The Mothers Book
Score: 4
From 52 Ratings

The Mothers

  • Author : Brit Bennett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399184536

The Mothers Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught.” –The New York Times Book Review "Fantastic… a book that feels alive on the page." –The Washington Post From the New York-Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Half, the beloved novel about young love and a big secret in a small community. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. "All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season." It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt. In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a "what if" can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever.

Mean Mothers Book

Mean Mothers

  • Author : Peg Streep
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061943195

Mean Mothers Excerpt :

Drawn from research and the real-life experiences of adult daughters, Mean Mothers illuminates one of the last cultural taboos: what happens when a woman does not or cannot love her own daughter. Peg Streep, co-author of the highly acclaimed Girl in the Mirror, has subtitled this important, eye-opening exploration of the darker side of maternal behavior, “Overcoming the Legacy of Hurt.” There are no psychopathic child abusers in Mean Mothers. Instead, this essential volume focuses on the more subtle forms of psychological damage inflicted by mothers on their unappreciated daughters—and offers help and support to those women who were forced to suffer a parent’s cruelty and neglect.

The Three Mothers Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Three Mothers

  • Author : Anna Malaika Tubbs
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250756114

The Three Mothers Excerpt :

"Tubbs' connection to these women is palpable on the page — as both a mother and a scholar of the impact Black motherhood has had on America. Through Tubbs' writing, Berdis, Alberta, and Louise's stories sing. Theirs is a history forgotten that begs to be told, and Tubbs tells it brilliantly." — Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James, about Alberta King's son Martin Luther, and Louise Little's son Malcolm. But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them. In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood by telling the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal heroes. A New York Times Bestsellers Editors' Choice An Amazon Editor's Pick for February Amazon's Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2021 One of theSkimm's "16 Essential Books to Read This Black History Month" One of Fortune Magazine's "21 Books to Look Forward to in 2021!" One of Badass Women's Bookclub picks for "Badass Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2021!" One of Working Mother Magazine's "21 Best Books of 2021 for Working Moms" One of Ms. Magazine's "Most Anticipated Reads for the Rest of Us 2021" One of Bustle's "11 Nonfiction Books To Read For Black History Month — All Written By Women" One of's "Most anticipated nonfiction books of 2021" Berdis Baldwin, Alberta King, and Louise Little were all born at the beginning of the 20th century and forced to contend with the prejudices of Jim Crow as Black women. These three extraordinary women passed their knowledge to their children with the hope of helping them to survive in a society that would deny their humanity from the very beginning—from Louise teaching her children about their activist roots, to Berdis encouraging James to express himself through wr

The Bad Mothers  Book Club Book

The Bad Mothers Book Club

  • Author : Keris Stainton
  • Publisher : Trapeze
  • Release Date : 2019-04-18
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409175872

The Bad Mothers Book Club Excerpt :

'I needed a funny easy book because of the days we're living in and The Bad Mothers' Book Club was perfect.' Maria, 5 stars The laugh-out-loud new comedy about family relationships from the ebook bestseller! Meet Emma, the new Mum on the block. Since moving to the Liverpudlian seaside after her husband's career change, her life consists of the following: long walks on the beach (with the dog), early nights (with the kids) and Netflix (no chill). Bored and lonely, when Emma is cordially invited to the exclusive cool school-mums' book club, she thinks her luck may finally be about to change. But she soon finds the women of the club aren't quite what they seem - and after an unfortunate incident involving red wine and a white carpet, she finds herself unceremoniously kicked out. The answer? Start her own book club - for bad mothers who just want to drink wine and share stories. But will this town let two book clubs exist? Or is there only room for one queen of the school gates...? Perfect for fans of Why Mummy Drinks.

Mothers Book


  • Author : Jacqueline Rose
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374715830

Mothers Excerpt :

A simple argument guides this book: motherhood is the place in our culture where we lodge, or rather bury, the reality of our own conflicts. By making mothers the objects of both licensed idealization and cruelty, we blind ourselves to the world’s iniquities and shut down the portals of the heart. Mothers are the ultimate scapegoat for our personal and political failings, for everything that is wrong with the world, which becomes their task (unrealizable, of course) to repair. Moving commandingly between pop cultural references such as Roald Dahl’s Matilda to insights on motherhood in the ancient world and the contemporary stigmatization of single mothers, Jacqueline Rose delivers a groundbreaking report into something so prevalent we hardly notice. Mothers is an incisive, rousing call to action from one of our most important contemporary thinkers.

Depression in New Mothers Book

Depression in New Mothers

  • Author : Kathleen A Kendall-Tackett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-12-04
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135189501

Depression in New Mothers Excerpt :

Depression is the number one cause of maternal death in developed countries and results in adverse health outcomes for both mother and child. It is vital, therefore, that health professionals are ready and able to help those women that suffer from perinatal and postpartum depression (PPD). This book provides a comprehensive approach to treating PPD in an easy-to-use format. It reviews the research and brings together the evidence-base for understanding the causes and for assessing the different treatment options, including those that are safe for use with breastfeeding mothers. It incorporates a new psychoneuroimmunology framework for understanding postpartum depression and includes chapters on: negative birth experiences infant characteristics psychosocial factors antidepressant medication therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy herbal medicine and alternative therapies suicide and infanticide. Invaluable in treating the mothers who come to you for help, this helpful guide dispels the myths that hinder effective treatment and presents up-to-date information on the impact of maternal depression on the health of the mother, as well as the health and well-being of the infant.

Making modern mothers Book

Making modern mothers

  • Author : Thomson, Rachel
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847426062

Making modern mothers Excerpt :

What does motherhood mean today? Drawing on interviews with new mothers and intergenerational chains of women in the same family, this exciting and timely book documents the transition to motherhood over generations and time. Exploring, amongst other things, the trend to later motherhood and the experience of teenage pregnancy, a compelling picture emerges. Becoming a mother is not only a profound moment of identity change but also a site of socio-economic difference that shapes women's lives.

Mothers Of Dragons Book

Mothers Of Dragons

  • Author : R.De'Lano
  • Publisher : Pinkernes
  • Release Date : 2020-08-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781990977671

Mothers Of Dragons Excerpt :

A Must-Read Book For Mothers Who Are Serious About Parenting And those who will do everything possible to ensure their children’s future success

Letters to Mothers Book

Letters to Mothers

  • Author : Lydia Howard Sigourney
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1838
  • Genre: Child rearing
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015005251759

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Mothers Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Susan Cahill
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106008122381

Mothers Excerpt :

Women authors convey their relationships with their mothers in essays, memoirs, and letters that span many generations, settings and ways of life and show the universal strength of mother-daughter bonds

Mothers Book


  • Author : Tara Ann McFadden
  • Publisher : Courage Books
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 0762400501

Mothers Excerpt :

Paintings by Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, H. Mariott Paget, Ben Shahn, Marc Chagal, Mary Cassatt, William Sargent Kendall, August Renoir, Marta Sanchez, and Berthe Morisot are accompanied by tender quotations in poetry and prose

Our Mothers  Daughters Book

Our Mothers Daughters

  • Author : Judith Arcana
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Daughters
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000447367

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