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Terry Watkins’ Darling Girl Disrupted

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What if you lived in a trailer, always moving to the next town? What if your mom had to spend weeks away and your dad was never home? In Darling Girl (Green Place Books), a heart-moving tale, Terry H. Watkins chronicles 13 years in the precarious life of “DG” Pitre through 23 vignettes across four continents. Want more BookTrib? Sign up NOW for news and giveaways! This novel propels the reader into the mind of a child, the narrative a realistic voice of an insecure young girl, getting more sophisticated as time passes. Watkins’ artful showing of characterization, place, and emotion is impressive. Except for her younger brothers, everyone in DG’s life is an expert at going away. The first time DG’s mother…

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‘The State of Affairs’: Sex, Betrayal and Why We Need to Understand Infidelity

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Betrayal, power and affairs are at the scandalous center of our lives and entertainment these days (we’re looking at you Scandal!).  The big question is WHY.  For those of us lost in the dark, Esther Perel just may have the answer. Esther Perel, a Belgian psychotherapist now based in New York City, has a track record of more than 20 years of tackling this taboo topic. Her book Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, published in 2007, made headlines when it came out and is still one of the best relationship books we’ve read.  Her TED talk  has received more than 7 million views. While Mating in Captivity dealt with the tensions and contradictions between domesticity and sexual desire, her new book The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity,…

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