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Mothers Day books for mothers May 2, 2007

Posted by sneaks in adult, display topics, nonfiction, spring.

Harry Houdini with his mother Cecilia Steiner Weiss, Rochester, New York, 1907 or 1908. From the McManus-Young Collection at the Library of Congress. LC number LC-USZ62-112427 DLC

Stay-at-home moms, working moms, single moms. Spiritual moms, slacker moms, funny moms, famous moms, rocker moms and activist moms, mom memoirs, memoirs of moms, and one mom who’s “too sexy for her Volvo”: there’s something here for every mother who walks in the door from now ’til Mothers Day! Enjoy our list of new books and don’t forget the kids books and coloring pages.

The elephant in the playroom : ordinary parents write intimately and honestly about the extraordinary highs and heartbreaking lows of raising kids with special needs / Denise Brodey. ON ORDER

Raising Kanye / Donda West. ON ORDER

I was a really good mom before I had kids : rewriting the rulebook for modern motherhood / by Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile. ON ORDER

The balanced mom : raising your kids without losing your self / Bria Simpson. ON ORDER

My mother’s rules : a practical guide to becoming an emotional genius / by Lynn Toler. ON ORDER

Opting out? : why women really quit careers and head home / Pamela Stone. ON ORDER

Motherstyles : using personality type to discover your parenting strengths / Janet P. Penley with Diane Eble. 155.64 P

Momfulness : mothering with mindfulness, compassion, and grace / Denise Roy. 204 R

Mothers of the Bible / Ann Spangler, Jean E. Syswerda. 220.92 S

Your best life now for moms / Joel Osteen. 248.843 O

Momma Zen : walking the crooked path of motherhood / Karen Maezen Miller. 294.34 M

Be happy or I’ll scream! : my deranged quest for the perfect husband, family, and life / Sheri Lynch. 306.85 L

Unsung heroines : single mothers and the American dream / Ruth Sidel. 306.856 S

Confessions of a slacker mom / Muffy Mead-Ferro. 306.87 M

From high heels to bunny slippers : surviving the transition from career to home / Christine Conners. 306.874 C

Comeback : a mother and daughter’s journey through hell and back / Claire Fontaine, Mia Fontaine. 306.874 F

The milk memos : how real moms learned to mix business with babies- and how you can, too / Cate Colburn-Smith and Andrea Serrette. 306.8743 C

This is how we do it : the working mothers’ manifesto / Carol Evans. 306.8743 E

The Mother-Daughter Project : how mothers and daughters can band together, beat the odds, and thrive through adolescence / SuEllen Hamkins and Renée Schultz. 306.8743 H

I am my mother’s daughter : making peace with mom–before it’s too late / Iris Krasnow. 306.8743 K

Woman first family always : real-life wisdom from a mother of ten / Kathryn Sansone. 306.8743 S

Momfidence! : an Oreo cookie never killed anybody and other secrets of happier parenting / Paula Spencer. 306.8743 S

Good-enough mother : the perfectly imperfect book pf parenting / by Rene Syler with Karen Moline. 306.8743 S

You’re wearing that? : understanding mothers and daughters in conversation / Deborah Tannen. 306.8743 T

Sippy cups are not for chardonnay, and other things I had to learn as a new mom / by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor. 306.8743 W

Love you more : my fight for justice for my daughter / Janet Pelasara. 364.1523 P

I’m too sexy for my Volvo : a mom’s guide to staying fabulous / Betty Londergan. 649.1 L

Home team advantage : the critical role of mothers in youth sports / by Brooke C. de Lench. 796.083 L

Mother : a cradle to hold me / Maya Angelou. 811A

Still life with chickens : starting over in a house by the sea / Catherine Goldhammer. 974.4 G

It hit me like a ton of bricks : a memoir of a mother and daughter / Catherine Lloyd Burns. B B

Bold spirit : Helga Estby’s forgotten walk across Victorian America / Linda Lawrence Hunt ; foreword by Sue Armitage. B E

My dark places : an L.A. crime memoir / James Ellroy. B E

She got up off the couch : a memoir / Haven Kimmel. B K

Sala’s gift : my mother’s Holocaust story / Ann Kirschner. B KIRSCHNER

The eighth promise : an American son’s tribute to his Toisanese mother / William Poy Lee. B LEE

Mamarama : a memoir of sex, kids, and rock ‘n’ roll / Evelyn McDonnell. B McDONNELL

Teta, mother, and me : three generations of Arab women / Jean Said Makdisi. B M

Diary of an honest mum / Jools Oliver. B O

Mommies who drink : sex, drugs, and other distant memories of an ordinary mom / Brett Paesel. B P

Peace mom : a mother’s journey through heartache to activism / Cindy Sheehan. B S



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