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Motherhood | Motherhood

kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Sep.08.2009
Love, lust, passion, displaced anger, guiltless selfishness, the love of real life, and domestic confinement. Stories in this collection include fiction prize winner and Pushcart Prize-nominee “They Three at Once Were One,” fiction prize winner “Becoming an Oates Girl,” and fiction prize...
jane-satterfield's picture
Aug.17.2009
A thoughtful and emotionally charged memoir of pilgrimage and transformation, Daughters of Empire weighs the powerful individual drama of pregnancy and motherhood against a larger backdrop of culture shock and marital tension.  A dual British-American national on her first return trip to...
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Jun.18.2009
Violet Ackerman has drifted through a career, four children and a divorce without ever knowing who she is or what she wants. After moving to the coast, she starts receiving a series of mysterious letters sent from a mother and baby home in 1959, written by a pregnant twenty-year-old Elizabeth to...
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Jun.16.2009
A Density of Ghosts has as its center of gravity an occupation and preoccupation with the body—our passages into and out of it, the known “first gasp of air…filling lungs and heart and mind into being” equally balanced with the wonderment of the unknown “songs we cannot hear.” Sonia Rapaport’s...
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May.23.2009
 From the Director of the Abroad Writing Competition:  "What a magnificent short story... It was so moving and beautiful! For days afterwards, I found myself thinking about your story..." Mater Amabilis is about belief, grief, inner reality and illusion. A mother has lost her sons. Or has...
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May.21.2009
In the tradition of recent hits like The Bitch in the House and Perfect Madness comes a hilarious and controversial book that every woman will have an opinion about, written by America’s most outrageous writer. In our mothers’ day there were good mothers, neglectful mothers, and occasionally great...
marjorie-tesser's picture
May.09.2009
The Mom Egg is an annual collection of short fiction, prose, poetry, and drawings by cutting-edge mom-artists. Featured in this edition are prize-winning poet Sharon Dolin's wry "To Worry, A Wallow"; the exuberant prose "Marry Yourself," by Joy Rose, pink-haired lead singer of...
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May.05.2009
    One woman’s dream of escape from domestic unhappiness opens up a world of erotic fantasy and danger in this sensuous, suspenseful second novel by Amy Boaz. A wife and mother estranged from her life back in the suburbs of America, Frances has fled to Paris with her mischievous young...
kelli-russell-agodon's picture
Apr.15.2009
Small Knots is a tender and terrifying collection of poems that maps the development of illness, celebrates the family and life’s daily small joys, and meditates on what connects us to the world.
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Mar.19.2009
This profound and poignant collection highlights some of the best literary writers of our time in an era when the roles of mothers and daughters are constantly being questioned and redefined. Because I Love Her explores the deepest bonds and truths of motherhood by sharing stories and secrets of...