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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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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
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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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All There Is

All There Is

Love Stories from StoryCorps

by Dave Isay

Hardcover, 157 pages, Penguin Group USA, $24.95, published February 2 2012 | purchase
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  • Love Stories from StoryCorps
  • Dave Isay

The founder of StoryCorps, a national project that records, shares and preserves the lives of Americans from all backgrounds, presents individuals' love stories, from early dating to finding connections and lifelong commitment.NPR Bestseller

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Bringing Up Bebe

Bringing Up Bebe

One American Mother Discovers The Wisdom Of French Parenting

by Pamela Druckerman

Hardcover, 288 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published February 7 2012 | purchase
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  • One American Mother Discovers The Wisdom Of French Parenting
  • Pamela Druckerman

After becoming used to the stereotype of screaming, ill-tempered children, an American mother living in Paris was amazed at how well-behaved French children were. In this book she explains how parents can make their lives less stressful by taking some pointers from the French art of child-rearing.NPR Bestseller

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Go the F- - - To Sleep

Go the F- - - to Sleep

by Adam Mansbach

Hardcover, 32 pages, Akashic, $14.95, published June 14 2011 | purchase
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  • Adam Mansbach

A bedtime book for adults portrays the trials and tribulations of a parent whose little angel just won't nod off.NPR Bestseller

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Crazy U

Crazy U

One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College

by Andrew Ferguson

Paperback, 228 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published February 14 2012 | purchase
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The Journal of Best Practices

The Journal of Best Practices

A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband

by David Finch

Hardcover, 224 pages, Simon & Schuster, $25, published January 3 2012 | purchase
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  • A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
  • David Finch

Traces the author's battle with Asperger Syndrome, describing his adult diagnosis and the painstaking and often whimsical exercises he uses to preserve his family and build social skills.

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How to Raise Your Adult Children

How to Raise Your Adult Children

Because Big Kids Have Even Bigger Problems

by Gail Parent and Susan Ende

Hardcover, 288 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published August 5 2010 | purchase
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  • Because Big Kids Have Even Bigger Problems
  • Gail Parent and Susan Ende

Many books teach you how to handle your children after they graduate from diapers, but none tells you how to proceed once they graduate from high school. Comedy writer Gail Parent and noted psychotherapist Susan Ende combine their wit and expertise to give advice with an edge, answering questions relating to money, the college years, living arrangements, work, dating, family rituals, marriage, in-laws, grandchildren, divorce, and aging and illness.

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Don't Sing at the Table

Don't Sing at the Table

Life Lessons from My Grandmothers

by Adriana Trigiani

Paperback, 224 pages, HarperCollins, $13.99, published October 4 2011 | purchase
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  • Life Lessons from My Grandmothers
  • Adriana Trigiani

A heartwarming, humorous book, culled from the advice of the author's two grandmothers, offers answers to the seminal questions in a woman's life, from getting married to saving money, from nurturing the soul to keeping calm in a crisis, from raising children to finding private comfort.

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Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels

Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels

by Sarah Wendell

Paperback, 256 pages, Sourcebooks Inc, $14.99, published October 1 2011 | purchase
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  • Sarah Wendell

The co-founder of SmartBitchesTrashyBooks.com and an influential romance blogger presents a unique gift book that provides the best wisdom about love that the romance genre has to offer. Original.

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Welcome to Your Child's Brain

Welcome to Your Child's Brain

How the Mind Grows from Conception to College

by Sandra, Ph.D. Aamodt, Sam, Ph.D. Wang and Ellen Galinsky

Hardcover, 314 pages, St Martins Pr, $26, published September 13 2011 | purchase
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  • How the Mind Grows from Conception to College
  • Sandra, Ph.D. Aamodt, Sam, Ph.D. Wang, et al

The authors of the award-winning Welcome to Your Brain offer insight into the cognitive experiences of a child's growing mind while explaining how parents can know which scientific recommendations are factual, in a reference that covers topics ranging from sleep disorders and language development to gender differences and autism. 40,000 first printing.

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