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The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Title The Mothers
Author Brit Bennett
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2016-10-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780399184536
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught.” –The New York Times Book Review "Fantastic… a book that feels alive on the page." –The Washington Post From the New York-Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Half, the beloved novel about young love and a big secret in a small community. 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.

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Title The Mothers
Author Brit Bennett
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2019-05-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780349701486
Language English, Spanish, and French
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THE MOTHERS is a dazzling debut about young love, a big secret in a small community and the moments that haunt us most. 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's 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 manoeuvre and dogged by the constant, nagging question: what if they had chosen differently? In entrancing, lyrical prose, THE MOTHERS asks whether a 'what if' can be more powerful than an experience itself.

The Three Mothers by Anna Malaika Tubbs

Title The Three Mothers
Author Anna Malaika Tubbs
Publisher Flatiron Books
Release Date 2021-02-02
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781250756114
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Tubbs' connection to these women is palpable on the page — as both a mother and a scholar of the impact Black motherhood has had on America. Through Tubbs' writing, Berdis, Alberta, and Louise's stories sing. Theirs is a history forgotten that begs to be told, and Tubbs tells it brilliantly." — Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James, about Alberta King's son Martin Luther, and Louise Little's son Malcolm. But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them. In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood by telling the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal heroes. A New York Times Bestsellers Editors' Choice An Amazon Editor's Pick for February One of theSkimm's "16 Essential Books to Read This Black History Month" One of Fortune Magazine's "21 Books to Look Forward to in 2021!" One of Badass Women's Bookclub picks for "Badass Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2021!" One of Working Mother Magazine's "21 Best Books of 2021 for Working Moms" One of Ms. Magazine's "Most Anticipated Reads for the Rest of Us 2021" One of Bustle's "11 Nonfiction Books To Read For Black History Month — All Written By Women" One of SheReads.com's "Most anticipated nonfiction books of 2021" Berdis Baldwin, Alberta King, and Louise Little were all born at the beginning of the 20th century and forced to contend with the prejudices of Jim Crow as Black women. These three extraordinary women passed their knowledge to their children with the hope of helping them to survive in a society that would deny their humanity from the very beginning—from Louise teaching her children about their activist roots, to Berdis encouraging James to express himself through writing, to Alberta basing all of her lessons in faith and social justice. These women used their strength and motherhood to push their children toward greatness, all with a conviction that every human being deserves dignity and respect despite the rampant discrimination they faced. These three mothers taught resistance and a fundamental belief in the worth of Black people to their sons, even when these beliefs flew in the face of America’s racist practices and led to ramifications for all three families’ safety. The fight for equal justice and dignity came above all else for the three mothers. These women, their similarities and differences, as individuals and as mothers, represent a piece of history left untold and a celebration of Black motherhood long overdue.

The Mothers by Genevieve Gannon

Title The Mothers
Author Genevieve Gannon
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Release Date 2020-01-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781760873165
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Two couples. One baby. An unimaginable choice. What if the baby you gave birth to belonged to someone else? Grace and Dan Arden are in their forties and have been on the IVF treadmill since the day they got married. Six attempts have yielded no results and with each failure a little piece of their hope dies. Priya Laghari and her husband Nick Archer are being treated at the same fertility clinic, and while they don't face the same time pressure as the Ardens, the younger couple have their own problems. Priya is booked for her next IVF cycle the same day that Grace goes in for her final, last-chance embryo transfer. Two weeks later, both women get their results. A year on, angry and heartbroken, one of the women learns her embryo was implanted in the other's uterus and must make a devastating choice: live a childless life knowing her son is being raised by strangers or seek custody of a baby who has been nurtured and loved by another couple. 'The Mothers beautifully captures the desperation for a baby and the emotional roller-coaster of IVF . . . In the style of Jodi Picoult, it's impossible to choose sides. These characters and their heart-wrenching dilemma will follow you off the page and have you asking what would you do? An intriguing, thought-provoking novel.' - Petronella McGovern, bestselling author of Six Minutes 'Engagingly and unflinchingly told, Gannon's new novel, The Mothers, is the story of every parent's worst nightmare. It is that novel that makes you muse on the most difficult of questions ... What makes a mother? And can you ever un-become one? Like all my favourite books, The Mothers is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, and it leaves you with a lot to think about after you turn the final page. I sobbed my way through this wonderful book.' - Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Mother-in-Law

The Mothers by Sarah J. Naughton

Title The Mothers
Author Sarah J. Naughton
Publisher Orion
Release Date 2020-01-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781409184614
Language English, Spanish, and French
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FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Dazzlingly inventive' Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month 'A meticulously plotted exploration of friendship, foe-ship and the lies that bind, which builds to a gripping and powerful conclusion' Cara Hunter ********** FIVE WOMEN. They meet at their NCT Group. The only thing they have in common is they're all pregnant. FIVE SECRETS. Three years later, they are all good friends. Aren't they? ONE MISSING HUSBAND. Now the police have come knocking. Someone knows something. THE TROUBLE WITH SECRETS IS THAT SOMEONE ALWAYS TELLS... ********** 'The perfect dose of thrills and suspense, this will keep you engrossed to the very end' Heat 'Original and stylish... will keep you guessing to the last page' Sharon Bolton For fans of Big Little Lies, The Rumour and I Invited Her In, this is first class psychological suspense from the critically acclaimed Sarah J Naughton.

The Mothers by Jennifer Gilmore

Title The Mothers
Author Jennifer Gilmore
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2013-04-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781451697889
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Poignant, raw, and insightful, Jennifer Gilmore’s third novel is an unforgettable story of love, family, and motherhood. With a “voice [that is] at turns wise and barbed with sharp humor” (Vanity Fair), Gilmore lays bare the story of one couple’s ardent desire for a child and their emotional journey through adoption. Jesse and Ramon are a loving couple, but after years spent unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant, they turn to adoption, relieved to think that once they navigate the bureaucratic path to parent-hood they will have a happy ending. But nothing has prepared them for the labyrinthine process—for the many training sessions and approvals; for the constant advice from friends, strangers, and “experts”; for the birthmothers who contact them but don’t ultimately choose them; or even, most shockingly, for the women who call claiming they’ve chosen Jesse and Ramon but who turn out never to have been pregnant in the first place. Jennifer Gilmore’s eloquence about the human heart—its frailties and complexities—and her razor-sharp observations about race, class, culture, and changing family dynamics are spectacularly combined in this powerful novel. Suffused with passion and fury, The Mothers is a taut, gripping, and satisfying book that will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.

Title The Mother of All Pregnancy Books
Author Ann Douglas
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-06-14
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781118056851
Language English, Spanish, and French
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If you're looking for the inside scoop on what it's really like to have a baby, you've come to the right place. This comprehensive guide features a friendly, fresh, and fun approach to the greatest adventure life has to offer. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents and panel of experts, this information is served up with a uniquely Canadian spin. The Mother of All Pregnancy Books is funny, entertaining, and packed with tons of nuts-and-bolts information and presents expectant parents with all the facts on such perennial hot topics as pain relief during labor, episiotomy, and circumcision, empowering them to make informed personal choices. Unique and innovative, this book is packed with helpful tools readers won't find anywhere else, including charts highlighting the risks of using various over-the-counter drug products during pregnancy, tables summarizing the functions of the 10 most important nutrients during pregnancy, lists of the 10 best-and worst-baby products, and much, much more. Featuring a glossary of pregnancy-related terms, a sample birth plan and a set of emergency childbirth procedures, The Mother of All Pregnancy Books isn't afraid to tackle difficult subjects, like infertility, high-risk pregnancy, and pregnancy and infant loss -- topics that most other pregnancy books shy away from. New features include: The Pregnancy Roadmap: a week-by-week; month-by-month; and trimester-by-trimester overview of the key pregnancy milestones and highlights Pregnancy Q & As Baby Gear 101 Your Post-Partum Body And a brand new section called "The Truth About Pregnancy Brain"

The Mothers by Rod Jones

Title The Mothers
Author Rod Jones
Publisher Text Publishing
Release Date 2015-05-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 334
ISBN 9781921961649
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1917, while the world is at war, Alma and her children are living in a sleep-out at the back of Mrs Lovett's house in working-class Footscray. When Alma falls pregnant, her daughter Molly is born in secret. As Molly grows up, there is a man who sometimes follows her on her way to school. Anna meets Neil in 1952 at her parents' shack at Cockatoo. She later enters a Salvation Army home for unmarried mothers, but is determined to keep her baby. Fitzroy, 1975. Student life. Things are different now, aren't they? Cathy and David are living together, determined not to get married. Against the background of the tumultuous events of the sacking of the Whitlam government, a new chapter is added to the family's story. The Mothers is a book about secrets. It interweaves the intimate lives of three generations of Australian women who learn that it's the stories we can't tell that continue to shape us and make us who we are. Rod Jones’s first novel, Julia Paradise (1986), won the fiction award at the 1988 Adelaide Festival, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and was runner-up for the Prix Femina Étranger. It has been translated into ten languages and is now available as a Text Classic. His four other novels, Prince of the Lilies, Billy Sunday, Nightpictures, and Swan Bay, have all either won or been shortlisted for major literary awards. Rod Jones lives near Melbourne. The Mothers is his most recent novel. 'Rod Jones’ The Mothers is beautifully written and deeply poignant. One of the most satisfying Australian novels I’ve read in years.' Alex Miller ‘I was captivated by the humanity and heart of the characters. Rod Jones has created a vivid and compelling world and I cared about everyone in it.’ Toni Jordan ‘With depth and insight, Jones explores maternal-filial love.’ Books & Publishing ‘Quietly moving...If you like Colm Toíbín’s work, I’m sure you will love this book. The Mothers is a terrific achievement for Jones.’ Readings ‘This is a big-hearted novel, and it is an affecting tribute to generations of Australian mothers who have been unjustly treated.’ Saturday Paper ‘[The Mothers] gives us a rich panoply of characters, places, and issues. The overall effect is rather like that of looking through a box of faded photographs, turning each one in the light, hearing something of their story, bringing lost faces and eras to life.’ Australian Book Review ‘Big-hearted...an ambitious work, combining social history set in Melbourne suburbs not yet gentrified, with personal stories of birth, shame and identity.’ Booktopia Buzz 'Jones has done something unexpected. He has uncovered a magnanimity and generosity of spirit that has not been seen in his novels before now...It has more depth and a weight that feels far more like the authentic quick of life.’ Age/SMH/Brisbane Times ‘You will feel this novel in the depths of your being...Jones does not hold back from portraying the suffering and loneliness of these poor women on whom society turned its collective back. It’s an eye-opener for those of us fortunate enough to be born post-1970.’ Good Reading ‘A social history that interrogates motherhood and mothering in a way that I haven’t come across before.’ ANZ LitLovers ‘[Jones] writes with depth and understanding of the joys and angst of taking the plunge into motherhood...It is sad and heart-wrenching at times. Yet, it is beautifully written and while the angst felt for the characters is all to real, their stories are masterfully told.’ Weekly Times

The Mother by Yvvette Edwards

Title The Mother
Author Yvvette Edwards
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release Date 2016-04-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781447294559
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Yvvette Edwards' second novel, The Mother, tells Marcia's story. Today, Marcia is heading to the Old Bailey. She's going there to do something no mother should ever have to do: to attend the trial of the boy accused of her son's murder. She's not meant to be that woman; Ryan, her son, wasn't that kind of boy. But Tyson Manley is that kind of a boy and, as his trial unfolds, it becomes clear that it's his girlfriend Sweetie who has the answers Marcia so badly needs and who can - perhaps - offer Marcia some kind of hope for the future. But Sweetie is as scared of Tyson as Ryan should have been and, as Marcia's learned the hard way, nothing's certain. Not any more. Somehow I am stronger. Where it has come from exactly I cannot say, but it is to do with hope, it is to do with light . . .

The Mother S Promise by Sally Hepworth

Title The Mother s Promise
Author Sally Hepworth
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2017-02-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781466889927
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A poignant and breathtaking novel from the author of The Things We Keep and The Secrets of Midwives. All their lives, Alice Stanhope and her daughter, Zoe, have been a family of two, living quietly in Northern California. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe’s father shrouded in mystery, their team of two works—until it doesn’t. Until Alice gets sick and needs to fight for her life. Desperate to find stability for Zoe, Alice reaches out to two women who are practically strangers but who are her only hope: Kate, a nurse, and Sonja, a social worker. As the four of them come together, a chain of events is set into motion and all four of them must confront their sharpest fears and secrets—secrets about abandonment, abuse, estrangement, and the deepest longing for family. Imbued with heart and humor in even the most dismal moments, The Mother’s Promise is an unforgettable novel about the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters and the new ways in which families are forged. Sally Hepworth novels are "sure to appeal to fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult, and Lisa Genova; book clubs will be lining up." —Library Journal (starred review)

The Mother S Book by Lydia Maria Child

Title The Mother s Book
Author Lydia Maria Child
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1846
Category Child rearing
Total Pages 175
ISBN CORNELL:31924060427279
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Mother of All Baby Books
Author Ann Douglas
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2009-12-17
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 576
ISBN 9780470739327
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Mother of All Baby Books is the instruction manual that Mother Nature forgot to include with the new arrival — a hands-on guide to coping with the joys and challenges of caring for your new baby. It's a totally comprehensive guide that features a non-bossy, fresh, and fun approach to Baby's exciting first year. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents, The Mother of All Baby Books is the ultimate guide to bringing up Baby in the Great White North. The Mother of All Baby Books offers: the straight goods on what it's really like to become a parent a frank discussion of the top ten worries of new parents, presented with a hefty dose of reassurance the facts you need to make up your mind about breastfeeding, circumcision, immunization and other important issues comprehensive answers to all of your baby-related questions — including the ones that have you pacing the floor at 3:00 a.m.! medically reviewed, practical advice on coping with colic, diaper rash, nursing strikes, and other common first-year challenges insider secrets on shopping for baby without going broke a helpful glossary of baby-related terms a directory of Canadian organizations for new parents a list of Internet resources of interest to Canadian parents immunization schedules, baby growth charts, and more

The Mother S Book by Lydia Maria Child

Title The Mother s Book
Author Lydia Maria Child
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1831
Category Child rearing
Total Pages 168
ISBN UCSD:31822042948398
Language English, Spanish, and French
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You Re Mom by Liz Climo

Title You re Mom
Author Liz Climo
Publisher Flatiron Books
Release Date 2020-04-07
Category Humor
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9781250228123
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From international bestselling author Liz Climo comes You're Mom, a hilarious and relatable collection of original comics about motherhood Moms: they are there for us through the good, the bad, the scary, the sticky, and everything in between. They also read us a lot of picture books along the way, and now there’s a picture book just for them. Liz Climo brings her trademark wit and adorable drawings to You're Mom: a funny, honest, and sweet homage to motherhood. Detailing the ups and downs of mothering, along with the many paths to becoming a mom and the different types of motherhood, Climo pairs humorous observations with clever illustrations of baby animals and their mothers. With more than 100 beautiful drawings, You're Mom is a book for the new mom, the seasoned mom, anyone in a mom-like role, or anyone who has ever loved a mom. It’s a thank you to those taking on the challenging role of parenting - and it's also short and sweet, which means you can read it and then hopefully get some sleep!

The Mother S Book by Carolyn M. Byerly

Title The Mother s Book
Author Carolyn M. Byerly
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1992
Category Incest
Total Pages 95
ISBN PSU:000023537859
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Motherhood by Jamila Rizvi

Title The Motherhood
Author Jamila Rizvi
Publisher Penguin Group Australia
Release Date 2018-04-30
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780143783589
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Welcome to The Motherhood, my dear.' After her son was born, Jamila Rizvi felt isolated, exhausted and confused. While desperately in love with her new baby, the world she'd known had disappeared overnight and so had her sense of self. Jamila's salvation came in the form of a letter. A dear friend, Clare Bowditch – who had been there herself – wrote to tell Jamila she would get through this. Her comforting words reassured Jamila that she was seen, that she was supported and that she was not alone. Now Jamila wants to pay it forward to the next generation of new mothers. The Motherhood is a collection of letters from some of Australia’s favourite women, sharing what they wish they’d known about life with a newborn. Coming from writers with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, no two stories are alike – but all are generous, compassionate and deeply honest. As the old adage goes, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ – and it also takes a village to properly support a new mother. Here is your village. These sisters (with babes) in arms are here to share the joy, the fear, the love, the laughter, the tears and the frustration, and to hold your hand in the dark. Together, they will give you the strength and courage to find your feet as a new mum. 'All new mothers need to read this book . . . Bravo to these women who have bravely put themselves out there in the hope that their stories will help new mothers find the strength to push on through.' Bookseller+Publisher

You And I As Mothers by Laura Prepon

Title You and I as Mothers
Author Laura Prepon
Publisher Abrams
Release Date 2020-04-07
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781683358282
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Actress, director, and New York Times bestselling author Laura Prepon’s raw and honest guide to navigating motherhood. When Laura Prepon first became a mother, she barely recognized herself. As someone who always loved being prepared, Prepon felt raw, full of stress, and blindsided. She sought out resources to help navigate this huge life transition, but only found books about childcare with almost nothing on the shelves about momcare. So, Laura decided to write the book she was looking for. You and I, as Mothers: A Raw and Honest Guide to is part memoir, part handbook, as Laura digs into her own unconventional upbringing and investigates how it shaped her as a person and as a mother, with intimate stories and never-before-shared anecdotes brought forth in an effort to understand our collective experience as mothers. The book is packed with practical tips for moms of any age, at any stage of motherhood, such as stress reduction techniques, self-care, protecting one’s partnership, asking for help, and getting a global perspective on maternity, and includes a selection of easy and delicious recipes, from ideas for kids-friendly food, to romantic dinner dates, and batch-cooking favorites that will help any parent feed their family. Laura also interweaves insights and interviews from her “Mom Squad”: an eclectic group of mothers of all ages and professional backgrounds, including a world-renowned survival expert, a top neuroscientist,creator of Orange Is the New Black Jenji Kohan, actress Mila Kunis, author and activist Amber Tamblyn, and chef Daphne Oz—among other inspiring moms, who lend their voices to the much needed conversation of what it means to be a mother. Unfiltered, honest, and insightful, Laura encourages the reader to acknowledge their challenges, embrace their strengths, and celebrate their victories as we navigate the greatest adventure of all: motherhood.

Title You Are the Mother of All Mothers
Author Angela Miller
Publisher Conran Octopus
Release Date 2014
Category Bereavement
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1940014190
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Every loss mama deserves to be reminded she is the mother of all mothers.

On Mother S Lap by Ann Herbert Scott

Title On Mother s Lap
Author Ann Herbert Scott
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 1992
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 0395629764
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A small Eskimo boy discovers that Mother's lap is a very special place with room for everyone.

The Mother S Almanac by Marguerite Kelly

Title The Mother s Almanac
Author Marguerite Kelly
Publisher Main Street Books
Release Date 2013-05-22
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780307833174
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A national bestseller with more than 750,000 copies in print, now revised for the new mothers of the '90s -- the latest findings on health, advice for working mothers, facts about the influence of TV, and more. B & W illustrations throughout.