It's just two weeks until Mother's Day, so here are three books that might make good gifts.
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation (Simon & Schuster), by Sheila Weller, is a nostalgia fiesta for boomer moms, a biography of the women who wrote large portions of the soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s.
Making Up With Mom: Why Mothers and Daughters Disagree About Kids, Careers and Casseroles (And What to Do About It) (Thomas Dunne), by Julie Halpert and Deborah Carr, advises moms and daughters who differ on subjects like cohabiting, marriage, whether to have kids and what to feed them.
Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On!: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters That the Rest of Y'all Should Know Too (Berkley), by Shellie Rushing Thompson, gathers uproarious and heartfelt wisdom into chapters like "Baseboards on Display" and "Hickey My Hind End! Give That Boy a Pacifier."
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor