Mother's Day 2017: 8 Books to Consider Gifting Your Mom This Year
FREDRIK BACKMAN, BEARTOWN
Described as a coming-of-age story told from the perspective of a young woman, Backman's Beartown explores the changing dynamic within a family after experiencing a violent encounter.
Buy It! Bear Town, $17.11; amazon.com
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: BEST MOM EVER!
What better way to honor mom than to gift her a collection of 100-plus humorous and heartwarming stories focusing on every family's matriarch.
Buy It! Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever!, $9.99; amazon.com
DANI SHAPIRO, HOURGLASS: TIME, MEMORY, MARRIAGE
The best-selling novelist invites readers into her life once more — in this candid work that delves deep into marriage and how it transforms with time.
Buy It! Hourglass: Time, Memory, Memory, $13.65; amazon.com
ELETTRA WIEDEMANN, IMPATIENT FOODIE
A healthy, home-cooked meal doesn't have to mean hours in the kitchen, as Wiedemann proves in Impatient Foodie, which is comprised of 100 easy recipes and shortcuts.
Buy It! Impatient Foodie, $17.12; amazon.com
ANNE LAMOTT, HALLELUJAH, ANYWAY: REDISCOVERING MERCY
Lamott attempts and succeeds in unraveling the complicated concept of mercy in Hallelujah — and her words are already resonating with readers. "I feel like I'm being hugged by her words, and Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy is no exception," wrote one fan. "In fact, the words on the pages of this book are the best kind of hugs, full of love and hope and spirituality."
Buy It! Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy, $10.82; amazon.com
JAMES HART, LUCKY JIM
Lucky Jim serves as an intimate look inside Hart's life with then-wife singer-songwriter Carly Simon, their marriage and subsequent divorce.
Buy It! Lucky Jim, $13.41; amazon.com
LISA SCOTTOLINE, ONE PERFECT LIE
Consisting of different female-centric stories that intersect with the help of a mysterious character, One Perfect Lie is a crime thriller that's sure to keep your attention all the way to the last page.
Buy It! One Perfect Lie, $14.63; amazon.com
ELIZABETH STROUT, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
Lessons of love and loss are learned for a famous author who returns to her Midwestern hometown in Strout's latest novel.
Buy It! Anything Is Possible, $17.70; amazon.com