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From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

by Cheryl Strayed

Paperback, 315 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published March 26 2013 | purchase
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  • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Cheryl Strayed

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington state — and she would do it alone.NPR Bestseller

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Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required

A Journal Of My Son's First Son

by Anne Lamott and Sam Lamott

Paperback, 272 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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  • A Journal Of My Son's First Son
  • Anne Lamott and Sam Lamott

Anne Lamott has entered a new and unexpected chapter in her life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at 19, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson's life. Some Assembly Required is the true story of how the birth of a baby changes a family and redefines each member's role.NPR Bestseller

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Shocked

Shocked

My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me

by Patricia Volk

Hardcover, 283 pages, Random House Inc, $26.95, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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  • My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me
  • Patricia Volk

The author shares the lessons about womanhood and personal style she learned from both her mother, an upper-middle-class New Yorker who was the polished hostess at her family's garment district restaurant, and Elsa Schiaparelli, the outrageous, iconoclastic Italian fashion designer.

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If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother

If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother

by Julia Sweeney

Hardcover, 246 pages, Simon & Schuster, $26, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Julia Sweeney

The Broadway actress and early-1990s cast member of Saturday Night Live shares parenting misadventures, from her poignant decision to adopt as a single woman to her efforts to explain the birds and the bees to her precocious 8-year-old.

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The Child Catchers

The Child Catchers

Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption

by Kathryn Joyce

Hardcover, 272 pages, Perseus Books Group, $26.99, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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  • Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption
  • Kathryn Joyce

The author of Quiverfull reveals how adoption has become entangled in the conservative Christian agenda as a reflection of pro-life initiatives, explaining how child and family well-being has become a lesser priority in a market increasingly driven by profit and religious ideology.

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The Little Way of Ruthie Leming

The Little Way of Ruthie Leming

A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life

by Rod Dreher

Hardcover, 271 pages, Grand Central Pub, $25.99, published April 9 2013 | purchase
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Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers

Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers

Advice to Dads of All Ages

by Clyde Edgerton

Hardcover, 171 pages, Little Brown & Co, $25, published May 7 2013 | purchase
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  • Advice to Dads of All Ages
  • Clyde Edgerton

An author and father of four children ranging in age from 5 to 30 years old offers humorous, heartfelt, creative and inspired advice based on his experiences and lessons learned through three decades of parenting. With drawings by Daniel Wallace.

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Quiet

Quiet

The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

by Susan Cain

Paperback, 352 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published January 29 2013 | purchase
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  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • Susan Cain

Susan Cain demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.NPR Bestseller

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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

Lots Of Candles, Plenty Of Cake

A Memoir of a Woman's Life

by Anna Quindlen

Paperback, 182 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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  • A Memoir of a Woman's Life
  • Anna Quindlen

A candid and whimsical memoir explores what matters to middle-aged women.NPR Bestseller

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Ask Wendy

Ask Wendy

Straight-up Advice for All the Drama in Your Life

by Wendy Williams

Hardcover, 287 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published May 7 2013 | purchase
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  • Straight-up Advice for All the Drama in Your Life
  • Wendy Williams

Drawn from her popular "Ask Wendy" segment, the outspoken host of The Wendy Williams Show tells it like it is in this collection of womanly wisdom that is filled with advice on everything from relationships, parenting, body image, beauty and more. 100,000 first printing.

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What My Mother Gave Me

What My Mother Gave Me

Thirty-One Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most

by Elizabeth Benedict

Paperback, 289 pages, Workman Pub Co, $15.95, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Thirty-One Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most
  • Elizabeth Benedict

A collection of essays in which daughters remember their relationships with their mothers and the complicated bonds they shared with them, symbolized by gifts or memories of emotional encounters.NPR Bestseller

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Tiger Babies Strike Back

Tiger Babies Strike Back

How I Was Raised by a Tiger Mom but Could Not Be Turned to the Dark Side

by Kim Wong Keltner

Paperback, 254 pages, HarperCollins, $13.99, published April 30 2013 | purchase
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  • How I Was Raised by a Tiger Mom but Could Not Be Turned to the Dark Side
  • Kim Wong Keltner

The author examines her family history and upbringing to expose the harmful effects of a Chinese style of parenting which emphasizes perfection and overachievement and advocates that parents instead give their children unconditional love and acceptance.

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