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Tall Poppies Review: Sometimes ‘Little Broken Things’ Have a Big Impact…

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  Tender descriptions of Minnesota lake picnics, boathouse romances and childhood memories cloak simmering shame and mysterious motives in this slow unraveling of community secrets, Little Broken Things, from author Nicole Baart. When Quinn’s sister Nora brings a troubled child to the door of her small cottage, telling her not to tell anyone — even their mother and brother who live nearby–the questions burn and linger, and the answers don’t come easily. Whose child is she? Who are they protecting her from? Which male figures can be trusted and which cannot? With Nora skittish about unknown forces, and Quinn forced to hold down the fort with a child who is a virtual stranger, the sisters have to rely more on…

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Could These Four Memoirs be the Next ‘The Glass Castle’?

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It’s rare for a book to hit the New York Times bestseller’s list at all, let alone spend seven years on it. But that’s exactly what happened with Jeannette Walls’ acclaimed memoir, The Glass Castle. Published in 2005, the book was an immediate hit, going on to sell almost 3 million copies, win several prizes, and be translated into 22 different languages. Now, twelve years after its publication, the sensational true story has been turned into a movie starring Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, which came out August 11th. Telling the story of Walls’ abusive, poverty-stricken childhood, The Glass Castle is the kind of memoir that stays with you long after you read it. Walls’ father, Rex, is an alcoholic who…

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Parenting is Tough: ‘Listen’ Helps Build a Roadmap to a Happier, Healthier Family

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Any parent will tell you, raising children is a lot of work and one of the most challenging jobs anyone could take on in life. The rewards, of course, highly outweigh the tough times, but it’s just not easy. That’s why there are books upon books dedicated to helping you raise your child(ren). Some are better than others, some are more effective for different types of families; it’s really all about what works for you and what doesn’t because every child is different. Enter Patty Wipfler and Tosha Schore, M.A., the authors of Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges (Hand in Hand Parenting, August 23, 2016). Wipfler and Schore set up a fool-proof way to help…

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