Magazine article Working Mother

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Lucky Child, by Loung Ung (nonfiction). Follow the lives of author Loung, who escaped Cambodia and fled to America at the age of 10, and Chou, the sister she left behind. Alternating chapters tell each sister's story during the 15 years it took them to reunite.

Oh the Glory of It All, by Sean Wilsey (nonfiction). This dark and funny memoir tells of a glittery, high-society family that falls apart when the parents divorce, Dad marries Mom's best friend and Mom freaks out. It's a wild and wonderful narrative.

The Promise, by Oral Lee Brown with Caille Millner (nonfiction). In 1987, Californien Oral Lee Brown started saving $10,000 a year {of her $45,000-a-year salary) to send a class of 23 disadvantaged first graders to college. This is her inspirational story of making good on her pledge, sending 19 of the 23 students to college-and deciding to do it all over again.

The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova (fiction). In this modern-day take on the age-old good-vs. …

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