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Give her a book for Mother’s Day

Gift suggestions for the mom who loves to read.
Books are the perfect gift for a mom who reads.
Books are the perfect gift for a mom who reads. [ Shutterstock ]
Published Apr. 28
Updated Apr. 28

If you’re shopping for a Mother’s Day gift for a book-loving mom, here are more suggestions.

Broken Horses cover
Broken Horses cover [ Crown Publishing ]

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.

[ Flatiron Books ]

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.

[ Knopf ]

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.