When a writer as profoundly able as Plante pens a lament for his lost companion, the result is a fierce encapsulation of grief, the fundamentally private wrought wrenchingly public. This sublime remembrance - more a compilation of memory fragments than a linear life story - evokes a whole man (in truth, two whole men).
Urban Baby named The Daddy Shift: How Stay-at-Home-Dads, Breadwinning Moms, and Shared Parenting Are Transforming the American Family one of its ten best of the year. Jeremy Adam Smith, author of The Daddy Shift, offers his list of the Twelve Best Shareable Books of 2009 on Shareable.com.
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Kathryn Joyce exposes the difficulties military women face finding safe, confidential abortion services.
Thomas DeWolf reviews Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.
David Chura looks at the alarming use of stun guns against children.