Staff Pick

After devouring the typical prenatal reads, Angela Garbes still had questions. Why is my body doing this? Why is society telling me not to do that? It’s easy for onlookers to judge the occasional glass of wine but most can’t understand the turmoil of a miscarriage, ruptured birth plan, or lost sense of self. Diving into these issues, Garbes captures the triumphs and defeats of those experiencing pregnancy and motherhood. From the elation (or trauma) of the pink strip, to the challenges of returning to work, this must-read book focuses on the mother as a human, and not simply a vessel. 


Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062662958
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Published: Harper Wave - May 7th, 2019

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Barrie’s life is seemingly normal: a dog, a farm, supportive nearby family. But she has a secret. A decade’s old, magical secret seems to be well in control until a baby washes up on the nearby shore, government men show up looking for anything out of the ordinary, and her estranged husband returns as if no time has passed at all. The aftermath of the Second World War has everyone on edge but the series of stranger and stranger events threaten to derail the life that Barrie has created for herself in what was once a sleepy town.

The Witch's Kind: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316419468
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Published: Redhook - March 19th, 2019

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A love story unlike any other I have read, Ebony Roberts’ memoir gets vulnerable as she shares how she fell in love with Shaka Senghor during the last four years of his nineteen year prison sentence. The title alludes to the end of the romantic relationship, and her story highlights how it feels to love someone who is incarcerated as well how difficult it is for their relationship to flourish and readjust outside prison. We often forget the other victims of the legal system are family members who take care of those who are imprisoned.



The Love Prison Made and Unmade: My Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062876645
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Published: Amistad - July 9th, 2019