If you’re shopping for a Mother’s Day gift for a book-loving mom, here are more suggestions.
Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile
This memoir by the multiple-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is her warm, revealing story of dealing with poverty, faith, sexuality and motherhood. If your mom is a music fan, go for the audiobook version, which includes 30 exclusive recordings of Carlile’s stripped-down performances of some of her songs and some by idols including Dolly Parton and Leonard Cohen.
Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
Three generations of women try to understand each other’s stories in this sweeping debut novel. Jeanette, a young woman struggling with addiction, lives in Miami. So does her mother, Carmen, a Cuban immigrant trying to reckon with her past while caring for the daughter of a neighbor who was detained by immigration authorities. Jeanette travels to Havana to see her grandmother and, perhaps, bring all their stories into the light.
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
Zauner (known in her indie rock music career as Japanese Breakfast) turns in a moving memoir about growing up Korean American, trying to escape her background and then, when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, reconciling with her family and with her identity — with food as the bond that ties it all together.