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This month’s books celebrate mom


Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel
By Rebecca Wells
The Southern story, the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhoodis about one woman’s quest to reconcile with and better understand her mother by digging through her old notebook.

Love You Forever
By Robert Munsch
The poignant story about the undeniable bond between mother and child.  This children’s storybook takes you through a mother’s emotional journey as she watches her son grow up, leave home and become a man until their roles are revised when she becomes old and sick. Each stage is illustrated with beautiful pastel pictures.

By Chris Bohjalian
Told from the viewpoint of a midwife’s daughter, this pick is about a midwife on trial for manslaughter after a routine home delivery ends tragically. This powerful mother-daughter story deals with the love, birth, death and the importance of family.

The Secret Life of Bees
By Sue Monk Kidd
Set during the 1960s in the South, this novel not only deals with race and love, but also a daughter’s search to find a connection with her mother who died when she was young.

Little Women
By Louisa May Alcott
Set during the American Civil War, this novel is based on the author’s own experiences growing up as a child in Massachusetts. Revolving around Alcott and her three sisters, the story touches upon their lives and loves as they grow into women and their mother’s unconditional love.