We just moved buildings and looking at the shelves, boxes, and piles of books, has me wanting to hurry through the day so I can kick back and just read. The books heading home with the Amazon Editors this weekend include the latest from Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love), a favorite children's book to ease separation anxiety, and a book that delves into the origins and influences of George Orwell's groundbreaking novel, 1984. Showgirls, raccoons, family secrets, and mutant killer cats. It's shaping up to be a good weekend.
My oldest son has been going through a rough time with separation anxiety recently, so I’ve spent a lot of time searching for the perfect book that will solve this problem. (This is parenthood, book lover edition.) A friend recently gave me the beautiful 25th Anniversary Family Edition of The Kissing Hand, one of the books that’s come up again and again in my research. I hope that spending some time with this book will help him get over his fears. —Sarah Gelman
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