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My Ex-Life

by Stephen McCauley
ISBN:9781250122438

 
David Hedges's life is coming apart at the seams. His job helping San Francisco rich kids get into the colleges of their parents choice is exasperating; his younger boyfriend has left him; and the beloved carriage house he rents is being sold. The last person he expects to hear from is Julie Fiske. It's been decades since they've spoken, and he's relieved to hear she's recovered from her brief, misguided first marriage. To him.

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The Perfect Mother

by Aimee Molloy
ISBN:9780062696793

 
They call themselves the May Mothers-a collection of new moms who gave birth in the same month. Twice a week, with strollers in tow, they get together in Prospect Park, seeking refuge from the isolation of new motherhood; sharing the fears, joys, and anxieties of their new child-centered lives. When the group's members agree to meet for drinks at a hip local bar, they have in mind a casual evening of fun.. But on this sultry Fourth of July night , something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is abducted from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but the May Mothers insisted that everything would be fine. Now Midas is missing, the police are asking disturbing questions, and Winnie's very private life has become fodder for a ravenous media. Though none of the other members in the group are close to the reserved Winnie, three of them will go to increasingly risky lengths to help her find her son. And as the police bungle the investigation and the media begin to scrutinize the mothers in the days that follow, damaging secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are formed and fractured.

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Wade in the Water: Poems

by Tracy K. Smith
ISBN:9781555978136

 
A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, using her signature voice--inquisitive, lyrical and wry--mulls over what it means to be a citizen, a mother and an artist in a culture arbitrated by wealth, men and violence, boldly tying America's modern moment both to our nation's fraught founding history and to a sense of the spirit, the everlasting.

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And Now We Have Everything

by Meaghan O'Connell
ISBN:9780316393843

 
O'Connell is a smart twentysomething who treats her pregnancy like a new project, researching and planning. She envisions a natural birth and a year of wholesome breast feeding. But things do not go as she expects. Life throws curveballs, and after 40 hours of contractions, she opts for a C-section. She manages to nurse for a year but resents her baby's control over her body. This is not a book about the wonders of motherhood but about the tension between culturally inherited ideals and the realities of lived, bodily experience.

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The Garden of Small Beginnings

Abbi Waxman
ISBN:9780399583582

Lilian Girvan has been a single mother since her husband died in a car accident. Three years later, she's starting to get the hang of it. But she's about to discover -- with the help of her insanely supportive sister, a charming gardening instructor, and her quirky fellow students -- how to let nature take its course in gardening, in life, and in love.
 

 

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