More about mothers
For Mother’s Day, three new books offer a range of takes on motherhood.
Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience (Random House) by Allison Pataki is a memoir by a novelist whose 30-year-old husband suffered a life-threatening stroke when she was five months pregnant with their child.
Motherhood: A Novel (Henry Holt & Co.) by Sheila Heti revolves around a childless woman in her late 30s struggling to make the choice between her social responsibilities and personal desires.
Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History’s Mightiest Matriarchs (Dey Street) by Jason Porath is a beautifully illustrated collection of brief biographies of 50 formidable moms, including Sojourner Truth, Sacajawea and Mother Jones.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor