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This Mother’s Day, share these wonderful reads. From inspiring memoirs to heartwarming fiction, these stories are the perfect gifts for the mother figure in your life!

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    The Vanishing Half Book Cover Picture
    The Vanishing Half Book Cover Picture

    The Vanishing Half

    by Brit Bennett

    From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.

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    The Vanishing Half Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    The Book of Longings Book Cover Picture
    The Book of Longings Book Cover Picture

    The Book of Longings

    by Sue Monk Kidd

    An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings.
    The Book of Longings Book Cover Picture
    The Book of Longings Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Eternal Book Cover Picture
    Eternal Book Cover Picture

    Eternal

    by Lisa Scottoline

    Lisa Scottoline offers a sweeping and shattering epic of historical fiction fueled by shocking true events, the tale of a love triangle that unfolds in the heart of Rome…in the creeping shadow of fascism.
    Eternal Book Cover Picture
    Eternal Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Southern Lady Code Book Cover Picture
    Southern Lady Code Book Cover Picture

    Southern Lady Code

    by Helen Ellis

    In these twenty-three raucous essays, Ellis transforms herself into a dominatrix Donna Reed to save her marriage, inadvertently steals a Burberry trench coat, avoids a neck lift, and finds a black-tie gown that gives her the confidence of a drag queen. While she may have left  Alabama for New York City, Helen Ellis is clinging to her Southern accent like mayonnaise to white bread, and offering readers a hilarious, completely singular view on womanhood for both sides of the Mason-Dixon.
    Southern Lady Code Book Cover Picture
    Southern Lady Code Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $15.95

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    The Book of Lost Friends Book Cover Picture
    The Book of Lost Friends Book Cover Picture

    The Book of Lost Friends

    by Lisa Wingate

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new historical novel: the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives.
    The Book of Lost Friends Book Cover Picture
    The Book of Lost Friends Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Hamnet Book Cover Picture
    Hamnet Book Cover Picture

    Hamnet

    by Maggie O’Farrell

    A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a tender and unforgettable re-imagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, and whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time, New York Times bestseller, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down—a magnificent leap forward from one of our most gifted novelists.

    Hamnet Book Cover Picture
    Hamnet Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.95

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    The Gift of Forgiveness Book Cover Picture
    The Gift of Forgiveness Book Cover Picture

    The Gift of Forgiveness

    by Katherine Schwarzenegger

    The Gift of Forgiveness is a perfect blend of personal insights, powerful quotations, and hard-won wisdom for those seeking a way to live with greater acceptance, grace, and peace.
    The Gift of Forgiveness Book Cover Picture
    The Gift of Forgiveness Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $14.00

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    Where the Crawdads Sing Book Cover Picture
    Where the Crawdads Sing Book Cover Picture

    Where the Crawdads Sing

    by Delia Owens

    At once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder, Where the Crawdads Sing has touched the hearts of millions of readers around the world. Find the Spanish language edition here.
    Where the Crawdads Sing Book Cover Picture
    Where the Crawdads Sing Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $18.00

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    Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Box Set) Book Cover Picture
    Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Box Set) Book Cover Picture

    Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Box Set)

    by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck

    Perfect for any fan of Julia Child—and any lover of French food—this boxed set brings together the two volumes of the acclaimed classic cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
    Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Box Set) Book Cover Picture
    Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Box Set) Book Cover Picture

    Boxed Set
    $99.95

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    The Source of Self-Regard Book Cover Picture
    The Source of Self-Regard Book Cover Picture

    The Source of Self-Regard

    by Toni Morrison

    An essential collection from an essential writer, The Source of Self-Regard shines with the literary elegance, intellectual prowess, spiritual depth, and moral compass that have made Toni Morrison our most cherished and enduring voice.

    The Source of Self-Regard Book Cover Picture
    The Source of Self-Regard Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.95

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    Untamed Book Cover Picture
    Untamed Book Cover Picture

    Untamed

    by Glennon Doyle

    In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment” (People) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us.
    Untamed Book Cover Picture
    Untamed Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Becoming Book Cover Picture
    Becoming Book Cover Picture

    Becoming

    by Michelle Obama

    Becoming Book Cover Picture
    Becoming Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $18.99

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    Wow, No Thank You. Book Cover Picture
    Wow, No Thank You. Book Cover Picture

    Wow, No Thank You.

    by Samantha Irby

    From Samantha Irby–beloved author of New York Times bestseller We Are Never Meeting in Real Life--a rip-roaring, edgy and unabashedly raunchy new collection of hilarious essays.
    Wow, No Thank You. Book Cover Picture
    Wow, No Thank You. Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $15.95

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    Letter to My Daughter Book Cover Picture
    Letter to My Daughter Book Cover Picture

    Letter to My Daughter

    by Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou shares her path to living well and with meaning in this absorbing book of personal essays. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight.

    Letter to My Daughter Book Cover Picture
    Letter to My Daughter Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Dusk, Night, Dawn Book Cover Picture
    Dusk, Night, Dawn Book Cover Picture

    Dusk, Night, Dawn

    by Anne Lamott

    Full of the honesty, humor, and humanity that have made Lamott beloved by millions of readers, Dusk, Night, Dawn is classic Anne Lamott—thoughtful and comic, warm and wise—and further proof that Lamott truly speaks to the better angels in all of us.

    Dusk, Night, Dawn Book Cover Picture
    Dusk, Night, Dawn Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $20.00

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    A Long Petal of the Sea Book Cover Picture
    A Long Petal of the Sea Book Cover Picture

    A Long Petal of the Sea

    by Isabel Allende

    From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home. Find the Spanish language edition here.
    A Long Petal of the Sea Book Cover Picture
    A Long Petal of the Sea Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Let Me Tell You What I Mean Book Cover Picture
    Let Me Tell You What I Mean Book Cover Picture

    Let Me Tell You What I Mean

    by Joan Didion

    From one of our most iconic and influential writers: a timeless collection of mostly early pieces that reveal what would become Joan Didion’s subjects, including the press, politics, California robber barons, women, and her own self-doubt.

    Let Me Tell You What I Mean Book Cover Picture
    Let Me Tell You What I Mean Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $23.00

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    I've Been Thinking . . . Book Cover Picture
    I've Been Thinking . . . Book Cover Picture

    I’ve Been Thinking . . .

    by Maria Shriver

    In this moving and powerful book, Maria Shriver shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field–a place of acceptance, purpose, and passion–a place of joy. Find the Spanish language edition here.
    I've Been Thinking . . . Book Cover Picture
    I've Been Thinking . . . Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $20.00

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    The Pepper Thai Cookbook Book Cover Picture
    The Pepper Thai Cookbook Book Cover Picture

    The Pepper Thai Cookbook

    by Pepper Teigen and Garrett Snyder

    80 stir-fried-saucy, sweet-and-tangy mostly Thai-ish recipes from the mom who taught Chrissy (almost) everything she knows, Pepper Teigen! Pepper’s mouthwatering recipes and sharp sense of humor will satisfy anyone craving a taste of something sensational, whether that’s a peak into America’s most-talked-about family’s kitchen or a rich and spicy spoonful of Massaman Beef Curry.

    The Pepper Thai Cookbook Book Cover Picture
    The Pepper Thai Cookbook Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $29.99

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    How to Eat with One Hand Book Cover Picture
    How to Eat with One Hand Book Cover Picture

    How to Eat with One Hand

    by Christine Flynn and Emma Knight

    Over 80 simple, feel-good recipes and 20 essays that take you behind the blackout curtain of early motherhood, where renowned chef Christine Flynn and Greenhouse beverage company co-founder Emma Knight, the two perfect allies for any new parent, await.

    How to Eat with One Hand Book Cover Picture
    How to Eat with One Hand Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $24.95

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    I Really Needed This Today Book Cover Picture
    I Really Needed This Today Book Cover Picture

    I Really Needed This Today

    by Hoda Kotb

    From New York Times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-host Hoda Kotb comes an inspiring collection of quotes–drawn from her own personal favorites featured on her enormously popular Instagram account–that offer wisdom, courage, and hope.
    I Really Needed This Today Book Cover Picture
    I Really Needed This Today Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $24.00

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    Whereabouts Book Cover Picture

    Whereabouts

    by Jhumpa Lahiri

    A marvelous new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Lowland and Interpreter of Maladies—her first in nearly a decade. This is the first novel Lahiri has written in Italian and translated into English. By grafting herself onto a new literary language, Lahiri has pushed herself to a new level of artistic achievement.

    Whereabouts Book Cover Picture
    Whereabouts Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $24.00

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    Midnight Mom Devotional Book Cover Picture
    Midnight Mom Devotional Book Cover Picture

    Midnight Mom Devotional

    by Becky Thompson and Susan K. Pitts

    A yearlong book of prayers to bring nightly hope and a sense of connection to mothers who feel alone, from the mother-daughter team behind the Midnight Mom Devotional Facebook page.
    Midnight Mom Devotional Book Cover Picture
    Midnight Mom Devotional Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $15.99

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    The Hill We Climb Book Cover Picture
    The Hill We Climb Book Cover Picture

    The Hill We Climb

    by Amanda Gorman

    On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe. Her poem “The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country” can now be cherished in this special gift edition.
    The Hill We Climb Book Cover Picture
    The Hill We Climb Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $15.99

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    Moms Who Drink and Swear Book Cover Picture
    Moms Who Drink and Swear Book Cover Picture

    Moms Who Drink and Swear

    by Nicole Knepper

    If you feel like your kids are killing you, you’ve come to the right place. This irreverant, hilarious guide to the trials of motherhood makes the perfect gift for mom—or any woman with a huge heart and a mouth that sometimes needs washing out with soap.
    Moms Who Drink and Swear Book Cover Picture
    Moms Who Drink and Swear Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Q&A a Day for Moms Book Cover Picture
    Q&A a Day for Moms Book Cover Picture

    Q&A a Day for Moms

    by Potter Gift

    Q&A a Day for Moms Book Cover Picture
    Q&A a Day for Moms Book Cover Picture

    Stationery & Accessories
    $16.95

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    Lost Roses Book Cover Picture
    Lost Roses Book Cover Picture

    Lost Roses

    by Martha Hall Kelly

    In Lost Roses, set a generation earlier than Lilac Girls and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.
    Lost Roses Book Cover Picture
    Lost Roses Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Strong Mothers, Strong Sons Book Cover Picture
    Strong Mothers, Strong Sons Book Cover Picture

    Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

    by Meg Meeker

    Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen—or rebuild—her relationship with her son.
    Strong Mothers, Strong Sons Book Cover Picture
    Strong Mothers, Strong Sons Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Stranger Care Book Cover Picture
    Stranger Care Book Cover Picture

    Stranger Care

    by Sarah Sentilles

    The moving story of what one woman learned from fostering a newborn—about injustice, about making mistakes, about how to better love and protect people beyond our immediate kin.
    Stranger Care Book Cover Picture
    Stranger Care Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Family Reunion Book Cover Picture
    Family Reunion Book Cover Picture

    Family Reunion

    by Nancy Thayer

    A longtime Nantucket resident is trying to make the best of a lonely summer. Her spirited granddaughter is learning what she wants out of life. Unforgettable surprises await them both in this magical, multigenerational novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer.
    Family Reunion Book Cover Picture
    Family Reunion Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Letters of Note: Mothers Book Cover Picture
    Letters of Note: Mothers Book Cover Picture

    Letters of Note: Mothers

    by

    A fascinating new volume of messages about motherhood, from the author of the bestselling Letters of Note collections. In Letters of Note: Mothers, Shaun Usher gathers together exceptional missives by and about mothers, celebrating the joy and grief, humour and frustration, wisdom and sacrifice the role brings to both parent and child.
    Letters of Note: Mothers Book Cover Picture
    Letters of Note: Mothers Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $15.00

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