Following on from the success of MEN EXPLAIN THINGS TO ME comes a new collection of essays in which Rebecca Solnit opens up a feminism for all of us: one that doesn´t stigmatize women´s lives, whether they include spouses and children or ¬ that brings empathy to the silences in men´s lives as well as the silencing of women´s lives; celebrates the ways feminism has shifted in recent years .
Mother of All Questions:Further Feminisms Rebecca Solnit
250 Personal Finance Questions for Single Mothers:Make and Keep a Budget, Get Out of Debt, Establish Savings, Plan for College, Secure Insurance Susan Reynolds
Buddhism for Mothers with Lingering Questions:Taking Stock of What Really Matters Sarah Napthali
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ´´Bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught.´´ -The New York Times Book Review ´´Luminous... engrossing and poignant, this is one not to miss.´´ -People, Pick of the Week ´´Fantastic... a book that feels alive on the page.´´ -The Washington Post A dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community-and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett´s mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. ´´All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we´d taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season.´´ It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother´s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor´s son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it´s not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance-and the subsequent cover-up-will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt. In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a ´´what if´´ can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever.
A Record of Unsettled Questions Which Arose in the Year 1909, Between the Directors of the Mother Church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts and First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts and First Church of Christ: Augusta E. Stetson
She Has Her Mother´s Laugh presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it. The birth of genetics in the early 1900s seemed to do precisely that. Gradually, people translated their old notions about heredity into a language of genes. As the technology for studying genes became cheaper, millions of people ordered genetic tests to link themselves to missing parents, to distant ancestors, to ethnic identities . . . But, Zimmer argues, heredity isn´t just about genes that pass from parent to child. Heredity continues within our own bodies, as a single cell gives rise to trillions of cells that make up our bodies. We say we inherit genes from our ancestors - using a word that once referred to kingdoms and estates - but we inherit other things that matter as much or more to our lives, from microbes to technologies we use to make life more comfortable. We need a new definition of what heredity is and, through Carl Zimmer´s lucid exposition and storytelling, this resounding tour de force delivers it. Weaving together historical and current scientific research, his own experience with his two daughters, and the kind of original reporting expected of one of the world´s best science journalists, Zimmer ultimately unpacks urgent bioethical quandaries arising from new biomedical technologies, but also long-standing presumptions about who we really are and what we can pass on to future generations.
A night out - a few hours of fun.What could possibly go wrong? SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ´´The Perfect Mother is a gripping page-turner that explores the pressures of modern motherhood as well as a mother´s absolute worst nightmare. At once wonderfully nuanced and compulsively readable, it keeps you guessing at every moment, up until the very end. I could not be prouder to be bringing this thriller to the big screen.´´-Kerry Washington Some people are so good at making perfect look easy. They call themselves the May Mothers-a collection of new moms who gave birth in the same month. Twice a week, with strollers in tow, they get together in Prospect Park, seeking refuge from the isolation of new motherhood; sharing the fears, joys, and anxieties of their new child-centered lives. When the group´s members agree to meet for drinks at a hip local bar, they have in mind a casual evening of fun, a brief break from their daily routine. But on this sultry Fourth of July night during the hottest summer in Brooklyn´s history, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but the May Mothers insisted that everything would be fine. Now Midas is missing, the police are asking disturbing questions, and Winnie´s very private life has become fodder for a ravenous media. Though none of the other members in the group is close to the reserved Winnie, three of them will go to increasingly risky lengths to help her find her son. And as the police bungle the investigation and the media begin to scrutinize the mothers in the days after Midas goes missing, damaging secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are formed and fractured. Unfolding over the course of thirteen fraught days and culminating in an exquisite and unexpected twist, The Perfect Mother is the perfect book for our times-a nuanced and addictively readable story that exposes the truth of modern mothers´ lives as it explores the power of an ideal that is based on a lie.