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Hemingway's Widow

The Life and Legacy of Mary Welsh Hemingway

by Timothy Christian
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: editors, journalists, publishers, women, marriage

A stunning portrait of the complicated woman who was Ernest Hemingway’s fourth wife, exploring the tumultuous years of their marriage, and evoking her merry widowhood as she shapes Hemingway’s literary legacy.

Mary Welsh, a celebrated wartime journalist during the London Blitz and the liberation of Paris, meets Ernest Hemingway in May 1944. He b …

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Dad Bod

Portraits of Pop Culture Papas

by Cian Cruise
edition: Paperback
tagged: popular culture, essays, fatherhood

A brisk, humorous collection of essays that redefines the mythos of fatherhood depicted in film, television, and video games.

What do dads tell us about the world? Not your real dad, but dads in general. Dads are everywhere. Lurking in our movies, television shows, and video games. Spouting homespun wisdom and atrocious jokes, wallowing in might-hav …

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Any Kind of Luck at All

A memoir

read by Mary Fairhurst Breen
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: personal memoirs, lgbt, death, grief, bereavement

 

Can the strength accumulated over a lifetime of losses be enough to cope with a daughter’s death?

What was it like growing up as a smart girl in a world of 1970s suburban conformity? What family secrets were hidden behind the vertical blinds and sliding glass doors, or swept under the orange shag carpets? Is it possible to move from married mothe …

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The Queen of Peace Room

by Magie Dominic, read by Ryanne Chisholm
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: women, sexuality & gender studies, child abuse

What is memory, and where is it stored in the body? Can a room be symbolic of a lifetime?

Memories are like layers of your skin or layers of paint on a canvas. In The Queen of Peace Room, Magie Dominic peels away these layers as she explores her life, that of a Newfoundlander turned New Yorker, an artist and a writer — and frees herself from the …

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The Sister's Tale

by Beth Powning
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: siblings, historical, death, grief, bereavement

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A novel of orphans and widows, terror and hope, and the relationships that hold women together when life falls apart.

With the trial of a murderer dominating the news, the respected wife of a New Brunswick sea captain is drawn into the troubling case of a British home child. Mortified that she must purchase the beautiful teenag …

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Best Hikes and Nature Walks with Kids in and Around Southwestern British Columbia

by Stephen Hui, foreword by Myia Antone
edition: Paperback
tagged: hiking, western provinces, family, activities, hikes & walks

From bestselling hiking guidebook author (and dad) Stephen Hui comes a collection of fun-filled hikes field-tested by parents and kids.

The best thing about hiking with kids is appreciating nature as a whole family. But hiking with kids can be challenging when little ones get tired, cold, or hungry. This book carefully chooses trails for kids of a v …

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Reading the Water

Fly Fishing, Fatherhood, and Finding Strength in Nature

by Mark Hume
edition: Hardcover
tagged: fishing, nature therapy, personal memoirs, essays, fatherhood

“A father shares the joys of fly-fishing with his daughters. In this eloquent memoir … [Mark] Hume vividly conveys the sensory details of their adventures and the stunning surroundings … A heartfelt, beautifully written celebration of the wonders of nature and comfort of family.”—Kirkus STARRED Review

Fishing was Mark Hume’s passion sinc …

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Good Mom on Paper

Writers on Creativity and Motherhood

edited by Stacey May Fowles & Jen Sookfong Lee
edition: Paperback
tagged: women authors, essays, motherhood

The experience of motherhood is monumental, yet rarely discussed in connection with literary or creative life. How do we navigate the twin devotions of love and art? How does motherhood disrupt the creative process? How does it enhance it?

Good Mom on Paper is a collection of twenty essays that goes beyond the clichés to explore the fraught, beauti …

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Send Me Into the Woods Alone

Essays on Motherhood

by Erin Pepler
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: motherhood, women, personal memoirs

Dispatches from modern motherhood by a reluctant suburbanite.

Send Me Into The Woods Alone is an honest, heartfelt, and often hilarious collection of essays on the joys, struggles, and complexities of motherhood.

These essays touch on the major milestones of raising children, from giving birth (and having approximately a million hands in your vagina) …

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