Funny Little Pregnant Things: The good, the bad, and the just plain gross things about pregnancy that other books aren’t going to tell you

Emily Doherty, April 5, 2016

Today’s pregnancy books may no longer recommend martinis and cigarettes to help pregnant women relax, but most offer moms to be a ton of worthless information?like what kind of fruit your baby is the size of at Week 16. Is there any practical value in knowing that your child resembles produce? And where’s the good stuff?the useful details, like beware of the baby registry and all the crap you will never use, or be prepared to get breast milk all over everything you own?

Hilarious, candid, and easy to read, Funny Little Pregnant Things is full of helpful information about all the stuff people don’t tell you about pregnancy?the good, the bad, and the ugly.

“A no-holds-barred and funny glimpse into all things pregnancy, Funny Little Pregnant Things made me cringe and laugh, sometimes at the same time. Doherty covers gritty, grimy, intimate bodily changes, baby prep, and life post-child with candor and humor. I thought I knew everything there was to know from my girlfriends and other books?but Doherty’s book is a much better resource!”
—Lori Green LeRoy, author of The Inadequate Conception From Barry White to Blastocytes

The Egg Thief

Alane Adams, April 5, 2016

 Young Georgie wakes up to a morning of chores back in 1920s Pennsylvania when he gets the bad news?someone has stolen all the eggs in the henhouse. The culprit is Buster, a stray dog who takes Georgie on an adventure to find more eggs. Follow Buster and Georgie and their mischievous antics in this heartwarming tale of farm life in America’s storied past.

Alane Adams’ The Coal Thief was a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards: Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction

The House That Made Me: Writer’s Reflect on the Places and People That Define Them

Edited by Grant Jarrett, April 12, 2016

 Home?the place where we were born, where we learned our first lessons, where family was defined. The very notion evokes powerful feelings, feelings as individual as our fingerprints, as enduring as the universe and as inescapable as gravity.

In this candid, evocative collection of essays, a diverse group of acclaimed authors reflects on the diverse homes, neighborhoods, and experiences that helped shape them?using Google Earth software to revisit the location in the process. Moving and life-affirming, this poignant anthology gives fresh insight into the concept of Home.

This anthology includes 19 essays by an array of diverse award-winning authors, including . . .

• Tim Johnston, author of Descent and winner of the O. Henry Prize, the New Letters Award for Writers, and the Gival Press Short Story Award
• Laura Miller, culture columnist at Slate and co-founder of
• Porochista Khakpour, author of The Last Illusion and recipient of the 2012 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing (Prose)
• Lee Upton, author of The Tao of Humiliation, named one of “Best Books of 2014” by Kirkus Reviews
• Pamela Erens, author of the critically acclaimed novel The Virgins
• Jeffery Renard Allen, author of Song of the Shank and winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and the Whiting Writer’s Award

The House That Made Me is a revelatory investigation of home, that most beloved and fraught word?how home wields the power to shape us, undo us, remake us. How we carry it, how we let it go. The table of contents for The House That Made Me includes some of the finest writers working today, and the worlds that exist inside this tremendous anthology suggest contemporary literature has never been so vital.”
?Laura van den Berg, author of Find Me


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