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Because I Love Her

Because I Love Her by Andrea Richesin

(Adult Nonfiction) - In this profound and poignant collection of deeply personal essays, 34 authors--all mothers and daughters--reflect on the mother-daughter bond. Includes contributions by Karen Joy Fowler, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Susan Wiggs, and others.
Listen To Your Mother

Listen To Your Mother by Amy Imig

(Adult Nonfiction) - Irreverent, thought-provoking, hilarious, and edgy: a collection of personal stories celebrating motherhood, featuring #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jenny Lawson and Jennifer Weiner, and many other notable writers. Listen to Your Mother is a fantastic awakening of why our mothers are important, taking readers on a journey through motherhood in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor.
Look Again

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

(Adult Fiction) - When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a "Have You Seen This Child?" flyer in the mail, her heart stops--the child in the photo is identical to her adopted son, Will. She investigates the story behind the flyer, uncovering clues no one was meant to discover, and when she digs too deep, she risks losing her own life--and that of the son she loves.
My Name Is Lucy Barton

My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

(Adult Fiction) - Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters.
What My Mother Gave Me

What My Mother Gave Me by Elizabeth Benedict

(Adult Nonfiction) - In What My Mother Gave Me, women look at the relationships between mothers and daughters through a new lens: a daughter's story of a gift from her mother that has touched her to the bone and served as a model, a metaphor, or a touchstone in her own life. The contributors of these thirty-one original pieces include Pulitzer Prize winners, perennial bestselling novelists, and celebrated broadcast journalists.
When She Was Gone

When She Was Gone by Gwendolen Gross

(Adult Fiction) - When seventeen-year-old Linsey Hart disappears, her entire neighborhood confronts long-buried secrets and prejudices as her social outcast mother goes door-to-door in search of her missing daughter.