Girl in Glass: How My “Distressed Baby” Defied the Odds, Shamed a CEO, and Taught Me the Essence of Love, Heartbreak, and Miracles
by: Bloomsbury USA
Product rating: 4.4 with 17 reviews
Deanna Fei was just five-and-a-half months pregnant when she inexplicably went into labor. Minutes later, she met her tiny baby who clung to life support inside a glass box. Fei was forced to confront terrifying questions: How to be the mother of a child she could lose at any moment. Whether her daughter would survive another day–and whether she should. But as she watched her daughter fight for her life, Fei discovered the power of the mother-child bond at its most elemental.
A year after she brought her daughter home from the hospital, the CEO of AOL–her husband’s employer–blamed the beautiful, miraculously healthy little girl for a cut in employee benefits and attached a price tag to her life, using a phrase, “distressed babies,” that set off a national firestorm.
Girl in Glass is the riveting story of one child’s harrowing journey and a powerful distillation of parenthood. With incandescent prose and an unflinching eye, Fei explores the value of a human life: from the spreadsheets wielded by cost-cutting executives to the insidious notions of risk surrounding modern pregnancy; from the wondrous history of medical innovation in the care of premature infants to contemporary analyses of what their lives are worth; and finally, to the depths of her own struggle to make sense of her daughter’s arrival in the world. Above all, Girl in Glass is a luminous testament to how love takes hold when a birth defies our fundamental beliefs about how life is supposed to begin.
Posted in Memoirs Tagged with: "Distressed, Baby, Bloomsbury USA, Defied, Essence, Girl, Glass, Heartbreak, Love, Miracles, Odds, Shamed, Taught
Baby, You’re the Best (The Crystal Series)
Product rating: 5.0 with 6 reviews
New York Times
bestselling author Mary B. Morrison introduces her most seductive and vulnerable characters yet with the Crystal women, a family whose bonds are tested by love, lust, and the elusive quest for true happiness. . .
Blake Crystal has the best of almost everything. She’s at the top of her game at work, she has four wonderful daughters, and at fifty, she’s more financially secure than she’s ever been. In and out of the bedroom, her new younger lover takes her in breathtaking directions that force her to make decisions she never imagined. . .
On the surface, Alexis Crystal is an ideal daughter. As confident as she is beautiful, she can have any man or woman she wants, so she has both in her collection of bed partners. Determined to add one more, she doesn’t care that he’s dating a family member. But for all the satisfaction she gets between the sheets, she’s left unsatisfied by the one thing that troubles her–the identity of her father is listed as unknown on her birth certificate. Her mother has kept him a secret for twenty-six years. Alexis can’t move forward with her life until she stands face-to-face with the man she feels abandoned her. It doesn’t help that her three other sisters don’t know the identity of their fathers either. . .but they’ve also got their hands full with problems. . .
As the Crystal women celebrate Blake’s big birthday, they realize the issues in their relationships are too big to ignore. To get what they want, they’ll have to lie, use their seductive power, battle their insecurities, and if necessary, betray each other. . .
Book 1 in The Crystal Series
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Product rating: 4.3 with 48 reviews
A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national bestselling author Mary Kubica
She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can’t get the girl out of her head…
Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal—or worse. But despite her family’s objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.
Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow’s past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she’s willing to go to help a stranger. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.
Posted in Psychological Thrillers Tagged with: Baby, Mira, Pretty
Daniel’s Grr-ific Stories!: Welcome to the Neighborhood!; Daniel Goes to School; Daniel Visits the Doctor; Daniel’s First Sleepover; Goodnight, Daniel … Baby Is Here! (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood)
by: Simon Spotlight
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Daniel Tiger fans will love this sweet carry-along 8×8 storybook boxed set with six adorable stories!
Whether he’s making new friends or going to a superspecial sleepover, every day holds a new adventure for Daniel Tiger! Now children can learn and grow on-the-go with six of Daniel’s biggest adventures in one carry-along boxed set—complete with a tiger-tastic handle!
This boxed set includes Welcome to the Neighborhood
; Daniel Goes to School
; Daniel Visits the Doctor
; Daniel’s First Sleepover
; Goodnight, Daniel Tiger
; and The Baby Is Here!
© 2015 The Fred Rogers Company
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