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Friday Reads: Mighty Moms!

These incredible true stories of mighty moms fighting to save their daughters’ lives are our #FridayReads picks!

IF YOU LOVE ME: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction by Maureen Cavanagh
Cavanagh’s gripping memoir is the story of a mother who suddenly finds herself on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic as her daughter battles—and ultimately reckons with—substance use disorder. “An emotionally fraught tale of a mother’s love and her actions to save her daughter from opioid addiction.” — Kirkus Reviews

SAVING SARAH: One Mother’s Battle Against the Health Care System to Save Her Daughter’s Life by Janet Murnaghan
When her daughter desperately needed a lung transplant to survive, Janet Murnaghan rallied against the outdated restrictions in healthcare that would limit her daughter’s options. “The author’s straightforward yet heartfelt prose includes short entries by her husband, sisters, and even Sarah. Readers will be deeply moved by this harrowing story and this family’s fortitude, anguish, and love.” — Publishers Weekly readmoreremove

Happy #BookBday (8/28/18 Edition)

What a lovely day for a #BookBday!

HOUSEGIRL by Michael Donkor
One of Library Journal’s Best Summer 2018 Debuts! Three adolescents—two Ghanaian “housegirls” and the daughter of wealthy immigrants—must come to terms with themselves and the secrets they have kept from each other in this powerful debut novel. “Donkor’s dense descriptions of life in Ghana and London capture the dazzling disorientation of a young village girl on her own. Compelling female characters abound; it’s surprising to discover a young male writer who so successfully inhabits a female point of view.” — Library Journal, starred review

THE DISORDERED MIND: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves by Eric R. Kandel
One of Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018! A Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist’s probing investigation of what brain disorders can tell us about human nature. “Kandel’s clear and straightforward writing makes this informative scientific exploration accessible and compelling to both medical practitioners, researchers, and general readers interested in how the mysteries of human nature arise from the physical matter of the brain.” — Library Journal

THE SHADOW PRESIDENT: The Truth About Mike Pence by Michael D’Antonio & Peter Eisner
In this landmark biography of our current Vice President, Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael D’Antonio and Emmy-nominated journalist Peter Eisner reveal that Mike Pence is the most important and powerful Christian Right politician America has ever seen. Driven as much by theology as personal ambition, Pence is now positioned to seize the big prize – the presidency – and use it to fashion a nation more pleasing to his god and corporate sponsors. “Producing a biography of a living, controversial politician is always difficult. D’Antonio and Eisner have succeeded in this well-documented, damning book.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review readmoreremove

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