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6 Books That Make the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Books for Mother's Day

Remarkable reads for your special mum.

For every type of mom, there’s a funny, intelligent, thrilling, or heartwarming book to match. This Mother’s Day, give your mom a gift you know she’ll love with these one-of-a-kind reads.

By Jessica Dukes

Finding Freedom: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch

By Erin French

For the mom who loved Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl or The Lost Kitchen TV series...

Erin French is the owner of The Lost Kitchen, a critically acclaimed restaurant in Freedom, Maine. In her inspiring new memoir, French recounts her life journey and the many challenges she faced along the way. French first fell in love with food and cooking while growing up on her family’s 25-acre farm. She was determined to fulfill her calling as a professional chef, but troubled relationships and an addiction to prescription pills threatened to upend her dream. Thankfully, French persevered, fueled by her love for her son and her dream of running her own restaurant. Finding Freedom is a moving testament to community and renewal.

HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style

By Elizabeth Holmes

For the mom who loved The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, The Dresser, and The Wardrobe by Angela Kelly...

If your mom delights in all things British Royal Family, she’ll love Elizabeth Holmes’ HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style. Holmes is a style journalist and the creative mind behind the popular Instagram series “So Many Thoughts.” This book focuses on duchesses Catherine and Meghan, Princess Diana, and Queen Elizabeth, style icons known for telling a story through their clothes. Together their sartorial biographies illustrate the subtle ways each woman asserts her individuality with the whole world watching.

When Harry Met Minnie

By Martha Teichner

For the mom who loved Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom...

This unforgettable true-life story of love and companionship makes the perfect gift for animal-loving moms everywhere. Martha Teichner, a CBS Sunday Morning News correspondent, lives with her bull terrier, Minnie. When Martha learns through the dog-park grapevine that a bull terrier named Harry needs a home, she offers to help. It’s at this point that Martha meets Carol, Harry’s human, who’s dying of cancer. What starts as a chance encounter turns into a heartfelt story of four souls finding true friendship and love when they need it most.

Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?

Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?

By Patricia Marx & Roz Chast

For the mom who loves the New Yorker...

Can we just admit that moms know nearly everything? This collection of hilarious life lessons, learned from New Yorker writer and author Patricia Marx’s mom, is both sharp and illuminating. Adding to the charm: Famed New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast illustrates each lesson. Wisdom like “If you run out of food at your dinner party, the world will end” is something you’ll only get from a mom who has been there, done that. So on behalf of Marx’s mom: You’re welcome.

The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides

For the mom who loved The Guest List by Lucy Foley...

The Silent Patient is one of those propulsive thrillers that should be sold with a book light — there’s a good chance your mom will stay up way past bedtime to reach its shocking conclusion. And with the paperback edition coming out right before Mother’s Day, The Silent Patient is that perfect page-turner no-brainer. Theo, a criminal psychologist, stakes his career on finding out why Alicia killed her husband and is refusing to talk. As the case goes public, Alicia’s silence becomes a mystery within a mystery. In fact, it’s probably more dangerous than the original crime.

Wolfpack

By Abby Wambach

For the mom who loved Untamed by Glennon Doyle...

This New York Times bestselling, empowering rally cry will speak to the mom ready to take on the world — from the family room to the boardroom and beyond. Inspired by two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach’s 2018 commencement speech at Barnard College, Wolfpack helps women unleash their individual power, unite with their pack, and change the landscape of their lives and the world.

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