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A Bittersweet Season

A Bittersweet Season

Caring for Our Aging Parents — and Ourselves

by Jane Gross

Paperback, 434 pages, Vintage, $15.95, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Caring for Our Aging Parents — and Ourselves
  • Jane Gross

In telling the story of her own struggle to learn how to care for her aging and ailing mother, a journalist offers helpful insights and advice to other caregivers who feel overwhelmed.

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The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep

The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep

Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years

by Harvey Karp

Hardcover, 367 pages, William Morrow, $25.99, published June 12 2012 | purchase
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  • Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years
  • Harvey Karp

In his new book, parenting expert Harvey Karp, M.D., debunks common myths about sleep. He redefines what a child's sleep needs are and presents advice for parents that will help them get their child to sleep soundly through the night.

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Fatherhood

Fatherhood

Rising to the Ultimate Challenge

by Etan Thomas

Hardcover, 291 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Rising to the Ultimate Challenge
  • Etan Thomas

NBA player Etan Thomas brings together a chorus of voices--athletes and coaches, performers, politicians and leaders of faith--to weigh in on the importance of being a father today. Contributors including Isaiah Washington, Howard Dean, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Taye Diggs, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tony Hawk, Al Sharpton, Chuck D, and more share what they've learned from being a father, having a father, or in some cases not having a father around.

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Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?

Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?

Confessions of a Gay Dad

by Dan Bucatinsky

Paperback, 245 pages, Simon & Schuster, $14.99, published June 5 2012 | purchase
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  • Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?
  • Confessions of a Gay Dad
  • Dan Bucatinsky

The co-star of Web Therapy recounts many of the parenting adventures he has shared with his partner, discussing such topics as the loss of his own father, potty-training antics and the ways in which becoming a parent has impacted every aspect of his life.

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Immortal Bird

Immortal Bird

by Doron Weber

Hardcover, 358 pages, Simon & Schuster, $25, published February 7 2012 | purchase
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  • Doron Weber

The father of young actor Damon Weber describes the congenital heart defect that required his son to have surgery as a baby and continued to threaten his health. Weber recounts his son's theatrical achievements and the family's effort to find life-saving medical answers.

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Father's Day

Father's Day

A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son

by Buzz Bissinger

Hardcover, 242 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, published May 15 2012 | purchase
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  • A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son
  • Buzz Bissinger

The author of Friday Night Lights recounts a father-son road trip during which he gained insights into the worldviews, challenges and talents of his savant son, Zach.

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Beyond Katrina

Beyond Katrina

A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

by Natasha Trethewey

Hardcover, 127 pages, Univ of Georgia Pr, $22.95, published September 1 2010 | purchase
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  • A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
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Talking Back to Facebook

Talking Back to Facebook

The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age

by James P. Steyer

Paperback, 206 pages, Simon & Schuster, $15, published May 8 2012 | purchase
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  • The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age
  • James P. Steyer

The founder of Common Sense Media counsels parents and teachers on how to protect children from vulnerabilities in today's online and social technology outlets, providing coverage of such topics as content filters, unhealthy media messages, ADD and privacy.

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This Life Is in Your Hands

This Life Is In Your Hands

One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone

by Melissa Coleman

Paperback, 326 pages, HarperCollins, $15.99, published April 10 2012 | purchase
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  • One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone
  • Melissa Coleman

With urban farming and backyard chicken flocks becoming increasingly popular, Coleman has written this timely and honest portrait of her own childhood experience in Maine with her two homesteading parents during the turbulent 1970s. A luminous, evocative memoir that explores the hope and struggle behind one family's search for a self-sufficient life.

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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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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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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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Rurally Screwed

Rurally Screwed

My Life Off the Grid With the Cowboy I Love

by Jessie Knadler

Hardcover, 324 pages, Penguin Group USA, $24.95, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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  • My Life Off the Grid With the Cowboy I Love
  • Jessie Knadler

The true love story of a New York City magazine editor who falls for a bull rider while on assignment covering a rodeo and moves off the grid with him in Montana making jerky, chopping firewood and raising chickens.

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No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

by Melissa Fay Greene

Paperback, 354 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $15, published April 24 2012 | purchase
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  • No Biking in the House Without a Helmet
  • Melissa Fay Greene

The author describes the humorous and heartwarming moments from her and her husband's life as perpetual adoptive parents. By the author of Praying for Sheetrock. 75,000 first printing.

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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 Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

by Meghan O'Rourke

Paperback, 306 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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  • Meghan O'Rourke

The author discusses how caring for her terminally ill mother ultimately strengthened the bond between the two, as well as fortified the author's family during the difficult time. By the author of the poetry collection Halflife.

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The Mama's Boy Myth

The Mama's Boy Myth

Why Keeping Our Sons Close Makes Them Stronger

by Kate Stone Lombardi

Hardcover, 324 pages, Penguin Group USA, , published March 15 2012 | purchase
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  • Why Keeping Our Sons Close Makes Them Stronger
  • Kate Stone Lombardi

A reexamination of the mother-son relationship challenges the "mama's boy" taboo, exploring the societal pressures for mothers to push away their boys while considering how men with close bonds to their mothers can show higher levels of emotional intelligence.

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