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Send Me Into the Woods Alone

Essays on Motherhood

by Erin Pepler
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
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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Scratching River

by Michelle Porter
edition: eBook
tagged: native americans, autism spectrum disorders, indigenous studies, non-classifiable

Scratching River braids the voices of mother, brother, sister, ancestor, and river to create a story about environmental, personal, and collective healing.

This memoir revolves around a search for home for the author’s older brother, who is both autistic and schizophrenic, and an unexpected emotional journey that led to acceptance, understanding a …

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Minerva's Owl

The Bereavement Phase of My Marriage

by Carol Matthews
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: death, grief, bereavement

"Of the numerous books that have been written about loss, Matthews has given us an original, startling and deeply thought-provoking work. . . What we are left with is a sense of peace -- the kind that comes with the knowledge that, even in the darkest places, we are not alone." -- Eve Joseph, author of In the Slender Margin

Minerva's Owl is a memoir …

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The Book of Grief and Hamburgers

by Stuart Ross
edition: eBook
tagged: personal memoirs, jewish, essays, death, grief, bereavement

 

A poignant meditation on mortality from a beloved Canadian poet

A writer friend once pointed out that whenever Stuart Ross got close to something heavy and “real” in a poem, a hamburger would inevitably appear for comic relief. In this hybrid essay/memoir/poetic meditation, Ross shoves aside the heaping plate of burgers to wrestle with what it …

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Intelligent Love

The Story of Clara Park, Her Autistic Daughter, and the Myth of the Refrigerator Mother

by Marga Vicedo
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: autism spectrum disorders, women's studies, children with special needs

How one mother challenged the medical establishment and misconceptions about autistic children and their parents

In the early 1960s, Massachusetts writer and homemaker Clara Park and her husband took their 3-year-old daughter, Jessy, to a specialist after noticing that she avoided connection with others. Following the conventional wisdom of the time …

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My Mother's Daughter

A Memoir of Struggle and Triumph

by Perdita Felicien
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: personal memoirs, motherhood, sports

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 Oly …

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Cat and Nat's Mom Secrets

Coffee-Fueled Confessions from the Mom Trenches

by Catherine Belknap & Natalie Telfer
edition: Paperback
tagged: marriage & family, motherhood, school age

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
The bestselling authors of Cat and Nat's Mom Truths go deeper than ever before with outrageous revelations and relatable rants that let every mom know she's not alone.

Remember when you were first expecting, and it seemed like every woman on the planet who had ever given birth felt the need to warn you? Your life is about to cha …

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