Mother's Day book ideas

The Mother's Day Book Bundle (above, $60) has three great reads for mothers of all kinds. Click here for details.

 

Below are some other great selections, which can be bundled together or purchased separately—all great for mothers.

The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After Cover Image

The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After
If your mother won't mind shedding a few tears, give her this new book by a mother who leaves her children the gift of her words and wisdom as she faces the last years of her cancer battle and embraces all the emotions that come along with it, from love to anger to hope. It's a real, touching, and ultimately beautiful memoir.

The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee Cover Image

The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamourous Lives of Jackie and Lee
For anyone who is fascinated by the Kennedys, this newly released book provides an inside look at the relationship between two of the most-watched women in the world, sisters Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill. In life, Jackie and Lee were alike in so many ways. Both women had a keen eye for beauty—in fashion, design, painting, music, dance, sculpture, poetry—and both were talented artists. As they grew up, the two sisters developed an extremely close relationship threaded with rivalry, jealousy, and competition. Yet it was probably the most important relationship of their lives.

 

Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel Cover Image

Daisy Jones and the Six: A Novel
For the woman who might like to relive the '70s, Daisy Jones is an inventive new novel that reads like a Rolling Stone interview, with a band whose lives and loves get intertwined in ways that last long after the group breaks up and the music tour ends.

 

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays Cover Image

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays
This memoir by Mary Laura Philpott examines motherhood along with the myriad other roles women play throughout the various stages of our lives, from student to daughter to professional woman to professional volunteer. It's seriously funny and playfully poignant at the same time—and a read that most women shouldn't miss. And we have a few SIGNED copies on hand!

 

The Last Romantics: A Novel Cover Image

The Last Romantics: A Novel
This new novel is more about siblings than mothers and children, but it's a family story that will have resonance with every reader in one form or another. A sweeping yet intimate epic about one American family, The Last Romantics is an unforgettable exploration of the ties that bind us together, the responsibilities we embrace and the duties we resent, and how we can lose—and sometimes rescue—the ones we love.

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters Cover Image

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
This is an in-depth look at meetings, gatherings, and groups of all kinds, from dinner parties to board meetings to conferences. Consider this book for a consummate host, a working woman who spends her life in meetings, or anyone who might be interested in group dynamics.
 

Pure Heart: A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey Cover Image

Pure Heart: A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey
This is a personal memoir by a southern woman, entrepreneur, and mother that managed to get a new start in life at age 50, when she uprooted her family and moved from Texas to Asheville, North Carolina. After spending much of her adult life caring for two special-needs sons, she decided to learn a brand-new business: moonshine. She rediscovered her purpose and is now the founder and CEO of a booming spirits company called Troy & Sons. You'll love this Southern Book Prize-nominated story of family, community, and second chances.

 

A Place to Call Home: Timeless Southern Charm Cover Image

A Place to Call Home: Timeless Southern Charm
This large, beautiful coffee-table book was a Snail bestseller for Mother's Day last year, and it makes for a fabulous gift anytime. Interior and garden designer James Farmer truly understands southern style, and he shows us—in gorgeous photos—traditional designs and antique heirlooms alongside contemporary ideas. He also adds some of his own southern stories. 

 

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder Cover Image

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Women who love history will enjoy diving deep into the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the famed author of the Little House on the Prairie series most of us loved from our youth. This is a story not only of Wilder and her family, but also the pioneer spirit, the prairie, and the American mythology of self-reliance. It gives a personal perspective of the the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, the Indian Wars, and other fascinating elements of U.S. history. Give this Pulitzer Prize-winning book to history lovers and nostalgic readers.

 

Marilla of Green Gables: A Novel Cover Image

Marilla of Green Gables: A Novel
Do you know a woman who loved Anne of Green Gables? A better question might be, do you know any woman who didn't? This brand-new novel is a must for anyone with a fondness for Anne and Avonlea—though you don't need to know Anne to enjoy Marilla. This novel makes Marilla a main character in her own right, telling her story before Anne arrives. Give this book to any reader who has fond memories of Anne of Green Gables.

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