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Aimee Molloy

Aimee Molloy is the author of the New York Times instant bestseller, The Perfect Mother. This debut novel centers around a group of women whose lives become indelibly connected when one of their newborns goes missing. This thrilling novel is being adapted for the big screen by Kerry Washington, who hails it as: "a gripping page-turner that explores the pressures of modern motherhood as well as a mother's absolute worst nightmare." Inspired by her own experience as a young mother in Brooklyn, the novel brings to light issues that many women (and some men) face after their children are born--navigating expectations and expert advice around how "best" to raise an infant--in addition to managing one's career; maintaining a healthy, happy relationship with your partner; "getting back" your pre-baby body, etc. Early readers couldn't put it down, calling it: "a fast-paced, twisty, engrossing read" (Megan Miranda); "a true page turner!" (B.A. Paris); and "a riveting mystery" (Kimberly McCreight). Harper will publish The Perfect Mother in May 2018. Aimee is also the author of However Long the Night and the co-author of several works of non-fiction, including Jantsen's Gift, with Pam Cope. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two daughters. Learn more at

The Best 5 Books on Aimee Molloy

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However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph

In However Long the Night, Aimee Molloy tells the unlikely and inspiring story of Molly Melching, an American woman whose experience as an exchange student in Senegal led her to found Tostan and dedicate almost four decades of her life to the girls and women of Africa.

This moving biography details Melching's beginnings at the University of Dakar and follows her journey of 40 years in Africa, where she became a social entrepreneur and one of humanity's strongest voices for the rights of girls and women.

Inspirational and beautifully written, However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph is a passionate entreaty for all global citizens. This book is published in partnership with the Skoll Foundation, dedicated to accelerating innovations from organizations like Tostan that address the world's most pressing problems.

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For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire

In 2001, Captain James "Yusuf" Yee was commissioned as one of the first Muslim chaplains in the United States Army. After the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001, he became a frequent government spokesman, helping to educate soldiers about Islam and build understanding throughout the military. Subsequently, Chaplain Yee was selected to serve as the Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, where nearly 700 detainees captured in the war on terror were being held as "unlawful combatants."

In September 2003, after serving at Guantanamo for ten months in a role that gave him unrestricted access to the detainees--and after receiving numerous awards for his service there--Chaplain Yee was secretly arrested on his way to meet his wife and daughter for a routine two-week leave. He was locked away in a navy prison, subject to much of the same treatment that had been imposed on the Guantanamo detainees. Wrongfully accused of spying, and aiding the Taliban and Al Qaeda, Yee spent 76 excruciating days in solitary confinement and was threatened with the death penalty.

After the U.S. government determined it had made a grave mistake in its original allegations, it vindictively charged him with adultery and computer pornography. In the end all criminal charges were dropped and Chaplain Yee's record wiped clean. But his reputation was tarnished, and what has been a promising military career was left in ruins.

Depicting a journey of faith and service, Chaplain Yee's For God and Country is the story of a pioneering officer in the U.S. Army, who became a victim of the post-September 11 paranoia that gripped a starkly fearful nation. And it poses a fundamental question: If our country cannot be loyal to even the most patriotic Americans, can it remain loyal to itself?

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La madre perfecta (Spanish Edition)

Un thriller psicológico adictivo sobre un grupo de mujeres que ven cómo el sueño de la maternidad se tambalea y pone a prueba su sentido de la amistad.

Un grupo de cuatro madres recientes, que se reúnen regularmente para conversar y distraerse, se ve convulsionado cuando el bebé de una de ellas desaparece.

Una noche de copas. Unas horas de diversión. Nada podía ir mal.

Se hacen llamar las madres de mayo, porque es el mes en el que nacieron sus hijos. Desde entonces, se han reunido dos veces por semana en el Prospect Park de Brooklyn para compartir experiencias y preocupaciones sobre sus recién nacidos.

Una noche deciden salir un poco de la rutina, alejarse por unas horas de su estrenado papel de madres responsables y salir de copas, reírse un rato, pasarlo bien. Pero algo se tuerce irremisiblemente cuando Midas, el hijo de Winnie, desaparece mientras duerme sin que la canguro sepa dar explicación alguna y sin dejar rastro.

¿Qué peor pesadilla puede existir para una madre que no saber dónde está su hijo de apenas seis semanas? Lo que sigue es una carrera contrareloj para encontrar a Midas en la que todas las madres del grupo tendrán que decidir cuánto están dispuestas a arriesgar para dar con el pequeño, aunque eso signifique exponer sus secretos, desafiar sus miedos, poner a prueba las vidas que tan cuidadosamente han construido e incluso cuestionarse a sí mismas.

«La madre perfecta es una novela apasionante que explora las presiones a la que se ven sometidas las madres modernas y también la peor pesadilla que cualquier madre puede sufrir. A la vez maravillosamente construida, entretenida y fascinante, te deja en ascuas hasta el final. Me enorgullezco muchísimo de llevar esta novela de suspense a la gran pantalla.»
Kerry Washington

«Finalmente, una nueva película que completará el trío de thrillers suburbanos que inauguraron Perdida y La chica del tren. Tomad nota: La madre perfecta, producida y protagonizada por Kerry Washington.»
Vanity Fair

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Rosewater (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY JON STEWART | Previously published as Then They Came for Me

When Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fiancée, Paola, that he’d be back in just a few days, a week at most. Little did he know, as he kissed her good-bye, that he would spend the next three months in Iran’s most notorious prison, enduring brutal interrogation sessions at the hands of a man he knew only by his smell: Rosewater.
For the Bahari family, wars, coups, and revolutions are not distant concepts but intimate realities they have suffered for generations: Maziar’s father was imprisoned by the shah in the 1950s, and his sister by Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1980s. Alone in his cell at Evin Prison, fearing the worst, Maziar draws strength from his memories of the courage of his father and sister in the face of torture, and hears their voices speaking to him across the years. He dreams of being with Paola in London, and imagines all that she and his rambunctious, resilient eighty-four-year-old mother must be doing to campaign for his release. During the worst of his encounters with Rosewater, he silently repeats the names of his loved ones, calling on their strength and love to protect him and praying he will be released in time for the birth of his first child.
A riveting, heart-wrenching memoir, Rosewater offers insight into the past seventy years of regime change in Iran, as well as the future of a country where the democratic impulses of the youth continually clash with a government that becomes more totalitarian with each passing day. An intimate and fascinating account of contemporary Iran, it is also the moving and wonderfully written story of one family’s extraordinary courage in the face of repression.
“I really connected to Maziar’s story. It’s a personal story but one with universal appeal about what it means to be free.”—Jon Stewart
“An important and elegant book . . . a prison memoir enlarged into a family history.”The New Republic
“Clear and compelling . . . engaging and informative—a gripping tribute to human dedication and a cogent indictment of a corrupt regime.”Washington Independent Review of Books
“[Rosewater] is not only a fascinating, human exploration into Bahari’s personal experience . . . it also provides insight into the shared experience of those affected by repressive governments everywhere.”Mother Jones

“A damning account . . . [Rosewater] turns a lens not only on Iran’s surreal justice system but on the history and culture that helped produce it.”The Washington Post
“[Rosewater] is a unique achievement. It is a story not just of political cruelty (a subject Bahari treats movingly), but also about the two poles of Iranian political culture, bent together in upheaval.”The Guardian (UK)
“A beautifully written account of life in Iran, filled with insights not only into the power struggles and political machinations but into the personal, emotional lives of the people living in that complicated country. Maziar Bahari is a brave man and a wonderful storyteller.”—Fareed Zakaria

From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Perfect Mother: A Novel


An addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing.

A night out. A few hours of fun. That’s all it was meant to be.

They call themselves the May Mothers—a group of new moms whose babies were born in the same month. Twice a week, they get together in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for some much-needed adult time.

When the women go out for drinks at the hip neighborhood bar, they want a fun break from their daily routine. But on this hot Fourth of July night, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but her fellow May Mothers insisted everything would be fine. Now he is missing. What follows is a heart-pounding race to find Midas, during which secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are destroyed. 

Thirteen days. An unexpected twist. The Perfect Mother is a "true page turner." —B.A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors  

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