You Are No Longer in Trouble does not sugar-coat or put a movie shine on the life of a teacher. It also does not try to be shocking or bleak about the profession. O’Donnell strikes a well-balanced tone, providing a realistic sense of the life of a teacher.
Open the pages of The Four Ugliest Children in Christendom and enter another world. In this intriguing, provocative poetry collection, Welsch confronts societal expectations, the ethics of research, the pressures and complications of parenting and adoption, and shifting definitions of truth and beauty.
“Most people believe that raising children is tantamount to settling down, living conventionally, and avoiding danger,” Ross explains in her brisk and bracing tone. “That is not the vision Todd and I had of parenthood. . . . For us, long-distance hiking was not a family vacation. It was an extension of our lives—our values.” In The World is Our Classroom, travel writer Cindy Ross looks back at her twenty-or-so years of unconventional parenting and reflects on the lessons that arduous travel has imparted to her children.
Jodie Noel Vinson
Many women know from a young age that they want children. But for those of us who have not felt the call, or have felt the call complicated by other needs, passions, and circumstances, Sheila Heti’s novel, Motherhood, is a long-awaited companion; a kind of What to Expect for those who are not sure they want to have children.
Little Million Doors by Chad Sweeny is an elegy mourning the death of his father. In this lyrical book-long poem, Sweeny breaks traditional barriers of language to draw a multifaceted portrait of grief.
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