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Motherhood And Its Complexities

Happy Mother's Day!

This isn't so much a selection to necessarily purchase, for gifting. Instead, we've found in our store different genres on motherhood and its complexities, that anyone can read, no matter if you're a mother... for surely we should all try, and understand this state of being.

Read more, in our blog post.

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Finlay Donovan is Killing It could be a good read for someone who enjoys thrillers but also wants to have a good laugh. The book is fast-paced and has a unique premise that keeps readers engaged throughout. It also offers a realistic portrayal of motherhood, balancing the chaos of family with the excitement of solving a murder mystery. The book has been nominated for an award and received positive reviews from readers, highlighting its witty humor and unexpected twists.

Why Mummy Drinks

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"Why Mummy Drinks" is a hilarious and relatable book that captures the reality of modern motherhood. This book highlights the ups and downs of a stressed-out mother trying to manage her family and personal life. Gill Sim's sharp humor and witty writing make this an entertaining read that will have you laughing out loud and nodding along. Perfect for any mom who needs a break from the chaos of parenthood and wants to feel seen and understood.

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

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Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy could be a relatable and humorous read for individuals trying to navigate the challenges of life in their middle age. With Bridget's witty commentary, readers can gain insight on how to cope with modern dilemmas such as online dating and single-motherhood while rediscovering one's sexuality.

Mother's Day

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"Mother's Day" is a heartwarming story of three mothers with different backgrounds coming together to find solace in each other's company. With relatable characters and humorous anecdotes, Kirsty Scott captures the essence of motherhood and the struggle of finding balance. This book would be a perfect read for anyone who wants to unwind with a charming and funny story about the importance of friendship in one's life.

Harvesting the Heart

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"Harvesting the Heart" is a powerful novel that explores the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, and the lasting impact of childhood trauma. It offers a poignant portrayal of a young woman's journey towards healing from profound loss and abandonment, as she grapples with her own identity and sense of self-worth. This book is highly recommended for those who enjoy emotionally charged, character-driven stories that leave a lasting impact.

Mother's Day

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Recommendation: "Mother's Day" is a heartwarming story of three mothers with unique experiences of motherhood navigating the school-gate politics together. This book is perfect for mothers looking for an engaging read that will leave them feeling warm and fuzzy inside. With relatable characters and hilarious anecdotes, "Mother's Day" is a must-read for anyone interested in motherhood, friendship, and the intricacies of school politics.

Things I Wish I'd Known : Women Tell the Truth about Motherhood

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A relatable and humorous take on motherhood.

I Don't Know How She Does It

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"If you're a working mother struggling to achieve balance, this book is for you. Through Kate Reddy's rollercoaster of a life, you'll find yourself laughing, crying, and relating to her every step of the way."

Playing House : Notes of a Reluctant Mother

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Playing House is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of family life. Slater brings readers into the heart of her story, sharing openly about the struggles and challenges of becoming a mother and creating a home for her family. Her honesty about her mental illness and her decisions around elective surgery are particularly powerful, and her writing is both poignant and humorous. This book will appeal to anyone who wants to explore the deeper questions of love, family, and what it means to belong.
Before We Visit the Goddess is a must-read for those interested in multi-generational family dramas. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni masterfully captures the complex relationships between mothers and daughters while delving into the different kinds of love that bind us across generations. Readers will be taken on an extraordinary journey, sweeping from the countryside of Bengal to Houston, Texas, and will come away with a deeper understanding of the bonds that make families both united and torn apart.
"The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters" could be a great read for anyone interested in exploring the complex relationships between sisters, family, tradition and modernity in the Indian immigrant community. The book has a great mix of humor and depth, and takes the reader on an emotional journey of self-discovery and sisterhood. The unique feature of the book is the exploration of the female perspective in the Indian travel narrative, highlighting the challenges and vulnerabilities faced by women in a male-dominated society.
"Book of My Mother" is a heartfelt tribute to the author's mother, written in a beautiful and moving style. The book has the power to make the reader appreciate their own mother even more and cherish the time spent with them. Cohen's honest and intimate writing style makes for a poignant read that will tug at the heartstrings of any reader.
Bad Fruit may be a good read for someone who enjoys exploring complex family dynamics, particularly the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters. The book is a haunting portrayal of a mother's unpredictability and a daughter's struggle to piece together her fragmented memories. Ella King's writing is both beautiful and disturbing, drawing the reader in and refusing to let go. If you're looking for a character-driven, literary thriller that explores the darker side of family ties, Bad Fruit might be the perfect pick for you.
Little Fires Everywhere is a poignant and thought-provoking novel that examines the complexities of motherhood, privilege, and identity. The story follows the lives of two families, the wealthy and rule-following Richardsons and the unconventional artist Mia and her daughter, Pearl, who disrupt their privileged community. A custody battle over the adoption of a Chinese-American baby forces every character to confront their own biases and secrets, tearing the community apart. The novel is a tour-de-force exploration of the emotional intensity of teenage love, the power of motherhood and the danger of striving for perfection. Recommended for readers interested in a suspenseful and heart-wrenching examination of family dynamics and identity.
"The Heartsick Diaspora and Other Stories" is a collection of heartwarming and comical short stories that centers around cross-cultural experiences, illuminating the struggles and humor that come with forming one's identity among different cultures. Elaine Chiew balances insightful observations and playful narration to offer a unique and memorable reading experience that will leave readers with a new appreciation for the complexities of identity, culture, and the human experience.
Recommended for readers who enjoy non-fiction narratives about historical events and those who appreciate inspiring stories of women's resilience and strength. Call the Midwife provides a glimpse into the lives of underprivileged mothers and how a community, with the help of dedicated and courageous midwives, battled through a challenging period in history. The book is an excellent choice for readers who appreciate engaging storytelling that marries inspiration with historical insights.
Recommended for parents who want to explore different parenting styles and cultural clashes that can arise from them. The book is an eye-opener with its unique take on parenting with emphasis on discipline and hard work to achieve greatness in children.
"After Birth" is a thought-provoking and raw exploration of the difficulties of motherhood and the struggles that come with forging new friendships. The book is brutally honest in its portrayal of postpartum depression and the isolation that often accompanies new motherhood. However, it also offers the hope of finding connection and community, even in the darkest of times. Elisa Albert's writing is powerful and unapologetic, making "After Birth" a must-read for anyone seeking a bold and honest exploration of motherhood, friendship, and identity.
"Make Me Do Things" is a collection of short stories that delve into the complexities of human relationships, particularly in marriage, divorce, and parenthood. The author's poetic prose and vivid descriptions create a hauntingly beautiful atmosphere that will keep readers turning the pages. Each story presents a unique and thought-provoking perspective on love, loss, and the struggle to find our place in the world. If you enjoy dark, character-driven stories that explore the human psyche, this book is definitely worth a read.
The Yorkshire Shepherdess is a heartwarming memoir that offers a glimpse into the often challenging but fulfilling life of a shepherdess, farmer's wife, and mother of seven. Amanda Owen's vivid storytelling takes readers on a journey through the seasons of life on a 2000-acre sheep hill farm in North Yorkshire. Her account is full of amusing anecdotes and lovable characters, providing a touching portrayal of the beauty and difficulty of rural life. This book is a must-read for anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the countryside and its hardworking people.
Recommendation: Unpolished Gem is an emotionally moving memoir that beautifully describes the struggles of assimilating into a new culture while preserving the traditions of one's own. The strong bond between three generations of women is portrayed exceptionally by the author and the intergenerational cultural differences are presented with great empathy and understanding. Anyone who wants to explore themes of belonging, culture, and identity will find this memoir an absolute delight to read.
"Five Go Parenting could be a great read for first-time parents who need a break from intense parenting books. It's a humorous take on the challenges of raising a baby and how it can turn your life upside down. Readers would love the witty writing and the relatable situations that the Famous Five find themselves into. The book is a reminder that parenting is a learning process, and you are not alone in your struggle."
Life on the Refrigerator Door is a touching story that showcases the beauty and strength of the relationship between a mother and daughter. The story is told entirely through notes left on the refrigerator door, which makes it a unique and clever read. It is a poignant reflection on how easily we can take our loved ones for granted and how important it is to express our love and gratitude. The discovery of Elizabeth's breast cancer diagnosis adds an emotional depth to the novel, and the reader is taken on a journey of hope and resilience as the family navigates this difficult time. Overall, Life on the Refrigerator Door is a heartwarming and heart-wrenching read that will stay with readers long after they finish the last page.