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Every Mother Has a Story
     

Every Mother Has a Story

by Jackie Mercurio
 
The winners of the Shebooks/Good Housekeeping memoir contest offer three slices of life as a mother. In �People Don�t Get Me, Mom,� Jackie Mercurio carries a troubling secret that will change the life of her brilliant, misunderstood boy. Then a family trip to the Butterfly Garden takes them to a place of healing and wonder. In �Coyote Tales,� Jacinta Hart Kehoe

Overview

The winners of the Shebooks/Good Housekeeping memoir contest offer three slices of life as a mother. In �People Don�t Get Me, Mom,� Jackie Mercurio carries a troubling secret that will change the life of her brilliant, misunderstood boy. Then a family trip to the Butterfly Garden takes them to a place of healing and wonder. In �Coyote Tales,� Jacinta Hart Kehoe recovers from an accident she wasn�t supposed to survive but struggles to help her adopted daughter learn to love and trust again. And in �Pulling Rabbits from a Hat,� Cynthia Leonard tells her fascinating story of growing up in a magical act, with a mother who disappeared and reappeared nightly.

This is a short e-book published by Shebooks--high quality fiction, memoir, and journalism for women, by women. For more information, visit shebooks.net.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149601769
Publisher:
Shebooks
Publication date:
04/07/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
724 KB

Meet the Author

Jackie Mercurio lives with her husband, five children, and a black Lab in New York. She is pleased to report that, taking his own advice to �focus on the wings,� her son Calvin is a happy boy today and is collaborating with her on writing a longer version of this story. Visit her at Jackiemercurio.com.

Jacinta Hart Kehoe began writing as a child by recording her pony�s journal. Her work has appeared in The Examined Life: A Literary Journal of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Rosebud, the Des Moines Register, Parenting with Spirit, Fostering Families, and more. �Coyote Tales� is one of a compilation of reflective essays about relearning to live after an accident that she wasn�t expected to survive. She has relocated from Iowa to Louisiana, where she lives with Phillip, the love of her life, two dogs, and a cat.

Cynthia Leonard loves learning, good books, writing, photography, travel, Hellenistic archaeology, and Byzantine art. Her work is in management, and she likes its collaborative give-and-take nature. She cherishes time with her family, including one awesome grandson. This is her first published creative nonfiction work.

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