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Books Mom Will Love 2015

Mother’s Day is a time to recognize the woman who raised and nurtured us. Click here to see the 25 winners of our 10th annual "Books Mom Will Love" contest. Each winner will receive a selection of five books listed below, along with some delicious Ghirardelli chocolate, tea from Tea Forté and Yardley Bar Soap. (Please note that two of these titles --- the eShorts CAT AND JEMIMA J by Jane Green and WHAT SHE REALLY WANTS by Barbara Delinsky --- are now available for free download on Amazon Kindle.)

With books that are moving, uplifting, humorous and informative, look no further than Bookreporter.com for the perfect gift for Mom.

Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Invention of Wings

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. On her 11th birthday, Sarah Grimke is given ownership of Handful. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next 35 years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies, and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Invention of Wings

Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early 19th-century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimkes' daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s 11th birthday, when she is given ownership of 10-year-old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next 35 years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

Week of May 4, 2015

Releases for the week of May 4th include REVIVAL by Stephen King, a dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life; THE INVENTION OF WINGS, Sue Monk Kidd's exquisitely written novel of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world; NOT MY FATHER'S SON, in which acclaimed actor Alan Cumming opens up about his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career; and CHARLESTON by Margaret Bradham Thornton, a lyrical and haunting story of missed chances and enduring love that probes the eternal question: can we ever truly go home again?