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Author Abby Maslin’s marriage was picture perfect. But all that changed when her husband was viciously attacked. Her new reality becomes helping her brain injured husband learn how to talk and walk again.  Maslin shares her innermost thoughts on what it is like to cope with a severely disabled spouse. This memoir shows the courage it takes for both of them to live for “better or worse”  when there is a lot of worse. 




Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524743314
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Published: Dutton - March 12th, 2019

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This memoir is for anyone who dreams of starting life over in an exotic place. Overweight, unhealthy, and lonely, writer Kamin Mohammadi left her stressful London life and moved to Florence, Italy for a year. Her new routines include walking everywhere, shopping for fresh food at markets, learning to cook simple meals (recipes included) and eating reasonable portions. Her colorful Italian friends influence the way she thinks, eats, drinks and loves. She learns to embrace her most beautiful self  “all the time and in every way” and adopts a more simple existence, savoring the sweetness of a slower pace. 

Bella Figura: How to Live, Love, and Eat the Italian Way Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804173292
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 2019

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Heather Harpham writes a heart-breaking and very honest memoir about her unplanned pregnancy, her boyfriend's unwillingness to parent the child and her decision to move to California to raise the child near close family and friends. Mere hours after her daughter Gracie's birth comes a devastating health diagnosis.  Harpham, a writer and drama teacher, shares her real life Jodi Picoult story with all of its complex twists and turns. Your heart rate will go up and down as Harpham recounts her daughter's rare, life threatening illness, her frequent hospitalizations and the brave step Harpham took to try and save her.  In the end though, the title says it all. If you enjoy memoirs, this one will become one of your all time favorites

Happiness: A Memoir: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250131560
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - August 1st, 2017