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AYELET WALDMAN is the author of Daughter’s Keeper and of the Mommy-Track mystery series. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Child Magazine, and other publications, and she has a regular column on Salon.com. She and her husband, the novelist Michael Chabon, live in Berkeley, California with their four children.

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Bad Mother
A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace
Written by Ayelet Waldman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $14.95

In our mothers’ day there were good mothers, indifferent mothers, and occasionally, great mothers. Today we have only Bad Mothers: If you work, you’re neglectful; if you stay home, you’re smothering. If you discipline, you’re buying them a spot on the shrink’s couch; if you let them run wild, they will... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Bad Mother
A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace
Written by Ayelet Waldman


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $24.95

In the tradition of recent hits like The Bitch in the House and Perfect Madness comes a hilarious and controversial book that every woman will have an opinion about, written by America’s most outrageous writer.

In our mothers’ day there were good mothers, neglectful mothers, and occasionally great mothers.

Today we have... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Bad Mother
A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace
Written by Ayelet Waldman


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

Written by Ayelet Waldman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $13.95

In this moving, wry, and candid novel, widely acclaimed novelist Ayelet Waldman takes us through one woman’s passage through love, loss, and the strange absurdities of modern life.

Emilia Greenleaf believed that she had found her soulmate, the man she was meant to spend her life with. But life seems a lot... Read more >


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January 20, 2015
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Love and Treasure

Written by Ayelet Waldman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $15.95

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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Love and Treasure

Written by Ayelet Waldman


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $26.95

A spellbinding new novel of contraband masterpieces, tragic love, and the unexpected legacies of forgotten crimes, Ayelet Waldman’s Love and Treasure weaves a tale around the fascinating, true history of the Hungarian Gold Train in the Second World War.

In 1945 on the outskirts of Salzburg, victorious American soldiers capture a train filled with unspeakable riches: piles... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Love and Treasure

Written by Ayelet Waldman


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

Written by Ayelet Waldman


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Red Hook Road

Written by Ayelet Waldman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $15.00

A rich and rewarding story of love, loss, and the power of family from the bestselling author of Bad Mother and Love and Other Impossible Pursuits.

In the aftermath of a devastating wedding day, two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, find their lives unraveled by unthinkable loss. Over the course... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Red Hook Road

Written by Ayelet Waldman


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.
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