There is an abundance of “advice” for pregnant and post-partum women on the internet—but what good has come from googling your worst-case-scenario fears? Written in the approachable and friendly tone of a best-friend blogger but informed by the insight of a Registered Midwife, A is for Advice seeks to comfort and inspire, providing realistic and soothing advice at a time when most women desperately seek out information.
Whether you prefer a water birth at home or a scheduled C-section in a hospital, whether you believe in painkillers or an all-natural labor, breast milk or formula, this book speaks to concerns common to all women as they approach birth and motherhood. Eschewing the “birth wars” for a women-centered, feminist perspective, A is for Advice does not argue for any one type of birth experience, but rather empowers each woman to be her own advocate. Through 26 letters of the alphabet (C is for Control; F is for Fear; W is for Water), this book offers a compelling call for well-informed, judgment-free, and forgiving birthing and mothering.
Powerhouse is once again proud to be hosting a panel for the esteemed Festival Neue Literatur, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Another Country: Distant Lands Up Close and Personal will discuss how the interplay of geography and time alters the identity of a person, a character, a city, or even a nation. With Daniela Emminger, Pierre Jarawan, Dana Grigorcea, and Min Jin Lee, moderated by Liesl Schillinger.
THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR is a board book that explores the size progression of a baby in the womb in relation to a fruit or vegetable.
Beginning at the size of a sweet pea and growing to the size of watermelon, each week of pregnancy is documented as a watercolor painting next to a fun, and also true fact about that specific fruit or vegetable, mixed with a playful quip. With its endearing illustrations and droll humor, THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR makes a perfect gift for expectant families.
For eleven-year-old Esme, ballet is everything—until her four-year-old sister, Lily, vanishes without a trace and nothing is certain anymore. People Esme has known her whole life suddenly become suspects, each new one hitting closer to home than the last. Unable to cope, Esme escapes the nightmare that is her new reality when she receives an invitation to join an elite ballet academy in San Francisco. Desperate to leave behind her chaotic, broken family and the mystery surrounding Lily’s disappearance, Esme accepts.
Eight years later, Esme is up for her big break: her first principal role in Paris. But a call from her older sister shatters the protective world she has built for herself, forcing her to revisit the tragedy she’s run from for so long. Will her family finally have the answers they’ve been waiting for? And can Esme confront the pain that shaped her childhood, or will the darkness follow her into the spotlight?
Join us in the Dumbo Lit Book Club, where we’ll be reading and discussing the acclaimed memoir The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. With our cozy, swanky new lounge area, catching up on the latest books with your neighbors has never been so fun or easy. Members get a 15% discount for purchase of the book club book […]