Books for Mom to Escape Into

Mom works hard. Here are some books to allow mom/dad/your loved one to mentally escape with a peaceful read!

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316204262
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this "whip-smart and divinely funny" novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett (New York Times).


My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812979527
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 11th, 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this extraordinary novel by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys.


Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400079094
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Published: Anchor - March 8th, 2005

With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth she brought to bestseller Bird by BirdAnne Lamott gives us a smart, funny, and comforting chronicle of single motherhood.


Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524798642
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup—from the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and the new novel Malibu Rising, available June 1!


The Joy Luck Club: A Novel Cover Image
By Amy Tan
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ISBN: 9780143038092
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Published: Penguin Books - September 21st, 2006

The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians


Becoming Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781524763138
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Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
 


Erosion: Essays of Undoing Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374280062
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - October 8th, 2019

Timely and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist


Silent Spring Cover Image
By Rachel Carson, Linda Lear (Introduction by), Edward O. Wilson (Afterword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618249060
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Published: Mariner Books - October 22nd, 2002

The classic that launched the environmental movement

Rarely does a single book alter the course of history, but Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring did exactly that. The outrcrythat followed its publication in 1962 forced the banning of DDT and spurred the revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water.


Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250178954
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Published: Forge Books - May 28th, 2019

The instant #1 New York Times and USA Today best seller by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the hit podcast My Favorite Murder!


Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735219090
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON
More than 10 million copies sold worldwide
A Reese’s Book Club Pick
A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade 

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review


Wuthering Heights (Penguin Clothbound Classics) Cover Image
By Emily Bronte, Pauline Nestor (Introduction by), Pauline Nestor (Notes by), Lucasta Miller (Preface by), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780141040356
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 27th, 2009

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. In a house haunted by memories, the past is everywhere ...


Mom & Me & Mom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400066117
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Published: Random House - April 2nd, 2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A moving memoir about the legendary author’s relationship with her own mother.

Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick!


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Vesper Flights Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
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Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

Animals don't exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.


Rules of Civility: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143121169
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Published: Penguin Books - June 26th, 2012

From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and the forthcoming The Lincoln Highway, a “sharply stylish” (Boston Globe) book about a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society—now with over one million readers worldwide


The Secret History (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400031702
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Published: Vintage - April 13th, 2004

Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent novel, The Goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become a contemporary classic.


A Secret History of Witches: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316508582
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Published: Redhook - May 1st, 2018

A sweeping historical saga that traces five generations of fiercely powerful mothers and daughters -- witches whose magical inheritance is both a dangerous threat and an extraordinary gift.

Brittany, 1821.

After Grand-Mere Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her.

Even so, the Orchires fight to keep the old ways aliv


Her Last Flight: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062834782
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Published: William Morrow - June 30th, 2020

One of Summer’s Most Anticipated Reads, according to Goodreads, SheReads, and Bookish

“I think Beatriz Williams is writing the best historical fiction out there. It’s lush with period detail but feels immediate.”—Elin Hilderbrand