Are You Ready for Mother's Day?
We've got your covered! With cards and gifts, including scarves, bags, jewelry, soaps, lotions and other treats! And, of course, lots of lovely books. Here are the ones we would most like to find next to the mimosas and smoked salmon on the Mother's Day breakfast tray. (What do you mean, tea and toast? Ah, well a good book might make up for that...)
The Shadow Land
The past and present combine in this story of a woman who accidentally finds herself in possession of a mysterious urn of ashes. Whose are they? By the author of
. The perfect gift for any mom who loves to lose herself in a complex and sweeping saga.
An emotional and gripping story from the author of
A Man Called Ove
. Beartown is a tiny, dying town slowly being taken over by the forest around it. The residents are obsessed with ice hockey and the town's junior hockey team, who have reached the national semi-finals. But the pressure on the boys proves too much. For all moms who love an absorbing, heartfelt read.
Local author, Peter Heller, based this story on his mother's past. Celine is a privileged woman whose business as a private eye is largely devoted to reuniting families. Her latest case takes her to Yellowstone on the trail of a man mauled to death by a bear. But where's the body? Exciting plotting and wonderful nature writing. For the mom who loves great writing and supporting local authors.
Another riveting crime novel from Tana French. A harassed new detective on the Dublin Murder Squad starts investigating a murder that becomes increasingly mysterious. A mystery-or-crime-loving mom would like nothing better than to spend her afternoon on the sofa with this one.
The Women in the Castle
This brand-new evocative and emotional novel is already a
New York Times
bestseller. A group of widows and their children gather in a crumbling castle in Germany after the defeat of the Nazis. But the repercussions of war threaten their fragile connection. For moms who love historical novels with strong emotional content.
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate
Fascinating non-fiction. Look between the leaves to discover Wohlleben's theories on tree families, social networks and communications. For moms who are interested in nature and the complex connections of life.
Beautiful, thoughtful essays from the poet,
, focused on her influences and inspirations and particularly about the importance of nature to her and her work. For moms who love poetry, art and literature.
A Piece of the World
A fascinating blend of fact and fiction that tells the story of Christina Olson, the disabled girl shown in Wyeth's painting,
. The perfect mellow escape for any tired mom.
No One Is Coming to Save Us
The Dark Flood Rises
Brilliant novel about aging and family. The absurdities and challenges of aging dominate Fran's life, not only because she is a housing expert for the elderly but because she is in her seventies. It's not a peaceful old age, with Fran determined to keep working, traveling, and supporting struggling family members. Witty and fast-moving; an excellent read for moms of all ages.
This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class
A passionate defense of the squeezed middle class and their importance to our nation. The US Senator and defender of the middle class, traces the rise of the middle class and its current struggles. An inspiring read for the politically aware mom.
Hardback Favorites Now in Paperback!
All the Light We Cannot See
One of the most impressive and popular novels of recent years is finally out in paperback. This WWII story of two young people, one French, one German, whose stories connect, reminds us of the good in people, even in wartime.
The Summer Before the War
Beautifully written with strong characters. This book tells the story of the people of a small English coastal town during the last idyllic summer days before the First World War, and then follows them through the war and beyond, showing its impact on them.
Martha Hall Kelly
Three women, living in different places across the world, are set on a collision course when WWII begins and one of them is sent to a concentration camp.
The Horse Dancer
Another enthralling read from Moyes about staying in touch with your dreams and ambitions. Sarah's grandfather, an elite horseman, gives her a horse, but when he falls ill, she struggles to cope with him and her school responsibilities and keep riding.
After a man accidentally kills his neighbor's son, he gives them his own son, LaRose, as compensation. Over time, with the boy connecting them, both families heal, but then their peace is threatened.
This is the follow up to the incredibly popular
The Accidental Empress
, and it's just as engaging. It's a historical fiction telling the story of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Restless in the Hofburg Palace, and in her marriage, Sisi escapes to her country estate and a new romance but tragic news draws her back into the country's affairs, and danger.
Be Frank With Me
Julia Claiborne Johnson
A winning and lively tale of a young woman who is drawn into the lives of an eccentric mother and her even more eccentric son, who at the age of nine likes to wear top hats and quote No
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Not a new book, but one given an extra poignancy by the recent death of its author. However, there's nothing sad about this very funny book. It's packed with short, witty anecdotes as Rosenthal observes her own life using the structure of an encyclopedia.
Travel with Children
Hey, kids, want Mom to take you somewhere? Buy this completely updated book to inspire her! (And behave like little angels, that helps too...)