Keep Quiet

By Lisa Scottoline

New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning writer Lisa Scottoline is enjoyed by means of thousands of readers for her suspenseful novels approximately kin and justice. Scottoline can provide once more with retain Quiet, an emotionally gripping and intricate tale approximately one man's split-second choice to guard his son –and the devastating results that follow.

Jake Buckman's dating together with his sixteen-year-old son Ryan isn't a simple one, so on the urging of his loving spouse, Pam, Jake is going on my own to select up Ryan at their suburban movie show. at the approach domestic, Ryan asks to force on a abandoned street, and Jake sees it as an opportunity to make a connection. notwithstanding, what begins as a father-son bonding chance immediately becomes a nightmare. Tragedy moves, and with Ryan's whole destiny striking within the stability, Jake is pressured to make a split-second choice that plunges them either right into a international of guilt and lies. with no ever intending to, Jake and Ryan locate themselves residing less than the crushing weight in their mystery, which threatens to rip their kinfolk to shreds and wreck all of them.

Powerful and dramatic, Keep Quiet may have readers and booklet golf equipment debating what it capacity to be a dad or mum and the way a long way you could, and will, visit shield these you're keen on.

"Scottoline has written one other successful novel of exceptional suspense. fanatics of mental suspense and kinfolk dynamics may want to snap this one up." ―Library Journal (starred review)

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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

By Amy Chua

The ny instances e-book Review
“[E]ntertaining, bracingly sincere and, definite, thought-provoking.”

At as soon as provocative and laugh-out-loud humorous, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother ignited a world parenting debate with its tale of 1 mother’s trip in strict parenting.  Amy Chua argues that Western parenting attempts to recognize and nurture children’s individuality, whereas chinese language mom and dad ordinarily think that arming kids with abilities, powerful paintings behavior, and internal self assurance prepares them most sensible for the future.   Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua’s iron-willed determination to elevate her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, the chinese language means – and the extraordinary, occasionally heartbreaking  effects her selection inspires.  Achingly sincere and profoundly tough, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is likely one of the so much talked-about books of our times.

“Few have the heart to mother or father in public. Amy [Chua]'s memoir is brutally sincere, and her willingness to percentage her struggles is a present. even if you settle together with her priorities and strategy, she might be applauded for elevating those matters with a considerate, funny and actual voice.” –Time Magazine

“[A] riveting learn… Chua's tale is much extra advanced and engaging than what you've got heard thus far -- and really worth choosing up… I ensure that when you learn the booklet, there will definitely be areas the place you will balk in acceptance, and others the place you are going to tear up in empathy.” –San Francisco Chronicle

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother hit the parenting scorching button, but in addition much more, together with people's advanced emotions approximately ambition, intellectualism, excessive tradition, the Ivy League, powerful girls and America's status in an international the place China is ascendant. Chua's conviction that arduous paintings ends up in internal self belief is a resonant one.” –Chicago Tribune

“Readers will alternately gasp at and empathize with Chua's struggles and aspirations, the entire whereas having fun with her writing, which, like her kid-rearing philosophy, is brisk, full of life and no-holds-barred. This memoir increases exciting, occasionally uncomfortable questions on love, delight, ambition, fulfillment and self worth that may resonate between success-obsessed mom and dad… Readers of all stripes will reply to [Battle Hymn of the] Tiger Mother.” –The Washington Post

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Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

By Peggy Orenstein


The writer of the New York Times bestseller Cinderella Ate My Daughter bargains a clear-eyed photograph of the hot sexual panorama women face within the post-princess stage—high tuition via college—and finds how they're negotiating it.

A new release hole has emerged among mom and dad and their women. Even during this age of helicopter parenting, the father and mother of tomorrow’s girls have little suggestion what their daughters are as much as sexually or how they believe approximately it. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over seventy younger women and a variety of psychologists, lecturers, and specialists, popular journalist Peggy Orenstein is going the place so much others worry to tread, pulling again the curtain at the hidden truths, tough classes, and significant chances of ladies’ intercourse lives within the smooth world.

While the media has focused—often to sensational effect—on the increase of informal intercourse and the superiority of rape on campus, in Girls and Sex Peggy Orenstein brings even more to the desk. She examines the ways that porn and all its sexual myths have seeped into younger people’s lives; what it skill to be the “the excellent slut” and why many women scorn virginity; the advanced terrain of hookup tradition and the unlucky realities surrounding attack. In Orenstein’s palms those matters are by no means decreased to simplistic “truths;” relatively, her robust reporting opens up a discussion on a effective, usually silent, subtext of yank lifestyles today—giving readers complete and in-depth info with which to appreciate, and navigate, this complex new world.

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Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace

By Ayelet Waldman

In our moms’ day there have been solid moms, detached moms, and sometimes, nice moms. this day now we have in basic terms undesirable moms: in case you paintings, you’re neglectful; when you remain domestic, you’re smothering. for those who self-discipline, you’re procuring them a place at the shrink’s sofa; should you allow them to run wild, they are going to be into medications by way of 7th grade. Is it any ask yourself such a lot of ladies confer with themselves at one time or one other as a “bad mother”?
Writing with striking candor, and meting out a lot hilarious and important suggestion alongside the way—Is breast top? What when you do while your daughter attire up as a “ho” for Halloween?—Ayelet Waldman says it is time for ladies to recover from it and get on with it during this wry, unflinchingly sincere, and regularly insightful memoir on sleek motherhood.

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Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives

By John Elder Robison

The slyly humorous, sweetly relocating memoir of an unconventional dad’s courting along with his both offbeat son—complete with quick autos, tall stories, selfmade explosives, and a complete lot of enjoyable and trouble 
John Robison used to be now not your average dad. clinically determined with Asperger’s syndrome on the age of 40, he approached fatherhood as a sequence of common sense puzzles and sensible jokes. rather than a speech concerning the birds and the bees, he informed his son, Cubby, that he'd received him on the child Store—and that the salesperson had cheated him by means of promising Cubby may “do all chores.” whereas different mom and dad performed capture with their teenagers, John taught Cubby to force the family's old Rolls-Royce. nonetheless, Cubby turning out beautiful well, at least until school professionals made up our minds that he used to be dumb and stubborn—the exact same factor John had been advised as a baby. Did Cubby have Asperger’s too? the reply used to be doubtful.

One factor was transparent, notwithstanding: by the point he grew to become seventeen, Cubby had turn into an excellent and curious chemist—smart adequate to make military-grade explosives and produce federal brokers calling. With Cubby dealing with a legal trial—and as much as sixty years in prison—both father and son have been pressured to take inventory in their lives, ultimately accepting that being “on the spectrum” is either a problem and a special present.

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NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

By Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman

Some of the most influential books approximately young ones ever released, Nurture Shock deals a innovative new point of view on teenagers that upends a library's worthy of traditional knowledge. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp research, the authors exhibit that a lot of glossy society's innovations for nurturing little ones are in truth backfiring--because key twists within the technology were ignored. not anything like a parenting guide, NurtureShock will get to the middle of ways we develop, study and live.

Released in hardcover in September 2009, Nurture Shock remained at the ny occasions top vendor record for 3 months, and used to be one among Amazon's top promoting books for 2009. The publication has turn into a global phenomenon with versions released world wide - in fifteen languages, thus far.

In addition to Bronson and Merryman's writings on compliment -- first made recognized in New York magazine -- there are 9 extra both groundbreaking chapters. one of the themes covered:

Why the main brutal individual in a kid's existence is usually a sibling, and the way a unmarried element in their preschool-aged play can be sure their courting as adults.

When is it too quickly - or too past due - to coach a toddler approximately race? youngsters in different faculties are much less prone to have a cross-racial friendship, no more - so is tuition variety backfiring?

Millions of households are combating to get their children into inner most colleges and complex courses as early as attainable. yet colleges are lacking the simplest teenagers, seventy three% of the time - the hot neuroscience explains why.

Why are young children - even these from the simplest of houses - nonetheless competitive and vicious? the answer's present in a rethinking of parental clash, self-discipline, television's unforeseen impact, and social dominance.

Parents are wanting to jump-start babies' language abilities. lately, scientists have found a chain of ordinary innovations which are impressive of their efficacy - it is not child video clips, signal language, or perhaps the richness of language publicity. it truly is not anything you have heard sooner than.

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But I Wanted a Pony!: An Anne Taintor Motherhood Collection

By Anne Taintor

This new number of vintage-with-a-twist paintings through Anne Taintor deals up a clean serving of Anne's signature hilarious remark at the joys, demanding situations, and cocktail hours of motherhood. From the basics (WOW! i am getting to provide delivery and alter diapers!) to placing foodstuff at the desk (you see them as pies . . . I see them as cries for help) to facing adolescence questions (because i am the mum . . . that is why) and methods for taking the sting off (now be a pricey and fetch mommy her flask), Taintor expertly captures the humorous, frantic, and sincere strategies that the majority mothers have skilled, with an perspective moms far and wide will welcome.

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The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism

By Kristine Barnett

Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ greater than Einstein’s, a photographic reminiscence, and he taught himself calculus in weeks. At 9 he set to work on an unique idea in astrophysics that specialists think may possibly sometime positioned him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age twelve he turned a paid researcher in quantum physics. however the tale of Kristine’s trip with Jake is all of the extra extraordinary simply because his impressive brain was once nearly misplaced to autism. At age , whilst Jake was once clinically determined, Kristine used to be instructed he may possibly by no means have the capacity to tie his personal shoes.
The Spark is a impressive memoir of mom and son. Surrounded by means of “experts” at domestic and in particular ed who attempted to target Jake’s most simple talents and curtail his distracting interests—moving shadows at the wall, stars, plaid styles on couch fabric—Jake made no growth, withdrew a growing number of into his personal global, and finally stopped conversing thoroughly. Kristine knew in her middle that she needed to make a metamorphosis. opposed to the recommendation of her husband, Michael, and the developmental experts, Kristine her instincts, pulled Jake out of specific ed, and started getting ready him for mainstream kindergarten on her own.
counting on the insights she built on the daycare middle she runs out of the storage in her domestic, Kristine resolved to persist with Jacob’s “spark”—his passionate pursuits. Why pay attention to what he couldn’t do? Why now not concentrate on what he could?  This simple philosophy, together with her trust within the energy of normal formative years studies (softball, picnics, s’mores round the campfire) and the significance of play, helped Kristine conquer large odds.
The Barnetts weren't prosperous humans, and likewise to monetary problem, Kristine herself confronted critical health and wellbeing matters. yet via exertions and backbone on behalf of Jake and his more youthful brothers, in addition to an timeless religion of their group, buddies, and relatives, Kristine and Michael prevailed. the implications have been past something somebody can have imagined.
Dramatic, inspiring, and transformative, The Spark is concerning the energy of affection and braveness within the face of overwhelming hindrances, and the amazing chances which could ensue once we how to faucet the real strength that lies inside each baby, and in all of us.

Praise for The Spark
“[An] impressive memoir . . . compulsive reading.”The Washington Post
The Spark is set the transformative energy of unconditional love. when you've got a toddler who’s ‘different’—and who doesn’t?—you won’t have the ability to positioned it down.”—Sylvia Nasar, writer of a stunning Mind
“Love, disorder, religion, tragedy and triumph—it’s all the following. . . . Jake Barnett’s tale comprises knowledge for each parent.”Newsday
“This eloquent memoir approximately a rare boy and a resilient and memorable mom can be of curiosity to each mum or dad and/or educator hoping to nurture a child’s real ‘spark.’”—Publishers Weekly
“Compelling . . . Jake is rare, yet so is his superhuman mom.”—Booklist
The Spark describes in sparkling phrases the profound depth with which a mom can love her child.”—Andrew Solomon, writer of The Noonday Demon and faraway from the Tree
“Every father or mother and instructor may still learn this very good book!”—Temple Grandin, writer of Thinking in images and co-author of The Autistic Brain

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Autism Book: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention (Sears Parenting Library)

With readability and compassion, Dr. Robert Sears courses the reader throughout the maze of autism, explaining what precautions mom and dad can take to diminish their baby's danger, the way to become aware of autism on the earliest attainable age, and the way to continue as soon as a prognosis has been made. The booklet offers mom and dad with an easy and transparent realizing of the biomedical remedy technique that Dr. Sears has used effectively with a lot of his younger sufferers. It lays out a plan for developmental, behavioral, and studying cures; indicates mom and dad find out how to start remedies and not using a doctor's support; provides info on vaccines and their secure use; and comprises an intensive assets part. THE AUTISM e-book presents all of the details and reassurance mom and dad want.

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Managing Your Family's High-Tech Habits: (From Video-Games to the Dark Side of the Web)

By Arnie Cole, Michael Ross

Most households are using the wave of high-tech instruments, not often contemplating its unfavourable outcomes: elevated pressure, hooked up isolation, loneliness, undesirable behavior and behaviors, and unsafe addictions. Managing Your Family's High-Tech Habits helps you variety throughout the promise and the pitfalls of digital dwelling, exhibiting you ways to navigate social media offerings and set fit limitations. a variety of chapters handle hot-button concerns: why boys get addicted to games; why our daughters essentially live to tell the tale their mobile phones; what to do while households are stuck at the hours of darkness aspect of the web.

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