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Product Description: After moving to a humble cottage outside of a tiny Texas town, Debra Monroe rids herself of an abusive husband, battles sexist contractors and workers as she renovates her home, and finally, after several disheartening letdowns, is able to adopt her beautiful baby daughter, Marie...read more

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9780870745607 | 1 edition (Southern Methodist Univ Pr, May 15, 2010), cover price $22.50 | About this edition: Mired in debt and on the run from a series of broken homes, about-to-be-divorced Debra Monroe pulls up in front of a tumbledown cabin outside a small Texas town.

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9780820349114 | Reissue edition (Univ of Georgia Pr, November 1, 2015), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: After moving to a humble cottage outside of a tiny Texas town, Debra Monroe rids herself of an abusive husband, battles sexist contractors and workers as she renovates her home, and finally, after several disheartening letdowns, is able to adopt her beautiful baby daughter, Marie.
9780983547709 | Consortium Book Sales & Dist, June 15, 2011, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: "If On the Outskirts of Normal were a country song, Lucinda Williams would sing it.

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9781618688644 | Post Hill Pr, July 21, 2015, cover price $21.00

After years of futon passion, Hemingway discussions, and three-mile runs, Jill Talbot’s relationship with a man carved in her doubts so deep she wrote to ignore them. And even though he was as unwilling to commit to a place or a job as Talbot was to marrying him, he insisted that she keep the baby when a pregnancy surprised them during their fourth year together. As it turned out, Kenny wasn't able to commit to a child either, so when the court ordered visitation and support for their four-month-old daughter, he vanished. His disappearing act was the catalyst for Talbot’s own, as she moved her daughter through nine states in as many years—running from the memory of their failed relationship and the hope of an impossible reunion, all the while raising a daughter on her own. Then, one day while packing boxes, she found a photograph that changed everything.In this memoir-in-essays, Talbot attempts to set the record straight, even as she argues that our shared histories are merely competing stories we choose to tell ourselves. A bold look at the challenges of love and the struggles of a single mother in America today, The Way We Weren't tells a complex, unforgettable story of loss and leaving, and of how Talbot learned that writing can't bring anything back, but that because of it, nothing is ever really lost.

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9780404037529, titled "The Collected Works of Rudyard Kipling: Just So Stories/Volume 12 of a 28 Volume Set Isbn 0404037402" | Not Applicable, December 1, 2041, cover price $62.50 | also contains The Collected Works of Rudyard Kipling: Just So Stories/Volume 12 of a 28 Volume Set Isbn 0404037402

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9781593766153 | Soft Skull Pr, July 14, 2015, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: After years of futon passion, Hemingway discussions, and three-mile runs, Jill Talbot’s relationship with a man carved in her doubts so deep she wrote to ignore them.

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Product Description: When Amber Portwood debuted on MTV’s hit reality series 16 & Pregnant, no one could have predicted that the teenager from Anderson, Indiana with the dry sense of humor would go on to become one of the most controversial young celebrities in reality TV history...read more
By Beth Roeser (contributor)

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9781618689597 | Post Hill Pr, August 26, 2014, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: When Amber Portwood debuted on MTV’s hit reality series 16 & Pregnant, no one could have predicted that the teenager from Anderson, Indiana with the dry sense of humor would go on to become one of the most controversial young celebrities in reality TV history.

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Product Description: “I got off the phone and I tried to calm down, but my mind was racing.  Derek was the father of the baby I was carrying inside me.  He was my first love, my only true love. We hadn’t spoken in more than two months, but crazily I had still hoped we had a future together—me, him, and our baby, as one happy family...read more

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9781576875988 | Mtv Pr, August 14, 2012, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: “I got off the phone and I tried to calm down, but my mind was racing.

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Product Description: Twenty-three years ago, Bay Buchanan was thrown--or as she says, dumped--into the world of single parenting. It wasn’t a popular time to be raising kids solo, especially as a rising star in the conservative movement. But she quickly realized she needed to overcome the hurt and confusion and focus on giving her all to her children...read more

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9780738215136, titled "Bay and Her Boys: Unexpected Lessons I Learned As a (Single) Mom" | Da Capo Lifelong, March 27, 2012, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Twenty-three years ago, Bay Buchanan was thrown--or as she says, dumped--into the world of single parenting.

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9780307717504 | Reprint edition (Broadway Books, March 13, 2012), cover price $15.00

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9780307717511 | Broadway Books, March 15, 2011, cover price $24.00

Signs of Life is Natalie Taylor's story. It starts the day her husband dies and ends sixteen months later on her son's first birthday. Natalie's journey from wife to widow to mother is heartbreaking, blackly funny and will move you to laughter and tears as she makes it across that finish line. And you have no doubt she will make it because Natalie is a warrior and a woman to cheer for. Intelligent, witty and moving, this is the very best kind of indie movie in a book. A book to delight, to treasure and to press into the hands of your best friend.

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9781444724677 | Hodder & Stoughton, July 7, 2011, cover price $20.20

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9781611730845 | Large print edition (Center Point Pub, June 1, 2011), cover price $33.95 | About this edition: Signs of Life is Natalie Taylor's story.

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Product Description: “asha bandele has a poignant story to share in Something Like Beautiful. It is the love that comes through that makes this such a compelling tale.”—Nikki Giovanni Award-winning journalist, and author of The Prisoner’s Wife and Daughter, and performance poet featured on HBO’S Def Poetry Jam, asha bandele once again writes from the heart in her lyrical and intimate memoir Something Like Beautiful—a moving story of love, loss, motherhood, and survival...read more

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9780061710377 | Collins, February 1, 2009, cover price $23.99 | About this edition: “asha bandele has a poignant story to share in Something Like Beautiful.

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9780061710391 | Reprint edition (Perennial, January 19, 2010), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: “asha bandele has a poignant story to share in Something Like Beautiful.

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Product Description: At thirty-nine, movie critic Mary Pols knew she wanted to have a baby. But never—not in a million years—on her own. When she finds herself unexpec­tedly expecting, she plunges into the greatest adventure of her life. With humor, insight, and compelling honesty, Pols reveals what it means to compromise in the name of love and to find joy in an accidental life, suddenly brimming with purpose...read more

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9780061256929 | 1 edition (Ecco Pr, June 1, 2008), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: At thirty-nine, movie critic Mary Pols knew she wanted to have a baby.

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Eminem is the biggest music star in the world. But how much of his music is inspired by the truth, and how much is poetic licence? Only one woman knows - his mother. This is her letter to Eminem, a reminder of how they once were, and an attempt to refute allegations of her drug abuse and tell the story behind some of her son's most famous lyrics.

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9781844544561 | John Blake, April 1, 2008, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Eminem is the biggest music star in the world.

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Product Description: All her adult life, Alexandra Soiseth has wanted a husband, children, dogs and cats—a busy, loving, home. But at thirty-nine, with no husband on the horizon, she decides to take matters into her own hands.She googles for sperm.Choosing You is Alexandra's memoir...read more

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9781580052221 | Seal Pr, April 28, 2008, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: All her adult life, Alexandra Soiseth has wanted a husband, children, dogs and cats—a busy, loving, home.

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Product Description: Blithely disregarding conventional wisdom that female comics must labor within proscribed borders, one of America's senior comedic writers describes what she thought it would be like--and what it was really like-- to become a single mother.

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9780824522858 | Crossroad Pub Co, August 30, 2005, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Blithely disregarding conventional wisdom that female comics must labor within proscribed borders, one of America's senior comedic writers describes what she thought it would be like--and what it was really like-- to become a single mother.

Product Description: Some women have trouble with men. For Spike Gillespie, a widely followed online journalist, those problems started early with her father -- the first and most important man in any child's life. Spike's relationship with her emotionally distant parent was so flawed that she has had an unending series of disasters with men...read more

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9780684839837 | Simon & Schuster, September 1, 1999, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: The author describes how a complete lack of intimacy with her father as a child set her on the road to a lifetime of failed and dysfunctional relationships with men, until the birth of her son changed her life

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9780743259873 | Simon & Schuster, July 30, 2005, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Some women have trouble with men.

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