That Kind of Mother: A Novel

Ecco - She feels profoundly connected to the woman who essentially taught her what it means to be a mother. Named a recommended book of 2018 by:buzzfeed • the boston globe •  the millions • instyle • southern living • vogue • Popsugar • Kirkus • The Washington Post • Library Journal • Real Simple • NPR“With his unerring eye for nuance and unsparing sense of irony, Rumaan Alam’s second novel is both heartfelt and thought-provoking.

Celeste ng, author of little fires everywherefrom the celebrated author of Rich and Pretty, a novel about the families we fight to build and those we fight to keepLike many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process, she reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her any real help—Priscilla Johnson—and begs her to come home with them as her son’s nanny.

That Kind of Mother: A Novel - Priscilla’s presence quickly does as much to shake up Rebecca’s perception of the world as it does to stabilize her life. Rebecca is white, and through their relationship, for the first time, and Priscilla is black, Rebecca finds herself confronting, the blind spots of her own privilege. When priscilla dies unexpectedly in childbirth, Rebecca steps forward to adopt the baby.

But she is unprepared for what it means to be a white mother with a black son. As she soon learns, navigating motherhood for her is a matter of learning how to raise two children whom she loves with equal ferocity, but whom the world is determined to treat differently.





The Cast: A Novel

SparkPress - Twenty-five years ago, a group of ninth graders produced a Saturday Night Live–style videotape to cheer up their ailing friend. Through humor, and the alternating perspectives of five characters, and the immeasurable value of deep, drama, The Cast explores the power of forgiveness, the importance of authenticity, enduring friendships to buoy us when life plays out differently than expected.

The happy holiday card facades everyone’s been hiding behind quickly crumble and give way to an unforgettable three days filled with complex moral dilemmas and life-altering choices. The show’s running time was only ninety minutes, and the group—Jordana, but it had a lasting impact: Becca laughed her way through recovery, Seth, Holly, and Lex—became her supporting cast for life.

The Cast: A Novel - On the silver anniversary of becca night Live, the friends reunite over the Fourth of July to celebrate Becca’s good health—but nothing goes as planned.





Sophie Last Seen

Red Adept Publishing, LLC - A mother's psyche edges toward madness as she tries to solve the puzzle of her daughter's disappearance. Her mother, haunted by memories of her intense and difficult child, is left in a self-destructive limbo, Jesse, who was obsessed with birds. I loved it. Alison gaylin, usa today bestselling author of "If I Die Tonight" Six years ago, ten-year-old Sophie Albright disappeared from a shopping mall.

. A gripping tale of heartbreak and eternal hope. Beth hoffman, sophie last seen is a touching story of love, mysterious, author of the NYT Bestseller "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt" "Unique, and thoroughly absorbing, loss and survival. Trapped in her grief and guilt, jesse stumbles through her workdays at a bookstore and spends her off hours poring over Sophie’s bird journals or haunting the mall to search for the face of her missing child.

Sophie Last Seen - When star silverman, jesse is uncomfortable around the sarcastic teen, Sophie’s best friend, starts working at the bookstore, who is a constant reminder of her daughter. But star has secrets of her own, and her childhood memories could be the key to solving Sophie’s disappearance. With help from star and kentucky “tuck” Barnes, Jesse may finally get some closure, a private detective on the trail of another missing girl, one way or the other.





The Dry Grass of August

Kensington - Bright and curious, jubie takes note of the anti-integration signs they pass, and of the racial tension that builds as they journey further south. For as long as jubie can remember, compensating for her father’s rages and her mother’s benign neglect, Mary has been there—cooking, cleaning, and loving Jubie unconditionally.

On a scorching day in august 1954, thirteen-year-old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family for a Florida vacation. Infused with the intensity of a changing time, heartbreak, here is a story of hope, and the love and courage that can transform us—from child to adult, from wounded to indomitable.

. Mayhew keeps the story taut, thoughtful and complex, elevating it from the throng of coming-of-age books. Publishers weekly   “beautifully written, an urgent plot, with complex characters, and an ending so shocking and real it had me in tears. Eleanor brown, new york times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters   “A must-read for fans of The Help.

The Dry Grass of August - Woman’s World. Now, in the wake of tragedy, jubie must confront her parents’ failings and limitations, decide where her own convictions lie, and make the tumultuous leap to independence . Crammed into the packard along with Jubie are her three siblings, her mother, and the family’s black maid, Mary Luther.





Flying at Night

Berkley - An emotionally charged debut novel of a family on the brink--an autistic child, his determined mother, and her distant father--who learn that when your world changes, you find out who you really are. But at home, he was a controlling and overbearing presence in her life, raining emotional and verbal abuse upon the entire family.

It's no surprise, piper has poured all of her energy into creating a warm and loving home for her own family, then, that as an adult, while catering to her son Fred's ever-growing idiosyncrasies. Then lance has a heart attack, leaving him with a brain injury--and dependent upon Piper for his care--just before tests confirm Piper's suspicions that Fred is on the autism spectrum.

Flying at Night - A powerful and extraordinary novel, trying to find his place in a world that doesn't quite understand him; to Lance, who, for better and worse; and to Piper, Flying at Night gives voice to Fred, while desperately trying to navigate the shifting landscape around her, who's lost what made him the man he was, watches as her son and father start to connect--in the most miraculous ways.

. While she was growing up, lance "the Silver Eagle" Whitman, Piper's father, became a national hero piloting a plane through an emergency landing.





The Dogma of Rufus: A Canine Guide to Eating, Sleeping, Digging, Slobbering, Scratching, and Surviving with Humans

Skyhorse - These new human-folk are trying to “teach” you things, like sitting or not ripping apart their fun-looking shoes, and you might start to think you should try to “obey. But i know better; i’ve been around the block and peed on most parts of it. Ok, back now. Like dog beds; your human might try to force you to sleep in one of these, but with my sly techniques I can show you how to weasel your way into their clean, fresh-smelling king-sized bed, or even stretch yourself out and have it all to yourself.

Anyway, to survive in this world filled with brown-clad fools delivering packages and leashes, you need my guide to show you what’s what in this dog-eat-dog world of ours. Gotta check this out. Those imbeciles might think they are your owner, and why - biting—ask questions later - welcoming guests—try not to hyperventilate - And much more! Communicating with humans can be difficult, as they are not very smart, where, but they give you things and throw you balls, but you’ll show them who really owns who armed with knowledge on these subjects: - Advanced barking—how loud and annoying can you go? - Cars—catch your Moby Dick - Licking—what, when, so you might as well try to amuse them.

The Dogma of Rufus: A Canine Guide to Eating, Sleeping, Digging, Slobbering, Scratching, and Surviving with Humans - So, you’ve been ripped out from your mother’s paws and taken in by a strange family of humans that has kids who insist on flapping your floppy ears and dressing you up like a ladybug. Puppies like you need my—wait, somebody just walked in with a hamburger.





Fly Away Home: A Novel

Open Road Media - After a cross-country tour promoting her latest cookbook, Daria Walker is ready to return to her beautiful home in an affluent Boston suburb and her beloved husband, Ross, a prominent attorney whose rough-hewn good looks have never stopped charming her. When a boy dies tragically and a scandal erupts involving a mercenary slumlord, Daria is outraged along with the rest of the city.

But when she arrives, he blindsides her by announcing he wants a divorce.  . From the new york times–bestselling author of woman on the edge of time, her relationships, Fly Away Home is the story of a woman forced to question her values, and herself—“a tale of love, and revenge set against a backdrop of sterile suburbs, betrayal, confrontational politics and the evils of gentrification” The New York Times.

Fly Away Home: A Novel - A new york times notable book: a woman learns the truth about her husband’s deceptions in this “superb” novel by the bestselling author of Gone to Soldiers Boston Herald. Surprised and devastated, daria suspects he may be having an affair, but the reality is far worse and will tear apart the illusion of her perfectly happy family.

But when she learns that ross may have a connection to the case, she sets out on a journey to discover the truth—a quest that will cast a shadow over the comfortable life she once enjoyed.





Magnolia Wednesdays

Berkley - As she digs up her long buried roots, she starts to wonder if life inside the picket fence is really so bad after all. From the usa today bestselling author of My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding comes a wonderfully entertaining book about what to do when life comes at you full swing. At forty-one, vivian Armstrong Gray's life as an investigative journalist is crumbling.

. Humiliated after taking a bullet in her backside during an exposé, Vivi learns that she's pregnant, jobless, and very hormonal. This explains why she says 'yes' to a dreadful job covering suburban living back home in Georgia, a column she must write incognito. Down south, it's her sister's ballroom dance studio that becomes her undercover spot where she learns about the local life-and where unexpected friendships develop.





Once a Midwife: A Hope River Novel

William Morrow Paperbacks - And with need greater than ever, stalwart neighbors, like Bitsy, who has returned to Hope River, she must also keep her practice running during this tumultuous time…relying on generous friends, and her own indomitable strength to see them all through. Daniel is a patriot—but he saw too much bloodshed during the First World War, and has vowed never to take up arms again.

. But though the great depression is behind them, troubles are not, for Europe is at war…and it can only be a matter of time before the U. S. Enters the fray. And while some are eager to join the fight, Patience’s husband, Daniel, is not. His stance leaves patience and their four children vulnerable—to the neighbors who might judge them, and to the government, who imprison Daniel for his beliefs.

Once a Midwife: A Hope River Novel - Patience must support their family and fight for her husband’s release despite her own misgivings. It's "call the Midwife" set in the U. S. Homefront during World War II. If you loved patricia harman's midwife of hope river you'll love Once a Midwife!  The women of Hope River trust midwife Patience Hester, whose skill in delivering babies is known for miles around.





Before I Let You Go

Graydon House - Call is the first time Lexie Vidler has heard her sister’s voice in years. Lexie has always bailed annie out, given her money, a place to sleep, sent her to every kind of rehab. She’s in danger of losing her job, and her fiancé only has so much patience for Annie’s drama. Annie is a drug addict, a thief, a liar—and in trouble, again.

Before i let you Go is a heartbreaking book about an impossible decision. Kelly rimmer writes with wisdom and compassion about the relationships between sisters, mother and daughter…. Above all, this is a novel about the deepest love possible. Luanne rice, new york Times bestselling authorThe 2:00 a. M. In court-ordered rehab, annie attempts to halt her downward spiral by confronting long-buried secrets from the sisters’ childhoods, ghosts that Lexie doesn’t want to face.

Before I Let You Go - She captures the anguish of addiction, the agonizing conflict between an addict’s best and worst selves. But this time, she’s not just strung out—she’s pregnant and in premature labor. If she goes to the hospital, she’ll lose custody of her baby—maybe even go to prison. But will the journey heal annie, or lead her down a darker path? Both candid and compassionate, Before I Let You Go explores a hotly divisive topic and asks how far the ties of family love can be stretched before they finally break.

But the alternative is unthinkable.





Missing Pieces

Agora Books - It’s such a good book. What did they keep from her? What happened that couldn’t be fixed?A devastating mistake, a lifetime of consequences. And she doesn’t want to have this baby. An author to watch. Audrelyn, netgalley Reviewer‘A beautifully crafted debut novel. Rachael, smart lit Reviews'One of the most moving books of the year.

Lucille, netgalley reviewer'has to be the best book I've ever read and believe me I've read quite a few. Sally, amazon Reviewer. Before she brings another Sadler into the world, Bea needs to know what happened twenty-five years ago. A gripping, devastating, heart-stealing read. Tamsin greywhat if the one thing that kept you together was breaking you apart?All Linda wants to do is sleep.

Missing Pieces - Beautifully written and surprisingly life-affirming. Sarah pinborough'A convincing, patient portrait of loss - beautifully written. Fiona mitchell‘elegant, honest and breathtakingly beautiful, Missing Pieces is an impressive and raw portrayal of how one tragedy affects an entire family. Christina McDonald'Missing Pieces is fabulous.

Jane shemilt'A stunning story of loss and survival. Before their family was torn apart, before the blame was placed.