What I Told My Daughter

What I Told My Daughter
Author: Nina Tassler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 1476734682
ISBN 13: 9781476734682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What I Told My Daughter Book Review:

A "diverse group of women--from Madeleine Albright to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Dr. Susan Love to Whoopi Goldberg and more...reflect on the best advice and counsel they have given their daughters either by example, throughout their lives, or in character-building, teachable moments between parent and child"--Book jacket.

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter
Author: Pearl Cleage
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1451664699
ISBN 13: 9781451664690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter Book Review:

The award-winning author of What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day reminisces on the art of balancing family, politics and a writing career during her pre-fame years in the 1970s and 1980s, tracing her rise from a small-time columnist and her friendships with such notables as Richard Pryor, Avery Brooks and Jesse Jackson.

Call Your Daughter Home

Call Your Daughter Home
Author: Deb Spera
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN 10: 1488095442
ISBN 13: 9781488095443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call Your Daughter Home Book Review:

Amazon July Best of the Month Pick “Like Jill McCorkle and Sue Monk Kidd, Spera probes the comfort and strength women find in their own company.”— O Magazine For readers of Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing and Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, this extraordinary historical debut novel follows three fierce Southern women in an unforgettable story of motherhood and womanhood. It’s 1924 in Branchville, South Carolina and three women have come to a crossroads. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters. Retta, a first-generation freed slave, comes to Gertrude’s aid by watching her children, despite the gossip it causes in her community. Annie, the matriarch of the influential Coles family, offers Gertrude employment at her sewing circle, while facing problems of her own at home. These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together. Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta, and Annie, Call Your Daughter Home is an emotional, timeless story about the power of family, community, and ferocity of motherhood. “A mesmerizing Southern tale...Authentic, gripping, a page-turner, yet also a novel filled with language that begs to be savored.”— Lisa Wingate, New York Times Bestselling Author of Before We Were Yours “Deb Spera is a master of voice, a master of deep-diving access to the roiling depths of human identity...An exhilarating and important book.” — Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Letter to My Daughter

Letter to My Daughter
Author: Maya Angelou
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-09-23
ISBN 10: 1588367517
ISBN 13: 9781588367518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letter to My Daughter Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou shares her path to living well and with meaning in this absorbing book of personal essays. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward, six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a “lifelong endeavor,” or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice–Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family. Like the rest of her remarkable work, Letter to My Daughter entertains and teaches; it is a book to cherish, savor, re-read, and share. “I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish speaking, Native Americans and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.”—from Letter to My Daughter

Not Without My Daughter

Not Without My Daughter
Author: Betty Mahmoody,William Hoffer
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2004-05-07
ISBN 10: 0552152161
ISBN 13: 9780552152167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not Without My Daughter Book Review:

"An Iranian doctor living in America with his American wife Betty and their child Mahtob wants to see his homeland again. He convinces his wife to take a short holiday there with him and Mahtob. Betty is reluctant, as Iran is not a pleasant place, especially if you are American and female. Upon arrival in Iran, it appears that her worst fears are realized: Moody declares that they will be living there from now on. Betty is determined to escape from Iran, but taking her daughter with her presents a larger problem."

The Dream Daughter

The Dream Daughter
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1250087325
ISBN 13: 9781250087324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream Daughter Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a thrilling, mind-bending novel about one mother's journey to save her child. When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam war, receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and she is told that nothing can be done to help her child. But her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, tells her that perhaps there is a way to save her baby. What he suggests is something that will shatter every preconceived notion that Carly has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. Something that will mean an unimaginable leap of faith on Carly's part. And all for the love of her unborn child. The Dream Daughter is a rich, genre-spanning, breathtaking novel about one mother's quest to save her child, unite her family, and believe in the unbelievable. Diane Chamberlain pushes the boundaries of faith and science to deliver a novel that you will never forget. Praise for The Dream Daughter: "Chamberlain writes with supernatural gifts...fate, destiny, chance and hope combine for a heady and breathless wonder of a read." —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale "Can a story be both mind-bending and heartfelt? In Diane Chamberlain’s hands, it can. The Dream Daughter will hold readers in anxious suspense until the last satisfying page." —Therese Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of Z

Stories I Told My Daughter

Stories I Told My Daughter
Author: Prameela Ethiraj
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2018-09-05
ISBN 10: 1644292149
ISBN 13: 9781644292143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories I Told My Daughter Book Review:

He drinks poison He begs He competes with his wife He becomes a guru to his wife He becomes a student of his son He reduces the god of love to ashes He reduces three entire cities to ashes He saves a devotee from death He runs from a devotee He is a half man-half woman He is the endless column of fire This book is a collection of short stories about Lord Shiva. Each story is followed by a short discussion, an analysis-of-sorts, where the author reflects on life lessons that can be learnt from Lord Shiva’s stories. Read and get valuable takeaways from each story.

You re Wearing That

You re Wearing That
Author: Deborah Tannen
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-01-24
ISBN 10: 1588365212
ISBN 13: 9781588365217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You re Wearing That Book Review:

Deborah Tannen's #1 New York Times bestseller You Just Don’t Understand revolutionized communication between women and men. Now, in her most provocative and engaging book to date, she takes on what is potentially the most fraught and passionate connection of women’s lives: the mother-daughter relationship. It was Tannen who first showed us that men and women speak different languages. Mothers and daughters speak the same language–but still often misunderstand each other, as they struggle to find the right balance between closeness and independence. Both mothers and daughters want to be seen for who they are, but tend to see the other as falling short of who she should be. Each overestimates the other’s power and underestimates her own. Why do daughters complain that their mothers always criticize, while mothers feel hurt that their daughters shut them out? Why do mothers and daughters critique each other on the Big Three–hair, clothes, and weight–while longing for approval and understanding? And why do they scrutinize each other for reflections of themselves? Deborah Tannen answers these and many other questions as she explains why a remark that would be harmless coming from anyone else can cause an explosion when it comes from your mother or your daughter. She examines every aspect of this complex dynamic, from the dark side that can shadow a woman throughout her life, to the new technologies like e-mail and instant messaging that are transforming mother-daughter communication. Most important, she helps mothers and daughters understand each other, the key to improving their relationship. With groundbreaking insights, pitch-perfect dialogues, and deeply moving memories of her own mother, Tannen untangles the knots daughters and mothers can get tied up in. Readers will appreciate Tannen’s humor as they see themselves on every page and come away with real hope for breaking down barriers and opening new lines of communication. Eye-opening and heartfelt, You’re Wearing That? illuminates and enriches one of the most important relationships in our lives. “Tannen analyzes and decodes scores of conversations between moms and daughters. These exchanges are so real they can make you squirm as you relive the last fraught conversation you had with your own mother or daughter. But Tannen doesn't just point out the pitfalls of the mother-daughter relationship, she also provides guidance for changing the conversations (or the way that we feel about the conversations) before they degenerate into what Tannen calls a mutually aggravating spiral, a "self-perpetuating cycle of escalating responses that become provocations." – The San Francisco Chronicle

I ve Been Meaning to Tell You

I ve Been Meaning to Tell You
Author: David Chariandy
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-05-29
ISBN 10: 0771018088
ISBN 13: 9780771018084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I ve Been Meaning to Tell You Book Review:

In the tradition of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, acclaimed novelist David Chariandy's latest is an intimate and profoundly beautiful meditation on the politics of race today. When a moment of quietly ignored bigotry prompted his three-year-old daughter to ask "what happened?" David Chariandy began wondering how to discuss with his children the politics of race. A decade later, in a newly heated era of both struggle and divisions, he writes a letter to his now thirteen-year-old daughter. David is the son of Black and South Asian migrants from Trinidad, and he draws upon his personal and ancestral past, including the legacies of slavery, indenture, and immigration, as well as the experiences of growing up a visible minority within the land of one's birth. In sharing with his daughter his own story, he hopes to help cultivate within her a sense of identity and responsibility that balances the painful truths of the past and present with hopeful possibilities for the future.

Forty Things I Wish I d Told My Kids

Forty Things I Wish I d Told My Kids
Author: John Allcock
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2017-12-22
ISBN 10: 168350562X
ISBN 13: 9781683505624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forty Things I Wish I d Told My Kids Book Review:

In Forty Things I Wish I’d Told My Kids, John Allcock presents the essentials of mindfulness—not as something special and exotic, but as practical, down-to-Earth principles for living. Written in clear, simple language, Forty Things I Wish I’d Told My Kids is for anyone interested in living a fuller, happier life—including parents, young adults, and readers of Anna Quindlen’s A Short Guide to a Happy Life or H. Jackson Brown’s Life’s Little Instruction Book.

Lies My Mother Never Told Me

Lies My Mother Never Told Me
Author: Kaylie Jones
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-08-25
ISBN 10: 0061936499
ISBN 13: 9780061936494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lies My Mother Never Told Me Book Review:

In her riveting memoir Lies My Mother Never Told Me, Kaylie Jones—the daughter of author James Jones (From Here to Eternity) and an acclaimed author in her own right (A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries; Celeste Ascending; As Soon As It Rains)—tells the poignant story of her relationship with her famous father and her alcoholic mother, and of her own struggles with the disease. A true story of privilege, loss, self-discovery, and redemption, Lies My Mother Never Told Me is Jones’s unforgettable account of a not-quite-fairy-tale childhood and adulthood defined by two constants: literature and alcohol.

Immigrant Daughter

Immigrant Daughter
Author: Catherine Kapphahn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-08-21
ISBN 10: 9780578545028
ISBN 13: 0578545020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immigrant Daughter Book Review:

"American-born Catherine knows little of her Croatian mother's early life. When Marijana dies of ovarian cancer, twenty-two-year-old Catherine finds herself cut off from the past she never really knew. As Catherine searches for clues to her mother's elusive history, she discovers that Marijana was orphaned during WWII, nearly died as a teenager, and escaped from Communist Yugoslavia to Rome, and then South America. Through travel and memory, history and imagination, Catherine resurrects the relatives she's never known. Traversing time and place, memoir and novel, this lyrical narrative explores the collective memory between mothers and daughters, and what it means to find wholeness. It is a story where a daughter gives voice to her immigrant mother's unspoken history, and in the process, heals them both."--Amazon.com.

Of Thee I Sing

Of Thee I Sing
Author: Barack Obama
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2010-11-16
ISBN 10: 0375983295
ISBN 13: 9780375983290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Thee I Sing Book Review:

Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this powerful picture book illustrated by award-winner Loren Long that's made to be treasured! In this poignant letter to his daughters, Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America’s children. Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation’s founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever.

Own it

Own it
Author: Sallie Krawcheck
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1101906251
ISBN 13: 9781101906255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Own it Book Review:

A new kind of career playbook for a new era of feminism, offering women a new set of rules for professional success: one that plays to their strengths and builds on the power they already have.

You Are Stronger Than You Know

You Are Stronger Than You Know
Author: Dena Derenale-Betti
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2017-02-20
ISBN 10: 9781542570909
ISBN 13: 1542570905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Are Stronger Than You Know Book Review:

A mother's extraordinary journey of hope, strength & inspiration after the tragic death of her 14-year-old daughter.A 14 year old's walk around her neighborhood ends in tragedy - leaving her family to pick up the pieces and dig their way out of the darkness. In 2014 in the backdrop of Northern California's beauty, Jenna Betti and a friend took a short walk one serene Sunday afternoon around her suburban neighborhood. Having texted her parents that she was on her way back home, the two friends took the shortcut back along the train tracks that skirted her neighborhood. In what would be a devastating decision, the two decided to take a moment to sit on the railroad ties, chat and carve into the deep mahogany stained wood. When a train quickly descended upon them, both kids instantly cleared the tracks but Jenna remembered her cell phone. The phone was left on the railroad tie. In that moment she made a decision that her family, friends and community would be forced to bear. Jenna was hit in her back and killed instantly while trying to retrieve her cell phone from the tracks. You Are Stronger Than You Know - My Daughter Told Me So is a remarkable story about a mother's spiritual journey out of the darkness, devastation and pain of grief. Something inside Jenna's mom died when her first born child died, but it wasn't the sort of death we commonly understand it to be. It was the death of how she thought life was supposed to play out. As you embark on reading this book, you will take an intimate journey into the strength and power we all share. You will learn how life has been preparing you for your personal circumstances all along and how expanding your consciousness will transform you. You'll walk away understanding that what you choose to focus on will shape your life's experience. Finally, you will see through this mother's story that happiness and growth after trauma are absolutely attainable.

Grown and Flown

Grown and Flown
Author: Lisa Heffernan,Mary Dell Harrington
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 1250188954
ISBN 13: 9781250188953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grown and Flown Book Review:

PARENTING NEVER ENDS. From the founders of the #1 site for parents of teens and young adults comes an essential guide for building strong relationships with your teens and preparing them to successfully launch into adulthood The high school and college years: an extended roller coaster of academics, friends, first loves, first break-ups, driver’s ed, jobs, and everything in between. Kids are constantly changing and how we parent them must change, too. But how do we stay close as a family as our lives move apart? Enter the co-founders of Grown and Flown, Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington. In the midst of guiding their own kids through this transition, they launched what has become the largest website and online community for parents of fifteen to twenty-five year olds. Now they’ve compiled new takeaways and fresh insights from all that they’ve learned into this handy, must-have guide. Grown and Flown is a one-stop resource for parenting teenagers, leading up to—and through—high school and those first years of independence. It covers everything from the monumental (how to let your kids go) to the mundane (how to shop for a dorm room). Organized by topic—such as academics, anxiety and mental health, college life—it features a combination of stories, advice from professionals, and practical sidebars. Consider this your parenting lifeline: an easy-to-use manual that offers support and perspective. Grown and Flown is required reading for anyone looking to raise an adult with whom you have an enduring, profound connection.

Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You
Author: Celeste Ng
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-06-26
ISBN 10: 1101634618
ISBN 13: 9781101634615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everything I Never Told You Book Review:

The acclaimed debut novel by the author of Little Fires Everywhere. “A taut tale of ever deepening and quickening suspense." -O, the Oprah Magazine "Explosive...Both a propulsive mystery and a profound examination of a mixed-race family." -Entertainment Weekly “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

My Daughter Susan Smith

My Daughter Susan Smith
Author: Linda H. Russell,Shirley Stephens
Publsiher: Authors Book Nook
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2000-04
ISBN 10: 9780970107619
ISBN 13: 0970107617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Daughter Susan Smith Book Review:

My Daughter Susan Smith is the true story of an infamous tragedy told by Susan's mother. Susan was the troubled young mother who sent her young sons to their deaths in 1994 in a South Carolina lake. For nine days her family desperately hoped for their safe return. Susan's confession left her family to deal with why it happened. This book is Linda Russell's answer. In addition to details of the case as contained in court transcripts, newspapers, and behind-the-scenes experiences, the book includes previously unpublished struggles of the family then and now. She also reveals details of Susan's background that both help us understand her and indict some men in her life.

B

B
Author: Sarah Kay
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-04-28
ISBN 10: 0316386634
ISBN 13: 9780316386630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

B Book Review:

A whimsical love letter, a shared promise, a thank you note, and a whispered secret to mothers and daughters everywhere. The perfect gift, B celebrates the bond that exists between a parent and a child. Short, touching, and lovingly illustrated, it is a family tradition waiting to begin.

The Memory Keeper s Daughter

The Memory Keeper s Daughter
Author: Kim Edwards
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780143037149
ISBN 13: 0143037145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory Keeper s Daughter Book Review:

In a tale spanning twenty-five years, a doctor delivers his newborn twin daughter during a snowstorm and, rashly deciding to protect his wife from the baby's affliction with Down Syndrome, turns her over to a nurse, who secretly raises the child. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.