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First woman

Angie Klink served as an editorial adviser for a 48-page commemorative book, Celebrating the Historic Presidential Campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Other First Women in Government published by the National Women’s History Project (NWHP), of which she is a board member. Available in hardcover or an e-book, it can be ordered here.

A parent’s alphabet

Writer and illustrator Rachel Barlow brings her typical, too-busy life to her first book, A is for All-Nighter. From model mom crackpot and Funny Farm candidate comes an uplifting and poignant tribute to the miracle of parenthood a tongue-in-cheek look at the sillier ABCs of parenthood. Click here for a video preview.

Guilty pleasure

Pesky kids, insane dogs, farting husbands. Some would call these major annoyances. Dawn Weber calls it Monday morning. But Dawn doesn’t get mad. She gets mobile. That’s right — she whips out her smartphone, and she takes names. I Love You. Now Go Away: Confessions of a Woman with a Smartphone is a thoroughly modern concept, a book drafted entirely on a phone.

Desperate women

Sharon Love Cook describes her newly published book, Phantom Baby, a “triple-A saga of adultery, addiction and abduction. In other words, something for everyone.” She’s the author of three Granite Cove mysteries.

Humor and faith

Imagine Kids Say the Darndest Things with a generous helping of Our Daily Bread. Lorraine Ray’s newly published book, Yes, Cheese-us Loves Me! is both entertaining and uplifting, using children’s quotes as a springboard for daily devotion. All of her writings are flavored with humor and faith.

Whatever is lovely

Whatever is LovelyDid you know you can totally change your life by changing your thoughts? Allia Zobel Nolan’s newly published hardcover book, Whatever is Lovely: A 90-Day Devotional Journal, includes a satin bookmark and makes a thoughtful gift for all ages, especially the tweens. A former senior editor of religious books at Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing for nine years, she has written nearly 200 books for children, adults, cat lovers, worriers and tweens.

The winter months

Amy McVay Abbott51vg52gregl-_sx331_bo1204203200_ contributed an essay for These Winter Months: The Late Orphan Project Anthology, a collection of stories about the death of a parent. The focus is not the grief, the sense of loss, the terrible sadness, but rather the simpler things. This is about the intricate and universal workings of family — regrets, learning, problem solving, daily life, and most definitely, love. The book won top prize in the compilations/anthologies category at the 2016 Great Midwest Book Festival.

Tales from the crib

Tales From the CribDeeDee Filiatreault, a regular housewife with fairly normal kids (if there is such a thing), has collected all of her tough, messy and often hilarious family moments into one handy book, Tales from the Crib (Skyhorse Publishing, November 2016). This collection of DeeDee’s favorite columns and writings spans her first near-decade in the mom business. Reading it is like plunking down next to that funny mom at playgroup. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll feel less lonely in this thing.

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