Books We Love For Moms We Love: 10 Books for Mother’s Day
Every Mother’s Day, we are determined to find the perfect gift to show our moms just how much we love and appreciate them. Whether your mom loves novels or memoirs or mysteries—or all of the above—here are some books she’ll love this Mother’s Day—along with breakfast in bed, of course.
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Nearly two thousand years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against Roman armies on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. The source for the recent CBS miniseries, The Dovekeepers is a beautifully written and captivating tale of four women whose lives intersect in the desperate days of the siege.
When tragedy unexpectedly comes to call on his family, thirteen-year-old Frank Drum finds himself thrust into a world of secrets, adultery, and betrayal. Set in 1961, Ordinary Grace is the story of what a shocking murder does to a boy standing at the door of adulthood and the fabric of a small Minnesota town.
4The Kitchen House
When a white indentured servant violates the delicate order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate. Sweeping from 1790–1810, this is a heartbreaking, but ultimately hopeful, story of class, race, and familial bonds.
6The Hundred-Foot Journey
This culinary fairy tale about an Indian boy from Mumbai who becomes a three-star chef in Paris was the basis for a feature film starring Helen Mirren. Lively and brimming with the colors, flavors, and scents of the kitchen, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a succulent treat about family, nationality, and the mysteries of good taste.
7A Short History of Women
Opening at the deathbed of Dorothy Townsend, a suffragette who starves herself for the cause in 1914, this kaleidoscopic novel illuminates the ways in which the lives of our great-grandmothers reverberate throughout generations. Slim but intelligent, it is rich with imagery, emotion, and wit.
Relive the wonder of childhood this Mother’s Day. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ timeless, Pulitzer Prize–winning story of a hardscrabble backwoods family in remote Central Florida and the tender relationship between a young boy and his tame fawn was an instant bestseller when it was released in 1938, and it has been capturing the hearts of readers ever since.