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The complex, deeply binding relationship between mothers and daughters is brought vividly to life in Katie Hafner's remarkable memoir, an exploration of the year she and her mother, Helen, spent working through, and triumphing over, a lifetime of unresolved emotions. Dreaming of a "year in Provence" with her mother, Katie urges Helen to move to San Francisco to live with her and Zoë, Katie's teenage daughter. Katie and Zoë had become a mother-daughter team, strong enough, Katie thought, to absorb the arrival of a seventy-seven-year-old woman set in her ways. Filled with fairy-tale hope that she and her mother would become friends, and that Helen would grow close to her exceptional granddaughter, Katie embarked on an experiment in intergenerational living that she would soon discover was filled with land mines: memories of her parents' painful divorce, of her mother's drinking, of dislocating moves back and forth across the country, and of Katie's own widowhood and bumpy recovery. Helen, for her part, was also holding difficult issues at bay. How these three women from such different generations learn to navigate their challenging, turbulent, and ultimately healing journey together makes for riveting reading. By turns heartbreaking and funny--and always insightful--Katie Hafner's brave and loving book answers questions about the universal truths of family that are central to the lives of so many. Advance praise for Mother Daughter Me "This brilliant, funny, poignant, and wrenching story of three generations under one roof is quite unlike anything else I have ever read. I love Katie Hafner's prose, her humor, the images she conjures, her choices of what to tell and when, the weaving together of family threads to produce this luminous and lasting tapestry. The story lingered with me long after I read the last page."--Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone "Brilliant . . . Mother Daughter Me is a beautifully written, intimately provocative, and courageous unpeeling of the deep rhythms of love, hate, fear, and redemption in three generations of females. I love this book!"--Louann Brizendine, author of The Female Brain "An emotional whodunit that uses brilliant journalistic acumen to crack the code of old family secrets."--Madeleine Blais, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Uphill Walkers "Heartbreakingly honest . . . In a narrative that skillfully moves between her present predicament and her difficult childhood, Hafner offers a compelling portrait of her remarkable mother and their troubled relationship."--Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition.
Mother-Daughter Wisdom introduces an entirely new map of female development, exploring the five facets of feminine power, which range from the basics of physical self-care to the discovery of passion and purpose in life.
A young woman fights for survival amid the brutality of the last Ice Age It's 7056 BC, a time before history. On the first day that Chagak's womanhood is acknowledged within her Aleut tribe, she unexpectedly finds herself betrothed to Seal Stalker, the most promising young hunter in the village. A bright future lies ahead of Chagak--but in one violent moment, she loses her entire way of life. Left with her infant brother, Pup, and only a birdskin parka for warmth, Chagak sets out across the icy waters on a quest for survival and revenge. Mother Earth Father Sky is the first book of the Ivory Carver Trilogy, which also includes My Sister the Moon and Brother Wind.
"A dear stream of practical knowledge with the mind change we need to save the life of our Mother Earth--and ourselves . . . This is a book for every person who loves this planet. Eagle Man shows us the joyful path home to our universal Mother." ?ynthia Bend, Water Spirit Woman, co-author of Birth of a Modem Shaman "A rich panorama of our native heritage which allows the seeker access to the heart of the Path of Beauty. Ed McGaa has walked this path so that all people may live in harmony." ?amie Sams, Hancoka Olowanpi, author of Midnight Song: Quest for the Vanished Ones "Ed McGaa is one of the first persons who can write about 0glala religion in the first person because he has lived it. For years anthropologists have hoped a Native American would portray that society from the inside out. Ed McGaa has. It's about time." ?illiam K. Powers, author of 0glala Religion "Fascinating as well as inspiring reading. Ed McGaa makes an excellent spiritual guide and intellectual teacher . . . The information stimulates the mind, the drawings delight the eye, and the ideas soothe the spirit." ?ack Weatherford, author of Indian Givers "Profound and insightful . . . Mother Earth Spirituality will be of great importance to those of us, both 'rainbow' and non-Indian people, who walk over land in search of a deeper spiritual life . . . For us, this book is an invaluable guide showing us how to do it." ?red Alm Wolf, Ph.D., author of Taking the Quantum Leap
Spiritually uplifting and knee-slapping funny, Pat G'Orge-Walker's Sister Betty and her fellow parishioners discover what matters most on bumpy road trip to Baltimore. . . Sister Betty barely has a minute to sit and fan herself before she's off on another "Mission from God. " Her friend Mother Eternal Ann Everlastin' has dropped dead on her seventy-first birthday from an overdose of York Peppermint Pattie, and it's up to Sister Betty to see to her final wishes, namely, traveling to a Baltimore religious conference to deliver three one-million dollar checks to three different mega-church pastors. When the Reverend Knott Enuff Money hears that Sister Betty is about to give away a substantial amount of Mother's riches, he wants in. But finagling the money out of Sister Betty right under the noses of three genuine men of God is going to be the biggest challenge the Reverend has ever faced. . . one that just might set him on the path to reclaiming the true spirit of faith. . . "Christian comedy fiction at its best. " --Library Journal "This novel is the best of its kind, and it's easy to see how G'Orge-Walker has carved out a comfortable niche for herself as the queen of gospel comedy literature. " --QBR
A FAMILY FOR TORYThere's nothing more rewarding for riding instructor Tory Alexander than making her students happy. So when Slade, the father of her favorite student, asks for a favor, how can she refuse? But is she really ready to be part of a family again?A MOTHER FOR CINDYWidowed mom Jesse Bradshaw has a knack for matchmaking. Now her little neighbor Cindy wants her to find Cindy's lonely daddy a wife. Jesse's determined to help--and Nick's determined to keep his distance. Neither expect love to lead them where it does: right to each other.
FROM AMISH NANNY TO BRIDE? After her sweetheart's betrayal, Ruthy Mummert leaves behind the small-town gossip of her Amish community for the first opportunity she can find: a housekeeper position in faraway LaGrange County, Indiana. Ruthy didn't realize the job meant caring for ten children-and for their handsome widowed father. To Levi Zook's mind, Ruthy is too young and too pretty to be anyone's housekeeper. A marriage of convenience will protect her reputation and give his children the security they dearly need. But it could also give them the courage to grasp a new chance at happiness-if Ruthy is willing to risk her wounded heart once more.
A trip to Paradise...<P> Short-term, Nurse Sarah Mitchell wants to relax on her Fijian holiday. Long-term, she'd love to foster a child. The last things she wants in a fling with a playboy doctor on a Pacific island. Until she discovers she's got Dr. Ben Dawson all wrong...<P> After a cyclone hits the tropics, Sarah sees the true Ben -- nd incredibly talented surgeon with a big heart, a past, and a daughter in need of Sarah's special TLC. But Ben's attempts at love have hurt his daughter before -- how can he trust his own instincts again? Can this beautiful woman really be the right mother for his child?
Single father Dr. Luca d'Azzaro has changed his life to care for his precious twin girls, sacrificing his shining medical career for a GP position in the friendly Cornish town of Penhally Bay. He hadn't set out to find romance, but he is intrigued by his unassuming colleague Dr. Polly Carrick....Luca is attracted to Polly's natural beauty, but there is such pain and longing in her eyes when she looks at his daughters-he knows she is hiding something! Whatever it is, this handsome and caring Italian doctor is determined to heal her heart and make her see that she is the missing part of his family.Brides of Penhally BayBachelor doctors become husbands and fathers-in a place where hearts are made whole.
Mother Ghoul's Curses and Rhymes is a collection of Monsters' myths and legends that has been obtained at great risk to the author's life for the benefit of a ghoulish posterity. These poems are read at the bedsides of all monsterlings to keep their traditions of history and nightmares alive. Not recommended for Human Children under 13 years of age. Read it at your own risk. I dare you!
This Caldecott award winner includes seventy-six traditional nursery rhymes.
Mother Goose on the Loose is a unique adaptation of many beloved Nursery Rhymes. This culturally responsive reading material is intended to strengthen the Chamorro language and culture for young readers. There are 15 familiar Nursery Rhymes; each with a Chamorro version. A glossary is included at the end to assist with the Chamorro words.
Star light, star bright, come to story time tonight. You're invited to a magical pajama party with all your nursery rhyme friends! Join Little Bo-Peep, Georgie Porgie, Miss Muffet, the cow that jumped over the moon, and all their pals as they march merrily toward Mother Goose's house for a cozy slumber party full of stories. And after they are all tucked in, continue to the back of the book and find a special section with your favorite nursery rhymes. "Children will be eager to attend this magical slumber party."--School Library Journal"Allyn's digitally created illustrations have the warmth of acrylic paintings, and she gives her ethnically diverse young cast round faces, gleaming eyes, and fuzzy heads of hair. The atmosphere is definitely slumber party cozy, especially after the children settle down to hear Mother Goose read stories from her 'famous book.'"--Publishers WeeklyFrom the Hardcover edition.
Sarah McGreggor has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. It is at this critical moment that Sarah learns she was adopted. When the "One Last Wish" check arrives, Sarah decides to search for her birth mother--and a chance for life.From the Paperback edition.
Mother in a MomentTaking in five orphans wasn't on Garrett Callum's agenda. But he'd made a promise to his dying sister to look after them. He never expected that persuading the nurse he met at the hospital to help with the "Fearsome Five" would be his biggest challenge. Darby White was sure that if Garrett knew her secrets, he wouldn't let his charges anywhere near her. Yet how could she refuse? The kids and their father offered her a chance at a family, redemption. . . ;and love. Millionaire's Instant BabyTycoon Kyle Montgomery was a closer. He made deals by any means necessary. Including acquiring an instant wife and baby. He even had the perfect candidates: Emma Valentine and her son. The arrogant and devilishly cool Kyle wasn't the husband Emma dreamed of-he was much more. He offered her a home and gave her son the chance to have the life she wanted for him. In return she could offer Kyle a different kind of deal-one that lasted forever.
Combining social history & biography, Mother Jones & the March of the Mill Children offers readers a glimpse into the life of an important labor leader, the history of child labor, & the dramatic march in protest of conditions in American factories.
"I know of no East or West, North nor South when it comes to my class fighting the battle for justice." From the end of the Civil War until her death in 1930 at the age of 100, Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was a tireless fighter for the working class. Declaring "I reside wherever the workers are fighting the robbers," she participated in battles together with coal miners in West Virginia, garment workers in New York, steelworkers in Chicago, streetcar workers in Texas, brewery workers in Milwaukee, and countless others. For her activities she was frequently victimized by the bosses' system of justice, and spent time in many a prison cell. A prosecutor in West Virginia termed her "the most dangerous woman in America." Much of her efforts went into the great battles to organize the United Mine Workers of America. Throughout the coalfields of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Alabama, and elsewhere, she joined with miners facing cops and troops, hired gun thugs and special deputies, judges and prosecutors, bringing to bear the power of the union. Today Mother Jones remains a symbol of struggle for miners and their supporters in their ongoing battles against the coal bosses.
Ann Beattie, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Bausch, and twenty-one other celebrated American writers contribute to this moving anthology of fiction, compiled by the editors of the Glimmer Train literary quarterly. In the ten-plus years since Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda B. Swanson-Davies founded Glimmer Train, they have introduced an astonishing array of talented and innovative authors to a growing readership hungry for inspiring fiction. The stunning stories in this anthology -- many of which have never appeared anywhere except in Glimmer Train Stories -- explore one of the most complex emotional and psychological ties of all: motherhood, and its many facets. The writers in Mother Knows include established authors as well as up-and-coming talents like Junot DÍaz and award-winning writers like Robin Bradford, Nancy Reisman, Lee Martin, and Doug Crandell. Their stories demonstrate that motherhood is more than toilet training and tantrum control, as they portray the full, fierce, joyous, and frightening range of experience that marks this state of being. Mother Knows is a thoughtful and powerful exploration of the most mysterious bond in life.
From Koren Zailckas, author of the iconic memoir SMASHED: an electrifying debut novel about a family being torn apart by the woman who claims to love them most Josephine Hurst has her family under control. With two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a tech-guru of a husband and a historical landmark home, her life is picture perfect. She has everything she wants; all she has to do is keep it that way. But living in this matriarch's determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling domain hasn't been easy for her family, and when her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison. Resentful of her sister's newfound freedom, Violet turns to eastern philosophy, hallucinogenic drugs, and extreme fasting, eventually landing herself in the psych ward. Meanwhile, her brother Will shrinks further into a world of self-doubt. Recently diagnosed with Aspergers and epilepsy, he's separated from the other kids around town and is homeschooled to ensure his safety. Their father, Douglas, finds resolve in the bottom of the bottle--an addict craving his own chance to escape. Josephine struggles to maintain the family's impeccable façade, but when a violent incident leads to a visit from child protective services, the truth about the Hursts might finally be revealed. Written with the style, dark wit and shrewd psychological insight that made SMASHED a bestseller, Zailckas's first novel is unforgettable. In the spirit of classic suspense novels by Shirley Jackson and Daphne DuMaurier, MOTHER, MOTHER is the terrifying and page-turning story of a mother's love gone too far, and the introduction of a commanding new voice in fiction.
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.From the Trade Paperback edition.
"We speak of a mother's love, but we forget her power." Civilization has come to the alien, sunless planet its inhabitants call Eden. Just a few generations ago, the planet's five hundred inhabitants huddled together in the light and warmth of the Forest's lantern trees, afraid to venture out into the cold darkness around them. Now, humanity has spread across Eden, and two kingdoms have emerged. Both are sustained by violence and dominated by men - and both claim to be the favored children of Gela, the woman who came to Eden long ago on a boat that could cross the stars, and became the mother of them all. When young Starlight Brooking meets a handsome and powerful man from across Worldpool, she believes he will offer an outlet for her ambition and energy. But she has no inkling that she will become a stand-in for Gela herself, and wear Gela's fabled ring on her own finger--or that in this role, powerful and powerless all at once, she will try to change the course of Eden's history.
Many commentators assume John's reference to "the chosen lady and her children" in 2 John 1 refers to the church. But what if there really was a respected Christian sister in the community to whom John entrusted his epistle? What might have been this woman's life story? What might she remember of the apostle "whom Jesus loved"? Thom Lemmons's biblically based fiction -- third in his popular Daughters of Faith series -- recounts what life might have been like for this woman, whom he envisions as a young Nubian mother. In his dynamic portrait of "Amanis," we become eyewitnesses of the last days of the apostolic era, gleaning insights into our own ways of dealing with monumental change within the church and society today.
Years ago, Marnie Carstairs had been forced to give up her baby for adoption - but it had broken her heart. Then Marnie found a vital clue leading her to find Kit, her little girl. . . It also led her to Cal Huntington, Kits adoptive father. Attraction sizzled between Marnie and the gorgeous widower but Cal made it perfectly clear he wanted Marnie in his bed - not in his daughters life. Could he have Marnie as his mistress, without Marnie becoming a mother to his child. . .
Kate Madison always thought bad things happened to other people---until her firefighter husband is killed.