BlogHer Network Member News: Claire Bidwell Smith's Memoir + More

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Claire Bidwell Smith's new memoir, The Rules of Inheritance, was released last week to great reviews: Oprah Magazine calls the book "gritty, poetic and illuminating" and Entertainment Weekly has chosen it as one of their books to look forward to in February. Publisher's Weekly says the writing "possesses a blistering power, rendering this youthful memoir an affecting journey into loss," and Barnes & Noble has chosen it for their Discover Great New Writers program for spring. Read more reviews, excerpts, and see the book trailer here. And be sure to check the list of upcoming readings and signings for an event near you. Claire blogs at

Five orphaned kitties who were featured on Laurie Cinotto's Itty Bitty Kitty Committee were the centerfold of the Jan/Feb issue of American Girl magazine.

Sharon Greenthal from Empty House, Full Mind has a weekly op-ed column, Midlife Musings, at

All Adither's Angie McCullagh published a YA fiction novel. Spectacle is available now on Amazon.

Eve Lynn Kessner of Love Life and Lollipops has been nominated for Circle of Mom's Top 25 Vegan and Vegetarian Moms 2012.

Susan Goldberg from Mama Non Grata has an essay, "Que(e)rying the matrilineal principle," in the current issue of Lilith magazine. Visit her blog for the chance to win a free copy of the magazine.

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