Mother’s Day is this weekend, and I recently listened to two audiobooks, both from Macmillan Audio, that fit in well with the day. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for a special mom in your life, here are two good options.
“Motherhood is a kaleidoscopic subject.” Liane Hansen begins the foreword of A Mother’s Gift: An Inspiring Collection of This I Believe Essays Celebrating Motherhood with a sentence that perfectly captures the essence of both motherhood and the anthology. A Mother’s Gift, edited by NPR’s Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, contains 20 essays taken from the first two This I Believe audiobooks. All of the essays relate in some way to motherhood.
While A Mother’s Gift could be enjoyed by anyone, Morning Song: Poems for New Parents, edited by Susan Todd and Carol Purington, is an anthology of poems intended for impending and new parents. It began as a gift for an expected first grandchild and grew into something much more. “Most of our choices are intended to honor and engage and speak to the inner life of mothers and fathers.”
For more of my thoughts on these wonderful books on motherhood, please read the rest of my review of A Mother’s Gift and Morning Song on the 5 Minutes for Books feature on the Kirkus Reviews Blog.
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Nancy writes about being a mother, her 2 boys and life in Colorado at Life With My Boys.