Mother's Day Titles

View Filters
Browse Titles 
Narrow Your Search
Titles Found: 43
All of Me
All of Me (4 Formats) ›
By Kim Noble
Trade Paper Price 16.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published Oct 2012

Taking the reader through an extraordinary world where the very nature of reality is different, this personal narrative tells the story of one woman’s terrifying battle to understand her own mind. From the desperate struggle to win back the child she loves to the courage and commitment needed to make sense of her life, this account recalls Kim Noble's many years in and out of mental institutions and various diagnoses until finally being appropriately diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID). Described as a creative way some minds cope with unbearable pain, DID causes Kim's body to play host to more than 20 different personalities—from a little boy who speaks only Latin and an elective mute to a gay man and an anorexic teenager. Sometimes funny and ultimately uplifting, this brave illumination of the links and intersections between memory, mental illness, and creativity offers a glimpse into the mind of someone with DID and helps readers understand the confusion, frustration, and everyday difficulties in living with this disorder.
Calico Palace
Calico Palace ›
By Gwen Bristow
Price 16.95

Trade Paper

Published Nov 2009

Bringing to life the thrilling days of the California gold rush, this novel follows the men and women who were already there when it all began with the first discovery of gold in 1848—when San Francisco was a village of 900 people. Kendra came because her stepfather was an army officer assigned to duty in San Francisco. Ted said he came because he was bored working in a New York law office. And Marny went to the mining camp called Shiny Gulch to set up a gambling tent called the Calico Palace. These were the people who went up to the hills and came back staggering under the weight of the treasure they carried and who began transforming San Francisco from a shantytown into one of the most brilliant cities in the world. Witness the foundation of the golden empire before the first 49ers arrived; this is frontier California brought to vivid life.
Celia Garth
Celia Garth ›
By Gwen Bristow, Foreword by Sara Donati
Price 16.95

Trade Paper

Published Dec 2008

Bringing to life the heady days of the American Revolution through the eyes of a heroine who played a brave and dramatic part in the conflict, this novel follows Celia Garth, a Charleston native, as she transforms from a fashionable dressmaker to a patriot spy. When the king's army captures Charleston and sweeps through the Carolina countryside in a wave of blood, fire, and debauchery, the rebel cause seems all but lost. But when Francis Marion, a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army known as "The Swamp Fox," recruits Celia as a spy, the tides of war begin to shift. This classic historical novel captures the fervor of 18th-century Charleston, the American Revolution, and a woman who risked her life for the patriot cause.
Child of the Morning
Child of the Morning (4 Formats) ›
By Pauline Gedge, Foreword by Michelle Moran
Trade Paper Price 16.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published Apr 2010

Based closely on historical events, this sensuously beautiful, astonishingly evocative novel tells the story of one of history’s most remarkable women—the first female Pharaoh of Egypt. Thirty-five centuries ago, Hatshepsut, the youngest daughter of the Pharaoh, was to marry her father’s illegitimate son and heir to the throne, Thothmes, in order to cleanse the bloodline in accordance with Egypt’s supreme law. Fearing his son’s incompetence, Hatshepsut’s father chose her as the heir—provided that the unprecedented ascension by a woman did not inspire the priests to commit treason or instill enough hatred in the envious heart of her half-brother and future consort to have her put to death. Rich in historical detail, this account recalls the rule of one of Egypt’s greatest queens who, under her father’s guidance, assumed the throne at the age of 15 and ruled brilliantly for more than two decades.
Code Name Pauline
Code Name Pauline (5 Formats) ›
By Pearl Witherington Cornioley, Edited by Kathryn Atwood
Cloth Price 19.95

Cloth, Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published Aug 2013

Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Told through a series of reminiscences—from a difficult childhood spent in the shadow of World War I and her family’s harrowing escape from France as the Germans approached in 1940 to her recruitment and training as a special agent and the logistics of parachuting into a remote rural area of occupied France and hiding in a wheat field from enemy fire—each chapter also includes helpful opening remarks to provide context and background on the SOE and the French Resistance. With an annotated list of key figures, an appendix of original unedited interview extracts—including Pearl’s fiancé Henri’s story—and fascinating photographs and documents from Pearl’s personal collection, this memoir will captivate World War II buffs of any age.
The Criminal Conversation of Mrs. Norton
The Criminal Conversation of Mrs. Norton (5 Formats) ›
By Diane Atkinson
Cloth Price 29.95

Cloth, Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published Sep 2013

A forgotten heroine of the women’s rights movement is rescued from obscurity in this biography of Caroline Norton, a respected poet, songwriter, and socialite whose 1836 adultery trial rocked Victorian England. When George Norton accused his wife of having an affair with the British Prime Minister he sparked what was considered “the scandal of the century.” Though she was declared innocent, the humiliated George locked Caroline out of their home, seized her manuscripts, letters, clothes, jewels, and every penny of her earnings, and refused to let her see their three sons. This detailed account of the Norton “criminal conversation” trial sheds vivid light on the desperate position of women in male-dominated Victorian society and chronicles Caroline’s lifelong campaign to establish legal rights for married and divorced women, allowing them to inherit property, take court action on their own behalf, and in effect establishing them for the first time as full-fledged human beings before the law. Figuring into this fascinating story are Norton’s friend and confidante Mary Shelley, longtime admirer Charles Dickens, Lord Byron, Queen Victoria, and other literary and royal heavyweights of the day.
The Eagle and the Raven
The Eagle and the Raven (4 Formats) ›
By Pauline Gedge, Foreword by Donna Gillespie
Trade Paper Price 19.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published Oct 2007

Spanning three generations, this historical novel tells the tale of Boudicca, the most famous warrior of ancient Britain, and Caradoc, the son of a Celtic king, who sets out to unite the people of the Raven and lead them against Rome. Caradoc's objective is not easily accomplished as the Roman army advances into Britain, raping Celtic women and burning villages to the ground. His efforts are also met with fierce opposition from Aricia, the vain queen of a northern tribe who swears allegiance to the Romans after Caradoc slights her, and from Gladys, Caradoc’s warrior sister who falls in love with her Roman captor. Unfortunately, Caradoc’s endeavors are left unresolved when he is taken prisoner, but Boudicca, a strong-willed woman, ultimately takes up the cause that was Caradoc’s legacy.
Eating Appalachia
Eating Appalachia (4 Formats) ›
By Darrin Nordahl
Cloth Price 19.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published Jun 2015

Dozens of indigenous fruits, vegetables, nuts, and game animals are waiting to be rediscovered by American epicures, and Appalachia stocks the largest pantry with these delectable flavors. Eating Appalachia looks at the uniquely flavorful foods that are native to the region—including pawpaws, American persimmons, ramps, hickory nuts, and elk, among others—with 23 mouthwatering recipes and 45 color photographs. The book also profiles the food festivals including the Pawpaw Festival in Albany, Ohio; the Feast of the Ramson in Richmond, West Virginia; and Elk Night at Jenny Wiley State Park in Prestonburg, Kentucky. There are recipes for every ingredient: Pawpaw Panna Cotta, Chianti Braised Elk Stew, Pan-Fried Squirrel with Squirrel Gravy, Persimmon-Hickory Nut Bread, and Wild Ginger Poached Pears. Nordahl also discusses some of the larger agribusiness, governmental agency, and ecological issues that prevent these wild, and arguably tastier, foods from reaching our table.
Escape Points
Escape Points (4 Formats) ›
By Michele Weldon
Cloth Price 26.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published Sep 2015

"I don't know how Michele Weldon made wrestling, breast cancer, and single parenting tie together so naturally, so beautifully, but in fact each is a perfect metaphor for this book's message of soulful triumph."   —Elizabeth Berg, New York Times–bestselling author, The Dream Lover Deftly lacing heartbreak with humor and insight, Michele Weldon provides a potent antidote to the crazy, harried, single mom stereotype in Escape Points. Untethered from a comfortable, upper-middle-class life with a handsome but abusive attorney husband, Weldon relates the challenges and triumphs of the years that followed as she raised three growing sons alone in the face of cancer, an ambitious career, and the shadow of her ex. As she maneuvers through a complicated life of long daily commutes, radiation treatments, supporting three boys' all-consuming high school wrestling careers, and trying to mitigate their hurt and resentment at an absent father, Weldon shows that single mothers, and their children, can succeed when others—neighbors, family, teachers, and in this case one incredible wrestling coach—step in to fill the void and the remaining parent stays the course with common sense and dutiful love.
The First King of Hollywood
The First King of Hollywood (5 Formats) ›
By Tracey Goessel
Cloth Price 34.95

Cloth, Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published Oct 2015

The complete, definitive biography of Hollywood's first superstar  Douglas Fairbanks was the greatest leading man of his generation—the first and the best of the swashbucklers. He made some of the greatest films of the silent era, including The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro. With Charlie Chaplin, D. W. Griffith, and his wife, film star Mary Pickford, he founded United Artists. Pickford and Fairbanks ruled Hollywood as its first king and queen for a decade. Now a cache of newly discovered love letters from Fairbanks to Pickford form the centerpiece of the first truly definitive biography of Hollywood's first king, the original Robin Hood, the true Zorro, the man who did his own stunts, built his own studio, and formed a company that allowed artists to distribute their own wealth outside the studio system. Fairbanks was fun, witty, engaging, creative, athletic, and a force to be reckoned with. He shaped our idea of the Hollywood hero, and it has never been the same since. His story, like his movies, is full of passion, bravado, and romance.
Five Smooth Stones
Five Smooth Stones (4 Formats) ›
By Ann Fairbairn
Trade Paper Price 21.99

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published Apr 2009

David Champlin is a black man born into poverty in Depression-era New Orleans who achieves great success and then sacrifices everything to lead his people in the difficult, day-by-day struggle of the civil rights movement. Sara Kent is the beloved and vital white girl who loved David from the moment she first saw him, but they struggled over David's belief that a marriage for them would not be right in the violent world he had to confront. Likening the struggle of black Americans to the “five smooth stones” the biblical David carried against Goliath in lieu of arms, this novel’s range encompasses decades and continents—but that range is insignificant compared with the intimate picture of its hero’s irresistible warmth and inner conflicts. First published in 1966, this epic has become one of the most loved American bestsellers.
Grandma Gatewood's Walk
Grandma Gatewood's Walk (5 Formats) ›
By Ben Montgomery
Cloth Price 26.95

Cloth, Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published Apr 2014

Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65. This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, who became a hiking celebrity in the 1950s and '60s. She appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter, and on the pages of Sports Illustrated. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. Author Ben Montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. He also unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail. The inspiring story of Emma Gatewood illustrates the full power of human spirit and determination.
Harold and Maude
Harold and Maude (4 Formats) ›
By Colin Higgins
Trade Paper Price 12.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published May 2015

Nineteen-year-old Harold Chasen is obsessed with death. He fakes suicides to shock his self-obsessed mother, drives a customized Jaguar hearse, and attends funerals of complete strangers. Seventy-nine-year-old Maude Chardin, on the other hand, adores life. She liberates trees from city sidewalks and transplants them to the forest, paints smiles on the faces of church statues, and "borrows" cars to remind their owners that life is fleeting—here today, gone tomorrow! A chance meeting between the two turns into a madcap, whirlwind romance, and Harold learns that life is worth living. Harold and Maude started as Colin Higgins' master's thesis at UCLA Film School, and the script was purchased by Paramount. The film, directed by Hal Ashby, was released in 1971 and it bombed. But soon this quirky, dark comedy began being shown on college campuses and at midnight-movie theaters, and it gained a loyal cult following. This novelization was written by Higgins and published shortly after the film's release but has been out of print for more than 30 years. Even fans who have seen the movie dozens of times will find this companion valuable, as it gives fresh elements to watch for and answers many of the film's unresolved questions.
Heirloom Plants
Heirloom Plants ›
By Thomas Etty, By Lorraine Harrison
Price 29.99

Cloth

Published Apr 2016

 It's nearly impossible for gardeners to resist the allure of heirloom plants. Their names alone sound inviting—Flanders Purple kale, Golden Marconi sweet peppers, Moon & Stars watermelons, Turk's Turban squash, Scarlet Emperor running beans, and Jefferson plums—and many growers claim that their taste is unsurpassed. Beyond the classic appeal, however, lies the far more important issue of biodiversity. Unless these unique seeds are grown and saved, they will not only be forgotten, but lost forever. Based on the extensive seed catalogs of Thomas Etty, the popular heirloom seedsman, Heirloom Plants includes information on almost 500 exciting cultivars to be grown and harvested, along with detailed profiles and cultivation tips for each plant. In addition to edibles, the book also has chapters on antique herbs and flowers, from Cup and Saucer vines to Sweet William carnations to Empress of India nasturtiums. Trowel and book in hand, let your motto be, "Growing the past, saving the future."
Her Next Chapter
Her Next Chapter (4 Formats) ›
By Lori M. Day, By Charlotte Kugler
Trade Paper Price 16.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Published May 2014

A guide to using book clubs to open up dialogue about and explore issues facing young girls today Mother-daughter book clubs are a great way to encourage your child’s reading and for girls and moms to bond with each other while also socializing with friends, but they can do much more than that, suggests educational psychologist and parenting coach Lori Day. They can create a safe and empowering haven where girls can openly discuss, question, and navigate some of the challenges of girlhood today. In Her Next Chapter, Day draws from experiences in her own club and her more than 25 years in education to offer a unique, timely, and inspiring take on mother-daughter book clubs. She provides clear, succinct overviews of eight of the biggest challenges facing girls and young women today, giving mothers the information they need to moderate thoughtful conversations, while weaving in all the carefully chosen book, movie, and media recommendations; plentiful discussion questions and prompts; and suggested related activities that guide and extend discussions and make clubs fun. It outlines precisely how mothers can work together, using the magic of books, to build girls’ confidence and lessen the negative impact of media on self-image. Also included are relevant quotes and experiences from a wide range of mothers, a list of further resources, and chapter-closing reflections from Day’s now-adult daughter, Charlotte, who shares memories about what the club did for her as a child and observations on today’s girl culture.