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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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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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One and Only

One and Only

The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One

by Lauren Sandler

Hardcover, 209 pages, Simon & Schuster, $24.99, published June 11 2013 | purchase
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  • The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One
  • Lauren Sandler

A prominent journalist, only child, and mother of an only child presents a case in support of one-child family life, offering perspectives on how single-child families can benefit the economy and environment while promoting child and parent autonomy.

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When Leonard Lost His Spots

When Leonard Lost His Spots

by Monique Costa

Paperback, 54 pages, Lightning Source Inc, $14.99, published October 31 2012 | purchase
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  • Monique Costa

What happens when a beautiful lioness discovers she was born into the body of a male leopard? The family is shocked, the transition begins, and an amazing story unfolds.

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Wild

Wild

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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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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Run, Brother, Run

Run, Brother, Run

A Memoir of a Murder in My Family

by David Berg

Hardcover, 254 pages, Simon & Schuster, $26, published June 11 2013 | purchase
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  • A Memoir of a Murder in My Family
  • David Berg

Run, Brother, Run is a memoir of a wild boyhood in Texas that led to the murder of the author's brother, Alan, in 1968. The book explores the author's striving Jewish family and the miscarriage of justice when Alan's murderer went unpunished.

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Coming Clean

Coming Clean

by Kimberly Rae Miller

Hardcover, 256 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25, published July 23 2013 | purchase
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  • Kimberly Rae Miller

A memoir about growing up in a family of extreme hoarders describes how the author's childhood home in Long Island hid rat-infested stacks of her father's collections and how the family's emotional burden led to the author's suicide attempt and her against-all-odds bond with her parents. 30,000 first printing.

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Son of a Gun

Son of a Gun

A Memoir

by Justin St. Germain

Hardcover, 288 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published August 13 2013 | purchase
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  • A Memoir
  • Justin St. Germain

Recounts the murder of the author's mother in September 2001 and explores the crime against a backdrop of a shattering national tragedy and the author's efforts to distance himself from the legendary Tombstone, Arizona, of his youth.

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A Wedding in Haiti

A Wedding In Haiti

by Julia Alvarez

Paperback, 287 pages, Workman Pub Co, $15.95, published March 19 2013 | purchase
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  • Julia Alvarez

Growing up in the Dominican Republic, author and poet Julia Alvarez says, she was taught to view neighboring Haiti with suspicion. But because of a promise made one night, Haiti, and a particular Haitian boy named Piti, would become ingrained in her heart — so much so that she would find herself smuggling Piti out of Haiti with his new family, and then finding her way back there after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

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The End of Men

The End of Men

And the Rise of Women

by Hanna Rosin

Paperback, 320 pages, Gardners Books, $21.95, published October 11 2012 | purchase
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  • And the Rise of Women
  • Hanna Rosin

A shift in power dynamics between men and women is having profound implications for marriage, sex, children and work. Hanna Rosin explores the radically different ways men and women become educated, earn money and conduct relationships.

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