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Gabrielle Burton

Proper Names or M is for Margie, Mary Ann...Mother?

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Burton

I'm lucky enough to have one of life's great blessings: I like and respect my grown kids, and the feelings are mutual. Still, we're not on a first-name basis. I want my children to call me Mother or any of its sweet variations.

Great Titles to Add to the NYT Best of 2010 Lists

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

In a year when so many good books were published, my own list of the best of 2010 includes some truly great books missing from the NYT collection.

Donner Party: Did They or Didn't They?

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gabrielle Burton

Of the 81 pioneers trapped in the mountains, a little over half survived. Even if it were provable that no one turned to cannibalism, why do people today care so much whether they did or didn't?

Heroic Mothers: Tamsen Donner, Gabrielle Burton and Jodi Picoult's Latest

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Three very different portraits of motherhood are presented in Jodi Picoult's House Rules and Gabrielle Burton's Impatient with Desire and Searching for Tamsen Donner; what all three books have in common is a vibrant portrayal of mother as hero.