Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Celebrate Mother's Day with a Great Book

Mother's Day is coming up, and in addition to taking our moms to brunch or dinner (or being taken out by our own children) it's a good time to explore the joys and complexities of motherhood with an engrossing book. The WPL has books that address all kinds of topics related to motherhood, including adoption, balancing family life and career, being a lesbian mom, growing up American with a mom from a different culture, caring for aging moms, working to get your kid the best education possible, surrogacy, and more.

Here are a few books about motherhood and the experiences of individual moms - experiences that may be unique or that you may recognize from your own life. If any of these books interest you, place a hold in the catalog to reserve it or call the Reference Department at (508)-799-1655 ext. 3.


Fiction



The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan
The Joy Luck Club

Little Earthquakes, by Jennifer Weiner
Little Earthquakes

The Ten-Year Nap, by Meg Wolitzer
The Ten-Year Nap

The Accidental Mother, by Rowan Coleman
The Accidental Mother

Come Home, by Lisa Scottoline
Come Home

Mothers and Daughters, by Rae Meadows
Mothers and Daughters

Night Road, by Kristin Hannah
Night Road

Nonfiction


The New Don't Blame Mother: Mending the Mother-Daughter Relationship

Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak: An Indispensable Guide to Surviving Working Motherhood, by Amy Eschliman and Leigh Oshirak


Balance Is a Crock, Sleep Is for the Weak: An Indispensable Guide to Surviving Working Motherhood

Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary

When Did I Get Like This? : The Screamer, The Worrier, The Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I'd Never Be, by Amy Wilson

When Did I Get Like This?: The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I'd Never Be

The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued

Sh*tty Mom: The Guide for Good-Enough Moms, by Laurie Kilmartin, Karen Moline, Alicia Ybarbo, Mary Ann Zoellner
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Memoirs and Biographies


Mom & Me & Mom, by Maya Angelou
Mom & Me & Mom

Blue Nights, by Joan Didion
Blue Nights

Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers

The Source of the Spring: Mothers Through the Eyes of Women Writers

Hard Time & Nursery Rhymes: A Mother's Tales of Law and Disorder

It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks: A Memoir of a Mother and Daughter, by Catherine Lloyd Burns

It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks: A Memoir of a Mother and Daughter


Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember Their Mothers, edited by Esmeralda Santiago and Joie Davidow
Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember Their Mothers

Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story

Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia


A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother, by Janny Scott


A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother



Confessions of The Other Mother: Nonbiological Lesbian Moms Tell All, edited by Harlyn Aizley


Confessions of the Other Mother: Nonbiological Lesbian Moms Tell All!

Motherland: A Memoir, by Pamela Marin
Motherland: A Memoir








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