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Are You as Happy as You Can Be as a Mother?

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

In The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers, Meg Meeker, M.D., critically acclaimed author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, puts her twenty-five years of experience as a practicing pediatrician and counselor into a sound, sane approach to reshaping the frustrating, exhausting lives of so many moms.

By implementing the key strategies in Dr. Meeker’s book, you can be happy, hopeful, and a wonderful role model. You can teach your children to be the very best they can be—and isn’t that still the most precious reward of motherhood?

Here are Dr. Meeker’s 10 Habits:

#1 UNDERSTAND YOUR VALUE AS A MOTHER
#2 MAINTAIN KEY FRIENDSHIPS
#3 VALUE AND PRACTICE FAITH
#4 SAY NO TO COMPETITION
#5 CREATE A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY
#6 MAKE TIME FOR SOLITUDE
#7 GIVE AND GET LOVE IN HEALTHY WAYS
#8 FIND WAYS TO LIVE SIMPLY
#9 LET GO OF FEAR
#10 HOPE IS A DECISION – SO MAKE IT!

Click here to read an excerpt!

And check out these videos of Dr. Meeker talking about some of the most important habits for happy mothers.

Win a Trip for Two to Paris!

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The Paris Wife

“I wished I had died before I ever loved anyone but her.” –Ernest Hemingway

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, Paula McLain’s stunning novel The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and an extraordinary love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Set during the same period as Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast and The Sun Also Rises, Paula McLain’s The Paris Wife brilliantly captures the voice and heart of Hadley Hemingway as she struggles with her roles as a woman—wife, lover, muse, friend, and mother—and tries to find her place in the intoxicating and tumultuous world of Paris in the twenties.

After you read The Paris Wife you will want nothing more than to experience the streets of Paris yourself. And now you can win a round trip vacation! Enter now for your chance to win the Grand prize: a week long trip for two (2) to Paris including airfare, hotel and transportation to and from the Airport, and a copy of the book The Paris Wife. 10 runner-up winners will receive a copy of book The Paris Wife.  Click here to learn more!

Watch a video interview with Paula McLain!

Read an excerpt from The Paris Wife

Check out the Reader’s Guide, as well as some Hemingway inspired cocktail and food recipes!

Think your book club would be interested in a Hemingway tour? If so click here to learn more.

The Girl Who Chased the Moon: Now a New York Times Bestseller

Friday, March 26th, 2010

MOONEmily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. Such as, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? And why did she vow never to return? But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew—a reclusive, real-life gentle giant—she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life: Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes.

Interested in discussing with your book club? Use this reader’s guide to help you along!

Check out the trailer!

Shanghai Girls interview with New York Times Bestselling author Lisa See

Friday, February 12th, 2010

In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree—until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime, from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America. Though inseparable best friends, the sisters also harbor petty jealousies and rivalries. Along the way they make terrible sacrifices, face impossible choices, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel hold fast to who they are—Shanghai girls.

Meet Flavia de Luce!

Friday, February 12th, 2010

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley – It is the summer of 1950and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.

For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasnt. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.”

Visit Alan Bradley’s website and learn more about the Flavia de Luce Mystery series.

National Book Award Winning, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Friday, February 12th, 2010

In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCanns stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people.

Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed authors most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s.

Visit Colum’s website for reviews, interviews and more video!

Hannah Tinti talks about The Good Thief

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Richly imagined and gothically spooky, The Good Thief introduces one of the most appealing young heroes in contemporary fiction and ratifies Hannah Tinti as one of our most exciting talents writing today.

Jamie Ford discusses Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.

Visit Jamie Ford’s website to follow his blog and see if he is coming to a city near you.

At Home with Lorna Landvik

Monday, February 1st, 2010

In this special video, Lorna Landvik treats you to an intimate look at her delightful novels and the people and places that inspired them. Watch this preview, and click here to order the FREE DVD to share with your book club. (more…)

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