrote a letter to the other Wes, now a convicted murderer serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. His letter tentatively asked the questions that had been haunting him: Who are you? How did this happen? That letter led to a correspondence and relationship that have lasted for several years. Over dozens of letters and prison visits, Wes discovered that the other Wes had had a life not unlike his own: Both had had difficult childhoods, both were fatherless; they’d hung out on similar corners with similar crews, and both had run into trouble with the police. At each stage of their young lives they had come across similar moments of decision, yet their choices would lead them to astonishingly different destinies. Told in alternating dramatic narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world. BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide.

The Giving Tree Book by Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree Book
  • Author : Shel Silverstein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-02-18
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN Code: 0061965103
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Summary: As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and A Light in the Attic!

Mama Rising Book by Amy Taylor-Kabbaz

Mama Rising Book
  • Author : Amy Taylor-Kabbaz
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1401959148
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Summary: Are you struggling to figure out who you are now that you're a mama? Do you feel like you're coming last in your own life? Do you feel guilty for not loving every moment of this motherhood gig? As someone who used to put themselves last-doing everything she thought was 'right' for her children and family, but not really listening to what her body and her spirit was begging for-Amy understands first-hand the overwhelm and complex range of emotions that mothers face. Amy's background as a journalist set her on the path to uncover all that she could about the latest research on matrescence, the transition a woman undergoes when she becomes a mother. She now shares what she's learned in the hope that it will help you navigate this stage of your life. Happy Mama includes interviews with experts, case studies and Amy's own tried-and-tested advice on how to reconnect with the woman you are underneath all that washing, cleaning and caring. Full of useful and empowering insights that will help you change the way you feel about motherhood-and yourself-so you and your whole family can flourish.

The Mother Code Book by Carole Stivers

The Mother Code Book
  • Author : Carole Stivers
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1984806947
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Summary: What it means to be human—and a mother—is put to the test in Carole Stivers’s debut novel set in a world that is more chilling and precarious than ever. The year is 2049. When a deadly non-viral agent intended for biowarfare spreads out of control, scientists must scramble to ensure the survival of the human race. They turn to their last resort, a plan to place genetically engineered children inside the cocoons of large-scale robots—to be incubated, birthed, and raised by machines. But there is yet one hope of preserving the human order: an intelligence programmed into these machines that renders each unique in its own right—the Mother Code. Kai is born in America’s desert Southwest, his only companion his robotic Mother, Rho-Z. Equipped with the knowledge and motivations of a human mother, Rho-Z raises Kai and teaches him how to survive. But as children like Kai come of age, their Mothers transform too—in ways that were never predicted. And when government survivors decide that the Mothers must be destroyed, Kai is faced with a choice. Will he break the bond he shares with Rho-Z? Or will he fight to save the only parent he has ever known? Set in a future that could be our own, The Mother Code explores what truly makes us human—and the tenuous nature of the boundaries between us and the machines we create.

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.

What the Other Mothers Know Book by Michele Gendelman,Ilene Graff,Donna Rosenstein

What the Other Mothers Know Book
  • Author : Michele Gendelman,Ilene Graff,Donna Rosenstein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0061871389
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Summary: Written by three mothers who've been through it all, What the Other Mothers Know gives you straight, funny, realistic talk on: getting drool stains out of clothing finding the perfect babysitter and maintaining her loyalty taking car trips with toddlers recognizing how to set limits and holding to them sucking up to preschool directors keeping your child off ihatemymom.com And much, much more The maternal wisdom of the ages is right in your hands—delivered with a heaping spoonful of humor.

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.

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.