Mother’s Day Book Picks

Searching for a great read for Mom?

Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen
If your mom was a fan of the Boss during her college days, this fascinating memoir reveals the story behind Springsteen’s rise to fame and some of the surprising pitfalls he encountered along the way. Pro tip: If your mom is a fan of audio books, it doesn’t get much better than listening to Bruce tell you his story. $32.50; audiobook, $29.99

Mothering Sunday

Graham Swift
In England, this spring day is similar to Mother’s Day in the United States. This short but compelling read ostensibly features a Downton Abbey type of vibe, but there is so much more to the story of young maid Jane Fairchild. $14.95


Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett’s novels are very popular with book clubs—Bel Canto is a great example—and her latest is another multi-layered family story, which she has said is partially autobiographical. Earlier this year, it was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. $27.99