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Mother's Ruin

RRP $24.99

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Nicola Barry grew up in a well-to-do family—her father was a hospital consultant, her mother was medically trained, and her brothers were boarders at public school. But behind the closed doors of their imposing family home, her mother was drinking herself to death. A beautiful, quirky woman, this is the story of how Monica Barry became a prisoner to alcohol and a prisoner in her own home, her addiction slowly sucking the life out of her. And how—with her father at work, and her brothers away at school—Nicola spent much of her childhood as her mother's unofficial caregiver: hauling her from the bath when she was too drunk to function and running errands to buy her booze. Full of harrowing incidents, and warmed by a touching, bleak humor, this is the powerful story of how a mother drank herself to death and how alcohol destroyed a family. And of how Nicola battled with her own alcoholism but, determined to throw off her mother's legacy, came through a survivor.


A Mother's Love

RRP $18.99

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Mr Nevo Blok is well known in Russia. One of the richest bachelors Russia had to offer. Stasha, Franny and the children have been summoned by this stranger. When they find out why, they had to go. Philip and Brad were not going to let their wives go alone. this had to do with the children and the last two experiences put them both on high alert. Will Lisa be able to come out of this unscathed or will her heart be taken.


Pieces Of My Mother

RRP $21.99

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New in paperback! From the events coordinator of San Francisco's acclaimed Book Passage comes a provocative memoir that explores the complex emotional landscape of a child abandoned by her mother

One summer, Melissa Cistaro's mother drove off without a word. Devastated, she and her brothers were left to pick up the pieces, wondering why their mother abandoned them. Decades later, Melissa finds herself at her dying mother's side, with just days to find out what happened that summer and confront the fear she could do the same to her own children. She never expects to stumble on a cache of letters her mother wrote but never sent, which could hold the answers she seeks.

About the Author

Melissa Cistaro is a bookseller and the events coordinator at Book Passage, the legendary San Francisco Bay Area independent bookstore, where she has hosted more than 200 authors. A writer and mother, she has been published in numerous literary journals including the New Ohio Review, Anderbo.com, and Brevity as well as in two anthologies alongside Anne Lamott, Jane Smiley, and other writers. Melissa graduated with honors from UCLA and continued her education with the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. She has participated in the Tin House Writer's Workshop in Portland and The Writer's Studio in Los Angeles. She lives in San Francisco.



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