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Slaughter, Anne-Marie

Summary: "When Anne-Marie Slaughter accepted her dream job as the first female director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department in 2009, she was confident she could juggle the demands of her position in Washington, D.C., with the responsibilities of her family life in suburban New Jersey. Her husband and two young sons encouraged her to pursue the job; she had a tremendously supportive boss,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.4209 SLA

Grose, Jessica

Summary: "In this timely and necessary book, New York Times opinion writer Jessica Grose dismantles two hundred years of unrealistic parenting expectations and empowers today's mothers to make choices that actually serve themselves, their children, and their communities"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2022

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Lenz, Lyz

Summary: "The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, a rate that is increasing, even as infant mortality rates decrease. Meanwhile, the right-wing assault on reproductive rights and bodily autonomy has also escalated. We can already glimpse a reality where embryos and fetuses have more rights than the people gestating them, and even women who aren't pregnant are seen first...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.874 LEN

Kelly, Mary Louise

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "The time for do-overs is over. Ever since she became a parent, Mary Louise Kelly has said "next year." Next year will be the year she makes it to her son James's soccer games (which are on weekdays at 4 p.m., right when she is on the air on NPR's All Things Considered, talking to millions of listeners). Drive carpool for her son Alexander? Not if she wants to do that story about Ukraine and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KELLY, MARY LOUISE KEL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B KELLY KEL

Sisson, Gretchen E.

Summary: "A powerful decade-long study of adoption in the age of Roe, revealing the grief of the American mothers for whom the choice to parent was never real Adoption has always been viewed as a beloved institution for building families, as well as a mutually agreeable common ground in the abortion debate, but little attention has been paid to the lives of mothers who relinquish infants for private...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2024

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Westervelt, Amy

Summary: Examines the history of American ideas about motherhood, how those ideas have impacted all women whether or not they have children, and calls for changes in workplace policies, cultural norms, and personal attitudes about motherhood.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.874 WES

Garbes, Angela

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Summary: "From the acclaimed author of Like a Mother comes an investigation into the current state of caregiving in America and an exploration of motherhood as a means of social change"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Wave 2022

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Spelling, Tori

Summary: The author of the "New York Times"-bestselling memoir "sTORI Telling" shows readers that she has much more to say--and stories to share--in her latest work that chronicles her adventures as the mother of two small children.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.45 SPE

Finck, Liana

Summary: "How do you know if you're ready to have a baby? How do you know if you might be pregnant? And how do you deal with peeing all the time and being hungry all the time and fielding well-meaning but kind of insulting advice and finding a doula and being dropped by your old friends and learning why it's called mom brain and not dad brain and spending half your life on hold with your insurance...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2024

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 FIN

Roberts, Keiler

Summary: "Keiler Roberts mines the passing moments of family life to deliver an affecting and funny account of what it means to simultaneously exist as a mother, daughter, wife, and artist. Drawn in an unassuming yet charming staccato that mimics the awkward rhythm of life, no one's foibles are left unspared, most often the author's own....Roberts can get lost in the rewarding melodrama of playing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2021

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 ROB

Corrigan, Kelly

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond--sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine--between mothers and daughters. When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as "Your father's the glitter but I'm the glue." This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CORRIGAN, KELLY COR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 994.4 COR

Erdrich, Louise.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 ERD

Dederer, Claire

Summary: "From the New York Times best-selling author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, a ferocious, sexy, hilarious memoir about going off the rails at midlife and trying to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become. Claire Dederer isa happily married mother of two, ages nine and twelve, when she suddenly finds herself totally despondent and, simultaneously, suffering...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DEDERER, CLAIRE DED

Thomas, William G.

Summary: The story of the longest and most complex legal challenge to slavery in American history, in which a number of enslaved families challenged their bondage in court.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 THO

Neff, James

Summary: In a book based on newly released documents, the author sheds a new light on the historic battle between U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa during the Senate Rackets Committee hearings and beyond during 1957 to 1964.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.921 NEF

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