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Laditan, Bunmi

Summary: There are good moms and bad moms, and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic, and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably. When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the 'Motherhood Better' bootcamp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mira Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION LAD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Laditan 2017

Hepworth, Sally

Summary: Small, perfect towns often hold the deepest secrets. Such is the case for Essie and her family. When a new woman moves next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity in this neighbourhood. As the two women grow closer and Essie's friends disapprove, it starts to become clear that Isabelle's choice of neighbourhood was no accident. And that her presence might bring even more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Hepworth 2018

Alam, Rumaan

Summary: "That Kind of Mother dives deep into big questions about parenthood, adoption, and race: Is mothering something learned, or that you're born to? How far can good intentions stretch? And most of all, can love can really overcome the boundaries of race and class? With his unerring eye for nuance and unsparing sense of irony, Rumaan Alam's second novel is both heartfelt and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALA

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALA

Denton, Lauren K.

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: When Hurricane Ingrid aims a steady eye at the Alabama coast, Jenna must make a decision that will change her family's future, even as Betsy and Ty try to protect their beloved farm and their hearts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION DEN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Denton 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P DEN

Zumas, Leni

Summary: In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC ZUM

Alam, Rumaan

Summary: Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. So she reaches out to a lady that offered help at the hospital. Priscilla's presence quickly does as much to shake up her life as it does to stabilize her life. When Priscilla dies in childbirth, Rebecca steps up to adopt the baby. But she is unprepared for what it means to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC ALA

Howard, Linda

Summary: "Sarah Harper had loved Rome Matthews silently for years. She'd seen him marry her best friend, then lose his wife and sons in a tragic accident. Years later, when he turned to her for comfort and made her his wife, Sarah felt her world was at last complete. Only one thing could have made her happier: to have Rome's baby. But that was denied to her, because Rome dared not risk losing another...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOW

Bechrakis Serhant, Emilia

Summary: "In this picture book, illustrated by the #1 New York Times bestselling artist of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, families of different shapes, colors, and sizes must cross deserts, navigate rough seasons, and climb mountains--all to find their miracle babies. Emilia's story reminds us that, despite the challenges and complications often thrown our way, hope will always prevail. To the Moon...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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Woods, Sherryl

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Summary: Helen Decatur spent a lifetime setting goalsgetting through college and law school, opening her own practice, becoming financially secure and establishing herself as one of the most highly respected matrimonial attorneys in the state of South Carolina. Achieving those goals was a breeze compared to the one she's faced with now. The most drivenand cynicalof the Sweet Magnolias, Helen is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mira 2015

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Johnson, Nancy

Summary: It's 2008, and the rise of Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. In Chicago, Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man. He's eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She has never gotten over the baby she gave birth to, and abandoned, when she was a teenager. She had promised her family she'd never look back, but Ruth knows that to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Howard, Rachel

Summary: What is the cost of motherhood? When The Risk of Us opens, we meet a forty-something woman who deeply wants to become a mother. The path that opens up to her and her husband takes them through the foster care system, with the goal of adoption. And when seven-year-old Maresa--with inch-deep dimples and a voice that can beam to the moon--comes into their lives, their hearts fill with love. But...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC HOW

Quintana, Pilar

Summary: "In Colombia's brutal jungle, childless Damaris develops an intense and ultimately doomed relationship with an orphaned puppy. Colombia's Pacific coast, where everyday life entails warding off the brutal forces of nature. In this constant struggle, nothing is taken for granted. Damaris lives with her fisherman husband in a shack on a bluff overlooking the sea. Childless and at that age 'when...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Editions 2020

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Stivers, Carole

Summary: "In this mind-bending debut novel, Carole Stivers explores what it means to be a mother in a world that is more chilling and precarious than ever. It is 2049. When a U.S. attempt at stealth biowarfare goes awry, a team of scientists is engaged to ensure human survival on earth. Their best efforts fail, and they must turn to their last resort: a plan to place genetically engineered children...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STI

Cohen, Julie

Summary: "After years of watching her best friends Ben and Claire try for a baby, Romily has offered to give them the one thing that they want most. Romily expects it will be easy to be a surrogate. She's already a single mother, and she has no desire for any more children. But Romily isn't prepared for the overwhelming feelings that have taken hold of her and which threaten to ruin her friendship with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION COH

Stimson, Tess.

Summary: Claire mastered the business world-- how hard can motherhood be? She's sworn she won't have her children raised by nannies the way she was-- until she winds up with twins! Will bringing pretty, young, hyperefficient Jenna into the house change things? Why is Claire's husband, Marc, becoming distant and secretive?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STI

Scottoline, Lisa.

Summary: When she suspects that her daughter is being bullied at school, Susan Pressman volunteers in the school cafeteria to keep an eye on things. She soon realizes that it is true when Amanda, the school bully, sends Melly crying to the bathroom. Before she can comfort her daughter, an explosion rips through the kitchen, forcing Susan to rescue Amanda. But when Amanda inexplicably goes back into the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Audio 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC SCO

Sullivan, J. Courtney

Summary: Elisabeth, an accomplished journalist and new mother, is struggling to adjust to life in a small town after twenty years in New York City. Alone in the new house with their infant son all day and night, she feels uneasy, adrift. She neglects her work, losing untold hours to her Brooklyn moms' Facebook group, her 'influencer' sister's Instagram feed, and text chains with the best friend she...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2020

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC SUL

Thomson, Lorrie

Summary: When the young woman she considers like a daughter returns to Hidden Harbor with a secret heartbreak, Katherine Lamontagne does not know how to reach out to her, until a stranger in town spurs the two women toward healing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Tho

Hendrix, Grady

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Patricia Campbell had always planned for a big life, but after giving up her career as a nurse to marry an ambitious doctor and become a mother, Patricia's life has never felt smaller. The days are long, her kids are ungrateful, her husband is distant, and her to-do list is never really done. The one thing she has to look forward to is her book club, a group of Charleston mothers united only...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quirk Books 2020

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Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.)

Summary: "An unputdownable gothic novel following a young woman who is determined to make it as a singer in America-no matter the cost. Renowned for her singing across the English countryside, Emma is tired of performing only in pubs and at church services. She's determined to leave her misty hometown for the dazzling streets of New York City. She'll become a Broadway star, or die trying. Her father,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2020

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC AND

O'Farrell, Maggie

Summary: A spell-binding novel of two women connected across fifty years by art, love, betrayals, secrets, and motherhood.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio Inc 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC O'FA

Sekaran, Shanthi

Summary: "A heart-wrenching novel that gives voice to two mothers: a young undocumented Mexican woman and an Indian-American wife whose love for one lucky boy will bind their fates together Solimar Castro-Valdez is eighteen and drunk on optimism when she embarkson a perilous journey across the US/Mexican border. Weeks later she arrives on her cousin's doorstep in Berkeley, CA, dazed by first love found...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2016

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: FIC SEK
1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SEK

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SEK

Kennedy, Douglas

Summary: Jane Howard is a professor in Boston, in love with a brilliant, erratic man named Theo, and she becomes pregnant. Motherhood turns out to be a great welcome surprise--but when a devastating turn of events tears her existence apart she has no choice but to flee all she knows and leave the world. Just when she has renounced life itself, the disappearance of a young girl pulls her back from the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Paperback 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Frank, Michael

Summary: Costanza Ansaldo, a half-Italian and half-American translator, is convinced that she has made peace with her childlessness. A year after the death of her husband, an eminent writer, she returns to the pensione in Florence where she spent many happy times in her youth, and there she meets, first, Andrew Weissman, an acutely sensitive seventeen-year-old, and, soon afterward, his father, Henry...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRA

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