Advice Books for Juggling Careers & Motherhood: Background information when reading The Resurrection of Joan Ashby

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The Resurrection of Joan Ashby

by Cherise Wolas

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The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas
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    Aug 2017, 544 pages
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    May 2018, 544 pages

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Advice Books for Juggling Careers & Motherhood

In The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, the eponymous main character struggles to maintain her career as a writer while raising two children. She is not alone; thousands of women grapple with this issue every day. In recent years many books have been published aimed at this demographic with the goal of providing advice, guidance and support. A few of the more popular are listed below.

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