Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

How will you be celebrating Mother's Day today?  A card, flowers, a meal? has some nice suggestions for local Mother's Day specials, & there will be a Mother's Day Concert at the Biopark, if you need some last minute suggestions!

Regardless of your plans, whether you are a mother or a child, consider checking out one of of these books about motherhood & mothering from the library catalog!

Staff Recommendations

A Life's Work: On Becoming a Mother by Rachel Cusk

Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year by Anne Lamott

Confessions of the Other Mother: Non-Biological Lesbian Moms Tell All edited by Harlyn Aizley

From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island by Lorna Goodison

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson


Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood by Anne Enright

Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps edited and with an introduction by Dave Isay

Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

The Lives Our Mothers Leave Us: Prominent Women Discuss the Complex, Humorous, and Ultimately Loving Relationships They Have with Their Mothers by Patti Davis

Memoirs of motherhood & mothering

Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel

My Mother's Clothes: An Album of Memories by Jeanette Montgomery Barron

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller

Recent & controversial!

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace by Ayelet Waldman

There is also a large selection of books to share with children about mothers under the subject heading "Mother and child - Juvenile fiction".

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