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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon
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Andrew Solomon's gorgeous prose is always a pleasure, and this book, 10 years in the making, is his masterpiece. With empathy and grace, Far from the Tree explores the lives of people who are significantly different from their parents and often the rest... (read more)

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How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
by Paul Tough
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In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of... (read more)

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How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
by Paul Tough
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“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”—People Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success... (read more)

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Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
by Brigid Schulte
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Can working parents in America—or anywhere—ever find true leisure time? According to the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Iowa, true leisure is “that place in which we realize our humanity.” If thats... (read more)

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Global Baby Boys (Global Fund for Children Books)
Global Baby Boys (Global Fund for Children Books)
by Maya Ajmera
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Around the world, baby boys are kind, curious, smart, and fun. Baby boys can grow up to do anything!... (read more)

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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon
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From the National Book Award-winning author of the “brave…deeply humane…open-minded, critically informed, and poetic” (The New York Times) The Noonday Demon, comes a book about the consequences of extreme personal and cultural... (read more)

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Mama Might Be Better Off Dead : the Failure of Health Care in Urban America (93 Edition)
Mama Might Be Better Off Dead : the Failure of Health Care in Urban America (93 Edition)
by Laurie Kaye Abraham
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Mama Might Be Better Off Dead is an unsettling, profound look at the human face of health care. Both disturbing and illuminating, it immerses readers in the lives of four generations of a poor, African-American family beset with the devastating illnesses... (read more)

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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
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In her extraordinary bestseller, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses readers in the intricacies of the ghetto, revealing the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. Focusing on two... (read more)

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Family Crucible : the Intense Experience of Family Therapy (78 Edition)
Family Crucible : the Intense Experience of Family Therapy (78 Edition)
by Augustus Y. Napier
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This extraordinary book presents scenarios of one family's therapy experience and explains what underlies each encounter. You will discover the general patterns that are common to all families-stress, polarization and escalation, scapegoating... (read more)

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Touchpoints Birth to 3: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development
Touchpoints Birth to 3: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development
by Berry Brazelton
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All over the U.S. and in over twenty countries around the world, Touchpoints has become required reading for anxious parents of babies and small children. T. Berry Brazelton's great empathy for the universal concerns of parenthood, and honesty about the... (read more)

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Girls' Studies (09 Edition)
Girls' Studies (09 Edition)
by Elline Lipkin
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Professors and students alike are taking interest in Girls' Studies—the socialization of girls versus boys—and beginning to analyze the impact of media, pop culture, messaging, and more on America's girls. Girls' Studies tackles socialization... (read more)

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Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage
Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage
by Stephanie Coontz
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Just when the clamor over "traditional" marriage couldn’t get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, "What tradition?" In Marriage, a History, historian and marriage expert Stephanie Coontz takes readers from the marital... (read more)

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Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times
Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times
by Marianne Cooper
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"Cut Adrift is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Cooper highlights the emotional labor connected to familial finances. Here ethnographic study of families of different social classes shows how worries about financial security penetrate... (read more)

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Unequal Childhoods
Unequal Childhoods
by Annette Lareau
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Unequal Childhoods uses actual observations from black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families to provide a vivid account of the importance of social class, and the relative unimportance of race, in shaping parents' and children's lives.... (read more)

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The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating (Sexuality, Identity, and Society)
The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating (Sexuality, Identity, and Society)
by Eric Anderson
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Whether straight or gay, most men start their relationships desiring monogamy. This is rooted in the pervasive notion that monogamy exists as a sign of true love. Yet despite this deeply held cultural ideal, cheating remains rampant. In this accessible... (read more)

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Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture
Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture
by Carol Padden
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"Through the use of folklore, apocryphal stories, poetry, jokes, and discussion of split factions and advocacy organizations, Padden and Humphries gracefully explain how deaf culture works, what it means to its members, how they define themselves within... (read more)

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Families and Change: Coping With Stressful Events and Transitions (4TH 10 Edition)
Families and Change: Coping With Stressful Events and Transitions (4TH 10 Edition)
by Patrick C. Mckenry
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Learn how contemporary families respond to and cope with common stressful life events and transitions Integrating research, theory, and application from a variety of disciplines, the Fourth Edition of this bestselling text offers students a deep... (read more)

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Cinderella Ate My Daughter (11 Edition)
Cinderella Ate My Daughter (11 Edition)
by Peggy Orenstein
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The rise of the girlie-girl, warns Peggy Orenstein, is no innocent phenomenon. Following her acclaimed books Flux, Schoolgirls, and the provocative New York Times bestseller Waiting for Daisy, Orensteins Cinderella Ate My Daughter offers a radical... (read more)

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First Year Out : Understanding American Teens After High School (07 Edition)
First Year Out : Understanding American Teens After High School (07 Edition)
by Timothy T. Clydesdale
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Wild parties, late nights, and lots of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Many assume these are the things that define an American teenager’s first year after high school. But the reality is really quite different. As Tim Clydesdale reports in The First Year... (read more)

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Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement
Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement
by Janet Poppendieck
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In this era of eroding commitment to government sponsored welfare programs, voluntarism and private charity have become the popular, optimistic solutions to poverty and hunger. The resurgence of charity has to be a good thing, doesn't it? No, says... (read more)

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