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Tall Poppy Review: Fragile Friendships in “The Glass Wives”

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In Amy Nathan’s The Glass Wives (Saint Martin’s Press), a devastating end becomes a beginning of sorts for Evie and Nicole Glass. When Richard Glass is killed in a tragic accident, Nicole is a sudden widow. But what does that make Evie, his ex-wife? Financial instability and an unknown future plague both women, and as they are thrust into the unknown they find themselves flailing. Hoping to find some security and longing for family in the midst of such loss, Nicole proposes that she and Luca, her toddler son, move in with Evie and her twins Sam and Sophie. Against her own better judgement, Evie agrees. As unexpected bonds form between the children, Evie and Nicole engage in a cautious…

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Romance & Recovery In Kristen Proby’s Latest Novel

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Kristen Proby is no stranger to the romance genre and holds her own as a returning New York Times bestselling author. However, she takes a new direction with the first book in her Romancing Manhattan series, following three brothers who practice law, balance their work with life in New York and of course meet plenty of beautiful fiery women along the way.  All the Way (William Morrow) follows one of these brothers,  the irresistible Finn Cavanaugh and the beautiful and talented London Watson. London is channeling all of her efforts on physically healing from a tragic fire which gave her a broken leg and cruelly took both of her parents’ lives. As a Broadway actress unable to dance, saddled with…

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AuthorBuzz Giveaways: Recovery, Mystery, and Luxury

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Dear Reader, In my forties, I woke up one day and realized I had a drinking problem. In Lush, I examine this struggle I had with alcohol, a struggle many middle-aged women face. But, I didn’t get sober. I dealt with the problems behind the drinking and found I could moderate. Called “Beautifully poignant, fiercely funny, and infinitely relatable,” Lush follows my story as I attempted to rediscover awe in my life and leave my regrets—and the bottle—behind. Write me at [email protected] for a chance to win 1 of 5 copies of the book! http://www.kerry-cohen.com Dear reader, Fans of Louise Penny and her Three Pines residents will feel at home with my whip-smart, quirky, ethical characters who value the strength of their community…

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Tall Poppy Review: Complex Recovery in The Art of Falling

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Imagine falling 14 stories from a city high rise and landing on top of a car. That’s what happens to Penelope Sparrow, a complicated character who has spent her entire life obsessively chasing her dream of becoming a successful dancer. Riddled with insecurities, struggling to adapt her body to the demands of the dance profession, and under the constant pressure of her loving but overbearing mother, Penelope wakes from this devastating trauma to face a heartbreaking new reality of brokenness. In The Art of Falling (Sourcebooks) Kathryn Craft has penned a story that takes us through the complicated challenges of recovery while braiding this emotional storyline through a web of intricate subplots. In this tale, we are challenged to consider our…

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How to Recognize Emotional Abuse: A Chat with Avery Neal

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Emotional abuse is tough. Damaging on every level, emotional abuse, also called psychological abuse, doesn’t just take a toll on our mental state and our self-esteem, but it also impacts how we feel about ourselves and our relationships with other people. As we have seen in the media from victims who are coming forth in the wake of #MeToo, sometimes people in emotionally abusive relationships don’t actually realize that they’re in one, because the most common hallmarks we associate with abuse just aren’t there. There are no physical scars, the abuser relying on verbal and psychological attacks instead, which can be just as damaging in the long run.  Avery Neal, a psychotherapist and founder of the Women’s Therapy Clinic has…

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VIDEO: Author Peter Green Talks Cancer Diagnosis, Recovery and Regaining Strength

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Everyone has been touched by cancer whether it be a personal battle or that of a friend or family member.  It is human nature to want to help but it is also in our nature to be unsure as to what actually is helpful. Survivor and author Peter Green is all too familiar with this predicament. Green was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2005, and immediately started chemotherapy. As someone who frequently competed in triathlons, he was left shaken by how weak the treatment made him feel. This is what first inspired him to go looking for a form of exercise that increased blood circulation and worked the muscles without exhausting the body. Today, Green is in remission and has…

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The Hot List: Jeffrey Eugenides’ Fresh Complaint and The Best New Book Releases for This Week

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Every week, Booktrib brings you The Hot List: the list of brand new releases you won’t want to miss. With some of the most poignant biographies, fascinating mysteries, funny, touching, and introspective fiction, there’s something for everyone to find here. For the first week of October, these are the hottest new releases. Fresh Complaint: Stories, Jeffrey Eugenides From critically-acclaimed author Jeffrey Eugenides, who won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with his novel, Middlesex, comes a collection of short stories, each one exploring the rich and intriguing facets of human nature, romance, family ties, and the concept of fulfillment. Eugenides’ eloquent writing style, as well as his complex plot lines grab the reader from the beginning of the first page. Previous fans of…

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In ‘The New Old Me,’ Meredith Maran Proves 60 Can Be the New 20

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A great undiscovered jewel, and from what I infer, a book that deserves to get into every single book club in the nation, and beyond. My enthusiasm is perhaps excessive. There comes a time when a book appears and has valuable lessons to teach us. We learn something we never suspected existed. People, at 60, have a life as well, and they go through ups and downs and reinvention of self like the rest of us, and still have to learn lessons along the way. They can even display resilience and an appetite for life. It is pleasant surprise that a publisher would release a book that actually concerns our aging nation, where so much emphasis rests on the land…

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CEO Learned Life Lessons From Growing Up on the Farm

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The corporate world is often seen as a jungle, but seldom as a farm. But it was on a farm—a pig farm, to be exact—that Doug Tieman learned many of the lessons that helped him achieve his dream of becoming a CEO by age 40. And now, Tieman is sharing those lessons in his new book, Flying Over the Pigpen: Leadership Lessons from Growing Up on a Farm (HCI Books; September 8, 2015). Tieman is the CEO of Caron Treatment Centers, one of the largest and most respected not-for-profit behavior healthcare facilities in the country. Caron, which treats people for substance abuse problems, has nine locations and over $100 million in annual revenues. “Although we lived in a small, rural…

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