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Memoir & motherhood

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The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care

A week after her forty-first birthday, the acclaimed poet Anne Boyer was diagnosed with highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer.

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The Heart of a Woman

In The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to move to New York.

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The Other Mothers: Two Women’s Journey to Find the Family that Was Always Theirs

An LGBTQ memoir about one couple’s struggles to defy the patriarchy and redefine the nuclear family, The Other Mothers dives into the history and social challenges queer couples face when trying to make a family.

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Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Motherhood

Never mind the Real Housewives of Orange County―Marla Jo Fisher is the woman everyone can relate to, complete with bad parenting, rotten dogs, ill health, and fashion faux pas.

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The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood

Krys Malcolm Belc’s visual memoir-in-essays explores how the experience of gestational parenthood—conceiving, birthing, and breastfeeding his son Samson—eventually clarified his gender identity. Krys Malcolm Belc has thought a lot about the interplay between parenthood and gender.

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The Opposite of Certainty: Fear, Faith, and Life in Between

All Janine Urbaniak Reid ever wanted was for everyone she loved to be okay so she might relax and maybe be happy. Her life strategy was simple: do everything right.

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Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas

In this third self-contained volume of her autobiography, which began with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou moves into the adult world.

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The Blue Jay’s Dance: A Memoir of Early Motherhood

New York Times–bestselling and award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s moving meditation on the experience of motherhood—the first nonfiction work by one of the most acclaimed authors of our time.

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Show Up: A Motivational Message for Muslim Women

A personal story of the author reflecting on her journey of life with references to quotes from the Qur’an, Hadith and contemporary thinkers. Robert skillfully interweaves her own journey with chapters on showing up for yourself, your relationship, your family, your children and your dreams.

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All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes

In 1962 the poet, musician, and performer Maya Angelou claimed another piece of her identity by moving to Ghana, joining a community of “Revolutionist Returnees” inspired by the promise of pan-Africanism.

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