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Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life
by , Barbara Pierce Bush

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
by Caroline Fraser

Language

English

Pages

640

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<p><b>The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie books</b></p><p>Millions of readers of <i>Little House on the Prairie</i> believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series—masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder’s biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books.</p><p>The Little House books, for all the hardships they describe, are paeans to the pioneer spirit, portraying it as triumphant against all odds. But Wilder’s real life was harder and grittier than that, a story of relentless struggle, rootlessness, and poverty. It was only in her sixties, after losing nearly everything in the Great Depression, that she turned to children’s books, recasting her hardscrabble childhood as a celebratory vision of homesteading—and achieving fame and fortune in the process, in one of the most astonishing rags-to-riches episodes in American letters.</p><p>Spanning nearly a century of epochal change, from the Indian Wars to the Dust Bowl, Wilder’s dramatic life provides a unique perspective on American history and our national mythology of self-reliance. With fresh insights and new discoveries, <i>Prairie Fires</i> reveals the complex woman whose classic stories grip us to this day.</p>
Sunset Lullaby (Christy & Todd; The Baby Years Book 3)
by Robin Jones Gunn

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

November 13, 2017

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Christy’s life with Todd and their two little ones in their cozy Newport Beach cottage is everything she ever hoped for. So why is it she can’t find balance and a sense of worth in this new season? Is it the crazy mood swings and self-image dips that keep taking her down? Or is it that Todd is about to leave and take a group of students to Kenya for three weeks? Christy would love to go with him and see her best friend, Katie. <br /><br />As she tries to figure out what’s next, Christy’s brother asks for confidential advice on his love life. Christy is happy to help out. But as things go awry and Aunt Marti becomes involved, it leads Christy to evaluate her own marriage—for better or worse. The friendship that sprouts with her neighbor Jennalyn becomes a lifeline. Their heart-to-heart conversations and playdates bring about some significant changes as Christy is approaching her thirtieth birthday. <br /><br />On a very special night as the sun dips into the ocean, heaven seems to touch the earth. An unexpected Peculiar Treasure reaches for Christy’s hand, and in that moment, all her summer promises come full circle.
The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer...
by Gayatri Devi

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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<DIV>Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. And imagine how that would change the outlook of the 5 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, not to mention their families, loved ones, and caretakers. A neurologist who’s been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer’s by defining it as a spectrum disorder—like autism, Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment to seek a diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies.<BR /><BR /> Told through the stories of Dr. Devi’s patients, <I>The Spectrum of Hope</I> is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skillful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it’s a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Plus chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list—because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer’s patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That’s news that 5 million people are waiting to hear.<BR /><BR />  </DIV>
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

December 15, 2006

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<b>Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.</b><BR> <BR> <b>MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON <i>THE NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER LIST</b><BR> The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.<BR><BR><i>The Glass Castle </i>is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.<BR> <BR>The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.<BR> <BR><i>The Glass Castle </i>is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.
What to Expect When You're Expecting
by Heidi Murkoff

Language

English

Pages

656

Publication Date

May 31, 2016

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<DIV><B>A completely revised and updated edition of America’s pregnancy bible, the longest-running <I>New York Times</I> bestseller ever.</B><BR /><BR /> With 18.5 million copies in print, <I>What to Expect When You’re Expecting</I> is read by 93% of women who read a pregnancy book and was named one of the “Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years” by <I>USA Today.</I><BR /><BR /> This cover-to-cover (including the cover!) new edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads. With <I>What to Expect</I>’s trademark warmth, empathy, and humor, it answers every conceivable question expecting parents could have, including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy and birthing practices and choices they face. Advice for dads is fully integrated throughout the book. All medical coverage is completely updated, including the latest on Zika virus, prenatal screening, and the safety of medications during pregnancy, as well as a brand-new section on postpartum birth control. Current lifestyle trends are incorporated, too: juice bars, raw diets, e-cigarettes, push presents, baby bump posting, the lowdown on omega-3 fatty acids, grass-fed and organic, health food fads, and GMOs. Plus expanded coverage of IVF pregnancy, multiple pregnancies, breastfeeding while pregnant, water and home births, and cesarean trends (including VBACs and “gentle cesareans”).<BR /><BR />  </DIV>
The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family
by Martha Raddatz

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English

Pages

340

Publication Date

March 01, 2007

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<b>NOW A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MINISERIES EVENT<br /><br />ABC News’ Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz shares remarkable tales of heroism, hope, and heartbreak in her account of “Black Sunday”—a battle during one of the deadliest periods of the Iraq War.</b><br /><br />The First Cavalry Division came under surprise attack in Sadr City on Sunday April 4, 2004. Over 7,000 miles away, their families awaited the news for forty-eight hellish hours—expecting the worst. In this powerful, unflinching account, Martha Raddatz takes readers from the streets of Baghdad to the home front and tells the story of that horrific day through the eyes of the courageous American men and women who lived it.<br /><br /><b>“A masterpiece of literary nonfiction that rivals any war-related classic that has preceded it.”—<i>The Washington Post</i></b>
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Car...
by Melody Beattie

Language

English

Pages

278

Publication Date

June 10, 2009

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The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.<BR><BR>Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--Codependent No More.The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook and Playing It by Heart.
1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Par...
by Thomas Phelan

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

February 02, 2016

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<p><strong>The simplest, most effective parenting program for raising happy, well-behaved children</strong></p><p><strong>• 2016 Mom's Choice Award Winner<br /> • 2016 National Parenting Product Award Winner<br /> • 2016 Family Choice Award Winner</strong></p><p>"<em>1-2-3 Magic</em> <strong>made parenting fun again.</strong>"</p><p>"My three-year-old has become a different little girl, <strong>and she is so much happier now.</strong>"</p><p>"<strong>All I have to say is that the ideas in this book really WORK!</strong> It really is like magic!"</p><p>"Our home has become <strong>a much more positive place.</strong>"</p><p>The sixth edition of the 1.8 million-copy bestseller <em>1-2-3 Magic</em> by internationally acclaimed parenting expert Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. compiles two decades of research and experience into an easy-to-use program designed for parents striving to connect more deeply with their children and help them develop into healthy, capable teenagers and adults. Dr. Phelan breaks down the complex task of parenting into three straightforward steps:</p><p>1. Helping your children learn how to control their emotions and refrain from negative behavior, including tantrums, whining, and sibling rivalry<br /> 2. Encouraging good behavior in your children and providing positive feedback <br /> 3. Strengthening your relationships with your children to reinforce the natural parent-child bond</p><p>You'll find tools to use in virtually every situation, as well as real-life stories from parents who have successfully navigated common parenting challenges such as reluctance to do chores, talking back, and refusing to go to bed or getting up in the middle of the night. For years, millions of parents from all over the world have used the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program to help their children develop emotional intelligence, raise healthier, happier families, and put the fun back into parenting.</p><p>Along with other highly-respected parenting classics such as <em>How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</em>, <em>Parenting with Love and Logic</em>, <em>The 5 Love Languages of Children</em>, <em>No Drama Discipline</em>, and <em>The Whole Brain Child</em>, <em>1-2-3 Magic</em> is an essential tool for parents hoping to connect more deeply with their children.</p>
We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter
by Celeste Headlee

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<p><strong>“WE NEED TO TALK.”</strong></p><p><strong>In this urgent and insightful book, public radio journalist Celeste Headlee shows us how to bridge what divides us--by having real conversations</strong></p><p>BASED ON THE TED TALK WITH OVER 10 MILLION VIEWS</p><p><em>“We Need to Talk </em>is an important read for a conversationally-challenged, disconnected age. Headlee is a talented, honest storyteller, and her advice has helped me become a better spouse, friend, and mother.”  (Jessica Lahey, author of <em>New York Times</em> bestseller <em>The Gift of Failure</em>)</p><p>Today most of us communicate from behind electronic screens, and studies show that Americans feel less connected and more divided than ever before. The blame for some of this disconnect can be attributed to our political landscape, but the erosion of our conversational skills as a society lies with us as individuals. </p><p>And the only way forward, says Headlee, is to start talking to each other. In <em>We Need to Talk</em>, she outlines the strategies that have made her a better conversationalist—and offers simple tools that can improve anyone’s communication. For example: </p><UL type=disc><li>BE THERE OR GO ELSEWHERE. Human beings are incapable of multitasking, and this is especially true of tasks that involve language. Think you can type up a few emails while on a business call, or hold a conversation with your child while texting your spouse? Think again.</li><li>CHECK YOUR BIAS. The belief that your intelligence protects you from erroneous assumptions can end up making you more vulnerable to them. We all have blind spots that affect the way we view others. Check your bias before you judge someone else.</li><li>HIDE YOUR PHONE. Don’t just put down your phone, put it away. New research suggests that the mere presence of a cell phone can negatively impact the quality of a conversation. </li></ul><p>Whether you’re struggling to communicate with your kid’s teacher at school, an employee at work, or the people you love the most—Headlee offers smart strategies that can help us all have conversations that matter.</p><p> </p>

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