Mother's Day Picks

May 9, 2019

Mother's Day Picks

To celebrate Mother's Day, the staff has gathered a collection of books that are touching, hilarious, painful, and complicated. Here are some of our favourite essays, novels and poetry books on motherhood.

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Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

Roz Chast

#1New York TimesBestseller2014 National Book Award FinalistWinner of the inaugural 2014 Kirkus Prize in nonfictionWinner of the National Book Critics Circle AwardWinner of the...

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Chlorine Gardens

Keiler Roberts

Dealing with pregnancy, child-rearing, art-making, mental illness, and an MS diagnosis, the parts ofChlorine Gardens’ sum sound heavy, but Keiler Roberts’ gift is the...

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What My Mother and I Don't Talk About

*Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 Selection by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Rumpus, Lit Hub, The Week, and* Fifteen brilliant writers explore what we...

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Dans le ventre

Des histoires d'accouchement, il y en a des belles et des terribles. Onze femmes et un homme mettent en récit ce passage marquant qui...

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Like a Mother

Angela Garbes

A candid, feminist, and personal deep dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and motherhoodLike most first-time mothers, Angela Garbes was filled with...

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Body Full of Stars

Molly Caro May

"In this honest memoir, May recounts how she came to feel connected with her body again. It's a moving work for new moms about...

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Lettres à sa fille 1916-1953


«Vingt ans après la mort de ma tante, Colette de Jouvenel, unique enfant de Colette et de mon grand-père Henry de Jouvenel, l'heure me...

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Mother Is a Verb

Sarah Knott

In Mother Is a Verb, a highly original interpretation of mothering, the writer, feminist and historian Sarah Knott weaves a tale that begins with...

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Lost Children Archive

Valeria Luiselli

"Impossibly smart, full of beauty, heart and insight . . . Everyone should read this book."--Tommy OrangeFrom the two-time NBCC Finalist, an emotionally resonant,...

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Good Talk

Mira Jacob

A bold, wry, and intimate graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s...

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Kid Gloves

Lucy Knisley

If you work hard enough, if you want it enough, if you’re smart and talented and “good enough,” you can do anything.Except get pregnant.Her...

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La fête des mères

Amanda Vähämäki

Sur le thème de l'adolescence et ses difficultés, ce récit raconte le quotidien de deux jeunes, qui vivent sur une île isolée, prennent un...

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The Best We Could Do

Thi Bui

National bestseller2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring...

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Dear Scarlet

Teresa Wong

In this intimate and moving graphic memoir, Teresa Wong writes and illustrates the story of her struggle with postpartum depression in the form of...

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Maman apprivoisée

Geneviève Elverum

Maman apprivoisée, écrit pendant la maladie de l’auteure, est la suite de son premier recueil de poèmes, Maman sauvage, que nous avons publié en...

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Little Labors

Rivka Galchen

In this enchanting miscellany, Galchen notes that literature has more dogs than babies (and also more abortions), that the tally of children for many...

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Feminism for the 99%

Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, Nancy Fraser

Named one of Vogue’s “Most Anticipated Books of 2019”This is a manifesto for the 99 percentUnaffordable housing, poverty wages, inadequate healthcare, border policing, climate...

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A Is for Advice (The Reassuring Kind)

Ilana Stanger-Ross

Practical, reassuring, and beautifully written, A is for Advice provides a brief and compelling reflection on pregnancy, birth, and the early postpartum period for...

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Mother Reader

The intersection of motherhood and creative life is explored in these writings on mothering that turn the spotlight from the child to the mother...

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