Mother's Day is coming up May 8; one of these books might make your mom smile.
Fly Away Home (Washington Square) by Jennifer Weiner is an engaging, witty novel, now in paperback, about the wife of a disgraced politician reconnecting with her adult daughters.
No Biking in the House Without a Helmet (Sarah Crichton Books) by Melissa Fay Greene is a noted journalist's warmly funny account of how she and her lawyer husband raised four bio kids and five more adopted from around the world.
S'Mother: The Story of a Man, His Mom, and the Thousands of Altogether Insane Letters She's Mailed Him (Abrams Image) by Adam Chester is a hilarious memoir about the well-advised son of a constant correspondent — sort of like S*** My Dad Says without the profanity.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor